Movies like Escape from Zahrain

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Escape from Zahrain (1962)
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Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot pursuit. All the performances are magnificent: Sal Mineo showing his acting talents, Jack Warden in a wiseguy performance as an employee of Zahrain oil who was involved in embezzlement, Anthony Caruso as a slimy psychotic and the underrated Madlyn Rhue as a nurse who becomes emotionally involved in the proceedings.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: desert, arab, revolutionary, adventure, military, fugitives, chase, rebellion, revolution, escapades, confined, on the run, political unrest, state affairs, corrupted ruler, daring rescue, tough heroes, village, con artists, embezzler, escape, student, kidnapping, islam, ambulance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, escapades, adventure, rivalry, chases and races and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Escape from Zahrain: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006), Breakout (1975), Running Scared (1980), Fire Birds (1990), King of Africa (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, political unrest, soldier, military, daring rescue, terrorism, state affairs, idealism, media, suburbs, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
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Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, adventure, rescue, captivity, prison life, disguise, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
 400
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: military, spy, cold war, escape, manhunt, swamp, chase, espionage, adventure, stowaway, homecoming, military life ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.7
 6K
Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: military, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, daring rescue, against the odds, one man army, flying, justice, battles, revolution ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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King of Africa (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, wilderness, manhunt, chase, hostage, escape, escapades, heroes, captivity, fugitives, crimes, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.2
 673
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, government agency, hostage, adventure, terrorism, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, hijacking, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Tepepa (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The Mexican guerilla leader Tepepa and his gang fight against the chief of police, Cascorro.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican revolution, revolution, graphic violence, state affairs, society, on the run, rebellion, crimes, escapades, rivalry, political unrest, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, confined, ransom, woman in danger, missing person, love and romance, state affairs, daring rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.6
 470
Kidnapped (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: When Scottish young gentleman David Balfour's father dies, he leaves school to collect his inheritance from uncle Ebenezer, who in turn sells the boy as a future slave to a pirate ship. When staunch Stuart dynasty supporter Alan Breck Stewart ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, ocean, heroes, adventurer, crimes, rivalry, pirate, orphan, escapades, soldier, corrupted ruler, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 1K
Kamui (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: KAMUI is a Ninja on the run from the world of Ninja bound by rules in search of true freedom. However, he is burdened with the fate, where it is not allowed to take the secret of their powers outside of the tribe -- if you are born as Ninja, you ...
Style: exciting, epic, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, redemption, human spirit, heroes, rebellion, rivalry, rebelliousness, on the run, obsessive quest, survival, good versus evil ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To stamp out the threat of nuclear war, a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Plot: escapades, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes, adventure, undercover, military, graphic violence, black ops, fight, soldier, torture ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, adventurer, survival, crimes, bounty hunter, chase, mountain, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 594
Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rescue, kidnapping, desert, confined, rivalry, intrigue, adventure, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 2K
Sahara (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: desert, sheik, adventure, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, escapades, confined, heroes, treasure hunt, adventurer, prison ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.0
 533
Code Red (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychologically disturbed solider is forced to come out of retirement to find his brother who has disappeared in the jungle but nothing can prepare him for the alien nightmare he is plunged into.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: alien encounter, soldier, rescue, adventure, missing person, escapades, military, jungle, government coverup, secret base, heroes, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A cargo plane goes down in a sandstorm in the Sahara with less than a dozen men on board. One of the passengers is an airplane designer who comes up with the idea of ripping off the undamaged wing and using it as the basis for an airplane they will ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, harsh, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, air disaster, adventure, pilot, survival, airplane, thirst, isolation, rescue, against the odds, crew, disaster ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 871
Rosebud (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, secret agents, kidnapping, yacht, terrorist, tough heroes, race against time, daring rescue, undercover, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.3
 613
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, mad scientist, betrayal, chase, investigation, daring rescue, vengeance, heroic mission, rivalry, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1965, year 1945, 60s
Place: south america, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, military, state affairs, crimes, terrorism, adventure, rescue mission, brother brother relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the Vice President's plane goes down near a remote Pacific island, he is kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom. It is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 2.5
 455
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, save the day, isolation, soldier, basic training, confined, tough heroes, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Zatoichi runs afoul of some evil fugitives, working for a corrupt law official.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: snake, katana, escapades, gangsters, fugitives, master warrior, rivalry, rescue, samurai, crimes, dishonesty, confined ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, commando mission, terrorism, daring rescue, race against time, heroes, master warrior, military, soldier, crimes, military base, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 605
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, officers and cadets, basic training, political unrest, jungle, friendship, heroic mission, missing person, college, on the road, adventure, confined ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.9
 760
Afghan Knights (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haunted by the fact that he left a man behind in Afghanistan, a soldier (Bacic) pulls together a special task force to save his comrade.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Plot: military, adventure, daring rescue, heroes, master warrior, time travel, supernatural, survival, soldier, rivalry, ghost, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, confined, terrorism, save the day, adventure, survival, tough heroes, undercover, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, battles, terrorism, soldier, one man army, terrorist, u.s. embassy, military life, officers and cadets, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 28K
24: Redemption (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorist plot, heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, secret agents, tough heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 4K
The Reunion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Cleary brothers, Sam (John Cena), Leo (Ethan Embry) and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook) took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, escapades, tough heroes, death of father, desert, bail bondsman, ransom, released from prison, estranged brother, horse riding, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%