Movies like Captain Phillips

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Captain Phillips (2013)
 7.8
 428K
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, factual, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: ship, hostage, navy, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain, confined, team, ocean, courage, hostage situation, ransom, trapped, daring rescue, crimes, navy seal, ship captain, terrorist, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, usa, kenya, vermont, virginia, united states

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Most similar movies to Captain Phillips

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, survival, hostage, chase, catastrophe, confined and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Captain Phillips: A Hijacking (2012), United 93 (2006), Deepwater Horizon (2016), Hostage (2005), Fishing Without Nets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 16K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, sailor, confined, captivity, moral dilemma, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 99K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, al qaeda, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: boston, new york, pennsylvania, cleveland ohio, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: disaster movie, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: natural disaster, courage, oil rig, rescue, trapped, explosion, survival, catastrophe, panic, sea, disaster film, oil ...
Time: year 2010, 21st century, 2010s, 70s
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 107K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 581K
Argo (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, secret agents, american abroad, daring rescue, hollywood, race against time, escapades, life risking ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1980 ...
Place: middle east, iran, langley virginia, usa, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 263K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, thief, confinement indoors, psycho, disorder, millionaire, child in peril, danger, locked in a room, cat and mouse, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, rape, showdown, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction, teenage rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 67K
Act of Valor (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy seal, rescue mission, navy, terrorist plot, terrorism, swat team, military, cia, battles, soldier, squad, heroism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: somalia, las vegas, africa, san diego california, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 10K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, bermuda triangle, rescue, airport, survival, underwater scene, race against time, danger, airplane hijack ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 55K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, mercenary, negotiation, couple relations, confined, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 270K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find ...
Style: rough, captivating, tense, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, survival, terrorism, gunfight, courage, death, military life, squad, navy seal, battles, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 507K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, intense, thought provoking ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, escapades, obsessive quest, terrorist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, 2000s, year 2003 ...
Place: africa, south africa, zimbabwe, morocco, angola ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 51K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, alone, raft, rescue, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, survivor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, asthma attack, ransom, psycho killer, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, kidnapped girl, crimes, parents and children, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 183K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, hostage, usa president, airplane, negotiation, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, violence, surveillance, explosion, hand to hand combat, ransom, deception, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: london, los angeles, athens greece, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, danger, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.4
 42K
The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, family in danger, criminal, danger, bank robber, rafting, survival, adventure, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 7K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, stadium, political intrigue, graphic violence, race against time, zeppelin, state affairs, chases and races, deadly, danger, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, beirut lebanon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 812
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, airplane, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, confined, hostages, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 57K
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, France, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, warship, u.s. navy, battleship, commando unit, race against time, world war three, swat team, navy, ocean, save the day, aircraft carrier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2017
Place: pentagon, russia, scottish highlands, moscow russia, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: adventure, ship, pirate, ocean or sea, survival, ocean, escapades, danger, confined, rivalry, hijacking, martial arts ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.6
 503
Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, danger, heroes, one man army, hijacker, terrorist, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Australia, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, disaster movie, serious ...
Plot: survival, ocean, ship, dangerous animal, lost at sea, sea, adventure, against the odds, desert island, ocean or sea, whale, shipwreck ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 1850s, 1820s
Place: new england, massachusetts, ecuador, pacific ocean, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, group of criminals, underground, save the day, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, chase, rivalry, danger, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, save the day, danger, race against time, hostages, confined, crime, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 335K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, bus, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%