Movies like Captain Phillips

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Captain Phillips (2013)
 7.8
 404K
Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting, captivating, factual, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: ship, pirate, terrorism, hijacking, hostage, rescue, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team, ship captain, courage, hostage situation, captain, ransom, trapped, escapades, daring rescue, crimes, terrorist, blood, cargo ship, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, 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, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about danger, confined, crimes, death, chase, hostage and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Captain Phillips: A Hijacking (2012), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Air Force One (1997), Airport '77 (1977), United 93 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 15K
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: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, moral dilemma, captivity, confined, hostage, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, manhunt, military, assassination, navy seal, espionage, track down, 9/11, terrorist, explosion, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 173K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, secret service, airplane, hostage, negotiation, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, moscow russia, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 9K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bermuda triangle, rescue, hijacking, underwater, airport, survival, race against time, danger, airplane, painting, art thief, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 95K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: 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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, september 11 2001, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, passenger, peril, attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2001, 2000s
Place: virginia, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 54K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: terrorism, ransom, rescue, jungle, negotiation, mercenary, hostage, group of criminals, couple relations, danger, confined, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 554K
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: suspenseful, tense, captivating, clever, factual ...
Plot: cia, rescue mission, hostage, behind enemy lines, danger, american abroad, daring rescue, race against time, hidden identity, escapades, secret agents, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2001, year 1980, year 1981 ...
Place: usa, middle east, langley virginia, iran, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 40K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: 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: survival, jungle, river, adventurer, raft, alone, rescue, amazon rainforest, hallucination, israeli, amazon, swamp ...
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 768
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, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, airplane, hijacker, hostage, heroic mission, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, missing person, rescue, danger, confined, teenage rape, rape, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 22K
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, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, asthma, hostage, asthma attack, psychopath, parents and children, family relations, crimes, confined, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 247K
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, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, millionaire, cat and mouse, danger, thief, bunker, disorder, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 257K
Lone Survivor (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
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: captivating, emotional, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, courage, terrorism, soldier, military life, navy seal, selflessness, squad, enemy, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, car chase, terrorism, race against time, danger, missing child, destiny, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, woman in danger, confined, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, survival, true crime, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2010s, 2000s
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, exciting, captivating, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, adventure, fbi, prodigy, justice, crime, crimes, rise and fall, deception, con artists, cat and mouse, special agents ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, france, manhattan new york city, louisiana, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, hostages, danger, race against time, save the day, train, crime, confined, crimes, mind game, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 55K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, rescue, bank, family in danger, crimes, robbery, hostage, hostages, race against time, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 118K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, kidnapping, rescue, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Pirates of Somalia (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, South Africa, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After an inspiring chance encounter with his idol, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur uproots his life and moves to Somalia looking for the story of a lifetime. Hooking up with a local fixer, he attempts to get embedded with the local Somali pirates, ...
Style: based on true events, suspenseful, exciting, factual, suspense
Plot: journalist, pirate, drugs, adventure, danger, point of view, journey, news report, weapons, culture clash, escapades, village ...
Time: year 2008
Place: somalia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 449
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, life is a bitch, obsession, danger, family relations, parents and children, injustice, society, crimes, family problems, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 5K
Juggernaut (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ransom, terrorism, race against time, cruise, ship, passenger, bomb, danger, daring rescue, adventure, sea disaster, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland yard, atlantic ocean, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 104K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, small town, hostages, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, crimes, family problems, one man army, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 31K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, single mother, track down, abduction, danger, rescue, little boy, determination, female protagonist, perseverance, anger, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, based on true events, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, terrorist, marine, trapped, rescue, war on terror, firefighter, race against time, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 514
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Turkey, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, rivalry, save the day, society, one man army, confined, danger, against the odds, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.9
 603
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, rescue, race against time, deadly, heroes, hostages, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 82K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, suspense, tense, factual, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, save the day, heroic mission, 9/11, government agency, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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
Plot: terrorism, christmas, new year's eve, survival, daring rescue, save the day, danger, deadly, isolation, cruise, ship, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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