Movies like Captain Phillips

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Captain Phillips (2013)
 7.8
 410K
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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, factual, serious, emotional, intense ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, rescue, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team, courage, hostage situation, captain, ransom, trapped, escapades, daring rescue, crimes, ship captain, terrorist, abduction, blood, cargo ship ...
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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about danger, crimes, hostage, confined, hostages, kidnapping and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Captain Phillips: A Hijacking (2012), United 93 (2006), Fishing Without Nets (2014), Taken in Broad Daylight (2009), Airport '77 (1977). 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, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, workplace, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 97K
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, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, passenger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, pirate, hijacking, crimes, surrender, danger, confined, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ 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, teenage rape, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 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, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, bermuda triangle, hijacking, rescue, underwater, airplane, airport, survival, airplane hijack, race against time, danger, millionaire ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, rescue, jungle, negotiation, mercenary, couple relations, confined, danger, group of criminals, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 105K
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, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, one man army, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, asthma, hostage, asthma attack, psychopath, crimes, confined, parents and children, family relations, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 251K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, disorder, neo noir, crime gone awry, bunker, confined, locked in a room, secret room, thief, millionaire, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 261K
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: captivating, tense, rough, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, gunfight, survival, soldier, courage, terrorism, swat team, military life, selflessness, battles, squad, enemy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 2000s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, usa, iraq, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 43K
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: survival, jungle, adventurer, river, amazon rainforest, raft, alone, israeli, rescue, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 56K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: 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, hostage, rescue, bank, robbery, family in danger, crimes, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 777
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, hostage, airplane, kidnapping, one man army, martial arts, hijacker, tough heroes, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: tense, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, danger, missing child, race against time, destiny, terrorism, chase, rivalry, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, race against time, save the day, hostages, danger, confined, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, tunnel, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 561K
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, secret agents, american abroad, daring rescue, hollywood, race against time, life risking, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1980 ...
Place: usa, middle east, langley virginia, iran, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 38K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, hostage, politics, accountant, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, crimes, life is a bitch, true crime, survival, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, year 2013, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Kidnap and Ransom is a British television three-part miniseries, originally shown on ITV in January 2011 with a second series following in February 2012. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, ransom, captivity, crimes, race against time, danger, confined, negotiation, kidnapping, police, negotiator, abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, captivating, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, adventure, prodigy, con artists, justice, fbi, crime, deception, crimes, rise and fall, creativity, cat and mouse ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california, florida, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 520
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, serious, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, against the odds, one man army, rivalry, immigrants, confined, danger, society, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 606
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, save the day, danger, tough heroes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 110K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: psychological, exciting, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, airplane, fear, telephone call, hostage, psychology, crimes, hitman, kidnapping, flirting, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dallas texas, miami, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.4
 87K
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, chief of police, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 520
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: political conspiracy, terrorism, kidnapping, racism, confined, state affairs, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, danger, hijacking, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, secret agents, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, police officer, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, bomb, cruise, ship, race against time, passenger, catastrophe, daring rescue, danger, adventure, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, atlantic ocean, scotland yard, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, danger, woman in danger, chase, terminal illness, hostages, hostage, kidnapping, diabetic, salvation, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 120K
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: twists and turns, tense, rough, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, kidnapping, crime, drug cartel, mob boss, woman in danger, marijuana, violence, organized crime, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, hijacking, airplane, terrorism, graphic violence, state affairs, confined, heroes, chases and races, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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