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A Hijacking (2012)
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A Hijacking (2012)
Original name: Kapringen
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, intense ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, confined, captivity, moral dilemma, crimes, danger, escapades, workplace, ship, murder, sailor, abduction, cooking, cook, secrets, manipulation, character study, ocean, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, danger, confined, murder, hostage, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like A Hijacking: Captain Phillips (2013), Fishing Without Nets (2014), Compliance (2012), United 93 (2006), Rapt (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Plot: ship, hostage, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, navy, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, kenya, virginia, vermont ...
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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 While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values.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, hostage, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Compliance (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: manipulation, false accusation, boss and employee, psychology, telephone call, female removes her clothes, human nature, dishonesty, police investigation, power relations, moral dilemma, sexual humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new jersey, canada
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 7.5
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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, usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, double life, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 10K
A War (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Company commander Claus Michael Pedersen and his men are stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan. Meanwhile back in Denmark, with a husband at war and three children missing their father, everyday life is a struggle for Claus' wife Maria. During a ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: war in afghanistan, outpost, army, family, court case, witness, killed in action, soldier, officer, trial, sniper, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: afghanistan, denmark
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Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
 5K
R (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward, where his survival depends on quickly learning the ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, friendship, gang, confined, crimes, warden, violence, muslim, murder, prison, jail cell, racial slur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, contemplative, intense ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
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Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, danger, rescue, murder, journalist, hostage, military, religion, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, one man army, crimes, society, against the odds, immigrants, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, serial murder, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, profiler, crime, crimes, investigation, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 512
The Crew (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Still depressed over the suicide of his mother, Bill has no idea that he's in for a wild ride when he and his wife Jennifer board the yacht owned by her bigoted lawyer brother. Along for the trip: a rock musician and his wife, as well as the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, hostage, survival, hostages, adventure, confined, danger, captivity, isolation, forces of nature, husband wife relationship, one man army ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Cursed (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman desperate to save her injured husband is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient.
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Plot: hostage, escaped mental patient, unlikely criminals, confined, crimes, escapades, deadly, daring rescue, danger, chases and races, forces of nature, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Night Moves (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The story about three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological, meditative ...
Plot: dam, crimes, terrorism, radical, environmentalism, rebellion, mastermind, danger, society, gang, rebelliousness, plan gone wrong ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, couples, family problems, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, confined, captivity, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, wilderness, in the woods, buddies, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 893
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corporate crimes, infidelity, police investigation, manager, moral dilemma, dishonesty, downfall, corporate world, cover-up, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, one man show ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, buried alive, isolation, danger, desperation, race against time, trapped, fear, terrorism, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, save the day, hostages, danger, race against time, confined, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, crime, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, family problems, family relations, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 1K
Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, danger, deadly, reunion, heist, family gatherings, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, survival, haunted by the past, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, prison guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
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Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cheating wife, kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, nothing to lose, danger, man-woman relation, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%