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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
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The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This made-for-television film documents the takeover of the TWA airliner in flight from Athens to Rome in 1985. The focus is on the flight attendant, Uli Derickson, whose courage and hope helped save all but one of the passengers on the plane. The movie chronicles the first 2 days and the aftermath.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, air disaster, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, heroes, hostage, crimes, stewardess, rescue, leadership, rivalry, confined, save the day, terrorist, abduction, hijacker, airplane hijack, chases and races, danger, deadly, hostages
Time: 80s
Place: rome italy, greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, crimes, confined, terrorism, deadly, hostage and hijacking mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story: Air Marshal (2003), Special Bulletin (1983), Victory at Entebbe (1976), Operation Thunderbolt (1977), Freefall: Flight 174 (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, airplane, terrorism, crimes, heroes, strong violent content, terrorist, hijacker, muslim, aviation, air disaster, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, USA, West Germany, UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Genua, 3rd October 1985. Together with over 500 other passengers Margot and Pierre Bergeron, a married couple from France, the Serafinis, an Italian family, Anne Higgins, an Englishwoman, Gitta and Helmut Holzer from Germany and an American couple ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, hostage, ocean, cruise, confined, race against time, one man army, leadership, golden years, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
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66%
Special Bulletin (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC area so they may be detonated at sea. They threaten to ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: found footage, terrorism, disaster, post apocalypse, nuclear war, nuclear, nuclear threat, nuclear holocaust, anti war, journalism, hijacking, media satire ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Victory at Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The film is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport (now Entebbe International Airport) in Uganda.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: aviation, military, hostage, airport, jewish, police officer, terrorism, airplane, hijacking, head of state, daring rescue, soldier ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Israel
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jewish, aviation, airplane, hostage, rescue, military, soldier, terrorism, hijacking, tough heroes, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, paris france, africa, europe, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Freefall: Flight 174 (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster, aviation, airplane, catastrophe, air disaster, flight attendant, lifetime, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada, new york, montreal
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Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biological warfare, disaster, aviation, hijacking, hostage, airplane, tough heroes, confined, one man army, terrorism, law enforcement, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, sincere, touching ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, hijacking, legal action, legal, courtroom drama, crimes, save the day, confined, fighting the system, culture clash, justice ...
Time: 70s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, east germany, west berlin west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Raid on Entebbe (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, jewish, military, disaster, commando, aviation, espionage, police officer, terrorism, airport, rescue attempt, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Mogadischu (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann (Nadja Uhl) to ensure the safety of the terrified ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: terrorism, terrorist attack, passenger, airplane, daring rescue, crimes, confined, group of strangers, hysteria, terrorist, stewardess, pilot ...
Time: year 1977, 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, empire ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting crime, murder, race against time, crimes, hitman, confined, couple relations, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, tense, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, save the day, crimes, one man army, rivalry, confined, immigrants, society, against the odds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: albania, greece, europe
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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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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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: surprise ending, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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October (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In October 1970, one group from the Front de Liberation du Quebec kidnapped the British Consul in Montreal. Few days later, a second group did the same with one of the Minister of the Quebec Government. If the first was released, the second was ...
Style: sad, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
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Time: 70s, year 1970
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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21 Hours at Munich (1976)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, athlete's life, rivalry, media, confined, life is a bitch, state affairs, politics, assassination, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
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Murder on Flight 502 (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychotronic, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
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32%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, emotional, tense, rough ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
Genre: Drama
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Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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