Movies like Kabul Express

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Kabul Express (2006)
 6.8
 3K
Kabul Express (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Five people - two Indian journalists, an American journalist, an Afghan guide and a Pakistani soldier who takes them all hostage - are taken on a 48-hour journey into Afghanistan in a jeep called the Kabul Express, a special and unlikely bond developing between them along the way.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, humorous, tragic ending
Plot: hostage, journalist, heroes, behind enemy lines, crimes, on the road, confined, politics, soldier, battles, terrorism, fugitives, danger, political unrest, photojournalist, escapades, state affairs, chases and races, americana, war in afghanistan, kidnapping, hostages, journalism, translator, bonding ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, india, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades and hostage mostly in Drama, Thriller and War genres. Some movies like Kabul Express: Pride of Lions (2014), Tango Charlie (2005), Operation E (2012), Captive (2012), Warriors (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 337
Pride of Lions (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Action / Comedy - Five retired ex-military men attempt the unthinkable and dust off their old uniforms for one last explosive mission. The team quickly discovers that they are up against an enemy from their past. This time, The Dependables mission ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: daring rescue, danger, terrorism, escapades, adventure, confined, captivity, ex soldier, rivalry, military, soldier, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Tango Charlie (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Indian Army Sepoy Tarun Chauhan is assigned to proceed to Northeastern part of India that has been rocked by riots and violence with orders to report to his superior, Havaldar Mohammed Ali. Once there, he comes to know that things can be quiet for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, terrorism, war, soldier, danger, heroes, deadly, anti war, crimes, escapades, rivalry, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.4
 582
Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, race against time, confined, rescue, escapades, rebellion, danger, political unrest, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 766
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, hostage, murder, journalist, military, religion, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.4
 1K
Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political unrest, military life, military, danger, politics, soldier, battles, chaos, life is a bitch, survival, terrorism, village ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 2K
Coronado (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An american woman, in search of her fiance', becomes involved in a revolution of a central-american country.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, obsessive quest, daring rescue, rebelliousness, missing person, journalism, undercover, danger, revolution, political unrest, political conspiracy, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe, beverly hills, usa, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, deadly, crimes, military, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.4
 18K
Special Forces (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Afghanistan. War correspondent Elsa Casanova is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit is dispatched to free her. In some of the world’s most breathtaking yet hostile landscapes, a relentless pursuit ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, journalist, swat team, soldier, daring rescue, danger, heroes, confined, sniper, survival, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.7
 24K
Madras Cafe (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Indian Intelligence agent journeys into a war torn coastal island, to break a resolute rebel group. He deftly maneuvers his resources to make significant breakthroughs, amidst a scenario where the enemy has no face and the only counsel is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, manipulation, politics, conspiracy, spy, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, escapades, manipulations, espionage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, asia, sri lanka
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.3
 603
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, race against time, secret agents, save the day, danger, law enforcement, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 702
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, heroes, soldier, good versus evil, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 7K
Dedh Ishqiya (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Khalujaan (Naseeruddin Shah)and Babban (Arshad Warsi), the two romantic thieves are back in Dedh Ishqiya, sequel to the acclaimed and successful Ishqiya with their romantic adventures. And this time love will take them through the SEVEN STAGES OF ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: power relations, crimes, cons and scams, thief, theft, dishonesty, mistrust, fall in love, bollywood, heir, heir heiress, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Last Local of 1:40 (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, train, prostitute, escapades, danger, crimes, gangsters, adventure, disorder, nothing goes right, bollywood, passenger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.3
 10K
Evil Engulfs (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Dass specialises in small time kidnapping and has his own set of rules. The primary and most important among them is not to get involved with influential people. Three jobless youngsters meet Dass and the four take up an assignment for a hefty sum ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, gang, crime gone awry, parents and children, cons and scams, police investigation, confined, disorder, abduction, ransom, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 581
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 615
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, realistic, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 807
The 7th Dawn (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, battles, adventure, buddies, state affairs, moral dilemma, terrorism, friendship, starting over, jungle, political unrest, captivity ...
Place: asia, malaysia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, race against time, rescue, head of state, danger, law enforcement, secret agents, crimes, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Taxi Number 9 2 11 (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cabbie and businessman both in need of big money partake in a two-hour adventure together.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, remake of american film
Plot: taxi driver, taxi, police station, attempted murder, lawsuit, buddies, rivalry, unlikely partners, passenger, insurance, disorder, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Soldier's Star (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Afghanistan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Russian guitarist was enlisted in 1984 in the Afghan war. Imprisoned, he will meet an Afghan musician and a French journalist.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, disturbing, captivating
Plot: heroes, military, danger, journalism, state affairs, soldier, fight, freedom fighter, war, hostage, war in afghanistan, prisoners of war ...
Time: september 11 2001
Place: afghanistan, russia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 846
The Situation (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The first U.S.-made film drama set during the Iraq war, THE SITUATION chronicles the tragic death of an Iraqi teenager at the hands of U.S. soldiers. The incident sets off an "investigation," a cover-up, and complications involving Iraqi ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: iraq war, assassination, racism, danger, life is a bitch, terrorism, military, journalism, media, battles, soldier, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Hamburg Cell (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Ziad Jarrah, a young Lebonese man from a good family goes to Germany to attend college and starts dating a Turkish girl named Aysel. Although not very religious and accustomed to Western ways, Ziad becomes "brothers" with some ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, muslim, obsession, vengeance, political conspiracy, political unrest, head of state, assassination, against humanity, politics, deadly ...
Time: 90s, september 11 2001, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, hamburg germany, northern germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 997
Truth (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A terrorist cell takes three Americans hostage and threatens to expose a secret that will shatter America's soul.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: hostage, politics, captivity, terrorism, confined, life is a bitch, ultimatum, uncover truth, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 12K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, against the odds, political corruption, political unrest, heroes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, state affairs, danger, betrayal, against the rules, dishonesty, politics, injustice, secret agents, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Salena Incident (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a mysterious, extraterrestrial object lands in the mining town of Salena, Arizona, the government dispatches a team of Marines to contain the possible threat. Meanwhile, a group of death row inmates ambush their prison bus and take the guards ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: bus, prison escape, alien, criminal heroes, heroes, bounty hunter, race against time, survival, confined, soldier, deadly creature, evil alien ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Beast of War (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battles, village, soldier, war, anti war, military, vengeance, danger, escapades, rivalry, wartime life, captivity ...
Time: 80s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, israel, russia, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, hijacking, stewardess, heroes, soldier, gunfight, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bravo Two Zero (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an elite eight-man British SAS team is dropped behind enemy lines, their mission is clear: take out Saddam Hussein's SCUD missile systems. But when communications are cut and the team finds themselves surrounded by Saddam's army, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gulf war, soldier, military, behind enemy lines, battles, swat team, survival, heroic mission, military life, chaos, tough heroes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%