Movies like Riding the Edge

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Riding the Edge (1989)
 4.3
 62
Riding the Edge (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Teenage cyclist rescues his dad from terrorists in the Middle East. "Iron Eagle" on a motorcycle.
Plot: terrorist, rescue, microchip, espionage, motorcycle, desert, hostage, dirt bike

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Most similar movies to Riding the Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about terrorist, terrorism, hostage, danger, rescue, heroes and crimes mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Riding the Edge: Hostage (1986), Stranglehold (1994), The Alternate (2000), Death Before Dishonor (1987), Lethal (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
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Hostage (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The leader of a South African Nation is imprisoned. His followers, led by Zabo, hijack a plane with the intent to use the passengers as hostages to trade for his release. They select a plane carrying a religious leader to use as their main hostage. ...
Plot: murder, terrorist, hostage, hijacking, quicksand, abduction
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95%
 5.1
 87
Stranglehold (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Deep inside the nation's top chemical weapons facility, a brilliant terrorist takes a Congresswoman hostage. The Navy can't stop him. The Air Force can't reach him. The Coast Guard can't kill him. Only one man can do the job: ...
Plot: terrorist, kickboxing, hostage, terrorism, agent, military, chemical weapon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.9
 713
The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, heroes, crimes, daring rescue, rescue, save the day, head of state, dishonesty, special agents, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, hijacking, tough heroes, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 2.5
 365
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: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, adventure, save the day, law enforcement, danger, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents, confined, government agency, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, race against time, undercover, secret agents, assassination, assassination attempt, working undercover, crimes, save the day, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: middle east, israel, palestine, jerusalem, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorist, bar, one man army, battle, son, battles, tough heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 86
Viper (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After Laura's husband James is murdered, she decides to find out who did it and why. She finds herself in a fight against an anti-terrorist organization in her desire for revenge.
Style: suspense
Plot: mission, death, husband wife relationship, execution, commander, soldier, terrorism, swat team, national security, reprisal, diner, hand grenade ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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American Ninja 5: The Nostradamus Syndrome (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American ninja's wife is held hostage by a sadistic Nazi chemist on an Asian island. He teams up with an African-American ninja to rescue her.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, kidnapping, martial arts, island, ninja master, chases and races, buddies, lone wolves, heroes, confined, hostages, race against time ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 990
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, confined, save the day, hostages, danger, deadly, escapades, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 18K
Beirut (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former U. S. diplomat returns to service in order to save a former colleague in Beirut.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, rough
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, hostage, terrorist, war, arab, terrorism, heroes, fight, danger, mission, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 80s, year 1972, year 1982
Place: middle east, lebanon, palestine, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Termination Man (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Serbian terrorist blackmails NATO and the U.N. with a deadly nerve gas, a covert squad is the Free World's last hope. Led by Dylan Pope they must "terminate" the threat before it terminates them!
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), un, terrorism, poison gas, traitor, roadblock, female nudity, sex, terrorist, agent
Place: bosnia, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 280
Nightforce (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A U.S. senator's daughter and friend go to Mexico to save her kidnapped girlfriend from terrorists.
Style: cult film
Plot: attempted rape, kidnapped woman, female protagonist, bare breasts, group of friends, senator, terrorism, jungle, rescue mission, terrorist, missing person, female nudity
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, daring rescue, adventure, escapades, danger, race against time, heroes, save the day, landing, airplane, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 1K
The Rescue (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team of Navy Seals are sent to destroy a disabled submarine so it will not fall into the "wrong" hands. They complete their mission, but are captured before they can return to their base. The U.S. Government will not mount a rescue ...
Style: bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, soldier, escapades, daring rescue, chases and races, race against time, heroes, confined, save the day, hostages, adventure, military ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 804
Raven Hawk (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, mental institution, dishonesty, rescue, contests and competitions, crimes, good versus evil, chase, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.7
 376
Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, race against time, terrorism, chases and races, state affairs, danger, crimes, escapades, heroes, rivalry, confined, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Without Warning: Terror in the Towers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the earlier bombing attack on the Twin Towers in New York
Plot: firefighter, world trade center manhattan new york city, explosion, rescue, terrorist, bomb, terrorism, skyscraper, fire
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 4.1
 686
Final Voyage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Restored to former glory, a nostalgic cruise ship repeats a tragic past...
Style: suspense, cult film
Plot: m 16, hijacking, ak 47, bodyguard, tuxedo, piracy, pirate, villainess, terrorist group, blood splatter, sinking ship, combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 88
Crisis (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex reluctantly collects debts for the mob. Alex has led his brother Tony to believe that he is a shoe-salesman. However Alex's real talents will be desperately needed as the story unfolds. Tony has aligned himself with a group of mercenaries ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, master and servant, confined, rivalry, danger, siblings relations, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Coming Out Alive (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman hires a contract-killer when her ex-husband kidnaps her son.
Plot: terrorist, kidnapping, son, father, handicap, assassin, obstacle
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 19K
Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, high school, teenage life, rebelliousness, hardcase students, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.0
 85
The Loners (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful but desperate girl Stein will get involved in a robbery and ...
Plot: police, explosion, motorcycle, robbery, biker, car accident, false accusation, native american, on the run
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on an incident that occurred off the coast of Florida in 1973, this film tells the story of four men who find themselves trapped in a mini-submarine in the ocean depths.
Plot: trapped, submarine, sea, rescue, coast, water, diver, underwater
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 389
The Abductors (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Someone is stealing cheerleaders and other pretty girls and selling them to the highest bidder. Female super sexy spy Ginger is soon employed to investigate the disappearances. She does so by going undercover with a fellow agent and doing whatever ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white slavery, kidnapping, undercover, espionage, crime, police corruption, working undercover, woman in danger, battles, secret agents, good versus evil, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 50
White Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two ruthless criminals take two teenage couples hostage at a remote mountain cabin in Colorado following a botched bank robbery.
Plot: snowboarding, hostage, gunfight, bank robbery, bank robber, competition, bank, snow, robbery
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Operation Delta Force 4: Deep Fault (1999)
Genre: Action
Country: Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a group of seismologists are taken prison, the forces that be know that there is only one team of rescuers to turn to--the highly elite Delta Force. Upon beginning this difficult mission to track down and save the hostages, the men on the Force ...
Plot: terrorist, snow, female scientist, swat team, press conference, lasersight, skiing, hand grenade
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, mercenary, negotiation, couple relations, danger, confined, group of criminals, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 991
City on Fire (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, disaster movie ...
Plot: arson, revenge, explosion, burning building, fire, catastrophe, rescue, trapped, disaster film, city, firefighter, oil refinery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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