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Operation E (2012)
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Operation E (2012)
Original name: Operación E
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, confined, rebellion, danger, political unrest, escapades, rescue, race against time, hostage, baby, human spirit, hostages, graphic violence, track down, babies and infants, chases and races, snitch, child in peril, godparent, state affairs, prison, army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america

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Most similar movies to Operation E

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about danger, confined, crimes, kidnapping, chases and races, survival and hostage mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Operation E: Captive (2012), The Silent Army (2008), Taken in Broad Daylight (2009), Rapt (2009), For Elise (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
The Silent Army (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eduard Zuiderwijk (Marco Borsato) runs a restaurant in Africa. When his wife (Ricky Koole) suddenly dies, he is left to take care of his son Thomas (Siebe Schoneveld) on his own. When his son's best friend Abu (Andrew Kintu) is abducted by a ...
Style: emotional, rough, sincere, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, military, heroes, village, rebellion, danger, escapades, political unrest, obsessive quest, interracial friendship, child soldier, arms dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 2K
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 ⇓
68%
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 4.2
 747
For Elise (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, psychopath, isolation, race against time, deadly, crimes, danger, track down, indoor, graphic violence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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 ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 515
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 ⇓
55%
 7.2
 470
Dirty Hands (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Towing a submerged torpedo in the wake of their battered fishing boat, a desperate fisherman and a naive kid embark on a journey trafficking millions of dollars worth of cocaine. Shot entirely on location along the Pacific coast of Colombia—in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: race against time, drug dealing, crime gone awry, family relations, disorder, crimes, chases and races, escapades, ocean or sea, ocean, murder, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3.8
 282
Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 126
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, missing person, daring rescue, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 995
PVC-1 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: profanity, terrorism, against the odds, deadly, rescue, danger, race against time, bomb, chases and races, woman in danger, terrorist, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Saratov Approach (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ukraine
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An inspirational true story. On what seemed like any other day, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to teach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, spiritual, serious ...
Plot: missionary, kidnapping, abduction, ransom, captivity, missing person, confined, crimes, religions or cults, mormon, survival, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Richness of Internal Space (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: psychological, uplifting, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, captivity, survival, danger, confined, hopes, kidnapping, freedom, solitary, faith, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 408
Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, youth, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, confined, danger, negotiation, kidnapping, negotiator, police, abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, danger, confined, rivalry, race against time, forced into action, murder, tough heroes, crime, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, rescue, crimes, confined, clergy, chase, starting over, society, uncover truth, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Killer Flood: The Day the Dam Broke (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the dam in the town of Rutland starts to show signs of wear. David Powell, the architect who originally worked on the dam but was removed and who left town after he was black balled by Walker, the man who only cares about making a profit; ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, race against time, daring rescue, survival, rescue, danger, adventure, escapades, forces of nature, mentally unstable, dam, architect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 610
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 ⇓
37%
 4.4
 548
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 ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
35%
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: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, chase, rivalry, danger, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, missing child, haunted by the past, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 401
Crash Site (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vacationing couple's jeep crashes in an isolated location. They have to fight their way back to civilisation in spite of injuries and dangerous animals.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: lost in the woods, survival, dangerous animal, race against time, escapades, family in danger, isolation, family problems, in the woods, parents and children, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, psychopath, crimes, teenage life, survival, deadly, rivalry, danger, confined, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near Montana and threatens to provoke World War 3 unless the President reveals details of a secret meeting held just after the start of the Vietnam ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, assassination, hostage, general, rebellion, life is a bitch, administration, psychopath, captivity, false accusation, government agency, crimes ...
Place: asia, usa, vietnam, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 25
The Blue Man (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An archaeologist investigating mass graves during the Iraq War wakes up in a basement, unable to remember how he got there. The man must piece together the past of the enigmatic man who brought him there -- and discover who the pregnant woman is who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, mysterious character, confined, captivity, survival, danger, war
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%