Movies like 15 Minutes of War

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15 Minutes of War (2019)
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Original name: L'Intervention
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out a newly formed elite squad to rescue the hostages. Within a few hours, the highly trained team arrives to the crisis area, where the Somalian National Army has taken position behind the barbed wire on the border. The French unit is left with very few options to rescue the hostages. As the volatile situation unravels, the French men quickly come up with a daring plan: carry out a simultaneous 5 men sniper attack to get the children and the teacher out safely. A true story.
Style: serious, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak, based on true events
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorist, french foreign legion, terrorist group, hostage situation, child hostage, terrorist attack, kids in trouble, border, war on terror, saving a life, soldier, terror, terrorism, apache, female teacher, bus, insurgent, frenchman, rescue mission, french history, kidnapping, danger, shooting ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: somalia

Most similar movies to 15 Minutes of War

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about danger, military, soldier, terrorism, terrorist, hostage and heroes mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like 15 Minutes of War: The Assault (2010), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Rebellion (2011), Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019), Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Assault (2010)
Genre: Action, History, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, hostage, swat team, confined, military, hijacking, law enforcement, airplane, negotiation, terrorism, airport, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airport, hostage, race against time, confined, escapades, daring rescue, save the day, heroes, military, realism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.9
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Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, politics, rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, military, moral dilemma, injustice, disorder, state affairs, terrorism, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, terrorism, army, terrorist attack, military, revenge, murder, violence, friendship, crimes, torture, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, year 2016, year 2015
Place: india, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Sniper: Ghost Shooter (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battles, terrorist, terrorism, moral dilemma, military, terrorist group, gunfight, mercenary, soldier, battlefield ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, 9/11, al qaeda, terrorist, tragic event, death, self sacrifice, war on terror, passenger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, counter terrorism, politics, violence, hostage situation, terrorist group, culture clash, military police ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: uganda, israel, jerusalem, frankfurt germany, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Kandagar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.
Style: suspense, tense, harsh, psychological
Plot: taliban, escape, hostage, islamic terrorism, friendship, fight, destiny, hostage situation, captivity, showdown, struggle for survival, terrorism ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorist, terrorism, hostage, jihad, courage, hotel, survival, religious fanatic, counter terrorism, islam, swat team ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, pakistan, australia, adelaide south australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Homeland Security (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Admiral McKee (Tom Skerritt) is retired, when following the events of 9/11 he receives a call from the White House informing him that his commander in chief requires him to serve his country once again. Shortly after this he is sworn into office as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, save the day, head of state, law enforcement, secret agents, special agents, heroes, race against time, state affairs, government agency, political conspiracy ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Centurion (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: roman empire, roman, ancient rome, adventure, soldier, roman soldier, behind enemy lines, ancient history, hunting, survival, battles, sword fight ...
Place: rome italy, england, britain, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
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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: serious, tense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, kidnapping, war zone, journalist, soldier, daring rescue, confined, military, survival, adventure, heroes, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, save the day, confined, race against time, escapades, isolation, nuclear threat, resort, on the run, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sniper: Reloaded (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: South Africa, USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brandon Beckett (Collins), the son of the previous Sniper film's star Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), takes up the mantle set by his father and goes on a mission of his own.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marines, peaceful mission, heroes, military, soldier, vengeance, daring rescue, rescue, tough heroes, track down, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare – one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was a secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: soldier, military, human spirit, war, hopes, tunnel, world war one, life is a bitch, heroes, brutality, hapless soldier, gas mask ...
Time: 20th century, year 1916, 1910s
Place: europe, australia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Defenders of Riga (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: soldier, battles, against the odds, ambition, life is a bitch, military, world war one, war, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, military life, military, friendship, military base, race against time, battles, d day, battle zone, paratrooper, world war two, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: airplane, hostage, hijacking, rescue, military, soldier, terrorism, tough heroes, captivity, political unrest, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, africa, europe, greece, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, hostage situation, counter terrorism, siege, hostage, violence, terrorism, police, death, politics, military ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Field of Lost Shoes (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, military, teenage life, youth, war, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, graphic violence, soldier, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
In Her Line of Fire (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the Vice President's plane goes down near a remote Pacific island, he is kidnapped by rebel forces and held for ransom. It is up to his female Secret Service agent and a press secretary to infiltrate the camp and save him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, hostage, heroes, save the day, daring rescue, escapades, secret agents, state affairs, one man army, military, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: war, world war two, nazi occupation, soldier, battles, military, against the odds, friendship, rivalry, military life, battle zone, german soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women ...
Style: dramatic, realistic, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: female protagonist, sniper, female soldier, wartime, woman, world war two, nazi, post traumatic stress disorder, strong female lead, battlefield, great patriotic war, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: ussr, ukraine, chicago illinois, usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Based on a true story, The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war one, war, survival, military, military life, leadership, heroes, soldier, heroic mission, battle zone, trench warfare, army ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1918
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: sniper, bosnian war, train, friends, battles, battle zone, anti war, genocide, military life, siblings relations, friendship, best friends ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: politics, hostage, terrorism, captivity, life is a bitch, confined, uncover truth, ultimatum, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, kidnapping, violence spree, hijacking, murder, isolation, athlete's life, rivalry, media, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: europe, germany, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 6K
Sniper 2 (2002)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Berenger) is back - and this time he has teamed up with death row inmate B.J. Cole (Woodbine) on a suicide mission to the Balkans. Their target: a rogue general accused of running ethnic cleansing missions. But when Becket ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, sniper, manhunt, duel, military, soldier, assassination, betrayal, adventure, death row, political conspiracy, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the known events that shook the United States for 23 days in 2002. Within 24 hours six people were killed by a sniper in Maryland County. A man and his son get overlooked in all settings where shootings occur. The police, in cooperation ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: terrorism, murder, police, sniper, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, track down, society, manhunt, chief of police, murderous pair ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 2K
Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: disturbing, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, life is a bitch, military, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, wounded soldier, war injury, war zone ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%