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, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, based on true events
Plot: sniper, hostage, terrorist group, female teacher, hostages, french foreign legion, kids in trouble, danger, school bus, border, shooting, terrorist, terrorism, hostage situation, apache, bus, frenchman, rescue mission, french history, kidnapping
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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about danger, military, heroes, soldier, terrorism, hostage and deadly mostly in Drama, Action and History genres. Some movies like 15 Minutes of War: The Assault (2010), Raid on Entebbe (1976), Rebellion (2011), Icebreaker (2000), D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003). 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, swat team, hostage, hijacking, airplane, confined, deadly, law enforcement, danger, military, negotiation, hijacker ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: algeria, europe, france
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airport, terrorism, hostage, chases and races, confined, hostages, military, realism, deadly, race against time, negotiation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.9
 3K
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: serious, tense, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hostage, rebellion, culture clash, military, political unrest, state affairs, injustice, moral dilemma, terrorism, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 3.7
 960
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, hostages, confined, save the day, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, sniper, murder, police, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, danger, track down, crimes, society, manhunt ...
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: sniper, mission, battle, battles, terrorist, u.s. marine corps, security, enemy, terrorism, moral dilemma, military, terrorist group ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, based on true events, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, hostage situation, death threat, terrorism, politics, danger, pistol, gun, violence, palestinian ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, athens greece, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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: bleak, suspenseful, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, chases and races, athlete's life, confined, state affairs, violence spree, hostages, life is a bitch, murder, politics, crimes ...
Time: 70s, year 1972
Place: germany, europe, west germany, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, adventure, ancient rome, soldier, behind enemy lines, survival, roman, battles, danger, sole survivor, war, confined ...
Time: ancient history, ancient world
Place: britain, england, europe, scotland, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Operation Thunderbolt (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country:
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, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, hostage, soldier, airplane, military, hijacking, terrorism, adventure, confined, heroes, state affairs, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: israel, middle east, greece, africa, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.5
 97K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, airplane, 9/11, terrorist, tragic event, self sacrifice, death, war on terror, passenger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, september 11 2001, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: boston, new york, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.0
 514
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, talky ...
Plot: politics, hostage, terrorism, captivity, uncover truth, life is a bitch, confined, ultimatum, coldhearted, kidnapping, abduction, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, head of state, danger, law enforcement, heroes, state affairs, special agents, secret agents, race against time, government agency, deadly ...
Time: september 11 2001, 90s
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: soldier, war, battles, against the odds, military, ambition, life is a bitch, world war one, battle, firearm
Time: 1910s, 1920s, post world war one, year 1919
Place: latvia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: white supremacist, criminal heroes, confined, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, danger, crime gone awry, survival, race against time, special agents, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.
Style: bleak, captivating, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world war two, war, adventure, heroes, escapades, dangerous animal, army investigation, battles, ocean or sea, military, danger, courtroom drama ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, siege, violence, hostage, danger, terrorism, death, police, politics, military, hostage negotiator ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Line in the Sand (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a remote village on the Suffolk Coast, Frank Perry (Ross Kemp) waits for his past to catch up with him. Previously a spy for MI6 working on Iranian chemical and biological weapons production, his reports led to the deaths of many Iranian ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hidden identity, undercover, espionage, betrayal, government agency, secret agents, on the run, terrorism, danger, battles, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, middle east, europe, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 5K
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, military, violence, assassination, soldier, foot chase, duel, betrayal, rescue mission, sniper, adventure, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Lost Battalion (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
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: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, world war one, military life, survival, military, soldier, heroic mission, battle zone, heroes, danger, leadership, siege ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, island, terrorism, rescue mission, vice president, secret agents, state affairs, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 4K
War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, rescue, gang, ransom, life is a bitch, heroes, interview, military officer, violence, kidnapping, murder, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 5K
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, soldier, nazi occupation, battles, military, danger, against the odds, surprise attack, friendship, battle zone, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1940
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, terrorism, hijacking, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, hostages, state affairs, save the day, escapades ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, d day, battle zone, military base, race against time, danger, friendship, battles, paratrooper, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, biting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: bosnian war, train, sniper, military life, anti war, society, battle zone, battles, friends, state affairs, siblings relations, against humanity ...
Place: sarajevo, former yugoslavia, europe, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Ireland, UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, world war two, war, military, nazism, friendship, heroes, assassination, battle zone, trap, partners, elimination ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, soviet union, germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 17K
Midway (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Style: epic, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: naval battle, world war two, military, u.s. navy, war, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, underdog, military life, death of protagonist, main character dies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1942, 70s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, tokyo, germany, hawaii ...
⇓ 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, serious, tense, touching
Plot: american civil war, battles, war, military, teenage life, youth, danger, battle, teenage boy, friendship, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1850s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, danger, murder, missing person, hostages, save the day, chases and races, ocean or sea, one man army, cruise, hostage ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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