Movies like Ashanti

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Ashanti (1979)
 5.4
 2K
Ashanti (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspense, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, slave, missing person, village life, danger, adventure, village, hostages, hostage, terrorism, intrigue, rivalry, rescue, race against time, kidnapping, vengeance, death, murder, crimes, treasure hunt, confined, adventurer, chases and races, escapades, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: africa

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Most similar movies to Ashanti

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, chases and races, crimes, confined, rivalry, heroes and hostage mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Ashanti: The Island (1980), Greetings to the Devil (2011), Counterstrike (2002), Crash Point Zero (2001), Escape Under Pressure (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Island (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: David Warner leads a band of modern day pirates who raid yachts and sail boats of people on vacation out in the Caribbean. Michael Caine is a reporter who goes out there with his son to investigate the mystery of the disappearing boats. He runs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: adventure, pirate, island, kidnapping, survival, rescue, supernatural, heroic mission, missing person, isolation, against the odds, dangerous animal ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, confined, rivalry, danger, forced into action, race against time, murder, chases and races, heroes, kidnapping, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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 ⇓
45%
Crash Point Zero (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a plane carrying a legendary and recently found death ray machine from Siberia to Canada is hijacked and crashes in the remote mountains of Alaska, only a fearless government agent (Treat Williams) will risk his life to save the world. A modern ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, survival, terrorism, danger, save the day, adventure, confined, deadly, undercover, heroes, race against time, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A luxury cruise liner is requisitioned by the Greek government in an attempt to give safe passage to national treasures worth millions of pounds. The liner is attacked by an art collector who finds out about the plan. During the hijack the liner ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, escapades, heroic mission, treasure hunt, heroes, rescue, danger, rivalry, race against time, crimes, confined, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 235
Cabin Pressure (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fully automated commercial jetliner is prepared to make its maiden voyage. Without an on-flight pilot, the craft relies on satellite linking for its course. But when the plane suddenly deviates from its determined route and establishes a circular ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, plane crash, co pilot, save the day, terrorism, escapades, race against time, rescue, adventure, danger, satellite, hacker ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.1
 504
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: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 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, realistic, serious, 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 ⇓
35%
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 5.2
 727
Rosebud (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it. At first they demand film clips to be shown on major European TV stations. Undercover agent Martin is hired to hunt the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hostage, secret agents, terrorist, yacht, daring rescue, confined, danger, chases and races, hostages, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, hamburg germany, corsica, french riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, rescue, espionage, parents and children, daring rescue, secret agents, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, texas, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Airline Disaster (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the President learns that domestic terrorists have skyjacked the passenger jet her brother is flying, she must choose between family and the safety of the people in the cities below
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, moral dilemma, terrorism, adventure, save the day, head of state, danger, deadly, rivalry, undercover, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, survival, danger, adventurer, bounty hunter, chase, crimes, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
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Beyond Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman's ex-husband, who is the son of an Arab chieftain, kidnaps their teenage son and brings him back to Morocco, where the boy is to be made the leader of the tribe. The child's mother hires a mercenary to get her son and bring him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, kidnapping, desert, adventure, danger, crimes, vengeance, missing person, heroic mission, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 55K
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, group of criminals, jungle, mercenary, negotiation, couple relations, confined, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, chase, stockholm syndrome, vengeance, mind game, family relations, rivalry, rescue, hostages, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hostage, airplane, law enforcement, one man army, escapades, confined, rivalry, daring rescue, save the day, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, rescue, race against time, head of state, danger, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, heroes, danger, dishonesty, against the odds, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 12K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
 3.6
 259
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, save the day, adventure, one man army, bounty hunter, escapades, crimes, crime gone awry, race against time, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 92K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4.9
 3K
Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, confined, crimes, missing person, dishonesty, captivity, rivalry, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Last Passenger (2013)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Independent British thriller starring Dougray Scott and Kara Tointon. Lewis (Scott), an overworked doctor, is on his way home from London with his young son Max (Joshua Kaynama). Clearly exhausted from his work, Lewis decides to take a nap on the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, train, danger, confined, vengeance, family relations, chases and races, group of strangers, negotiation, race against time, hostages, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, christmas, new year's eve, survival, adventure, danger, deadly, save the day, daring rescue, isolation, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.1
 367
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, vengeance, terrorism, law enforcement, deadly, special agents, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, intense ...
Plot: desert, kidnapping, politics, rescue, hostage, hostages, confined, ransom, missing person, woman in danger, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 90s, 1930s
Place: morocco, washington d.c., africa, usa, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 300
Getting Even (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier-of-fortune steals some Russian nerve gas from Afghanistan, and brings it to the U.S. to be analyzed. A greedy millionaire rancher finds out about it and sets out to steal it.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, deadly, hostages, chases and races, chase, heroes, terrorism, heroic mission, psychopath, catastrophe, hostage, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%