Movies like Air Force One

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Air Force One (1997)
 6.5
 166K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspense, intense, surprise ending, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, prison, negotiation, one man army, hostage, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, white house, hand to hand combat, usa president, rescue, corruption, terrorism, journalist, gunfight, aerial combat, hostages, sacrifice, crimes, militant, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, moscow russia, kazakhstan

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Most similar movies to Air Force One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, machine gun, pistol, heroes, terrorist and gunfight mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Air Force One: Olympus Has Fallen (2013), White House Down (2013), Under Siege (1992), Speed (1994), Die Hard 2 (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, nuclear threat, save the day, head of state, siege, ex military, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, secret service, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, u.s. capitol building, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 70K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 299K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 310K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, lone hero, airport, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 291K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, marines, prison, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, escape, commander, hostages, hostage situation, traitor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 255K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, one man army, airplane, helicopter, master criminal, convict, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, bomb, deception, ransom, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 711K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, hostage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight, confined, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, assassin, redemption, obsession, haunted by the past, undercover, mind game, assassination attempt, stalking, cia, bodyguard, apartment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, dallas texas, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, sniper, cia, mercenary, politics, helicopter, conspiracy, president, espionage, assassination, drug cartel, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, venezuela, panama, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic ...
Plot: terrorism, race against time, airplane, law enforcement, heroic mission, daring rescue, chases and races, secret agents, confined, crimes, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 93K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, secret agents, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 100K
Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A deadly airborne virus finds its way into the USA and starts killing off people at an epidemic rate. Col Sam Daniels' job is to stop the virus spreading from a small town, which must be quarantined, and to prevent an over reaction by the White ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, research, bio weapon, epidemic, monkey, antidote, fighting the system, heroes, danger, society, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: usa, africa, california, washington d.c., maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 467
Black Thunder (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, race against time, airplane, military, pilot, adventure, save the day, escapades, confined, daring rescue, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 42K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, terrorism, airplane, one man army, danger, passenger, airport, stowaway, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, military, stewardess, danger, save the day, crimes, confined, chases and races, forces of nature, adventure, love triangle ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.8
 458
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, crimes, confined, save the day, adventure, state affairs, secret agents, special agents, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.5
 728
Crash Dive (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only a former SEAL, now a submarine consultant, can save the ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, one man army, hijacking, terrorism, heroic mission, confined, military life, heroes, deadly, save the day, military, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, betrayal, murder, friendship, vengeance, police investigation, danger, rebelliousness, crimes, law enforcement, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.3
 968
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, submarine, military, save the day, state affairs, danger, government agency, working undercover, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, russia, new york, moscow russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, soldier, airplane, stewardess, hijacking, terrorist, adventure, chases and races, escapades, daring rescue, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, rivalry, law enforcement, gulf war, tough heroes, heroes, deadly, one man army, terrorism, race against time, airplane, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 9K
Airport '77 (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle while taking VIPs and valuable art to Philip Stevens new museum. But when hijackers take off the plane and knock everyone out with sleeping gas the plane crashes in the sea. The passengers survive but a ...
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, rescue, airport, survival, underwater, race against time, danger, airplane, stewardess, scuba diver, airliner, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, political conspiracy, rivalry, danger, confined, chases and races, crime, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, ex soldier, survival, one man army, mercenary, hostages, confined, tough heroes, danger, youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, secret service, save the day, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy, hostage, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, pakistan, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, confined, hostages, crimes, deadly, one man army, danger, tough heroes, american abroad, russian, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 18K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, one man army, faked death, stewardess, terrorist, chase, prison, track down, criminal's revenge, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, nuclear threat, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, terrorist, one on one, heroes, deadly, tough heroes, uncontrollable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: pentagon, colorado, denver colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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