Movies like Air Force One

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Air Force One (1997)
 6.5
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense, surprise ending, tense, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, president, one man army, prison, negotiation, white house, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, corruption, hostage, head of state, political prisoner, aerial combat, hand to hand combat, gunfight, journalist, death, usa president, ultimatum, save the day, sacrifice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, moscow russia

Most similar movies to Air Force One

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, terrorism, confined, heroes, terrorist, save the day and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller 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.
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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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: humorous, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, save the day, head of state, secret service, hostages, tour guide, siege, nuclear threat, ex military, terrorism, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., pentagon, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 68K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, ship, mercenary, one man army, cook, terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, navy, tough law enforcer, nuclear missile, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 292K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 302K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 285K
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, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, terrorism, crimes, fbi, marines, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, race against time, rescue, island, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 249K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, helicopter, convict, master criminal, fugitives, prison, violence, brutality, gunfight, one man army, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, stewardess, hostage, surveillance, bomb, explosion, hand to hand combat, covert operation, nerve gas ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, assassin, assassination attempt, cia, bodyguard, apartment, election, running, stalking, secret service agent, white house, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 689K
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, skyscraper, confined, fbi, hostage, tough law enforcer, violence, save the day, hostages, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 41K
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, one man army, danger, passenger, hostages, ex-cop, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 465
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, pilot, race against time, terrorism, military, adventure, secret agents, daring rescue, save the day, officers and cadets, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, one man army, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: law enforcement, airplane, race against time, terrorism, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 8K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, rescue, airport, underwater, airplane, bermuda triangle, painting, millionaire, scuba diver, stewardess, pilot, airliner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 8K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Flight 93 is a 2006 made-for-TV film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events aboard United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 attacks. It premiered January 30, 2006 on the A&E Network and was re-broadcast several times ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hijacking, airplane, passenger, terrorist, terrorism, anti heroes, hostages, war on terror, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, gulf war, hostages, airplane, one man army, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, terrorism, tough heroes, chases and races, confined ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 90K
United 93 (2006)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, 9/11, passenger, september 11 2001, crimes, untimely death, stabbing, self sacrifice, tragic event, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: manhattan new york city, usa, virginia, cleveland ohio, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 716
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, save the day, ocean or sea, heroic mission, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, helicopter, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, violence, espionage, president, coast guard, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, panama, latin america, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 2.8
 451
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, hijacking, hostages, secret agents, special agents, adventure, witnessing a crime, daring rescue, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 17K
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: suspense, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, stewardess, faked death, chase, criminal's revenge, hostages, prison, parachuting ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 91K
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, rivalry, cia, spy, danger, ira, boat chase, boat, repayment, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, north africa, new england, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Counter Measures (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: US Navy medical officer Jake Fuller is assigned to a goodwill visit aboard a Russian submarine. But he and his companion, Lt. Swain, end up alone among terrorists, who have taken over the submarine and threaten to fire its nuclear weapons.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, hijacking, russian, ambassador, u.s. navy, terrorism, chases and races, terrorist plot, confined, danger, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.7
 713
Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, hostage, airplane, hijacker, hurricane, terrorist, martial arts, hostages, island ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 10K
Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, stewardess, christmas, serial killer, danger, psychopath, gory, isolation, woman in danger, confined, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 2.7
 475
Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, one man army, save the day, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, terrorist, military, airplane, hijacking, adventure, stewardess, hostages, covert operation, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, israel, athens greece, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 5K
The Marine 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebels seize control of the hotel where a Marine sniper and his wife are staying. Can he save the day?
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, one man army, resort, sniper, marine, terrorism, hotel, save the day, tough heroes, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
 397
Sonic Impact (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dangerous criminal hijacks a plane with his fellow prisoners and threatens to crash it into a populated area. The agent who captured him sets out to stop him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: hijacking, airplane, special agents, confined, crimes, danger, hostages, daring rescue, law enforcement, airplane hijack, hijacker, fbi agent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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