Movies like Airport '77

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Airport '77 (1977)
 5.8
 10K
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 small hole at the front is flooding the plane and 2 daring rescues must be put into action because everyone is trapped 200 feet underwater.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, disaster movie, rough, bleak, surprise ending, psychotronic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, underwater, airplane, hijacking, rescue, bermuda triangle, airplane hijack, airport, survival, underwater scene, danger, race against time, millionaire, painting, art thief, crimes, scuba diver, airliner, air disaster, pilot, stewardess, card playing, philanthropist, u.s. navy, disaster film ...
Time: 70s, frogman, 20th century, year 1977, 80s
Place: washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Airport '77

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and rough films with plots about danger, race against time, chases and races, catastrophe, heroes, escapades and adventure mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Airport '77: Airport 1975 (1974), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Airport (1970), Skyjacked (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Airport 1975 (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: "Something hit us...the crew is dead...help us, please, please help us!" With these terrifying words, 22 of Hollywood's greatest stars find themselves aboard a pilotless jumbo jet headed on a collision course with destruction in the ...
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airport, airplane, stewardess, alcohol abuse, catastrophe, airplane accident, survival, aviation, rescue, guitar, helicopter, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 80s
Place: los angeles, united states, salt lake city utah, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: disaster movie, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: catastrophe, ship, adventure, cruise, survival, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, forces of nature, faith, drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 17K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, save the day, rescue, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, chicago illinois, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: disaster movie, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hijacking, airplane, danger, military, stewardess, hostage, abduction, airplane hijack, adventure, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, russia, moscow russia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, hostage, airplane, race against time, law enforcement, one man army, escapades, confined, rivalry, daring rescue, save the day, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: catastrophe, skyscraper, rescue, firefighter, survival, race against time, fire, explosion, negligence, escape attempt, hysteria, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 9K
Flight 93 (2006)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, passenger, terrorist, daring rescue, deadly, danger, government agency, confined, crimes, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
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Metro (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terror strikes the underground train system in Moscow in the form of a flood from a collapsed tunnel. The film follows a diverse group of Moscow citizens who find themselves trapped in the city’s underground rail network, their train derailed and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, train, danger, survival, adventure, subway, asthma, chaos, flood, love triangle, hysteria, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 2K
Air Crew (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Story of the lives of three Soviet pilots who are united by disaster in a small town in the mountains.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Plot: airplane accident, airplane, natural disaster, daring rescue, danger, heroic mission, co pilot, forces of nature, couple relations, pilot, stewardess, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.7
 1K
Airspeed (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When wealthy executive Raymond Stone sends out his private plane to pick up his spoiled teenage daughter, Nicole, and a pair of his top-ranking employees, disaster strikes. While the jet flies through an electrical storm, the pilot and other ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: airplane, adventure, race against time, daring rescue, chases and races, heroes, catastrophe, danger, escapades, teenage life, survival, school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 67K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, tunnel, survival, race against time, heroes, danger, rescue, trapped, explosion, save the day, daring rescue, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hijacking, hostage, rescue, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon, london, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, stewardess, fear of flying, heroes, save the day, adventure, forces of nature, deadly, danger, one man army, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: heroes, confined, heroic mission, treasure hunt, escapades, race against time, rivalry, chases and races, rescue, danger, obsessive quest, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Raise the Titanic (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.
Style: serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychotronic, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: titanic, adventurer, ship, adventure, ocean, survival, catastrophe, treasure hunt, escapades, rescue, one man army, hijacking ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: russia, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 181K
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, hijacking, hostage, airplane, negotiation, terrorism, prison, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, germany, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 3.8
 503
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pilot, military, airplane, save the day, undercover, danger, escapades, rivalry, aviation, secret mission, one man army, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, save the day, confined, adventure, danger, daring rescue, race against time, undercover, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
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Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, natural disaster, survival, catastrophe, drowning, shipwreck, ocean, forces of nature, adventure, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.7
 2K
Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, ski resort, snowmobile, snow, survival, danger, winter, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Turbulent Skies (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a new airplane that's equipped with a new computer that can fly the plane on its own, is about to have its first flight. But the son of the owner decides to upload more software, he doesn't bother to check if there are any viruses ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: airplane, computer virus, airplane accident, save the day, danger, hijacking, escapades, rivalry, space travel, chaos, race against time, pilot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 4.9
 11K
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, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, stewardess, christmas, hijacking, psychopath, danger, airplane accident, landing, crimes, control room, murder, arrest ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 72K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, volcano, catastrophe, forces of nature, race against time, lava, disaster film, subway, save the day, adventure, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills, iceland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Seeking revenge, a railroad employee puts two passenger trains on a collision course in this made-for-TV disaster movie.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: catastrophe, runaway train, race against time, collision, disaster film, police, helicopter, rivalry, mentally unstable, danger, save the day, changing the past or future ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, hostage, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, save the day, race against time, crimes, chases and races, head of state, heroes, soldier ...
Place: uganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 6K
Flood (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Timely yet terrifying, The Flood predicts the unthinkable. When a raging storm coincides with high seas it unleashes a colossal tidal surge, which travels mercilessly down England's East Coast and into the Thames Estuary. Overwhelming the ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster film, tornado, rescue, race against time, catastrophe, survival, save the day, secret agents, adventure, danger, apocalypse, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, europe, england, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 339K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, lone hero, christmas, fight scenes, terrorism, police officer, save the day, one man army, danger, chase, airplane ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
 722
Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, psychopath, airplane, insubordination, airport, catastrophe, danger, crimes, mind game, rivalry, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%