Skyscraper movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant skyscraper movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, realistic and light films and TV shows about / with skyscraper, danger, catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, death, technology, chase and heroes plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
skyscraper movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as skyscraper: Skyscraper (2018), Tower Heist (2011), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Cloverfield (2008), The Towering Inferno (1974), The Walk (2015), The Lift (1983), High-Rise (2015), The Tower (2012), The Darwin Awards (2006).

List of skyscraper movies

Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, lone hero, fire, protective parent, family in danger, father, daring rescue, penthouse, heroes, panic, heroism, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
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Tower Heist (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A luxury condo manager leads a staff of workers to seek payback on the Wall Street swindler who defrauded them. With only days until the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime, the unlikely crew of amateur thieves enlists the help of petty ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: safecracker, heist, skyscraper, thanksgiving, fbi, robbery, perfect crime, righting the wronged, unlikely criminals, crime, thief, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Young sweethearts Billy and Kate move to the Big Apple, land jobs in a high-tech office park and soon reunite with the friendly and lovable Gizmo. But a series of accidents creates a whole new generation of Gremlins. The situation worsens when the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skyscraper, mad scientist, monster, friends, chaos and mayhem, escapades, save the day, friendship, breeding, pets, disorder, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, quarantine, chaos, skyscraper, escape, fear, giant monster, danger, destruction, found footage, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Czech Republic, Russia, India, Canada
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, mission, secret agents, espionage, undercover, skyscraper, explosion, teamwork, frame up, save the day, nuclear threat, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, russia, seattle washington, mumbai india ...
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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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rescue, skyscraper, firefighter, survival, escape attempt, race against time, hysteria, trapped, elevator, fire, helicopter, explosion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
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The Walk (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: skyscraper, planning, ambition, obsession, danger, artists and showbiz, escapades, mentor, street performer, circus performer, world trade center manhattan new york city, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1973, future
Place: new york, paris france, usa, manhattan new york city, france
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The Lift (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, demonic
Plot: elevator, skyscraper, journalism, suffocation, gory, deadly, heroes, captivity, danger, supernatural, chaos, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, amsterdam
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High-Rise (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Ireland
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
Style: surreal, dark humor, futuristic, art house, absurd ...
Plot: class conflict, skyscraper, social class, high rise, decadence, insanity, violence, surrealism, suicide by jumping, money, talking during sex, architecture ...
Time: year 1975, future
Place: medical school, london
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The Tower (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve at Tower Sky, an ultra-luxurious building complex, a White Christmas party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho, the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, survival, skyscraper, fire, helicopter, firemen, single father, love, self sacrifice, save the day, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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The Darwin Awards (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After botching the capture of a notorious serial killer, idiosyncratic detective Michael Burrows loses his job with the San Francisco Police. He becomes an investigator for an insurance company and joins forces with a cynical field agent to probe ...
Style: realistic, humorous, intellectual, semi serious, neurotic ...
Plot: police investigation, on the road, law enforcement, insurance, skyscraper, stupidity, fainting, crimes, murder mystery, profiler, humanity, forensics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois
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Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Godzilla saves Tokyo from a flying saucer that transforms into the beast Orga.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventure, anti heroes, deadly creature, godzilla, danger, heroic mission, good versus evil, save the world, monster versus monster, monster, skyscraper, ocean or sea ...
Time: 2000s, future, 80s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upwardly-mobile executive Jane (Sarah Butler) uncovers evidence that that her high powered boss may have been murdered, prompting the corporation to dispatch a "crisis manager" (D.B. Sweeny) to ensure that the truth never gets out. Now, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: elevator, skyscraper, trapped, trapped in an elevator, assassin, danger, survival, assassination attempt, criminal heroes, manhunt, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Nomads (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: French anthropologist Jean-Charles Pommier and his wife have come to LA so he can take up a position as lecturer. To his surprise he encounters a group of urban nomads. As he investigates things become more unsettling as he realizes the price paid ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, obsession, skyscraper, vandalism, hospital, anthropologist, graffiti, doctor, attic, couples, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A simple diamond heist leads Lupin into the machinations of a bizarre cult. The cult is based around the prophecies of Nostradamus, and they kidnap Julia, the daughter of Douglas, a wealthy American who is seeking the presidency, along with ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: skyscraper, kidnapping, rescue, crimes, adventure, escapades, partners, heroes, criminal heroes, crime, gang, terrorism ...
Place: usa, brazil
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The Night Caller (1975)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, law enforcement, crime, pursuit, skyscraper, mysterious villain, psycho killer, criminal, sadistic killer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Stuart Little 2 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Stuart, an adorable white mouse, still lives happily with his adoptive family, the Littles, on the east side of Manhattan's Central Park. More crazy mouse adventures are in store as Stuart, his human brother, George, and their mischievous cat, ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: mouse, family, friendship, skyscraper, falcon, bird, adventure, daring rescue, friends, couple relations, dangerous animal, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new york yankees, san francisco
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*batteries not included (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a soon to be demolished block of apartments, the residents resist the criminal methods used to force them to leave so a greedy tycoon can build his new skyscraper. When tiny mechanical aliens land for a recharge, they decide to stay and help out.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, wife and husband lead actors ...
Audience: date night, kids
Plot: ufo, friendship, eviction, skyscraper, elderly couple, apartment building, benign alien, androids and robots, family, friends, space and aliens, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, hawaii
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A Long Way Down (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Four lost souls decide to end their lives on the same night, New Year's Eve. When they meet unintentionally at the same suicide hotspot, they mutually agree to call off their plans for six weeks, forming an unconventional, dysfunctional family.
Style: touching, dark humor, gloomy, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, skyscraper, new year's eve, redemption, suicide attempt, power of media, direction and purpose, petty job, coping, anchor, friends, media circus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Metropolis (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Duke Red has overseen the construction of a massive Ziggurat to extend his power across the whole planet. Tima, a robot-girl built in the image of his deceased daughter, is at the core of these plans. However, after escaping the Duke's clutches ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: robot, skyscraper, megalomaniac, metropolis, steampunk, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, heroic mission, adventure, life is a bitch, protest, bio weapon ...
Time: future, 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, future dystopia, zombie apocalypse, siege, mercenary, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, battles, soldier, heroes ...
Time: future, year 1995, 1990s
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Ghostbusters (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After losing their academic posts at a prestigious university, a team of parapsychologists goes into business as proton-pack-toting "ghostbusters" who exterminate ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests of all stripes. An ad campaign ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, friendship, mythology, chase, giant monster, slime, paranormal phenomena, danger, heroic mission, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, monster, jungle, rescue, island, beast, adventure, giant, human animal relationship, danger, exotic island ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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Oblivion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Jack Harper is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. His existence is ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, mysterious character, evil alien, disorder, space and aliens, resistance, survival, alien encounter, radiation, destruction ...
Time: future
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, pentagon, washington d.c.
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Steel (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers while under construction, he retired and became a truck ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, ambition, friendship, friends, partners, race against time, against the odds, anti heroes, crime, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, boss and employee ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky
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Poltergeist III (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, skyscraper, afterlife, poltergeist, demon, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Q (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: New York police are bemused by reports of a giant flying lizard that has been spotted around the rooftops of New York, until the lizard starts to eat people. An out-of-work ex-con is the only person who knows the location of the monster's nest ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, heist, skyscraper, police investigation, deadly creature, crimes, anti heroes, curses spells and rituals, amateur detective, master criminal, deadly, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new jersey
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Dark Tower (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a window-washer falls to his death from the side of a Barcelona high-rise office building (also killing a unsuspecting pedestrian), security consultant Dennis Randall is called in to investigate. Although he first believes the deaths to be ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: skyscraper, battles, supernatural, ghost, zombie, supernatural ability, deadly, mentally unstable, afterlife, danger, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: barcelona spain
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Golden Balls (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Benito González is a flamboyant engineer in Melilla, with a brash and pushy personality. His dream is to build the tallest building ever in the region. After his girlfriend leaves him, he devotes himself entirely to his ambitions, deciding to let ...
Style: touching, sexual, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, paralysis, skyscraper, tragedy, architect, construction, corruption, voyeurism, sex, orgy, money ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, north africa
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World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, rescue, trapped, marine, war on terror, race against time, demolished city, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, pentagon
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