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Captain Phillips (2013)
Biography, Drama, Thriller

Captain Phillips (2013)

Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award(R)-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  youth,  grief,  money,  poverty,  terrorism,  brutality,  racism,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  africa,  desert,  boat,  beach
Characters:hostage,  engineer,  driver,  fisherman,  nurse
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:crew,  cargo ship,  ship crew,  captain,  ship captain,  water hose,  hostage negotiator,  sniper rifle,  water rescue,  cargo hold,  occupational hazard,  cargo,  fire hose,  security check,  commando unit,  container ship,  automatic weapon,  automatic rifle,  bottled water,  assault rifle,  hostage negotiation,  u boat,  hostage situation,  jumping from an airplane,  military helicopter,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  holding a gun to someone's head,  reference to america,  night vision camera,  scaling ladder,  international trade,  dangerous job,  merchant marine,  emotional shock,  reference to al qaeda,  sick bay,  loss of hearing,  pipe wrench,  black african,  oman,  sickbay,  rudder,  engine room,  medical exam,  fearless,  galley,  piston,  skiff,  mariner,  procedure,  bravado,  cylinder,  manual,  skinny,  somali,  yankee,  foreshadowing,  based on memoir,  vessel,  lockdown,  listening device,  foot injury,  desperate,  seaman,  route,  signal,  navy seal,  thinness,  grappling hook,  somalia,  negotiator,  piracy,  hijacker,  hazard,  lifeboat,  melon,  male tied up,  infirmary,  year 2009,  shaky cam,  catwalk,  planning,  blueprint,  homesickness,  bandaged hand,  hose,  duty,  middle aged man,  warship,  vermont,  bad luck,  mutiny,  hostile takeover,  leadership,  emergency,  cat and mouse,  lock,  cut hand,  hijack,  loudspeaker,  radar,  aircraft carrier,  port,  intimacy,  admiral,  surrender,  anguish,  warlord,  risk,  drill,  kenya,  camcorder,  u.s. navy,  coward,  hijacking,  virginia,  leader,  union,  flare,  commander,  security,  raft,  shouting,  whistle,  irish american,  shot through a window,  translator,  heroism,  blood on shirt,  bloodbath,  gunfire,  siren,  meeting,  extortion,  refrigerator,  raid,  sailor,  e mail,  capture,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  safe,  death threat,  broken glass,  gash in the face,  power outage,  bravery,  nickname,  tension,  barefoot,  passport,  ransom,  breakfast,  honor,  culture clash,  laser,  desperation,  walkie talkie,  hiding,  captive,  survivor,  what happened to epilogue,  game,  shaving,  pirate,  uzi,  rope,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  blindfold,  mercenary,  manager,  business,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  search,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  weapon,  bridge,  stabbing,  terrorist,  flashlight,  survival,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  letter,  brawl,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  teenage boy,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  two word title,  fight,  blood,  murder

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  deception
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:leader,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  escape attempt,  navy seal,  u.s. navy,  flare,  commander,  capture,  commando,  special forces,  gash in the face,  honor,  survivor,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  map,  terrorist,  survival,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  two word title,  fight,  murder,  blood

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Act Of Valor (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War

Act Of Valor (2012)

An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:africa,  boat,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  u boat,  jumping from an airplane,  navy seal,  somalia,  duty,  aircraft carrier,  shot through a window,  heroism,  gunfire,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  honor,  captain,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  terrorist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  letter,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  based on true story,  pistol,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  terrorism,  brutality,  racism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  cargo hold,  security,  terrorist,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  risk,  hijacking,  heroism,  meeting,  death threat,  bravery,  uzi,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  survival,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  fight,  blood,  murder

Red Dawn (2012) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Thriller

Red Dawn (2012)

The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  shaky cam,  leader,  commando,  special forces,  power outage,  bravery,  captain,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  teenage boy,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  two word title,  murder,  fight

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. This is why G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  boat
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  virginia,  leader,  commander,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  power outage,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  bridge,  terrorist,  survival,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  character name in title,  murder,  fight,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  boat,  beach
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  terrorist,  threatened with a knife,  aircraft carrier,  u.s. navy,  virginia,  commander,  e mail,  commando,  special forces,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  two word title,  fight,  murder,  blood

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  duty,  security,  shot through a window,  heroism,  commando,  special forces,  bravery,  desperation,  what happened to epilogue,  subtitled scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  fight

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Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  procedure,  shot through a window,  commando,  special forces,  death threat,  nickname,  passport,  walkie talkie,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  bridge,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  hostile takeover,  aircraft carrier,  surrender,  security,  shot through a window,  translator,  heroism,  commando,  special forces,  bravery,  honor,  walkie talkie,  what happened to epilogue,  ak 47,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  camcorder,  shot through a window,  special forces,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  sniper,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  two word title,  fight,  murder

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War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  leadership,  leader,  shouting,  capture,  commando,  special forces,  safe,  laser,  desperation,  walkie talkie,  captive,  shaving,  rope,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  weapon,  bridge,  flashlight,  survival,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood

Money Monster (2016) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Monster (2016)

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  money,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:hostage negotiator,  sniper rifle,  hostage situation,  escape attempt,  negotiator,  hostile takeover,  camcorder,  hijacking,  union,  e mail,  death threat,  tension,  desperation,  walkie talkie,  game,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  sniper,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  machine gun,  helicopter,  pistol,  title spoken by character

The Finest Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller

The Finest Hours (2016)

In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  fear
Locations:boat,  ocean,  ship
Characters:engineer,  fisherman
Story:ship captain,  crew,  rescue,  vessel,  seaman,  signal,  lifeboat,  radar,  port,  commander,  heroism,  sailor,  safe,  power outage,  bravery,  tension,  what happened to epilogue,  race against time,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  search,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  water,  hero,  corpse,  based on book,  based on true story,  photograph

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Air Force One (1997)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Air Force One (1997)

The President of the USA goes to Moscow and gives a stirring speech outlining the USA's new "Zero-tolerance" policy with respect to terrorism. On the flight home, terrorists take over Air Force One (the President's official plane) and take the passengers (including his wife and daughter) hostage. The terrorists plan to execute one hostage every half-hour unless/until their demands are met. However, the President is a former Medal of Honor winner, so the terrorists may be in for a surprise... (Read More)

Themes:courage,  terrorism,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:commando unit,  automatic weapon,  bottled water,  negotiator,  hijacker,  hostile takeover,  emergency,  hijack,  loudspeaker,  hijacking,  security,  bloodbath,  meeting,  refrigerator,  raid,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  bravery,  honor,  survivor,  uzi,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  weapon,  terrorist,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  fight

Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. This is why Spectral (2016) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:engineer
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  virginia,  translator,  commando,  special forces,  power outage,  laser,  walkie talkie,  survivor,  captain,  ak 47,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  bridge,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  blood,  murder

Escape Plan (2013) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  surveillance,  deception,  torture,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:ship,  beach
Period:2010s
Story:security,  cargo ship,  ship captain,  sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  planning,  shot through a window,  e mail,  power outage,  walkie talkie,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  flashlight,  survival,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  letter,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  murder

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:commando unit,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  power outage,  laser,  walkie talkie,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  binoculars,  map,  bridge,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  fight,  murder

American Sniper (2014)
Action, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

American Sniper (2014)

Chris Kyle was nothing more than a Texan man who dreamed of becoming a cowboy, but in his thirties he found out that maybe his life needed something different, something where he could express his real talent, something that could help America in its fight against terrorism. So he joined the SEALs in order to become a sniper. After marrying, Kyle and the other members of the team are called for their first tour of Iraq. Kyle's struggle isn't with his missions, but about his relationship with the reality of the war and, once returned at home, how he manages to handle it with his urban life, his wife and kids. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  terrorism,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert,  beach
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:sniper,  sniper rifle,  navy seal,  duty,  assault rifle,  shot through a window,  translator,  heroism,  bravery,  what happened to epilogue,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  blood

The Expendables (2010)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables (2010)

Barney Ross leads the "Expendables", a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, martial arts expert Yin Yang, heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar, demolitionist Toll Road and loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the merciless dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee head to the remote locale to scout out their opposition. Once there, they meet with local rebel Sandra and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city. When they escape the island and Sandra stays behind, Ross must choose to either walk away and save his own life - or attempt a suicidal rescue mission that might just save his soul. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:ship
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  threatened with a knife,  somalia,  shaky cam,  port,  heroism,  special forces,  safe,  death threat,  gash in the face,  passport,  ransom,  laser,  uzi,  pirate,  rope,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  blindfold,  mercenary,  sniper,  bridge,  flashlight,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  fight,  blood,  murder

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Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. This is why Survivor (2015) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  e mail,  gash in the face,  passport,  survivor,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  fight

Spartan (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Spartan (2004)

In the US-government's special ops, Scott is a shooter, not a planner, doing the job without regard to quaint or obsolete convention. When a Harvard undergrad goes missing (the daughter of a US leader), it's Scott who applies the pressure, first to her boyfriend, then to a madam whose cathouse is the initial stop en route to a white slavery auction in Dubai. The abductors may not know the girl's identity, but once they figure it out, she's doomed. Deadly double crosses force Scott to become a planner. Through it all, earnest TV newscasters read the drivel they're handed. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:boat,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:commando unit,  assault rifle,  threatened with a knife,  route,  leader,  shot through a window,  commando,  special forces,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  no opening credits,  stabbing,  flashlight,  interrogation,  rifle,  letter,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  fight,  murder,  blood

Under Siege (1992)
Action, Thriller

Under Siege (1992)

The battleship Missouri is about to be decomissioned. Casey Ryback is Captain Adam's personal cook. And Ryback is always butting heads with the ship's XO Commander Krill but the Captain always intercedes. One day, after the President visits the Missouri, which is also the Captain's birthday, the Captain learns that a helicopter has been cleared to land on the ship by Commander Krill, which he was not informed of. When questioned Krill tells the Captain that it's a surprise for his birthday, the Captain then allows it. Later after another one of their scuffles, Krill has Ryback locked in the freezer. During the party, the rock band reveals themselves to be mercenaries, led by William Stranix, a CIA operative, who is in league with Krill to unload all of the ship's nuclear warheads. They lock up all of the crew and make preparations to remove the warheads. And Krill remembers Ryback, Stranix sends two of his men to take care of Ryback, only thing is that Ryback took care of them. Upon discovering their bodies, Stranix deduces that Ryback is more than a cook. He then sends Krill to check on him, and Krill discovers that Ryback's a NAVY SEAL, who got busted down to a cook after an incident in Panama. And Ryback continues to create trouble for them, so Stranix tries to hunt him down. Along the way, Ryback meets Jordan, a former playmate, who was supposed to entertain at the party but was also forgotten. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship
Characters:hostage
Story:navy seal,  ship captain,  commander,  commando unit,  captain,  u boat,  hijacker,  planning,  hostile takeover,  lock,  hijack,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  hijacking,  crew,  commando,  special forces,  uzi,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  terrorist,  survival,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  two word title,  blood,  fight

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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  hostage situation,  escape attempt,  hostile takeover,  warlord,  flare,  heroism,  commando,  special forces,  safe,  power outage,  barefoot,  walkie talkie,  hiding,  captain,  shaving,  uzi,  rope,  ak 47,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  sniper,  no opening credits,  bridge,  terrorist,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  letter,  brawl,  computer,  airplane,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  fight

The Dark Knight (2008) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  boat
Characters:engineer,  hostage,  nurse
Period:2000s
Story:ship captain,  sniper rifle,  hero,  assault rifle,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  desperate,  grappling hook,  shot through a window,  heroism,  parachute,  death threat,  gash in the face,  power outage,  tension,  honor,  desperation,  walkie talkie,  captain,  uzi,  rope,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  sniper,  no opening credits,  bridge,  terrorist,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  letter,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood

The 5th Wave (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

The 5th Wave (2016)

Four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope - if she can only trust him. This is why The 5th Wave (2016) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  infirmary,  flare,  power outage,  bravery,  barefoot,  survivor,  ak 47,  race against time,  search,  sniper,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  teenage boy,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood

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Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:commando unit,  hijacker,  planning,  hostile takeover,  hijack,  radar,  hijacking,  flare,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  death threat,  broken glass,  gash in the face,  ransom,  walkie talkie,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  manager,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  weapon,  terrorist,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  fight

Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  racism,  deception,  escape,  fear,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:assault rifle,  shot through a window,  death threat,  culture clash,  desperation,  shaving,  ak 47,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  no opening credits,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  fight

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  u boat,  jumping from an airplane,  threatened with a knife,  hostile takeover,  crew,  flare,  irish american,  parachute,  death threat,  walkie talkie,  game,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  sniper,  map,  terrorist,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood

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Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  threatened with a knife,  shot through a window,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  death threat,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  map,  weapon,  bridge,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  character name in title,  fight,  murder

2 Guns (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. This is why 2 Guns (2013) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  automatic weapon,  emergency,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  commander,  shot through a window,  bloodbath,  gunfire,  safe,  passport,  laser,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  no opening credits,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  two word title,  murder,  blood

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Action, Thriller

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential Secret Service Agent Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Story:sniper rifle,  terrorist,  commando unit,  automatic weapon,  assault rifle,  hostage situation,  threatened with a knife,  hostile takeover,  aircraft carrier,  leader,  security,  shot through a window,  commando,  special forces,  gash in the face,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  weapon,  bridge,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  murder,  blood

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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:ocean,  ship,  boat,  beach
Characters:hostage,  nurse
Period:2010s
Story:ship captain,  u boat,  warlord,  camcorder,  heroism,  passport,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  map,  bridge,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  blood,  fight,  murder

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  torture,  money
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:assault rifle,  threatened with a knife,  irish american,  extortion,  e mail,  power outage,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  bridge,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  murder

Predators (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  threatened with a knife,  flare,  whistle,  parachute,  special forces,  laser,  survivor,  game,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  sniper,  no opening credits,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  blood

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Alien: Covenant (2017)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Almost eleven years after the futile and disastrous expedition on the distant moon LV-223, the deep-space colonisation vessel Covenant equipped with more than 2,000 colonists in cryogenic hibernation, sets a course for the remote planet Origae-6 with the intention to build a new world. Instead, a rogue transmission will entice the crew to a nearby habitable small planet which resembles The Earth. The unsuspecting members of Covenant will have to cope with biological foes, beyond human comprehension. Ultimately, what was intended as a peaceful exploratory mission, will soon turn into a desperate rescue operation deep into the cold infinite space. This is why Alien: Covenant (2017) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:ship captain,  sniper rifle,  crew,  assault rifle,  vessel,  desperate,  signal,  infirmary,  laser,  captain,  shaving,  mercenary,  race against time,  sniper,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  fight,  blood

World War Z (2013) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

World War Z (2013)

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape
Locations:ocean,  ship,  desert,  beach
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  aircraft carrier,  u.s. navy,  flare,  commando,  special forces,  power outage,  breakfast,  captain,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  shot in the forehead,  search,  sniper,  survival,  interrogation,  rifle,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder

London Has Fallen (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

London Has Fallen (2016)

After the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances, all leaders of the Western world must attend his funeral. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The President of the United States, his formidable secret service head and a British MI-6 agent who trusts no one are the only people that have any hope of stopping it. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  boat
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  security,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  threatened with a knife,  leadership,  leader,  flare,  shot through a window,  commando,  special forces,  safe,  power outage,  walkie talkie,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  sniper,  map,  terrorist,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:crew,  assault rifle,  threatened with a knife,  leader,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  special forces,  safe,  death threat,  desperation,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  map,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  computer,  airplane,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood,  murder

The Expendables 3 (2014)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

The Expendables 3 (2014)

Barney (Stallone), Christmas (Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill... or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables' most personal battle yet. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  terrorism,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:ship
Characters:hostage
Period:2010s
Story:sniper rifle,  commando unit,  assault rifle,  jumping from an airplane,  threatened with a knife,  crew,  security,  shot through a window,  meeting,  commando,  parachute,  special forces,  power outage,  honor,  culture clash,  uzi,  pirate,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  die hard scenario,  mercenary,  race against time,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  blood

Battleship (2012) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Battleship (2012)

A naval war ship encounters an alien armada and faces the biggest threat mankind has ever faced. If they lose, the world could face a major extinction event and an alien invasion. Will humans win this alien war, what are the aliens doing here, and what do they want? Based on the Hasbro naval war game. This is why Battleship (2012) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:ocean,  ship
Period:2010s,  2000s
Story:ship captain,  game,  assault rifle,  navy seal,  radar,  aircraft carrier,  admiral,  u.s. navy,  commander,  raft,  power outage,  bravery,  captain,  subtitled scene,  race against time,  binoculars,  sniper,  no opening credits,  flashlight,  survival,  water,  brawl,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  beating,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  fight

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In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Thriller

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015)

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  escape,  fear
Locations:ship,  ocean,  boat,  beach
Story:ship captain,  crew,  leadership,  sailor,  bravery,  tension,  survivor,  what happened to epilogue,  captain,  subtitled scene,  underwater scene,  search,  no opening credits,  map,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  water,  letter,  shot in the head,  corpse,  based on book,  based on true story,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  blood

Atomic Blonde (2017)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  assault rifle,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  blood on shirt,  passport,  game,  rope,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  bridge,  survival,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  water,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  blood,  murder,  fight

Killers (2010)
Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller

Killers (2010)

Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances ... and just plain survive. (Read More)

Themes:escape,  money
Locations:ocean,  ship,  boat
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  threatened with a knife,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  gash in the face,  passport,  laser,  game,  uzi,  silencer,  blindfold,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  computer,  airplane,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  fight

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Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Annie Porter, the woman who was held on a bus with a bomb attached to it that will go off if it slows down. She dated the cop who saved her but broke up with him because he was constantly putting his life in danger. She would then date a guy named Alex who is also a cop but told her that he does a mundane assignment. But she eventually learns that he works for the same unit that the other guy worked for and is also addicted to danger. She wants to break up with but he surprises her with a cruise. She agrees to go. And he's planning to propose to her. But when he notices another passenger act peculiar, he can't help but try to find out what's up with him. He's Geiger, a computer man who designed the ship's systems, who was fired. He then takes over the ship's systems and sets it on a course that will send it into a tanker. Alex tries to stop him. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ship,  ocean,  boat
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:ship captain,  computer,  engine room,  listening device,  lifeboat,  planning,  hostile takeover,  radar,  hijacking,  heroism,  power outage,  bravery,  laser,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  no opening credits,  terrorist,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  water,  rescue,  machine gun,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  murder

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013). (Read More)

Themes:courage,  surveillance,  terrorism,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  escape attempt,  shaky cam,  warlord,  shot through a window,  commando,  parachute,  bravery,  laser,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  mercenary,  shot in the forehead,  underwater scene,  sniper,  terrorist,  survival,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  character name in title,  murder,  blood,  fight

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  escape,  torture,  money,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:sniper rifle,  security,  shot through a window,  blood on shirt,  siren,  ransom,  walkie talkie,  ak 47,  binoculars,  sniper,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  rifle,  brawl,  rescue,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  husband wife relationship,  fight,  blood,  murder

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Dead Calm (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Dead Calm (1989)

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.

Themes:grief,  brutality,  torture,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:ocean,  ship,  boat
Characters:hostage
Story:survivor,  engine room,  cat and mouse,  radar,  crew,  flare,  raft,  sailor,  death threat,  passport,  captive,  die hard scenario,  binoculars,  underwater scene,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  rescue,  corpse,  beating,  knife,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  murder,  blood,  fight

Blackhat (2015) is one of the best movies like Captain Phillips (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  youth,  terrorism,  deception,  money
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:engineer
Story:assault rifle,  terrorist,  computer,  cat and mouse,  e mail,  capture,  game,  captain,  uzi,  ak 47,  subtitled scene,  mercenary,  race against time,  binoculars,  shot in the forehead,  no opening credits,  bridge,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  airplane,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  helicopter,  corpse,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  fight,  murder

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

After stopping off at Starbase Yorktown, a remote outpost on the fringes of Federation space, the USS Enterprise, halfway into their five-year mission, is destroyed by an unstoppable wave of unknown aliens. With the crew stranded on an unknown planet and with no apparent means of rescue, they find themselves fighting against a ruthless enemy with a well-earned hatred of the Federation and everything it stands for. Only a rebellious alien warrior can help them reunite and leave the planet to stop this deadly menace from beginning a possible galactic war. (Read More)

Themes:courage,  brutality,  deception,  escape,  fear,  kidnapping
Characters:engineer,  hostage
Story:crew,  escape attempt,  threatened with a knife,  admiral,  warlord,  commander,  translator,  capture,  bravery,  walkie talkie,  captive,  survivor,  captain,  subtitled scene,  race against time,  underwater scene,  search,  no opening credits,  weapon,  bridge,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  rescue,  shot in the head,  corpse,  knife,  photograph,  fight,  murder

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