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Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. (Read More)

Themes:courage, blindness, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:ocean, ship, sea, hotel
Characters:engineer, daughter
Period:2010s
Story:oil rig, bp oil spill, oil, disaster, ship captain, bp, british petroleum, deepwater horizon oil spill, drilling for oil, gulf oil spill, oil platform, oil drilling, big oil, oil spill, oil industry, manmade environmental disaster, environmental disaster, disaster movie, disaster film, panic attack

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, panic, hope, paranoia, fear
Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Characters:engineer
Story:coast guard, ship captain, disaster film, oil, rescue, gas explosion, employee employee relationship, u.s. coast guard, lifeboat, radar, distrust, southern accent, heroism, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, bravery, trapped, flood, jumping from height

San Andreas (2015)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

San Andreas (2015)

In San Andreas, California is experiencing a statewide earthquake that goes on record as easily the biggest earthquake in history. Dwayne Johnson plays Ray Gaines, a helicopter rescue pilot for the Los Angeles Fire Department, who is trying to find his daughter, Blake (Alexandra Daddario), who is in San Francisco amidst the chaos. Ray's estranged wife, Emma, is forced to turn to Ray for help, as he is her last resort. Together they journey to save their daughter. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, hope, escape, fear
Characters:daughter
Story:disaster movie, disaster film, rescue, helicopter, airfield, baseball cap, unlikely hero, heroism, smoke, one day, aerial shot, post traumatic stress disorder, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, trapped, flood, jumping from height

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, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:male camaraderie, airfield, heroism, satellite, moral dilemma, smoke, aerial shot, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, broken leg, walkie talkie, what happened to epilogue, destruction, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, suspicion, laptop, race against time

In The Heart Of The Sea (2015) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
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, panic, hope, paranoia, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean, sea
Characters:daughter
Story:ship captain, disaster movie, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, evacuation, bravery, flood, what happened to epilogue, captain, disaster, self sacrifice, underwater scene, no opening credits, bird, map, death of friend, impalement, survival, water

Daylight (1996)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Daylight (1996)

Trouble strikes when runaway robbers in a getaway car hit truck full of explosives in the tunnel connecting Manhattan and New Jersey. Survivors are left in a weakened tunnel blocked at both exits. As Kit Latura approaches the tunnel, he sees the impact and knows he gotta take action. With time running out, he enters the tunnel through a system of maintenance walkways. Can he get the survivors out before the tunnel fills up? This is why Daylight (1996) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, paranoia, escape, fear
Characters:engineer
Story:disaster film, blow out, u.s. coast guard, distrust, fireball, heroism, one day, near death experience, power outage, crushed to death, chaos, flood, walkie talkie, disaster, father daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, underwater scene

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
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, panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean, sea
Characters:engineer
Story:ship captain, disaster film, navigator, lifeboat, radar, heroism, smoke, near death experience, oil, power outage, evacuation, bravery, flood, destruction, disaster, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, race against time, product placement, danger

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, panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear
Period:2010s
Story:male camaraderie, inspired by true events, baseball cap, heroism, mustache, aerial shot, chaos, bravery, broken leg, what happened to epilogue, laptop, product placement, danger, gas station, no opening credits, flashlight, sunglasses, slow motion scene, rescue, motorcycle

The Poseidon Adventure (1972) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

A passenger ship, on her way to the scrap yard is pushed to her limits by the new owners to save on the dismantling fees. A tidal wave hits her, flipping her over so that all the internal rooms are upside down. A priest takes a mixed band of survivors on a journey through the bowels of the ship in an attempt to survive. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, anger, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean
Story:ship captain, disaster movie, disaster film, radar, one day, chaos, bravery, trapped, flood, destruction, disaster, self sacrifice, race against time, binoculars, underwater scene, flashlight, survival, water, falling from height, rescue

Jurassic World (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Jurassic World (2015)

22 years after the original Jurassic Park failed, the new park (also known as Jurassic World) is open for business. After years of studying genetics the scientists on the park genetically engineer a new breed of dinosaur. When everything goes horribly wrong, will our heroes make it off the island?

Themes:courage, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:disaster film, employee employee relationship, corporate executive, unlikely hero, heroism, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, jumping from height, destruction, disaster, manager, employer employee relationship, product placement, underwater scene, no opening credits

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 Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, hope, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:disaster film, distrust, airfield, moral dilemma, power outage, evacuation, chaos, bravery, flood, broken leg, self mutilation, destruction, disaster, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, suspicion, self sacrifice, race against time, gas station, no opening credits

The Mummy (2017)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:unlikely hero, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, bravery, walkie talkie, self mutilation, destruction, laptop, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, flashlight

Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:male in shower, moral dilemma, aerial shot, power outage, trapped, walkie talkie, laptop, employer employee relationship, race against time, product placement, danger, flashlight, sunglasses, slow motion scene, motorcycle, black comedy, helicopter, cell phone, shower, surprise ending

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, escape, fear
Story:southern accent, one day, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, chaos, bravery, broken leg, destruction, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, race against time, danger, impalement, flashlight, survival, telephone, slow motion scene, rescue, black comedy

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016)

The general public is concerned over having Superman on their planet and letting the "Dark Knight" - Batman - pursue the streets of Gotham. While this is happening, a power-phobic Batman tries to attack Superman.,Meanwhile Superman tries to settle on a decision, and Lex Luthor, the criminal mastermind and millionaire, tries to use his own advantages to fight the "Man of Steel". (Read More)

Themes:panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:employee employee relationship, southern accent, heroism, satellite, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, flood, broken leg, jumping from height, self mutilation, destruction, disaster, laptop, self sacrifice

The Blob (1988)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Blob (1988)

Meg Penny is a cheerleader out on her first date with one of the football players, Paul Taylor. It doesn't go very well. Before they get where they're going, an old vagrant runs out in front of Paul's car, screaming in terror. The old man is closely followed by Brian Flagg, the local teen rebel, complete with long hair, black leather jacket, motorcycle and tough-guy attitude. Paul blames Brian for chasing the old man, but after the threesome takes him to the doctor's office, it becomes clear the vagrant had more to worry about than some young tough. He was screaming because of the acid-like substance on his hand - a substance that spreads over his body and eventually consumes him. Soon, the growing red blob, which sprouts tentacles to attack its victims, becomes a menace to the small town of Arbeville, Colorado. The military soon arrives in Hazmat suits, led by the wide-eyed Dr. Christopher Meddows. They're from the government, they say, and they want to help; but Brian's distrust for authority figures proves justified when he learns of their true motives. This is why The Blob (1988) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, paranoia, escape, fear
Story:distrust, unlikely hero, satellite, one day, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, walkie talkie, self mutilation, disaster, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, map, death of friend, flashlight

Power Rangers (2017) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Power Rangers (2017)

High school outcasts stumble upon an old alien ship, where they acquire superpowers and are dubbed the Power Rangers. Learning that an old enemy of the previous generation has returned to exact vegenance, the group must harness their powers and use them to work together and save the world.

Themes:courage, panic, hope, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:ship
Period:2010s
Story:fireball, heroism, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, crushed to death, bravery, jumping from height, destruction, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, underwater scene, no opening credits, map

Rogue One (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Rogue One (2016)

All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success. (Read More)

Themes:courage, blindness, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:engineer
Story:distrust, heroism, moral dilemma, aerial shot, power outage, evacuation, bravery, broken leg, jumping from height, destruction, captain, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, binoculars, no opening credits, map, death of friend

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:courage, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:ship
Story:fireball, director cameo, aerial shot, blood on face, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, jumping from height, destruction, captain, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, danger, underwater scene, map, impalement, water, falling from height, slow motion scene, rescue

Battleship (2012)
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. (Read More)

Themes:courage
Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Period:2010s
Story:ship captain, panic attack, radar, raft, satellite, power outage, chaos, bravery, destruction, captain, father daughter relationship, race against time, product placement, binoculars, gas station, no opening credits, flashlight, survival, sunglasses, water

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over? This is why Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear
Locations:ship
Characters:daughter
Period:2010s
Story:ship captain, disaster film, radar, heroism, satellite, aerial shot, post traumatic stress disorder, near death experience, evacuation, chaos, bravery, flood, walkie talkie, destruction, captain, disaster, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, danger

Dunkirk (2017)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

Dunkirk (2017)

Evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.

Themes:courage, blindness, panic, hope, paranoia, escape, fear
Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Story:ship captain, oil spill, evacuation, malfunction, inspired by true events, smoke, aerial shot, post traumatic stress disorder, near death experience, oil, crushed to death, chaos, bravery, trapped, flood, destruction, captain, disaster, suspicion, self sacrifice

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.. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, fear
Characters:engineer
Story:airfield, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, walkie talkie, destruction, captain, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, binoculars, impalement, flashlight, survival, falling from height, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue, helicopter

Self/less (2015)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:daughter
Period:2010s
Story:corporate executive, unlikely hero, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, walkie talkie, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, product placement, gas station, coffee, no opening credits, flashlight, survival, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue, black comedy

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
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:panic, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:goatee, airfield, unlikely hero, satellite, moral dilemma, aerial shot, crushed to death, walkie talkie, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, laptop, race against time, product placement, danger, underwater scene, no opening credits, impalement, sunglasses, airplane, rescue

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 Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:ship
Characters:engineer
Story:ship captain, distrust, unlikely hero, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, captain, suspicion, laptop, race against time, danger, death of friend, impalement, flashlight, survival, falling from height, slow motion scene, rescue

Survivor (2015)
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. (Read More)

Themes:escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Story:gas explosion, employee employee relationship, unlikely hero, aerial shot, suspicion, laptop, employer employee relationship, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, no opening credits, flashlight, survival, falling from height, slow motion scene, airplane, motorcycle, helicopter, cell phone

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Story:gas explosion, employee employee relationship, suspicion, manager, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, no opening credits, flashlight, sunglasses, slow motion scene, rescue, motorcycle, cell phone, fire, surprise ending, explosion, husband wife relationship

Battle Los Angeles (2011) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Sci-fi

Battle Los Angeles (2011)

Los Angeles and other cities around the world are being bombarded by meteors that seem to be slowing down once they hit the earth's atmosphere. The earth is suddenly being invaded by space aliens that have landed off the shore of LA, and who begin killing everybody along the beach. The military is ordered into action. Marine Staff Sergeant Nantz (Aaron Eckhart), who was about to retire, is reassigned to a new platoon. The platoon, flown by chopper to the forward operating base at Santa Monica Airport, is being led by a new 2nd Lt. Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez). They are sent on a mission to rescue some civilians who are trapped at the police station within alien territory. They only have 3 hours to complete their mission and get out before the Air Force bombs that zone. (Read More)

Themes:escape
Locations:ocean
Period:2010s
Story:webcam, fireball, smoke, one day, aerial shot, post traumatic stress disorder, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, chaos, trapped, walkie talkie, destruction, captain, self sacrifice, race against time, binoculars, gas station, no opening credits, map

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:blindness, hope, anger, escape, betrayal
Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Story:raft, man crying, moral dilemma, near death experience, oil, crying man, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, self sacrifice, underwater scene, no opening credits, water, slow motion scene, fire, surprise ending, explosion, title spoken by character, husband wife relationship, bare chested male, blood

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. This is why War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Story:gas explosion, moral dilemma, smoke, aerial shot, near death experience, flood, walkie talkie, destruction, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, binoculars, no opening credits, map, death of friend, impalement, flashlight, survival, sunglasses, water

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive in Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. (Read More)

Themes:panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:engineer, daughter
Story:jumping into water, distrust, satellite, aerial shot, power outage, evacuation, chaos, jumping from height, walkie talkie, destruction, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, binoculars, underwater scene, no opening credits, impalement, flashlight, survival

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:baseball cap, southern accent, moral dilemma, mustache, aerial shot, near death experience, crushed to death, flood, walkie talkie, destruction, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, underwater scene, no opening credits, map

The Guardian (2006)
Action, Adventure, Drama

The Guardian (2006)

Ben Randall is a Coast Guard rescue swimmer. When his crew is killed in an accident and his marriage ends, his commander tells him he wants Randall to go to the US Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer "A" School to train other rescue swimmers. He encounters a guy named Jake who's a little cocky because he was once a swim champion. So Ben puts him through the wringer to see if he can handle it. (Read More)

Locations:ocean, ship, sea
Story:ship captain, coast guard, rescue, u.s. coast guard, airfield, louisiana, flood, walkie talkie, disaster, self sacrifice, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, impalement, sunglasses, water, motorcycle, helicopter, fire, explosion

No Escape (2015)
Action, Thriller

No Escape (2015)

When Jack (Owen Wilson) finds an opportunity to move to Southeast Asia to head his water manufacturing company's new plant there, he immediately jumps at the opportunity and moves his family there. When they get there; they seem to be having problems, the electronics don't work and rarely any cars are seen in the streets. When he goes to the market the next morning, he finds himself caught in the middle of a violent rebellion headed by armed rebels executing foreigners. Jack must get back to the hotel and with the help of a mysterious British "tourist" (Pierce Brosnan), must get his family to the American Embassy in the midst of the chaos. (Read More)

Themes:panic, hope, paranoia, escape, fear
Locations:hotel
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:water, unlikely hero, moral dilemma, near death experience, power outage, chaos, trapped, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, underwater scene, map, death of friend, survival, telephone, falling from height, slow motion scene, airplane, rescue

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)
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. This is why The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, betrayal, anger, escape, fear
Locations:sea, hotel
Period:2010s
Story:satellite, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, chaos, flood, jumping from height, walkie talkie, destruction, father daughter relationship, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, underwater scene, map, sunglasses, falling from height, slow motion scene, airplane

Everest (2015) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Everest (2015)

On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds. (Read More)

Themes:courage, blindness, hope, escape, fear
Story:southern accent, moral dilemma, aerial shot, near death experience, evacuation, bravery, walkie talkie, what happened to epilogue, disaster, self sacrifice, race against time, no opening credits, map, death of friend, survival, telephone, sunglasses, falling from height, rescue, helicopter

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, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:captain, ship captain, lifeboat, radar, raft, heroism, power outage, bravery, walkie talkie, what happened to epilogue, manager, race against time, binoculars, underwater scene, no opening credits, map, flashlight, survival, water, airplane

Suicide Squad (2016)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Suicide Squad (2016)

It feels good to be bad...Assemble a team of the world's most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government's disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren't picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it's every man for himself? (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, hope, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Period:2010s
Story:distrust, unlikely hero, director cameo, louisiana, southern accent, satellite, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, chaos, bravery, flood, jumping from height, walkie talkie, destruction, captain, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time

Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Story:corporate executive, distrust, southern accent, moral dilemma, aerial shot, blood on face, evacuation, suspicion, laptop, danger, death of friend, impalement, rescue, cell phone, shower, surprise ending, title spoken by character, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bare chested male, blood

War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. This is why War Of The Worlds (2005) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, escape, fear, betrayal
Locations:ship
Characters:daughter
Story:ship captain, disaster film, near death experience, evacuation, chaos, working class, destruction, disaster, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, danger, underwater scene, bird, flashlight, survival, rescue, helicopter, cell phone, fire, surprise ending

Red Dawn (2012)
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, panic, hope, paranoia, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:unlikely hero, power outage, chaos, bravery, destruction, captain, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, binoculars, death of friend, survival, airplane, rescue, helicopter, cell phone, surprise ending, explosion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

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, panic, hope, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Characters:engineer
Story:gas explosion, satellite, aerial shot, near death experience, evacuation, crushed to death, bravery, walkie talkie, destruction, captain, self sacrifice, race against time, danger, coffee, underwater scene, no opening credits, death of friend, impalement, survival, falling from height

World Trade Center (2006)
Drama, History, Thriller

World Trade Center (2006)

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 wreckage while the rescue teams fight to save them.

Themes:courage, hope
Story:rescue, fireball, satellite, evacuation, trapped, walkie talkie, what happened to epilogue, disaster, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, death of friend, flashlight, survival, slow motion scene, airplane, cell phone, fire, based on true story, shower

Poseidon (2006) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Poseidon (2006)

It is New Year's Eve, and over 2,000 passengers & crew are ringing in the New Year aboard the huge cruise ship 'Poseidon' when it capsizes on the open sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean! A small group of survivors find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for their lives. Preferring to test the odds alone, career gambler Dylan Johns ignores captain's orders to wait below for possible rescue and sets out to find his own way to safety. What begins as a solo mission soon draws others, as Dylan is followed by a desperate father searching for his daughter and her fiancee--a young couple who hours before couldn't summon the courage to tell him they were engaged and now face much graver challenges. Along the way they are joined by a single mother and her wise-beyond-his-years son, an anxious stowaway and a despondent fellow passenger who boarded the ship not sure he wanted to live but now knows he doesn't want to die. Determined to fight their way to the surface, the group sets off through the disorienting maze of twisted steel in the upside-down wreckage. As the unstable vessel rapidly fills with water each must draw on skills and strengths they didn't even know they possessed, fighting against time for their own survival and for each other. (Read More)

Themes:courage, panic, escape, fear
Locations:ship, ocean, sea
Characters:daughter
Story:disaster film, water, raft, crushed to death, trapped, destruction, captain, disaster, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, underwater scene, impalement, flashlight, survival, falling from height, rescue, helicopter, cell phone, fire

Into The Storm (2014)
Action, Thriller

Into The Storm (2014)

In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. This is why Into The Storm (2014) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016). (Read More)

Themes:panic, fear
Story:disaster movie, disaster film, employee employee relationship, airfield, southern accent, one day, near death experience, chaos, flood, destruction, disaster, mother daughter relationship, laptop, self sacrifice, employer employee relationship, race against time, danger, gas station, no opening credits, death of friend

Man Of Steel (2013)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Man Of Steel (2013)

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Themes:hope, escape
Locations:hotel
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:oil platform, oil rig, blow out, heroism, satellite, power outage, crushed to death, chaos, jumping from height, captain, laptop, self sacrifice, employer employee relationship, race against time, product placement, binoculars, gas station, underwater scene, no opening credits, impalement

Ghostbusters (2016)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Ghostbusters (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, escape, fear
Locations:hotel
Characters:engineer
Period:2010s
Story:unlikely hero, aerial shot, near death experience, power outage, evacuation, walkie talkie, race against time, product placement, danger, coffee, no opening credits, map, flashlight, telephone, falling from height, slow motion scene, rescue, motorcycle, cell phone, fire

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, escape, fear, betrayal
Period:2010s
Story:southern accent, moral dilemma, father daughter relationship, self sacrifice, race against time, product placement, danger, no opening credits, death of friend, survival, telephone, sunglasses, slow motion scene, rescue, motorcycle, black comedy, cell phone, surprise ending, explosion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:panic, paranoia, anger, fear, betrayal
Locations:hotel
Story:inspired by true events, moral dilemma, what happened to epilogue, captain, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, suspicion, race against time, product placement, danger, gas station, no opening credits, sunglasses, slow motion scene, airplane, motorcycle, black comedy, helicopter, cell phone, fire

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