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Toy Story 3
  • Toy Story 3 (2010)
  • Animation, Comedy, Family,
  • Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home to Andy.
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Toy Story 3
Die Hard
  • Die Hard (1988)
  • Action, Thriller,
  • NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife, Holly, is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of pitiless terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.
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Die Hard
Salt
  • Salt (2010)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude capture. Salt's efforts to prove her innocence only serve to cast doubt on her motives, as the hunt to uncover the truth behind her identity continues and the question remains: "Who is Salt?"
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Salt
Escape from New York
  • Escape from New York (1981)
  • Action, Science Fiction,
  • In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.
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Escape from New York
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos.
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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Nocturnal Animals
Nocturnal Animals
Dog Day Afternoon
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime,
  • A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
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Dog Day Afternoon
Munich
  • Munich (2005)
  • Drama, Action, History, Thriller,
  • During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.
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Munich
Eraser
  • Eraser (1996)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery,
  • U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When Kruger discovers that there's a corrupt agent within the program, he must guard his own life while trying to protect Lee's.
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Eraser
No Good Deed
  • No Good Deed (2014)
  • Thriller,
  • Terri, a devoted wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin, a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble. The unexpected invitation leaves her and her family terrorized and fighting for survival.
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No Good Deed
Red Eye
  • Red Eye (2005)
  • Horror, Thriller,
  • After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting list. They sit together in the plane, and Jack reveals that he wants Lisa to change the room in Lux of an important American politician to facilitate a terrorist attempt against him. Otherwise, Lisa's father will be killed by a hit man. Lisa has to decide what to do with the menacing man at her side.
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Red Eye
The Last Stand
  • The Last Stand (2013)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction where the police are preparing to make a last stand to intercept them before they cross the border. Owens is reluctant to become involved but ultimately joins in with the law enforcement efforts
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The Last Stand
The Negotiator
  • The Negotiator (1998)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery,
  • The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.
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The Negotiator
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • Capt. Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's half brother who kidnaps three diplomats and hijacks the Enterprise in his obsessive search for God.
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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Street Fighter
  • Street Fighter (1994)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller,
  • Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.
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Street Fighter
Breaking In
  • Breaking In (2018)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After managing to escape, Shaun must now figure out a way to turn the tables on the desperate thieves and save her captive children.
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Breaking In
Killer Elite
  • Killer Elite (2011)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller,
  • Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse—where the predators become the prey.
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Killer Elite
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
  • The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
  • Drama,
  • Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Universal Soldier: Regeneration
  • Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller, Science Fiction,
  • When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a next-generation "UniSol".
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Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Game Over, Man!
  • Game Over, Man! (2018)
  • Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.
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Game Over, Man!
7 Seconds
  • 7 Seconds (2005)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
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7 Seconds
Eagle Eye
  • Eagle Eye (2008)
  • Action, Thriller, Mystery,
  • Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle Monaghan) are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push them into increasing danger. As events escalate, Jerry and Rachel become the country's most-wanted fugitives and must figure out what is happening to them.
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Eagle Eye
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
  • Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
  • Comedy,
  • Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. Nervous breakdown in Dundee. A self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', which was subsequently remaindered and pulped. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high ebb spectrum in his life to date, namely how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.
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Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
A Life Less Ordinary
  • A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
  • Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance,
  • A couple of angels, O'Reilly (Holly Hunter) and Jackson (Delroy Lindo), are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine (Cameron Diaz), a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor (Stanley Tucci) and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert (Ewan McGregor). Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.
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A Life Less Ordinary
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
  • The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
  • Drama, History, Thriller,
  • It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes and comes up with the President of the United States who he plans to murder.
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Berlin Syndrome
  • Berlin Syndrome (2017)
  • Drama, Thriller,
  • A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
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Berlin Syndrome
The Crying Game
  • The Crying Game (1992)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance,
  • Irish Republican Army member Fergus (Stephen Rea) forms an unexpected bond with Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier in his custody, despite the warnings of fellow IRA members Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). Jody makes Fergus promise he'll visit his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), in London, and when Fergus flees to the city, he seeks her out. Hounded by his former IRA colleagues, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the enigmatic, and surprising, Dil.
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The Crying Game
2 Days in the Valley
  • 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
  • Comedy, Crime,
  • In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the story of two hit men, a mistress, a nurse, a vindictive ex-wife, a wealthy art dealer and his lovelorn assistant, a suicidal writer and his dog, and a bitter cop and his partner.
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2 Days in the Valley
Mystery Men
  • Mystery Men (1999)
  • Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Science Fiction,
  • When Captain Amazing (Kinnear) is kidnapped by Casanova Frankenstein (Rush) a group of superheroes combine together to create a plan. But these aren't normal superheroes. Now, the group who include such heroes as Mr. Furious (Stiller), The Shoveller (Macy) and The Blue Raja (Azaria) must put all the powers together to save everyone they know and love.
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Mystery Men
Mother's Day
  • Mother's Day (2010)
  • Drama, Horror, Thriller, Crime,
  • Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
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Mother's Day
Trapped
  • Trapped (2002)
  • Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
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Trapped
Suicide Kings
  • Suicide Kings (1998)
  • Drama, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime,
  • Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.
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Suicide Kings
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)
  • Thriller,
  • In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Proof of Life
  • Proof of Life (2000)
  • Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance,
  • Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
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Proof of Life
Rampage: Capital Punishment
  • Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
  • Action, Thriller, Crime,
  • A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.
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Rampage: Capital Punishment
The Sugarland Express
  • The Sugarland Express (1974)
  • Drama, Action, Crime,
  • Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking a highway patrolman hostage. As a massive dragnet starts to pursue them across Texas, the couple become unlikely folk heroes and even start to bond with the captive policeman.
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The Sugarland Express
Sudden Death
  • Sudden Death (1995)
  • Adventure, Action, Thriller,
  • International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship hockey game. With the captors demanding a billion dollars by game's end, Van Damme frantically sets a plan in motion to rescue his daughter and abort an impending explosion before the final buzzer...
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Sudden Death
The Ref
The Ref
The Cottage
  • The Cottage (2008)
  • Horror, Comedy, Thriller, Crime,
  • In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.
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The Cottage
Captive
  • Captive (2015)
  • Drama, Thriller, Crime,
  • Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.
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Captive