Movies like Die Hard 2 1990

Off-duty cop John McClane is gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when, on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation’s capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military commandos led by a murderous rogue officer plot to rescue a drug lord from justice and are prepared for every contingency except one: McClane’s smart-mouthed heroics.

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1 Commando 1985

John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, one of his former commandos, and a fully equipped private army. With the help of a feisty stewardess and an old friend, Matrix has only a few hours to overcome his greatest challenge: finding his daughter before she's killed.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Jeph Loeb (story) (as Joseph Loeb III), Matthew Weisman (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

2 Predator 1987

Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the forest, taking trophies from the bodies of its victims as it goes along. Occasionally seeing through its eyes, the audience sees it is an intelligent alien hunter, hunting them for sport, killing them off one at a time.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

John McTiernan

Country:

United States of America
7.8

3 Con Air 1997

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Simon West

Writer:

Scott Rosenberg

Country:

United States of America
6.9

4 Die Hard 1988

NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

Roderick Thorp (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8.2

5 Mission: Impossible 1996

When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt now must ferret out the real double agent and, in the process, even the score.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller

Director:

Brian De Palma

Writers:

Bruce Geller (television series), David Koepp (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.1

6 True Lies 1994

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

James Cameron

Writers:

Claude Zidi (screenplay "La Totale!"), Simon Michaël (screenplay "La Totale!") | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

7 Lethal Weapon 1987

Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

Shane Black

Country:

United States of America
7.6

8 Lethal Weapon 2 1989

In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under Murtaugh's toilet, the action explodes!

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Shane Black (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

9 Lethal Weapon 3 1992

Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the beautiful yet hardnosed internal affairs sergeant who catches Riggs's eye.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Jeffrey Boam (screenplay), Jeffrey Boam (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

10 The Fugitive 1993

Wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to death, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until Richard is captured. As Kimble leads the marshals through a series of intricate chases, he uncovers the secret behind his wife's death and struggles to expose the killer before he is recaptured, or killed.

Genres:

Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Jeb Stuart (screenplay), David Twohy (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

11 The Rock 1996

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war reparations to be paid to the families of slain servicemen who died on covert operations. After their SEAL team is wiped out, Stanley and John deal with the soldiers on their own.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Thriller

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

David Weisberg (story), Douglas Cook (story) (as Douglas S. Cook) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.4

12 Swordfish 2001

Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writer:

Skip Woods

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
6.5

13 Face/off 1997

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Woo

Country:

United States of America
7.3

14 16 Blocks 2006

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Richard Donner

Writer:

Richard Wenk

Countries:

United States of America, Germany
6.6

15 Speed 1994

Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.

Genres:

Action, Adventure, Crime

Director:

Jan de Bont

Writer:

Graham Yost

Country:

United States of America
7.2

16 Terminator Salvation 2009

All grown up in post-apocalyptic 2018, John Connor must lead the resistance of humans against the increasingly dominating militaristic robots. But when Marcus Wright appears, his existence confuses the mission as Connor tries to determine whether Wright has come from the future or the past -- and whether he's friend or foe.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

McG

Countries:

Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.5

17 Live Free Or Die Hard 2007

John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer infrastructure.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Mark Bomback (screenplay), Mark Bomback (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.1

18 The Transporter 2002

Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Directors:

Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen (as Cory Yuen)

Countries:

United States of America, France
6.8

19 Gone In 60 Seconds 2000

Upon learning that he has to come out of retirement to steal 50 cars in one night to save his brother Kip's life, former car thief Randall "Memphis" Raines enlists help from a few "boost happy" pals to accomplish a seemingly impossible feat. From countless car chases to relentless cops, the high-octane excitement builds as Randall swerves around more than a few roadblocks to keep Kip alive.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Thriller

Director:

Dominic Sena

Writers:

H.B. Halicki, Scott Rosenberg (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

20 Die Hard With A Vengeance 1995

New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, until a genius named Simon engages McClane, his new "partner" -- and his beloved city -- in a deadly game that demands their concentration.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

John McTiernan

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh, Roderick Thorp (certain original characters)

Country:

United States of America
7.6

21 Armageddon 1998

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure

Director:

Michael Bay

Writers:

Jonathan Hensleigh (screenplay), J.J. Abrams (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 The Italian Job 2003

Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, pedal-to-the-metal chase that careens up, down, above and below the streets of Los Angeles.

Genres:

Action, Crime

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin, Donna Powers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7

23 The Bourne Identity 2002

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy—but who does he work for?

Genres:

Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Doug Liman

Writers:

Tony Gilroy (screenplay), W. Blake Herron (screenplay) (as William Blake Herron) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United States of America, Germany, Czech Republic
7.9

24 The Bourne Supremacy 2004

When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation should anyone from his former life attempt contact, is forced to once again take up his life as a trained assassin to survive.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Robert Ludlum (novel), Tony Gilroy (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.7