Top 35 Die Hard 2/Passenger 57 Type Films & Shows

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Films that have a similar plot premise such as this film.

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1. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 170,652 | Gross: $172.96M

2. The Package (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

Votes: 8,057 | Gross: $10.65M

Honorable mention as this predates Die Hard 2.

3. Big Bullet (1996)

91 min | Action, Crime

After assaulting his tactical commander during a raid gone sour, a dedicated but temperamental cop Sergeant Bill Chu is demoted to the Emergency Unit, long considered to be the police force's dumping ground for problem cops.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Jordan Chan, Ruco Chan, Radium Cheung

Votes: 749

4. Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give ... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Rhee | Stars: Phillip Rhee, Ernie Hudson, Tobin Bell, Thure Riefenstein

Votes: 1,038

5. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 87,079 | Gross: $70.77M

6. The Kill Point (2007)

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

A group of military veterans, who recently returned home from serving in Iraq, band together to pull off a major bank heist.

Stars: Steve Cirbus, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Hyatt, John Leguizamo

Votes: 4,878

7. Pandora's Clock (1996)

PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Daphne Zuniga, Jane Leeves, Richard Lawson

Votes: 678

8. Strategic Command (1997)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Paul Winfield, Richard Norton, Amanda Wyss

Votes: 636

9. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

A group of troublemaking boys decide to take a stand when terrorists seize control of their boarding school.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 18,654 | Gross: $15.07M

10. S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Sam Jaeger, Adrianne Palicki, Michael Jai White, Kyra Zagorsky

Votes: 1,907

11. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello

Votes: 71,474 | Gross: $19.98M

12. Mile 22 (2018)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

38 Metascore

A small team of elite American intelligence officers, part of a top-secret tactical command unit, try to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of Indonesia.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich

Votes: 55,082 | Gross: $36.11M

13. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 133,154 | Gross: $116.93M

14. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

62 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 47,736 | Gross: $56.57M

15. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 298,145 | Gross: $134.07M

16. Snakes on a Plane (2006)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent takes on a plane full of deadly venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard

Votes: 127,726 | Gross: $34.02M

17. Non-Stop (2014)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

56 Metascore

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages demanding $150 million into an off-shore account, or someone will die every 20 minutes.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, Michelle Dockery

Votes: 239,166 | Gross: $92.17M

18. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 262,407 | Gross: $101.12M

19. Depth Charge (2008 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Thriller

On his final voyage a commandeer aboard a nuclear submarine is making a shocking bid for world peace. With the help of mercenaries he takes over the sub in order to hold Washington D.C. and the world hostage.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Eric Roberts, Barry Bostwick, Chris Warren

Votes: 395

20. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A train with hostages is stolen in Bremen, Germany. It's heading south through Europe with a nuclear bomb. A UN crime-fighting task force is in charge of stopping it in cooperation with local military and police.

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 3,185

21. Hijack (1998)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a milita group.

Director: Worth Keeter | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Ernie Hudson, Beth Toussaint, Brent Huff

Votes: 292

22. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

52 Metascore

Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 41,806 | Gross: $50.02M

23. Nowhere to Land (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Jack Wagner, Christine Elise, James Sikking, Mark Lee

Votes: 787

24. Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Thriller

Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Eric Roberts, Alexandra Paul, Anne Openshaw, Kevin Jubinville

Votes: 669

25. Air Rage (2001 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure

A Marine Colonel and his men are sent abroad on hostage rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the hostages dead and decide to get payback by massacring the village. Upon return home to the US, they must face the consequences.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Ice-T, Cyril O'Reilly, Kimberly Oja, Steve Hytner

Votes: 579

26. Sonic Impact (1999)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Thriller

When a deranged criminal is caught, he is then being transported by plane, along with some other criminals. Through a stroke of luck he is able to subdue the Federal agents assigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Rodney McDonald | Stars: James Russo, Ice-T, Michael Harris, Sam Anderson

Votes: 404

27. Final Approach (2007 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An action filled account of an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson, Sunny Mabrey

Votes: 584

28. Collision Course (2012)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover-up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: David Chokachi, Tia Carrere, Meghan McLeod, Tim Abell

Votes: 448

29. Airspeed (1999)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After lightening strikes Flight 109, the only chance for survival is a young girl.

Director: Robert Tinnell | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Bronwen Booth, Joe Mantegna, Lynne Adams

Votes: 1,195

30. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 146,004 | Gross: $89.71M

31. Undeclared War (1990)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A Hong Kong Special Branch cop and a CIA agent reluctantly team up to bring down a major international terrorist.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Danny Lee, Olivia Hussey, Peter Liapis, Vernon Wells

Votes: 176

32. Below the Surface (2017– )

44 min | Drama, Thriller

Copenhagen, 2017. 15 innocent people are held hostage underground in a subway train.

Stars: Johannes Lassen, Alexandre Willaume, Peder Thomas Pedersen, Flemming Enevold

Votes: 1,139

33. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 165,068

34. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,493

35. Airport (1970)

G | 137 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.

Directors: George Seaton, Henry Hathaway | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, George Kennedy, Jean Seberg

Votes: 16,312 | Gross: $100.49M

Honorable mention since this inspired all post-Die Hard 2 type films as well.

36. Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying (1999)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

A passenger of a hijacked airliner who happens to be an airplane engineer works to deactivate a chemical weapons bomb after the hijackers kill the pilot and threaten to kill all the passengers on the plane.

Director: David Mackay | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Tom Berenger, Jennifer Beals, Jeffrey Nordling

Votes: 2,010

37. Crash Dive (1996 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

The crew of the nuclear submarine USS Ulysses rescues supposed victims of a boat disaster, but the victims turn out to be terrorists intent on capturing nuclear weapons aboard the sub. Only... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Stevens | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Frederic Forrest, Reiner Schöne, Jay Acovone

Votes: 752



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