10 best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016)

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Deepwater Horizon 2016
A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
List of the best movies like Deepwater Horizon (2016): Momentum, Survivor, Cartels, Patriots Day, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, In the Heart of the Sea, The Finest Hours, 12 Strong, Poseidon, American Renegades.

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Momentum (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration02:04

When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin and his team of killers. Armed with her own set of lethal skills, Alex looks to exact revenge for her murdered friends while uncovering the truth.

Survivor (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:01

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Cartels (2016)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Monaco, Romania
Duration02:01

An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an explosive assault on the hotel.

Patriots Day (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:46

An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:44

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, biography, history
CountryUSA, Australia, Spain
Duration02:10

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.  “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.

The Finest Hours (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

12 Strong (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Poseidon (2006)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

American Renegades (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration02:19

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

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Hard Target 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:40

Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Hotel Mumbai (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:51

Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Malta, Morocco
Duration02:20

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Titanic (1997)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryUSA, Mexico, Australia, Canada
Duration03:14

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

Only the Brave (2017)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.

The Mountain Between Us (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

Stranded after a tragic plane crash, two strangers must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow covered mountain. When they realize help is not coming, they embark on a perilous journey across the wilderness.

Adrift (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, biography
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Iceland
Duration02:28

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Titanic 2 (2010)
Markimdb: 1.6
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

On the 100th anniversary of the original voyage, a modern luxury liner christened "Titanic 2," follows the path of its namesake. But when a tsunami hurls an ice berg into the new ship's path, the passengers and crew must fight to avoid a similar fate.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, drama, western, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:49

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Black Water (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:29

A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.

San Andreas (2015)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter.

Criminal (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Bulgaria
Duration02:27

Bill Pope 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 ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.

Altitude (2017)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Armed Response (2017)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

The story follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Contagion (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Pearl Harbor (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

American Assassin (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.




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