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List of the best movies like Hostages (2017): Friends from France, In the Fade, Rustom, 7 Days in Entebbe, Detroit, Battle for Sevastopol, Chappaquiddick, Hatred, Lizzie, The Assault.

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Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, history
CountryFrance, Canada, Russia, Germany
Duration01:41
CharactersTeens, Jews, Tourists
PlotLove, Mystery, Undercover
PlaceSea, Russia, USSR, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their engagement, they visit monuments and museums. In the evening they slip away from the group and meet “refuseniks”, Jews persecuted by the Soviet regime for wanting to leave the country. While Carole is motivated by political commitment and a taste for risk, Jérôme’s motivation is Carole.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:21
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Wedding, Money, Investigation, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Sea, Court, Greece, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration03:08
PlotLove, On real events, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceCourt, England, India, London
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rustom Pavri, an honourable officer of the Indian Navy shoots his friend Vikram to death after discovering that his wife Cynthia had an affair with the rich businessman. The Commander surrenders himself to the Police immediately and admits to have killed Vikram but pleads 'not guilty' in court. Is he convicted or acquitted?

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, France, Malta
Duration02:28
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards
PlotOn real events, Survival, Dancing, Cars, Aviation
PlaceAircraft, Israel
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, For men

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

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Death, Justice, Uprising
PlaceGhetto
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Death, Weapon, True love
PlaceRussia, USSR, Ukraine
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Sweden
Duration02:21
CharactersLawyers, Fathers, Presidential, Orphans, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Cars, Investigation, Death
PlaceIslands, Party, Beach, Hotels, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy

Ted Kennedy's life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, military, history
CountryPoland
Duration01:38
CharactersWolves, Jews, Soldier, Sisters, Farmers
PlotLove, War, On real events, Survival, Wedding
PlaceVillage, Trains, Forest, Poland
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Disturbing

Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her husband is drafted to the Polish army for the war with Germany. Meanwhile, tensions grow due to Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians living side by side.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, history
CountryFrance
CharactersSpecial Forces, Terrorists, Heroes, Military
PlotOn real events, Hostage
PlaceAircraft, France
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Saturday 24th December 1994. Four GIA terrorists hijack an Air France A300 Airbus at the Algiers airport. The Airbus, bound for Paris, has 227 passengers on board. No one knows exactly what the terrorists’ intentions are, just that they are armed and extremely determined. They demand the liberation of their “brothers in arms” and want the aircraft to take off at once. After very lengthy and intense negotiations between the French and Algerian governments, the plane is finally allowed to leave. There are three main characters at the heart of the action: a member of the GIGN, Carole Jeanton, an ambitious technocrat willing to do anything it takes to achieve personal gain from the events, and Yahia Abdallah, a determined jihadist who grew up in the slums of Algiers and was being manipulated by an obscure GIA envoy, Ali Touchent.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryNorway, Iceland, USA
Duration02:45
CharactersTeens, Terrorists, Lawyers, Photographers, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Soccer, Death, Political, Snow
PlaceIslands, Court, Norway
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utöya Island outside of Oslo. This three-part story will focus on the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersTerrorists
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:54
CharactersKings, Artists, Scientists, Maids, Diggers
PlotOn real events, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceSea, Caves, Mountains, Beach, Cemetery
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

The story of nine-year old Maria and her father Marcelino who, in 1879, found the first pre-historic cave paintings at the now world famous Altamira cave.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, biography
CountrySpain, USA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events, Skirmishes, Death, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceAfghanistan
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

When Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he'll be the next target.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Investigators, Partners
PlotOn real events, Mystery
PlaceTexas, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryGermany
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Justice, Blackmail, Rivalry
PlaceIsrael, Night Clubs
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, For men, Disturbing

It is the late 1950s. Flourishing under the economic miracle, Germany grows increasingly apathetic about confronting the horrors of its recent past. Nevertheless, Fritz Bauer doggedly devotes his energies to bringing the Third Reich to justice. One day Bauer receives a letter from Argentina, written by a man who is certain that his daughter is dating the son of Adolph Eichmann. Excited by the promising lead, and mistrustful of a corrupt judiciary system where Nazis still lurk, Bauer journeys to Jerusalem to seek alliance with Mossad, the Israeli secret service. To do so is treason — yet committing treason is the only way Bauer can serve his country.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryIndia
Duration02:37
CharactersTerrorists, Strong women, Stewardesses
PlotOn real events, Death, Self-sacrifice
PlaceAircraft
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Neerja is a portrayal on the life of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Reporters
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Political, Conspiracies
PlaceIraq, Party, USA, Office
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Disturbing

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersLesbians
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Death, Jealousy, Mystery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Judge, Investigators
PlotLove, On real events, Chase
PlacePrison, USA
StylePsychological problems, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, For men

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Touching

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersTeachers, Jews, Photographers, Partners, Parents
PlotOn real events, Friendship, Weapon, Baseball, Political
PlaceSchool, Court
StylePsychological problems, Soulful, Heavy, Tense, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Adventure
PlaceSea, Ships, Ocean
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryFrance, Canada, Czech Republic
Duration01:54
CharactersJews, Family, Military, Soldier, Fathers
PlotLove, On real events, Death, Love triangle, Fear
PlaceParis, France, Boarding school
TimeWorld War II
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In occupied France, Maurice and Joseph, two young Jewish brothers left to their own devices demonstrate an incredible amount of cleverness, courage, and ingenuity to escape the enemy invasion and to try to reunite their family once again.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:48
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceAfghanistan, Deserts, Helicopters
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive

British soldiers guarding the Kajaki Dam set out to rescue a three-man team after one of them loses a leg to a landmine.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Teens, Family
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Tense

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration02:24
CharactersDogs, Teens, Firefighters, Teachers, Strong women
PlotLove, On real events, Friendship, Death, Chase
PlaceParty, Germany
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleSmart

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, Russia, Hungary
CharactersStalin
PlotOn real events, Political, KGB
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeCold War
StyleFascinating, Serious

The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, Hungary
Duration01:43
CharactersMonsters, Serial killers, Psychiatrists
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Political
PlaceRussia, USSR
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, incompetence and those in power. The story is told from the viewpoint of the detective in charge of the case.





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