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20 best movies like The High and the Mighty (1954)

List of the best movies like The High and the Mighty (1954): The Enemy Below, Rise of the Zombies, The Hindenburg, Dragon Wasps, Flight of the Phoenix, Age of Ice, The Apocalypse, Surviving the Game, Centurion, Raise the Titanic.

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Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sea battles
PlaceSubmarines, Ocean
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt J├╝rgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersZombie, Heroes, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Viruses
PlacePrison, Islands, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heros are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersHeroes
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, Germany, USA
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and crew could be the culprit.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersMutant, Heroes, Scientists, Military, Insects
PlotSurvival, Voodoo, Rivalry
PlaceJungle, Russia, USA
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

A scientist enlists the help of the US army to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father, deep in the Belizean jungle. Caught in the crossfire between a brutal guerrilla army controlled by a mystical warlord, they are also confronted by an even bigger terror giant mutated wasps that are, for some reason, thirsty for blood.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Water, Chase, Oil
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Mongolia
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 Flying Boxcar in an uncharted area of the desert.

Markimdb: 1.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Earthquake, Vacation, Snow
PlaceEgypt, Trains, Pyramid
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Massive earthquakes open the Arabian tectonic plate, resulting in unstable weather and freezing temperatures that will be unsurvivable by nightfall. Attempting to reach safety, a vacationing family in Egypt must battle the rapidly cooling temperatures that usher in a new Ice Age, covering the Sphinx, Pyramids, and Sahara Desert with mountains of snow.

Markimdb: 1.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes, Parents
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse, Adventure, Religious, Meaning of life
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A mother and a father search for their only child as a giant asteroid headed for Earth, triggering a series of apocalyptic events.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, Wall Street
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure, Sword Battles
PlaceEngland, Roman Empire
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean, Russia, Titanic
TimeCold War
StyleBy books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

To obtain a supply of a rare mineral, a ship raising operation is conducted for the only known source, the Titanic.

Markimdb: 2.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersScientists
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleTense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a colossal tectonic shift causes the sea level to start rising, a microbiologist gathers the DNA of as many species as she can, while the military creates an "ark" in a desperate attempt to preserve life on Earth.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
CharactersSharks, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Hostage
PlaceOcean
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In the quiet waters of the Mississippi, body parts are being discovered. No one knows what is behind it all, until a huge man eating bull shark turns up. This bull shark is different, as it can breath in fresh water, making a deadly encounter between anyone who comes before it. John Sanders must now try and reach the surface, with his ex-wife and whilst being held hostage.

Markimdb: 2.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersScientists, Pilots
PlotApocalypse, Volcanoes, Earthquake, Snow
PlaceAircraft, Helicopters, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersHeroes, Military, Priests
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Revenge, Death, Chase
PlaceVietnam, Asia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused Amerasian children in tow! Struggling to keep them alive while outmaneuvering a sadistic Vietnamese officer, Braddock ignites the jungle in a blazing cross-country race for freedom.

Markimdb: 3.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersSpy, Heroes
PlotApocalypse, Adventure, Revolution, Saving the World
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Depressive, For men, Disturbing

A gigantic meteors enters Earth's orbit and begins to disintegrate, showering the entire planet with debris.

Markimdb: 3.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
Duration01:28
CharactersHeroes, Military
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Adventure, Saving the World
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

It is 2020 and the impending apocalypse is inevitable. Due to a rapidly growing Black Hole headed straight for the sun, Earth begins to fall into darkness, waves rise above Los Angeles, Paris is rocked by extreme earthquakes and Japan is crumbling. Governments around the world race to build massive space arks for the lucky few who will escape Earth's tragic fate, though billions of people will be left behind. At the same time in the ruins of a Mayan temple a solution is discovered: 12 ancient skulls, that when brought together can stop the destruction. A team of scientists set out to find the hidden skulls and rescue mankind from imminent destruction.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Robbery, Adventure, Martial Arts
PlaceTrains
StyleExciting, Serious

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:54
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure
PlaceShips, Ocean
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 3.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersDinosaurs, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Expeditions, Missing people
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A team of climbers is assembled by a rich and eccentric man to rescue a missing expedition he sent up to a forbidden mountain who disappeared after sending out one last disturbing radio message.

Markimdb: 2.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:11
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Earthquake
PlaceHelicopters, USA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

When a discredited L.A. Seismologist warns of an impending 12.7 earthquake, no one takes her seriously. Now on her own, she races desperately to get her family to safety before the earthquake breaks Los Angeles apart from the mainland.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSpecial Forces, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, On real events, Adventure, Chase
PlaceScotland
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryGermany, Austria, USA
CharactersFriends, Stewardesses, Pilots
PlotSurvival, Aviation, Supernatural, Dolls, Life after death
PlaceAircraft
StyleSerious, For men, Disturbing

When terrorists try to seize control of a Berlin-Paris flight, a soft-spoken young American co-pilot struggles to save the lives of the passengers and crew while forging a surprising connection with one of the hijackers.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Pilots
PlotAdventure
PlaceAircraft
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...

Markimdb: 3.9
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia, Canada
Duration01:30
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Divorce, Saving the World, Solar eclipse, Environmental disasters
PlaceAustralia
StyleExciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a solar eclipse sends a colossal blast of super chilled air towards the earth, it then sets off a catastrophic chain of events that threatens to engulf the world in ice and begin a new Ice Age.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain
Duration02:25
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier
PlotAdventure, Intrigue
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Epic, Serious

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia, New Zealand, USA
Duration01:22
CharactersHeroes, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceAircraft, Mountains
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. Helicopter pilot Barney helps Gibbie against them, risking his life thereby.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSpy, Heroes, Military, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Adventure
PlaceAircraft
TimeNew Year, World War II
StyleExciting, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Different factions in WWII-era Holland race to find a stash of Nazi gold.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:26
CharactersHeroes
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Saving the World
PlaceSmall cities
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Just in time for the joyous holiday season, this film connects the ancient Mayan prophecy of worldwide destruction at the end of 2012, and the iconic holiday song, The 12 Days of Christmas. But there is hope: a father learns that his daughter is really the "Chosen One" who, alone, can stop further catastrophe - if he can stave off the lunatic townspeople blaming her for the community's destruction.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
CharactersHorses, Serial killers, Bears, Special agents, FBI
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Chase
PlaceMountains, Canada
StyleExciting, Smart, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox. It's a turbulent yet vital relationship they must maintain in order to survive... and one that becomes increasingly desperate when Knox's girlfriend Sarah becomes the killer's latest hostage!

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure
CountryChina
Duration02:01
CharactersZombie
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
PlaceDeserts, China, Tomb
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

At the beginning of the 1990s, famous tomb explorer Hu Bayi decided to retire and move to the United States with his girlfriend Shirley. But before his wedding, Bayi discovers his first love Ding Shitian, who supposedly had died in the "One Hundred Cave" 20 years ago, is actually still alive. Together with Shirley and his old exploration partner, Bayi unravels a terrible millennium-old secret...





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