Best Die Hard 3/Speed/Phone Booth Type Films & Showsby muybueno16 | created - 20 Oct 2018 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
While many of these films and TV shows are Die Hard inspired, I am primarily listing cat-and-mouse type films that follow the style/themes/material/suspense of these hit action films.
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1. Traitor (2008)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Votes: 54,183 | Gross: $23.53M
3. Swordfish (2001)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell led by Gabriel Shear wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away. Gabriel brings in convicted hacker Stanley Jobson to help him.
Votes: 172,235 | Gross: $69.77M
6. Executive Decision (1996)
R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.
Votes: 48,589 | Gross: $56.57M
7. The Final Cut (1995)
R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious bomber is planting explosive devices in Seattle, Washington. Since their quality takes too big a toll amongst Seattle Police bomb experts, John Pierce, former head of the Bomb ... See full summary »
8. Unthinkable (2010)
R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.
9. Operator (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela (Mischa Barton), and her estranged husband Jeremy (Luke Goss), a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are ... See full summary »
10. Premium Rush (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Thriller
In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Votes: 107,316 | Gross: $20.28M
11. Training Day (2001)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the L.A.P.D. with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.
Votes: 370,862 | Gross: $76.63M
12. S.W.A.T. (2003)
PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 134,362 | Gross: $116.93M
13. Street Kings (2008)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An undercover cop, disillusioned by the death of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.
Votes: 104,762 | Gross: $26.42M
14. Unstoppable (2010)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Thriller
With an unmanned, half-mile-long freight train barreling toward a city, a veteran engineer and a young conductor race against the clock to prevent a catastrophe.
Votes: 178,437 | Gross: $81.56M
16. 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)
R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A man's kidnapped paramedic Nick's wife, forcing him on phone to play a "game of death" with 12 rounds, directing Nick to different locations.
17. Heist (III) (2015)
R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.
18. Dead in a Heartbeat (2002 TV Movie)
91 min | Drama, Action, Crime
A man in Seattle explodes. The bomb squad investigates, leading Lt. Tom to Gillian, a surgeon, who's implanting a pacemaker that explodes. Tom and Gillian chase her other pacemaker patients before they explode plus try to find the culprit.
20. Chill Factor (1999)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.
Votes: 9,070 | Gross: $11.23M
21. Broken Arrow (1996)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.
Votes: 87,920 | Gross: $70.77M
22. 16 Blocks (2006)
PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.
Votes: 123,967 | Gross: $36.88M
23. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
IMF Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fiancee in response.
Votes: 317,500 | Gross: $134.03M
24. Pandora's Clock (1996)
PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A man infected with a deadly virus boards Quantum Airlines flight 66 in Frankfurt, Germany. The US government must stop the plane before it lands at JFK International Airport.
26. Countdown (1996)
R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of ... See full summary »
28. S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011 Video)
R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Detroit PD borrows an LA SWAT leader as instructor for 2 weeks training of their SWAT team. After a real SWAT action, a madman with special skills, obsessed with "revenge", is released on bail.
29. Ticker (2001)
R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.
30. The Dark Knight (2008)
PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 2,188,250 | Gross: $534.86M
32. Non-Stop (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 242,103 | Gross: $92.17M
33. Cellular (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Votes: 90,049 | Gross: $32.00M
34. Nighthawks (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Conservative street cop Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.
Votes: 16,372 | Gross: $14.91M
35. Executive Target (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
36. Drive (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.
37. London Has Fallen (2016)
R | 99 min | Action, Thriller
In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning is caught up in a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Votes: 136,754 | Gross: $62.68M
38. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Jack Ryan, as a young covert C.I.A. analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Votes: 118,480 | Gross: $50.58M
41. Inside Man (2006)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
Votes: 323,740 | Gross: $88.51M
42. A Wednesday (2008)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A retiring police officer reminisces about the most astounding day of his career. About a case that was never filed but continues to haunt him in his memories - the case of a man and a Wednesday.
43. Death Watch (2013)
PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
44. Baby (I) (2015)
Not Rated | 159 min | Action, Thriller
An elite counter-intelligence unit learns of a plot, masterminded by a maniacal madman. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to track the terrorists' international tentacles and prevent them from striking at the heart of India.
45. Bait (2000)
R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime