30 Best Movies Like Captain Phillips ...

30 Best Movies Like Captain Phillips ...

If you liked this film , you will for sure love these too! In this list we highlight some of the best films that share a very similar premise to '', and are worth checking out.

1. A Hijacking (2012)

1h 43m Thriller Drama

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.

2. United 93 (2006)

1h 51m Drama History Crime Thriller Action

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.

3. Hostage (2005)

1h 53m Action Thriller Crime

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

4. Fishing Without Nets (2014)

1h 49m Thriller

In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow pirates hit the high seas and capture a French oil tanker, demanding a hefty ransom. During the long, tedious wait for the cash to arrive, Abdi forges a tentative friendship with one of the hostages. When some of the pirates resort to violence, Abdi must make dramatic choices to determine his course.

5. Panic Room (2002)

1h 51m Crime Drama Thriller

Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.

6. Argo (2012)

2h Drama Thriller

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.

7. Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

1h 29m Drama Crime TV Movie

Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

8. Act of Valor (2012)

1h 50m Action Thriller War

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

9. Airport '77 (1977)

1h 54m Action Adventure Drama Thriller

Flight 23 has crashed in the Bermuda Triangle after a hijacking gone wrong. Now the surviving passengers must brave panic, slow leaks, oxygen depletion, and more while attempting a daring plan, all while 200 feet underwater.

10. Proof of Life (2000)

2h 15m Action Adventure Drama Romance Thriller

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.

11. Lone Survivor (2013)

2h 1m War Action Drama History

Four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative must make an impossible moral decision in the mountains of Afghanistan that leads them into an enemy ambush. As they confront unthinkable odds, the SEALs must find reserves of strength and resilience to fight to the finish.

12. Trapped (2002)

1h 46m Action Crime Thriller

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

13. Jungle (2017)

1h 55m Adventure Drama Thriller

In 1981, an enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Bolivian Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.

14. Air Force One (1997)

2h 4m Action Thriller

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

15. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

1h 47m Drama Action

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.

16. 127 Hours (2010)

1h 34m Adventure Drama Thriller

The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

17. Executive Decision (1996)

2h 13m Action Adventure Drama Thriller

Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is assigned to intercept the plane and hijackers.

18. The Poseidon Adventure (2005)

2h 53m Adventure Drama Thriller Action TV Movie

A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.

19. The River Wild (1994)

1h 51m Thriller

While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

20. Black Sunday (1977)

2h 23m Action Drama Thriller

An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist attack at the Super Bowl.

21. Crash Landing (2005)

22. The Finest Hours (2016)

1h 57m Action Drama History Thriller

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.

23. Hunter Killer (2018)

2h 1m Action Thriller

Captain Glass of the USS Arkansas discovers that a coup d'état is taking place in Russia, so he and his crew join an elite group working on the ground to prevent a war.

24. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

2h 2m Thriller Drama Adventure Action History

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex is assaulted by something no one could believe—a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance.

25. Pirates of the 20th Century (1980)

1h 23m Adventure Action

A Soviet cargo ship carrying medical opium gets attacked by pirates of an unknown nationality. The crew is left to die on a sinking ship but they manage to escape and now must fight the pirates for survival.

26. Air Marshal (2003)

1h 30m Action Thriller

A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a one-man war against the hijackers destructive plans.

27. The East (2013)

1h 56m Drama Thriller

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

28. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

1h 46m Thriller Crime Action

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

29. The Perfect Storm (2000)

2h 10m Action Adventure Drama Thriller

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

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