Welcome to the Party, Pal: The Die Hard Scenario

Movies that borrow the premise of Die Hard and transfer it to a different locale. List order is chronological.

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1.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. (124 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Die Hard at an airport. ” - mike_sean
 
2.
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
“ Die Hard in Beverly Hills. ” - mike_sean
 
3.
Passenger 57 (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it. (84 mins.)
Director: Kevin Hooks
“ Die Hard on a plane. ” - mike_sean
 
4.
Shadowchaser (1992 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter. (97 mins.)
Director: John Eyres
“ Die Hard in a hospital. ” - mike_sean
 
5.
Under Siege (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A former S.E.A.L., now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ Die Hard on a boat. ” - mike_sean
 
6.
Cliffhanger (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. (112 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
“ Die Hard on a mountain. ” - mike_sean
 
7.
Interceptor (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists whom are trying to steal two top secret F-117A Stealth Fighters from the cargo hold of a gigantic C-5 Galaxy Transport flying at 30,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Cohn
“ Another Die Hard on a plane. ” - mike_sean
 
8.
Crackerjack (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A cop in vacation in a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mazo
“ Die Hard at a ski resort. ” - mike_sean
 
9.
Speed (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young cop must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph. (116 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ Die Hard on a bus. ” - mike_sean
 
10.
Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Terrorists take over a nuclear weapons launch site, but don't count on a humble military courier, who happens to be making a visit. (86 mins.)
Director: Rick Jacobson
“ Die Hard at a nuclear missile base. ” - mike_sean
 
11.
No Contest (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Andrew Dice Clay takes over a hotel during a beauty pageant taking several pageant contestants hostage since one of them is a rich senator's daughter. (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
“ Die Hard at a beauty pageant. ” - mike_sean
 
12.
Sudden Death (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals. (111 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
“ Die Hard in a hockey arena. ” - mike_sean
 
13.
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Casey Ryback hops on a Colorado to LA train to start a vacation with his niece. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive US satellite. (100 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
“ Die Hard on a train. ” - mike_sean
 
14.
Assault on Dome 4 (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Low-budget Die Hard clone in which mad terrorist Alex Windham takes over a small scientific community... (91 mins.)
Director: Gilbert Po
“ Die Hard in a domed research facility. ” - mike_sean
 
15.
Demolition High (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages... (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Wynorski
“ Die Hard in a high school. ” - mike_sean
 
16.
Executive Decision (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation. (133 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
“ Another Die Hard on a plane. ” - mike_sean
 
17.
Gridlock (1996 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
New York. Some explosions destroy all the bridges connecting Manhattan with the rest of New York. The... (87 mins.)
Director: Sandor Stern
“ Die Hard in a bank building.
(They didn't really change the setting for this one) ” - mike_sean
 
18.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ Die Hard in Alcatraz. ” - mike_sean
 
19.
Skyscraper (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A helicopter charter soon turns deadly when the female pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists... (96 mins.)
Director: Raymond Martino
“ Die Hard in a... tall building.
(They really didn't change the setting for this one!) ” - mike_sean
 
20.
Terminal Rush (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
A local cop tries to save his father and several others who have been taken hostage by terrorists at Hoover Dam. (94 mins.)
Director: Damian Lee
“ Die Hard on a dam. ” - mike_sean
 
21.
Air Force One (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
“ Yet another Die Hard on a plane. ” - mike_sean
 
22.
Blast (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Terrorists are holding the U.S. Olympic swim team hostage, and only the janitor can stop them. (105 mins.)
Director: Albert Pyun
“ Die Hard in an Olympic swimming pool. ” - mike_sean
 
23.
Lethal Tender (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Bad guys are poisoning drinking water, and there is only one man who can stop them, Jeff Fahey. (90 mins.)
Director: John Bradshaw
“ Die Hard in a water treatment plant. ” - mike_sean
 
24.
Masterminds (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside. (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Christian
“ Die Hard in a prep school. ” - mike_sean
 
25.
No Contest II (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Sharon Bell is back, this time she must stop a terrorist plot to smuggle Nazi nerve gas. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Lynch
“ Die Hard in an art gallery. ” - mike_sean
 
26.
The Peacekeeper (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust. (98 mins.)
“ Die Hard in a missile silo. ” - mike_sean
 
27.
Act of War (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Jack Gracy, a former security guard at the American Embassy in Russia, has shown up uninvited to a party... (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Lee
“ Die Hard at an American Embassy. ” - mike_sean
 
28.
Final Voyage (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
This is the story of a modern day pirate mad man and his crew of 8, searching for fortune on a cruise ship but a small group of passengers fight back. (95 mins.)
Director: Jay Andrews
“ Another Die Hard on a boat. ” - mike_sean
 
29.
Hijack (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a milita group. (94 mins.)
Director: Worth Keeter
“ Another Die Hard on a train. ” - mike_sean
 
30.
Velocity Trap (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A cop framed for murder is the only one not in cryosleep when a team of thieves boards the armored treasury spaceship he's on to steal its load - 40 billion universal dollars - and then ram the ship into a comet to cover their tracks. (86 mins.)
Director: Phillip J. Roth
“ Die Hard on a spaceship. ” - mike_sean
 
31.
Icebreaker (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé. (90 mins.)
Director: David Giancola
“ Another Die Hard at a ski resort. ” - mike_sean
 
32.
Whiteout (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of terrorists has taken hold of the largest dam in Japan. They also capture the workers as hostages... (129 mins.)
“ Another Die Hard on a dam. ” - mike_sean
 
33.
Critical Mass (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician... (95 mins.)
Director: Ed Raymond
“ Die Hard in a nuclear power plant. ” - mike_sean
 
34.
Christmas Rush (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands (100 mins.)
“ Die Hard in a shopping mall. ” - mike_sean
 
35.
Derailed (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
On an out of control train holding hostages and high-tech bio-weapons agent Kristoff (Van Damme) becomes... (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Misiorowski
“ Yet another Die Hard on a train. ” - mike_sean
 
36.
Death Train (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds... (90 mins.)
Director: Yossi Wein
“ A fourth Die Hard on a train. ” - mike_sean
 
37.
Crash Landing (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane. (88 mins.)
Director: Jay Andrews
“ A fourth Die Hard on a plane. ” - mike_sean
 
38.
The Vault (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.0/10 X  
After terrorist take over a museum, a Reformed Jewel Thief must decide if he should help them steal a priceless diamond or if he should save the day. (87 mins.)
Director: Ric Moxley
“ Die Hard in a museum. ” - mike_sean
 
39.
Command Performance (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When the Russian Premier is taken hostage at a rock concert in Moscow, it's up to a drummer, an ex-biker, to save him. (93 mins.)
Director: Dolph Lundgren
“ Die Hard at a rock concert. ” - mike_sean
 
40.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day. (91 mins.)
Director: Steve Carr
“ Another Die Hard in a shopping mall. ” - mike_sean
 
41.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers. (119 mins.)
Director: Antoine Fuqua
“ "Die Hard in the White House." ” - mike_sean
 
42.
White House Down (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders. (131 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
“ "Another Die Hard in the White House." ” - mike_sean