Yippi Ki Yay - The Die Hard Scenario

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1. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 692,314 | Gross: $83.01M

Bruce Willis IS John McClane, an NYPD cop visiting his wife Holly her workplace Christmas party; the Nakatomi Plaza. Unfortunately, the building is taken over and the party-goers are taken as hostages by Hans Gruber and his ruthless gang of terrorists and it's up to John to stop them.

2. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 303,091 | Gross: $117.54M

Bruce Willis IS John McClane again, an NYPD cop who is waiting to pick up his wife Holly at the airport on Christmas Eve when the control tower is taken over by the sadistic Colonel Stuart and his men, so McClane must stop them before they crash the planes.

3. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 331,623 | Gross: $100.01M

Bruce Willis still IS John McClane, this time being challenged by a mad bomber in New York City by the name of Simon who forces him to carry out random tasks to prevent further bombings. McClane must team up with salesman Zeus Carver to stop Simon when the game turns out to be a distraction from his plan to empty the US Federal Gold Reserve, as well as the revelation that he is in fact Simon Gruber, brother of Hans from the first movie.

4. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 363,777 | Gross: $134.53M

Bruce Willis IS John McClane for the fourth time as he must protect a skilled computer hacker and later rescue his daughter from cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington, D.C.

5. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 183,467 | Gross: $67.35M

A 57 year-old Bruce Willis IS John McClane who must assist his son who has gotten into trouble with Russian authorities and uncovers a terrorist plot.

6. Hard to Die (1990)

NC-17 | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Gail Thackray, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Deborah Dutch, Melissa Moore

Votes: 831

7. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 380,753 | Gross: $285.76M

Macaulay Culkin IS Kevin McAllister, an eight year old boy who lives with his family in Illinois. During the holiday season, the family prepare for a trip to Paris, but the night before their flight a power outage resets the alarm clocks, causing them to oversleep. Realising what has happened, the family rush to catch the plane and make it; however, in the confusion Kevin is left at home. Meanwhile, the Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, known for Marv's desire to always flood the homes they burgle, are in the neighbourhood. When they spot the McAllister home and it seems to be empty, they set out to rob it. It's up to Kevin to deal with them and protect his home.

8. Run (1991)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

When a law student accidentally kills the son of a mob boss in a fight, he finds himself relentlessly pursued by the mob and the police.

Director: Geoff Burrowes | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Kelly Preston, Ken Pogue, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 2,267 | Gross: $4.41M

9. Stone Cold (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

Votes: 6,022 | Gross: $9.29M

10. The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

A group of embittered ex-cops use a chemical spill to raid the banks and homes of Beverly Hills.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Ken Wahl, Matt Frewer, Harley Jane Kozak, Robert Davi

Votes: 950 | Gross: $0.94M

Ken Wahl IS David 'Boomer' Hayes, an aging football player who must fight a gang of disgruntled ex-cops after they fake a chemical spill in order to loot Beverly Hills.

11. Toy Soldiers (1991)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

46 Metascore

When terrorists seize control of a boarding school, a group of troublemaking boys decide to resist them.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Keith Coogan, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 17,859 | Gross: $15.07M

Sean Astin IS William 'Billy' Tepper, a student at an elite all-male boarding school when it is taken over by terrorist Luis Cali and must find a way to save the day.

12. The Last Hour (1991)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Jeff, a cop goes to visit his ex-wife Susan who has remarried to a guy named Lombardi. Just as Jeff enters their building some men come in and are looking for Lombardi but he's not there so... See full summary »

Director: William Sachs | Stars: Michael Paré, Shannon Tweed, Bobby Di Cicco, Robert Pucci

Votes: 134

13. Shadowchaser (1992 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Terrorists with an indestructible robot take over a high-rise hospital in order to kidnap the president's daughter.

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Martin Kove, Meg Foster, Frank Zagarino, Paul Koslo

Votes: 512

Martin Kove IS Desilva, a footballer played who is mistakenly thawed out of cryogenic prison instead of the architect of a hospital which has been taken over by a super android and his terrorist gang and must rescue the president's daughter.

14. Project Shadowchaser II (1994)

R | 94 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Terrorists led by an android take over a nuclear plant and threaten to launch a missile at Washington. While the authorities desperately attempt to negotiate, the terrorists persue their ... See full summary »

Director: John Eyres | Stars: Frank Zagarino, Bryan Genesse, Beth Toussaint, Daniel Bonjour

Votes: 304

15. Passenger 57 (1992)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An airline security expert must take action when he finds himself trapped on a passenger jet when terrorists seize control of it.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher

Votes: 41,078 | Gross: $44.07M

Wesley Snipes IS John Cutter, an ex-police officer who boards as the 57th passenger on a commercial airliner which also happens to be transporting captured terrorist Charles Rane. During the flight, Rane escapes and hijacks the plane. Can Cutter overcome his haunting past, in which he failed to protect his wife from a convenience store robbery, and save the day?

16. Trespass (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bill Paxton, Ice-T, William Sadler, Ice Cube

Votes: 8,927 | Gross: $13.75M

17. Interceptor (1992)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A U.S. Air Force officer tries to stop a murderous group of terrorists who 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 Pacific Ocean.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Andrew Divoff, Elizabeth Morehead, J. Kenneth Campbell

Votes: 526

Andrew Divoff IS Captain Christopher Winfield, a US Air Officer who must battle terrorist ring leader Phillips and his men when they attempt to hijack a top-secret stealth plane.

18. Under Siege (1992)

R | 103 min | Action, Thriller

58 Metascore

An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones, Erika Eleniak

Votes: 68,744 | Gross: $83.36M

Steven Seagal IS Casey Ryback, an former Navy Seal turned cook on board a battleship where it is the captain's birthday. However, during the celebrations (which involve a Playmate) a gang of terrorists take over, led by former CIA agent Bill Stannix, in the guise of the leader of a rock band. Ryback must retake the ship and stop the terrorist's plans to steal the ship's warheads.

19. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

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.

Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Eric Bogosian, Everett McGill, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 40,075 | Gross: $50.02M

Steven Seagal IS Casey Ryback for another outing, this time boarding a train to Los Angeles with his estranged niece Sarah to visit the grave of her father and his brother James. However, the train is hijacked en route by mercenaries led by Marcus Penn, who have been hired by crazed computer genius Travis Dane. Dane hacks into his old workplace, ATAC, and takes control of the Grazer One satellite weapon, capable of causing earthquakes. Ryback must now protect his niece from Penn and stop Dane from destroying the Pentagon with the help of porter Bobby Zachs.

20. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 107,650 | Gross: $84.05M

Sylvester Stallone IS Gabe Walker, a skilled mountain climber and rescue ranger who is haunted by the death of a friend who he could not save. Returning to his hometown, he agrees to answer a distress signal, which was a fake by criminals after a failed mid-air heist leaves three suitcases full of money all over the peaks. Walker evades the gang, led by Eric Qualen, and must find away to defeat them, retrieve the money and save his kidnapped friends.

21. Irresistible Force (1993 TV Movie)

80 min | Action

A disgruntled retiring cop and his new butt kicking female partner must take on a well-armed terrorist group that holds up a supermarket.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Stacy Keach, Cynthia Rothrock, Christopher Neame, Kathleen Garrett

Votes: 180

22. Detonator (1993 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

A German scientist has aided an ex-Soviet General in constructing a nuclear weapon, which is now in the possession of an American mercenary, heading across Europe in a hijacked goods train.... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart, Alexandra Paul, Ted Levine

Votes: 2,976

23. Detonator II: Night Watch (1995 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

U.N. Agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their Director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam ... See full summary »

Director: David Jackson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Alexandra Paul, William Devane, Michael Shannon

Votes: 1,394

24. Arctic Blue (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

A man from L.A. gets a job as ecologist in Alaska's wilderness. He takes part in arresting and transporting a trapper wanted for murder. But the trapper Ben (Rutger Hauer) and his friends will do anything to free Ben.

Director: Peter Masterson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Dylan Walsh, Rya Kihlstedt, Johnny Cuthbert

Votes: 842

Dylan Walsh IS Eric Desmond, an enviromentalist who must transport murderous trapper Ben Corbett from a small Alaskan town to be picked up by the authorities. However, Ben's fellow trappers are out to break him out and Eric finds himself caught in the chaos.

25. Crackerjack (1994)

R | 96 min | Action

A cop on vacation at a mountain resort comes to the rescue when the resort is taken over by violent criminals.

Director: Michael Mazo | Stars: Thomas Ian Griffith, Nastassja Kinski, Christopher Plummer, George Touliatos

Votes: 584

Thomas Ian Griffith IS Jack Wild, a lone cop who is vacationing at a ski resort when it is taken over by violent criminals, led by a white supermacist jewel thief.

26. Crackerjack 2 (1997)

R | 96 min | Action

A policeman working alone must rescue his girlfriend and a trainload of other hostages from vicious criminals in a mountain tunnel hideout.

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Carol Alt, Michael Sarrazin, Karel Roden

Votes: 201

Judge Reinhold IS now Jack Wild, a lone cop whose girlfriend is amongst those captured when her train is taken hostage by Hans Becker and his men. Jack soon arrives at the scene via helictoper, intent on taking down Becker.

27. Open Fire (1994 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Thriller

Mercenaries leads from Kruger seize an entire city, and one man sets out to stop them.

Director: Kurt Anderson | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Mimi Craven, Patrick Kilpatrick, Marty Anderson

Votes: 193

Jeff Wincott IS Alec McNeil, an ex-FBI agent who must leap back into action when his father becomes one of several people taken hostage at a chemical plant by Krueger and his men.

28. Speed (1994)

R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

78 Metascore

A young police officer must prevent a bomb exploding aboard a city bus by keeping its speed above 50 mph.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Sandra Bullock, Joe Morton

Votes: 293,041 | Gross: $121.25M

Keanu Reeves IS Jack Traven, a member of the LAPD SWAT team who must outwit mad extortionist Howard Payne when he places a bomb on board a public bus, rigged to activate when the bus reaches 50 miles per hour but to detonate if it slows back down.

29. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 67,240 | Gross: $48.61M

Jason Patric IS Alex Shaw, another SWAT officer who takes his girlfriend Annie Porter (who IS Sandra Bullock) on a romantic cruise only to have a computer hacker named Geiger take over the ship with plans to crash it into an oil tanker.

30. Death Machine (1994)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Chaank Armaments is experimenting with the ultimate fighting machine which is part human - part machine. So far, the Hardman project has been unreliable and has killed a number of innocent ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins, John Sharian

Votes: 3,216 | Gross: $1.42M

Ely Pouget IS Hayden Cale, a young woman employed as Chief Executive by Chaank Armaments. She is the object of affection of Jack Dante, a creepy genius who is working on a top-secret project in Vault 10. One night, Chaank HQ is infiltrated by a trio of eco-warriors seeking to shut the company down, but they subsequently become trapped in the building along with Cale when Dante unleashes his creation; the Warbeast (or Frontline Moral Destroyer).

31. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

46 Metascore

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

Votes: 41,894 | Gross: $5.37M

32. Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

16 Metascore

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta, Eugene Collier

Votes: 68,322 | Gross: $42.61M

Eddie Murphy IS Axel Foley, a Detroit police officer who witnesses his superior's brutal murder and sets out for revenge, his trail leading him to an amusement park in Beverly Hills, where he recognizes the head of security Ellis DeWald as his boss' killer.

33. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

Votes: 37,152 | Gross: $46.82M

Meryl Streep IS Gail Hartman, a white water rafting expert who takes her family on a down river trip where they pick up two inexperienced rafters who then turn out to be a pair of violent criminals who force the family to take them down river to meet up with their accomplices.

34. Surviving the Game (1994)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Ice-T, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Busey

Votes: 9,349 | Gross: $7.73M

35. Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero (1995 Video)

R | 86 min | Action

Terrorists take over a nuclear weapons launch site, but don't count on a humble military courier, who happens to be making a visit.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Don Wilson, Marcus Aurelius, Michael Blanks, Anthony Boyer

Votes: 295

Don 'The Dragon' Wilson IS Nick Corrigan, a US Air Force courier who is sent to give a message to a nuclear missile base which turns out to have been taken over by terrorists who hope to use the weapons for nefarious means. It's up to the former Special Forces soldier to take them down.

36. Sudden Death (1995)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry, Whittni Wright

Votes: 28,989 | Gross: $20.35M

Jean-Claude Van Damme IS Darren McCord, a disgraced Pittsburgh firefighter who is haunted by a young girl he was unable to save from a blaze. Now a fire marshal at the Civic Arena, he attends one of the hockey finals with his children when the luxury suite is taken over by former US Government agent Joshua Foss and his men. When his daughter is kidnapped by one of the criminals, McCord becomes embroiled in the plot and must find a way to save his family, the US Vice President as well as the innocent hockey fans, as Foss has the stadium rigged to blow.

37. High Risk (1995)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

After failing to save his wife from 'The Doctor', Kit Li is working as a bodyguard and secret stunt double for the cowardly martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Frankie attends an ... See full summary »

Directors: Jing Wong, Wai-Lun Lam | Stars: Jet Li, Chingmy Yau, Jacky Cheung, Charlie Yeung

Votes: 3,631

Jet Li IS Kit Li, a bodyguard and stunt double for martial arts film star Frankie Lane. Kit accompanies Frankie when he visits an exhibition of the Russian crown jewels in the Hong Kong hotel, only for a terrorist known as the Doctor to take over the hotel in an attempt to steal the jewels. It falls to Kit to defeat the Doctor and his men.

38. Cyberjack (1995)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In the near future Nassim, terrorist leader, storms computer company headquarters. His aim is deadly computer virus that could bring him world domination. Nick, company janitor and ex-cop, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Suki Kaiser, Brion James, Johnny Cuthbert

Votes: 446

39. Hu meng wei long (1995)

92 min | Action

A group of terrorists murder the captain of a cruise ship and take everyone hostage. Their plan is to steal the uranium being stored in the ship's safe. It's up to a security officer and a pickpocketing cocktail waitress to stop them.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Kenny Ho, Christy Chung, Elaine Lui, Wing Cho

Votes: 302

40. No Contest (1995)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Shannon Tweed, Robert Davi, Andrew Dice Clay, Roddy Piper

Votes: 714

Shannon Tweed IS Sharon Bell, a kickboxing actress and the host of the Miss Galaxy competition when it is taken over by Oz and his gang, who take hostages and demand a ransom of diamonds. It's up to Bell to defeat them and save the hostages.

41. No Contest II (1996)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sharon Bell is back, this time she must stop a terrorist plot to smuggle Nazi nerve gas.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Shannon Tweed, Bruce Payne, Jayne Heitmeyer

Votes: 285

Shannon Tweed IS BACK as Sharon Bell, a kickboxing actress who must stop a plot by terrorist Eric Dane to smuggle Nazi nerve gas in an art gallery.

42. Automatic (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Robgen industries newest security system is "The J Series Automatic", an android model designed and programmed to protect humans from violent attacks. But one night, an Automatic named J269... See full summary »

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Olivier Gruner, Daphne Ashbrook, John Glover, Jeff Kober

Votes: 669

43. Deadly Outbreak (1995 Video)

R | 88 min | Action

A terrorist group lead by Colonel Baron has taken over an Israeli biochemical weapon laboratory. Colonel Baron wants to get his hands on a new secret weapon developed by Dr. Allie Levin. ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Avery | Stars: Jeff Speakman, Ron Silver, Rochelle Swanson, Jack Adalist

Votes: 422

Jeff Speakman IS Sgt. Dutton Hatfield, who works for the US Embassy and must escort Colonel Baron to an Israeli chemical weapons plant. Once there, the colonel takes over the plant and reveals his plan to unleash a deadly virus. Only Hatfield can foil his plan.

44. Broken Arrow (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

61 Metascore

Terrorists steal nuclear warheads from the U.S. military but don't count on a pilot and park ranger spoiling their plans.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 84,026 | Gross: $70.77M

Christian Slater IS Captain Riley Hale and John Travolta IS Major Vic 'Deak' Deakins, two US Air Force Pilots who are transporting two nuclear bombs during an exercise when Deakins ejects Hale before dropping the bombs and ejecting, leaving the plane to smash into a mountainside. When the bombs are not recovered by authorities, they delacre it a 'broken arrow' and it's up to Hale and park ranger Terry Carmichael to find the bombs, stop Deakins, and clear his name after Deakins framed him.

45. The Rock (1996)

R | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, John Spencer

Votes: 285,735 | Gross: $134.07M

Nicholas Cage IS Dr. Stan Goodspeed, the FBI's number 1 chemical weapons specialist who must team up with Sean Connery WHO IS Captain John Mason, a man who has been illegally detained by the FBI for years. Mason is the only man to ever escape from Alcatraz, which has been taken over by Brigadier General Francis X Hummel and his mercenaries, who have stolen a stockpile of deadly VX gas rockets and are holding 81 tourists hostage in the prison cells as well as the city of San Francisco to ransom; demanding that money be paid to the families of soldiers who died on illegal US missions. Goodspeed and Mason must infiltrate the prison and disarm the rockets.

46. Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)

Not Rated | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

CBI officer Akram seeks to nab three terrorists, Ali, Abbas and Laila, who have held 213 tourists as hostage in Elphinstone Jail. For this, he seeks help from Rachit, a former associate of the trio.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sunil Shetty, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan

Votes: 1,830

47. Demolition High (1996 Video)

R | 84 min | Action

A high school is taken over by terrorists with deadly far reaching intentions but one heroic, resourceful student decides to take the fight right to them.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Corey Haim, Alan Thicke, Dick Van Patten, Jeff Kober

Votes: 685

Corey Haim IS Lenny Slater, a student in a high school taken over by criminals led by Luther, and the pupils are taken hostage. While the authorities try to negotiate with Luther, Lenny decides to take matters into his own hands and organize a student uprising.

48. Demolition University (1997 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Action

A college student and his friends try to thwart a deranged war veteran's plan to poison the city's water supply.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: Corey Haim, Ami Dolenz, Laraine Newman, Todd Allen

Votes: 407

Corey Haim RETURNS AS Lenny Slater, this time teaming up with sprinter Jenny to battle a crazed war veteran who is trying to poison the water supply of Santa Monica.

49. Assault on Dome 4 (1996 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Sci-Fi