Die Hard Scenario Films (The Complete List!)

A near complete of the various films aping the Die Hard Scenario formula. Some of these are debatable but for the most part I can definitely back them up aside from them being commonly cited or compared as "Die Hard" clones.

Some of these are also included because they're clones of other clones or just similar in style. Some of them have more to do with other material that pre/post-dated Die Hard including material such as Commando, Dog Day Afternoon, Assault on Precinct 13, Night of the Living Dead, The Fugitive, The Poseidon Adventure, Fail-Safe, Taken, Man on Fire, John Wick, Earthquake, Wait Until Dark, The Towering Inferno, 48Hrs, D.O.A., Lethal Weapon, High Noon and The Desperate Hours.

The overall formula often involves a person in the wrong place at the right time who thwarts terrorists/kidnappers/thieves with a diabolical plan/heist/scheme/takeover story arc.

  • Olympus Has Fallen
  • The Rock
  • Hijack
  • Diplomatic Siege
  • Air Force One
  • White House Down
  • The Raid
  • Speed
  • Evasive Action
  • Terminal Rush
  • Executive Decision
  • Under Siege
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
  • Strategic Command
  • Moving Target
  • Lethal Tender
  • Lockout
  • Crackerjack
  • Command Performance
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Icebreaker
  • Passenger 57
  • Open Fire
  • Sudden Death
  • Bloodfist VI: Ground Zero
  • High Risk
  • Hostile Takedown
  • Broken Arrow
  • Con Air
  • Crash Dive
  • Whiteout
  • Detention
  • Dredd
  • 12 Rounds 2: Reloaded
  • Agent Red
  • Assault on Dome 4
  • Crackerjack 2
  • The Peacekeeper
  • Crackerjack 3
  • Cabin Pressure
  • Act of War
  • Hostile Takeover
  • Tube
  • Police Story 2013
  • Air Rage
  • Sonic Impact
  • Air Marshall
  • Rogue Strike
  • Lasko - Death Train
  • Death Train
  • Gridlock
  • Non-Stop
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • Hostage
  • The Raid 2
  • London Has Fallen
  • Maiden Voyage
  • Final Voyage
  • Counter Measures
  • Cyberjack
  • Irresistible Force
  • Steel Sharks
  • Tactical Force
  • Sleepless Night
  • Project: Shadowchaser
  • Project Shadowchaser II
  • The Alternate
  • Top of the World
  • Ticker
  • American Meltdown
  • The Cruel Deep
  • Live Wire
  • S.W.A.T.: Firefight
  • The Marine 2
  • Detonator
  • Final Approach
  • Hard Rain
  • The Negotiator
  • Hijacked
  • Reindeer Games
  • Swordfish
  • Con Express
  • Dead Fire
  • 16 Blocks
  • 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
  • 12 Rounds
  • Airborne
  • The Last Hour
  • He Who Dares
  • Half Past Dead
  • Heaven's Fire
  • Home Alone 3
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Junior Pilot
  • Exit Speed
  • Point Blank
  • Demolition High
  • Deadly Outbreak
  • Demolition University
  • A Warden's Ransom