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3rd May '16 2:26:44 PM eroock
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** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.

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** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use He's long-retired military, in this case Vietnam experience courtesy of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas Army, is forced to step up when his Secret Service security detail is overpowered while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.aboard the titular aircraft.


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* [[Creator/SigourneyWeaver Ellen Ripley]] from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise, particularly in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' (the closest to the classic action format). A cargo officer on an interstellar tug with no previous martial experience, she nonetheless manages to destroy alien menaces that claim the lives of fellow crewmen, superhuman cyborgs, and heavily armed {{space marine}}s alike. Seems like the only ones she can't defeat are the [[ExecutiveMeddling producers]].
30th Apr '16 6:15:28 PM eroock
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* ''Film/{{Daylight}} is "Die Hard in a tunnel".
3rd Apr '16 3:47:35 AM jormis29
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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon of Hope" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're in a Die Hard movie with bees.

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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon "[[Recap/ArrowS4E17BeaconOfHope Beacon of Hope" Hope]]" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're HQ.
-->'''Felicity:''' We're
in a Die Hard movie with bees.
3rd Apr '16 2:10:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* ''Film/TheKingdom2007'' starts off as a ''Heat''-meets-''CSI'' clone with FBI agents vs. terrorist groups then transcends into John McClane and even much like the TV show ''24'', where it's a race against the clock all within one big Saudi Arabia hideout.

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* ''Film/TheKingdom2007'' starts off as a ''Heat''-meets-''CSI'' clone with FBI agents vs. terrorist groups then transcends into John McClane [=McClane=] and even much like the TV show ''24'', where it's a race against the clock all within one big Saudi Arabia hideout.
2nd Apr '16 8:45:07 PM tvtropeseditor
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* Series/{{Arrow}} in the episode "Beacon of Hope" The Bug-Eyed Bandit takes over Palmer Technologies HQ. Felicity Smoak mentions this "We're in a Die Hard movie with bees.
14th Mar '16 4:12:02 AM erforce
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* The 2013 films ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'' and ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' are both ''Die Hard'' in the White House. The former is followed by a sequel titled ''London Has Fallen''.

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* The 2013 films ''Film/OlympusHasFallen'' and ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' are both ''Die Hard'' in the White House. The former is followed by a sequel titled ''London Has Fallen''.''Film/LondonHasFallen''.
4th Mar '16 4:50:06 PM eroock
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* ''Film/HomeAlone'' is ''Die Hard'' [-FOR KIDS!-] Complete with the Christmas setting, the estranged family, and a scene of a guy cutting his feet on broken glass. ''Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'' also takes notes from the aforementioned.

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* ''Film/HomeAlone'' is ''Die Hard'' Hard''/ProtectThisHouse [-FOR KIDS!-] Complete complete with the Christmas setting, the estranged family, and a scene of a guy cutting his feet on broken glass. ''Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever'' also takes notes from the aforementioned.
4th Mar '16 4:48:24 PM eroock
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* ''Film/PhoneBooth,'' an actual non-ironic Hollywood blockbuster, proudly declared itself to be ''Die Hard'' in a phone booth. It was made by Joel Schumacher and starred Creator/ForestWhitaker, Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, and Katie Holmes.



* Nicolas Cage was also was in a SciFi movie which echoes ''Die Hard'' type moments known as ''Film/{{Next}}'', which was also somewhat remniscent of the Denzel Washington film ''Film/DejaVu''.



* ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'' is ''Die Hard 3''-meets-''Saw''.



* ''Film/{{Swordfish}}'' is another heist movie with a Hans Gruber type villain named Gabriel who is staging a robbery to hide a truth intent. Coincidentally, the fourth ''Die Hard'' steals from this movie and ''Enemy of the State'' by having a similar radical villain, also named Gabriel, and who is enlisting hackers to help in his nefarious scheme. This is mainly due to the 4th film having some of the same writers.



* ''Film/{{Taken}}'' (and it's sequels) were said to be inspired by John McClane, Jack Bauer and Jason Bourne (some of the supporting characters even have the same exact names) and also steals from other films such as ''The Fugitive'' and story lines fit for a Steven Seagal movie.
* ''Film/TheRaid'' is ''Die Hard'' in a rundown apartment complex. There's a twist in that the building is actually the bad guy's home territory, with the good cops as the aggressors, and none of the ''Die Hard''-on-an-X subtropes really come into play, beyond the basic setup.



* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' is ''Die Hard'' in a ''huge'' WretchedHive high-rise in the future. There's even [[spoiler: the villain's [[DisneyVillainDeath death by falling]] in slow motion out of the tower.]] It was sometimes accused of ripping off the above ''The Raid'' - as they both came out the same year - but the truth is a mix of coincidence and the fact that they were both influenced by ''Die Hard''. That said, ''Dredd'' - like ''Film/TheRaid'' - has the villain already in control of the location by the film's opening, and really takes relatively little from ''Die Hard'', beyond the basic plot structure.
4th Mar '16 4:43:52 PM eroock
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* ''Film/UnderSiege'' is ''Die Hard'' on a warship.



* ''Die Hard'' on a train films include:

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* ''Die Hard'' on "on a train train" films include:



* ''Die Hard'' on a plane films include:

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* ''Die Hard'' on "on a plane plane" films include:



* ''Die Hard'' "on a ship" films include:
** ''Film/UnderSiege'' is ''Die Hard'' on a warship.
** The b-movie ''Final Voyage'' is ''Die Hard'' on a cruise ship, and features Erika Eleniak along with Ice-T as the terrorist leader.
** ''Film/{{Octopus}}'': ''Die Hard'' on a sub, then on a boat, with Russian terrorists. Oh, and a really big octopus.
** ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'' genuinely is ''Die Hard'' on a boat.
** ''Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday'', ''Counterstrike'' and ''Maiden Voyage: Ocean Hijack'' are also ''Die Hard'' on a ship. Granted, all the other ''Operation Delta Force'' films qualify as ''Die Hard'' clones.
** ''Chain Of Command'' is ''Die Hard'' on a ship and blatantly recycles footage from ''Film/DeepRising''.
** ''Spacejacked'' is ''Die Hard'' on a cruise ship in [[RecycledInSpace outer space]].
** ''Depth Charge'' is ''Die Hard'' on a submarine fitted with prototype stealth technology. The sub's medical officer and an electrician go up against the XO and his group of terrorists to prevent a nuclear launch.
** Creator/DolphLundgren starrer ''Film/AgentRed'' is ''Die Hard'' on a submarine.
** Other ''Die Hard'' on a sub films include ''Crash Dive'', ''Submarines'' and ''Counter Measures''.



* ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'' genuinely is ''Die Hard'' on a boat.

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* ''Film/Speed2CruiseControl'' genuinely is ''Die Hard'' on a boat.



* ''Film/{{Octopus}}'': ''Die Hard'' on a sub, then on a boat, with Russian terrorists. Oh, and a really big octopus.



* Creator/DolphLundgren starrer ''Film/AgentRed'' is ''Die Hard'' on a submarine.
* Other ''Die Hard'' on a sub films include ''Crash Dive'', ''Submarines'' and ''Counter Measures''.



* The b-movie ''Final Voyage'' is ''Die Hard'' on a cruise ship, and features Erika Eleniak along with Ice-T as the terrorist leader.
* ''Operation Delta Force 2: Mayday'', ''Counterstrike'' and ''Maiden Voyage: Ocean Hijack'' are also ''Die Hard'' on a ship. Granted, all the other ''Operation Delta Force'' films qualify as ''Die Hard'' clones.



* ''Depth Charge'' is ''Die Hard'' on a submarine fitted with prototype stealth technology. The sub's medical officer and an electrician go up against the XO and his group of terrorists to prevent a nuclear launch.



* ''Chain Of Command'' is ''Die Hard'' on a ship and blatantly recycles footage from ''Film/DeepRising''



* ''Film/VirtualAssassin''(AKA Cyberjack) is "Die Hard" in an office building [[RecycledinSPACE in the future]].
* ''Spacejacked'' is ''Die Hard'' on a cruise ship in [[RecycledInSpace outer space]].

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* ''Film/VirtualAssassin''(AKA ''Film/VirtualAssassin'' (AKA Cyberjack) is "Die Hard" in an office building [[RecycledinSPACE in the future]].
* ''Spacejacked'' is ''Die Hard'' on a cruise ship in [[RecycledInSpace outer space]].
future]].
4th Mar '16 4:04:57 PM eroock
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* The Creator/SonnyChiba movie ''The Bullet Train'' is pretty much ''Die Hard'' on a train... except ''The Bullet Train'' came out in 1975.



* ''Film/UnderSiege'' and ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'': ''Die Hard'' on a warship and train, respectively.

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* ''Film/UnderSiege'' and ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory'': is ''Die Hard'' on a warship and train, respectively.warship.



* ''Die Hard'' on a train films include: ''The Last Siege'', ''Operation Wolverine: Seconds To Spare'', ''Atomic Train'', ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'', ''Hostage Train'', ''Death Train,'' "Death, Murder, and Deceit Aboard the Orient Express" and ''Derailed''. ''Film/MoneyTrain'', written by a ''Die Hard 2'' scribe is essentially what would happen if the anti-heroes took over a train and had to escape from the police and a psychopath on-board.

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* ''Die Hard'' on a train films include: include:
** ''The Bullet Train'' (1975)
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''The Last Siege'', Siege''
** ''Film/UnderSiege2DarkTerritory''
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''Operation Wolverine: Seconds To Spare'', Spare''
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''Atomic Train'', ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}'', Train''
** ''Film/{{Unstoppable}}''
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''Hostage Train'', Train''
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''Death Train,'' "Death, Train''
** ''Death,
Murder, and Deceit Aboard the Orient Express" and ''Derailed''. Express''
** ''Derailed''
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''Film/MoneyTrain'', written by a ''Die Hard 2'' scribe is essentially what would happen if the anti-heroes took over a train and had to escape from the police and a psychopath on-board.on-board.
*''Die Hard'' on a plane films include:
** ''Film/{{Passenger 57}}'': ''Die Hard'' on a plane. Just blacker.
** ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'' is also ''Die Hard'' on a plane. Just with an insertion of the [=McClane=] via a docking stealth fighter. And Steven Seagal.[[spoiler: [[DeadStarWalking Briefly]].]]
** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.
** ''Film/ConAir'' also has some traits of ''Die Hard'' on a plane, though it ends ''off'' the plane.
** ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': ''Die Hard'' on a...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess.]]
** Most of ''Interceptor'' is ''Die Hard'' on a C-5.
** The ''Turbulence'' series.
** ''Hijack''.
*** Not to be confused with ''Hijack'd'', which is also ''Die Hard'' on a plane.
** ''Sonic Impact''.
** ''Air Panic''.
** ''Air Rage''.
** ''Air Marshall''.
** ''Tail Sting''.
** ''Strategic Command''.
** ''Crash Landing''.
** Two films called ''Final Approach'' and both are Die Hard on a plane.



* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' is often touted as "''Die Hard'' on a bus" despite not being exactly that. It does involve crawling through elevator shafts, the undercarriage of a bus and on top of a speeding subway train (hence making it become ''Die Hard'' on BOTH a bus and a train). However, it appears ''Speed'' was mainly inspired by ''The Bullet Train''. ''Film/{{Ticker}}'', ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', ''Dead in a Heartbeat'', ''KnockO ff'', ''Film/{{Crank}}'', ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' (the 2003 movie not the TV show) and the unrelated sequel ''S.W.A.T.: Firefight'' end up ripping off this mad bomber/criminal mastermind vs. police officers routine as well.

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* ''Film/{{Speed}}'' is often touted as "''Die Hard'' on a bus" despite not being exactly that. It does involve crawling through elevator shafts, the undercarriage of a bus and on top of a speeding subway train (hence making it become ''Die Hard'' on BOTH a bus and a train). However, it appears ''Speed'' was mainly inspired by ''The Bullet Train''. ''Film/{{Ticker}}'', ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance'', ''Dead in a Heartbeat'', ''KnockO ff'', ''Knock Off'', ''Film/{{Crank}}'', ''Film/CrankHighVoltage'', ''Film/{{SWAT}}'' (the 2003 movie not the TV show) and the unrelated sequel ''S.W.A.T.: Firefight'' end up ripping off this mad bomber/criminal mastermind vs. police officers routine as well.



* Films involving plane hijacking:
** ''Film/{{Passenger 57}}'': ''Die Hard'' on a plane. Just blacker.
** ''Film/ExecutiveDecision'' is also ''Die Hard'' on a plane. Just with an insertion of the [=McClane=] via a docking stealth fighter. And Steven Seagal.[[spoiler: [[DeadStarWalking Briefly]].]]
** ''Film/AirForceOne'': ''Die Hard'' on, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin well, Air Force One]], with the [=McClane=] replaced with [[ActionPolitician The President of the United States]], played by Creator/HarrisonFord. ''Nick of Time'', ''Film/SnakeEyes'', ''Film/VantagePoint'', ''Film/{{Salt}}'', ''Survivor'' (2015) and even ''Film/XXxStateOfTheUnion'' make use of the ''Air Force One'', ''Taken'' and ''Die Hard'' formulas while also referencing other 70s conspiracy/spy thrillers.
** ''Film/ConAir'' also has some traits of ''Die Hard'' on a plane, though it ends ''off'' the plane.
** ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane'': ''Die Hard'' on a...[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you can probably guess.]]
** Most of ''Interceptor'' is ''Die Hard'' on a C-5.
** The ''Turbulence'' series.
** ''Hijack''.
*** Not to be confused with ''Hijack'd'', which is also ''Die Hard'' on a plane.
** ''Sonic Impact''.
** ''Air Panic''.
** ''Air Rage''.
** ''Air Marshall''.
** ''Tail Sting''.
** ''Strategic Command''.
** ''Crash Landing''.
** Two films called ''Final Approach'' and both are Die Hard on a plane.
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