Movies like Cellular

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Cellular (2004)
 6.5
 85K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious, realistic, entertaining, intense, twist ending, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy, hostages, murder, twists & turns, secrets, bank, strangulation, attic, teacher, anti heroes, telephone, woman in danger, chases and races, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, chase, murder, kidnapping, violence, mentor and vengeance mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Cellular: Speed (1994), Transporter 2 (2005), Kidnap (2017), Taken (2008), Taken 2 (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, race against time, war on drugs, chases and races, danger, deadly virus, bodyguard, virus, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, rescue, female protagonist, car chase, danger, single mother, determination, track down, strong female lead, child in peril, perseverance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 265K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, violence, one man army, police chase, albanian, teenage daughter, u.s. embassy, stealing a car, bag over head, danger, boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, asia, china, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 262K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chases and races, danger, chase, delivery, one man army, lone hero, tough heroes, daring rescue, smuggling, escapades, fist fighting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, marseille provence, saint tropez ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, chase, chases and races, theft, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, danger, mechanic, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 14K
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A parolee (Paul Walker) becomes the target of a massive police manhunt after inadvertently picking up a rental car with a female whistleblower tied up in the trunk. Now, as the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police corruption, on the run, mistaken identity, dirty cop, chases and races, confined, danger, hostages, woman in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 93K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, lone wolves, car chase, chase, mentor, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 119K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, hostages, false accusation, frame up, crime, swat, sniper, uncover truth, police, conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 142K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, one man army, delivery, kidnapping, disobey, chase, drugs/alcohol, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ukraine, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 115K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, secret society, violence, chase, desert, assassination, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 25K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, kidnapping, race against time, terrorism, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough law enforcer, cat and mouse, mind game, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 108K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, tough heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 21K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, maniac, psychopath, crime, telephone, confined, crimes, danger, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 53K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, bank, rescue, technology, architect, hostages, family in danger, crime, computer hacker, hacker, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 95K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, crimes, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, drug dealer, martial arts, sheriff, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, assassination, neo noir, race against time, politics, train station, danger, rescue, lobbyist, mexican standoff, accountant, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 234K
Fast & Furious (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, chase, gang, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, buddies, fighting crime, track down, friends, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
 230K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, hijacking, train, police officer, one day, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 102K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crimes, robbery, heist, jewel robbery, betrayal, fight scenes, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, tough heroes, car chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, chicago illinois, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 120K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, race against time, gunfight, on the run, testimony, convict, crime, deception, odd couple, reluctant partners, corruption, mission of murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, crime, police detective, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, chaos and mayhem, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 482
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, laboratory, murder, chase, danger, crime, vengeance, missing person, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, chase, murder, killer, mechanic, shooting, revenge, gunfight, betrayal, blood, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, malaysia, thailand, sydney australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 101K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, fear, psycho, murder, cell phone, lifesaver, control room, underground, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 100K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: 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.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, small town, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, police operation, hostage situation, home invasion, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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