Movies like Cellular

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Cellular (2004)
 6.5
 94K
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspense, twists and turns, entertaining, intense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, telephone call, confined, crimes, heroes, crime, chases and races, rescue, misfit, graphic violence, track down, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, twists & turns, conspiracy, telephone, police, family in danger, child in peril, murder, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Cellular

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, gun, murder, chase, car chase, violence and kidnapping mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Cellular: Speed (1994), Transporter 2 (2005), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009), The Transporter (2002), Phone Booth (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 330K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, highway, rescue, bomb, hostages, unlikely partners, save the day, bus, hijacking, chases and races, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 192K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, chases and races, race against time, danger, chase, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, underground, group of criminals, confined, master criminal, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 285K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, chase, tough guy, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, smuggling, one against many, danger, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, saint tropez, cannes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 251K
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: surprise ending, tense, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 15K
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police corruption, hostage, woman in danger, on the run, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, hostages, dirty cop, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: asthma, kidnapping, asthma attack, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, profanity, family relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 34K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, strong female lead, single mother, danger, rescue, child in peril, track down, little boy, determination, female protagonist, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, government, espionage, life turned upside down, family in danger, crimes, danger, heroes, female assassin, government agent, unlikely hero, police chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 566K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, dark hero, vigilantism, chase, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, ex cia agent, car chase, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 290K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, chase, fistfight, bag over head, albanian, ex husband ex wife relationship, u.s. embassy, police chase, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, paris france, albania, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 2K
Connected (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, confined, crimes, prank, daring rescue, single parent, danger, heroes, mother daughter relationship, car chase, husband wife relationship, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 126K
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, race against time, testimony, convict, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, deal, dishonesty, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 110K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, life turned upside down, on the run, danger, resourceful, dishonesty, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, china, united states, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run, one man army, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 114K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 151K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, loner, assassin, lone hero, boat, deception, mentor, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 158K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine, UK
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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, delivery, fistfight, heroes, murder, disobey, tough guy, tough heroes, mercenary, fist fighting, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest, ukraine, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 180K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, revenge, murder, on the run, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 56K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, hostage, rescue, bank, family in danger, robbery, crimes, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car, car chase, car race, chase, chases and races, street racing, gang, tough guy, theft, law enforcement, danger, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 27K
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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, chases and races, deadly, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 104K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, gunfight, protector, tough heroes, fist fighting, on the run, organized crime, code, mafia, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 145K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: perfect crime, mind game, heist, suicidal, dishonesty, deception, policewoman, rooftop, criminal heroes, robbery, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 52K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, frame up, kidnapping, betrayal, confined, crimes, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 39K
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, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, accountant, race against time, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 107K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 124K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, swat team, spy, mentor, revenge, ex military, hostage, assassin, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 9K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%