Movies like Cellular

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Cellular (2004)
 6.5
 89K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, crime, rescue, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army, teacher, attic, strangulation, chase, secrets, bank, hostages, mobile phone, crimes, student, heroes, confined, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, exciting, suspenseful and serious films with plots about chase, crimes, murder, vengeance, car chase, mentor and kidnapping mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Cellular: Transporter 2 (2005), Taken 2 (2012), Vehicle 19 (2013), Kidnap (2008), The Transporter (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 182K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, lone hero, martial arts, danger, race against time, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, deadly virus, helicopter, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 276K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, 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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, one man army, danger, boyfriend, violence, albanian, bag over head, stealing a car, u.s. embassy, police chase, teenage daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, china, paris france, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 14K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police corruption, danger, woman in danger, chases and races, confined, on the run, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, chase, vengeance, mind game, stockholm syndrome, rescue, danger, hostages, parents and children, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 272K
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, lone hero, chases and races, chase, one man army, danger, tough guy, delivery, fist fighting, tough heroes, smuggling, transportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, saint tropez, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 307K
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, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, twists & turns, hijacking, master criminal, highway, save the day, unlikely partners, bus, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 542K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, human trafficking, dark hero, daring rescue, rescue, danger, abduction, car chase, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 239K
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, dishonesty, hostages, mind game, psychopath, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, tough guy, theft, chase, danger, crimes, chases and races, car, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 54K
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, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, rescue, bank, crime, race against time, family in danger, robbery, hostages, life turned upside down, hacker, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 149K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, 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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, car chase, disobey, delivery, kidnapping, lone wolves, heroes, chases and races, master criminal, mercenary, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest hungary, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 26K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, chases and races, deadly, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 49K
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: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 97K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, chase, protector, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, fist fighting, car chase, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 2K
Connected (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, collector, rivalry, prank, crimes, crime, daring rescue, heroes, confined, single parent, danger, forklift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 107K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, crimes, betrayal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, fight scenes, thief, blood, money, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, kentucky, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, adventure, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 123K
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: suspenseful, suspense, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, hostage, frame up, police corruption, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, swat, conspiracy, hostages, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 6.5
 106K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, life turned upside down, danger, on the run, dishonesty, resourceful, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, china, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 29K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, robbery, dishonesty, danger, confined, chases and races, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 11K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, missing person, vengeance, crimes, track down, danger, spouse in danger, female killer, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, conspiracy, one woman army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 22K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, psychopath, crimes, confined, parents and children, family relations, crime, danger, maniac, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 122K
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, convict, race against time, testimony, crime, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, deal, dishonesty, characters in danger, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, master criminal, mind game, save the day, crimes, crime, financial driven terrorism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, rescue, chase, danger, chases and races, crimes, partners, on the run, race against time, one man army, husband wife relationship, crime boss ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Real McCoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Karen McCoy is released from prison with nothing but the clothes on her back. Before being incarcerated Karen was the bank robber of her time, but now she wishes for nothing more than to settle down and start a new life. Unfortunately between a ...
Style: suspenseful, entertaining, suspense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bank robbery, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry, disorder, heist, vengeance, bank, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 78K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, talky, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, police investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcer killer, cop as target, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, stalking, police brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 16K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, crimes, hostages, working undercover, fighting crime, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, master criminal, danger, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, hostages, partners, police, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 37K
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, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, terrorism, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day, mysterious man, psychological torture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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