Movies like Hostage

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Hostage (2005)
 6.5
 110K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense, intense, tense, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, family in danger, crime gone awry, organized crime, heroes, chief of police, father son relationship, police investigation, serial killer, manipulation, accountant, robbery, rivalry, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Hostage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, gun, violence, chase, kidnapping and hostage mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Hostage: Firewall (2006), Trapped (2002), Nick of Time (1995), 16 Blocks (2006), Last Man Standing (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 58K
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: hostage, kidnapping, rescue, blackmail, bank, robbery, crimes, family in danger, graphic violence, race against time, hacker, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 24K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 42K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 130K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, testimony, convict, race against time, crimes, deal, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, characters in danger, drinking problem, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, lone wolves, gang war, rivalry, hitman, crimes, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 73K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, child in peril, secret service, fbi, gunfight, code, conspiracy, adult child friendship, assassin, undercover agent, murderer, bullying ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, tough guy, dark hero, tough heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, vanity, vigilante, escapades, crimes, rivalry, superhero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 100K
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 ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: race against time, kidnapping, hostage, home invasion, police corruption, cell phone, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.5
 390K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, victim, murderer, accident, one man army, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 27K
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, swat team, master criminal, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, heist, bank ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 126K
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 45K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, car chase, chase, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 31K
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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, robbery, confined, rivalry, dishonesty, homeless, bank, heist gone wrong, corruption, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 2K
Point Blank (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Convicted corporate criminal Howard engineers a prison break as he and a number of fellow inmates are being transferred to a new facility. The escapees storm a shopping mall and take a group of shoppers hostage (after killing many more of them) ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, rescue, race against time, one man army, criminal heroes, confined, fugitives, daring rescue, tough law enforcer, crimes, escaped prisoner, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, justice, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 100K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gunfight, police investigation, child abuse, pedophile, mob boss, police corruption, violent, faked death, crimes, racism, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 122K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, gunfight, dishonesty, drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, betrayal, ex convict, wanted, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 357K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, fight scenes, airport, christmas, lone hero, police officer, terrorism, one man army, swat team, chase, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 6K
The Nest (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Laborie is a high-flying officer in the French special forces. Her mission is to escort Abedin Nexhep, a godfather of the Albanian mafia. Charged with heading a wide-reaching prostitution network, this formidable criminal is due to stand trial ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, swat team, gangsters, mafia, vengeance, criminal heroes, master criminal, race against time, police investigation, hostage, heist, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 27K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, track down, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance, murder, ransom ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 16K
Breaking In (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shaun Russell takes her son and daughter on a weekend getaway to her late father's secluded, high-tech vacation home in the countryside. The family soon gets an unwelcome surprise when four men break into the house to find hidden money. After ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: home invasion, protective parent, white male black female relationship, mother, hostage, security system, crimes, heist, heist gone wrong, murder, black people, woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.4
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, gang, master warrior, police corruption, small town, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crimes, tough heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, hostage, gunfight, one man army, lone hero, geek, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., baltimore, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 25K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, family problems, parents and children, wilderness, serial killer, family relations, crimes, attempted murder, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, espionage, government, life turned upside down, family in danger, crimes, heroes, police chase, unlikely hero, father son relationship, government agent, female assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, police corruption, criminal's revenge, survival, police station, crimes, master criminal, unlikely partners, violence, death, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, double life, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 27K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, hidden identity, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%