Movies like Hostage

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Hostage (2005)
 6.6
 105K
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, intense, tense, twists and turns, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, one man army, family in danger, crime gone awry, organized crime, heroes, police chief, chief of police, father son relationship, home invasion, police investigation, serial killer, manipulation, confined, robbery, accountant ...
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, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about violence, crimes, murder, chase, gun, revenge and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Hostage: 16 Blocks (2006), Firewall (2006), Hard Rain (1998), Ransom (1996), Cellular (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 125K
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, convict, race against time, testimony, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, deal, profanity, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 56K
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, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, hostage, rescue, bank, robbery, family in danger, crimes, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 32K
Hard Rain (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, evacuation, dishonesty, crimes, crime, armored car, chase, danger, catastrophe, heist, disaster film, money ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 116K
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, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, child in peril, crime, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 92K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, crime, crimes, rescue, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, asthma, hostage, asthma attack, psychopath, crimes, confined, parents and children, family relations, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, crime, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 25K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, vigilantism, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crime, crimes, hidden identity, danger, chases and races, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 25K
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, master criminal, danger, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 43K
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, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, heist, chase, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.2
 765K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, heist, fbi, storage unit, courage, christmas, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 106K
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: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 351K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, suburbs, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, robbery, danger, confined, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, homeless, robbery gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, investigation, chase, missing person, private detective, martial arts, police investigation, daring rescue, tough heroes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, los angeles, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 1K
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, one man army, danger, race against time, criminal heroes, hostages, confined, crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 38K
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, race against time, hostage, politics, accountant, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 25K
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, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 96K
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, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police investigation, pedophile, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crimes, crime, racism, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 67K
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, secret service, child in peril, fbi, danger, chases and races, code, adult child friendship, gunfight, assassin, twists & turns, bullying ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 44K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, drug cartel, organized crime, fighting crime, crime, danger, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 23K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, parents and children, family problems, danger, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, master warrior, gang, police corruption, small town, fight, one man army, crime, crimes, righting the wronged, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, police station, danger, machine gun, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 5K
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, siege, gangsters, mafia, one man army, master criminal, race against time, criminal heroes, vengeance, police investigation, hostage, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 68K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, superhero, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, rivalry, tough heroes, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, dishonesty, cover up, crimes, crime, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, united states, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%