Movies like Hostage

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Hostage (2005)
 6.6
 102K
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspense, intense, tense, twists and turns, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostages, hostage negotiator, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, crimes, family problems, one man army, family in danger, crime gone awry, organized crime, police chief, father son relationship, police investigation, serial killer, manipulation, heroes, confined, robbery, accountant, danger, reluctant, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Hostage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, mentor, violence, crime, corruption and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Hostage: Panic Room (2002), Striking Distance (1993), Ransom (1996), 16 Blocks (2006), Street Kings (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 235K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, millionaire, robbery, thief, cat and mouse, danger, bunker, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, rescue, tough law enforcer, danger, rivalry, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 110K
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, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, tough heroes, danger, parents and children, forced into action, hostage, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 121K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gunfight, convict, race against time, testimony, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, drinking problem, dishonesty, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 102K
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, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, small town, mafia, prohibition, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, gang war, whiskey, gang, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, maniac, confined, parents and children, crimes, family relations, crime, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 23K
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crime, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, danger, hidden identity, police detective, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 28K
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, danger, confined, chases and races, dishonesty, rivalry, robbery gone awry, bank, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 42K
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, danger, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 87K
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 ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, rescue, one man army, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, secret movement, group of criminals, crimes, conspiracy, secret organization, investigative reporter, mysterious stranger, assassin, conspiracy theory, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 111K
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, criminal, gunfight, crime, betrayal, ex convict, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, violence, survival, police station, danger, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 94K
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: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, track down, gunfight, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crime, racism, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 22K
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, family problems, parents and children, danger, wilderness, serial killer, family relations, crimes, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.2
 711K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, hostage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight, confined, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 333K
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: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, organized crime, assassin, merciless, anti heroes, danger, victim, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, rescue, chase, danger, chases and races, one man army, crimes, partners, on the run, race against time, husband wife relationship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 115K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: rough, stylized, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, kidnapping, rescue, drug dealing, crime, violence, organized crime, mob boss, woman in danger, filmed killing, american abroad, drug lord ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, mexico, usa, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, tough guy, father son relationship, organized crime, martial arts, government agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 41K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, taxi driver, car chase, heist, chase, fbi, rescue, ransom, presumed dead, taxi, race against time, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 5K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, one man army, small town, gang, police corruption, fight, righting the wronged, crime, master warrior, tough heroes, mysterious man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, missing person, crime, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, robbery, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, danger, confined, unlikely partners, heist, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police corruption, police investigation, murder, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, betrayal, family relations, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, anti heroes, track down, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, train station, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, mysterious man, psychological torture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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