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, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, bleak, stylized, suspense, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostages, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, home invasion, hostage situation, police operation, crime gone awry, family in danger, rescue, confined, crimes, danger, heroes, hostage, rivalry, disorder, family problems, police, confinement indoors, law enforcer killer, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles

Most similar movies to Hostage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about chase, runaway, crimes, dialogue, violence, vengeance and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Hostage: Panic Room (2002), Last Man Standing (1996), 16 Blocks (2006), Street Kings (2008), Ransom (1996). 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: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, home invasion, secret room, locked in a room, heist, heist gone wrong, survival, burglary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, betrayal, prohibition, gang, small town, whiskey, tommy gun, gang war, rivalry, deadly, gangsters, duel ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, race against time, gunfight, on the run, testimony, convict, crime, deception, odd couple, reluctant partners, corruption, male bonding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, kidnapped child, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, firefighter, u.s. marshal, witness protection, vigilantism, crime, chases and races, firemen, vengeance, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, psychopath, maniac, crime, confined, crimes, parents and children, family relations, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, cocaine, organized crime, crime, fighting crime, revenge, tough heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, police, race against time, crime, twists & turns, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, crimes, conspiracy, secret movement, group of criminals, secret organization, mysterious stranger, investigative reporter, conspiracy theory, assassin, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, police investigation, gunfight, mafia, crime, mob boss, racism, gory, police corruption, child abuse, drugs/alcohol, faked death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, taxi driver, fbi, father daughter relationship, heist, chase, race against time, thief, crime, rescue, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, gunslinger, surrogate mother, sperm bank, hotel, criminal, mexican standoff, drifter, money, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, criminal, danger, smuggling, crime, gunfight, betrayal, heist, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 62K
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, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, assassin, fbi, boy, child in peril, secret service, special agents, political corruption, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: south dakota, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, hostage, save the day, violence, skyscraper, terrorist, fbi, race against time, marital problem, confined, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, brutality, survival, night vision goggles, deception, police station, exploding bus, junkie, machine gun, silencer, power outage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, crime, haunted by the past, gangsters, parents and children, father son relationship, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, train station, accountant, terrorism, murder, assassination plot, one day, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, mansion, pistol, rain, poker game, alcoholic, hostage, hospital, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 297K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, corruption, righting the wronged, organized crime, crime, tough heroes, gory, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, assassin, anti heroes, danger, merciless, victim, organized crime, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, parents and children, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, planned murder, attempted murder, danger, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, boat, police investigation, frame up, rivalry, car chase, homicide detective, lake or river, crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, crime, investigation, mafia, serial killer, revenge, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 8.1
 517K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, moral ambiguity, maze ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.8
 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: realistic, stylized, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, heist, kidnapping, police investigation, siege, criminal heroes, prison, crime, criminal, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 104K
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: crime, heist, crimes, robbery, jewel robbery, betrayal, fight scenes, cons and scams, car chase, blood, money, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, kentucky, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, crime, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 28K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, memory loss, amnesia, murder, factory, police, survival, infidelity, confined, mystery, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%