Movies like Ladder 49

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Ladder 49 (2004)
 6.5
 52K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in harm's way innumerable times and significantly impacted his relationship with his wife and kids.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, practical joke, danger, tragic hero, redemption, family relations, parents and children, race against time, funeral, main character dies, sacrifice, heroes, friends, couple relations, career, love and romance, couples, glory, captain, respect, untimely death, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, california

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Most similar movies to Ladder 49

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about runaway, dialogue, mentor, danger, catastrophe, vengeance and chase mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Ladder 49: Daylight (1996), Backdraft (1991), The Towering Inferno (1974), World Trade Center (2006), Poseidon (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 61K
Daylight (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of armed robbers fleeing the police head for the New Jersey Tunnel and run right into trucks transporting toxic waste. The spectacular explosion that follows results in both ends of the tunnel collapsing and the handful of people who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tunnel, survival, race against time, danger, rescue, explosion, trapped, daring rescue, save the day, dog, courage, river ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 65K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, rookie, danger, funeral, explosion, psychopath, office, fire, pyromaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Towering Inferno (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: At the opening party of a colossal - but poorly constructed - office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: rescue, skyscraper, firefighter, survival, escape attempt, race against time, hysteria, trapped, elevator, fire, helicopter, explosion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, rescue, trapped, marine, war on terror, race against time, demolished city, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 91K
Poseidon (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ship, drowning, ocean, daring rescue, chaos and mayhem, race against time, sea disaster, adventure, giant wave, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.3
 533
Firestorm (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, escapades, danger, hotel, chaos, police investigation, race against time, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 12K
Earthquake (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Earthquake is a 1974 American disaster film that achieved huge box-office success, continuing the disaster film genre of the 1970s where recognizable all-star casts attempt to survive life or death situations. The plot concerns the struggle for ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, natural disaster, motorcycle, danger, chaos, architect, child in peril, explosion, national guard, fire, daredevil, alcoholic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 83K
The Guardian (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, inspirational, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: rescue, teamwork, navy, friendship, ocean, ocean or sea, haunted by the past, death, coast guard, training, rookie, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Style: factual, emotional, compassionate, intense, exciting ...
Plot: trapped, rescue, oil rig, explosion, survival, courage, sea, post traumatic stress disorder, self mutilation, employee employee relationship, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2010
Place: louisiana, boston, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A headstrong young woman returns to New Orleans after the death of her estranged mother.
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, funeral, loss of friend, loss of parent, family problems, parents and children, family relations, drinking problem, alcohol abuse, mentor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, revenge, fbi, explosion, investigation, special agents, crimes, danger, heroes, deadly, vigilantism, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, latin america, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 60K
Into the Storm (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: small town, chaos, danger, rescue, tornado, student, found footage, obsession, adventure, teenage life, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 33K
Killing Season (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two veterans of the Bosnian War, one American, one Serbian, who clash in the remote Smoky Mountain wilderness.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, violence, hunter, chase, wilderness, hunting, in the woods, gory, one on one, rivalry, mortal combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 209K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, friendship, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, crime, policewoman, crimes, responsibility, investigation, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, investigation, revenge, hit and run, loss of child, loss of son, redemption, car, baseball, vengeance, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 20K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, captivating, uplifting ...
Plot: solitude, guilt, fear of flying, thanksgiving, lawsuit, confession, rescue, loss of son, architect, psychiatrist, grief, dealing with death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, san francisco, los angeles, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 14K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, on the run, friendship, gang, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, deadly, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 245
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: touching, sentimental, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: in the woods, forces of nature, family relations, chases and races, parents and children, save the day, race against time, police investigation, rivalry, small town, rescue, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 55K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, helicopter, adventurer, adventure, heroic mission, chases and races, daring rescue, forces of nature, family relations, siblings relations, confined, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 81K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, secret service, hitman, terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, danger, cia, one last job, race against time, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: new england, portugal, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 31K
Straw Dogs (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L.A. screenwriter David Sumner relocates with his wife, Amy, to her hometown in the deep South. There, while tensions build between them, a brewing conflict with locals becomes a threat to them both.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: small town, rape, self defense, vengeance, machismo, home invasion, wife husband relationship, social relations, picked on, rivalry, bullying, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: chase, hitman, woman in danger, vengeance, danger, deadly, disobey, rivalry, friendship, crimes, on the run, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, crimes, save the day, mind game, crime, danger, financial driven terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: serious, captivating, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, party, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations, parent child relationship, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 11K
The Patriot (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deadly virus threatens to wipe out an entire Rocky Mountain town, leaving the town doctor to find some way to escape the soldiers who enforce the town's quarantine and devise an antidote. Matters take a more deadly turn after the physician is ...
Style: serious, rough, melancholic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, laboratory, race against time, chaos and mayhem, save the day, hospital, deadly, danger, rescue, parents and children, farm, antidote ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 5.5
 67K
Volcano (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: race against time, danger, tunnel, subway, volcano, lava, adventure, heroes, warning, save the day, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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