Movies like Ladder 49

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Ladder 49 (2004)
 6.5
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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: realistic, sincere, serious, touching, rough, suspenseful, tense, emotional, dramatic, melancholic ...
Plot: firefighter, rescue, practical joke, friendship, funeral, trapped, tragic hero, sacrifice, danger, redemption, heroes, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends, daring rescue, race against time, couple relations, parents and children, courage, respect, untimely death, glory, captain, floods and fires ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: baltimore, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about dialogue, danger, redemption, death, mentor, catastrophe and chase mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Ladder 49: Backdraft (1991), The Towering Inferno (1974), Firestorm (2001), Killing Season (2013), Daylight (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, explosion, fire, danger, psychopath, office, pyromaniac, rescue, rookie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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95%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: skyscraper, rescue, survival, race against time, trapped, fire, explosion, elevator, helicopter, adventure, firefighter, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, california
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91%
 3.2
 522
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, race against time, hotel, chases and races, danger, chaos, police investigation, crimes, escapades, heroes, law enforcement, evacuation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 32K
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, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, violence, hunter, hunting, uninhibited rivalry, gory, wilderness, in the woods, baptism, cabin, war injury ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995
Place: usa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.8
 59K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, race against time, tunnel, dog, rescue, christmas, flood, taxi driver, helicopter, taxi, explosion, power outage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york
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68%
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, realistic, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: 9/11, survival, runaway, terrorism, alarm clock, marine, trapped, rescue team, hospital, september 11 2001, rescue, skyscraper ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, pentagon, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, book, haunted by the past, loss of friend, nervous breakdown, funeral, professor, singer, alcohol abuse, house, alcohol, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, alabama, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 59K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, adventure, teenage life, small town, found footage, tornado, student, danger, chaos, rescue, high school graduation, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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: firefighter, murder, u.s. marshal, witness protection, rescue, vigilantism, crime, chases and races, firemen, vengeance, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: natural disaster, motorcycle, survival, national guard, earthquake, explosion, architect, child in peril, alcoholic, fire, daredevil, supermarket ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, redemption, revenge, investigation, baseball, car, family, hit and run, loss of son, loss of child, vengeance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, jungle, revenge, fbi, explosion, vengeance, terrorist, firemen, vigilantism, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, washington d.c., latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 79K
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, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hitman, terminal illness, parents and children, danger, family relations, secret service, chases and races, family reunited, race against time, cia agent, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.4
 242
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: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: race against time, in the woods, forces of nature, small town, chases and races, danger, heroes, police investigation, rescue, save the day, rebelliousness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, woman in danger, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.6
 205K
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: sincere, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, friendship, latinos, gang war, policewoman, police sergeant, gunfight, crime, danger, arrest, shooting, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 65K
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, catastrophe, lava, subway, volcano, danger, tunnel, adventure, save the day, forces of nature, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, iceland, antarctica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Castle (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: prison, military, sacrifice, soldier, chess, patriotism, sergeant, convict, sadism, rebelliousness, fighting the system, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.8
 30K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: rape, small town, home invasion, machismo, vengeance, wife husband relationship, self defense, rivalry, social relations, bullying, death, picked on ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa, california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, forces of nature, ocean, ship, drowning, giant wave, race against time, adventure, daring rescue, sea disaster, chaos and mayhem, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 30K
The Marine (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marines, swamp, chase, master criminal, disorder, one man army, iraq war, kidnapping, war, wife, change, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: south carolina, europe, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, state affairs, undercover, plutonium, arrest, death of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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On the Ice (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: death, grief, friendship, dealing with death, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, crime, village, youth, friends, social relations, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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50%
 6.6
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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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, race against time, gunfight, on the run, testimony, convict, crime, deception, odd couple, reluctant partners, corruption, mission of murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, gang, one night, boxing match, escape, on the run, friendship, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 28K
Chicago Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: An edge-of-your-seat view into the lives of everyday heroes committed to one of America's noblest professions. For the firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51, no occupation is more stressful or dangerous, yet so ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, rescue, fire department, paramedic, danger, life risking, responsibility, teamwork, characters in danger, workplace problem, crime investigation, chief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 81K
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, ocean or sea, friendship, haunted by the past, navy, ocean, death, coast guard, rookie, training, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 95K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, crimes, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, drug dealer, martial arts, sheriff, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, master warrior, urban, daring rescue, crime, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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