Movies like Ransom 1996

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Ransom (1996)
 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, rough, serious, realistic, stylized, tense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, kidnapped child, tough heroes, confined, crimes, danger, heroes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, chase, forced into action, one on one, take over, police corruption, murder, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense and intense films with plots about mentor, dialogue, crimes, chase, violence, catastrophe and runaway mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Ransom: Cellular (2004), Lethal Weapon (1987), Nighthawks (1981), Shaft (2000), Albino Alligator (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
 7.6
 217K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, revenge, violence, corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, black people, drug dealer, police brutality, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Albino Alligator (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, gun, bar, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, siege, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
 7.1
 124K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, neo noir, vengeance, betrayal, money, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, train, police officer, one day, hijacking, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
58%
 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, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostages, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, hostage situation, police operation, home invasion, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 6K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, investigation, mistaken identity, crime, murder, undercover, hidden identity, working undercover, crimes, who done it, mystery, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 16K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, gangsters, murder, master criminal, partners against crime, vengeance, against the odds, law enforcement, redemption, political corruption, mafia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 98K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, crimes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, gunfight, car chase, undercover cop, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 71K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, neo noir, boxer, casino, crime, boxing, investigation, political activism, boxing match, mission of murder, police officer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
54%
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5.7
 30K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, one man army, terrorism, terrorist, vice president, explosive, stadium, race against time, ransom, secret agents, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, stock market, ransom, bribery, helicopter, mayor, tunnel, crime, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 37K
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, urban, damage, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.3
 72K
Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 9K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, chase, drug lord, hip hop, race against time, gangsters, crime, urban, crimes, hoodlum, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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 ⇓
49%
 6.6
 142K
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: house on fire, revolver, lapd, police brutality, verbal byplay, buddies, police investigation, odd couple, forgery, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 26K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, police, kidnapping, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, cat and mouse, race against time, mind game, terrorism, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 147K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: lapd, police detective, buddy cop, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: mind game, crimes, couple relations, manhunt, law enforcement, family relations, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, justice, police investigation, greed ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
46%
 5.8
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, undercover, justice, drug dealer, partner, ethics, desperation, murder, law enforcement, orphan, crime, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%