Movies like Ransom 1996

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Ransom (1996)
 6.7
 126K
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, tense, twists and turns, intense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, parents and children, forced into action, tough heroes, police corruption, fbi, heroes, family relations, terrorism, negotiator, single father, gangsters, graphic violence, confined, disorder, crime gone awry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city, united states

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, gun, violence, chase, hostage and corruption mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Ransom: Firewall (2006), Nick of Time (1995), Collateral (2004), Trapped (2002), Snake Eyes (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, rescue, blackmail, bank, robbery, crimes, family in danger, graphic violence, race against time, hacker, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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100%
 6.3
 42K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 390K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, victim, murderer, accident, one man army, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mayor, runaway train, train, passenger, tunnel, ransom, negotiation, hijacking, police officer, crimes, heist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 24K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 81K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, assassination, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, boxer, mission of murder, law enforcement, police officer, political activism, casino ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 141K
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 45K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, car chase, chase, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, group of criminals, underground, wrong place wrong time, confined, save the day, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 110K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 10K
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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 29K
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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma, police officer, life philosophy, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 110K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 34K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, heroes, race against time, one man army, ransom, vice president, firefighter, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 356K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland
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: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 113K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, violence, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, tough law enforcer, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 659
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, rescue, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, heroes, save the day, master criminal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 138K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, mafia, organized crime, betrayal, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, father daughter relationship, single father, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, bully, chase, crimes, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 37K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 77K
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, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crimes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: orphan, adoption, justice, undercover, drug dealer, murder, family relations, law enforcement, partner, crimes, fighting crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, crimes, hijacking, confined, secret agents, rivalry, murder, police officer, tough heroes, spouse in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, lone hero, crimes, gangsters, rescue, police, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, kidnapping, frame up, confined, woman in danger, track down, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 108K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 31K
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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crimes, robbery, confined, rivalry, dishonesty, homeless, bank, heist gone wrong, corruption, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, police corruption, police detective, criminal, heist, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, assassin, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 303K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, kidnapped, fistfight, police chase, albanian, kidnapped girl, chase, u.s. embassy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, usa, balkan, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, soldier, jungle, confined, graphic violence, crimes, heroes, rescue, timebomb, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, southeast asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%