Movies like Ransom

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Ransom (1996)
 6.6
 108K
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, tough heroes, confined, crimes, danger, heroes, family relations, disorder, parents and children, chase, forced into action, take over, one on one, police corruption, murder, hostage, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Ransom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting and serious films with plots about crimes, violence, chase, murder, brutality, vengeance and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Ransom: Cellular (2004), Lethal Weapon (1987), The Way of the Gun (2000), Stolen (2012), Trapped (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 85K
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, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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 ⇓
89%
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, hijacking, train, police officer, one day, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, mexican standoff, sperm bank, hotel, money, criminal, surrogate mother, gunslinger, drifter, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 40K
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
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 ⇓
72%
 6.2
 21K
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, maniac, psychopath, crime, telephone, confined, crimes, danger, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, dark humor, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, siege, police, bar, gun, crime, crime gone awry, mistaken identity, hostages, neo noir, heist, sibling relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 482
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, laboratory, murder, chase, danger, crime, vengeance, missing person, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 29K
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, one man army, terrorism, explosive, vice president, terrorist, stadium, race against time, ransom, secret agents, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 100K
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, hostages, small town, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, police operation, hostage situation, home invasion, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.1
 122K
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, vengeance, betrayal, money, neo noir, criminal, heroin, mafia, robbery, crime, trap, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 279K
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: serious, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 36K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, urban, unlikely partners, damage, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 70K
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, neo noir, boxer, casino, crime, boxing, investigation, mission of murder, boxing match, political activism, police officer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 144K
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: buddy cop, lapd, police detective, drug dealing, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 142K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hockey, verbal byplay, buddies, police investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, arms dealing, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 25K
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: rough, serious, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, kidnapping, race against time, terrorism, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough law enforcer, cat and mouse, mind game, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 64K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 14K
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, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, undercover, crime, hostages, master criminal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 384
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, kidnapping, terrorism, ira, gangsters, adventure, urban ghetto, hostages, secret agents, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, soldier, terrorism, jungle, military, terrorist bombing, danger, confined, crimes, heroes, rebel, gymnasium ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 34K
Reindeer Games (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, prison, christmas, heist, casino, manipulation, voyeurism, crime, robbery, criminal heroes, cons and scams, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, michigan, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 14K
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, police, gangsters, rescue, crimes, vigilante, urban, violence, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, anti-hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 2K
No Way Back (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When F.B.I. Agent Zack Grant's partner is killed during a blown-up operation, he attempts to find the person responsible. Mafiaso Frank Serlano believes Zack is responsible for his only sons death in the same operation and kidnaps Zacks son to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hate crime, female agent, kidnapping, undercover, criminal's revenge, vengeance, crime, fbi, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, one man army, danger, passenger, hostages, ex-cop, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
43%
 6.6
 140K
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: lapd, revolver, house on fire, 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 ⇓
42%
 6.2
 52K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, jungle, rescue, terrorism, negotiation, insurance, radio, helicopter, sniper, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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