Movies like Speed

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Speed (1994)
 7.3
 356K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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 a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, highway, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, bus, master criminal, swat team, terrorism, law enforcement, collision, trapped, terrorist, chase, police officer, train, heroes, one man army, outsmarting, airport, bus trip, ransom, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Speed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about gun, danger, chase, heroes, gunfight, fistfight and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Speed: Die Hard (1988), Cellular (2004), Unstoppable (2010), Air Force One (1997), Con Air (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 856K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, marital problem, race against time, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 100K
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: race against time, kidnapping, hostage, home invasion, police corruption, cell phone, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.8
 195K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, train crash, chase, race against time, save the day, determination, train wreck, partners, helicopter, characters in danger, passenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, north america, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 193K
Air Force One (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: secret service, airplane, hijacking, hostage, president, usa president, negotiation, prison, terrorism, conspiracy, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., russia, turkey, afghanistan, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 294K
Con Air (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, master criminal, convict, one man army, prison, machismo, helicopter, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, north america, nevada, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, hostage, gunfight, one man army, lone hero, geek, bomb, chaos, police officer, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., baltimore, new york, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 333K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, hostage, crimes, fbi, marines, lone hero, mercenary, prison, escape, commander, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.5
 128K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, bomb, race against time, police officer, lone hero, gold, deception, puzzle, master criminal, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 357K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airplane, fight scenes, airport, christmas, lone hero, police officer, terrorism, one man army, swat team, chase, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a new course for destruction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cruise, one man army, heroes, race against time, spouse in danger, disaster, boat, ship, heist, master criminal, ocean liner, passenger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 262K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, hijacking, save the day, special agents, mystery killer, hostage, heroes, race against time, false accusation, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 86K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, u.s. navy, tough law enforcer, race against time, battleship, hostage, warship, terrorism, hijacking, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.0
 146K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat team, police brutality, basic training, sniper, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, law enforcement, siege, master criminal, drug lord, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 605K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 20K
Drop Zone (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A team of skydiving crooks led by DEA-agent-turned-bad Ty Moncrief (Busey) specialize in landing on police roofs and breaking in so their evil computer nerd can steal undercover agents' files and sell them to drug lords. Federal Marshal Pete ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, parachuting, terrorist, heroes, hijacking, chase, race against time, track down, one man army, faked death, stewardess ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, terrorist, nuclear threat, one man army, heroes, terrorism, hijacking, u.s. air force, good versus evil, runaway train, uncontrollable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado, los angeles
⇓ 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%
 5.9
 48K
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, hostage, heroes, passenger, save the day, fbi, airport, crimes, one man army, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 373
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, hostage, tough heroes, chase, heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.5
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, master criminal, daring rescue, save the day, police investigation, unlikely partners, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 399
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 444
Critical Mass (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jeffers works security at a nuclear power plant. The plant is being decommissioned, and a politician is touring the plant and videotaping his comments regarding the closing. A terrorist group led by Samson gets inside the gates, with their ultimate ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, rescue, hostile takeover, bomb, terrorist, confined, journalism, race against time, crimes, terrorist plot, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 17K
Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, battles, heroes, military, heroic mission, war, save the day, adventure, tough heroes, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: middle east, lebanon, beirut lebanon, usa, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 8K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, bio weapon, race against time, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, one man army, save the day, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 111K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, terrorist, rivalry, hitman, revenge, state affairs, government agency, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ireland, london, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%