Movies like Speed

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Speed (1994)
 7.2
 289K
Speed
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 a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, intense, realistic, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bomb, hostages, terrorism, unlikely partners, rescue, bus, save the day, twists & turns, danger, surveillance, vengeance, highway, law enforcement, collision, outsmarting, trapped, revenge, hostage, car chase, violence, explosions, train, runaway, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
The Rock
Action, Adventure, Thriller
USA
136 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Speed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, entertaining, realistic and serious films with plots about runaway, revenge, vengeance, violence, chase, dialogue and mentor mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Speed: Cellular (2004), The Rock (1996), Air Force One (1997), Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 85K
Cellular
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: police corruption, hostage, race against time, police, chase, conspiracy, kidnapping, crime, twists & turns, rescue, secrets, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Speed 2: Cruise Control
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: serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boat, cruise, chase, one man army, ship, revenge, tough law enforcer, brutality, death, lame, save the day, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, seaport, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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 7.4
 283K
The Rock
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: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, terrorism, island, adventure, chase, car chase, gunfight, revenge, betrayal, hostages, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 161K
Air Force One
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, 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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, airplane, conspiracy, president, corruption, hostage, sacrifice, aviation, russian, hostages, negotiation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, afghanistan, moscow russia
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System:   79%
    User:   100%
 
 8.2
 683K
Die Hard
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, hostage, violence, gunfight, one man army, skyscraper, crime, police, terrorism, good versus evil, revenge, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 300K
Die Hard 2
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, terrorism, gunfight, airplane, lone hero, save the day, fight scenes, adventure, chase, danger, christmas, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
Executive Decision
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, hostage, surveillance, hijacking, conspiracy, rescue, revenge, hostages, corruption, survival, arms dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   61%
 
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 6.8
 247K
Con Air
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, prison, airplane, brutality, hijacking, gunfight, revenge, helicopter, fugitives, murder, convict, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   100%
 
Die Hard with a Vengeance
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, violence, gunfight, chase, revenge, crime, terrorism, gold, vengeance, police investigation, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, california, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   59%
 
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, chase, hijacking, hostage, gunfight, hostages, martial arts, one man army, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   60%
 
 6.0
 83K
Broken Arrow
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, gunfight, military, adventure, betrayal, chase, car chase, arms dealer, mexican standoff, race against time, helicopter, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, hong kong, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, secret agents, explosions, assassin, secret service, violence, stadium ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, save the day, urban, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   67%
 
 5.6
 17K
Drop Zone
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, suspense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, airplane, prison, martial arts, criminal's revenge, fight scenes, hostages, violence, master criminal, one man army, mentor, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
 6.8
 10K
Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
Mission: Impossible
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: exciting, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, undercover, mission, secret service, cia, heist, betrayal, master villain, conspiracy, secret agents, murder, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, shanghai china, czech republic, prague czech republic, kiev ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
 107K
Cliffhanger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain climbing, heist, money, chase, violence, gunfight, one man army, revenge, redemption, explosions, crime gone awry, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
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 6.5
 68K
Under Siege
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, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, violence, gunfight, one man army, ship, lone hero, weapons, fight scenes, heist, mercenary, explosions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, san francisco, new jersey, pentagon, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   45%
 
 6.9
 90K
Patriot Games
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, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, cia, spy, revenge, espionage, chase, irish, conspiracy, violence, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, usa, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
 7.3
 313K
Face/Off
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, undercover, good versus evil, transformation, master criminal, revenge, prison escape, violence, murder, death, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 6.0
 128K
S.W.A.T.
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, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, chase, bank robbery, car chase, chases and races, on the road, betrayal, hostage, revenge, gunfight, violence, explosions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
Live Free or Die Hard
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, twists and turns, semi serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, car chase, violence, surveillance, chase, father daughter relationship, gunfight, murder, hacking, master criminal, hacker, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
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 6.6
 108K
Ransom
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, suspense, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crime, fbi, chase, police corruption, millionaire, hostage, murder, crime gone awry, twists & turns, vengeance, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, jungle, revenge, violence, death, gory, good versus evil, fight scenes, police investigation, car chase, explosions ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 136K
The Mechanic
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, mentor, revenge, betrayal, car chase, arms dealer, teaching the ways of the world, gunfight, partners, deception, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
 5.5
 23K
Metro
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, revenge, car chase, police investigation, vengeance, hostage, violence, negotiation, hostages, murder, death, bank ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   40%
 
 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, crime, kidnapping, police investigation, chase, violence, gunfight, revenge, murder, tough law enforcer, police, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   53%
 

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An Eye for an Eye
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, vengeance, chase, death, vigilantism, undercover cop, kung fu, undercover, adventure, revenge, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
 165K
Swordfish
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, terrorism, chase, violence, surveillance, spy, bank robbery, car chase, hostage, murder, race against time, hacking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, oregon, monte carlo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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