Movies like Speed

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Speed (1994)
 7.2
 299K
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 a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, trapped, law enforcement, collision, outsmarting, highway, chase, train, one man army, explosion, airport, crimes, chases and races, master criminal, female partner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
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, serious, exciting and realistic films with plots about chase, crimes, violence, gunfight, danger, chases and races and vengeance mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Speed: Cellular (2004), Air Force One (1997), The Rock (1996), Die Hard (1988), Black Dog (1998). 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, one man army, rescue, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, mobile phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cruise, boat, one man army, heist, race against time, danger, boat chase, ship, hijacking, computer, programmer, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seaport, caribbean, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 166K
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, prison, white house, negotiation, one man army, hostage, conspiracy, president, head of state, political prisoner ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 291K
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: exciting, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, crimes, marines, prison, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, escape, commander, hostages, hostage situation, traitor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 711K
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, fbi, christmas, skyscraper, hostage, violence, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, truck, danger, chases and races, fugitives, one man army, rivalry, rescue, hijacking, fbi, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 310K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, lone hero, airport, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 255K
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
Plot: hijacking, airplane, helicopter, one man army, master criminal, convict, prison, machismo, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, save the day, crimes, mind game, master criminal, crime, danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 110K
Cliffhanger (1993)
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mountain climbing, forces of nature, rescue, climbing, money, rocky mountains, save the day, one man army, crime gone awry, danger, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.6
 6K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, save the day, daring rescue, master criminal, police investigation, crime, hostages, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, explosion, violence, surveillance, deception, ransom, bomb, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 232K
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: exciting, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, air disaster, save the day, danger, hostages, mystery killer, pilot, deadly, conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, psychopath, chase, homeless, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, danger, escapades, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, theft, chase, danger, crimes, car, law enforcement, chases and races, undercover, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 42K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, terrorism, airplane, one man army, danger, passenger, airport, heroes, deadly, hostages, stowaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, danger, master criminal, fighting crime, hostages, crimes, tough law enforcer, working undercover, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 85K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, gunfight, terrorism, military, betrayal, explosion, chases and races, crimes, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, deadly, woman in danger, chases and races, family, revenge, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, bomb, gold, explosion, deception, heist, gunfight, violence, danger, racial slur, race against time, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 70K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, one man army, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, save the day, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 18K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, faked death, stewardess, terrorist, chase, prison, track down, heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 3.0
 301
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, one man army, terrorism, crimes, save the day, danger, tough heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, race against time, one man army, stadium, explosive, vice president, terrorist, crimes, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, train, passenger, tunnel, negotiation, ransom, hijacking, police officer, one day, crime, chases and races, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, track down, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 144K
Demolition Man (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, mind control, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1996, near future, 1990s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.1
 277
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, save the day, chases and races, confined, state affairs, heroes, deadly, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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