Movies like Speed

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Speed (1994)
 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 a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, serious, realistic, intense, entertaining, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, bus, danger, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, terrorism, highway, law enforcement, collision, outsmarting, trapped, twists & turns, chase, ransom, vengeance, airport, train, chases and races, crimes, one man army, master criminal, explosion ...
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, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, crimes, chase, gunfight, violence, chases and races and lone hero mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Speed: Cellular (2004), The Rock (1996), Die Hard (1988), Air Force One (1997), Die Hard 2 (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, one man army, track down, conspiracy, murder ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cruise, boat, ship, one man army, computer, heist, hijacking, danger, race against time, boat chase, tough law enforcer, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seaport, caribbean, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 285K
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, serious, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, marines, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, prison, commander, escape, hostage situation, island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 689K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heist, hostage, save the day, violence, skyscraper, terrorist, fbi, race against time, marital problem, confined, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 162K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, negotiation, white house, president, one man army, prison, conspiracy, corruption, hostage, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 302K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, gunfight, chase, airplane, danger, master criminal, one man army, fight scenes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, truck, fugitives, one man army, chases and races, rivalry, rescue, fbi, danger, hostages, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 249K
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, one man army, helicopter, master criminal, prison, machismo, convict, confined, law enforcement, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 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, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, stock market, ransom, bribery, helicopter, mayor, tunnel, crime, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 227K
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, twists and turns, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, air disaster, danger, save the day, mystery killer, hostages, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
⇓ 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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, rescue, hostage, stewardess, surveillance, bomb, nerve gas, covert operation, night vision goggles, flight attendant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, chase, psychopath, homeless, chases and races, deadly, hunting, danger, escapades, isolation, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, hostages, crime, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, airplane, terrorism, 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 ⇓
43%
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, entertaining, road movie, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, theft, law enforcement, chase, crimes, danger, chases and races, mechanic, car, street gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, human trafficking, danger, father daughter relationship, car chase, young woman, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 101K
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, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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: exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gold, bomb, explosion, deception, heist, violence, gunfight, robbery, police, fistfight, helicopter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, quebec, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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, rough, serious, 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 ⇓
36%
 5.6
 17K
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: suspense, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorist, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, stewardess, faked death, chase, criminal's revenge, hostages, prison, parachuting ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, train, police officer, one day, hijacking, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
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, suspense, twists and turns, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, fbi, hacker, car chase, violence, explosion, tough law enforcer, kidnapping, hostage, surveillance, chaos, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, vice president, explosive, terrorist, stadium, race against time, ransom, secret agents, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.0
 84K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mexican standoff, helicopter, gunfight, military, betrayal, river, fistfight, captain, underground, abandoned mine, park ranger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: utah, usa, mine, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 107K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, mountain climbing, money, mountain, hijacking, rocky mountains, climbing, snow, suitcase, rescue, heroes, forces of nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.0
 297
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, one man army, chase, hostages, special agents, countryside, adventure, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 271
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, terrorism, hostages, race against time, kidnapping, save the day, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: serious, twists and turns, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, police, kidnapping, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, cat and mouse, race against time, mind game, terrorism, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 398K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, murder, revenge, assassin, violence, crimes, dog, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
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, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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