Movies like Taken

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Taken (2008)
 7.8
 578K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 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 best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough, entertaining, harsh, neo noir, cult film, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, human trafficking, woman in danger, danger, tough heroes, child abduction, lone hero, chases and races, car chase, boat, crimes, abduction, rescue, daring rescue, family relations, father daughter relationship, parents and children, forced into action, torture, heroes, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france

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Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about murder, violence, revenge, car chase, gun, shot in the chest and vengeance mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Taken: John Wick (2014), Man on Fire (2004), Safe (2012), The Equalizer (2014), Hitman: Agent 47 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 296K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, chase, fistfight, u.s. embassy, ex husband ex wife relationship, albanian, danger, police chase, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, paris france, los angeles, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 571K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 184K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, revenge, frame up, murder, on the run, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 338K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, mercenary, justice, revenge, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, vigilante, cia, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.5
 107K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, protector, chase, gunfight, tough heroes, on the run, fist fighting, mafia, organized crime, bodyguard, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 347K
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: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, hitman, heroes, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, assassin, super soldier, danger, deadly, killer, assassins, murder, crimes, secret identity, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 97K
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, police corruption, psychopath, telephone call, cell phone, confined, woman in danger, chases and races, heroes, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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2650
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2670
 6.8
 292K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, tough guy, chase, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, one against many, smuggling, escapades, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, surveillance, on the run, dragon, french, little girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 90K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, hitman, cia, terminal illness, family relations, danger, secret service, parents and children, one last job, race against time, family reunited, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.7
 151K
Commando (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Matrix, the former leader of a special commando strike force that always got the toughest jobs done, is forced back into action when his young daughter is kidnapped. To find her, Matrix has to fight his way through an array of punks, killers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, commando, gunfight, kidnapping, father, warrior, heroes, danger, hostage, vengeance, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century
Place: los angeles, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 12K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough girl, martial arts, one woman army, vengeance, track down, danger, crimes, missing person, spouse in danger, kidnapping, anti heroine, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 155K
The Mechanic (2011)
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, assassin, mentor, tough guy, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 44K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, car chase, heist, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.2
 7K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, forest, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 104K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, police officer, ex convict, millionaire, policewoman, revenge, corruption, crimes, crime, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 105K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 161K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, delivery, martial arts, heroes, fistfight, murder, disobey, tough guy, mercenary, fist fighting, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest hungary, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 196K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, lone hero, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, virus, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, survival, confined, unlikely partners, wanted, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 24K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, gangsters, haunted by the past, track down, violence spree, chases and races, rivalry, forced into action, murder, vigilante, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, hotshot hero, spy, heroic mission, partners, embassy, danger, cia, chase, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 98K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, hitman, vigilante, vigilantism, crimes, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos, braless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rambo: Last Blood (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When his housekeeper’s daughter is kidnapped, Rambo crosses the U.S.-Mexican border to bring her home but finds himself up against the full might of one of Mexico’s most ruthless cartels.
Style: serious, tense, emotional, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, post traumatic stress disorder, human trafficking, final battle, death, violence, one man army, vigilante, justice, blood, rescue ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, arizona, usa, sonora
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, lawyer, mercenary, ex convict, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.6
 28K
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, danger, crimes, mind game, chases and races, deadly, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 11K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%