Movies like Taken

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Taken (2008)
 7.8
 558K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, serious, entertaining, harsh, realistic, rough, cult film, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, abduction, rescue, child abduction, danger, tough heroes, ex cia agent, car chase, boat, torture, chases and races, vengeance, crimes, shooting, determination, albanian, forced prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france

Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about shot in the chest, murder, violence, gun, shot to death, gunfight and chase mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Taken: John Wick (2014), Man on Fire (2004), Safe (2012), Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Kiss of the Dragon (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 286K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, hostage, telephone call, divorced divorcee, boyfriend, danger, violence, teenage daughter, stealing a car, ex husband ex wife relationship, u.s. embassy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan, los angeles, albania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 176K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, murder, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, runaway, framed for murder, father daughter relationship, chase, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 521K
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, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, tough guy, criminal's revenge, lone hero, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.7
 324K
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, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 102K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, gunfight, chase, mafia, protector, fist fighting, organized crime, tough heroes, ex military, on the run, lone wolves, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, danger, crimes, deadly, lone hero, secret identity, assassin, murder, track down, assassins, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, conspiracy, crime, crimes, dishonesty, one man army, surveillance, on the run, french, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 144K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, commando, father, heroes, mercenary, danger, gunfight, hostage, vengeance, machismo, warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 92K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, Canada
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, vigilante, female killer, vengeance, tough girl, vigilantism, crimes, latinos, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 204K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, cia, survival, rescue, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, black ops ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, england, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 92K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, rescue, crimes, crime, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 86K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, hitman, cia, terminal illness, danger, family relations, secret service, parents and children, one last job, race against time, family reunited, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 281K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, car chase, tough guy, chases and races, chase, one against many, fist fighting, danger, tough heroes, ex military, transportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, south of france, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 326K
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: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, gunfight, fighting crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, black ops, heroes, cia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, terrorist attack, white house, one man army, hostage, daring rescue, secret agents, save the day, danger, nuclear threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, tough heroes, on the run, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, barcelona, langley virginia, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 143K
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.
Style: exciting, dark humor, sexy, bloody, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, prostitute, protector, heroes, violence, lone wolves, chase, baby, heavy metal, corruption, torture, deadly ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 6K
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 ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 11K
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, missing person, tough girl, one woman army, track down, danger, crimes, spouse in danger, anti heroine, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 768K
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, heist, storage unit, fbi, courage, christmas, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 148K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, revenge, loner, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, mentor, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 13K
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, danger, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, unlikely partners, confined, wanted, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 17K
The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, missing daughter, daring rescue, partners, forced into action, danger, crime, crimes, justice, confined, retired ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 23K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, gangsters, haunted by the past, chases and races, rivalry, track down, violence spree, forced into action, murder, vigilante, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 189K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, chase, bodyguard, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.1
 155K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, disobey, heroes, delivery, initially antagonists, kidnapping, master criminal, crimes, chases and races, danger, lone wolves ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest, budapest hungary, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, murder, prison, crime, death, twists & turns, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%