Movies like Taken

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Taken (2008)
 7.8
 535K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh, realistic, rough, intense, suspense, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, rescue, young woman, danger, daring rescue, human trafficking, car chase, boat, father daughter relationship, track down, tough heroes, torture, chases and races, vengeance, prostitution, shooting, determination, albanian, lone hero, secret service, family drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris

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Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about violence, shot in the chest, murder, chase, shot to death, revenge and one man army mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Taken: 3 Days to Kill (2014), Commando (1985), Man on Fire (2004), The Transporter (2002), Colombiana (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 271K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, one man army, boyfriend, danger, violence, teenage daughter, stealing a car, u.s. embassy, police chase, bag over head, albanian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, paris france, istanbul turkey, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 163K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain, UK, Germany
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, kidnapping, revenge, framed for murder, chase, uncover truth, family relations, protagonist as suspect, confined, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.2
 81K
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, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, secret service, hitman, terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, danger, cia, one last job, race against time, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 132K
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, heroes, kidnapping, father, vengeance, mercenary, danger, commando, machismo, warrior, daring rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, lone hero, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, cia, diary, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 267K
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
Plot: car chase, chases and races, lone hero, one man army, chase, danger, smuggling, delivery, fist fighting, escapades, ex military, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 87K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, female assassin, latinos, crimes, danger, sniper, assassin, rivalry, vigilante, hitman, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, race against time, police, rescue, one man army, crime, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, martial arts, gang, drug lord, missing child, daring rescue, fist fighting, lone hero, crimes, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 95K
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, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, mafia, protector, gunfight, on the run, kidnapping, fist fighting, gangsters, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 178K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, lone hero, martial arts, race against time, danger, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, virus, deadly virus, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, daughter, hostage, escapades, fugitives, crimes, chases and races, heroes, deadly, loss of partner, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 93K
Patriot Games (1992)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, secret agents, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: 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: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, prison, justice, mind game, death, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, revenge, fbi, explosion, investigation, special agents, crimes, danger, heroes, deadly, vigilantism, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, latin america, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 66K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, tragic event, semiautomatic pistol, crime, justice, character change, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, confined, adventure, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, one man army, one against many, prison fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, surveillance, french, prostitute, framed for murder, dragon, dishonesty, government agency, law enforcement, innocence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 297K
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilantism, vigilante, gunfight, corruption, heroes, tough heroes, righting the wronged, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 16K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced into action, daring rescue, crime, crimes, confined, drugs/alcohol, partners, danger, missing daughter, retired, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 422K
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: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, dark hero, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, violence spree, crimes, widower, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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, exciting, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, crimes, tough heroes, vigilantism, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 98K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, ex law enforcer, sheriff, crimes, tough heroes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, methamphetamine, car chase, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 11K
The Patriot (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deadly virus threatens to wipe out an entire Rocky Mountain town, leaving the town doctor to find some way to escape the soldiers who enforce the town's quarantine and devise an antidote. Matters take a more deadly turn after the physician is ...
Style: serious, rough, melancholic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, laboratory, race against time, chaos and mayhem, save the day, hospital, deadly, danger, rescue, parents and children, farm, antidote ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: montana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, kidnapping, terrorist, one man army, tough heroes, military, rivalry, chases and races, save the day, confined, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, rough, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: fbi, terrorism, hacker, car chase, explosion, surveillance, violence, bomb, one man army, chaos, kidnapping, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, hostage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, terrorist, gunfight, confined, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.0
 7K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, terrorism, rescue, train explosion, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, chases and races, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, new york, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%