Movies like The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
 6.4
 199K
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: tense, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, intense, rough, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, hijacking, heist, twists and turns, crimes, chase, terrorism, survival, caper, kidnapping, fbi, brutality, police investigation, race against time, ransom, underground, master criminal, group of criminals, mind game, confined, save the day, wrong place wrong time, passenger, financial driven terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about chase, murder, mentor, runaway, dialogue, gun and corruption mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3: Phone Booth (2002), Unstoppable (2010), Cellular (2004), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Speed (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, crimes, sniper, mind game, trapped, hopes, dishonesty, murder, sin, terrorist, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.8
 199K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, runaway train, train crash, race against time, chase, disaster, save the day, determination, train engineer, train wreck, survival, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, north america, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, exciting, suspense, sinister, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, hostage, train, crimes, runaway train, murder, gangsters, mayor, railway, caper, claustrophobia, subway ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 102K
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, sexy, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, cell phone, home invasion, hostage, police corruption, psychopath, conspiracy, murder, twists and turns, secrets, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, investigation, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, mind game, courtroom, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 365K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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 ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, highway, terrorism, unlikely partners, save the day, rescue, terrorist, chase, swat team, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 144K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, uncover truth, police corruption, corruption, false accusation, frame up, conspiracy, crimes, negotiation, kidnapping, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 266K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, air disaster, twists and turns, special agents, save the day, hostage, terrorist, hijacking, mind game, investigation, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: london, usa, new york, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 189K
Swordfish (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sexy, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, computer, spy, computer hacker, heist, bank robbery, twists and turns, hot and sexy, terrorism, hostage, master criminal, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, monte carlo, california, oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 31K
Armored (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crime gone awry, twists and turns, crimes, fbi, corruption, brutality, gangsters, confined, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 64K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, confusing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, army investigation, military, corruption, jungle, investigation, missing person, life philosophy, secrets, conspiracy theory, conspiracy, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 129K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, hostage, child abduction, gangsters, ransom, reward, child in peril, police corruption, revenge, twists and turns, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: entertaining, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, spy, chase, heroic mission, embassy, partners, one man army, espionage, twists and turns, undercover, reluctant partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 365K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA, 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, suspense, emotional, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, vengeance, cia, vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, mercenary, justice, daring rescue, child abduction, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 373K
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, suspense, exciting, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, lone hero, one man army, organized crime, tough heroes, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, russia, moscow russia, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 45K
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, intense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, fbi, father daughter relationship, robbery, crimes, chase, money, violence, thief, rescue, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 10K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: suspense, intense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, hip hop, car chase, adventure, twists and turns, african american, revenge, ex convict, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 115K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, organized crime, delivery, police corruption, chinese immigrant, twists and turns, bicycle, justice, conspiracy, life turned upside down, bicycle race ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.4
 123K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gunfight, criminal heroes, drug lord, robbery, dishonesty, drugs, gangsters, rivalry, mafia, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 29K
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, suspense, intense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, family, twists and turns, life philosophy, brutality, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, rescue, moral dilemma, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 20K
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: exciting, suspenseful, harsh, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, chase, police, murder, undercover cop, police officer, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, london, california, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 28K
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: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: chase, hostage, negotiation, car chase, violence, police investigation, gunfight, bank robbery, swat team, twists and turns, hitman, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, twists and turns, race against time, mind game, policewoman, master criminal, paraplegic, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 224K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret service, gunfight, on the run, cia agent, spy, secret agents, mercenary, betrayal, corruption, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 58K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, blackmail, hostage, robbery, heist, surveillance, family in danger, crimes, bank robbery, computer, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 124K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, fight scenes, crimes, tough heroes, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, romancing a criminal, car chase, romance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, new orleans, usa, miami, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: tense, exciting, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crimes, police corruption, twists and turns, organized crime, investigation, criminal, justice, moral ambiguity, betrayal, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 112K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: organized crime, chase, lone hero, martial arts, gunfight, protector, ex military, on the run, justice, tough heroes, mafia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 115K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, harsh, twist ending, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, police, dirty cop, undercover cop, corruption, gunfight, police investigation, gangsters, vigilantism, twists and turns, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 78K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, suspense, intense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, gunfight, corruption, police investigation, crimes, police corruption, drug lord, tough law enforcer, violence, racism, police brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%