Movies like The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
 6.4
 180K
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, twists and turns, rough, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, master criminal, mind game, save the day, crime, danger, chases and races, financial driven terrorism, subway train, helicopter, mayor, tunnel, bribery, stock market, hostages, confined, underground, negotiation, group of criminals, passenger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey

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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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, hostage, chase, murder, danger, mentor and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3: Unstoppable (2010), Armored (2009), Basic (2003), Swordfish (2001), The Equalizer (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 179K
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, race against time, chase, save the day, runaway train, danger, determination, partners, chases and races, characters in danger, unstoppable, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, train, runaway train, ransom, passenger, tunnel, negotiation, hijacking, police officer, crime, hostages, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 29K
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, robbery, rivalry, chases and races, confined, danger, dishonesty, robbery gone awry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, hostages, danger, race against time, save the day, train, crime, confined, crimes, mind game, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 58K
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: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, twists & turns, corruption, murder, military, mind game, crimes, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 172K
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, spy, master criminal, heist, bank robbery, crimes, crime, race against time, sexual activity, criminal heroes, surveillance, computer hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 317K
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, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, lone hero, vigilantism, gunfight, fighting crime, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes, teenage prostitute, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 244K
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: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, dishonesty, hostage, psychopath, crimes, hostages, murder, redemption, characters in danger, terrorist, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 316K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostage, danger, bomb, rescue, hostages, save the day, twists & turns, bus, hijacking, trapped, chases and races, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, serious, tense, twist ending, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, justice, murder, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, master criminal, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 318K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, kidnapping, mercenary, vigilante, justice, vigilantism, daring rescue, friendship, danger, bodyguard, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 42K
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, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, heist, chase, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, father daughter relationship, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 27K
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, serious, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, woman in danger, deadly, chases and races, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 603
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, rescue, race against time, deadly, heroes, hostages, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 16K
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, danger, master criminal, working undercover, crimes, fighting crime, hostages, hostage, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 25K
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, master criminal, tough law enforcer, danger, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, hostage, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 115K
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, parents and children, tough heroes, forced into action, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: stylized, serious, rough, twists and turns, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, police detective, criminal, crime, anti-hero, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 55K
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, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, rescue, bank, family in danger, crimes, robbery, hostage, hostages, race against time, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 9K
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: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, ex convict, organized crime, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, african american, drug lord, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, master criminal, save the day, daring rescue, police investigation, hostages, one man army, unlikely partners, tough law enforcer, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 90K
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, crimes, crime, rescue, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 299
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, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, heroes, crimes, deadly, confined, save the day, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 3.1
 319
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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, tough heroes, save the day, undercover, hostages, danger, race against time, deadly, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 267K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: hijacking, master criminal, convict, one man army, airplane, helicopter, prison, machismo, law enforcement, confined, tough heroes, war hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 16K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, political corruption, master criminal, against the odds, partners against crime, vengeance, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 22K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, asthma, hostage, asthma attack, psychopath, parents and children, family relations, crimes, confined, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, rescue, hostage, violence, explosion, surveillance, ransom, deception, hand to hand combat, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: athens greece, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 23K
Getaway (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former race car driver Brent Magna (Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake, taking it and its unwitting owner (Gomez) on a high-speed ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, hostage, daring rescue, mysterious character, danger, crimes, escapades, chases and races, damsel in distress, on the run, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 327K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, car chase, revenge, robbery, perfect crime, master criminal, safecracker, gold, hacker, betrayal, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
Place: italy, europe, venice, california, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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