Movies like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 1998

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
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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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, hostages, danger, race against time, save the day, crimes, confined, train, crime, tunnel, law enforcement, mind game, ransom, extortion, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, control room, subway, abduction, railway, hijacker, runaway train
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, confined, chases and races, hostage, rivalry and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three: The Bullet Train (1975), Hijack (1998), Final Approach (2007), 12 Hours to Live (2006), Strategic Command (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, hostage, mayor, train, negotiation, tunnel, ransom, passenger, hijacking, police officer, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, terrorism, hijacking, train, speed, race against time, master criminal, confined, chaos and mayhem, grudge, mastermind, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, confined, danger, race against time, save the day, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, danger, master criminal, deadly, save the day, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, crimes, danger, police investigation, chase, hostage, terminal illness, hostages, kidnapping, diabetic, salvation, weapons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Strategic Command (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick Harding is a former Marines officer, now working in the FBI as a chemical weapons designer. While packing up for the night, a group of armed soldiers led by wanted criminal Carlos Gruber, break into the FBI research lab. They steal large ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, daring rescue, deadly, escapades, rivalry, one man army, confined, save the day, hostage, tough heroes, airplane, terrorism ...
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Hostage (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Turkey, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Inspired by the real-life story of a bus hijacking in Northern Greece, HOSTAGE explores the sensitive issue of Greek-Albanian relations through a young Albanian who takes over an intercity bus. Upon hijacking the bus, he takes the seven passengers ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, racism, hijacking, terrorism, one man army, society, rivalry, confined, against the odds, danger, immigrants, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, greece, europe
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Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, save the day, law enforcement, partners, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, crimes, master criminal, disorder, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, group of criminals, underground, save the day, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Terrorists (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a series of bomb attacks in London, a group of terrorists seize Britain's ambassador to Scandinavia. With the ambassador now a hostage in his residence, another group hijacks an airliner at the capital's airport, announcing that ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: terrorist, airplane, hijacking, terrorism, daring rescue, rivalry, hostages, danger, law enforcement, state affairs, race against time, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: norway, scandinavia, oslo norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Hijacked: Flight 285 (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While being escorted to prison from Phoenix to New York, crazed killer Peter Cronin (Anthony Michael Hall) hijacks a commercial jet in flight with the help of accomplices. Holding the 200 passengers and the crew members hostage, Cronin forces the ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: hijacking, crime, special agents, save the day, confined, heroes, law enforcement, teenage life, chases and races, danger, crimes, car chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, save the day, adventure, one man army, bounty hunter, escapades, crimes, crime gone awry, race against time, rivalry, danger, gang ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, society, deadly, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, crime gone awry, deadly, rivalry, danger, race against time, chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, danger, doctors and patients, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Strangers in 7A (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crime, confined, danger, chases and races, gory, bar, disorder, hostage, couple relations, kidnapping, hijacking, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcer killer, police station, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hijacking, manipulation, manipulations, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, on the road, single parent, bank robber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, shopping mall, bank robbery, bank teller, santa claus suit, christmas, police investigation, danger, master criminal, hostages, law enforcement, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, rivalry, secret agents, confined, hijacking, police officer, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Incident (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two young hoodlums (including a young Martin Sheen) terrorize the passengers of a late night New York City subway train.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, passenger, social worker, heist, soldier, terrorism, vigilantism, psychopath, tough heroes, chases and races, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Air Marshal (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A commercial jet plane has been hijacked by a group of terrorists who don't realize that a U.S. Air Marshal, Brett Prescott (Dean Cochran), is among the passengers. The fate of dozens of people lies in the hands of Prescott, who must forge a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, airplane, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, danger, heroes, one man army, hijacker, muslim, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, crimes, danger, secret agents, adventure, one man army, heroes, chases and races, confined, rivalry, deadly, espionage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Good Morning, Killer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Follows FBI Special Agent Ana Gray as she hunts for a kidnapper. As Ana develops a rapport with the kidnapper's latest victim, the suspect suddenly changes his pattern. Now Ana must race to find him before he strikes again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: female fbi agent, crimes, track down, undercover, special agents, race against time, law enforcement, serial killer, chase, female protagonist, love interest, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bus, on the run, rescue, hostage, asthma, crimes, mind game, one man army, betrayal, fugitives, murderous pair, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania, new york state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, vengeance, terrorism, law enforcement, deadly, special agents, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, track down, rivalry, on the run, danger, police corruption, special agents, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%