Movies and TV shows like 24

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24 (2001)
 8.4
 162K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, clever, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, treason, one man army, interrogation, undercover, revenge, investigation, save the day, political conspiracy, state affairs, assassination attempt, one day, terrorist plot, torture, president, deception, mole, explosion, senator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

Most similar movies to 24

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about danger, chases and races, terrorism, government agency, state affairs, espionage and terrorist mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like 24: Homeland (2011), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Nikita (2010), The Blacklist (2013), Prison Break (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.3
 276K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, espionage, explosion, investigation, danger, marines, treason, paranoia, surveillance, torture, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, hacker, president, treason, forgery, international relations, tough heroes, characters in danger, save the day, life risking, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 46K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, female killer, female spy, mole, chases and races, spy, killings, working undercover, crimes, secret government organization, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, master criminal, intrigue, investigation, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 425K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, one man army, hostages, daring rescue, 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 ⇓
100%
 7.3
 25K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A young CIA operative, Annie Walker, is mysteriously summoned to headquarters for duty as a field operative. While Annie believes she's been promoted for her exceptional linguistic skills, there may be something or someone from her past that ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, double life, spy, secret agents, blind character, undercover, workplace, working undercover, mission gone awry, state affairs, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 9K
24: Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The story of military hero Eric Carter’s return to the U.S. and the trouble that follows him back – compelling him to ask CTU for help in saving his life, and stopping what potentially could be one of the largest-scale terror attacks on ...
Style: suspense, serious, twists and turns, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, government agency, danger, workplace, against the rules, special agents, save the day, tough heroes, investigation, terrorist plot, secret service, terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 26K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, mission, sergeant, kidnapping, hostages, heroes, battles, hot and sexy, officer, enemy, shooting, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, partners against crime, computer system, hi-tech, artificial intelligence, crimes, fighting crime, secret, inventions and discoveries, gunfight, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, mercenary, sniper, politics, helicopter, conspiracy, president, espionage, assassination, drug cartel, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, venezuela, washington d.c., latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 8K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 56 min.
Story: La Femme Nikita was a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner Bros.. It was adapted for television by Joel Surnow. The ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, secret agents, double agent, espionage, government agency, female killer, cover up, surveillance, working undercover, danger, workplace, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, agent, cia, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, analyst, chase, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 25K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, danger, police corruption, revolution, secret agents, chases and races, political unrest, daring rescue, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 46K
The Sentinel (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: frame up, secret service, investigation, on the run, assassination attempt, double agent, blackmail, dishonesty, state affairs, chases and races, special agents, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 734
The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
Story: A team of American and British counter-terrorists are tasked with stopping a terrorist cell who's operating on a global level.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, muslim, murder, counter terrorism, cia, fbi, hostages, state affairs, save the day, secret agents, undercover, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) puts together a team of agents to investigate the new, the strange and the unknown around the globe, protecting the ordinary from the ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, superhuman powers, save the day, scientist, heroes, government agency, master villain, adventure, good versus evil, pilot, danger, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, government agency, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, mysterious character, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 17K
Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Human Target is an American action drama television series that was broadcast by Fox in the United States. Based loosely on the Human Target comic book character created by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino for DC Comics, it is the second series based ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, private detective, peril, hidden identity, teamwork, characters in danger, coworker, life risking, crimes, mission, assassination attempt, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 10K
The Rookie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Starting over isn’t easy, especially for small-town guy John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force’s oldest rookie, he’s met with skepticism from some higher-ups who see him as ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, serious
Plot: lapd, one man army, heroes, save the day, workplace, life risking, characters in danger, daring rescue, danger, investigation, undercover, demotion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 138K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, betrayal, chase, secret service, president, assassination, uncover truth, investigation, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 112K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, special agents, chase, track down, team, hunt down, torture, loss of friend, deception, disfigurement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, usa, washington d.c., iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.7
 455
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, vengeance, good versus evil, one man army, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 555
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Agency is a CBS television drama that followed the inner-workings of the CIA. The series was created by Michael Frost Beckner and was executive produced by Michael Frost Beckner, Shaun Cassidy Productions and Radiant Productions in association ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, terrorist, spy, cia, deadly, state affairs, 9/11, financial driven terrorism, chases and races, government agency, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.3
 13K
MI-5 (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tense drama series about the different challenges faced by the British Security Service as they work against the clock to safeguard the nation. The title is a popular colloquialism for spies, and the series follows the work of a group of MI5 ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, double life, undercover, double agent, heroes, deadly, state affairs, danger, machismo, tough heroes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, nuclear threat, save the day, head of state, siege, ex military, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, secret service, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, u.s. capitol building, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal, confined, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.3
 968
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, submarine, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, working undercover, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, pentagon, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 42K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, secret identity, double agent, spy, female spy, betrayal, deception, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, train station, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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