Movies and TV shows like 24

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24 (2001)
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24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, clever, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, government agency, special agents, terrorism, terrorist, secret service, race against time, double agent, revenge, heroes, president, mission, interrogation, treason, save the day, deception, politician, mole, against the rules, political conspiracy, state affairs, bomb, undercover, one man army, assassination of president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa

Most similar movies to 24

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about danger, chases and races, terrorism, graphic violence, terrorist, heroes and undercover mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like 24: 24: Live Another Day (2014), 24: Redemption (2008), The Sentinel (2006), Homeland (2011), Alias (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, president, cia, terrorism, terrorist, treason, international relations, save the day, life risking, characters in danger, counter terrorism, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.4
 28K
24: Redemption (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorist plot, heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, secret agents, tough heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.1
 50K
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, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: frame up, secret service, investigation, on the run, blackmail, double agent, assassination attempt, uncover truth, special agents, protagonist as suspect, fighting the system, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 335K
Homeland (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, top secret, investigation, government agency, surveillance, spy, counter terrorism, treason, terrorist, supportive coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, virginia, iraq, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 50K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, teen drama
Plot: female spy, cia, double agent, secret identity, working undercover, secret agents, spy, double life, martial arts, espionage, young woman, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.2
 11K
24: Legacy (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
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: secret service, one man army, government agency, workplace, special agents, tough heroes, save the day, investigation, terrorist plot, daring rescue, life risking, financial driven terrorism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.2
 31K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: heroic, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, top secret, heroes, daring rescue, heroic mission, teamwork, military, army, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.4
 13K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.0
 237K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, crimes, outsmarting, terrorism, partners, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.3
 29K
Covert Affairs (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: spy, double life, cia, secret agents, female spy, blind character, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, cia agent, conspiracy, intelligence, outsmarting, murder, chase, spy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, race against time, heroes, fbi, bomb, outsmarting, pretense, counter terrorism ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 51K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female spy, female killer, female assassin, tough girl, secret government organization, hitman, spy, mole, heroine, double life, taekwondo, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 150K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, betrayal, secret service, bomb, president, chase, assassination, terrorist, uncover truth, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 125K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, special agents, investigation, terrorist, muslim, deception, explosions, fbi, chase, interrogation, evidence, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, usa, washington d.c., iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.8
 18K
Human Target (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, mercenary, characters in danger, fistfight, hidden identity, heroes, teamwork, disguise, private detective, team, peril, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 517K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Grid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 266 min.
TV show
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, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, murder, fbi, muslim, counter terrorism, investigation, save the day, rivalry, undercover, race against time, rebellion, political unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, chicago illinois, syria ...
⇓ 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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
⇓ 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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 10K
Nikita (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, double agent, female killer, femme fatale, government agency, secret life, espionage, surveillance, cover up, female assassin, love, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 16K
Spooks (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, realistic, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, intelligence agency, espionage, undercover, squad, double life, counter terrorism, special agents, heroes, double agent, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 31K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, criminal's revenge, race against time, government agency, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, president, marriage, first lady, investigation, crimes, catastrophe, justice, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, secret service agent, betrayal, confined, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, artificial intelligence, hi-tech, partners against crime, hacker, computer system, computer genius, mysterious character, computers and web, crimes, privacy invasion, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 2K
The Agency (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, cia, undercover, state affairs, government agency, working undercover, secret service, secret agents, terrorist, spy, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, sniper, surveillance, undercover, conspiracy, race against time, analyst, undercover agent, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 73K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, uncover truth, starting over, peril, new job, gadget, ex law enforcer, lifestyle change, secret agents, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%