Movies and TV shows like 24

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24 (2001)
 8.4
 160K
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: stylized, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak, clever, rough, cliffhanger ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, traitor, revenge, undercover, bomb, one man army, mole, senator, treason, president, interrogation, torture, explosion, deception, urban, assassination of president, control room, save the day, workplace intrigue ...
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, realistic and exciting films and TV series with plots about danger, chases and races, terrorism, undercover, heroes, terrorist and state affairs mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like 24: 24: Live Another Day (2014), Homeland (2011), Nikita (2010), The Blacklist (2013), Prison Break (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, hacker, cia, president, treason, international relations, forgery, save the day, on the run, counter terrorism, tough heroes, life risking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 269K
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: terrorism, cia, explosion, investigation, espionage, spy, danger, intrigue, treason, marines, surveillance, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, usa, iraq, virginia, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 45K
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, female killer, danger, female spy, secret government organization, assassination, chases and races, betrayal, working undercover, crimes, mole, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 145K
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, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, crimes, intrigue, secret, crime, investigation, mind game, danger, unlikely partners, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 413K
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, manhunt, chases and races, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, self sacrifice, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, cia, double life, working undercover, government agency, state affairs, undercover, workplace, mission gone awry, characters in danger, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, langley virginia
⇓ 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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: serious, twists and turns, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, government agency, workplace, against the rules, save the day, special agents, tough heroes, danger, investigation, financial driven terrorism, life risking, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 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: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, redemption, race against time, chases and races, danger, daring rescue, politics, political unrest, tough heroes, dishonesty, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: exciting, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, superhuman powers, save the day, scientist, government agency, adventure, danger, heroes, master villain, good versus evil, pilot, hi-tech ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, secret identity, espionage, government agency, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 733
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, counter terrorism, fbi, cia, murder, muslim, politics, government agency, secret agents, special agents, espionage, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, africa, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, secret agents, double agent, government agency, espionage, female killer, mole, surveillance, cover up, adventure, tough heroes, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 45K
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, secret service, on the run, assassination attempt, double agent, blackmail, protagonist as suspect, special agents, agent, usa president, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 110K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, special agents, chase, fbi, track down, hunt down, team, military, explosions, gunfight, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 4K
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: captivating, tense, suspense, serious, twists and turns
Plot: lapd, workplace, save the day, heroes, one man army, characters in danger, life risking, daring rescue, danger, investigation, undercover, demotion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 16K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, tough heroes, private detective, disguise, save the day, mercenary, mistaken identity, ex-cop, vigilante, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 25K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, hostages, kidnapping, sergeant, mission, government agency, strong sexual content, air force, daring rescue, chases and races, military, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, iraq, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hostages, special agents, fbi, conspiracy, family relations, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 550
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, terrorist, cia, espionage, terrorism, government agency, secret agents, national security, working undercover, workplace situations, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.1
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: muslim, terrorism, terrorist, undercover agent, french, african american, special agents, fbi, working undercover, danger, heroes, undercover ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 136K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, assassination, chase, betrayal, secret service, innocence, president, terrorist, security guard, limousine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 41K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cia, double agent, spy, secret agents, secret identity, martial arts, secret movement, female spy, betrayal, espionage, undercover, female killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 52K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, secret agents, escape, prison, faith, alcohol, bomb, car bomb, traitor, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, chicago illinois, washington d.c., marseille, nova scotia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.3
 950
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, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, chase, submarine, race against time, terrorism, military, government agency, leadership, save the day, frame up, hijacking, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, russia, usa, washington d.c., moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 709
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, gang, machine gun, swimming pool, hostage, blood, one woman army, terrorist plot, femme fatale, senator, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 357
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, one man army, special agents, race against time, save the day, terrorism, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: humorous, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, save the day, head of state, secret service, hostages, tour guide, siege, nuclear threat, ex military, terrorism, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., pentagon, u.s. capitol building ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bomb, terrorist, terrorism, one man army, vengeance, chase, hostages, special agents, tough heroes, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 270K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, exciting, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, cia, spy, espionage, chase, assassination, revenge, secret service, russian spy, female protagonist, lone hero, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: soviet union, new york, usa, russia, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%