Movies like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
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, suspense, exciting, tense, serious, realistic, humorous, clever, dramatic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, train, undercover cop, heist, hostage, visceral, murder, gangster, hostages, mayor, hijacking, chase, foul language, twists & turns, violent, dialogue, greed, corruption, runaway, paranoid, stylish, weapons, confined, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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The French Connection
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
104 min.
 7.8
Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
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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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about violence, chase, dialogue, crimes, corruption, mentor and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Taking of Pelham One Two Three: Charley Varrick (1973), Nighthawks (1981), Deep Cover (1992), The Enforcer (1976), The French Connection (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Charley Varrick
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, hitman, mafia, small town, chase, crime gone awry, gangsters, bank robbery, desert, murder, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new mexico, usa
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, urban, save the day, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
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Nighthawks
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, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Deep Cover
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Enforcer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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The French Connection
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
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The Getaway
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Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Best Seller
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Welcome to the Punch
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Prime Cut
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime, chase, violence, gangsters, corruption, revenge, vengeance, prostitution, gangster, drug dealing, collector ...
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Doberman
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gangsters, police corruption, violence, chase, robbery, gangster, criminal heroes, violent, stylish, french ...
Time: 90s
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Assignment
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Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, intense ...
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Assault on Precinct 13
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, brutality, vengeance, survival, police station, violence, chase, revenge, murder, death, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   34%
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Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   34%
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State of Grace
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
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Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, irish, mafia, gangster, organized crime, violence, gunfight, brutality, friendship, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, boston, usa, ireland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   27%
 
 6.8
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Street Kings
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   29%
 
Sharky's Machine
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, revenge, police, vengeance, gangsters, jazz, police corruption, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia
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System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
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The Mechanic
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, crime, gangsters, assassin, father son relationship, betrayal, murder, violence, death, mafia, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, naples italy
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System:   32%
    User:   29%
 

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The Eiger Sanction
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Die Hard
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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