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Connected (2008)
 6.6
 2K
Connected (2008)
Original name: 保持通話
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, heroes, danger, single parent, prank, daring rescue, mother daughter relationship, drug dealer, car chase, husband wife relationship, child in peril, race against time, foot chase, fight, hostage, police corruption, police detective, crime, collector, rivalry, school, airplane, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia

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Most similar movies to Connected

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, danger, kidnapping, confined, hostage, rivalry and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Connected: Cellular (2004), Invisible Target (2007), Cold War (2012), Sacrifice (2011), Dragon Squad (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, telephone call, confined, heroes, chases and races, crimes, crime, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostages, hostage, fighting crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, heist, car chase, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 4K
Cold War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, rescue, hostages, missing person, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, hijacking, police chase, kidnapping, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, tough heroes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.4
 2K
Dragon Squad (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of Interpol agents arrive in the city to testify against a local crime lord. However on the way to court the vehicle carrying the Triad boss is attacked and the crime lord snatched, not by his own people but by another foe.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, kidnapping, gangsters, martial arts, undercover, terrorism, law enforcement, chase, fighting crime, danger, race against time, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 669
Acid Factory (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, disorder, environmentalism, danger, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, factory, memory loss, undercover, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 491
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, vengeance, confined, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 543
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, danger, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, hijacking, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Don 2: The Chase Continues (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India, Germany
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 2006, with the ever looming dangers of the underworld in Malaysia, Don broke the morale of his associates by infiltrating the gang with an alias and taking advantage of the enmity of Singhania & Vardhaan. He rose to become the undisputed King ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: confined, policewoman, interpol, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, heroes, law enforcement, danger, master criminal, bollywood, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: malaysia, asia, europe, india, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, chase, hostage, stockholm syndrome, mind game, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, confined, danger, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The White Storm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An operation against the notorious druglord in Thailand changed the destiny of a HK narcotic team- the workaholic captain lost his men and bright career; the loyal officer was abandoned and went missing; the undercover cop who was salvaged chose to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, brutal, rough
Plot: undercover cop, brotherhood, gunfight, drugs, police shootout, police officer, drug trade, police officer killed, police, survival, fight, drug ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 192K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, chases and races, race against time, danger, chase, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 608
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, race against time, crimes, deadly, heroes, tough heroes, save the day, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, euthanasia, mercy killing, lawyer, suicide, murder, rivalry, crime, angel of death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 56K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, hostage, rescue, bank, family in danger, robbery, crimes, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, danger, confined, rivalry, race against time, forced into action, murder, tough heroes, crime, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.3
 126
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, missing person, daring rescue, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
12 Rounds 2: Reloaded (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nick Malloy portrays an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vigilante tied to the paramedic's past. With little time to spare and his wife's life hanging in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, race against time, kidnapping, mind game, paramedic, violence spree, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, spouse in danger, woman in danger, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, against the rules, working undercover, undercover, master criminal, tough law enforcer, chase, crime, gain trust, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, espionage, rescue, parents and children, crimes, daring rescue, secret agents, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, texas, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.1
 4K
The Keeper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, daring rescue, law enforcement, ex-cop, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, gunfight, ransom, one man army, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 581
Countdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Terror from within by Yury Felshtinsky and Alexander Litvinenko, representing them as parts of the plan masterminded and sponsored by exiled tycoon Pokrovsky (obvious hint at Boris Berezovsky in real life) and aimed to discredit Russian security ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, deadly, hostage, undercover, heroic mission, adventure, danger, rivalry, crimes, save the world, hostages, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, government, espionage, life turned upside down, family in danger, crimes, danger, heroes, female assassin, government agent, unlikely hero, police chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 119K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, child in peril, crime, crimes, parents and children, tough heroes, forced into action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, united states, usa, harlem, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, chase, rivalry, danger, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 1K
Line Walker (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The details of undercover police officers are deleted from a police database and a senior officer is left struggling to know who are the undercover officers and who are the criminals.
Style: serious, tense, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: undercover cop, police investigation, surveillance, undercover, criminal syndicate, espionage, drug deal, car chase, gunfight, drug dealer, cat and mouse, casino ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 43K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, car chase, heist, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 15K
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A parolee (Paul Walker) becomes the target of a massive police manhunt after inadvertently picking up a rental car with a female whistleblower tied up in the trunk. Now, as the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police corruption, hostage, woman in danger, on the run, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, hostages, dirty cop, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 3K
Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, crimes, confined, captivity, dishonesty, rivalry, missing person, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%