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Connected (2008)
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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, single parent, prank, daring rescue, mother daughter relationship, car chase, drug dealer, husband wife relationship, child in peril, race against time, fight, hostage, police corruption, police detective, rivalry, collector, school, airplane, police officer, escape, murder, 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, kidnapping, danger, hostage, rivalry, confined and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Connected: Cellular (2004), Invisible Target (2007), Cold War (2012), Dragon Squad (2005), Black Ransom (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: race against time, kidnapping, hostage, cell phone, home invasion, police corruption, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, partners against crime, chase, hostage, car chase, heist, criminal heroes, gang, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, missing person, crimes, hijacking, police chase, kidnapping, police corruption, police investigation, police, father and son, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, kidnapping, gangsters, martial arts, undercover, law enforcement, chase, terrorism, fighting crime, law enforcer killer, race against time, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.7
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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, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
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Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, car chase, chase, hostage, on the run, woman in danger, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, dirty cop, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.1
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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: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: environmentalism, disorder, confined, kidnapping, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, factory, memory loss, undercover, fugitives, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: interpol, policewoman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, confined, chase, heroes, slick, tough heroes, escapades, flirting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: malaysia, india, europe, asia, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 5.3
 645
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, political conspiracy, terrorism, state affairs, racism, confined, heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, society, hijacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, kidnapping, confined, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, rescue, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, heroes, save the day, master criminal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, heroic mission, crimes, rivalry, adventure, save the world, murder, circus, heroes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.1
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Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: rough, suspenseful, brutal, exciting, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Running Out of Time 2 (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ho Sheung Sang finds himself wrapped up in another cat-and-mouse game, this time against a tricky magician.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: police detective, crimes, hostage, law enforcement, master criminal, heist, rivalry, mind game, confined, time, chases and races
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 58K
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: hostage, blackmail, kidnapping, rescue, robbery, family in danger, crimes, graphic violence, bank, race against time, hacker, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington state
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, race against time, kidnapping, mind game, paramedic, violence spree, confined, spouse in danger, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, crimes, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 203K
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, fight scenes, kidnapping, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, race against time, virus, chase, bodyguard, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ 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, crimes, family in danger, heroes, father son relationship, government agent, unlikely hero, police chase, female assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, missing person, rivalry, terrorism, chase, race against time, car chase, destiny, missing child, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, revenge, rivalry, police, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 5K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, rescue, espionage, secret agents, crimes, daring rescue, parents and children, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 5K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, daring rescue, law enforcement, ex-cop, vengeance, race against time, rivalry, bodyguard, ransom, gunfight, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense
Plot: police investigation, undercover cop, undercover, surveillance, criminal syndicate, espionage, car chase, drug deal, gunfight, drug dealer, casino, brotherhood ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 15K
Robin-B-Hood (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 136 min.
Story: For never-do-well compulsive gambler Fong, there's only one thing more fearsome than debtors at his doorstep - having to coax a crying baby. But what if the baby becomes his golden goose to fend off his debtors? Can he overcome his phobia of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cult film
Plot: babies and infants, kidnapping, gambling, nothing goes right, gangsters, ransom, debt, cons and scams, rivalry, crimes, partners, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 4K
Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hostage, hijacking, manipulation, woman in danger, on the road, rivalry, crimes, single parent, burglar, bank robber, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: terrorism, kidnapping, military, soldier, jungle, confined, graphic violence, crimes, heroes, rescue, bomb, timebomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, southeast asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%