Movies like Cold War 2012

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Cold War (2012)
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Cold War (2012)
Original name: 寒戰
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 commissioner away on a conference overseas, the fiery Lee immediately takes command of the rescue operation – codenamed "Cold War" – but the mysterious kidnappers clearly know the police procedures and are therefore in an advantageous position. Objecting to Lee's aggressive but futile methods, the other deputy commissioner Sean Lau steps in at this time of crisis to lead the operation. But even Lau's careful plan to negotiate with the kidnappers ends up a failure, losing the $50 million cash ransom and the life of his lieutenant in the process. Meanwhile, the ICAC (Independent Commission Against Corruption) begins to investigate Lau and Lee on suspicion of having hidden ties to the kidnappers...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, hostage, missing person, rescue, crimes, hijacking, crime, danger, deadly, police chase, kidnapping, confined, graphic violence, urban ghetto life, urban, chases and races, superior officer, urban ghetto, telephone call, hospital, skyscraper, police corruption, power struggle, car accident, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia

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Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, danger, intrigue, law enforcement, special agents, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 5.7
 488
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, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, kidnapping, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.0
 651
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, disorder, environmentalism, confined, crime gone awry, danger, factory, criminal heroes, crimes, memory loss, undercover, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
 1K
Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, undercover, crimes, police detective, hitman, police corruption, heroes, partners against crime, gangsters, partners, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 503
Speed (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Action / Foreign / Suspense - Sandeep Malhotra comes to London to convince his girlfriend to give him another chance. Meanwhile, Siddharth, an undercover MI5 agent, receives a CD, which contains the recording of his kidnapped wife, Richa, and is ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, hostage, working undercover, secret agents, undercover, hidden identity, danger, assassination, crimes, politics, missing person, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 7K
Pawn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, hostages, crimes, danger, hostage, gangsters, crime, disorder, diner, graphic violence, crime gone awry, hostage negotiator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, confined, hopes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, profanity, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.9
 606
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, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, save the day, danger, tough heroes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, danger, deadly, euthanasia, lawyer, mercy killing, murder, suicide, rivalry, crime, angel of death
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Executive Protection (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After causing a commotion with his last assignment, Falk has been given a desk job, which hardly agrees with his personality, and he ends up accepting an offer from an old friend to buy into a private investigation agency. Another friend of ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 520
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, secret agents, confined, rivalry, hijacking, murder, police officer, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.9
 472
The Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Luxembourg, USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA agent and a geneticist battle to keep a deadly biological weapon from falling into the wrong hands when the weapon's inventor is kidnapped.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, save the day, danger, deadly, race against time, track down, crimes, rescue, chases and races, abduction, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: east germany, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Last Passenger (2013)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Independent British thriller starring Dougray Scott and Kara Tointon. Lewis (Scott), an overworked doctor, is on his way home from London with his young son Max (Joshua Kaynama). Clearly exhausted from his work, Lewis decides to take a nap on the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, train, danger, confined, family relations, vengeance, chases and races, negotiation, hostages, race against time, group of strangers, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, hostages, partners against crime, chase, hostage, car chase, rivalry, gang, deadly, heist, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 1K
Clash (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trinh, a mercenary, must complete a series of organized crime jobs for her boss in order to win the release of her kidnapped daughter. She hires several mercenaries to help, including Quan, who she becomes attracted to. Trinh and Quan's ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, hitman, kidnapping, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, heist, violence spree, gunfight, strong female presence, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 920
Full Alert (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police Inspector Pao is trying to catch Mak Kwan, a gang member who is first arrested, but then escapes from the prison. By chance, Pao realizes that the target of Kwan's gang is the H.K. Jockey Club
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, confined, crime, crimes, chases and races, gang, on the run, battles, partners, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johan Falk's stepdaughter Nina has gotten in contact with her biological father, Orjan, discovering that he is in debt to an Estonian construction company in Gothenburg, leading to Nina's kidnapping.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: tough law enforcer, police investigation, chase, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, danger, police procedural, organized crime, urban, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, undercover, crime, gangsters, siblings relations, crimes, danger, graphic violence, family relations, law enforcer killer, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.2
 302
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, deadly, danger, race against time, law enforcement, confined, heroes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 10K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, crime, graphic violence, police detective, confined, crimes, vigilantism, deadly, gory, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 577
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, heroic mission, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, rivalry, save the world, hostages, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 124
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, danger, crime gone awry, race against time, survival, rivalry, crimes, escapades, confined, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 6K
Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police corruption, car chase, rescue, police investigation, rivalry, chases and races, heroes, crimes, crime, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, terrorism, military, soldier, jungle, danger, confined, crimes, heroes, graphic violence, rescue, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%