Movies and TV shows like MacGyver

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MacGyver (2016)
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MacGyver (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 20-something Angus MacGyver creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, disturbing, reboot
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: problem solving, secret government organization, agent, technology, heroes, danger, adventure, investigation, partners, mentor protege relationship, chase, coworker relationship, around the world, fight scenes, escape, overcoming, office
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to MacGyver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, heroes, adventure, investigation, crimes, escapades and rivalry mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like MacGyver: Warehouse 13 (2009), Condor (2018), Scorpion (2014), S.W.A.T. (2017), Rush Hour (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, riddles and clues, legends and myths, secret agents, secret service, secret place, partners, top secret, ancient mystery, undercover, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
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 7.7
 11K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: exciting, tense, political thriller, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, danger, crimes, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, dialogue, gunfight, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 47K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, science, computers and web, prodigy, computer genius, computer hacker, hacker, boy genius, save the world, society, national security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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79%
 7.0
 15K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: swat team, gunfight, crimes, friendship, danger, adventure, fight scenes, heroes, explosion, chase, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.7
 3K
Rush Hour (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, light, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, partners, twists & turns, fistfight, hand to hand combat, gang, car chase, friendship, revenge, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
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Adventure Inc. (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Adventure Inc. is a dramatised adventure television series produced primarily in Canada which aired from 30 September 2002 to 12 May 2003. It was a co-production of Fireworks Entertainment, Tribune Entertainment, M6, Amy International, and Tele ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, stylized, humorous
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, treasure hunt, adventure, partners, daring rescue, adventurer, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, map, secret place, danger, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 11K
FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: fbi, federal bureau of investigation, police investigation, fbi agent, propaganda, violence, female protagonist, partners, danger, crimes, exploding building, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 7K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Holden wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.
Style: bleak, captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, telekinesis, teenager, danger, heroes, disorder, adventure, deadly, twists & turns, love, mentor, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Charlie's Angels (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 1976 to June 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, semi serious, stylized
Plot: undercover, investigation, private detective, private investigator, working undercover, partners, adventure, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 74K
Agent Carter (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: It's 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, special agents, heroes, undercover, tough girl, hand to hand combat, adventure, save the world, danger, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, special agents, master villain, adventure, save the day, good versus evil, heroes, scientist, hi-tech, top secret, spy, secret agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Into the Badlands (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In a land controlled by feudal barons, a great warrior and a young boy embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment. A genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, warrior, post apocalypse, murder, danger, heroes, death, master warrior, vengeance, blood, betrayal ...
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20%
Stargate: Atlantis (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: With the Ancients' city of Atlantis discovered in the Pegasus Galaxy by Stargate Command, Dr. Elizabeth Weir and Major Sheppard lead a scientific expedition to the ancient abandoned city. Once there, the team not only find themselves unable to ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, fate of humanity, space wars, save the world, alien planet, ancient mystery, benign alien, evil alien, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 59K
Lupin (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 231 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, father son relationship, revenge, theft, missing person, police, thief, escapades, danger, vigilantism, burglar, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
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Cypher (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
TV show
Story: Will Scott, one of the FBI's leading crypto-analysts is hired to crack a heavily coded document. He soon discovers it's a hit list, putting him in the cross-hairs of the bad guys who want it back. Will must navigate the murky waters of ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, harsh, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, lone hero, investigation, brutality, agent, one against many, deadly, fighting the system, uncover truth, chases and races, track down, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Equalizer (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Robyn McCall, an enigmatic former CIA operative with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: heroes, violence, crimes, deadly, family relations, fighting crime, good versus evil, undercover, vigilantism, mother daughter relationship, society, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Adventurers (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The world's top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they'll have to take their game to the next level.
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police officer, partners, friends, buddies, chase, police investigation, adventure, dishonesty, scheme, career criminal, criminal heroes, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 2K
Viper (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Viper is an action-adventure TV series about a special task force set up by the federal government to fight crime in the fictional city of Metro City, California that is perpetually under siege from one crime wave after another. The weapon used by ...
Style: captivating, realistic, suspense, witty, exciting
Plot: police, technology, fighting crime, car, police chase, car chase, police officer, crimes, murder mystery, teamwork, chase, gunfight ...
Time: near future
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Book of Jer3miah (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A college freshman, Jeremiah Whitney, accepts the undertaking to protect a mysterious Mesoamerican box. When Jeremiah's parents are mysteriously murdered, Jeremiah learns that he is the target of a frightening conspiracy. Every facet of his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, cliffhanger ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, riddles and clues, life turned upside down, young heroes, mystery, heroic mission, danger, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The King's Avatar (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ye Xiu is the star player on an esports team that dominates the Chinese leagues of hit multiplayer titled “Glory.” His gaming days appear to have come to an abrupt halt, however, when he is forced out of his team – who are keen to accept a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, light
Audience: teens
Plot: championship, heroes, rivalry, ambition, fight, adventure, friendship, youth, computers and web, video game, dishonesty, fantasy world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 39K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, supernatural, paranormal investigation, homosexual, heroic mission, alien, investigation, heroes, adventure, team, alien encounter, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, united kingdom, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, friendship, friends, partners, investigation, private detective, best friends, working undercover, undercover, crimes, adventure, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 7.8
 1K
Silver Spoon (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Forced to become an apprentice cop, cocky playboy Igor finds he's got a knack for police work. But his job soon takes him down a dark personal path.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, colleague colleague relationship, danger, murder, wealth, love triangle, betrayal, friendship, frame up, dishonesty, investigation, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, intelligence, outsmarting, ex marine, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 616
Spooksville (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Spooksville is an action/adventure live action TV series that aired on The Hub beginning October 26, 2013. The show was produced by Jane Startz, who also produced Tuck Everlasting and Ella Enchanted and was written for TV by James Krieg. The show ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, youth, friendship, danger, save the day, rivalry, small town, escapades, parallel world, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 202K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, danger, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 9K
The Triangle (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: A group of people haunted by their experiences within the Bermuda Triangle band together to confront its truths.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, wormhole, uncover truth, missing person, adventure, mystery, investigation, supernatural, danger, ghost, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlantic ocean, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, spies, amnesia, heroes, on the run, cia, memory loss, adventure, terrorism, hitman, identity, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: zurich switzerland, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.1
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SAF3 (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows Southern California's elite rescue task force, SAF3 (pronouced "safe") , consists of the cream-of-the-crop from the sea, air, and fire divisions of the Malibu Fire Department. They are the heroes who answer the most ...
Style: humorous, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: lifeguard, adventure, rescue team, race against time, danger, escapades, beach, fire, friendship, rescue mission, heroes, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, southern california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 748
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission gone awry, daring rescue, danger, adventure, partners, lone wolves, escapades, demotion, rescue mission, navy, terrorism, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%