Movies and TV shows like MacGyver

If you like "MacGyver" you are looking for tense, exciting and captivating movies or TV shows about / with problem solving, agent, secret government organization, heroes, technology, danger and adventure themes of Action, Adventure and Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
MacGyver (2016)
 5.3
 16K
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, agent, secret government organization, heroes, technology, danger, adventure, investigation, partners, mentor protege relationship, chase, coworker relationship, around the world, fight scenes, escape, overcoming, office
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to MacGyver

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, captivating, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about heroes, danger, adventure, escapades, friendship, crimes and partners mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like MacGyver: Scorpion (2014), Rush Hour (2016), Adventure Inc. (2002), Arrow (2012), Condor (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 46K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, science, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, computer genius, boy genius, save the world, society, partners against crime, national security ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 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, tense, light
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, hand to hand combat, partners, twists & turns, car chase, friendship, gang, revenge, danger, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 305
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, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, treasure hunt, adventure, daring rescue, partners, adventurer, secret place, map, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, danger, treasure hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 403K
Arrow (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: heroes, superhero, double life, vigilantism, fighting crime, undercover, martial arts, millionaire, rivalry, righting the wronged, masked vigilante, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 10K
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, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, political thriller, danger, crimes, dialogue, twists & turns, fight scenes, weapons, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
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, stylized, tense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, adventure, heroes, post apocalypse, murder, danger, death, master warrior, vengeance, chase, gunfight ...
Place: feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 4K
Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, politics, heroic mission, state affairs, undercover, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent, daughter
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, fate of humanity, alien planet, outer space, save the world, space wars, benign alien, ancient mystery, evil alien, scientist, adventure ...
Time: 2000s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, sexy, exciting, stylized, semi serious
Plot: investigation, undercover, private detective, private investigator, working undercover, adventure, partners, career change, fighting crime, crimes, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 46K
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: supernatural, artifact, legends and myths, riddles and clues, secret agents, partners, ancient mystery, danger, secret service, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 13K
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 ⇓
50%
 7.5
 22K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, investigation, escapades, crime, private detective, crimes, buddies, partners, lifestyle, helicopter, estate, ferrari ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hooten & The Lady (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Hugely charismatic, roguish American adventurer Hooten and his fantastically feisty partner in crime, Lady Alexandra travel the world, from the Vatican to The Himalayas, the Amazon to Egypt, in their quest to save the world's lost treasures.
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, semi serious, funny
Audience: family outing, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: lost treasure, treasure hunt, treasure hunter, male female relationship, adventurer, journey, partners, desert, jungle, male female partnership, hidden treasure
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bionic Woman (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After fully recovering from her near fatal bout of bionic rejection, Jaime Sommers, the first female cyborg, is assigned to spy missions of her own.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, superhuman powers, androids and robots, danger, escapades, investigation, government agency, ex athlete, government facility, chases and races, undercover, superheroine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: partners, heroes, investigation, private detective, best friends, working undercover, undercover, friends, friendship, crimes, adventure, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Riese: Kingdom Falling (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: Riese: Kingdom Falling is a science fiction-fantasy series which debuted online on November 2, 2009. The series is about a traveller named Riese, who flees across the wartorn lands of Eleysia with her wolf, Fenrir. Hunted by a terrifying religious ...
Style: exciting, captivating, entertaining, tense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: save the kingdom, adventure, legends and myths, escapades, danger, on the road, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, steampunk, wolf, fantasy world, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 741
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, danger, rescue, save the day, forces of nature, race against time, investigation, adventure, save the world, catastrophe, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.3
 3K
Vagabond (2019)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a ...
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, tense
Plot: agent, corruption, plane crash, stuntman, revenge, dishonesty, government, airplane accident, investigation, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: disturbing, psychological, exciting, captivating, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners, police officer, chase, buddies, friends, police investigation, adventure, crimes, cons and scams, group of criminals, career criminal, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 26K
Quantum Leap (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown ...
Style: exciting, witty, stylized, captivating, touching ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: changing the past or future, time machine, time travel, adventure, impersonating, fish out of water, experiment gone awry, sent to the past, partners, hologram, hopes, getting home ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 30K
Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, adventure, car, a.i., chases and races, fighting crime, heroic mission, working undercover, talking car, heroes, armored vehicle, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, telekinesis, disorder, danger, heroes, teenager, adventure, twists & turns, deadly, love, mentor, secrets ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Lady Musketeer (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Croatia, Germany, USA
Duration: 163 min.
TV show
Story: The legend of Jacques D'Artagnan (Michael York) gets a gender-bending update in this swashbuckling adventure. Though legendary swordsman Jacques D'Artagnan's best days may be well behind him, he has schooled his daughter Valentine ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: royal family, heroes, daring rescue, adventure, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, partners against crime, partners, dishonesty, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, president, marriage, first lady, danger, crimes, investigation, explosion, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, exciting, 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 ⇓
33%
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, tense, exciting, light
Audience: teens
Plot: championship, heroes, ambition, rivalry, adventure, fight, youth, friendship, computers and web, video game, fantasy world, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 267
Young Blades (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Young Blades is an historical fantasy television series that aired on PAX from January to June 2005, lasting only thirteen episodes before cancellation. Set in 17th century France, it followed the adventures of four Musketeers: ⁕d'Artagnan, ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, musketeer, adventure, intrigue, partners, escapades, romance, daring rescue, rivalry, state affairs, royal family, danger ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 603
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, tense, light, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, friendship, danger, youth, small town, save the day, escapades, parallel world, rivalry, alien encounter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 72K
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, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, female agent, hand to hand combat, undercover, tough girl, adventure, special agents, imaginary, heroes, government agency, investigation, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 188K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, mind game, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Related movie lists