Movies and TV shows like Taken 2017

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Taken (2017)
 6.6
 10K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.
Style: suspense, harsh, exciting, brutal
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, father, organized crime, divorced parents, human trafficking, protective parent, tragedy, ex cia agent, cia

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Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, heroes, violence, kidnapping, murder and chase mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taken: Man on Fire (2004), Condor (2018), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018), Hanna (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, child abduction, bodyguard, mercenary, justice, vigilantism, vigilante, cia, daring rescue, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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100%
 7.7
 13K
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, twists and turns, captivating, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, government conspiracy, murder, investigation, crimes, danger, weapons, fight scenes, twists & turns, dialogue, gunfight, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fist fighting, master warrior, protection, assassin, crimes, mafia, rivalry, drugs, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 582K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, human trafficking, lone hero, abduction, woman in danger, tough heroes, danger, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, terrorism, agent, espionage, investigation, conspiracy, danger, shooting, intelligence, cia agent, outsmarting, ex marine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 29K
Hanna (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This thriller and coming-of-age drama follows the journey of an extraordinary young girl as she evades the relentless pursuit of an off-book CIA agent and tries to unearth the truth behind who she is. Based on the 2011 Joe Wright film.
Style: exciting, intense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: female assassin, female fighter, child soldier, vengeance, young girl, murderer, danger, mystery, teenage girl, villainess, soldier, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, secret service agent, confined, betrayal, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 98K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, hitman, vigilante, vigilantism, lone hero, crimes, haunted by the past, latinos, braless ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 30K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows John Porter, a former British Special Forces soldier, who is drafted back into service by Section 20, a fictional branch of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, soldier, mission, terrorist, top secret, heroes, heroic mission, daring rescue, teamwork, army, military, sergeant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, iraq, afghanistan, pakistan, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 199K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, fight scenes, gunfight, murder, revenge, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: afghanistan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 832
Never Let Go (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco, Spain, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A whiplash thriller in the lean, mean TAKEN tradition from Howard J. Ford, Director/Co-Writer, of the past FrightFest favourites THE DEAD and THE DEAD 2: INDIA. Former FBI agent, now single mother Lisa Brennan, takes a holiday to escape an unhappy ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: kidnapping, organized crime, rescue, conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, on the run, race against time, parenthood, betrayal, corruption, heroine, one against many ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 10K
Missing (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Becca Winstone learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it's a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: search, kidnapping, missing son, conspiracy, crimes, investigation, track down, parents and children, heroes, missing person, family relations, retired ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.4
 456
Take Back (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following the abduction of her daughter, Zara does all she can to get her back. However, when she discovers that she has been targeted by crime boss Patrick, who she has previous dealings with, Zara realises that her troubled past will be used ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abduction, daring rescue, crimes, abduction, vengeance, family relations, chase, danger, violence, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: villain, fight scenes, double life, vengeance, heroes, violence, deadly, crimes, society, undercover, organized crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, lone wolves, heroes, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 37
Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Aftermath is a supernatural crime drama based on the popular Naver webtoon by Kim Sun Kwon ("Survivors of Those Days," "K Errands Center"). It is a thrilling story of murder, mystery, and love that was made exclusively for Naver ...
Style: exciting, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: heroes, high school, supernatural, flash forward, seeing the future, rivalry, chase, death, curses spells and rituals, escapades, society, predicting the future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.3
 866
Sr. Ávila (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A family man experiences the tremendous burden of leading a double life as a professional hitman.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, hitman, danger, organized crime, crime boss, intrigue, couple relations, teenage life, deadly, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 4K
Furie (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a little girl is kidnapped by a trafficking ring, they soon find they messed with the wrong child. Her mother, a notorious former gang leader, is close on their trail and will go to any lengths to bring her child home.
Style: suspense, serious
Plot: human trafficking, martial arts, mother daughter relationship, danger, female assassin, child abduction, crime, deadly, crimes, neon light, dishonesty, one man army ...
Place: vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
TV show
Story: Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Anjelica Huston and Stephen Dorff star in this nail-biting tale of action and intrigue about members of an elite undercover team who race against time to locate the source of a ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: computer cracker, secret agents, undercover, virus, conspiracy, race against time, spy, cia agent, bio weapon, investigation, save the world, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., berlin germany, seattle washington, paris france, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Eve of Destruction (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: Two scientists attempt to discover a new unlimited energy resource, but their experiment is sabotaged by eco-terrorists. A black hole is then formed and could destroy the world ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: save the world, terrorism, experiment gone awry, escapades, heroes, danger, chaos, science runs amok, black hole, chaos and mayhem, catastrophe, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 5K
Deep State (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: What happens when a man who believes he has retired from MI6 is called back to do one more job to regain his life, only to discover that this job may mean he has no life to go back to.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, tense, social realism ...
Plot: british secret service, special agents, cia, mi6, conspiracy, father son relationship, estranged son, espionage, intelligence agency, danger, revenge, tough guy ...
Place: middle east, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 1K
Pandemic (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: The outbreak of a strange, deadly virus aboard a passenger plane sends Los Angeles into a panic in this terrifying TV movie. As the virus spreads across the city and the death toll rises, Dr. Kayla Martina (Tiffani Thiessen, FASTLANE) fights to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, quarantine, plague, race against time, airport, rescue, danger, investigation, save the day, confined, fighting the system, survival ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, danger, deadly, assassination attempt, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.1
 18K
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, fight scenes, friendship, danger, adventure, heroes, explosion, chase, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, crimes, police investigation, working undercover, heroes, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 7K
The Player (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An action-packed Las Vegas thriller about a former military operative turned security expert who is drawn into a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on his ability to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, exciting
Plot: gambling, security, conspiracy, investigation, bet, mafia, dark past, secret, surveillance, death threat, corruption, friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Valley of the Wolves (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Kurtlar Vadisi was a Turkish television drama which broadcast mainly on Show TV and then transferred to Kanal D, then atv for its last season. It was mostly about an agent named Polat Alemdar who leaked into the mafia after his plastic surgery. The ...
Style: suspense, captivating, brutal, tense
Plot: mafia, killings, gang war, police officer killed, mob boss, crimes, mercilessness, pride and honor, gangsters, crime family, power struggle, honor ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Welcome to Sudden Death (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jesse Freeman is a former special forces officer and explosives expert now working a regular job as a security guard in a state-of-the-art basketball arena. Trouble erupts when a tech-savvy cadre of terrorists kidnap the team's owner and ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, intense
Plot: terrorism, fight, rescue mission, deadly, one against many, machismo, showdown, undercover, daring rescue, hostage, danger, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 1K
La unidad (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: A secret unit of cops is assembled to stop a terrorist band from attacking Spain after their leader is arrested there.
Style: political, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, heroic ...
Plot: terrorist, police, terrorism, government, retribution, revenge, police operation, team, murder, attack, international crisis, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 347
The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, drug dealing, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, lone wolves, addiction, city life, fight ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%