Movies and TV shows like Taken 2017

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Taken (2017)
 6.7
 8K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
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: lone hero, kidnapping, cia agent, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, father, human trafficking, protective parent, father daughter relationship, organized crime, divorced parents, cia, based on movie

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Most similar movies to Taken

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, heroes, kidnapping, cia, murder and chases and races mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Taken: Condor (2018), The Man from Nowhere (2010), 1/9/2001 (2018), Missing (2012), Crisis (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, murder, government conspiracy, political thriller, crimes, danger, dialogue, twists & turns, weapons, fight scenes, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, 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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, kidnapping, gang, lone hero, drug lord, missing child, daring rescue, fist fighting, master warrior, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 14K
1/9/2001 (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most ...
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: 911, ambulance, misadventure, workplace situations, fire brigade, family relations, gays and lesbians, daring rescue, injury, freak accident, chore, medicine ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 9K
Missing (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, search, conspiracy, track down, retired, missing person, forced into action, life turned upside down, parents and children, heroes, investigation, ex law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.8
 535K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, rescue, young woman, danger, daring rescue, human trafficking, abduction, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal, confined, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, confined, crimes, haunted by the past, missing child, danger, heroes, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Pandora's Clock (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Quantum Airlines flight 66 has just taken off from Frankfurt, Germany bound for New York's JFK International Airport with 247 passengers aboard. After take-off, a man infected with a Doomsday Virus passes out while a flight attendant and doctor ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: airplane, race against time, virus, confined, special agents, heroes, deadly, homecoming, danger, terrorism, hijacking, apocalypse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Berlin Station (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A contemporary spy series that follows Daniel Miller, an undercover agent at the CIA station in Berlin, Germany.
Style: tense, suspense, twists and turns, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, whistleblower, secret service, undercover, weapons, government official, partners, terrorism, partners against crime, crimes, twists & turns ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.8
 3K
Darc (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, intense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, human trafficking, yakuza, interpol, tough heroes, vengeance, justice, anti hero, fight scenes, brutality, life philosophy, gangs ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 26K
Alphas (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Five ordinary people with superhuman physical and mental abilities are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, investigation, crimes, experiment, danger, superhuman powers, psychic, mind control, enemy, government agency, supernatural, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, diary, cia, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, agent, cia, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, analyst, chase, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Malta, Mexico
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug cartel, drugs/alcohol, crimes, danger, shooting, twists & turns, adaptation, runaway, weapons, adventure, cartel, captivity ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 9K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, martial arts, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, adventure, weapons, fight scenes, twists & turns, heroes, friendship, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Night Comes for Us (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After sparing a girl's life during a massacre, an elite Triad assassin is targeted by an onslaught of murderous gangsters.
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, knife fight, one man army, peril, triad, martial arts, hitman, hand to hand combat, fight scenes, master warrior, fist fighting, dark hero ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 4K
Deep State (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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, tense, social realism, suspense
Plot: conspiracy, intelligence agency, revenge, danger, special agents, crimes, death of son, twists & turns, second chance, british secret service, espionage, estranged son ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.2
 26K
Strike Back (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, mission, sergeant, kidnapping, hostages, heroes, battles, hot and sexy, officer, enemy, shooting, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, middle east, afghanistan, pakistan, iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.1
 2K
The Bouncer (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A former bodyguard who chained small security jobs in nightclubs to raise his 8-year-old daughter finds himself forced to collaborate with the police. His mission: infiltrate the organization of a dangerous Flemish gang leader.
Style: exciting, disturbing, realistic, suspense
Plot: widower, father daughter relationship, bouncer, fight, betrayal, loss of job, undercover, danger, mercenary, crimes, interpol, bodyguard ...
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 1K
Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, escapades, danger, super weapon, based on movie, police
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 12K
Hanna (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, captivating, intense, disturbing, suspense
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, assassin, young girl, female fighter, mystery, danger, new life, dishonesty, daughter, crimes
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 90
Double Blast (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two kids with martial arts training and their black belt father rescue a professor from gangsters who want a stone tablet that she has discovered may lead to untold riches.
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, art, crimes, battles, friends, danger, one man army, friendship, rivalry, gang, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, police detective, politician, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, police chief, partners, gang war, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.7
 2K
Atomic Train (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A train headed for Denver carrying nuclear waste and toxic materials is en route for disaster when it becomes a runaway. Renegade investigator and train enthusiast John Seger jumps on board in a bid to save thousand of innocent lives...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, train, nuclear bomb, runaway train, save the day, campaign, hijacking, on the run, confined, adventure, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 2K
Meteor (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Somewhere on the outskirts of our solar system, the unthinkable occurs. A giant asteroid collides with a smaller one and changes direction - headed directly toward The Earth. The burning meteor rain that beats down with devastating force, is only a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Plot: comet, apocalypse, race against time, chaos and mayhem, meteor, danger, adventure, contests and competitions, small town life, survival, save the world, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 42K
Alias (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, boys' night
Plot: cia, secret identity, double agent, spy, female spy, betrayal, deception, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, working undercover, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 328
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, anti heroes, daring rescue, redemption, addiction, heroes, city life, lone wolves, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dusting Cliff 7 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this action adventure, a former hit woman comes out of retirement to rescue her daughter from kidnappers. The child's abductors demand that the ex-killer retrieve a highly classified document. They give the woman 24 hours to succeed. If she ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, desert, crimes, rivalry, heroes, deadly, undercover, espionage, confined, special agents, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, tough heroes, crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, working undercover, crimes, urban, renegades, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.6
 148K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, superhero, revenge, vigilantism, blood, vengeance, murder, violent, comics, gory, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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