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: brutal, suspense, harsh, exciting
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, kidnapping, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, father, human trafficking, protective parent, father daughter relationship, organized crime, divorced parents, 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, serious, suspenseful and suspense films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, heroes, kidnapping, murder, escapades and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Taken: Condor (2018), Missing (2012), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Pandora's Clock (1996), Crisis (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 6K
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, government conspiracy, political thriller, danger, crimes, murder, dialogue, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: 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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting
Plot: conspiracy, kidnapping, search, track down, missing person, missing child, chases and races, crimes, danger, heroes, investigation, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: brutal, serious, emotional, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, martial arts, missing child, drug lord, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, daring rescue, human trafficking, danger, father daughter relationship, car chase, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, daring rescue, government conspiracy, save the day, terrorism, airport, hijacking, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, special agents, conspiracy, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, superhuman powers, experiment, danger, government agency, psychic, heroes, mind control, enemy, fellow agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 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: exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: swat team, gunfight, adventure, crimes, police investigation, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, danger, martial arts, heroes, friendship ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, rescue, bodyguard, kidnapping, car chase, track down, haunted by the past, missing child, chases and races, crimes, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, shooting, twists & turns, adaptation, runaway, weapons, adventure, cartel, murder ...
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, hostages, kidnapping, sergeant, mission, government agency, strong sexual content, air force, daring rescue, chases and races, military, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, england, iraq, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: disturbing, exciting, realistic, suspense
Plot: father daughter relationship, bouncer, widower, fight, betrayal, loss of job, mercenary, danger, undercover, interpol, crimes, bodyguard ...
Place: belgium, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 12K
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: suspense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: workplace situations, 911, ambulance, misadventure, chore, injury, freak accident, fire brigade, age difference, family relations, daring rescue, gays and lesbians ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, mercenary, danger, justice, bodyguard, diary, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ 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: tense, intense, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, human trafficking, interpol, tough heroes, lone hero, justice, vengeance, fight scenes, brutality, violence, hostage, kidnapping ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, heroes, law enforcement, based on movie, chases and races, crimes, danger, escapades, super weapon, police
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, exciting, twists and turns, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, whistleblower, partners against crime, terrorism, secret service, weapons, government official, partners, crimes, undercover, gunfight ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: exciting, tense, brutal, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knife fight, lone hero, one man army, peril, martial arts, hitman, hand to hand combat, fight scenes, massacre, dark hero, brutality, master warrior ...
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.2
 53K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, jungle, ransom, rescue, terrorism, negotiation, insurance, radio, helicopter, sniper, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, art, master warrior, one man army, adventure, treasure hunt, daring rescue, family, crimes, danger, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 3K
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, suspense, tense, social realism
Plot: conspiracy, intelligence agency, revenge, special agents, danger, death of son, twists & turns, crimes, second chance, espionage, estranged son, british secret service ...
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, desert, espionage, chases and races, adventure, confined, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, politician, police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, urban, fighting crime, police, political corruption, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.3
 1K
Greyzone (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When a brilliant drone engineer, Victoria, is taken hostage in her own home, a series of dangerous events are set into motion in this high octane thriller.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, serious, brutal
Plot: terrorism, hostage, anxiety, criminal, danger, deal, investigation, extortion, blackmail, hi-tech, weapons, truck
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, runaway train, nuclear bomb, train, save the day, adventure, hijacking, chases and races, confined, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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
Plot: comet, small town, race against time, save the world, meteorite, meteor, scientist, alien encounter, adventure, apocalypse, plague, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, agent, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, chase, analyst, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 9K
SIX (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Action drama series inspired by the real missions of Navy SEAL Team Six.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, veteran, navy, terrorism, danger, crimes, adventure, violence, flashback, heroes, twists & turns, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: airplane, race against time, terrorism, law enforcement, one man army, secret agents, adventure, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series picks up four years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day with John and Sarah Connor trying to stay under-the-radar from the government, as they plot to destroy the computer network, Skynet, in hopes of preventing Armageddon.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, changing the past or future, terminator, escapades, man versus machine, heroes, based on movie, danger, parents and children, computer system, unstoppable, fate of humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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