Movies and TV shows like Taken

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Taken (2017)
 6.7
 7K
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, harsh, suspense, exciting
Plot: cia agent, kidnapping, daring rescue, lone hero, protective parent, crimes, heroes, human trafficking, father, father daughter relationship, divorced parents, organized crime, 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, murder, kidnapping, daring rescue and confined mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Taken: Missing (2012), Man on Fire (2004), Condor (2018), Pandora's Clock (1996), Crisis (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, twists and turns
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 ⇓
95%
 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.8
 5K
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, twists and turns, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, government conspiracy, political thriller, dialogue, heroes, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, crimes, danger, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: airplane, race against time, virus, daring rescue, government conspiracy, save the day, airport, terrorism, hijacking, chases and races, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 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, special agents, fbi, conspiracy, family relations, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 526K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 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, rescue, daring rescue, danger, car chase, young woman, track down, human trafficking, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, 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 ⇓
79%
 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, psychic, danger, government agency, supernatural, heroes, mind control, enemy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 63K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, emotional, exciting ...
Plot: fire, skyscraper, protective parent, heroes, daring rescue, family in danger, lone hero, heroism, father, happy ending, fire fight, penthouse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 8K
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, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: swat team, chase, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, adventure, weapons, fight scenes, twists & turns, heroes, friendship, danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, adventure, shooting, captivity, adaptation, runaway, twists & turns, weapons, vengeance ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 25K
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 ⇓
75%
 7.5
 10K
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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: 911, workplace situations, misadventure, ambulance, chore, injury, freak accident, medicine, age difference, daring rescue, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.2
 52K
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: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, jungle, rescue, terrorism, negotiation, insurance, radio, helicopter, sniper, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, desert, espionage, chases and races, adventure, confined, crimes, crime, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heroes, government, family in danger, life turned upside down, chases and races, danger, confined, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, stock broker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 2K
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: human trafficking, yakuza, interpol, fight scenes, vengeance, brutality, justice, tough heroes, lone hero, death of mother, anti hero, gangs ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
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 ⇓
64%
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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, terrorism, partners, weapons, partners against crime, crimes, secret service, government official, politician, twists & turns ...
Place: berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, woman in danger, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
62%
 4.8
 86
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 ⇓
62%
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, cia, agent, intelligence, espionage, investigation, danger, shooting, mind game, chase, escapades, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, suspense
Plot: spy, virus, undercover, investigation, race against time, terrorism, bio weapon, plague, chases and races, terror, adventure, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, seattle washington, berlin germany, paris france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 3K
Chosen (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Ian Mitchell is a lawyer and father who one day receives a box containing a gun and a picture of a stranger, along with instructions to kill the pictured person. He is subsequently attacked by another stranger, and discovers that he has been chosen ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, survival, race against time, life turned upside down, mystery, chases and races, danger, moral dilemma, family in danger, crimes, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, nuclear bomb, runaway train, train, save the day, hijacking, adventure, chases and races, confined, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: law enforcement, airplane, race against time, terrorism, one man army, adventure, secret agents, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, save the day, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: New York, the city that never sleeps, is trapped in a nightmare of horror and destruction when a massive earthquake rocks the unsuspecting city. Countless lives are lost, families are torn apart, and chaos runs rampant as the mayor and former Fire ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: urban, rock, tragedy, earthquake, daring rescue, save the day, school, forces of nature, danger, escapades, immigrants, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.4
 72K
Banshee (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, cons and scams, tough heroes, small town, crime, shooting, organized crime, crimes, ex convict, strong sexual content, mob boss, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, missing child, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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