Movies and TV shows like Ransom

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Ransom (2017)
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Ransom (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Eric Beaumont's crisis negotiator team is brought in to save lives and resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases when no one else can.
Style: tense, suspenseful, compassionate, twists and turns, brutal
Plot: hostage negotiator, ransom, hostage situation, abduction, salvation, violence, deadly, crimes, criminal, partners, danger, twists & turns, catastrophe

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Most similar movies to Ransom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, realistic and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, violence, crime, police and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Ransom: Chicago P.D. (2014), Bulletproof (2018), Bandits Can't Rule the World (2015), Training Day (2017), Godfather of Harlem (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, law enforcement, policewoman, crime investigation, crimes, victim, police detective, arrest, sergeant, shooting, partners, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Bulletproof (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Police duo Bishop and Pike are two best mates bonded by the same moral code, despite their differences. Packed full of humour, action and emotion, Bulletproof is about friendship, conspiracies and ghosts from the past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, semi serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: best friends, crimes, partners, gun, handgun, corruption, husband wife relationship, family problems, police shootout, murder, danger, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Bandits Can't Rule the World (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: The series tells the life of Hizir Cakirbeyli. It has entered the realm of the mafia at a young age.
Style: rough, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, blood, uninhibited rivalry, society, betrayal, rage, violence, rivalry ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: usa
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42%
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Training Day (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled ...
Style: psychological, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: dirty cop, police, lapd, gunfight, dishonesty, corruption, murder, violence, betrayal, society, adaptation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Godfather of Harlem (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Loosely based on infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy attempts to regain his piece of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, captivating
Plot: crime boss, bandit, gang, gang war, violence, gang leader, danger, power struggle, crimes, mafia, rivalry, vengeance ...
Place: harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
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40%
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Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: swat, swat team, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, danger, crimes, law enforcement, sniper, confined, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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39%
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Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime family, criminal, heist, dysfunctional family, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, escapades, family conflict, gay brother, mother son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Thin Blue Line (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish drama series about police officers in Malmö, their tiring work and the difficulties of keeping their personal and professional life separate.
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: police, investigation, police academy, partners, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, society, rivalry, murder, danger, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnap and Ransom is a British television three-part miniseries, originally shown on ITV in January 2011 with a second series following in February 2012. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, ransom, captivity, crimes, race against time, confined, danger, kidnapping, negotiator, police, negotiation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Day (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The nerve-racking events of a cold winter's day, seen from two different perspectives. The odd episodes tell the story of a team of police negotiators and special forces who respond to a hostage crisis in a small bank branch. The even episodes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: heist, hostage, robbery, bank, hostage situation, negotiation, rescue, courage, threat, terrorist, terrorism, trapped ...
Place: belgium, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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Cleaners (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Roxie and Veronica are two gorgeous young women - who also happen to be highly trained contract killers. While on an errand for their boss, an unpleasant surprise in the trunk of their car turns this lethal pair into hunted targets.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, partners, danger, chase, female killer, rivalry, woman in danger, deadly, outlaw, criminal, one woman army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Disappearance (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Set in Lyon, the show traces the increasing trauma of the Morel family who fall apart when their 17-year-old daughter fails to return home from a night out. As the hours pass and the police investigation builds, The Disappearance explores every ...
Style: twists and turns, psychological, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, abduction, mystery, partners, crimes, danger, confined, intrigue, betrayal, murder, family relations ...
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37%
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: heroes, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, tough guy, gunfight, violence, headband, head bandage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Interceptor (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping eight-part series about a state-of-the-art law enforcement team whose unswerving mission is to hunt down some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals. The Interceptor delves into the adventures of a dedicated surveillance team known as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, partners, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, surveillance, criminal, wiretap, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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Played (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Covert Investigations Unit (CIU) risks going undercover to infiltrate and bring down criminal organizations. In this new style of short-term, high-intensity undercover work, each covert “play” is crafted quickly and executed at an even ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, gain trust, undercover, law enforcement, police officer, police, danger, team, murder, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.3
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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
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35%
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Sea Patrol (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Sea Patrol is an Australian television drama that ran from 2007 to 2011, set on board HMAS Hammersley, a fictional patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. The series focuses on the ship and the lives of its crew members. Despite similarities in ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, colourful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: navy, ship, ocean, friends, danger, chases and races, criminal, military, superior officer, squad, sailor, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
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Villain (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After 10 years, Eddie Franks is out of prison and trying to stay on the straight and narrow, but his drug-mule brother, Sean has other ideas. Rival gangster brothers demand Sean repay his debt to them, causing Eddie to get tangled in the crossfire, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, danger, family, police, debt, violence, escapades, family relations, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8.5
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Love/Hate (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Modern-day underworld characters Nidge and John Boy wrestle for control of Dublin's illicit drug trade in this forceful crime drama.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: organized crime, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, crimes, ex convict, rivalry, gang, gang war, addiction, outlaw, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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35%
The Children of the Street (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The Children of the Street tells the story of young people who have to achieve their own justice in a world where law is inadequate. "What is justice?", "How does a teenager survive on the street?" will answer questions like.
Style: bleak, neo noir, captivating, twists and turns, tense
Plot: good versus evil, organized crime, friendship, mafia, teenage hero, teenage love, bloody violence, partner, police corruption, violence, urban setting, justice ...
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34%
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UC: Undercover (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: UC: Undercover is an action-thriller television series that focuses on the secret lives and private demons of an elite Justice Department crime-fighting unit that confronts the country’s deadliest, most untouchable lawbreakers by going undercover ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, undercover agent, deadly, crimes, rivalry, undercover, partners, police detective, murder, uninhibited rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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34%
 7.6
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Kidnapped (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Kidnapped is an American television drama series from Sony Pictures Television which aired on NBC from September 20, 2006, to August 11, 2007. The series returned on Universal HD in 2008.
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, fbi, investigation, crimes, crime, private detective, hopes, law enforcement, special agents, confined, ransom, danger ...
Place: usa, new york
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33%
Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei is a long-running, popular German television series about a two-man team of highway police, originally set in Berlin and later in North Rhine-Westphalia. The series has been broadcast in countries ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police investigation, car chase, working undercover, crimes, partners, buddies, danger, tough law enforcer, crime, blackmail, explosion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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33%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An eight-episode story charting seven days from the life of a cocaine dealer whose perfectly organized life begins to sink into chaos while he is forced to make the most important choices in his life.
Style: captivating, entertaining, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
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33%
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The Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A rookie Homicide detective's negligence in a fellow officer's death has her searching for redemption in her investigations.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: homicide detective, murder investigation, rookie, death, police detective, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, who done it, partners, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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33%
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Millennium (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark
Duration: 540 min.
TV show
Story: The paths of journalist Mikael Blomkvist and computer hacker Lisbeth Salander cross and they team up to reveal a dark and terrifying truth involving murder and sexual abuse, a story that has long been concealed in Swedish society.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, lesbian, journalist, hacker, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, danger, partners, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
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Hunted (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: Samantha Hunter suspects someone within the private intelligence agency she works at tried to kill her and she seeks to uncover the person behind it.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, exciting ...
Plot: female spy, undercover, agent as target, who to trust, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, haunted by the past, coworker, assassination attempt, squad, off the grid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Listener (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ming Chuan is a famed forensics doctor who is known for cracking countless cases. However, no one understands his past, including himself. A mysterious serial murder case allows him to meet Luo Bixin, a beautiful and capable police captain. Luo ...
Style: rough, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: crimes, society, rivalry, mystery, murder investigation, coworker relationship, police investigation, fight, violence, escapades, adventure, colleague colleague relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Cuffs (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cuffs is a fresh, authentic and visceral drama that will take the audience on an exhilarating ride through the challenges of front-line policing. Adrenalized and vibrant, the show is packed full of dramatic incidents and colourful characters. From a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative
Plot: police, rookie, police officer, police investigation, friendship, gangsters, society, chase, police procedural, friends, violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, britain, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
NCIS: New Orleans (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, special agents, danger, government agency, state affairs, crimes, partners, undercover, investigation, army investigation, crime investigation, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, united states
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31%