Movies like Backdraft

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Backdraft (1991)
 6.7
 65K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious, surprise ending, intense, suspense, tense, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, danger, funeral, rookie, psychopath, office, fire, explosion, rescue, pyromaniac, crimes, family relations, couple relations, self discovery, drifter, couples, deadly, siblings relations, tragic hero, mystery, sibling relationship, firemen ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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Most similar movies to Backdraft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and suspense films with plots about mentor, crimes, dialogue, murder, vengeance, runaway and chase mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Backdraft: Ladder 49 (2004), Point of Origin (2002), Breakdown (1997), Striking Distance (1993), Collateral Damage (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 52K
Ladder 49 (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Under the watchful eye of his mentor, Captain Mike Kennedy, probationary firefighter Jack Morrison matures into a seasoned veteran at a Baltimore fire station. However, Jack has reached a crossroads as the sacrifices he's made have put him in ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, rough, tense ...
Plot: firefighter, trapped, friendship, rescue, practical joke, tragic hero, danger, redemption, parents and children, race against time, family relations, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: rough, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arson, escapades, deadly, heroes, terrorism, genocide, race against time, chases and races, siblings relations, crime, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 44K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, ransom, uncover truth, danger, chase, gang, deception, couples, woman in danger, surveillance, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, rescue, tough law enforcer, danger, rivalry, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, revenge, fbi, explosion, investigation, special agents, crimes, danger, heroes, deadly, vigilantism, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, latin america, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 26K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, terrorism, stalking, psychopath, anarchist, investigation, race against time, government agency, criminal's revenge, vengeance, master criminal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crime, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, danger, hidden identity, police detective, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, cia, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, drug dealing, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, japan, asia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, special agents, double agent, crime, ex law enforcer, deadly, hunt down, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., mexico, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 7K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, hitman, criminal's revenge, snitch, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 46K
15 Minutes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, brutal, tense ...
Plot: violence, journalism, revenge, prisoner, police detective, media, video camera, fear, death, paranoia, criminal, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The January Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police, firefighter, police investigation, crime, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 27K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, political corruption, laser, secret service, white house, crime, dishonesty, love affair, passenger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, asia, korea, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, crime, gangsters, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 31K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, lone wolves, criminal heroes, crime, rivalry, tough heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 39K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, doctor patient relationship, foot chase, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.4
 94K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, emotional, serious, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, rescue, radio, investigation, changing the past or future, murder, sent to the past, baseball, firefighter, serial killer, police detective, nurse ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 1960s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, bribery, trial, crime, tough cop, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, revenge, electric chair, neo noir, psychopath, police brutality, swamp, death row, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 6K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, investigation, murder, undercover, crime, who done it, crimes, working undercover, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, rookie, law enforcement, testimony, crimes, dishonesty, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.8
 243K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, escape, betrayal, fugitives, death sentence, doctor, corruption, framed for murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, sniper, swat, conspiracy, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, amateur detective, danger, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 110K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, tough heroes, danger, parents and children, forced into action, hostage, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, special agents, deadly, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 38K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 4K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, stalking, psychopath, false accusation, frame up, uzi, vengeance, crime, police investigation, vigilantism, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%