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Best Movies Like The Transporter

Best Movies Like The Transporter


Best Movies Like The Transporter

Movies are a way into a person’s heart and mind. The characters, the story’s flow, and the scenes’ drama can captivate you for hours and hours. The producers and directors have always tried their best to keep people entertained with movies and shows from multiple genres and have succeeded. From romance to comedies to heart-aching breakups and edge-of-the-seat thrillers, there is a movie for all tastes. 

Action-thriller is one of the most loved and popular movie genres that has gained fans around the globe. There are hundreds of action-thriller movies to enjoy. While some of them receive a bit of love, some movies make it to the heart of its viewer, and Transporter Movies are one of them. The Transporter (2002), Transporter 2 (2005), Transporter 3 (2008), and The Transporter Refueled (2015) were an icon of their own time. If you are a fan of this crazy adventure-filled thriller and want to watch the best movies like Transporter, I am here to help. 

Best Movies Like The Transporter

The Transporter was a real hit; the fan’s love is clear evidence. If you enjoyed watching it and still crave similar movies, I have the perfect recommendations for you. 

1. Taken (2009)

The action, thrill, and suspense intensify when a father takes a deadly fight to save his daughter. A former government officer Bryan Mills attempts to reconnect with his daughter, Kim. Things go south when a sex slave gang abducts Kim and her friend in Paris. Bryan must save his daughter before she is auctioned four days later. The film is about planning, working, and fighting the odds of fortune under time constraints. 

Director: Pierre Morel

Starring:  Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Katie Cassidy, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Valance, Xander Berkeley

Release Date: 30 January 2009

Runtime: 90 minutes

IMDb Rating: 7.8/10

2. Hitman (2007)

It is hard to decide if Agent 47 is a protagonist or an antagonist. Raised by a sketchy Diana Organization, Agent 47 is a trained assassin who is given missions to hunt down high-profile people. On his mission to kill the president of Russia, Agent 47 learns the brutal truth that his employers have betrayed him. Agent 47 strategically runs from Interpol and the Russian Secret Service with his only ally, Nika, to take revenge and satisfy his vengeance. 

Director: Xavier Gens

Starring: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko

Release Date: November 21, 2007

Runtime: 92 minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10 

3. War (2007)

Action and revenge are best friends, bringing an exciting edge to our screen. War follows FBI agent Jack Crawford as he seeks revenge against Rogue, a skilled assassin who murdered his partner and his family. As Crawford delves deeper into the criminal underworld, he discovers that Rogue is a former CIA agent with his agenda. The two engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game, with plenty of intense martial arts fights and gun battles. 

Director: Philip G. Atwell

Starring: Jet Li, Jason Statham, John Lone, Devon Aoki, Luis Guzmán, Saul Rubinek, Ryo Ishibashi, Sung Kang, Mathew St. Patrick, Nadine Velazquez

Release Date: August 24, 2007

Runtime: 103 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

4. Faster (2010)

Faster narrates the story of an ex-con known only as Driver as he seeks revenge against those who betrayed him and his brother during a heist that landed him in prison. As he crosses names off his list, he becomes the target of a relentless hitman hired to take him down. Along the way, he bonds with a woman who helps him uncover the truth behind his brother’s death. The whole movie is a mix of tragedy, action, and emotion.

Director: George Tillman Jr. 

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Tom Berenger

Release Date: November 24, 2010

Runtime: 98 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

5. The Hit List (2011)

Running for your life before time runs out is the perfect way to describe Hit List. The movie narrates the story of a businessman who finds himself the target of a hit list of five people after a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger. With a deadline to complete the hits, he teams up with the stranger to figure out who is behind the list and why he was chosen. As they work through the list, they uncover a web of corruption and betrayal that puts them in increasing danger. 

Director: William Kaufman

Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Cole Hauser, Jonathan LaPaglia, Ginny Weirick

Release Date: May 10, 2011

Runtime: 91 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 5.3/10

6. Setup (2011)

As the sun sets on the gritty streets of Detroit, three lifelong friends – Sonny, Vincent, and Dave – find themselves embroiled in a deadly heist that goes wrong. Throughout the movie, the trio navigates a dangerous criminal underworld as they try to escape with their lives and the stolen loot. But as the body count rises and tensions mount, they soon realize that they’ve been set up and must fight to survive against a ruthless gangster who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. 

Director: Mike Gunther

Starring: 50 Cent, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Jenna Dewan, Brett Granstaff, Randy, Couture, Will Yun Lee, Shaun Toub, Susie Abromeit, Rory Markham, Jay Karnes, James Remar

Release Date: September 20, 2011

Runtime: 85 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 4.4/10

7. Thick as Thieves (2009)

Heists are the only time we can truly fall for criminal characters. In Thick as Thieves, Banderas plays a master thief recruited by a veteran thief and mentors to pull off an impossible heist. The target is a priceless Faberge egg, but as the two work together and plan the elaborate robbery, tensions, and mistrust arise between them. Complicating matters further, a beautiful woman is involved with her agenda.

Director: Mimi Leder

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Radha Mitchell, Tom Hardy, Marcel Iureș

Release Date: April 17, 2009

Runtime: 104 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6/10

8. 7 Seconds (2005)

Seven Seconds is a thriller that involves a lot of action, thrill, drama, and Betrayal. An experienced thief accidentally gets his hands on one of Van Gogh’s most exquisite paintings. The story takes a wild shift when his partner is killed by a group searching for the painting. The movie is an exciting load of ups and downs with many surprises. 

Director: Simon Fellows

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite

Release Date: June 28, 2005

Runtime: 101 Minutes

IMDb Rating:  4.7/10

9. Game of Death (2011)

What happens when your team turns against you and joins hands with the criminals? I know the answer, CATASTROPHE!!! It is the story of the Game of Death. A secret agent named Marcus is sent to Detroit to hunch an arms dealer and his team. Marcus confronts extreme betrayal when his CIA backup turns on him. 

Director: Giorgio Serafini

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Zoë Bell, Gary Daniels, Robert Davi

Release Date: February 15, 2011

Runtime: 96 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

10. Walking Tall: The Payback (2007)

One of the many things that can break a man is if anything happens to his girl and child. Walking Tall is a thrilling story of a retired sheriff who steps back into the force after his girlfriend and child are under threat. A drug lord attempts to manipulate the witnesses to stay out of Jail. The sheriff must defend his family and town and secure them from the evil drug lord. 

Director: Tripp Reed

Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Haley Ramm

Release Date: February 13, 2007

Runtime: 88 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

11. Bullet to the head (2013)

If I had to define the plot of Bullet to the Head to the head, it’s all about an Eye for an Eye. A veteran hitman Jimmy Bobo and his brave partner Louis hunt a crooked ex-cop. In return, Louis loses his life at the hands of an ex-mercenary, Keegan. The story continues with the involvement of Detective Taylor Kwon and a heinous real estate developed by Robert. 

Director: Walter Hill

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi, Adewale, Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Christian Slater, Jason Momoa

Release Date: February 1, 2013 

Runtime: 1h 37 m

IMDb Rating: 5.5/10

12. Gangster Squad (2013)

A ruthless criminal has haunted Los Angeles with his witty smile and power. Since his gangster star, he has kept the whole city dancing on his fingers. Fortune made from drugs, prostitution, gambling, sustaining power, killing, and goons perfectly describes the movie. What will happen when this crime lord faces off with his most brutal enemy? Two secret cops head out to hunt for him. 

Director: Ruben Fleischer

Starring: Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Anthony Mackie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Peña, Robert Patrick, Sean Penn

Release Date: January 11, 2013

Runtime: 113 minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

13. Man on a Ledge (2012)

An ex-cop turns devilish as he brings The great New York under his feet. The lust for power and the thirst for control would not result as good as one may think. Will he jump from the ledge, causing the loss of his life and exposing the secrets of some happy faces, or would he fail to do so? Find out in the movie. 

Director:  Asger Leth

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Harris

Release Date: January 27, 2012

Runtime: 102 minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

14. The Grey (2012)

This movie is different from all the other movies that we discussed. The staff at an Alaskan Oil Refinery is finally going on a break after a five-week-long shift. As they fly through the sky, a giant storm leaves them stranded in a frozen space. Only eight men survive, and now they must fight for survival. 

Director: Joe Carnahan

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frank Grillo, Dermot Mulroney, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, James Badge Dale

Release Date: January 27, 2012 

Runtime: 117 minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

15. Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Kiss of the Dragon is a French-American action thriller with scenic action scenes and mind-boggling twists and turns. The movie revolves around protagonist Cop Liu Jian who is sent to Paris to solve a case. After his partner dies, Jain realizes the truth about his corrupt head. Jian must make his way around this strange city with his only friend, a prostitute named Jessica. 

Director: Chris Nahon 

Starring:  Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, and Tchéky Karyo

Release Date: July 6, 2001 (United States), August 1, 2001 (France)

Runtime: 98 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10 

16. Revolver (2015)

Revolver is one of my favorites because of all the casino drama. The main character of Revolver, Jack Green, spends seven years in jail for a crime he never committed. He takes the blame for  Dorothy Macha, the antagonist crime lord, and returns to take revenge after his release. Unlike conventional killing violence, Jake takes his revenge by defeating Macha in a Casino, causing him colossal humiliation. The movie takes a wild shift when Macha sends an order to kill Jake. 

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring:  Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, André Benjamin, Mark Strong, Terence Maynard, Francesca Annis

Release Date: 22 September 2005 

Runtime: 110 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

17. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

I can never end this article without mentioning Sherlock Holmes, and it is not because I have a massive crush on Robert Downey Jr (Wink, Wink). The story follows the trail of  London murder mysteries that have spread terror. Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson are trying to solve this before the situation escalates and victimize more people. It is not a regular detective movie. Instead, it is an outrage at a hidden world of occult and terrifying technologies. 

Director: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Release Date:  December 25, 2009 (USA)

Runtime: 129 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

18. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

The Da Vinci Code is one of my top picks because of the serenity of some museum moments. The plot revolves around a heinous murder at the great Paris Louvre Museum. Instead of being a homicide investigation, the case takes a shift with clues associated with Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. The movie introduces some light to 2000 years old secrets that could shake the core of Christianity. The film is a challenge, a narrative, and a true masterpiece!

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno

Release Date: May 19, 2006 

Runtime: 149 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10

19. The Pirates of the Caribbean (2003)

You are lying if you have never dressed up as Capt. Jack Sparrow for Halloween at least once in your life. When I was 7, I annoyed my mother by asking her to find the pirate eye patch. The Pirates of the Caribbean is not just a movie; it is a whole franchise to keep you entertained. The film follows the adventure of Jack Sparrow performed by none other than my or, I should say, our all-time favorite, JOHNNY DEPP!! The tales are crazy, funny, and super dramatic, with a new storyline in each part. There are a total of five installments to keep you entertained. 

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) 
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Note: The following information concerns Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003).

Director: Gore Verbinski

Starring:  Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom

Release Date: June 28, 2003 (USA)

Runtime: 143 Minutes

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

20. District B13 (2004)

Paris, a city where red is associated with roses, is about to turn into blood. Cyril Raffaelli, a member of an exclusive police force, is faced with a bomb threat. The squad must deal with this challenge and defuse the bomb before Taha, the villain, can do something mischievous about it. Civilian steps in to help but save his sister from the same villain. Will they be able to do it all in time, or will crime take heed? 

Director: Pierre Morel

Starring: David Belle, Cyril Raffaelli, Tony D’Amario, Larbi Naceri, Dany Verissimo

Release Date: 10 November 2004 

Runtime: 86 minutes

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10


The Transporter was a masterpiece, and I am glad you loved it! The movies mentioned above are equally impressive and suspenseful; you will enjoy them. Now that I have given you a collection of the best movies like The Transporter, it is time to live with this goodness! Have fun!

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