Movies like The Canyon

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The Canyon (2009)
 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, scary, suspense, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, deadly, dangerous animal, desert, honeymoon, danger, tour guide, isolation, newlyweds, stranded, grand canyon, husband wife relationship, wolf, confined, couple relations, escapades, snake, animal attack, vegetarian, rattlesnake, married couple, bar, elopement, wolf pack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, arizona

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Most similar movies to The Canyon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about danger, survival, isolation, escapades, deadly, confined and wilderness mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canyon: Frozen (2010), Backcountry (2014), Long Weekend (2008), Open Water (2003), The Grey (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 63K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, youth, ski resort, stranded, animal attack, mountain, skiing, death, frostbite, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 16K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, road movie, suspense ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, danger, lost, camping, couple relations, nature, wilderness, bear, isolation, bear attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.1
 5K
Long Weekend (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mother Nature gets revenge on some careless campers in this remastered version of the Australian horror classic.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: survival, forces of nature, dangerous animal, isolation, danger, confined, couples, family problems, wilderness, crumbling marriage, nature, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 49K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: shark, survival, isolation, panic, stranded, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, fear, husband wife relationship, abandonment, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 231K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wolf, dangerous animal, isolation, wilderness, male camaraderie, stranded, air disaster, danger, death, catastrophe, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.3
 763
Detour (2013)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, race against time, trapped, against the odds, danger, isolation, running out of air, confined, fear, buried alive, tragic event, mortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beyond the Reach (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, wilderness, survival, forces of nature, escapades, danger, hunting, thirst, weapons, witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 328K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, desert, courage, adventure, loneliness, extreme sport, climbing, determination, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 8K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, manhunt, woman in danger, friends, island, chase, communication problem, self defense, confined, reunion, isolation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 5K
Preservation (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: manhunt, survival, survival horror, stalking, danger, couple relations, in the woods, teenage boy, masked killer, child with gun, stabbing, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.9
 741
Lost Signal (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: New Years Eve, 2004- Kevin Healy(Santos) and Tiffany Matthews(McCoy) head out to celebrate the New Year and a new beginning in their 7-year relationship. In the midst of the celebration the young couple decide to mark the occasion by experimenting ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: danger, survival, stalking, isolation, confined, deadly, mind game, friendship, wilderness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, signal, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 637
Deadfall Trail (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, Julian and Paul enter the Kaibab National Forest for a three-week survival trip and peyote vision quest. The only items they take with them are a knife, a bottle of water and a garbage bag each. A week into their journey a disastrous turn of ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, confined, escapades, danger, isolation, moral dilemma, human nature, friendship, friends, in the woods, off the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 513
Deadly Cargo (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Sara joins timid Victor and pregnant wife Thais, instructors Ivan and Edgar, and local kid Drui in Senegal for some underwater exploration. When their craft blows up following a misfired bullet, they float around in the water for a while ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, ocean or sea, confined, survival, deadly, gory, ship, crimes, escapades, dangerous animal, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, paranoia, escapades, manipulation, psychopath, murder, survival, twists & turns, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 1K
The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, chase, serial killer, lake or river, survival, missing person, woman in danger, on the run, confined, danger, isolation, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.0
 723
Wolf Town (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kyle, a shy college student finds himself and three of his friends trapped in an old western ghost town by a pack of ferocious wolves and has to overcome his personal fears to confront the wolves and lead his friends to safety.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, danger, dangerous animal, wolf, isolation, track down, chase, trapped, wolf pack, animal attack, college student, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.0
 2K
Grizzly Park (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A giant grizzly bear stalks 8 troubled young adults and a park ranger in a forest reserve called Grizzly Park after making the demise of an escaped serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious
Plot: survival, danger, in the woods, isolation, youth, dangerous animal, stalking, grizzly bear, confined, mind game, wilderness, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kaaterskill Falls (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romantic road trip to the Catskills for some much-needed time alone turns bumpy for Ren (Hilary Howard) and Mitchell (Mitchell Riggs) in this indie film directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen. After picking up a hitchhiker, Lyle (Anthony Leslie), ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: danger, estrangement, mind game, wilderness, voyeurism, stalking, isolation, survival, mysterious character, married couple, hitchhiker, marijuana
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 379
Crash Site (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vacationing couple's jeep crashes in an isolated location. They have to fight their way back to civilisation in spite of injuries and dangerous animals.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: survival, dangerous animal, escapades, isolation, race against time, family in danger, dishonesty, family problems, in the woods, parents and children, crumbling marriage, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Surviving Crooked Lake (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A summertime canoe trip turns into a nightmare for four 14-year-old girls.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: survival, swearing, teenage girl, sensuality, friends, lake or river, haunted by the past, wilderness, coming of age, estrangement, ocean or sea, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.8
 168
Venom (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a car breaks down in an isolated desert, a mother and young daughter are relentlessly pursued by a deadly snake
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, danger, woman in danger, chases and races, parents and children, escapades, dangerous animal, wrong place wrong time, off the road, chase, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
King of the Hill (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his escape from gunshots, he meets Bea, an attractive young woman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: murder, chase, manhunt, race against time, on the run, survival, adventure, danger, wilderness, isolation, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 4.2
 712
For Elise (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: race against time, danger, isolation, confined, crimes, chases and races, track down, mentally unstable, psychopath, kidnapping, survival, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.6
 325
Poker Run (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robert (Bertie Higgins) and Allan (J.D. Rudometkin) decide to add some excitement to their lives by taking up Harley riding. But things go south when two psychopathic bikers (Robert Thorne and Jay Wisell) kidnap their wives (Debra Hopkins and ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, desert, couple relations, confined, family in crisis, gang, hostages, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, motorcycle chase, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.7
 156
Devil Girl (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. When her muscle car breaks down during a drag race she finds herself stranded along route 66 in an isolated desert town. Short on ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, desert, psychopath, woman in danger, escapades, confined, rock, disorder, deadly, fish out of water, survival, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 643
Cruise of Fear (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have bought some real estate with an old ruin of a hotel on it, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, ship, family in danger, survival, isolation, hotel, adventure, danger, couples, ocean or sea, stranded, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 860
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostages, mountain, treasure hunt, school, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
College Pranks (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College students are invited to play a game sponsored by a website. When students start the game in the mountains of Colorado, they discover that the stakes they are playing for are not just a cash prize.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: prank, woman in danger, youth, danger, college life, survival, deadly, disorder, wilderness, escapades, computers and web
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.7
 7K
Prey (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, safari, lion, deadly, danger, animal life, family life, poacher, nature, escapades, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%