Movies like The Canyon

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The Canyon (2009)
 5.8
 5K
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: scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious
Plot: survival, wilderness, honeymoon, dangerous animal, desert, tour guide, grand canyon, isolation, newlyweds, stranded, husband wife relationship, wolf, animal attack, graphic violence, escapades, confined, couple relations, snake, elvis presley, rattlesnake, redneck, wolf attack, guide, vegetarian, 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, deadly, escapades, wilderness, isolation and confined mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Canyon: Frozen (2010), Backcountry (2014), The Grey (2011), Open Water (2003), Lost Signal (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 73K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, sole survivor, ski resort, frostbite, stranded, survival horror, mountain, youth, death, skiing, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 21K
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, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, forest, dangerous animal, bear attack, camping, nature, bear, wilderness, lost, isolation, lost in the woods, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 251K
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, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, air disaster, wolf attack, forces of nature, snow, stranded, wolf pack, isolation, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 53K
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: stranded, shark, survival, isolation, panic, shark attack, ocean, diving, scuba diving, dangerous animal, nudity (full frontal - brief), fish ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.8
 796
Lost Signal (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, slasher
Plot: stalking, survival, isolation, mind game, confined, friendship, wilderness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, captivity, cons and scams, family in danger, methamphetamine ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
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: dangerous animal, forces of nature, survival, couples, wilderness, confined, isolation, crumbling marriage, family problems, nature, camp, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 722
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: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, forest, survival, human nature, moral dilemma, isolation, friendship, confined, hiking, desert, expedition, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 557
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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, survival, rescue, dangerous animal, isolation, ship, ocean, pregnancy, graphic violence, crimes, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hunting, survival, chase, wilderness, crimes, confined, escapades, isolation, witnessing a crime, hunter, forces of nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, mojave desert, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, psychopath, paranoia, deception, island, escapades, veteran, ex military, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.5
 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: tense, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: river, psychopath, chase, serial killer, forest, asthma, survival, confined, on the run, missing person, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 371K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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: inspirational, suspense, uplifting, psychological, intense ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, cave, desert, alone, loneliness, adventure, peril, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 6K
Preservation (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, survival horror, manhunt, forest, child with gun, stalking, couple relations, escapades, masked killer, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The 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, slasher
Plot: mountain, murder, chase, race against time, manhunt, adventure, on the run, survival, isolation, wilderness, crimes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.7
 232
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, survival, dangerous animal, on the run, snake, child in peril, crash, woman in danger, wrong place wrong time, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, hostage, treasure hunt, escapades, crimes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: survival, estrangement, wilderness, isolation, mysterious character, stalking, married couple, hitchhiker, voyeurism, mind game, sexual content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, teenage girl, river, estrangement, buddies, escapades, youth, starting over, wilderness, haunted by the past, teenage life, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Into the Grizzly Maze (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two estranged brothers reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild. They set out on a two-day hike and are stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: bear attack, grizzly bear, survival, wilderness, animal attack, bear, dangerous animal, family relations, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, camping, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.9
 861
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: wolf pack, wolf, survival, animal attack, dangerous animal, isolation, chase, track down, trapped, college student, fear, wolf attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 15K
Black Water (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crocodile, tourist, swamp, river, survival, rescue, tour guide, couples, dangerous animal, escapades, animal attack, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 793
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, serious, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, kidnapping, race against time, isolation, track down, crimes, graphic violence, mentally challenged, mentally unstable, confined, student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 3.8
 202
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, surreal, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, desert, small town, psychopath, survival, escapades, dealing with death, female protagonist, stripper, devil, road trip, punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 3.6
 384
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, desert, gang, motorcycle chase, confined, crimes, buddies, mind game, couple relations, family in crisis, biker, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, slasher
Plot: grizzly bear, youth, survival, dangerous animal, confined, forest, stalking, mind game, isolation, wilderness, animal attack, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, teenage life, confined, crimes, rivalry, survival, psychopath, ransom, wilderness, one man army, bus ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 3.0
 529
The Feeding (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A werewolf pursues campers in the Appalachian Mountains. Consumed by its legendary bloodlust, the creature begins the hunt for its oldest and most dangerous prey: Man. Special Agent Jack Driscoll has seen this before. The beast is his obsession and ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mountain, special agents, dangerous animal, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, deadly creature, supernatural, youth, wilderness, teenage life, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Levenger Tapes (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: found footage, missing person, police investigation, supernatural, wilderness, survival, death, violence, law enforcement, missing child, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, realistic, slasher, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, serial killer, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 1K
Blood River (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A psychological thriller following a successful young married couple on their way to visit family. After a blowout on a desolate stretch of highway in Nevada, they head to the next town only to discover it long abandoned. Here they meet a mysterious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: survival, isolation, couple relations, mysterious character, desert, confined, chase, crimes, murder, escapades, destruction, danger
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 60s, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%