Movies like Caught in the Headlights

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Caught in the Headlights (2005)
 3.6
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Caught in the Headlights (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: A federal agent, Kate Parker arrives in a small rural town to extradite Claire Scott, a young woman suspected of murdering a government scientist. Kate is prevented from delivering her prisoner as the mysterious John Lawson, a rouge agent, now selling classified information on the black market, wants what Claire has - a deadly biological formula. Claire, unaware that she has it, proclaims her innocence, and together with Kate, must escape from Lawson and his two seasoned assassins Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Harry Eden, a CIA operative and Kate's former lover, is dropped into the equation to help Kate but ultimately might lead to her demise as a deadly game of cat-and-mouse is played to its extreme.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: crimes, special agents, confined, injustice, fugitives, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, isolation, deadly, female police officer, female criminal, bathroom
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to Caught in the Headlights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement and heroes mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Caught in the Headlights: Sacrifice (2011), 88 (2015), Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011), A Common Man (2013), Covert Operation (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcement, tough heroes, hopes, deadly, danger, confined, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 3K
88 (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman comes to in a roadside diner with no idea where she is or how she got there. Split between two timelines, she gets taken on a violent journey as she seeks out the person responsible for her lover's death.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: memory loss, crimes, deadly, vengeance, on the run, stripper, strip club, stabbed in the neck, red dress, shot in the forehead, missing sister, gas mask ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, sexual abuse, chases and races, crimes, who done it, manhunt, premarital sex, fbi, forced to strip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 2K
A Common Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, deadly, chase, danger, race against time, law enforcement, urban, terrorism, crimes, chases and races, terrorist plot, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Covert Operation (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A bounty hunter trapped in Asia, is promised his freedom in return for a rescue mission. On his search for the missing British secret service agent, he travels between the border of China and North Korea, where the mission takes a turn for the worst.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, secret agents, chases and races, assassination, martial arts, crimes, rescue, bounty hunter, deadly, gory, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, deadly, tough heroes, special agents, crimes, confined, murder, tough guy, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 485
Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, violence spree, gangsters, heroes, confined, rivalry, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 510
King of Triads (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the boss of a ruling Hong Kong triad is arrested and executed in China for counterfeiting money, mayhem ensues as the mob's leading contenders circle the throne.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: triad, redemption, crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, computer virus, betrayal, female killer, one woman army, women fight, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: terrorism, track down, law enforcement, rescue, kidnapping, deadly, danger, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, special agents, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 841
Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, special agents, murderous pair, hijacking, one man army, mind game, betrayal, missing person, crime gone awry, race against time, hostages, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 256
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, hostages, crimes, one man army, terrorism, hijacking, crime gone awry, danger, race against time, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 5K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Dong-chul was the best special field agent in North Korea, but he’s abandoned by his government during a mission. While on the run, he looks for his wife and child, who were sold as slaves to China, only to discover their corpses. He soon finds ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: deadly, track down, political intrigue, dishonesty, political conspiracy, law enforcement, undercover, intrigue, danger, chases and races, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.2
 532
Blood Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Zheng Zhou is the most feared warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China. His fighting and weapons skills are legendary. But when his parents are killed and sister kidnapped, he turns to a life of drugs and crime that will almost kill him. With the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, hitman, rivalry, master warrior, chases and races, heroes, crimes, deadly, danger, drugs/alcohol, explosion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
N.Y.C. Underground (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy, Manhattanite brothers Dylan, Logan and a group of their friends head to Brooklyn for a concert when they meet notorious gangster, Simon and make an ill-advised deal with him. Soon, things go wrong and now the group is desperately running ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, disorder, deathtrap, drug dealing, crime gone awry, isolation, danger, escapades, confined, chase, on the run, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Johan Falk's stepdaughter Nina has gotten in contact with her biological father, Orjan, discovering that he is in debt to an Estonian construction company in Gothenburg, leading to Nina's kidnapping.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: crimes, crime, gangsters, police investigation, danger, chases and races, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, chase, urban, organized crime, police procedural
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.5
 508
Target (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: U.S. Army sniper Charlie Snow finds himself at the other end of the crosshairs when the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer whom he killed decides to take vengeance on Charlie and his family in L.A.
Style: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: save the day, confined, chases and races, criminal's revenge, adventure, terrorism, hijacking, one man army, vengeance, kidnapping, state affairs, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.8
 141
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: revenge, rescue, kidnapping, dishonesty, deadly, loss of partner, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, danger, intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: special agents, uncover truth, investigation, murder, undercover, manhunt, deadly, danger, espionage, journalism, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, hong kong, australia, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.4
 628
Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Elaan (Hindi: एलान, translation: Manifesto) is a 2005 Bollywood action thriller film. Elaan is a mission film about five characters and their plan against one man. Produced by Ganesh Jain and Ratan Jain and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: extradition, vengeance, prison, murder, vigilantism, danger, siblings relations, parents and children, master villain, track down, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, italy, india, europe, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 75
The Cursed (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman desperate to save her injured husband is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: escaped mental patient, crimes, down on your luck, chases and races, hostages, confined, forces of nature, escapades, daring rescue, unlikely criminals, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, chases and races, investigation, trap, frame up, murder confession, deadly, crime, crimes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 10K
Billa 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: David Billa a refugee comes to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and his journey begins into crime. Initially he starts as a local diamond smuggler. He eventually meets Abbasi, an underworld don in Goa and helps him out in a deal and wins his favor. For one ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crimes, vigilantism, danger, criminal's revenge, rivalry, battles, fighting crime, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 2K
Howling (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man is found burned to death inside of a car. Detective Sang-Gil (Song Kang-Ho) and his co-workers investigate the scene. Sang-Gil doesn't want to take the case, because it looks like a simple suicide case and won't help him get the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: superior officer, misled, partners, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, police detective, promotion, danger, dangerous animal, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.6
 6K
A Dark Truth (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the jungles of Ecuador, blood taints the waters. A multinational conglomerate's unholy alliance with a bloodthirsty military regime has resulted in a massacre. Only the rebel Francisco Franco and his determined wife Mia can prove the truth. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: corruption, state affairs, life is a bitch, corporate crimes, uncover truth, injustice, dishonesty, danger, legal, testimony, cia, jungle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ecuador, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 447
The Liquidator (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Kazakhstan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A highly skilled bodyguard avenging his brother's untimely death uncovers a ring of corruption extending to the highest levels of society and government (IMDb.com).
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, vengeance, deadly, murder, secret movement, rivalry, one man army, vigilantism, chases and races, crimes, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534 (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having taken the blame for an accident beyond his control, pilot Mike Hogan has been on administrative leave indefinitely; however when the airline is desperately short of staff, he is offered to be first officer and accepts, without enthusiasm, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: airplane, escapades, chases and races, heroic mission, heroes, criminal heroes, adventure, danger, teleportation, confined, flight attendant, pilot
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 290
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, danger, race against time, deadly, law enforcement, heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 336
Jungleground (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roddy Piper portrays a police Lt. working undercover in the so-called Jungleground. His sting operation goes bad and as a result he is caught. Young Odin, his captor and would be drug lord decide to play a game with Roddy. Roddy is given until ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: survival, city life, adventure, chases and races, crime, working undercover, escapades, confined, getting home, crimes, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, survival, leadership, prison, serial killer, future dystopia, confined, life is a bitch, escapades, criminal heroes, fugitives, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Women on the Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The plot includes the plight of two women who both find themselves betrayed by the men they love. It's a violent female 'buddy' movie, with two mismatched heroines, a policewoman (Cheung) & a drug addicted prostitute(Guo) ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: injustice, odd couple, false accusation, vengeance, on the run, undercover, wrongfully committed, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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