Movies like Caught in the Headlights

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Caught in the Headlights (2005)
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, stylized
Plot: crimes, injustice, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, isolation, deadly, female criminal, special agents, confined, fugitives, female police officer, policewoman, runaway, 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, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, danger, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry and dishonesty mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Caught in the Headlights: The Lost Samaritan (2008), Sacrifice (2011), 88 (2015), King of Triads (2010), Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, frame up, survival, chases and races, special agents, dishonesty, on the run, murderous pair, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, tough heroes, confined, hopes, danger, deadly, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, vengeance, crimes, on the run, deadly, danger, violence, diner, female director, strip club, woman wearing a gas mask, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 518
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: captivating, exciting, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: triad, rivalry, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, betrayal, killer, martial arts, danger, murder, redemption, bitterness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, police detective, manhunt, sexual abuse, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, murder, chases and races, who done it, fbi, premarital sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, oregon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, chess, police officer, danger, chases and races, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: tough law enforcer, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, chase, organized crime, police procedural, crime, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, danger, deadly, track down, special agents, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 2.9
 148
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, special agents, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.7
 872
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crime, gangsters, crimes, chase, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, murder, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.2
 537
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, danger, partners, crimes, promotion, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, misled, superior officer, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, tough heroes, crimes, special agents, confined, deadly, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, isolation, on the run, disorder, chases and races, escapades, survival, drugs/alcohol, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 906
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: psychological, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, special agents, chases and races, crime, murderous pair, fugitives, mind game, missing person, betrayal, school, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 656
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, murder, prison, vigilantism, rivalry, betrayal, track down, crimes, danger, bollywood, chases and races, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, europe, italy, asia, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, manhunt, undercover, investigation, espionage, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.9
 454
Phantom Racer (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, NASCAR racer Cutter McCullough died in a fiery crash. But death can’t stop a man driven by revenge. He and his car are back from the grave to settle a score with his old girlfriend Tammy and his rival JJ Sawyer. Now JJ, Tammy, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, scary
Plot: supernatural, teenage life, vengeance, car chase, true love, chase, ghost, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, death in the family, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, danger, law enforcement, deadly, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, drug dealing, police detective, investigation, undercover, injustice, chases and races, unlikely partners, fugitives, woman in danger, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 451
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, vigilantism, secret movement, deadly, danger, one man army, vengeance, murder, bodyguard, government, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: one man army, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, track down, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, martial arts, brutality, violence, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 735
Cold Blooded (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A female police officer has to keep a prisoner from escaping a nearly abandoned hospital unit at the same time his violent partners come looking for him.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, chase, danger, reluctant partners, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, partners, isolation, hospital, woman in danger, nightshift ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: political conspiracy, false accusation, hitman, espionage, danger, intrigue, assassination, track down, law enforcement, frame up, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.7
 175
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, criminal heroes, gangsters, legends and myths, crimes, police detective, crime, gunfight, bandit, blood splatter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Bucks County Massacre (2010)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: On Saturday, May 17th, 2008, police responded to a residence in a remote area of Bucks County, Pennsylvania for the report of a missing person. Upon their arrival, a routine investigation was performed and it was determined that the situation did ...
Style: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: vampire, danger, crimes, in the woods, deadly, throat ripping, missing person, survival, manhunt, violence, murder, stoners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 355
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: serious, rough, bleak, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, city life, hostages, confined, chases and races, crime, crimes, kidnapping, getting home, adventure, criminal's revenge, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Covert Operation (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, danger, undercover, soldier, rivalry, crimes, rescue attempt, escapades, behind enemy lines, plan, military base, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 391
Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, aids, journalism, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, life is a bitch, gambling, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 303
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, law enforcement, danger, race against time, deadly, save the day, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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