Movies like Duress

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Duress (2009)
 5.6
 971
Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and plagued by his involvement in the city's recent murders. As Abner's new found protégé, Richard is forced to adopt the mind of his sociopathic mentor in order to protect the one he loves. Richard must decide if he's willing to kill in order to keep his daughter alive.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, father daughter relationship, widower, salvation, murder, deadly, disorder, unlikely criminals, child in peril, graphic violence, cop killer, protective male
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Duress

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, deadly, crime, psychopath and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Duress: The Contractor (2013), Good Day for It (2011), Beautiful & Twisted (2015), The Killing Game (2011), Killing Daddy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.8
 624
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, psychopath, obsession, crimes, danger, stalking, dishonesty, deadly, couples, crime, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Good Day for It (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, crimes, rivalry, reunion, vengeance, parents and children, forced into action, small town, homecoming, gang, save the day, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, danger, couples, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, deadly, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 958
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: family problems, psychopath, vengeance, mystery, crimes, homecoming, danger, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, crimes, confined, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, prison, manipulations, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 839
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, danger, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Fjällbacka Murders: In the Eye of the Beholder (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Erica's sister Anna is visiting at the same time as the TV program "Antiques cubed" is in town to record at the castle in Fjällbacka. When Anna runs into the TV host for the show, Claes Wager, sparks quickly evolve into a flirt ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, love affair, deadly, family relations, danger, couples, crime, love and romance, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 1K
The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, filmmaking, crimes, deadly, filmmaker, voyeurism, rape and murder, crime, media satire, breasts, abusive mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, love and romance, danger, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 408
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, manipulations, manipulation, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 818
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, psychopath, crimes, murder, danger, stalking, phone terror, sexual content, graphic violence, profanity, profiler
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 974
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, cannibalism, investigation, journalism, danger, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.6
 770
Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, crimes, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, small town, social relations, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 1.8
 415
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, based on true events
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, rivalry, deadly, mind game, curses spells and rituals, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, small town, murder, small town life, investigation, computers and web, crimes, deadly, teenager, violence, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 804
The Holding (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heart-pounding suspense thriller, set on an isolated farm in England's beautiful, rugged Peak District.
Style: serious, suspense, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: danger, farm, murder, haunted by the past, parents and children, psychopath, violence, life is a bitch, love and romance, confined, crimes, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 234
Marseille (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alex, the son of a gang boss from Marseilles, joins the French Foreign Legion to avoid a hit put out on him by the Corsican Mafia. Four years later, Alex deserts and returns to Marseilles to get back together with Katia, his former girlfriend. But ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, crimes, family relations, danger, parents and children, mafia, murder, lawyer, reprisal, father son relationship, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 2.0
 942
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, deadly, serial killer, crimes, manipulations, danger, manipulation, murder, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
 968
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, serial killer, deadly, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, danger, rescue, parents and children, wilderness, crimes, siblings relations, witnessing a crime, murder, prison, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, psychopath, isolation, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 1K
The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, couples, suburbs, deadly, parents and children, kidnapping, danger, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 1K
Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, danger, rivalry, couples, graphic violence, strong female presence, criminal heroes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.2
 840
Assassins Tale (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, destiny, betrayal, danger, murder, violence, low lives, lone wolves, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 532
Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, crimes, life is a bitch, psychopath, cafe, boy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: psychological, realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, journalism, murder, woman in danger, kidnapping, psychopath, danger, deadly, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Down and Dangerous (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventive and resourceful cocaine smuggler defends his trade against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman with a taste for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggler, rescue, alias, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, drugs, graphic violence, crime, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 663
Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, injustice, frame up, deadly, vigilantism, storage unit, investigation, death of father, danger, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 2K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, deadly, small town, investigation, hairdresser, barbershop, undercover, baseball bat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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