Movies like Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann

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Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
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Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of a young woman's abduction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania.
Plot: missing child, manhunt, loneliness, police, hostage, abduction, kidnapping, loner, teenage girl, held captive, kidnapped child, mountain man, hound dog, revolver, police investigation, wilderness, school bus, kidnapped girl, missing daughter, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, kidnapped daughter, held at gunpoint, pump action shotgun
Place: pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about police, kidnapping, crimes, murder, police investigation, crime and chase mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann: Adam (1983), The Sugarland Express (1974), Adam: His Song Continues (1986), The Chase (1991), Ring of Fire (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Adam (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.
Plot: missing child, child abduction, pedophile, law enforcement, abduction, u.s. senator, suburbs, injury, sexual predator, marriage, sadist, child murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, sniper, gas station, on the road, convicted felon, texas ranger, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three young men decide to make easy money by mass kidnapping. After careful preparations, they hijack the school bus and take 26 children and the driver as hostages. However, the bravery and the wit of the old driver could spoil their plan for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, bus, hostages, confined, rivalry, rescue, small town, small town life, captivity, school, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Adam: His Song Continues (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Follows the true story of John and Reve Walsh who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: missing child, missing person, kidnapping, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, child in peril, crimes, obsessive quest, dealing with death, crime, society
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 5.2
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The Chase (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Denver, a fleeing bank robber kills a cop and kidnaps an old man to hold as a hostage. He is chased by the police and a news helicopter, which films the entire incident. Based on a true story.
Plot: murder, helicopter, bank robbery, suv, drug addict, pistol, carjacking, on the run, pregnant woman, revolver, police officer killed, police chase ...
Place: denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.2
 492
Ring of Fire (1961)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Frank Gorshin and his girlfriend, Joyce Taylor, are on the run from the law when apprehended and arrested by the Sherriff..
Plot: kidnapping, escape, manhunt, hostage situation, forest fire, small town, catastrophe, forest, train crash, police, hostage, train explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.5
 11K
3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, rape, missing child, life is a bitch, child abuse, confinement indoors, captivity, psychological torture, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.2
 284
Witch Hunt (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Victoria, Australia, the made-for-TV Witch Hunt concerns an infant girl named Hannah, who is abducted by her grandmother Barbara Thomas (Jacqueline Bisset). Hannah's father David Overton (Cameron Daddo), convinced that Barbara is the ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, occult, father, kidnapping, divorce, police, grandparent, australian, suicide attempt, witchcraft
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Held for Ransom (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give.
Style: christian film
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapper, christian, held captive, criminal, kidnapped woman, blindfold, banker, prayer, ransom demand, radio, kidnapper kidnapped relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped girl, crimes, missing child, investigation, police investigation, police officer, teenage girl, disturbed individual, danger, anguish, bespectacled male ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Sunchaser (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young half-Navajo convict (Jon Seda) dying of cancer forces a yuppie (Woody Harrelson) doctor to drive him to a magic healing lake.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: terminal illness, kidnapping, healing power, on the road, hostage, juvenile delinquent, friendship, self discovery, doctors and patients, crime, hostages, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.9
 171
Running Hot (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A teen convicted of murdering his father escapes from authorities and heads for Arizona with a prostitute.
Plot: escape, teenager, police, prostitute, prostitution, dead boy, skinny dipping, love, masturbation, female masturbation, manhunt, sleazy ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Grissom Gang (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Grissom Gang is a remake of the notorious 1949 British melodrama No Orchids For Miss Blandish. Kim Darby plays a 1920s-era debutante who is kidnapped and held for ransom. Her captors are the Grissoms, a family comprised of sadists and morons, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, cynical, dark humor, tense ...
Plot: hostage, survival, kidnapping, gangsters, gang, family relations, nightclub singer, criminal gang, fugitives, crime gone awry, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Plot: murder, teenager, serial killer, teenage girl, splatter, true crime, homosexual, drugs, sex, small town, police, repressed homosexual ...
Place: california, arizona, tucson arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 471
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, family relations, family problems, obsession, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, society, crimes, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 2002, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Every Secret Thing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: missing child, teenage girl, police detective, manipulation, suspect, child murder, interrogation, kidnapping, police investigation, murder mystery, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 83
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crime, police corruption, police station, heist, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, legal, deadly, confined, law enforcement, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, psychopath, winter, pimp, crimes, escape, kidnapping, manhunt, hunting, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 8K
Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, slavery, sex trafficking, teenage life, life is a bitch, escape attempt, captivity, youth, crimes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, disturbing, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 185
Easy Prey (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a serial killer abducts his latest victim from a mall and assaults her. Confused by her atypical reaction, he doesn't kill her, but instead takes her along as he continues on his killing spree. Meanwhile, the authorities ...
Style: factual
Plot: killer, captive, manhunt, police investigation, tampon, shot in the chest, police, airport, serial killer, gas station, rapist, held at gunpoint ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.1
 597K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, neo noir, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.3
 130K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, swat, negotiation, crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Awakening of Candra (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true-life story of teenage bride Candra Torres who was abducted in 1975 while on a honeymoon camping trip in the High Sierras.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: woman in danger, wilderness, fisherman, vacation, exploitation, police officer, fiancee, police, psycho terror, amnesia, fishing, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 31K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 2K
Normal Life (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chris Anderson and his wife Pam live a fairly normal life until Chris loses his job on the police force and secretly turns to robbing banks to make his wife's dreams come true. Upon discovering his secret, she joins his deadly crime wave and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: bar, love, destructive relationship, crime, crimes, heist, suburban life, suburbs, alcohol abuse, addiction, fall in love, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, birmingham alabama, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.4
 25
One Away (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two brothers plot to get their third brother out of jail.
Plot: escape, manhunt, prison, on the run, wilderness, forest, convict, police, gypsy
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 129
Untouched (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Untouched is the story of a reluctant attorney's struggle with inner demons while defending a teenage girl accused of murdering her newborn. When the "Hostess City of the South" is rocked by the horrific crime, Mitchell Thomas III ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted by the past, courtroom drama, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, courtroom, secret, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%