Movies like Dead Calm

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Dead Calm (1989)
 6.8
 36K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic, rough, serious, suspense, psychological thriller, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: isolation, woman in danger, yacht, married couple, ship, psychopath, mysterious character, crimes, danger, deadly, manic, sinking boat, serial killer, shipwreck, obsession, drowning, sailing, psychological torture, australian, car accident, kidnapping, ocean, mystery, violent, manipulation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california

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Most similar movies to Dead Calm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about psychopath, deadly, danger, serial killer, crimes, slasher and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead Calm: Wolf Creek (2005), The Loved Ones (2009), No One Lives (2012), ATM (2012), The Last House on the Left (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 67K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Plot: sadistic horror, slasher, outback, psychopath, on the road, massacre, tourist, torture, sex maniac, friendship, serial killer, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
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100%
 6.6
 37K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female psychopath, femme fatale, prom, kidnapping, obsessive love, obsession, psychopath, teenager, captivity, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
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100%
 6.0
 18K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, deadly, crimes, hunt down, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 23K
ATM (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
Style: scary, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, confinement indoors, isolation, stalking, escape attempt, psychopath, survival, captivity, confined, mysterious character, danger, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, violence, sexualized violence, slasher, woman in danger, torture, sadism, violence against women, danger, murder, gory, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Storm Warning (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A yuppie couple lost in a swamp seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: castration, psychopath, couples, survival, island, torture, danger, forces of nature, brutality, violence, killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 4K
Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly ...
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, deadly, dishonesty, mysterious character, couples, wilderness, missing person, couple relations, road trip, woman in danger, american abroad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 116K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, hostage, survival, serial killer, murder, hostages, confined, mysterious character, violence, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.4
 812
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: danger, violence, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.3
 2K
Rogue River (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a young woman takes a trip down Rogue River, her car mysteriously disappears. Lost without transport or communication, she accepts the hospitality of a stranger who offers her shelter for the night at his cabin. With no other options available, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister incest, survival, danger, confined, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping, police officer killed, strong violent content, profanity, sexual content, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, hostages, danger, espionage, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostage, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.1
 1K
Escapee (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While on a class observation trip at a local mental hospital, young psychology major, Abby Jones has a chilling encounter with high-risk patient, Harmon. She returns home for an evening of normal study with her two roommates unaware of the darkness ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychopath, convict, woman in danger, obsession, isolation, track down, deadly, violence spree, murder, serial killer, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, mind game, woman in danger, vengeance, deadly, split personality, investigation, slasher, film within a film ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, deadly, crimes, psychopath, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, slasher, serial killer, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, dishonesty, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, slasher ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 213K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: violence, held captive, thief, break in, home invasion, heist gone wrong, murder, robbery gone awry, cat and mouse, surveillance, isolation, trapped ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, woman in danger, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, isolation, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 5.3
 6K
Dying Breed (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the depths of the Tasmanian wilderness a group of hikers looking for a Tasmanian Tiger. They encounter a group of cannibals descended from Alexander Pearce, who was hung for cannibalism in 1824, out to find fresh breeding stock.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wilderness, survival, cannibalism, danger, rescue, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, isolation, forest, amputation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 114K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, ghost town, woman in danger, traffic jam, torture, violence, deadly, group of friends, small town ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 15K
Nightwatch (1994)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, macabre, ironic, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, night watchman, bet, crimes, danger, perversion, murder, student, slasher, false accusation, morgue, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, murder, danger, patient, isolation, obsession, doctors and patients, mystery, mind game, losing-it hero, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.2
 1K
Scrapbook (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman named Clara is captured by a serial killer named Leonard who records his “life story” by keeping a scrapbook of his many victims. In addition to adhering Polaroids, scraps of clothing, and other small trophies to the pages, Leonard ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, sexual abuse, woman in danger, psychopath, mind game, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, captivity, sadism, humiliation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 5.2
 6K
Strangeland (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, mental institution, vengeance, crimes, computers and web, woman in danger, kidnapping, maniac, heavy metal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Horror Vault Vol.1 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Nine short tales of horror filmed by various directors are presented together in one chilling volume, featuring enough killers, psychopaths and supernatural demons to satisfy the most demanding fans of human perversity and madness. Featured titles ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), fear, dungeon, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, stalker, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, slasher, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 2.7
 301
Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, violence, captivity, gory, deadly, crimes, strong violent content, woman in danger, survival, small town, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 1.9
 536
The Life Zone (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kidnapped by a mysterious figure, three women find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital. Held against their will for months, the prisoners are faced with life-transforming decisions and must struggle for their lives.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, pregnancy, hospital, kidnapping, woman in danger, mysterious character, confined, psychopath, isolation, danger, abortion clinic, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, woman in danger, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 12K
Anatomy (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Medical student Paula Henning wins a place at an exclusive Heidelberg medical school. When the body of a young man she met on the train turns up on her dissection table, she begins to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical school, university, dissection, amateur detective, slasher, gory, woman in danger, serial killer, deadly, crimes, teenage life, professor ...
Time: 90s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%