Movies like Escape: Human Cargo

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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: escape, jail, desert, court, arab, captive, american, passport, trial
Place: saudi arabia, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, escape, jail, revenge, danger, crimes and violence mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Escape: Human Cargo: The Chain (1996), Sweet Sugar (1972), The Dirt Gang (1972), Gale Force (2002), Black Water (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
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The Chain (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When unjustly imprisoned in a South American jail, a tough cop and a renegade arms dealer must set aside their differences to escape.
Plot: renegade, escape, arms dealer, jail, police officer
Place: south america
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95%
 5.2
 637
Sweet Sugar (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who performs cruel medical experiments on the people who work for him.
Plot: mad scientist, rape, escape, women in prison, human experiment, sadist, female nudity, voodoo, prison, dead woman, women's prison, suicide ...
Place: costa rica
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92%
 2.8
 359
The Dirt Gang (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A film crew shooting in the desert is terrorized by a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang (on dirt bikes, no less) who are after the women in the company.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, filmmaking, woman in danger, crimes, gang, rivalry, anti establishment, anti conformity, motorcycle gang, revenge, escape, sex ...
Time: 70s
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83%
 3.9
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Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, hurricane, escapades, survival, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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 8.5
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Black Water (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there.
Plot: prisoner, escape, jail, island, bomb, murder, imprisonment, prison, train, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: desert, revolutionary, arab, fugitives, state affairs, confined, daring rescue, military, rebellion, escapades, on the run, chase ...
Time: 60s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Enemies of the State (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Crime thriller inspired by the story of Jiri Kajinek, which is considered the first bounty hunter in the Czech Republic. Thanks to his escape from the prison fortress Mirov it became a legend and the most wanted man in Europe. Five weeks while ...
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: criminal, prison, jail, prison escape, lawyer, crime boss, jailed, escape, legal, law and order, prison life, prison fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.9
 551
Money Fight (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Johnny Sanchez has a troubled past which manifests in the dissonance between him and his family, particularly with his father and son. As Johnny gets released from prison, his father's garage is going to be shut down. The only way to save it is ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: heroes, martial artist, warden, convict, underground fighting, jail, fight, tournament, drugs, cage fighting, martial arts, mixed martial arts ...
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75%
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 5.5
 175
Brute Corps (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hippy couple travelling cross country run foul of a band of mercenaries.
Plot: mercenary, desert, marine, exploitation, female nudity, captive, hitchhiking, camping, murder, small town, hippie, judo ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 2.5
 455
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, save the day, isolation, soldier, basic training, confined, tough heroes, daring rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: cult, religion, fbi, law enforcement, leadership, confined, investigation, rebellion, farm, religions or cults, psychopath, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, battles, terrorism, soldier, one man army, terrorist, u.s. embassy, military life, officers and cadets, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
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Yateem (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: When Inspector Yadav (Kulbhushan Kharbanda) shoots down a criminal couple in the line of duty, his heart goes out to their orphaned baby son Krishna. He adopts the child, who grows up with Yadav's own daughter, Gauri (Farha). As they grow up, ...
Plot: promiscuous woman, police, death of father, baby, horse, revenge, marriage, accidental killing, sexy woman, young wife, escape, bandit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 45
Escape (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman ...
Plot: physical torture, politics, martial law, businessman, political repression, jail, torture, politician, historical event, prison, militarism, escape ...
Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.0
 154
Subterfuge (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scuba-diver turned beach-bum Jonathan Slade is forced back into his previous milieu - the world of international espionage - in order to retrieve Black Boxes from an American jetliner that crashed under mysterious circumstances into the Black Sea. ...
Plot: torture, muscleman, beefcake, jail, fistfight, shark, motorcycle, scuba diving, airplane, brother brother relationship, underwater fight, hand grenade ...
Place: black sea
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The Slams (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival prison factions surround a Los Angeles convict (Jim Brown) who has $1.5 million stashed on the outside.
Plot: jail, heist, prison, african american, prison escape, bandit, interracial relations, murder, drug dealing, theft, money, organized crime ...
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Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: True story about a rape victim who took a stand that rape is never the victim's fault and inspired many other victims who felt shame about what had happened to them to speak out.
Plot: rape victim, compassion, publicity, rape, courtroom, life, victim, control, confrontation, newspaper, reflection
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67%
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Fire! (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: jail, martial arts, murder, police captain, chinese, corruption, kung fu, kung fu master, bribe, asian, murder of father, insane ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
 348
Savage Sisters (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader they are working with double crosses them. A tough cop and her ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.3
 487
Vendetta (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: prison, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, women's prison, vengeance, prison gang, strong violent content, escape, injustice, gays and lesbians, investigation, gang ...
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The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
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64%
The Girls from Thunder Strip (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vicious gang of murderous bikers goes up against a trio of beautiful bootlegging sisters.
Style: psychotronic
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, surprise ending ...
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63%
Riding the Edge (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
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