Movies like Held for Ransom

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Held for Ransom (2000)
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Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, teenage life, survival, crimes, psychopath, confined, danger, deadly, rivalry, ransom, wilderness, one man army, school, hostages, hostage, hijacking, crime, graphic violence, bus, high school life, family in danger, chases and races, high school, murderous pair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida

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Most similar movies to Held for Ransom

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, crimes, confined, deadly, kidnapping, chases and races and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like Held for Ransom: Tripfall (2000), Blind Heat (2001), For Elise (2012), The Employer (2013), From the Inside (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, race against time, psychopath, parents and children, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, daring rescue, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
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95%
 4.3
 128
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, missing person, daring rescue, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.2
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For Elise (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, survival, kidnapping, race against time, isolation, crimes, deadly, danger, track down, indoor, graphic violence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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66%
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The Employer (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, danger, deadly, crimes, cons and scams, kidnapping, crime gone awry, rivalry, murderous pair, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
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Endure (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, woman in danger, police investigation, partners, race against time, law enforcement, confined, danger, crimes, reluctant partners, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.6
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Poker Run (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robert (Bertie Higgins) and Allan (J.D. Rudometkin) decide to add some excitement to their lives by taking up Harley riding. But things go south when two psychopathic bikers (Robert Thorne and Jay Wisell) kidnap their wives (Debra Hopkins and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, desert, gang, couple relations, buddies, deadly, danger, confined, mind game, crimes, motorcycle chase, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.6
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Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when three armed robbers invade her home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family in danger, hostage, hostages, criminal's revenge, kidnapping, isolation, crimes, crime gone awry, confined, home invasion, teenage girl, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.0
 82
The Cursed (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman desperate to save her injured husband is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, escaped mental patient, unlikely criminals, confined, crimes, escapades, deadly, daring rescue, danger, chases and races, forces of nature, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, escapades, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, confined, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, police officer killed, kidnapping, strong violent content, profanity, sexual content, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Not Safe for Work (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: An office worker is trapped inside the building where a killer is on the loose.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: office, deadly, captivity, psychopath, danger, workplace, confined, corporate crimes, workplace situations, conspiracy, isolation, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 697
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, slasher, captivity, danger, law enforcement, deadly, confined, crimes, graphic violence, cannibalism, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, honeymoon, deadly, dangerous animal, desert, danger, tour guide, grand canyon, isolation, newlyweds, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, rivalry, crimes, slasher, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, slasher, deadly, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.9
 523
Deviation (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Told over one horrifying night, Deviation will take you on a white-knuckle journey into the mind of Frank Norton, a dangerous schizophrenic murderer as he escapes from Broadmoor Hospital and embarks on a murderous rampage across London. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, crimes, kidnapping, deadly, confined, split personality, killing spree, danger, violence spree, hostages, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.6
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Terror Trap (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Driving to a weekend getaway, a car breakdown strands young couple Don and Nancy (David James Elliot and Heather Marsden) while passing through a small, rural Louisiana town. Finding the couple on the roadside, the towns inhospitable Sheriff Taylor ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: danger, crimes, survival, strong violent content, masked killer, confined, deadly, gang, gory, slasher, car accident, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
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Avalanche (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Duncan (Hasselhoff) is a murderous thief. When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche. A quiet family trapped inside their house will rescue him. They will have to survive the disaster and the madman.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, rescue, adventure, confined, rivalry, escapades, chases and races, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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41%
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The Maddening (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, on the road, hostage, torture, lesbian sex, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, rivalry, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.8
 316
Interstate (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Montreal DJ, following his girlfriend to Los Angeles, falls into a deadly relationship with a couple of female hitch-hikers.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, captivity, crimes, confined, danger, deadly, couples, car chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder, neo noir, hitchhiking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, psychopath, woman in danger, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, kidnapping, adventure, confined, rescue, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 1.9
 544
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, pregnancy, kidnapping, hospital, isolation, danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, confined, psychopath, abortion clinic, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.9
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Target (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: U.S. Army sniper Charlie Snow finds himself at the other end of the crosshairs when the brother of an Eastern European arms dealer whom he killed decides to take vengeance on Charlie and his family in L.A.
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, crimes, soldier, chases and races, law enforcement, state affairs, danger, terrorism, vengeance, kidnapping, criminal's revenge, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
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Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, youth, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, couples, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Into the Labyrinth (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The anomalous heat wave overwhelms everything, forcing everyone to reverse the pace of life: only during the hours of darkness it is possible to work, move, survive. And it is precisely in the middle of the night that Samantha emerges from the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, scary
Plot: kidnapping, danger, private detective, investigation, survival, psychopath, amnesia, masked man, crimes, female protagonist, teenage life, captivity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, rescue, race against time, head of state, danger, crimes, law enforcement, secret agents, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 532
Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, danger, journalism, rivalry, confined, stalking, deadly, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, haunted by the past, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%