Movies like Open Water

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Open Water (2003)
 5.7
 51K
Open Water (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Two divers are left out at sea without a boat. There’s nothing but water for miles, unless they look at what’s underneath them...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense, psychological, stylized, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: shark, survival, stranded, isolation, panic, ocean, shark attack, scuba diving, ocean or sea, danger, fear, abandonment, husband wife relationship, loneliness, search, death of husband, boat, diving, missing person, nudity (full frontal - brief), confined, dangerous animal, escapades, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Open Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, death, blood, catastrophe and isolation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Open Water: The Reef (2010), Frozen (2010), The Canyon (2009), Jaws (1975), Backcountry (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 18K
The Reef (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, scary
Plot: shark, survival, ocean or sea, boat accident, animal horror, underwater, ocean, shark attack, dangerous animal, tourist, great white shark, underwater scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 68K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, ski resort, sole survivor, isolation, danger, mountain, youth, skiing, friends, frostbite, death, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: survival, danger, social relations, couple relations, family in danger, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, contests and competitions, family relations, drowning, ocean ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, tense, scary, 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 ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 545K
Jaws (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, dangerous animal, fear, monster, animal horror, shark attack, animal attack, ocean, survival, police chief, chief of police, underwater ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, long island, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 19K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, bear attack, danger, bear, nature, camping, lost, couple relations, wilderness, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 150K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, one man show ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, buried alive, isolation, danger, desperation, race against time, trapped, fear, terrorism, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 349K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, inspirational, uplifting, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, trapped, isolation, human spirit, courage, desert, loneliness, adventure, desperation, cave, extreme sport, climbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 14K
Black Water (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious ...
Plot: crocodile, animal horror, tourist, river, swamp, survival, rescue, danger, couples, tour guide, animal attack, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 808
Detour (2013)
Genre: Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Trapped inside his car by a mudslide, smooth talking Jackson Alder suddenly finds himself in a situation he can't talk his way out of. With no hope of rescue, he must defy the odds; battling Mother Nature for his survival.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, trapped, race against time, against the odds, confined, danger, running out of air, isolation, fear, confusion, mortality, buried alive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 9K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, manhunt, survival, confined, friends, self defense, chase, island, communication problem, danger, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 51K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, stranded, cannibalism, danger, catastrophe, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uruguay, andes mountains, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 28K
Rogue (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the director of Wolf Creek comes this terrifying look at nature's perfect killing machine. When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crocodile, monster, dangerous animal, animal attack, animal horror, gory, danger, river, survival, isolation, island, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 49K
In the Deep (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two sisters on Mexican vacation are trapped in a shark observation cage at the bottom of the ocean, with oxygen running low and great whites circling nearby, they have less than an hour of air left to figure out how to get to the surface.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: shark, shark attack, ocean, diving, survival horror, underwater, sibling relationship, rescue, sister, sole survivor, sister sister relationship, vacation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, bloody, psychotronic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, shark attack, diving, ruins, underwater, cave, great white shark, animal attack, research, underwater scene, secret place, fear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 241K
The Grey (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An oil drilling team struggles to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wilds of Alaska. Hunting them is a pack of wolves that sees them as intruders.
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, wolf, dangerous animal, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, air disaster, snow, male camaraderie, struggle for survival, wolf pack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 4K
Cage Dive (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three friends from California are filming an audition tape for an extreme reality game show. They document their journey to Australia where they will be doing their most dangerous activity.... Shark Cage Diving. A catastrophic turn of events leaves ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, bloody, intense
Plot: ocean, shark, shark attack, animal attack, danger, found footage, underwater, friends, diving, fish, underwater scene, extreme sport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 76K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: harsh, touching, suspenseful, rough, captivating ...
Plot: survival, storm, forces of nature, boat, isolation, desperation, adventure, ocean or sea, human spirit, overcoming, hopes, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 11K
Donkey Punch (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hot girls, four guys, and one mega-swanky yacht collide for a serious night of drugs and sexual deviancy. One debaucherous act goes too far though, turning this teen joy ride into a weekend of bloody bedlam.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, isolation, survival, ship, confined, danger, crime gone awry, manipulations, manipulation, ocean, dangerous attraction, ocean or sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Burning Bright (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her lousy stepfather steals her savings to buy a vicious tiger, Kelly loses all hope of going to college. But Kelly's situation worsens when a hurricane leaves her and her autistic brother boarded up in their house with the man-eating ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: autism, tiger, wild animal, dangerous animal, danger, animal attack, trapped, woman in danger, survival, deadly, crimes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, sole survivor, supernatural, deadly creature, survival, expedition, rescue, claustrophobia, monster, missing person, gory, rescue team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 6K
Long Weekend (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mother Nature gets revenge on some careless campers in this remastered version of the Australian horror classic.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: forces of nature, dangerous animal, survival, danger, couples, confined, wilderness, crumbling marriage, family problems, isolation, nature, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 9K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: group of strangers, survival, captivity, isolation, mind game, rivalry, sole survivor, contests and competitions, danger, deathtrap, murder, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 54K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, deathtrap, adventure, underground, panic, struggle for survival, death, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 71K
Jaws 2 (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shark, rescue, boat accident, great white shark, mayor, panic, survival, ocean, island, teenager, death, swimming ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, hunting, cave, animal horror, animal attack, crocodile, beast, dangerous animal, stranded, adventurer, forces of nature, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 121K
The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An injured surfer stranded on a buoy needs to get back to shore, but the great white shark stalking her might have other ideas.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, tense, exciting, absurd ...
Plot: shark, survival, trapped, strong female character, animal horror, ocean, animal attack, surfing, island, fear, killer shark, swimming ...
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young teenager travels to Florida, unknowing that a group of dangerous tiger sharks are ravaging the beach.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spring break, shark, survival, teenage life, youth, danger, race against time, dangerous animal, animal attack, shark attack, heroes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shark, underwater, underwater scene, rescue, great white shark, caribbean sea, shark attack, vengeance, revenge, survival, death, ocean or sea ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 8K
Dark Tide (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A traumatized shark expert (Halle Berry) must battle her own fears to lead a thrill-seeking businessman on a dive into a dangerous section of water known as "Shark Alley."
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: shark, survival, shark attack, diver, ocean or sea, underwater scene, dangerous animal, scuba diving, underwater, escapades, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%