Movies like Restraint

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Restraint
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fugitives, hostages, mentally unstable, on the run, crime gone awry, mansion, shotgun, hostage, robbery, champagne, seduction, lie, mind game, murder, survival, isolation, kidnapping, drunk, captive, abuse, knife, invasion, sex, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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The Silent Partner
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Canada
106 min.
 7.5
A History of Violence
Drama, Thriller
USA, Germany, Canada
96 min.
 7.5
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Most similar movies to Restraint

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, murder, rivalry, confined and kidnapping mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Restraint: Blacktop (2000), The Keeper (2004), Five Fingers (2006), Show Me (2004), Three Way (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Blacktop
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a fight with her boyfriend (Lochlyn Munro), a woman (Kristin Davis) unknowingly accepts a ride from a psychopath (Meat Loaf Aday).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, bar, hostages, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, mind game, kidnapping, on the run, missing person, road trip, voyeur ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
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 4.7
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The Keeper
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, hostages, crime, small town, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, mind game, deputy sheriff, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   81%
 
 6.4
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Five Fingers
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, kidnapping, race against time, airport, terrorism, missing person, chases and races, torture, terrorist, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
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System:   66%
    User:   71%
 
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Show Me
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual relations, confined, crimes, danger, gays and lesbians, hostages, mind game, captivity, isolation, teenage life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
 4.8
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Three Way
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, femme fatale, small town, hostages, mysterious character, crime gone awry, betrayal, manipulations, yacht, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
 7.0
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Hitch Hike
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A bickering couple driving cross-country pick up a murderous hitchhiker whom threatens to kill them unless they take him to a santuary, and in return agrees to split some bank loot he has on him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, chase, on the run, desert, kidnapping, hitchhiker, rape, hostage, violence, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, southern california
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System:   54%
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The Silent Partner
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, santa claus, bank teller, master criminal, crime gone awry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, danger, mentally unstable, friendship, woman in danger, roommate, workplace intrigue, deadly, rivalry, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
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The Roommate
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, college, murder, fashion, revenge, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, psychology, college life, mentally unstable, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
A History of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, violence, crime, mafia, vigilantism, gangster, redemption, organized crime, revenge, robbery, storytelling, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
Blood in the Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, criminal's revenge, fugitives, hostages, chase, tough law enforcer, blackmail, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   40%
 
 6.3
 782
Dead Silence
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, hostages, bus, crime, murderous pair, school, one man army, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Two-Minute Warning
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stadium, police investigation, hostages, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, chase, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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Scenes of the Crime
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gang, gangsters, betrayal, hostages, kidnapping, murder, crime gone awry, woman in danger, hitman, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
Tracks of a Killer
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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, crimes, adventure, deadly, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, psychopath, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 6.0
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Supremacy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: hostages, domestic disturbance, family in danger, racism, confined, crimes, danger, society, murderous pair, mind game, parents and children, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 5.5
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Ambulance
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: "The Ambulance" is a psychological thriller based on three rules: 1. The entire film must take place in only one location; an ambulance. 2. The story must be in real time; an 80 minute ride. 3. There must be only four characters on the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, hospital, siblings relations, crimes, crime, hostages, crime gone awry, race against time, doctors and patients, heist, murder, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
Albino Alligator
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three petty thieves who the police believe to be major criminals are chased into a basement bar where they take five hostages including all the bar employees. The rest of the movie deals with the cops lurking outside the bar while the trio try to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, hostage, heist, police investigation, chase, hostages, neo noir, twists & turns, on the run, kidnapping, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Lady in a Cage
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: crime, murder, elevator, serial killer, isolation, kidnapping, violence, brutality, violent, prison, hostages, pornography ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 3.9
 833
Betrayal
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, on the road, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, assassination attempt, on the run, chase, crime gone awry, track down, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime gone awry, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, false accusation, frame up, heist, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
 5.6
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Roman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: mars, ghost, factory, mentally unstable, serial killer, mind game, stalking, obsession, isolation, murder, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 6.3
 285
Cold Comfort
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Dolores has everthing she wants for her birthday: a party, 18 glowing candles, and Stephen, the handsome stranger who's more than a guest. He's a prisoner. COLD COMFORT bristles with the suspense, passion and danger of three people caught ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, confined, crimes, fugitives, hostages, split personality, parents and children, isolation, psychopath, blizzard, chess ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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The Scare Hole
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mummy, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, cafe, isolation, mystery, woman in danger, torture, danger, domestic disturbance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
To Serve and Protect
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, hostages, serial killer, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 4.3
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Angel of Death
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, serial killer, slasher, mystery, small town, investigation, mind game, murder, fascism, small town life, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
The Collector
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, murder, loneliness, mentally unstable, serial killer, psychology, blood, mental illness, brutality, violent, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
The Road Killers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, on the road, hostages, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game, kidnapping, on the run, rescue, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 

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 6.3
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Mother's Day
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally unstable, domestic disturbance, mind game, violence spree, parents and children, psychopath, siblings relations, pistol, photograph, hostage, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 5.3
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Summer Scars
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A group of teens are faced with a life-changing experience when they meet a deranged drifter
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hostages, school, coming of age, in the woods, family in danger, kidnapping, teenage life, kids in trouble, confined, youth, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
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