Movies like Restraint

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Restraint (2008)
 6.1
 6K
Restraint (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, psychopath, on the run, murder, seduction, lie, mansion, survival, mind game, mentally unstable, danger, isolation, deadly, crime gone awry, invasion, held captive, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, champagne, shotgun, perversion, crimes, hostages, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia

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Most similar movies to Restraint

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, danger, deadly, murder, rivalry, mind game and psychopath mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Restraint: Blacktop (2000), Criminal Lovers (1999), The Keeper (2004), Show Me (2004), Supremacy (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 547
Blacktop (2000)
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, missing person, road trip, truck driver, woman in danger, serial killer, mind game, deadly, mentally unstable, on the run, slasher, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Criminal Lovers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, couples, youth, confined, hostages, mind game, hostage, psychopath, teenage life, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 2K
The Keeper (2004)
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: psychological thriller, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, missing person, kidnapping, woman in danger, stripper, deputy sheriff, riddles and clues, mind game, isolation, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 408
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, danger, deadly, youth, confined, rivalry, couples, captivity, woman in danger, isolation, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, crimes, danger, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 1K
Roman (2006)
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, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, factory, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsession, destructive relationship, deadly, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 1K
Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, confined, reunion, heist, family gatherings, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
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: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, psychopath, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Collector (1965)
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, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, missing person, isolation, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 16K
Mother's Day (2010)
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, psychopath, siblings relations, violence spree, mentally unstable, danger, crimes, deadly, confined, sadistic horror, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, vengeance, lake or river ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 829
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, introspection, dishonesty, working undercover, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, deadly, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, prostitute, psychopath, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 2K
Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, espionage, rivalry, danger, stalking, prodigy, psychopath, crimes, deadly, false identity, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, mind game, chase, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, anchor, missing person, rivalry, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 562
Summer Scars (2007)
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: survival, youth, psychopath, kids in trouble, kidnapping, teenage life, mind game, danger, in the woods, crimes, schizophrenic, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 1K
Three Way (2004)
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adultery, kidnapping, crime gone awry, blackmail, betrayal, who done it, love, nude girl, manipulation, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, danger, deadly, gang, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Road Killers (1994)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.7
 355
The Scare Hole (2004)
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: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, crimes, mystery, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, family problems, mysterious character, family relations, woman in danger, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 473
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, danger, crimes, escapades, buddies, gang, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, murder, rave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 708
Angel of Death (2002)
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: disturbing, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, mind game, investigation, danger, woman in danger, who done it, serial killer, slasher, clergy, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Town Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, mind game, survival, rich and poor, danger, life turned upside down, deadly, on the run, betrayal, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 1K
Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: gang, mind game, vengeance, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, manipulation, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Boarding Gate (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Luxembourg
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute becomes involved with a couple in Hong Kong.
Style: realistic, tense, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, drug dealing, murder, manipulation, femme fatale, hitman, love affair, on the run, crimes, infidelity, bondage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hong kong, china, london, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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