Movies like Restraint

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Restraint (2008)
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Restraint (2008)
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, seduction, robbery, mansion, lie, champagne, hostage, shotgun, on the run, murder, psychopath, invasion, captive, abuse, sex, knife, drunk, hostages, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, mind game, survival, isolation, kidnapping, woman in danger ...
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 rough films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, deadly, confined, kidnapping and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Restraint: Blacktop (2000), The Keeper (2004), Show Me (2004), Hitch Hike (1977), Voice of a Murderer (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, bar, road trip, voyeur, kidnapping, missing person, car chase, hostages, mentally unstable, violence, serial killer, slasher ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 4.7
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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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, hostage, police station, stripper, deputy sheriff, crime, hostages, psychological thriller, violence, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, murder, danger, mentally unstable, friendship, workplace intrigue, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 398
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual relations, confined, crimes, danger, gays and lesbians, hostages, mind game, captivity, isolation, teenage life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Hitch Hike (1977)
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, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, rape, on the road, hitchhiker, hostage, violence, on the run, desert, kidnapping, chase, murder, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, southern california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, missing person, confined, crimes, chase, mind game, couple relations, chases and races, danger, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: dark humor, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, blackmail, adultery, love, yacht, crime gone awry, femme fatale, small town, crime, hostages, wife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 7K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, terrorist, kidnapping, terrorism, chess, hostages, race against time, airport, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, adventure, crimes, deadly, rescue, uninhibited rivalry, captivity, psychopath, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
 794
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, stuntman, criminal heroes, crime, gang, gangsters, witnessing a crime, chase, crime gone awry, drug dealing, on the run, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, miami, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, vengeance, confined, danger, family problems, newlyweds, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mind game, hostages, domestic disturbance, hostage, family in danger, racism, confined, crimes, danger, society, murderous pair, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, mentally unstable, collector, butterfly, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 998
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mansion, home invasion, sensuality, crimes, theft, crime gone awry, crime, family gatherings, heist, reunion, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, abuse, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Dangerous Summer (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Building is Howard's passion, and he is so absorbed in his plans to build an elaborate resort in the Blue Mountains of Australia that he ignores certain obvious signals that his business partner is not entirely on the up-and-up. After a brush ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, resort, mental illness, crime gone awry, crime, manipulations, police investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 538
Cactus (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, on the road, hostages, unlikely criminals, wilderness, nothing goes right, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, survival, destiny, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 445
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, psychopath, rave, crimes, danger, buddies, gang, chases and races, deadly, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.9
 33K
The Roommate (2011)
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, roommate, murder, medication, college life, danger, woman in danger, social relations, student life, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, crime gone awry, woman in danger, hitman, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Intensity (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley. A serial killer named Edgler Foreman Vess breaks into the house, killing ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, captivity, chase, gas station, farm, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: elevator, mansion, psychopath, prostitute, crime, murder, serial killer, prison, hostages, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, stalker, prostitute, drug dealing, bondage, s&m, femme fatale, manipulations, crime, on the run, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blood in the Streets (1973)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, blackmail, chase, kidnapping, murder, danger, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, male friendship, assassination, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, airport, chase, cafe, crime gone awry, murder, crime, criminal heroes, hostages, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 15K
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally unstable, pistol, hostage, photograph, siblings relations, domestic disturbance, mind game, violence spree, psychopath, parents and children, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.3
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, mind game, rivalry, prodigy, stalking, family in crisis, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, undercover, poison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 2K
Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, rape, slasher, psycho killer, robbery, serial rapist, serial killer, sex, violence, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, fugitives, on the road, hostages, crime, serial killer, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, kidnapping, sexual perversion, hostages, rape, crimes, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, child abuse, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%