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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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, mansion, shotgun, hostage, robbery, champagne, seduction, lie, on the run, murder, fugitives, drunk, captive, abuse, knife, invasion, sex, hostages, mentally unstable, crime gone awry, mind game, survival, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, danger, murder, rivalry, confined and psychopath mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Restraint: Blacktop (2000), Hitch Hike (1977), The Keeper (2004), The Collector (1965), Show Me (2004). 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, 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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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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, rape, hostage, hitchhiker, violence, on the run, kidnapping, chase, desert, murder, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, southern california
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75%
 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, deputy sheriff, stripper, police station, hostage, hostages, crime, violence, psychological thriller, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, mentally unstable, obsession, collector, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, butterfly, loneliness, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, obsession, psychopath, roommate, murder, danger, mentally unstable, friendship, workplace intrigue, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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60%
 5.9
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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, serious, suspenseful, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Heaven's Burning (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In Sydney, the newly married Midori is honeymooning with her husband, Yukio. She does not love him and fakes her own kidnapping to escape the marriage. Her lover is supposed to meet her, but fails to appear. She goes to a bank to get some cash, only ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, on the run, chase, vengeance, love, hostage, kidnapping, gangsters, criminal heroes, fugitives, crime, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, sexual, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, s&m, stalker, murder, prostitute, drug dealing, bondage, femme fatale, crime, manipulations, on the run, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, europe, london ...
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47%
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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, realistic, rough, 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 ⇓
46%
 5.0
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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: serious, rough, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mansion, home invasion, sensuality, crimes, theft, crime gone awry, family gatherings, crime, heist, reunion, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 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: serious, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
45%
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, criminal heroes, crime, hostages, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
43%
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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, realistic, tense
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 ⇓
43%
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, hostages, prison, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
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, murder, psychopath, swat, police investigation, hostages, assassination, assassin, firearm, usa president, sport, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, blackmail, love, adultery, yacht, crime gone awry, crime, small town, femme fatale, hostages, jewelry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: island, vengeance, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, mind game, couple relations, rescue, woman in danger, lake or river, stalking, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, crime, criminal heroes, police investigation, friendship, male friendship, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
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41%
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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: serious, disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally unstable, siblings relations, pistol, photograph, hostage, psychopath, confined, domestic disturbance, mind game, violence spree, parents and children, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, hidden identity, gory, crumbling marriage, mind game, stalking, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: terrorism, torture, terrorist, kidnapping, chess, hostages, race against time, airport, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
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38%
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Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: stalking, small town, obsession, danger, couple relations, infidelity, pregnancy, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, couples, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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37%
 5.4
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Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly ...
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: australian, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, wilderness, couple relations, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, infidelity, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 102
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, confined, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, vengeance, drunk driving, family tragedy, haunted by the past, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 15K
The Juror (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, trial, obsession, danger, single parent, on the run, hitman, courtroom drama, witnessing a crime, legal action, blackmail, son ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 438
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, realistic, rough, 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 ⇓
34%
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