Movies like The River Wild

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The River Wild (1994)
 6.4
 46K
The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, intense, serious, realistic, sexy, scenic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: river, hostage, criminal, wilderness, family in danger, rafting, bank robber, survival, adventure, rescue, forces of nature, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, money, marriage crisis, gang, burglar, crimes, graphic violence, workaholic, escapades, confined, child in peril, hostage situation, adventurer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa, idaho

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Most similar movies to The River Wild

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about danger, murder, crimes, chase, runaway, hostage and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The River Wild: Survival Quest (1988), Shoot to Kill (1988), Surviving the Game (1994), Cliffhanger (1993), Sanctum (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, hostage, treasure hunt, escapades, crimes, heroes, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 13K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, mountain, adventure, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human prey, homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, manhunt, mountain, hunting, escapades, rivalry, isolation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 128K
Cliffhanger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, France, Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A year after losing his friend in a tragic 4,000-foot fall, former ranger Gabe Walker and his partner, Hal, are called to return to the same peak to rescue a group of stranded climbers, only to learn the climbers are actually thieving hijackers who ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: climbing, mountain, heist, rocky mountains, rescue, air disaster, mountain climbing, one man army, heroes, save the day, crime gone awry, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 55K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, forces of nature, underground, disaster, deathtrap, struggle for survival, adventure, death, panic, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dangerous Waters (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A river expert (Connie Selleca), her boy friend (Matt McCoy), and her children go on a river rafting trip. But things go awry when they are taken captive by escaped convicts searching for stolen money.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: river, rafting, heist, smuggling, guide, camping, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, held captive, hostage, father figure, death by drowning, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 76K
Into the Blue (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, island, treasure, adventure, shipwreck, diving, gold, ocean, shark, escapades, dangerous attraction, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, hiking, mountaineer, kidnapping, wilderness, child in peril, hunt down, extreme sport, rescue, ransom, group of criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 622
Avalanche (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Duncan (Hasselhoff) is a murderous thief. When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche. A quiet family trapped inside their house will rescue him. They will have to survive the disaster and the madman.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, rescue, adventure, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, heroes, crime gone awry, escapades, confined, survival, mountain ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 126K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 61K
Vertical Limit (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: survival, mountaineer, adventurer, mountain climbing, expedition, adventure, daring rescue, forces of nature, race against time, heroic mission, wilderness, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Down and Dangerous (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventive and resourceful cocaine smuggler defends his trade against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman with a taste for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, crimes, woman in danger, rivalry, smuggler, chase, drugs, smuggling, graphic violence, hotel, train, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 43K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, dishonesty, parents and children, infidelity, masked man, husband wife relationship, hostage, estate, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 119K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, kidnapping, psychology, villain, crimes, hitman, stewardess, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, dallas texas, texas, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 33K
Cop Car (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two kids find themselves in the centre of a deadly game of cat and mouse after taking a sheriff's cruiser for a joy ride.
Style: suspense, road movie, intense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, child, car chase, stealing a car, crimes, adventure, crime gone awry, sheriff, gunfight, brutality, car, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Sandra Bullock and Jason Patric star as a young couple whose dream cruise turns to terror when a lunatic computer genius (Willem Dafoe) sets a new course for destruction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cruise, one man army, heroes, race against time, spouse in danger, disaster, boat, ship, heist, master criminal, ocean liner, passenger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 85K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, family, race against time, revolution, wrong place wrong time, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, coup d'etat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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 6.3
 42K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 62K
Point Break (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sport, Thriller
Country: China, Germany, USA, Austria, Italy, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young undercover FBI agent infiltrates a gang of thieves who share a common interest in extreme sports. A remake of the 1991 film, "Point Break".
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sports, surfing, heist, working undercover, chase, crimes, friendship, fbi, rescue, gang, ocean, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, italy, venezuela, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 73K
The Edge (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, grizzly bear, adventure, marital infidelity, photographer, bear attack, rivalry, isolation, supermodel, hunter, airplane accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 24K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 146K
S.W.A.T. (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: swat team, police brutality, basic training, sniper, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, law enforcement, siege, master criminal, drug lord, squad ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, criminal, motel, hostage, crimes, disorder, disability, mother daughter relationship, stolen money, death threat, little girl, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 303K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, kidnapped, fistfight, police chase, albanian, kidnapped girl, chase, u.s. embassy, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, usa, balkan, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 4K
Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hijacking, hostage, manipulation, woman in danger, on the road, rivalry, crimes, single parent, burglar, bank robber, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, psychopath, assassination attempt, gangsters, on the run, hostage, assassin, child abduction, witness protection, child in peril, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, oklahoma, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 11K
Transit (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: car chase, family in danger, on the road, on the run, heist, crimes, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, road trip, family relations, chase, stash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.0
 6K
Limbo (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, human nature, parents and children, family relations, crimes, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life, social relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 110K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%