Movies like The River Wild

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The River Wild (1994)
 6.4
 42K
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, scenic, tense, psychological, entertaining ...
Plot: river, hostage, wilderness, family in danger, criminal, danger, bank robber, rafting, survival, adventure, hostages, rescue, forces of nature, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, money, foot chase, burglar, marriage crisis, gang, crimes, confined, graphic violence, workaholic, lake or river ...
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, crimes, chase, hostage, runaway, rescue and brutality mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The River Wild: Survival Quest (1988), Shoot to Kill (1988), Surviving the Game (1994), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Sanctum (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 953
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 12K
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, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ 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: homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, human prey, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, mountaineer, ransom, child in peril, hiking, kidnapping, extreme sport, in the woods, group of criminals, rescue, wilderness, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 54K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, expedition, danger, forces of nature, underground, adventure, deathtrap, panic, struggle for survival, death, underwater ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 573
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, rescue, adventure, confined, rivalry, escapades, chases and races, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 121K
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 climbing, heist, mountain, air disaster, rescue, rocky mountains, heroes, save the day, one man army, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 59K
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: mountaineer, adventurer, survival, expedition, mountain climbing, adventure, forces of nature, danger, daring rescue, woman in danger, siblings relations, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: himalaya, pakistan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, navy, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, vermont ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 23K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, asthma attack, ransom, psycho killer, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, kidnapped girl, crimes, parents and children, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 92K
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggler, rescue, alias, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, drugs, graphic violence, crime, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 42K
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, robbery, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, danger, infidelity, parents and children, wife husband relationship, masked man, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 74K
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, island, adventure, ocean or sea, diving, treasure, gold, danger, ocean, shark, profanity, shipwreck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 44K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, chase, heist, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cruise, catastrophe, boat chase, one man army, race against time, heroes, danger, spouse in danger, boat, ship, heist, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 114K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 5K
Extreme Ops (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: extreme sports, terrorism, survival, danger, avalanche, skiing, chase, adventure, deadly, rivalry, leadership, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: austria, europe, former yugoslavia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 31K
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, police car, crimes, crime, adventure, crime gone awry, gunfight, body in a trunk, sheriff ...
Place: colorado, united states, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 59K
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, heist, working undercover, surfing, chase, crimes, friendship, fbi, gang, undercover, redemption, interpol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pacific ocean, usa, italy, france, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 40K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 107K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 80K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.8
 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, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, road trip, danger, family relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 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, psychological, serious, sincere, clever ...
Plot: survival, crimes, danger, family relations, human nature, parents and children, drug dealing, stranded, mother daughter relationship, island, small town, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, aikido, crimes, crime, family, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, manipulation, manipulations, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, on the road, single parent, bank robber ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, danger, assassination attempt, on the run, hostage, psychopath, hitman, assassin, child abduction, witness protection, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, oklahoma, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 631
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, family in danger, psychopath, danger, crimes, stalking, deadly, dishonesty, crime, chases and races, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 10K
Elephant White (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, loss of daughter, one man army, escapades, sex trafficking, danger, chases and races, vengeance, rescue, tough heroes, crime boss, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%