Movies like Cleveland Abduction

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Cleveland Abduction (2015)
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Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, emotional, disturbing, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, true crime, rape, crimes, life is a bitch, survival, isolation, friendship, danger, missing person, cruelty, crime, female protagonist, strong female presence, female director, police, abduction, gun, prisoner, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013, year 2002
Place: ohio, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, kidnapping, confined, danger, murder, life is a bitch and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cleveland Abduction: 3096 Days (2013), An American Crime (2007), Eden (2012), I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989), Cargo 200 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, rape, missing child, life is a bitch, child abuse, confinement indoors, captivity, psychological torture, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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86%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, confined, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, captivity, threat, true crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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100%
 6.6
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, slavery, sex trafficking, teenage life, life is a bitch, escape attempt, captivity, youth, crimes, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
Place: new mexico, las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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Story: 7-year old Steven Stayner is kidnapped a few days before Christmas by Kenneth Parnell. Under the belief that Parnell has been given legal custody of him, and that his family has moved away, he stays with Parnell for seven years, enduring repetitive ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, based on true events ...
Plot: missing child, pedophile, kidnapping, sexual abuse, haunted by the past, starting over, danger, life is a bitch, captivity, parents and children, perversion, crime ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1974, year 1980, 70s
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 8K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, psycho killer, sexual torture, teenage rape, hostage, rape, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
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Chained (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.
Style: psychological, rough, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, serial rapist, serial killer, slave, escape attempt, slavery, crimes, misogynist, abuse, psychopath, childhood trauma, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, 911, psycho, danger, investigation, youth, murder, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Engaged to Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Abby Lord (Maria del Mar) is kidnapped and her husband Robert Lord (Joe Lando) has to pay off a million dollar ransom. Based on a True Life story.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: false identity, danger, confined, rivalry, family relations, woman in danger, crimes, kidnapping, wedding ring, revenge, abduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, teenage rape, rape, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, revolution, rescue, crimes, danger, political corruption, politics, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Book of Revelation (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An erotic mystery about power and sex, the entanglement of victim and perpetrator, and a man's struggle to regain his lost self.
Style: erotic, psychological, disturbing, surreal, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sex slave, confined, gang rape, vengeance, woman rapes man, uncover truth, captivity, kidnapping, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, legal, deadly, confined, law enforcement, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 3K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, confined, crimes, isolation, survival, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, actor's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, family relations, family problems, obsession, parents and children, life is a bitch, danger, society, crimes, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 2002, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 1.4
 862
Dungeon Girl (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A shocking story of captivity and survival inspired by actual events.
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, confined, power relations, child in peril, crimes, held captive, abduction, child abduction, nightmare, loss of father, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
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Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003, year 1999
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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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, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Unspeakable Acts (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two psychologist try to demonstrate that a man is a pedophile and has abused many children.
Style: tense, psychological, clever, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: suburbs, courtroom, sexual abuse, track down, family problems, couples, power relations, media, legal, journalism, deadly, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.1
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Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, rough ...
Plot: investigation, captivity, private detective, danger, deadly, confined, crimes, farm, kidnapping, small town, abduction, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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25%
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Senseless (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elliott Gast (Jason Behr) is quickly climbing the corporate ladder of international commerce, negotiating deals to generate large fortunes for giant corporations. His success makes him the target for political extremists who kidnap him and broadcast ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: reality, missing person, danger, confined, deadly, captivity, isolation, terrorism, prison life, hostage, internet, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Richness of Internal Space (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Locked up and isolated, constantly exposed and threatened to be killed, for the first time in his life Lazaro understood that he was a free man.
Style: psychological, uplifting, serious, emotional, tense ...
Plot: human spirit, introspection, captivity, survival, danger, confined, hopes, kidnapping, freedom, solitary, faith, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Craigslist Killer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Philip Markoff, a charismatic and popular med student at Boston University, leads a double life as a brutal and cruel sexual deviant who abuses prostitutes he finds via Craigslist.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, crimes, unlikely criminals, deadly, violence, student, suicide, double life, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, kidnapping, danger, survival, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blind Mountain (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Blind Mountain follows a young woman, Bai Xuemei, in the early 1990s who recently graduated from college and attempts to find work to help pay for her brother's education. In the process, she is drugged, kidnapped and sold as a bride to a ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, woman in danger, life is a bitch, confined, social relations, isolation, sexual abuse, slavery, injustice, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Scared Silent (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When the newlywed wife of a Minnesota police chief accuses a new officer on his force of raping her several years earlier, it sets the stage for a tense confrontation in this riveting story. Penelope Ann Miller and Reed Diamond star as Kathy and ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense
Plot: rape, injustice, sexual abuse, crimes, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, strong female presence, violence against women, police corruption, deception, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, uncover truth, couple relations, law enforcement, woman in danger, crimes, couples, danger, crime, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, confined, going straight, crime, journalism, legal ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three young men decide to make easy money by mass kidnapping. After careful preparations, they hijack the school bus and take 26 children and the driver as hostages. However, the bravery and the wit of the old driver could spoil their plan for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, bus, hostages, confined, rivalry, rescue, small town, small town life, captivity, school, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%