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, violence, true crime, life is a bitch, isolation, sexual abuse, woman in danger, confined, rape, abduction, crimes, survival, missing person, cruelty, friendship, child abuse, lifetime, age difference, kidnapped, abused child, abuse, strong female presence, police, birth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2013, year 2002
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio

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Most similar movies to Cleveland Abduction

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, kidnapping, rape, confined, life is a bitch, danger and kidnapped mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Cleveland Abduction: 3096 Days (2013), An American Crime (2007), Eden (2012), Girl in the Box (2016), I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989). 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, disturbing, captivating, rough, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abuse, rape, psychological torture, pedophile, life is a bitch, missing child, survivor, captivity, confinement indoors, rape victim, violence against women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: harsh, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, torture, crimes, confined, court, mentally unstable, captivity, true crime, family problems, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, touching, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, true crime, kidnapped, psychopath, child abduction, kidnapped girl, rape, abduction, autobiography, homicide detective, homicidal maniac ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, prostitution, sex trafficking, rape, teenage life, slavery, crimes, life is a bitch, moral dilemma, innocence lost, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1994
Place: new mexico, nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Girl in the Box (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A hitchhiking woman is abducted by a young couple and held captive for seven years, during which time she's tortured and forced to live as a slave to her captors.
Style: feminist film, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sexualized violence, sex slavery, rape, sadistic cruelty, sex slave, violence, slavery, abduction, sexual torture, sexual abuse, slave girl, confined ...
⇓ 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: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, emotional, sad ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, captivity, child abuse, pedophile, starting over, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, parents and children, coming of age, crimes, perversion ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, year 1972, 70s, year 1974
Place: northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: disturbing, psychological, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, captivity, slave, kidnapping, childhood trauma, misogynist, serial rapist, crimes, psychopath, escape attempt, confined, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.1
 10K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, sadism, rape victim, murder, sexual perversion, crimes, life is a bitch, perversion, teenage rape, psycho killer, rape ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, rape, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, kidnapped, lifetime, age difference, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping and captivity, as told from her perspective.
Style: factual, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapped, kidnapping, teenager, autobiography, captivity, investigation, abduction, running for your life, salvation, captive, crime investigation, drugs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 123K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, 911, psycho, murder, youth, chase, child abduction, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: woman in danger, confined, rivalry, family relations, crimes, false identity, wedding ring, abduction, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, wife, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 528
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, parents and children, obsession, society, crimes, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, injustice, family in crisis, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 2002, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 1.5
 932
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, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, locked in a room, captivity, abduction, confined, power relations, crimes, child in peril, held captive, child abduction, child abandonment, childhood memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 246
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, society, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, strong female presence, violence against women, police corruption, justice, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 6K
Karla (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on real events, Canada's most notorious serial killers, Paul Bernardo and wife Karla Homolka kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, abusive husband, domestic violence, crimes, incest rape, lesbian rape, female rapist, courtroom drama, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, village, life is a bitch, confined, woman in danger, social relations, sexual abuse, isolation, injustice, slavery, dishonesty, escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 153K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, disturbing, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, lesbian love, rape, mental illness, gay, murder, female serial killer, vengeance, crimes, female killer ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 39K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: bullying, sexual abuse, violent, teenager, rape, drugs, revenge, rivalry, murder, bully, teenage sex, nihilism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, bronx new york city, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, woman in danger, isolation, couples, crimes, fugitives, manhunt, escaped prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Style: suspense, thought provoking, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abuse, true crime, religious cult, false identity, missing child, teenage girl, survival, escape, child rape, captivity, kidnapped ...
Place: utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cult leader Warren Jeffs rises to power in the polygamist Mormon sect once headed by his late father, but some of his wives fight back to bring him to justice. Based on a true story.
Style: thought provoking, factual, serious, rough, emotional
Plot: mormon, forced sex, prison, true crime, isolated community, lifetime, religious fanatic, sex scandal, rape, sexual abuse, scandal, violence ...
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100%
 6.3
 2K
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, rescue, crimes, political corruption, revolution, rebellion, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, journalism, dishonesty, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1976, year 1974
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sexy, tense, serious, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, child abuse, youth, sexual abuse, suburbs, courtroom, investigator, abuse, couple relations, family problems, couples, power relations ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 104K
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: disturbing, serious, rough, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, sex scene, crimes, gangsters, true crime, drug dealer, youth, society, male nudity, crime gone awry, culture clash ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999, year 2003, year 2005
Place: usa, california, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
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100%
 7.0
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Purge (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Allide experienced The Great Terror under Stalin’s regime, and decades after her hometown people were deported to Siberia, she lives alone in an isolated house. One night, she finds a young woman in her yard – Zara has just escaped from the ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, society, political unrest, redemption, exploitation, post war, destiny, violence, betrayal, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 90s, 50s, post world war two
Place: estonia, europe, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: disturbing, scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: torture, child abuse, rape, sexual abuse, cruelty, victim, helplessness, suffering, sister, sadist, child molestation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 50s, year 1958, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 435
Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 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, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, captivity, private detective, small town, kidnapping, confined, crimes, farm, abduction, violence, redneck, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, suspense, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, uncover truth, couple relations, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, couples, serial killer, mental illness, lifetime, scuba diving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.0
 683
Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: confined, woman in danger, heist, single parent, crimes, unlikely criminals, isolation, crime gone awry, parents and children, bank, kidnapping, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%