Movies like Cactus

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Cactus
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the strength and endurance of both men will be tested to the very end.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: on the road, hostages, wilderness, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, kidnapping, crimes, danger, crime gone awry, survival, destiny, confined, escapades, life is a bitch, power relations, disorder, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, spit in the face, australian outback, barefoot, blood on shirt, shovel, sniper rifle, illness, blood spatter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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Ugly
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Prisoners
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USA
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Most similar movies to Cactus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, kidnapping, deadly, crime gone awry and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Cactus: The Betrayed (2008), The Killing Jar (2010), Transsiberian (2008), Restraint (2008), Towards Darkness (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
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The Killing Jar
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, hostages, isolation, confined, crimes, splatter, shotgun, serial killer, blood, hostage, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Transsiberian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: train, murder, crime, russian, drugs, chase, death, torture, dishonesty, twists & turns, paranoia, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, siberia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   58%
 
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Restraint
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fugitives, hostages, mentally unstable, on the run, crime gone awry, lie, champagne, seduction, robbery, hostage, shotgun ...
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Place: australia
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Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: colombia, new york, usa
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Story: Andy Griffith plays a philandering apartment house manager who picks up a pretty young girl (Suzanne Hildur) in a bar. He takes her home, whereupon the girl's male cronies show up armed with guns. Griffith and his wife (Ida Lupino) are held ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: desert, unlikely criminals, on the road, isolation, crime, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, murder, investigation, map, honeymoon ...
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The Entitled
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, rich, gun, ransom, cell phone, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   48%
 
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The Square
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ray, a construction worker trapped in an unhappy marriage, pursues an affair with his neighbor, Carla. Carla's husband, Greg, is a mobster who keeps large sums of drug money in their home. With this in mind, Carla comes up with a plan: She and ...
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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Three Way
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, femme fatale, small town, hostages, mysterious character, crime gone awry, betrayal, manipulations, yacht, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
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System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
Hollywood Flies
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, crime, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, hostages, desert, mystery, chase, crime gone awry, on the run, cons and scams, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, nevada, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   52%
 
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Surveillance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, surveillance, crime, police, police corruption, violence, torture, insanity, drugs/alcohol, hidden identity ...
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System:   44%
    User:   36%
 
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Hostages
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Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hostages is an American drama television series that airs on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir which will premiere on October ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hostages, political conspiracy, family in danger, kidnapping, surgeon, confined, crimes, danger, dishonesty, surgery, special agents, moral dilemma ...
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Fissure
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, protagonist as suspect, crime, laboratory, legal investigation, mind game, mystery, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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Ugly
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, missing child, crimes, danger, track down, parents and children, missing girl, police, chases and races, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
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Hostage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostage, police, violence, organized crime, hostages, redemption, one man army, twists & turns, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The International
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, chase, political corruption, murder, conspiracy, assassination, gunfight, assassin, lawyer, betrayal, car chase, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, middle east, israel, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
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Acid Factory
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: factory, hostages, crime gone awry, crime, kidnapping, memory loss, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives, working undercover, environmentalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
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The Clearing
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, ransom, fbi, adultery, negotiation, chase, love affair, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
 8.1
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Prisoners
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, crime, brutality, revenge, maze, vigilante, torture, vengeance, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 5.7
 5K
Shuttle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When two friends return from a girls weekend vacation in Mexico, they find themselves stranded at the airport. Trying to get home safely, they board an airport shuttle for the short trip. But once their feet cross the threshold of the shuttle, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, airport, race against time, bus, woman in danger, ship, danger, slasher, kidnapping, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 6.2
 573
Delusion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and the boyfriend turns out to be a professional killer, and he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, neo noir, crime gone awry, desert, on the run, vengeance, adventure, down on your luck, kidnapping, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, america, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
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City Homicide
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: City Homicide was an Australian television drama series that aired on the Seven Network between 27 August 2007 and 30 March 2011. The series was set on the Homicide floor of a metropolitan police headquarters in Melbourne. The main characters were ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, partners against crime, school, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, witnessing a crime, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 6.7
 2K
Red Lights
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, family problems, fugitives, crumbling marriage, couple relations, alcohol abuse, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 5.2
 102
Blind Turn
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, captivity, mystery, woman in danger, confined, crimes, drunk driving, family tragedy, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 4K
The Horseman
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, crime, on the road, gory, violence spree, crimes, realism, deadly, life is a bitch, vigilantism, revenge, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
 4K
Rabid Dogs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean getaway.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, on the road, terrorism, hospital, crime, missing person, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, robbery, rape ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 

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 6.4
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Brotherhood
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every move proves disastrous, Adam is forced to confront a new ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: buddies, crime gone awry, college, college life, friends, prank, crimes, youth, cover up, fire, robbery, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 6.5
 234
Dead Heart
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: against the rules, desert, vengeance, interracial relations, village, culture clash, prison, murder, false accusation, small town, wilderness, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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