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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Prisoners
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
153 min.
 8.1
Animal Kingdom
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Australia
113 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to Cactus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry and chase mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Cactus: Restraint (2008), The Betrayed (2008), Animal Kingdom (2010), The Horseman (2008), The Square (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, fugitives, hostages, mentally unstable, on the run, crime gone awry, mansion, shotgun, hostage, robbery, champagne, seduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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The Betrayed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, mystery, missing child, confined, crimes, danger, warehouse, revelation, criminal, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   80%
 
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 50K
Animal Kingdom
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: bleak, realistic, atmospheric, tense, stylized ...
Plot: crime, violence, gangsters, corruption, organized crime, robbery, tragedy, police corruption, brutality, police investigation, revenge, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   72%
 
 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: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   79%
 
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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 ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
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System:   68%
    User:   70%
 
 6.3
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Wolf Creek
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, texas, sydney australia, mine
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    User:   61%
 
 6.7
 46K
Transsiberian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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, serious, rough ...
Plot: train, murder, crime, russian, drugs, chase, death, torture, dishonesty, twists & turns, paranoia, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
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 6.6
 100K
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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
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:   55%
    User:   64%
 
 6.5
 28K
Unknown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, mystery, survival, betrayal, undercover cop, neo noir, ransom, plot twist, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
Hollywood Flies
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, on the road, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
 6.2
 6K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely criminals, drugs/alcohol, crime gone awry, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, rich, forest, cell phone, gun, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 4K
Dark Country
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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, crime, isolation, crimes, deadly, crime gone awry, murder, investigation, sunset, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
 6.8
 228K
Panic Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, divorce, survival, manipulation, greed, serial killer, torture, single parent, murder, violence, revenge, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
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 12K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, ransom, fbi, adultery, negotiation, chase, love affair, twists & turns, secrets ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
Towards Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, crime, crime gone awry, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, kidnapping, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
 8.1
 441K
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, crime, police investigation, brutality, revenge, maze, vigilante, torture, vengeance, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
 7.1
 110K
John Q
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: emotional, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, fighting the system, hostage, hostages, politics, family in crisis, sacrifice, crime, doctors, greed, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
Movie in collections
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 3K
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, gang, on the road, terrorism, hospital, crime, missing person, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, slasher, getaway car ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, italy, southern italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   46%
 
 4.8
 1K
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: suspenseful, serious, dark humor, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, crime, femme fatale, small town, hostages, mysterious character, crime gone awry, betrayal, manipulations, blackmail, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, hostages, isolation, confined, crimes, splatter, serial killer, shotgun, hostage, blood, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
 6.9
 102K
Trance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: surreal, stylized, clever, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, amnesia, memory loss, crime, betrayal, greed, robbery, manipulation, plot twist, obsession, gang, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   40%
 
The Strangers in 7A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: criminal heroes, gory, bank, hostages, crime, bar, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, heist, kidnapping, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, betrayal, violence, hostage, ransom, twists & turns, hostages, male nudity, plot twist, father daughter relationship, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
 5.9
 70K
88 Minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, torture, fbi, death, manipulation, police investigation, psychiatrist, investigation, lawyer, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
 67K
Derailed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: tense, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: blackmail, deception, crime, revenge, rape, adultery, dangerous attraction, murder, cheating, secrets, manipulation, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 5.5
 2K
Catch Hell
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, manipulations, isolation, actor, confined, danger, actor's life, mind game, survival, vengeance, artists and showbiz, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 6.3
 34K
High Crimes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, murder, lawyer, court, courtroom drama, justice, military, fighting the system, courtroom, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 

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 7.4
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, school, serial killer, witnessing a crime, mystery, murder, uncover truth, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
 7.6
 301K
Inside Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, bank robbery, police, corruption, police investigation, hostage, investigation, manipulation, conspiracy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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