Movies like Cactus

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Cactus (2008)
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Cactus (2008)
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, wilderness, escapades, danger, hostages, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, road trip, abduction, australian outback, kidnapping, gambling, hostage, survival, crimes, confined, destiny, life is a bitch, disorder, crime gone awry, power relations, profanity, friendship, desert, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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 danger, crimes, kidnapping, confined, murder, deadly and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Cactus: Engaged to Kill (2006), Swerve (2011), Chaos (2000), The Betrayed (2008), The Entitled (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: false identity, rivalry, woman in danger, family relations, confined, danger, crimes, kidnapping, revenge, abduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 2K
Swerve (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Driving cross-country to a job interview, Colin takes a short cut and comes across a fatal road accident. One of the drivers, Jina, is shaken but unhurt; the other has been killed instantly. Beside the dead body is a briefcase full of money, which ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: out of the way, dishonesty, cons and scams, intrigue, police corruption, betrayal, disorder, crimes, rivalry, small town, car accident, briefcase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.6
 1K
Chaos (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, contemplative ...
Plot: confined, crime gone awry, danger, riddles and clues, obsession, mystery, deadly, disorder, switching roles, kidnapping, abduction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.0
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
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: tense, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal, warehouse, chases and races, family problems, confined, crime, deadly, crimes, rivalry, disorder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 6K
The Entitled (2011)
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, crime gone awry, confined, disorder, breaking point, crimes, confinement indoors, unlikely criminals, partners, danger, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
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, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, survival, hostage, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2010)
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, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: danger, confined, captivity, kidnapping, riddles and clues, survival, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 2K
The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, hitman, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, disorder, crime, crimes, brutality, revenge, mental illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 3K
Die (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Six people, each of them is on the road to self-destruction. They wake up in cells in a surreal facility, without knowing how they got there or why.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: confined, human nature, mysterious character, deathtrap, captivity, haunted by the past, deadly, life is a bitch, secret movement, self discovery, danger, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
 607
Layover (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the heiress of a luxury hotel chain is kidnapped at her dingy motel outside Detroit by a band of ruthless sex traffickers, her downtrodden assistant must figure out a way to rescue her.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: rescue, crimes, confined, danger, russian mafia, heiress, abduction, kidnapping, deception, murder, sex trade, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.8
 2K
Crowsnest (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In late summer of 2011, five young friends on a road trip went missing after being attacked by nomadic cannibals in a huge RV. Video was recorded by the victims & recovered by police as evidence in their still-unsolved murders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: on the road, murder, isolation, survival, danger, confined, buddies, wilderness, mystery, deadly, friendship, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 4K
Dark Country (2009)
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: honeymoon, desert, murder, sheriff, crimes, destiny, on the road, danger, disorder, deadly, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, missing person, rescue, danger, confined, teenage rape, rape, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.1
 18K
Ugly (2013)
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, danger, track down, life is a bitch, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Killing Jar (2010)
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, diner, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, hostages, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry, danger, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 25K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 5K
The Square (2008)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, revenge, infidelity, violence, money, tragedy, extortion, extramarital affair, nothing goes right, crimes, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, heist, chase, murder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, missing person, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.0
 630
Acid Factory (2009)
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: realistic, exciting, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: environmentalism, confined, disorder, kidnapping, crimes, criminal heroes, factory, danger, crime gone awry, memory loss, undercover, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: island, murder, danger, isolation, estate, crime, crimes, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, adult virgin, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, manipulations, woman in danger, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, danger, on the road, single parent, bank robber, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 251
Dead Heart (1996)
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: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, infidelity, culture clash, against the odds, small town life, social differences, village life, interracial relations, curses spells and rituals, against the rules, social relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 29K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, family in crisis, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 10K
A Single Shot (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The tragic death of a beautiful young girl starts a tense and atmospheric game of cat and mouse between hunter John Moon and the hardened backwater criminals out for his blood.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: loner, divorce, wilderness, poacher, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, drifter, human nature, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 12K
Ghajini (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The film's story is around a rich business entrepreneur falling in love with an ad film actress. The entrepreneur and the actress fall in love, though she does not know that he is an entrepreneur. When she successfully saves a bunch of children ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, injustice, revenge, tragic event, fall in love, crimes, disorder, uncover truth, danger, obsessive quest, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 6K
Restraint (2008)
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, psychopath, on the run, murder, hostage, seduction, lie, mansion, mind game, survival, deadly, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 587
Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty, danger, murder, store, sabotage, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 144K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, isolation, danger, desperation, buried alive, fear, terrorism, characters in danger, race against time, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 586
Traffickers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his best friend dies in an unexpected accident, black market dealer Young-gyu decides to wash his hands off his illegal activities and start a new life with his girlfriend Yu-ri. But his dream stalls when he learns that Yu-ri needs money for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, nothing goes right, kidnapping, disorder, crimes, ship, gang, crime, molestation, female nudity, organ harvesting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 7K
Pawn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, danger, crimes, gangsters, hostages, hostage, diner, crime, disorder, crime gone awry, hostage negotiator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%