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: australian outback, on the road, wilderness, escapades, hostage, unlikely criminals, nothing goes right, road trip, abduction, kidnapping, gambling, survival, crimes, graphic violence, destiny, life is a bitch, confined, disorder, crime gone awry, power relations, revenge, friendship, desert, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, confined, kidnapping, murder, deadly and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cactus: Engaged to Kill (2006), The Betrayed (2008), Swerve (2011), The Wild Card (2004), 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: woman in danger, family relations, confined, rivalry, crimes, wedding ring, false identity, kidnapping, abduction, revenge, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
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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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, criminal, revelation, missing child, family problems, crime gone awry, survival, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.4
 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, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, police corruption, intrigue, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, small town, car accident, chase, stash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, confined, gangsters, betrayal, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.1
 7K
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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, breaking point, confinement indoors, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, rich, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, suspenseful, tense, non-linear, serious ...
Plot: crime gone awry, confined, riddles and clues, mystery, obsession, disorder, kidnapping, switching roles, abduction, crimes, chaos and mayhem, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: hitman, siblings relations, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, mental illness, revenge, brutality, life is a bitch, graphic violence, family relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 684
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: heiress, abduction, crimes, rescue, confined, russian mafia, kidnapping, murder, deception, sex trafficking, woman in danger, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, investigation, uncover truth, intrigue, confined, rivalry, doctors and patients, abduction, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 30K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, race against time, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: diner, murder, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, confined, rivalry, crimes, isolation, graphic violence, mind game, butterfly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.4
 13K
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: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, survival, abduction, murder, mystery, clue, manipulation, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.0
 22K
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, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, track down, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, alcohol abuse, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, chase, crime gone awry, heist, murder, hitman, couples, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, nothing goes right, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 6K
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: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, infidelity, tragedy, extortion, nothing goes right, crimes, life turned upside down, disorder, crime gone awry, dishonesty, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
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Vanished (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman searches for many years to exact revenge on a kidnapper. A psychological thriller that examines how far a person would go if pushed to the extreme.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, crimes, rivalry, confined, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, fight, murder, secret, abduction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 5K
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: desert, honeymoon, time loop, on the road, murder, disorder, sheriff, destiny, crimes, investigation, unlikely criminals, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 551
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, crimes, captivity, haunted by the past, confined, escapades, buddies, wilderness, friendship, forest, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: deathtrap, confined, captivity, human nature, mysterious character, secret movement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, self discovery, game, abduction, one more chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 705
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, environmentalism, disorder, confined, factory, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, memory loss, undercover, catastrophe, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.9
 2K
Deadline (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Victoriastadium is totally destroyed in a bomb attack and Christina Furhage, head-responsible for the Olympic Games in Stockholm, dies with it. Why did someone destroy the stadium and why is Christina murdered? The police desperately seek for ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, media, journalism, crimes, female reporter, murder, bomb, rivalry, contests and competitions, bombing, terrorist, actress playing herself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, vengeance, partners against crime, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family problems, track down, injustice, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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 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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: on the road, murder, survival, isolation, buddies, confined, mystery, friendship, wilderness, violence, friends, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hunting Buddies (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lifelong friends Layne, Riley, Dom and Jake return to their home town in Minnesota for their annual hunting trip...but this year is different. Animosity is running high and each one of them is wrestling with their own demons - the once inseparable ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hunting, friendship, missing person, survival, wilderness, buddies, escapades, violence, disappearance, friends, disintegration, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rape, showdown, child abduction, teenage rape, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fugitives, hijacking, hostage, manipulation, woman in danger, on the road, rivalry, crimes, single parent, burglar, bank robber, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 1K
Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, couples, rivalry, criminal heroes, strong female presence, graphic violence, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 2K
Last Ride (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young boy travels across Australia with his father, who's wanted by the law.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, road movie ...
Plot: on the run, betrayal, crimes, escapades, on the road, criminal heroes, misfit, wilderness, haunted by the past, redemption, parent child relationship, road trip ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, captivity, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%