Movies like Cactus

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Cactus (2008)
 5.8
 545
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, survival, crimes, confined, destiny, life is a bitch, disorder, crime gone awry, power relations, friendship, desert, death, illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 crimes, danger, murder, kidnapping, confined, crime and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Cactus: Swerve (2011), The Entitled (2011), Unknown (2006), The Betrayed (2008), Die (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: out of the way, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, cons and scams, intrigue, rivalry, disorder, police corruption, small town, car accident, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, confinement indoors, danger, partners, disorder, breaking point, crimes, unlikely criminals, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 28K
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, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, warehouse, criminal, chases and races, crime, mystery, crimes, confined, rivalry, missing child, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 4.9
 2K
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, deathtrap, mysterious character, captivity, haunted by the past, secret movement, one more chance, danger, self discovery, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, hostage, serial killer, hostages, confined, crime gone awry, isolation, danger, rivalry, deadly, crimes, shotgun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.1
 17K
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, parents and children, life is a bitch, couple relations, track down, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 11K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, confined, crimes, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 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, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, revenge, murder, infidelity, money, violence, tragedy, extortion, extramarital affair, crimes, nothing goes right, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Engaged to Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, false identity, crimes, rivalry, danger, woman in danger, confined, family relations, fight, bed, kissing, father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, gangsters, crimes, hostages, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, crime, hostage negotiator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 246
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: serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: infidelity, murder, culture clash, track down, curses spells and rituals, injustice, social differences, society, social relations, vengeance, false accusation, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 27K
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: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, internet chat, little girl, psychology, bullying, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: murder, island, danger, isolation, estate, crimes, crime, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, mystery, adult virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, race against time, murder, missing person, danger, track down, crimes, special agents, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Strangers in 7A (1972)
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: chases and races, criminal heroes, crimes, unlikely criminals, hostages, danger, stalking, crime gone awry, bar, dishonesty, disorder, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, reporter, death of child, missing person, abduction, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: danger, dark secret, uncover truth, mind game, family problems, couple relations, couples, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, crimes, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, riddles and clues, crime, confined, switching roles, cons and scams, chaos and mayhem, crimes, mystery, crime gone awry, danger, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, on the run, murder, hostage, seduction, lie, mansion, survival, mind game, isolation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 2K
Red Lights (2004)
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: family problems, crimes, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, hitchhiker, traffic jam, murder, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, guilt, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, danger, buddies, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
 1K
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: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, on the road, mystery, friends, deadly, buddies, crimes, escapades, confined, friendship, danger, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, missing person, rescue, teenage rape, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rape, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, crime, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 5K
The Horseman (2008)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, rage, crimes, vigilantism, violence spree, on the road, realism, gory, hitchhiker, murder, brutality, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, disorder, tough heroes, confined, crimes, criminal heroes, crumbling marriage, crime, gangsters, hostages, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, missing person, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, couples, crime gone awry, woman in danger, filmmaking, danger, murder, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: loner, wilderness, divorce, crimes, danger, drifter, moral dilemma, human nature, haunted by the past, poacher, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 110
Blind Turn (2012)
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, vengeance, drunk driving, family tragedy, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, captivity, danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 103K
Hostage (2005)
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, small town, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry, one man army, crimes, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%