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

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Most similar movies to Cactus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, confined, kidnapping, murder, deadly and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cactus: Engaged to Kill (2006), The Betrayed (2008), The Entitled (2011), Swerve (2011), Chaos (2000). 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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: false identity, family relations, danger, confined, rivalry, woman in danger, crimes, kidnapping, wedding ring, revenge, abduction, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal, captivity, missing child, danger, survival, family problems, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, breaking point, disorder, danger, crimes, unlikely criminals, partners, confinement indoors, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: out of the way, dishonesty, disorder, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, betrayal, police corruption, cons and scams, small town, briefcase, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 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, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: confined, crime gone awry, deadly, riddles and clues, danger, mystery, obsession, disorder, kidnapping, switching roles, abduction, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, confined, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, betrayal, danger, gangsters, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, twists and turns, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, crime gone awry, siblings relations, danger, deadly, crimes, disorder, crime, brutality, mental illness, revenge, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 6K
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, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.4
 614
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, rescue, crimes, confined, danger, russian mafia, abduction, kidnapping, deception, murder, sex trade, sex trafficking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, diner, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, confined, hostages, isolation, rivalry, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 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: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, danger, captivity, survival, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 20K
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, murder, heist, crime gone awry, chase, woman in danger, missing person, kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 7K
Mystery Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, desert, who done it, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, estrangement, outback, tough heroes, lone wolves, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.3
 232
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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, mystery, deadly, crimes, confined, danger, hostage, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, secret, murder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 515
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, rough, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, confined, captivity, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, wilderness, in the woods, buddies, friendship, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: deathtrap, confined, human nature, mysterious character, captivity, self discovery, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, secret movement, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: hostage, hostages, crimes, danger, gangsters, tough heroes, disorder, crime, graphic violence, diner, crime gone awry, hostage negotiator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.9
 26K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, revenge, murder, infidelity, money, violence, extramarital affair, extortion, tragedy, crimes, nothing goes right, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 669
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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, disorder, environmentalism, danger, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, crimes, factory, memory loss, undercover, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, time loop, crimes, on the road, destiny, investigation, danger, deadly, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, friendship, survival, buddies, escapades, wilderness, reunion, hunting, violence, disappearance, disintegration, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 2K
The Bomber (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, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, media, crimes, danger, journalism, female reporter, murder, bomb, rivalry, deadly, contests and competitions, bombing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
 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, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, murder, survival, isolation, buddies, confined, danger, wilderness, friendship, mystery, deadly, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, deadly, uncover truth, partners against crime, police investigation, family problems, life is a bitch, vengeance, danger, crimes, partners, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, rape, teenage rape, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, crimes, crime, estate, confined, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, adult virgin, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, couples, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%