Movies like The Saratov Approach

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The Saratov Approach (2013)
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The Saratov Approach (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ukraine
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An inspirational true story. On what seemed like any other day, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to teach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the unimaginable - they are kidnapped, beaten, and held for ransom. While their families, friends, and the world pray for their safe release, Tuttle and Propst are tested physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, spiritual, serious, captivating
Plot: missionary, kidnapping, abduction, ransom, missing person, captivity, crimes, confined, religions or cults, mormon, survival, torture, heroes, contests and competitions, church, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, danger, confined, rivalry, abduction and graphic violence mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Saratov Approach: Travellers (2011), Taken in Broad Daylight (2009), Voice of a Murderer (2007), Freezer (2014), Blind Heat (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, forest, escapades, buddies, wilderness, friendship, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, rape, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction, teenage rape, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, child in peril, rivalry, missing person, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, survival, hostage, crimes, freezer, graphic violence, kidnapping, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, escapades, race against time, survival, kidnapping, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, confined, crimes, rescue, society, clergy, starting over, chase, uncover truth, child in peril, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, dishonesty, confined, crimes, uncover truth, captivity, abduction, double life, ransom, liberation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 625
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, political conspiracy, terrorism, state affairs, racism, confined, heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, society, hijacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 3.2
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Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, captivity, confined, crimes, farm, small town, kidnapping, abduction, violence, missing child, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.0
 781
Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, rescue, murder, journalist, hostage, religion, muslim, military, jungle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.3
 661
24 Days (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When Ilan Halimi is kidnapped for ransom because Jewish and supposedly rich, his family and the police start a race against time to save him from the tortures of the "gang of barbarians".
Style: disturbing, realistic, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, family in crisis, life is a bitch, crimes, family problems, confined, abduction, ransom, kidnapping, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, psychopath, confined, crimes, rivalry, survival, teenage life, ransom, wilderness, one man army, murderous pair ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, 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 ⇓
72%
 6.3
 732
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: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nothing goes right, crimes, disorder, gang, kidnapping, ship, graphic violence, molestation, female nudity, danger, organ harvesting
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Live Once, Die Twice (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nicole Lauker unexpectedly loses her husband to a boating explosion accident that claims the lives of two people. An FBI investigation sparks speculation that it may not have been an accident after all.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, law enforcement, kidnapping, double life, faked death, abduction, female nudity, ship, bigamy, suffocation, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.5
 585
Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, escapades, rebellion, race against time, confined, rescue, political unrest, hostage, baby ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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 ⇓
70%
 4.4
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough heroes, confined, hopes, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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War (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for the ransom.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: captivity, rescue, gang, ransom, heroes, life is a bitch, military, ransom demand, military officer, violence, kidnapping, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chechnya, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, race against time, forced into action, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, heroes, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, drug abuse, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, chemistry, cons and scams, frame up, farm, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, rescue, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger, religions or cults, clergy, graphic violence, church, society, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, special agents, law enforcement, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, rivalry, secret agents, actress playing herself ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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A Shot in the Dark (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Portugal, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A baby is kidnapped in a Brazilian airport. Years later, the mother lives in Lisbon and works in a strip-tease bar so she can survive. When she is fired, she joins a gang of bank robbers...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: airport, kidnapping, bank robbery, criminal heroes, gang, law enforcement, rivalry, confined, amateur detective, survival, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 652
Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, tough heroes, family relations, tough law enforcer, chase, crimes, criminal's revenge, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Final Recourse (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A wealthy high powered woman suffers a horrible tragedy after which she descends into substance abuse,turning her back on her family. She later discovers that someone close to her may be behind her subsequent abduction and kidnapping.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, addiction, home invasion, car accident, faked death, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, abduction, crimes, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
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Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, obsessive quest, crimes, missing person, drugs, murder, life is a bitch, mystery, drug abuse, addiction, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
 1K
The Employer (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.1
 120
Kenneyville (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: There is something seriously wrong with Kenneyville. When, a young woman, KIM (Kelsey Oluk), from Toronto goes missing and police mysteriously drop the case earlier than expected, two private detectives are hired to find her. With undercover ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: graphic violence, small town, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, uncover truth, captivity, partners, private detective, missing person, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 611
Missing (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hyeon-jeong's sister is missing and she fears for the worst. Via her sister's cellphone, Hyeon-jeong learns that her sister stayed in a countryside vaillage. She goes to the village to find her sister and stops at the local police station ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Plot: rape, kidnapping, serial killer, psychopath, investigation, confined, missing person, crimes, woman in danger, sexual abuse, sexual content, forced sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%