Movies like Van Diemen's Land

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Van Diemen's Land (2009)
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Van Diemen's Land (2009)
Genre: Biography, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of Australia’s most notorious convict, Alexander Pearce and his infamous journey into the beautiful yet brutal Tasmanian wilderness. A point of no return for convicts banished from their homeland, Van Diemen’s Land was a feared and dreaded penal settlement at the end of the earth.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, based on true events, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, murder, fugitives, confined, life is a bitch, escapades, wanted, rivalry, chases and races, cannibalism, escaped prisoner, escape, cannibal, bounty hunter, graphic violence, penal colony, male nudity, boat, prisoner, convict, australian, prisoner of war camp, pubic hair, rowboat ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, tasmania

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Most similar movies to Van Diemen's Land

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about danger, survival, escapades, confined, deadly, crimes and wilderness mostly in Thriller, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Van Diemen's Land: Escape (2012), Survival Quest (1988), Held for Ransom (2000), The Canyon (2009), Beyond the Reach (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, on the run, adventure, woman in danger, confined, danger, gang, captivity, escapades, chase, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, norway
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100%
Survival Quest (1988)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same time to go camping. When one of the soldiers thinks their boss ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, mountain, adventure, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, hostage, hostages, treasure hunt, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, montana
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82%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, crimes, confined, teenage life, survival, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, danger, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
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81%
 5.9
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The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, deadly, honeymoon, dangerous animal, desert, danger, tour guide, grand canyon, isolation, newlyweds, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Beyond the Reach (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hunting, survival, wilderness, escapades, confined, crimes, chases and races, isolation, danger, witnessing a crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, mojave desert, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.3
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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, rough, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, crimes, confined, haunted by the past, captivity, danger, escapades, friendship, buddies, in the woods, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 553
Deadly Cargo (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Journalist Sara joins timid Victor and pregnant wife Thais, instructors Ivan and Edgar, and local kid Drui in Senegal for some underwater exploration. When their craft blows up following a misfired bullet, they float around in the water for a while ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ocean or sea, murder, survival, deadly, dangerous animal, danger, rescue, isolation, ship, ocean, pregnancy, man overboard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.1
 150
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, daring rescue, missing person, survival, rivalry, confined, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, escapades, race against time, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.3
 6K
Dying Breed (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the depths of the Tasmanian wilderness a group of hikers looking for a Tasmanian Tiger. They encounter a group of cannibals descended from Alexander Pearce, who was hung for cannibalism in 1824, out to find fresh breeding stock.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wilderness, survival, danger, rescue, serial killer, psychopath, isolation, forest, amputation, cannibalism, gore ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, tasmania
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, scary ...
Plot: on the road, murder, survival, isolation, buddies, confined, danger, friendship, wilderness, mystery, deadly, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 476
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: survival, mountain, air disaster, adventure, confined, heroes, catastrophe, danger, escapades, gory, wilderness, cannibal ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Welcome to the Jungle (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two young couples head into the New Guinea wilderness in an effort to find Michael Rockefeller, the heir to the Rockefeller fortune who disappeared in 1961.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: wilderness, cannibalism, jungle, survival, obsessive quest, confined, danger, deadly, gory, cons and scams, escapades, burial ground ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
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Alive (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, exciting, disaster movie ...
Plot: survival, starvation, air disaster, cannibalism, stranded, human spirit, danger, isolation, against the odds, human nature, escapades, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, south america, chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 53K
Jungle (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, Colombia, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle, but their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: jungle, survival, adventurer, amazon rainforest, river, alone, rescue, raft, israeli, ends with biographical notes, hallucination, cross country trip ...
Time: 20th century
Place: bolivia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The King of the Hill (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his escape from gunshots, he meets Bea, an attractive young woman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, slasher
Plot: murder, mountain, chase, race against time, on the run, manhunt, adventure, survival, deadly, danger, crimes, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 992
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, dishonesty, frame up, going straight, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, husband wife relationship, murder, criminal, ex convict, revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Inheritance (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five ambitious cousins set out on a family reunion during the dead of winter. The purpose of the retreat is to secure their inheritance, a fortune that dates back many generations. Upon their arrival, Uncle Melvin (Keith David) welcomes them with ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: family gatherings, haunted by the past, danger, escapades, deadly, gory, family relations, survival, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 591
Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, survival, prison life, serial killer, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, confined, crimes, murder, death row ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.6
 751
Trigger Man (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inspired by true events...The story of three hunters who mysteriously became the hunted.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, danger, survival, forest, deadly, wilderness, buddies, escapades, in the woods, chases and races, graphic violence, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 11K
The Human Race (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One moment some 80 people are walking on a big city street. Suddenly a blinding light appears that transports them to a very peculiar racing course. A voice sounds in everybody’s head : “The school, the house and the prison are safe. Follow the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, survival, confined, contests and competitions, rivalry, life is a bitch, escapades, chases and races, danger, deadly, manhunt, game of death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 2K
Terra Nova (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story, which takes place in 2013, describes the world overflowing with "dangerous" criminals due to the official termination of death penalty. The UN "blue helmets" under the directive from the central authority (i.e., One ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, friendship, prison, prison life, criminal heroes, leadership, confined, rivalry, life is a bitch, serial killer, future dystopia, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 3K
Stash House (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave and Emma have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroine and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, stash, danger, confined, couples, crimes, trapped, gangsters, rivalry, new house, escapades, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.6
 611
Avalanche (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Duncan (Hasselhoff) is a murderous thief. When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche. A quiet family trapped inside their house will rescue him. They will have to survive the disaster and the madman.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: against the odds, rescue, adventure, confined, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, heroes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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No Through Road (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The serenity of another quiet evening is shattered for an amateur photographer when a desperate woman takes refuge in his humble suburban home. Reluctantly, he is pulled into a cat and mouse game with her pursuers. Only dawn will reveal the ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Plot: chase, danger, on the run, suburbs, rivalry, mysterious character, revenge, murder, pursuit, woman in danger, suburban life, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Surviving Crooked Lake (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A summertime canoe trip turns into a nightmare for four 14-year-old girls.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: survival, teenage girl, buddies, escapades, deadly, youth, estrangement, haunted by the past, starting over, wilderness, teenage life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 195
Devil Girl (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fay is a small town girl on a cross country road trip, trying to escape her own reality after the death of her father. When her muscle car breaks down during a drag race she finds herself stranded along route 66 in an isolated desert town. Short on ...
Style: bleak, surreal, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: woman in danger, desert, small town, psychopath, escapades, survival, deadly, danger, dealing with death, stripper, female protagonist, devil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 5K
Tower Block (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A year after witnessing a murder, residents of Tower Block 31 find themselves being picked off by a sniper, pitting those lucky enough to be alive into a battle for survival.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, survival, deathtrap, captivity, escape attempt, confinement indoors, isolation, skyscraper, society, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 3K
Fortress (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After being kidnapped by four, masked men, a teacher and her students rebel by plotting against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious
Plot: survival, kidnapping, school, revenge, teacher, underground, adventure, confined, escapades, danger, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 572
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: on the road, wilderness, escapades, danger, unlikely criminals, hostages, hostage, nothing goes right, road trip, abduction, australian outback, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%