Movies like Detour

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Detour (2016)
 6.2
 6K
Detour (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, South Africa, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young law student, grieving for his dying mother, struggles to decide whether he should kill his unfaithful step-father.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, light, neo noir, suspense
Plot: mother, student, dying, drugs, money, murder, on the road, coma, depression, twists and turns, crimes, coming of age, woman with a gun, mexican american border, prostitute, psychopath, police officer, death, cold, girlfriend, running, beach, hotel, hospital, university ...
Place: africa, las vegas, mexico

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Most similar movies to Detour

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, tense, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about murder, crimes, danger, violence, death, police officer and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Detour: London Heist (2017), Unhinged (2020), Interrogation (2016), Beast Stalker (2008), Sleepless (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
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London Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Armed robber and career criminal Jack Cregan seeks to discover the truth behind his father's murder and his stolen heist money and in doing so puts his life in danger. The devastation that Jack soon discovers puts his very own existence into ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gangsters, criminal, revenge, police shootout, bandit, burglar, mystery, battles, con artists, crimes, robbery, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 69K
Unhinged (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A case of road rage turns into full-blown terror when an unstable driver follows a woman and her son.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, road rage, driving, mentally unstable, threat, car chase, maniac, survival, violence, woman in danger, stalking, stalker ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Interrogation (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the FBI receives a threat that endangers the entire city, an interrogator and an I.T. specialist are plunged into a series of mind games with a criminal mastermind, desperately racing against time to uncover the villain's true agenda as ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, threat, crimes, fbi agent, society, life is a bitch, disorder, murder, death, rivalry, swat team, armed forces ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Beast Stalker (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sergeant Tong is wracked with guilt after he unwittingly kills a young girl whilst capuring a criminal named Cheung. When the girl's sister is later kidnapped in a ploy to get Cheung released, Sergeant Tong vows to find and rescue her before ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: guilty conscience, police detective, kidnapping, criminal, fighting crime, accidental killing, tragic event, crimes, escapades, blackmail, police officer, freak accident ...
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 5.6
 33K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: organized crime, tough cop, undercover cop, kidnapping, police corruption, rescue, police detective, father son relationship, race against time, brutality, murder, corruption ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.0
 5K
Kill Chain (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hotel room shootout between two assassins kicks off a long night where bodies fall like dominoes, as we follow a chain of crooked cops, gangsters, hitmen, a femme Fatale and an ex-mercenary through a relay of murder, betrayal, revenge and ...
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, bloody ...
Plot: vengeance, hitman, gunfight, hotel, professional killer, twists and turns, organized crime, police corruption, brutality, friendship, murderer, corpse ...
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 58K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: neo noir, stylized, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, mafia, prohibition, betrayal, chase, revenge, criminal, friendship, murder, police, death ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, massachusetts, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.6
 19K
The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, daring rescue, partners, justice, crimes, retired, confined, haunted by the past, fight, crime boss, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.2
 11K
Sweet Virginia (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former rodeo champ befriends a young man with a propensity for violence.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: robbery, small town, murder, death, rodeo, rodeo cowboy, family business, stranger, psychopath, breaking and entering, friendship, hitman ...
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 644
Run & Gun (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After leaving a life of crime and violence, Ray is a reformed good guy, enjoying a quiet family life in the ‘burbs. But when his past is discovered, Ray is blackmailed into one last job to collect a mysterious package. After a deadly double-cross, ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: violence, struggle for survival, bandit, criminal, secret past, haunted by the past, murder, confronting the past, blackmail, crimes, killings
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Survive the Game (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When cop David is injured in a drug bust gone wrong, his partner Cal chases the two criminals who shot him. They all land at a remote farm owned by troubled vet Eric, and as Cal and Eric plot their defense, more of the gang arrives - along with a ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police officer, gang, drug dealing, drug bust, mob hit, gang war, fighting crime, survival, bandit, death threat, struggle for survival, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.4
 11K
Killerman (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A New York City money launderer desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, money laundering, con artists, memory lapse, crimes, corruption, murder, disorder, survival, police, criminal, bandit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.2
 49K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, insanity, chase, stalking, paranoia, psycho killer, car chase, car, motel, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 129K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, greed, ex soldier, drug lord, ex special forces, crimes, theft, friendship, violence, survival, murder, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south america, usa, peru, andes mountains, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 71K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twists and turns, kidnapping, murder, prank, truck driver, truck, paranoia, psychopath, cat and mouse, road trip, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, colorado, salt lake city utah, nebraska, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 12K
Turbulence (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane, stewardess, christmas, hijacking, murder, psychopath, aviation, serial killer, airplane accident, air disaster, crimes, guilty pleasure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.1
 12K
Trauma Center (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lt. Wakes is a vengeful police detective determined to solve the murders of his partner and an informant, and joins forces with a witness injured during the shootings. After the killers pursue the witness across the abandoned floor of a hospital, ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: asthma, murder, murder witness, chase, police investigation, damsel in distress, crimes, hunt down, woman in danger, police brutality, fight, wrong place wrong time ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.8
 3K
Vishwaroop 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: RAW agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri prevents an al-Qaida terrorist from executing a massive attack on New York. He must now wade through further traps and conspiracies to thwart a new plot against three democratic nations.
Style: captivating, tense, sweet, bilingual
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, timebomb, destruction, murder, death, fight, violence, rescue, suicide, team, strong female character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 6.7
 203K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: mercenary, kidnapping, rescue mission, one against many, ex special forces, machismo, swat team, death threat, crimes, stranded, jungle, one man army ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, australia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 3.3
 1K
The Commando (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An elite DEA agent returns home after a failed mission when his family makes an unexpected discovery in their house – a stash of money worth $3 million. They soon face the danger and threat of a newly released criminal and his crew, who will do ...
Style: tense, suspense, brutal, heroic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission, criminal, child in peril, brutality, theft, family relations, fight scenes, revenge, fight, money, mafia, victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 1K
Blood Games (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A team of softball players get lost in the woods after their bus breaks down. They get attacked, beaten, raped and murdered by some psychotic men. The women fight back with baseball bats and bows and arrows.
Style: slasher, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: redneck, survival, misandry, rape and revenge, forest, rape, female fighter, woman with a gun, attempted rape, travel, manhunt, bus ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.4
 15K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, brutality, violence, sociopath, paranoia, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, judiciary, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 20K
Saaho (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A battle for power ensues as warring gangters thrive to gain possession of a "black box" that can make them richer than they already are, and an undercover cop intervenes with the help of his sharp intellect and an instinct to kill.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: police, surveillance, rescue, disorder, power, rivalry, society, adaptation, crimes, gunfight, panther, ostrich ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 3.7
 665
Four Assassins (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four assassins meet in a hotel suite to resolve unfinished business. A tense drama set in the cosmopolitan world of Hong Kong.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, hotel, murder, woman with a gun, martial arts, crimes, criminal heroes, graphic violence, female assassin, assassin, wine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 83K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, captivating, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: spy, female assassin, female protagonist, female spy, female agent, murder, cia agent, assassin, one woman army, model, double agent, russian spy ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1990, year 1985
Place: paris france, moscow russia, milan italy, bahamas, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: suspense, neo noir, stylized, entertaining, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, revenge, crimes, violent, vengeance, fbi, twists and turns, gunfight, gangsters, mafia, philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 12K
The Hit List (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfaithful, race against time, murder, killer, police investigation, track down, crimes, crumbling marriage, on the run, mysterious character, family in danger, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Code Name Banshee (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Caleb, a former government assassin in hiding, who resurfaces when his protégé, the equally deadly killer known as Banshee, discovers a bounty has been placed on Caleb's head.
Style: suspense, brutal, emotional, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, bounty hunter, murder, crimes, friendship, revenge, killings, gunfight, death of father, family relations, fighting crime, chase
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.6
 17K
Catch .44 (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, woman in danger, hitman, crimes, police officer, murder, gunfight, mafia, spy, violent, poor, impersonating a police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Fortress: Sniper's Eye (2022)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Weeks after the deadly assault on Fortress Camp, Robert makes a daring rescue to save Sasha, the widow of his old nemesis Balzary. But back in the camp's command bunker, it appears Sasha may have devious plans of her own. As a new attack breaks ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, hostage, fighting crime, murderer, crimes, adventure, fight, battles, crime boss, criminal, murder, spy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%