Movies like Salt and Fire

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Salt and Fire (2016)
 4.2
 2K
Salt and Fire (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Mexico, Bolivia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: ecology, kidnapping, stranded, scientist, hostage, boy, interracial friendship, brother brother relationship, intergenerational friendship, stranded in the desert, blindness, breaking the fourth wall, volcano, airport, environmental, airplane, island, bodyguard, mercenary, abduction, train, stewardess, singing, corporation, photograph ...
Place: south america

Most similar movies to Salt and Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, kidnapping, danger, confined, hostage, hostages and deadly mostly in Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Salt and Fire: The Loneliest Planet (2011), Blind Heat (2001), Family (2006), Dynamite (2004), Tripfall (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Loneliest Planet (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A local guide takes a young couple through a twisted backpacking trip across the Georgian wilderness.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: couple relations, love triangle, couples, romance, tour guide, love and romance, dishonesty, wilderness, traveler, male female relationship, mountain, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia (former ussr), europe, georgia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 125
Blind Heat (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An industrialist's wife is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: hostage, missing person, daring rescue, crime gone awry, escapades, confined, race against time, rivalry, crimes, danger, survival, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.0
 116
Family (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Eldon and Cole pick up a hitchhiker, Jean on their father-son trip to find perspective on the back roads of America, they quickly learn that everything is not what it seems. As the road unfolds in front of them, so do their lives begin to ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: abduction, on the road, on the run, under the surface, fugitives, crimes, hidden identity, parents and children, chases and races, escaped convict, child in peril, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A South American quasi-revolutionary/guerilla/terrorist and a misled, admiring girl compatriot manage to kidnap the U.S. President during a diplomatic visit to Toronto. With a nondescript armored truck, crudely yet somehow elaborately rigged with ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hostage, armored car, rescue, race against time, head of state, danger, crimes, secret agents, law enforcement, explosive ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.6
 203
Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when three armed robbers invade her home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: family in danger, hostage, criminal's revenge, hostages, isolation, kidnapping, crime gone awry, confined, crimes, home invasion, teenage girl, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.4
 365
Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, race against time, psychopath, parents and children, danger, rivalry, confined, crimes, deadly, daring rescue, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 3K
The 24th Day (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tom and Dan's one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: hostage, aids, revenge, infidelity, unlikely criminals, couples, love and romance, confined, mind game, couple relations, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, psychopath, confined, teenage life, survival, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 111K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, airplane, fear, hostage, telephone call, crimes, hitman, danger, stewardess, flirting, airport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.9
 523
Deviation (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Told over one horrifying night, Deviation will take you on a white-knuckle journey into the mind of Frank Norton, a dangerous schizophrenic murderer as he escapes from Broadmoor Hospital and embarks on a murderous rampage across London. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, split personality, confined, deadly, kidnapping, crimes, killing spree, danger, hostage, hostages, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, kidnapping, terrorism, crimes, law enforcement, danger, rescue, ransom, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 1K
High Noon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Baltimore's top hostage negotiator embarks on a relationship with a man who could be her soulmate while racing to resolve a case that threatens her job and her life
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: hostage, law enforcement, danger, psychopath, dishonesty, deadly, negotiation, strong female character, surveillance, hostage negotiator, bar, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Teenage Bank Heist (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cassie works as a teller at the bank where her mother is the branch manager. When the bank is robbed, Cassie is taken hostage. She soon finds out that the bank robbers are teenage girls, one of whom is her best friend, Abbie. In this propulsive real ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, investigation, confined, track down, danger, race against time, on the run, friendship, parents and children, crimes, abduction, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 327
Relentless (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, El Salvador
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American mother searches for her daughter who was kidnapped by human traffickers in Central America.
Style: captivating, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: human trafficking, gang, kidnapping, train, slave, rescue, anger, determination, child in peril, female protagonist, danger, track down ...
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: confined, crimes, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 688
The Maddening (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, lesbian romance, on the road, hostage, torture, lesbian sex, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, danger, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 603
Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to film a sex tape live on the internet for a paying audience.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexploitation film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, hostages, femme fatale, crimes, criminal's revenge, hostage, computers and web, criminal heroes, danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Mother's Instinct (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a woman’s son goes missing and the prime suspect is released due to lack of evidence, she and her teenage daughter decide to play vigilante.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, parent child relationship, missing child, high school student, boy, uncover truth, suspicion, police investigation, law enforcement, family relations, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Borderline Murder (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young law student, Abby Porter, suspects that her sister, a stripper, may have been murdered. She discovers an illegal network of cross border plastic surgery centers providing crude, but inexpensive cosmetic surgery to young women in the United ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, doctors and patients, amateur detective, society, dishonesty, missing, plastic surgery, journalist, kidnapping, theft, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.6
 339
Poker Run (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robert (Bertie Higgins) and Allan (J.D. Rudometkin) decide to add some excitement to their lives by taking up Harley riding. But things go south when two psychopathic bikers (Robert Thorne and Jay Wisell) kidnap their wives (Debra Hopkins and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, desert, gang, motorcycle chase, confined, deadly, mind game, danger, buddies, crimes, couple relations, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 610
Cavite (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adam, a security guard, travels from California to the Philippines, his native land, for his father's funeral. He arrives in Manila. As he waits, a phone rings in his backpack; he answers it, and a male voice tells him that his mother and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: airport, bus, terrorism, bank, hostage, confined, heroes, danger, chases and races, deadly, homecoming, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 745
For Elise (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, survival, isolation, race against time, track down, deadly, danger, crimes, graphic violence, indoor, mentally challenged ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 1K
The Truth (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: hostage, heist, couples, confined, betrayal, danger, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, home invasion, domestic disturbance, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 3.0
 355
Clear Lake, WI (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of childhood friends return to their former hometown to revisit the horrors that happened there 15 years ago.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Plot: riddles and clues, danger, deadly, society, clergy, crimes, supernatural, religions or cults, high school, small town, murder, preacher ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 1K
Beyond (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective teams with a tabloid psychic to track down a missing child.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, missing child, race against time, danger, partners, crimes, seance, illusion, family problems, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 538
Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, mental illness, danger, woman in danger, crimes, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, psychopath, cafe, boy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, family relations, family problems, delusion, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, mental illness, parents and children, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 867
Endure (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, woman in danger, police investigation, partners, race against time, reluctant partners, confined, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.5
 524
Haunted Echoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laura (Sean Young) and Guy (David Starzyk) are devastated by grief when their 8-year-old daughter, Kimberly, is murdered. Hoping to repair their tattered marriage, they move to a quiet town to remodel an old mansion, but weird things start to happen ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, family problems, crimes, dealing with death, deadly, abduction, murder, death in the family, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 271
Confine (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Pippa is a physically and emotionally scarred former model living as a recluse in her meticulous Georgian flat. When a heist taking place in the same building goes wrong, Pippa's home is broken into by the charismatic Kayleigh. Pippa is taken ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: hostages, crimes, crime gone awry, mentally unstable, confined, indoor, hostage, strong female presence, mental illness, kidnapping, twins, women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%