Movies like Assault in Paradise

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Assault in Paradise (1977)
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Assault in Paradise (1977)
Original name: The Ransom
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hostage, ransom, revenge, police officer, hitman, millionaire, murder, helicopter, corruption, city, threat, crossbow
Place: vietnam, arizona

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Most similar movies to Assault in Paradise

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, hostage, kidnapping, ransom, crimes, confined and revenge mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Assault in Paradise: The Hostage Tower (1980), [Cargo] (2018), Mark of the Tortoise (1964), The Cat (1988), The Midnight Man (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hostage Tower (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal takes hostages on the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Plot: hostage situation, un, abduction, ransom demand, rescue mission, undercover agent, extortion, ransom, vengeance, terrorism, capture, criminal ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
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[Cargo] (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.
Style: ambiguous ending, neo noir, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, isolation, ransom, fear, survival, murder, hostage, businessman, father son relationship, death, mercenary, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mark of the Tortoise (1964)
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: English millionaire Sir Cyrus Bradley is being blackmailed by “The Tortoise” Crime Syndicate. He is to pay £ 100,000.00 Pounds to stay alive and not be murdered. After his refusal to pay the money, he is quickly killed. Cyrus‘ nephew, Don ...
Plot: ransom, inheritance, revenge, murder, turtle, man in a wheelchair, blackmail, criminal gang, female criminal, knife thrower
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The Cat (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two bank robbers hold the clerks hostage and demand 3 million German marks as ransom. What the police do not realize is that the true criminal mastermind watches them from outside the bank, anticipating every move.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police, hotel, ransom, nervousness, hostage, plan, gangsters, master criminal, murder, cat and mouse, criminal gang, heist gone wrong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Midnight Man (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When Grady, an assassin with a genetic disorder that renders him unable to feel pain, is sent on a high-stakes assignment, his world is turned upside-down after an attack when he awakens to discover that he can feel pain for the first time in his ...
Plot: hostage, pain, hitman, mission, violence, assassin, child abduction, kidnapped child, beating, motor
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Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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G@me (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young ad executive's life has been turned upside down when a vicious client ruins his three billion yen project. Through his chance meeting with the disgruntled daughter of his enemy, he plans a vengeance scheme. The young woman agrees to ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, ransom demand, kidnapper
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mayor, runaway train, train, passenger, tunnel, ransom, negotiation, hijacking, police officer, crimes, heist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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The Assassin (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Assassin John Brown, a heroin-addicted, recent war veteran, is hired to take out a local nightclub owner. When Brown slips, he finds himself on the run from both police and the shadowy corporation that hired him.
Style: neo noir
Plot: junkie, police, police captain, assassin, murder, hitman, african american, police officer, drug addict, criminal, drugs, mercenary ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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La banda Vallanzasca (1977)
Genre: Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Convict Roberto murders a guard and escapes from jail with his cellmate. Once free he joins a group of gangsters and becomes a professional hitman. The gang abduct a young woman and when one them attacks her, Roberto shoots him and takes her to an ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, police, traffic policeman, bandit, police officer, ransom, prison escape, jail, terrorist, escape, police officer killed ...
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83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hostage, buried alive, fbi, ransom demand, child in peril, heroes, daring rescue, rivalry, rescue, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, psychopath, dishonesty, trapped, crimes, hopes, sin, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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If I Die Before I Wake (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A suburban family is held hostage and terrorized by three intruders while their sixteen year-old daughter first hides, then exacts her own brand of terror on the assailants.
Style: slasher
Plot: father son relationship, rape and revenge, torture, brother sister relationship, abuse, heroine, female empowerment, teenage daughter, suburbs, family relations, gang of outlaws, victim ...
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Dangerous Pursuit (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers the next target of a hired assassin and attempts to foil his plan.
Plot: husband wife relationship, archbishop, guilt, female protagonist, roommate, witness, cover up, hitman, prostitute, assassination, hotel, best friend ...
Place: oregon, new york
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, confined, gangsters, betrayal, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Special Killers (1973)
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sandro, a detective, finds his wife strangled. His girl-friend Tiffany, who works as photographer, makes a "Blow up" from a photo, what Sandro finds beside the victim. Sandro and Tiffany are looking for the woman on the photo, Laura. They ...
Plot: sibling relationship, blackmail, revenge, chase, husband wife relationship, female nudity, investigation, sex, corruption, murder, nightclub, hitman ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, road movie ...
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Plot: kidnapping, hitman, psychopath, assassination attempt, gangsters, on the run, hostage, assassin, child abduction, witness protection, child in peril, battles ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Deadly Weapons (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After the mob hits a guy with a list, one of the hoods keeps the list for himself to blackmail the people on it. When the mobsters find out he's a double-crosser, they off him, which angers his busty girlfriend. She goes after them using the ...
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Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 88 min.
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Plot: on the run, femme fatale, frame up, heroes, crimes, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological thriller
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Story: Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies quickly reveals that they may have the wrong man, which puts them ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, bleak, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
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Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Captive (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The daughter of an international tycoon is kidnapped by a trio of abductors who seek to mold her to their lifestyle.
Style: suspense
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Genre: Crime, Thriller
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Night of the Juggler (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.
Style: neo noir
Plot: ransom, child abduction, psychopath, murder, death, kidnapping, police, violence, corrupt cop, chase, exploitation, manhunt
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Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Legal Deceit (1997)
Genre: Thriller
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