Movies like Ordeal

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Ordeal (1973)
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Ordeal (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.
Plot: stranded in the desert, survival, desert, adultery, murder, wilderness, broken leg, stranded, left to die

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about survival, murder, female nudity, wilderness, desert, isolation and adultery mostly in Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Ordeal: The Last Survivors (1975), The Oasis (1984), 37 (2016), The King Is Alive (2000), A Captive in the Land (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last Survivors (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a passenger ship sinks, a ship's officer must decide which passengers in an overcrowded lifeboat must be sacrificed so the rest can survive an approaching typhoon.
Plot: shipwreck, survival, lifeboat, sinking ship, sea, catastrophe
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The Oasis (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A plane crash in the Mexican desert leaves a small group of survivors who are desperate for food and water. Fearing that they may never be found where they are, they head for where it is hoped there will be civilization and rescue. When their hopes ...
Plot: dehydration, desert, corpse, head injury, gangrene, female nudity, cannibalism, starvation, drinking urine, lizard, stranded in the desert, air disaster ...
Place: mexico
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89%
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: murder, rape, loss of innocence, racism, indifference, apathy, female director, witness
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71%
The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, life is a bitch, danger, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, village life ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, australia, new jersey
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67%
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A Captive in the Land (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American meteorologist attempts to rescue an injured Soviet airman. A killer storm soon maroons them both and the unlikely duo must learn to overcome their differences in order to survive the real life terrors of the Arctic.
Plot: snow, carbon monoxide poisoning, rescue attempt, american, russian, rescue, wilderness, survival, male bonding, cold war, cold, air disaster ...
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64%
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: rescue, catastrophe, survival, wilderness, snowstorm, forces of nature, family life, isolation, confined, heroes, babies and infants, escapades ...
Time: 90s
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62%
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Pinjra (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A respected village schoolteacher falls for a travelling dancer and faces a moral dilemma.
Plot: teacher, suicide, murder, village, redemption, tragic love, tragic event, courtroom, disfigured face, self destructing
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59%
The Donner Party (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on the real events of The Donner Party tragedy. The Donner Party was a group of California-bound American settlers caught up in the western expansion of the 1840s. After becoming snowbound in the Sierra Nevada during the winter of 1846-1847, a ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: survival, human nature, danger, wilderness, isolation, moral dilemma, hopes, mountain, desperation, escapades, confined, stabbed to death ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, california
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57%
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First Winter (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When winter begins, life is serene for a group of new-age Brooklynites living in a remote country farmhouse. Sex, drugs, yoga, and organic cooking absorb their days, safely tucked away from the stresses of urban life. But when a blackout of ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: survival, isolation, human nature, wilderness, social relations, confined, party, innocence lost, female nudity, male nudity, lesbian sex, bathtub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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54%
Criminal Desires (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A beautiful reporter gets caught up in the deadly and erotic world of an online 'murder club' in this red-hot thriller.
Plot: police, murder, male nudity, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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52%
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: desert, crimes, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, mind game, racism, racial relations, car driving, wedding, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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49%
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Thirst (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Plot: isolation, survival, desert, wilderness, danger, stranded, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dehydration, thirst, confined, husband wife relationship, photographer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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48%
Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Sir Wilfred Robarts, a famed barrister is released from the hospital, where he stayed for two months following his heart attack. Returning to the practise of his lawyer skills, he takes the case of Leonard Vole, an unemployed man who is accused of ...
Style: witty, clever, suspenseful, contemplative, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, couple relations, false accusation, uncover truth, infidelity, power relations, humble, love triangle, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, england
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47%
Voyage of the Yes (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two teenagers set out on a 2000-mile sailboat journey from California to Hawaii and en route combat the natural challenges and their inner shortcomings.
Plot: accident, survival, young people, boat, spy, interracial relations, sailboat, hospital, leg amputation
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: murder, blackmail, infidelity, deception, marriage, trial
Place: malaysia
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45%
I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!
Style: surreal, serious
Plot: desert, murder, police, incest, epilepsy, cannibalism, surrealism, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, crimes, society, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
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44%
House of Sand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman is taken along with her mother in 1910 to a far-away desert by her husband, and after his passing, is forced to spend the next 59 years of her life hopelessly trying to escape it.
Style: sentimental, serious, emotional, psychological, realistic
Plot: desert, isolation, parents and children, pregnancy, starting over, survival, homecoming, village life, mother daughter relationship, stranded, widow, bittersweet ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: brazil, europe, latin america, former yugoslavia
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43%
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The Stepmother (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Returning home from a business trip, an architect assumes that a client is having an affair with his wife and murders the man. His feelings of guilt and attempts to conceal the crime lead to more complications and death.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adultery, murder, stepmother, beach, beach house, stepmother stepson relationship, manipulations, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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42%
Until the Night (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka fashions a stunning film about love and excess. Robert (Norman Reedus) is a writer who hasn't done much writing lately; instead, he's busy pushing the envelope with his toxic mix of boredom, drugs and a dalliance ...
Plot: model, adultery, obsession, lover, confusion, writers, lovers, sex, female nudity
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42%
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Nympha (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A re-imagination of the Celso Ad Castillo classic, "Nympha" tells the story of an orphan woman named Nympha living in a backward province with a narrow minded aunt who is a religious fanatic.
Plot: female nudity, murder, cemetery, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: the philippines
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42%
Life at the Top (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 'Life at the Top' is a sequel to 'Room at the Top', made in 1959. Ten years have passed and Joe Lampton now takes a wealthy lifestyle alongside his wife and two kids. But since he's married the boss' daughter, his rise ...
Plot: adultery, business
Place: yorkshire
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40%
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: con artists, murder, insurance fraud, true crime, male homosexuality, scam, bisexual, insurance, homosexual, homosexuality
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39%
Suburban Madness (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the real story of Clara Harris, the Houston, Texas dentist who made headlines in July 2002 when she killed her adulterous husband by repeatedly running over him with her car.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, dentist, love triangle, adultery, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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39%
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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into ...
Style: psychological, touching, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, taxi, airport, on the road, interracial relations, love and romance, opposites attract, couples, taxi driver, motel, adultery, sex outside ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
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38%
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My Breast (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meredith Baxter plays Joyce Wadler in this heartwarming story of hope, courage and redemption inspired by the New York City journalist's real-life struggle with breast cancer. Stuck in a lackluster relationship with her boyfriend, she's ...
Plot: breast cancer, survival, female director, writers, sports writer, journalist, cancer, death, surgery, courage, male female relationship
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37%
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Christmas Eve (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three grown grand children (who are scattered across the U.S. living ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, reunion, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, estrangement, terminal illness, race against time, private detective, family life, family gatherings ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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37%
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Angel Dusted (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Cautionary anti-drug film based on a true story, made for NBC television. Drama about the effects on Jean Stapleton and Arthur Hill when their teenage son (John Putch, Stapleton's real-life son) gets spaced out on a marijuana joint laced with ...
Plot: denial, mental institution, teenager, high school, drug use, hallucination, family relations, pills, flashback, punch, blood, clinic ...
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37%
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Crusoe (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked and he finds himself all alone on a tropical island. With a few tools he manages to rescue from the wreck he has to learn to support himself until help arrives.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: survival, desert island, island, shipwreck, confined, adventure, escapades, fish out of water, isolation, tropical island, stranded, marooned ...
Time: 19th century
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37%
The Trial of Chaplain Jensen (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film tells the story of Chaplain Andrew Jensen, the only U.S. navy chaplain ever court-martialed on charges of adultery.
Plot: chaplain, navy, naval officer, adultery
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36%
Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, suspenseful
Plot: survival, wilderness, explorer, heroism, endurance, hunger, reenactment, diary, hiking, adventure, blizzard, australian ...
Place: antarctica, south pole, antarctic
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36%