Movies like Paydirt 1981

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Paydirt (1981)
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Paydirt (1981)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cash-strapped Oregon winemakers turn to growing pot in order to finance their vineyard in this low-key thriller. Unsung director and environmental activist Penny Allen (who gave Gus Van Sant his first film credit doing sound on her 1979 feature Property) directs this time capsule of 1980s-era Portland shot at an actual marijuana field.
Style: indie film
Plot: kidnapping, marijuana, farmer, farm, village life, vineyard, robbery, home invasion, armed robbery, countryside, winery, gun, tied up, knocking on a door, pacific northwest, smoking pot, female director
Place: oregon

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Most similar movies to Paydirt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and realistic films with plots about kidnapping, murder, gun, crimes, hostage, danger and confined mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Paydirt: 10 Cent Pistol (2014), The Black Panther (1977), Family Vanished (2018), The Frozen Ground (2013), As Good as Dead (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
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10 Cent Pistol (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story about two lifelong criminals who maneuver through the shady underbelly of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: criminal, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between men, friendship, betrayal, police station, love triangle, police, father son relationship, gangsters, rehabilitation center ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Black Panther (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Style: cult film
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychopath, dead girl, crimes, killer, bank robbery, ex military, black panthers, nudity (full frontal - brief), father daughter relationship, heiress ...
Time: 70s, year 1972, year 1974, year 1975
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Family Vanished (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A happy family returns from a vacation to find their home invaded by a criminal family and must fight for survival.
Plot: home invasion, hostage, reading someone else's diary, extortion, humiliation, vacation, revenge, kidnapping, family vacation, lifetime, strong female lead, woman with a gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, factual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, manhunt, sexual predator, rapist, drug overdose, rape and murder, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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As Good as Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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: suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, hostage, kidnapping, escape attempt, brutality, deception, confined, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, domestic disturbance, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.8
 517
Your Move (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man must go to extreme lengths to discover what happened to his kidnapped wife and daughter.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: kidnapping, torture, police, lynching, revenge, kidnapped woman, unsolved crime, family problems, vengeance, cold case, battles, private investigation ...
Place: new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Candy Snatchers (1973)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Style: disturbing, depressing, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, rape, buried alive, diamonds, teenage girl, mute child, extramarital affair, hostage, abusive mother, diamond, stepfather, schoolgirl ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 855
The Horse (1970)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Auguste Maroilleur, an elderly farmer, exploits 400 hectares of crop land with the help of his family, over which he rules with an iron hand. Things go awry the day he discovers one of his grandsons is involved in drug traffic. To make matters ...
Plot: heroin, rape, basement, hunting, murder investigation, farmer, isolated house, war veteran, landlord, farm, rape of a girl, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: normandy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: neo noir, road movie, surprise ending, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, child in peril, hostage, suicide, murder, witness, on the road, witness protection program, little boy, witness protection, assassin ...
Time: 80s
Place: austin texas, texas, oklahoma, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.9
 37K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, mercilessness, female protagonist, child in peril, rescue, missing child, track down, determination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Kidnapped in Paradise (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman (Joely Fisher) engages a down-on-his-luck sailor (David Beecroft) to help her find her sister (Charlotte Ross), who was kidnapped by modern day pirates.
Plot: murder, sister sister relationship, kidnapping, redhead, female protagonist, violence, yacht, betrayal, tough girl, ship, fistfight, alcoholic ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 432
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: stockholm syndrome, ransom, kidnapping, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Snake with a Thousand Cuts (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Omar Petit would be able to live a perfectly happy life with his wife and daughter if it weren’t for a number of farmers from the vineyard who have decided to make life miserable for them because of where Omar comes from. One night, one of them ...
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, tense
Plot: farm, murder, revenge, criminal's revenge, protector, brutality, gunfight, violence, killer, crimes, female nudity, cartel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 939
6 Ways to Die (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Sonny "Sundown" Garcia is the top cocaine distributor in the United States, which has made him a very rich and powerful man. It has also made him plenty of enemies. John Doe is just such a man. A nameless man of mystery, John lives to see ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug cartel, hitman, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, robbery, murder, criminal's revenge, revenge, vengeance, drug dealer, criminal, woman with a gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, criminal, confined, special agents, criminal heroes, law enforcement, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 1.8
 462
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, murderer, satanism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, swamp, buried alive, fbi, ransom demand, empire, psychopath, hostage, heroes, daring rescue, rivalry, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dangerous Curves (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A defense lawyer goes to find his former client whose late husband's money is missing. He's not the only one who's looking for her, and she has a plan of her own.
Plot: lawyer, simpleton, ex lover, female villain, lawyer client relationship, kidnapped, kidnapping, defense attorney, gangsters, set up, held at gunpoint, exploding boat
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.0
 112
Moving Targets (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of cops are following a lawyer who has information on a mobster. He's killed and his wife has to help the cops catch the bad guy.
Plot: bandit, strong female lead, bus, car chase, police, murder, tough girl, violence, latex gloves, gun, explosion, knife
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.1
 670K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: snow, kidnapping, dark humor, small town, police investigation, ransom, crime gone awry, police, greed, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1987, 20th century
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 1K
Wolf Mother (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In an attempt to rectify their criminal past, a once successful Hollywood starlet, turn prostitute, and a petty, misogynistic thief, set out together to solve a high profile child abduction case in San Francisco.
Style: sexy, suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: erotica, chase, bank robbery, hollywood, murder, criminal, prostitute, satanist, misogyny, seductive, crime investigation, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 7K
The Entitled (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family – abduct the socialite children of three wealthy men and collect a ransom of $3-million dollars. Over the course ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, confined, crime gone awry, breaking point, confinement indoors, disorder, partners, unlikely criminals, crimes, rich, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 33
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 ⇓
41%
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 4.5
 492
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, police investigation, betrayal, confined, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: home invasion, kidnapping, revenge, rape, rape and revenge, female protagonist, sexual abuse, kidnapped, teenager, hostage, murder, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Girl in the Basement (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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, feminist film, psychological thriller
Plot: hostage, captivity, abusive father, basement, father daughter relationship, violent father, domineering father, father daughter incest, crimes, hidden room, bomb shelter, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: twenty something, witness, cover up, hitman, prostitute, assassination, hotel, best friend, runaway, strip club, alcoholic father, police officer ...
Place: oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: false accusation, kidnapping, soccer, politics, murder, terrorism, on the run, dictatorship, prison escape, prison, football, revolutionary ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, journalism, newspaper, psycho, kidnapping, woman in danger, murder, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 203
Night Class (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Jake, a security guard in a small hotel, inadvertently helps out a beautiful burglar, he becomes a primary suspect and is quickly fired. Jake decides to track down the burglar himself and retrieve the stolen property.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: jewelry, heist, theft, security guard, jewel theft, robbery, burglar, investigation, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime investigation, encounter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%