Movies like Paydirt

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Paydirt (1981)
 5.3
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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.
Plot: female director, marijuana, kidnapping, gun, farmer, farm, robbery, village life, vineyard, home invasion, armed robbery, countryside, tied up, smoking pot, winery, pacific northwest, knocking on a door
Place: oregon

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Most similar movies to Paydirt

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, kidnapping, gun, crimes, danger, pistol and shot to death mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Paydirt: Family Vanished (2018), 10 Cent Pistol (2014), Savages (2012), The Snake with a Thousand Cuts (2017), The Black Panther (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, robbery, bound and gagged, hit with a baseball bat, cheating wife, extortion, reading someone else's diary, unfaithful wife, hands tied behind back, vigilantism, identity theft ...
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95%
 4.8
 485
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: criminal, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between men, friendship, father son relationship, police station, police, betrayal, love triangle, apartment, submachine gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.5
 126K
Savages (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, rough, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, marijuana, kidnapping, drug lord, drug cartel, crime, friendship, ex military, mob boss, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ...
Plot: farm, racism, rifle, corpse, urination, tied up, male nudity, pubic hair, cartel, hostage, nameless character, daughter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Black Panther (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 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: kidnapping, bank robbery, ex military, burglar, breaking and entering, looking at self in mirror, bare breasts, zoo, post office, phone booth, barking dog, crying ...
Time: year 1974, year 1972, year 1975, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rapist, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, manhunt, winter, rape, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, hostage, confined, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, drugs/alcohol, domestic disturbance, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 727
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: cattle, farm, isolated house, digging a grave, landlord, car on fire, car in water, family conflict, ultimatum, hiding place, war veteran, cow ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, psychopath, hitman, gangsters, danger, assassination attempt, on the run, child abduction, witness protection, assassin, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, houston texas, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: explosion, tough girl, haunted by the past, sister sister relationship, fistfight, action violence, love interest, gunfight, ship, male female relationship, kiss, pistol ...
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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
Plot: father daughter incest, hostage, father daughter relationship, basement, arrest, violent father, father and daughter, deadbeat dad, domineering father, relationship problems, abusive father, father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.8
 878
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 ...
Style: cult film
Plot: breasts, revenge, exploitation, murder, female director, sleaze, big breasts, sleeping pill, large breasts, suffocation, erotica, sexploitation ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 1.8
 424
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, hostage, psychopath, ransom demand, buried alive, fbi, daring rescue, chases and races, race against time, deadly, hostages, child in peril ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 409
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: kidnapping, ransom, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 846
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 ...
Plot: kidnap, drug cartel, safe, murder, nightclub, wiretap, husband wife relationship, gun, dirty cop, kidnapping, hitman, wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 991
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, exciting ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crime, dishonesty, crimes, special agents, confined, law enforcement, criminal heroes, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Macon County Jail (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After she leaves her cheating husband, Susan Reed (Ally Sheedy) embarks on a cross-country road trip where she falls victim to a series of mishaps that land her behind bars in the redneck Macon County Jail. Once inside, she's subjected to ...
Plot: murder, on the run, hitchhiker, rape, rape and revenge, unfaithful, female director, fired from the job, screaming, prison escape, nausea, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: gangsters, kidnapping, kidnapped, exploding boat, simpleton, set up, held at gunpoint, gangster, lawyer client relationship, ex lover, female villain, defense attorney
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 517
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, tense, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, seductive, hot, satanist, prostitute, misogyny, bank robbery, hollywood, murder, criminal, erotica, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: handgun, murder, car chase, latex gloves, bus, police, gun, tough girl, strong female lead, pistol, bandit, knife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Happy Birthday, Türke! (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Kemal Kayankaya, a private detective, was hired by a Turkish women, Ilter, to search for his husband, Amend, who has been missing since the death of her father, Vassif. Unknownst to him, he was about to unravel the secrets of his client's ...
Plot: female director, the underworld, foster home, missing person, secret, turk, private detective, police, male nudity
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 6K
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, crime gone awry, confined, breaking point, disorder, partners, danger, crimes, unlikely criminals, confinement indoors, rich ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.7
 26
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: gun, assassin, hitman, police, junkie, mercenary, police officer, murder, pistol, drugs, african american, police captain ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 451
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kidnapping Stella (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, dark, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, van, wealthy family, twists & turns, mask, crimes, crime, danger, couple relations, love, kidnapped woman ...
Place: central europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: roommate, guilt, hotel, murder, police officer, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, twenty something, best friend, hitman, witness, assassination ...
Place: oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, serial killer, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, mystery, police investigation, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: soccer, false accusation, murder, kidnapping, terrorism, on the run, danger, politics, false accusations, dictatorship, wrongful imprisonment, reenactment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 402
The Guardian (1984)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burgulary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little over-committed to his work.
Plot: bodyguard, street gang, apartment building, guardian, street life, fear, skeptic, home invasion, conflict, fistfight, assault, hand to hand combat ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%