Movies like Desierto

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Desierto (2015)
 6.0
 8K
Desierto (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of Mexican emigrants attempts to cross the Mexican-US border. What begins as a hopeful journey becomes a harrowing, bloody and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante and his loyal Belgian Malinois dog chase the group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous borderland. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.
Plot: survival, desert, vigilante, mass murder, mexican border, running for your life, snake, running, border crossing, u.s. mexico border, teddy bear, killing an animal, stealing a car, blood, illegal immigrant, shot in the chest, rifle, broken leg, sunset, sunrise, pickup truck, shot in the back, shot in the leg, chased by a dog, mexican american border ...

Most similar movies to Desierto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, danger, survival, violence, rifle, blood and chase mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Desierto: Love's a Bitch (2000), Standoff (2016), Survive! (1976), The King (2005), Punishment Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 205K
Love's a Bitch (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Three different people in Mexico City are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, siblings relations, hitman, money, multiple storylines, family relations, pets, machismo, divorce, stabbing, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 7K
Standoff (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A troubled veteran gets a chance at redemption by protecting a girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl's life.
Style: surprise ending, microfilm, suspense
Plot: rifle, murder, death of son, revenge, farmhouse, mask, pistol whip, disarming someone, ex soldier, impalement, shot in the stomach, redemption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 354
Survive! (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sixteen plane crash survivors stranded in the Andes turn to cannibalism to stay alive. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: survival, gory, danger, wilderness, escapades, adventure, confined, heroes, cannibalism, mountain, airplane accident, snow ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.6
 7K
The King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is ...
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, murder, missing child, pregnancy, incest, arson, hypocrisy, confession, loss of son, parents and children, haunted by the past, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: serious, clever, gloomy, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, military, violence, anti war, murder, militant, siege, police brutality, punishment, college ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.8
 3K
Heatstroke (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On a family trip in the African desert, a research scientist unintentionally travels off course and is brutally murdered by an arms dealer. His girlfriend is put to the ultimate survival test as she attempts to evade the killers and protect his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, wilderness, woman in danger, on the run, murder, chases and races, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades, off the road ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.5
 10K
Scenic Route (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Stranded on an isolated desert road, two life-long friends fight for survival as their already strained relationship spirals into knife-wielding madness.
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, friends, isolation, murder, stupidity, summer, confined, breaking point, workaholic, broken nose, flashback, thirst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.5
 271K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Mexico
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: rough, thought provoking, disturbing, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: nanny, desert, multiple storylines, deportation, tragic event, police brutality, loss of son, doctor, redemption, illegal immigration, first time, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, mexico, japan, africa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 445
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, psychopath, rave, crimes, danger, buddies, gang, chases and races, deadly, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, gloomy, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dog, revenge, father son relationship, killing a dog, justice, vengeance, redemption, small town, lone wolves, murder, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, deadly, desert, dangerous animal, honeymoon, isolation, danger, escapades, couple relations, confined, tour guide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: cancer, lung cancer, novelist, hostage, infidelity, rape, overbearing mother, rapist, art, parent child relationship, carjacking, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 5K
The Zone (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense
Plot: murder, violence, vengeance, robbery, escape, neighborhood, vigilante, slum, crime, crimes, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Brothers in Arms (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two brothers on a hike in the woods, one of them with a hidden motive, get in trouble with hillbillies, when they save a girl from rape.
Plot: wilderness, survival, backwoods, hillbilly, bolt upright after nightmare, survivalist, survival horror, rape, nature, domineering father
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, espionage, revenge, assassin, murder, mass murder, journalism, execution, concentration camp, suicide, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 218
Rage (1966)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Small-town doctor bitten by rabid dog, races the clock to get to the city and receive treatment.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, dog, doctor, fear, hospital, village, rage, illness, race against time, vengeance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.7
 2K
Rust Creek (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When an overachieving college senior makes a wrong turn, her road trip becomes a life-changing fight for survival in rural Kentucky.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing
Plot: survival, stranded, gang, crimes, fight to the death, illegal drugs, small town sheriff, in the woods, sheriff, murder, meth lab
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, on the run, hitman, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, war criminal, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 94
Naked Angels (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mother has just got out of prison and wants to get revenge on the biker gang that put him there. He teams up with his old gang "The Angels" and they head to the desert to get even. Soon, Mother's obsession begins to take it's ...
Style: sexy
Plot: jeans, gas station, revolver, bar, foot chase, kiss, female nudity, fire, police, biker, two on a motorcycle, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Edge of Winter (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.
Plot: winter, stranded, psychological thriller, parent child relationship, male bonding, father son relationship, snow, cold the temperature, hunter, child in peril, accidental killing, wilderness ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 35K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, atmospheric, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, snow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 103
Savage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's summer, somewhere in the Dordogne, young people disappear. The wildest rumors circulate, we are talking about a feline prowling. Laura, seeks to elucidate the mystery and meets Paul, a strange writer who attracts him as much as he scares ...
Plot: kiss, blood, cigarette smoking, horse, swimming pool, rifle, camping, motorboat, flashback, boar, breaking and entering, taser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.1
 6K
Restraint (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two fugitives land in hot water when they take a hostage who poses a threat to their well-being.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, shotgun, robbery, mansion, champagne, seduction, lie, on the run, murder, psychopath, invasion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 9K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: desert, survival, coming of age, innocence lost, adolescence vs adulthood, adventure, danger, escapades, youth, adventurer, siblings relations, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: jordan, middle east, ottoman empire, africa, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Trigger Effect (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is "by nature" a predatory creature. ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sick child, blackout, power outage, danger, apocalypse, suburbs, riot, babies and infants, on the run, future dystopia, suburban life, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 18K
The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hotel, desert, identity, on the road, journalist, reporter, passport, truck, guide, espionage, journalism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, africa, barcelona, north africa, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, rescue, survival, terrorism, kidnapping, racism, government agency, adventure, secret agents, wilderness, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Naked Prey (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of men are on safari. One of the party refuses to give a gift to a tribe they encounter. The tribe is offended, seizes the party, and one-by-one, kills all but one of the safari members in various creative and horrifying ways. The last ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, survival, tribe, wilderness, warrior, elephant, hunter, snake, spear, rifle, lion ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 575
Madtown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A stand-up comedian confesses to a murder on-stage at an open mic night to a shocked audience - his crime the result of a deadly triangle formed between his older sister, just released from prison after a 20-year stay for the murder of their ...
Plot: murder, surprise party, stand up comedian, birthday, shot in the chest, shot in the head, brother sister relationship, vinyl record, comedy club, suicide by gunshot, murder trial, interview ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 6K
Miss Meadows (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, dark humor ...
Plot: vigilante, small town, vigilantism, sheriff, murder, school teacher, hidden identity, violence, gun, romance, teacher, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%