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.
Style: psychological, philosophical, touching, rough
Plot: survival, desert, vigilante, mass murder, mexican border, illegal immigrant, psychopath, racist, mexican, wilderness, mercilessness, characters killed one by one, pursuit, running for your life, truck, animal attack, murder, border crossing, thirst, human prey, dog, mountain, snake, hunter, running ...

Most similar movies to Desierto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, danger, crimes, deadly, violence, chase and survival mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Desierto: Survive! (1976), Heatstroke (2013), Love's a Bitch (2000), The King (2005), Punishment Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: survival, escapades, confined, adventure, danger, heroes, gory, wilderness, cannibalism, mountain, airplane accident, airplane ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, survival, desert, woman in danger, deadly, off the road, escapades, crimes, danger, murder, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, siblings relations, hitman, marriage, doctor, divorce, death, stabbing, machismo, threat, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: arson, loss of son, pregnancy, hypocrisy, confession, murder, missing child, redemption, incest, clergy, stalking, navy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: realistic, bleak, clever, serious, psychological ...
Plot: desert, soldier, anti war, militant, siege, police brutality, punishment, murder, politics, military, violence, heroes ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, deportation, tragic event, loss of son, doctor, police brutality, multiple storylines, redemption, depression, guilt, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, japan, mexico, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, survival, desert, rave, friends, crimes, chases and races, escapades, rivalry, danger, buddies, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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: suspense, microfilm, surprise ending
Plot: death of son, rifle, murder, mask, revenge, farmhouse, silencer, ex soldier, assassination, child in peril, warrior, murder of family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: desert, friends, isolation, workaholic, breaking point, confined, murder, summer, stupidity, haircut, broken nose, cell phone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 106
The Passengers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and his stepson driving across Europe are terrorized by a man following them in a pickup truck.
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, truck, parents and children, chases and races, danger, stalking, deadly, crimes, investigation, psychopath, on the road, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: wilderness, mercenary, survival, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, environmentalist, escapades, obsessive quest, danger, bio weapon, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, desert, deadly, dangerous animal, honeymoon, danger, tour guide, newlyweds, isolation, couple relations, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, on the run, robbery, hostage, shotgun, lie, mansion, champagne, seduction, psychopath, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.9
 531
Blacktop (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a fight with her boyfriend (Lochlyn Munro), a woman (Kristin Davis) unknowingly accepts a ride from a psychopath (Meat Loaf Aday).
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, bar, car chase, missing person, voyeur, road trip, truck driver, danger, serial killer, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
 30K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, crimes, research, violence, insanity, prison escape ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: dog, revenge, killing a dog, father son relationship, vengeance, redemption, justice, small town, murder, terrorizing, youth, pets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.8
 24K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, small town, murder, lawyer, mind game, family in danger, stalking, woman in danger, drowning, neo noir, girl, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 320K
127 Hours (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.
Style: suspense, uplifting, psychological, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, desert, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, loneliness, peril, climbing, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2003
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 2K
Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, capital punishment, blood, shot to death, courtroom drama, serial killer, police investigation, police detective, deadly, gory, hotshot lawyer, vampire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.1
 475
The Crew (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Still depressed over the suicide of his mother, Bill has no idea that he's in for a wild ride when he and his wife Jennifer board the yacht owned by her bigoted lawyer brother. Along for the trip: a rock musician and his wife, as well as the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: rescue, survival, hostages, captivity, one man army, confined, forces of nature, adventure, danger, isolation, husband wife relationship, psychological thriller ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, mystery, missing person, murder, police investigation, deadly, police detective, psychopath, reluctant partners, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, bolt upright after nightmare, survivalist, hillbilly, nature, domineering father, backwoods, survival horror, rape
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes of passion, crime and punishment, woman in danger, danger, haunted by the past, hopes, confined, crimes, criminal psychologist, mentally unstable, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, survival, tribe, on the run, wilderness, elephant, hunter, snake, warrior, spear, safari, lion ...
Time: 60s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.5
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, newlyweds, danger, family problems, vengeance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, investigation, serial murder, ransom, manipulation, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.3
 667
Angel of Death (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, police detective, serial killer, social relations, investigation, society, law enforcement, rivalry, twins, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 37K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, dishonesty, couples, crimes, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: desert, village, prostitute, hospital, fear, doctor, dog, vengeance, race against time, alcohol abuse, social relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: murder, violence, dishonesty, deadly, teenage life, vengeance, danger, vigilantism, isolation, heist, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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