Movies like Desierto

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Desierto (2015)
 6.0
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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, mass murder, vigilante, mexican border, running for your life, long range rifle, killer dog, dog bite, barbed wire fence, u.s. mexico border, death of dog, migrant, dawn, mexican american border, stealing a car, chased by a dog, shot in the leg, border crossing, snake, shot in the back, killing an animal, teddy bear, pickup truck, sunrise ...

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 survival, danger, murder, desert, death, crimes and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Desierto: Survive! (1976), Scenic Route (2013), Love's a Bitch (2000), The King (2005), Punishment Park (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.5
 337
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: survival, gory, wilderness, danger, adventure, escapades, confined, heroes, mountain, cannibalism, airplane accident, airplane ...
Time: 70s
Place: andes mountains
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.5
 9K
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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: desert, friends, isolation, murder, summer, stupidity, confined, breaking point, workaholic, thirst, on the road, dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 8.1
 201K
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, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, dog, siblings relations, family relations, pets, latinos, marital problem, hitman, money, multiple storylines, machismo, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, realistic, gloomy, 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 ⇓
83%
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: clever, serious, realistic, gloomy, 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 ⇓
83%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, survival, 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 ⇓
81%
 6.0
 6K
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: microfilm, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: murder, rifle, death of son, farmhouse, mask, revenge, hangar, psychological thriller, abandoned car, battle of wits, police officer taken hostage, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 438
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, realistic, rough, 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 ⇓
78%
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 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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, deadly, desert, wilderness, dangerous animal, honeymoon, isolation, danger, escapades, couple relations, confined, tour guide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 213
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, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, prostitute, doctor, fear, dog, hospital, village, rage, illness, race against time, vengeance, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, rescue, water, radio, struggle for survival, robbery, danger, escapades, getting home, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.5
 267K
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: atmospheric, realistic, bleak, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: nanny, desert, drug use, suicide, death, multiple storylines, deportation, tourist, police brutality, loss of son, doctor, tragic event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, mexico, japan, africa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 60K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, youth, isolation, frostbite, wilderness, forces of nature, buddies, skiing, vacation, ski lift, ski resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 313K
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, serious, psychological, inspirational ...
Plot: survival, isolation, desert, trapped, human spirit, adventure, courage, extreme sport, climbing, hallucinations, loneliness, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ 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, rape, survivalist, bolt upright after nightmare, hillbilly, backwoods, nature, domineering father, survival horror
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 34K
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: survival, wilderness, mercenary, little boy, sole survivor, hunter, obsessive quest, danger, crying, escapades, bio weapon, backpack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 4K
Pressure (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four divers are stuck deep underwater in a vessel after a freak storm destroys their ship. Will they survive?
Plot: survival, underwater, scuba diving, claustrophobia, trapped, storm, rescue, self sacrifice, diver
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.2
 8K
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, realistic, tense
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, saudi arabia, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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, slum, neighborhood, vigilante, escape, robbery, crime, crimes, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, reporter, passport, guide, truck, journalist, espionage, journalism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, barcelona, africa, yugoslavia, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 1K
Bone Dry (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie finds himself being forced at a gunpoint, by an unseen assailant, on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. His nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an aberrant agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walkie-talkies and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, criminal's revenge, one man army, mind game, crime, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, hostages, uninhibited rivalry, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.3
 7K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: salesman, desert, destiny, betrayal, manic, psychic power, couple relations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 243
Wild Cactus (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A married couple vacationing in the desert are held hostage by a pair of psychopaths.
Style: rough, serious, erotic, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: desert, hostages, violence spree, sexual abuse, crime, family in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, couples, murderous pair, rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Into the Forest (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the not too distant future, two young women who live in a remote ancient forest discover the world around them is on the brink of an apocalypse. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness & starvation.
Style: canadian science fiction, intense, futuristic, light, melancholic ...
Plot: forest, survival, power outage, fire, sibling relationship, rifle, dancer, chainsaw, death, rape, father daughter relationship, pregnant from rape ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, dark humor, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: school teacher, vigilante, small town, vigilantism, sheriff, murder, hidden identity, romance, gun, violence, teacher, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, shotgun, mansion, seduction, lie, champagne, robbery, hostage, on the run, murder, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beyond the Reach (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: desert, witnessing a crime, chase, hunting, on the run, survival, wilderness, isolation, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, touching
Plot: desert, on the road, human spirit, self discovery, adventure, destiny, religions or cults, escapades, hopes, mysterious place, spirituality, poetry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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