Movies like Scenic Route

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Scenic Route (2013)
 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, fight, murder, isolation, breaking point, stupidity, on the road, confined, workaholic, summer, dream, fox, cell phone, brawl, broken leg, thirst, tow truck, flashback, haircut, broken nose, crutch, pocket knife
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, deadly, desert, confined and on the road mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Scenic Route: 30 Miles (2004), Thirst (2010), Mojave (2015), Dark Blood (2012), Beyond the Reach (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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30 Miles (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An act of kindness leads to the destruction of two lives in just thirty miles, when a hitchiker and his ride let down their guards and reveal intimate, dark secrets about their pasts
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: desert, on the road, interracial relations, murder, deadly, crimes, mind game, racism, racial relations, car driving, hollywood, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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100%
 4.5
 712
Thirst (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Plot: isolation, survival, desert, wilderness, danger, stranded, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dehydration, thirst, confined, husband wife relationship, photographer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 4K
Mojave (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: desert, murder, drifter, crimes, mysterious man, life turned upside down, deadly, disorder, stalking, held at gunpoint, performer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 1K
Dark Blood (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: desert, captivity, couples, on the road, danger, dangerous attraction, isolation, radiation, under the surface, nuclear testing, off the road, contamination
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: desert, survival, hunting, wilderness, danger, forces of nature, escapades, thirst, weapons, witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 2K
600 Miles (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons from Arizona to Mexico for a drug cartel, but he is being investigated by agent Harris. When agent Harris blows his covers, he and Arnulfo end up in a journey where he will be the hostage of this young criminal.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, crimes, escapades, on the road, government agency, arms dealing, criminal, border, cartel, desert, gang, handcuffed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, latin america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 11K
Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, deadly virus, danger, confined, couple relations, apocalypse, married couple, strained relationship, estate, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 385
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.0
 134
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, frame up, cons and scams, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
 4.4
 741
Drones (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drones begins in the Nevada desert, where new girl Sue Lawson joins airman Jack in a hot, windowless bunker from which they manoeuvre unmanned drones across the plains of Afghanistan. Their first day at work is awkward but polite, with Jack all too ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, moral dilemma, danger, deadly, desert, u.s. military, strong female presence, computer game, us military, middle east conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 1K
The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: bleak, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, in the woods, criminal heroes, mind game, confined, vengeance, nightshift, jungle, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, desert, on the road, murder, psychopath, serial killer, crime, obsessive quest, chase, obsession, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.7
 651
Stranded (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the brutal murder of his beloved brother, a small-town surfer seeks revenge against the gang of merciless thugs he holds responsible. However, when another tragedy brings him face to face with the consequences of his actions, he must seek ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: revenge, murder, held at gunpoint, marine, desert, haunted by the past, danger, soldier, crimes, storytelling, bikini, sex on table ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.6
 1K
The Letter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A playwright who begins to mentally unravel before premiere night. She is plagued by dreams and visions of being watched, but cannot decide if she is at the center of a manipulative plot or simply losing her grip on reality.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, psychological manipulation, conspiracy, emotional manipulation, paranoia, crimes, murder, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Into the Lion's Den (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As the three out-of-towners toast the end of their journey, someone at the bar is watching them and setting a deadly trap. Now, as closing time draws near, a night of unspeakable horrors is about to begin. Jesse Archer (Violet Tendencies, Going Down ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: bar, racism, gender, crimes, on the road, destiny, murder, gay, erection, society, danger, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 556
Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, moral dilemma, military life, wartime life, military, friendship, on the run, life is a bitch, family problems, superior officer, military base, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Road to Paloma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. Road to Paloma is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America's vast west. While Native American Wolf ...
Style: realistic, serious, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, on the run, vigilantism, nothing to lose, vengeance, on the road, family relations, crimes, chases and races, friends, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, stranger, drinking, duel, sex scene, life is a bitch, isolation, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.6
 21
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 264
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, erotic ...
Plot: couple relations, psychopath, family in danger, desert, crimes, rescue, crime, hostages, couples, hostage, sexual abuse, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.6
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The Hitchhiker (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: psychopath, on the road, gory, deadly, crimes, confined, mind game, danger, slasher, woman in danger, isolation, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 319
Bad Guys (1995)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the run from a drug deal gone wrong, a beautiful young woman escapes across the border only to find herself trapped in a dangerous web of intrigue and deceit in old Mexico.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, drug dealing, hitman, love triangle, woman in danger, friendship, track down, lovers on the run, dishonesty, deadly, chase, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
No Man's Land (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film starts with a story about how two monkeys band together and cooperate to survive in the wild, which is used to illustrate how human society is formed. By casting its characters in a desolate, uninhabited no man's land, the film ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, lawyer, crimes, disorder, murder, on the road, escapades, deadly, law enforcer killer, faked death, buddhism, tough guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 3.8
 851
Toxic (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The lives of a nightclub owner, a crime boss, a stripper, a bartender, two hitmen, a prostitute and a psychic take a turn for the worse when they are trapped in an escaped mental patient's sinister path of madness and destruction.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, mentally unstable, track down, sexual content, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, deadly, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 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, vengeance, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, torture, one man army, punishment, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, pirate, hijacking, crimes, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, mental institution, woman in danger, haunted by the past, redemption, confined, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 602
Delusion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who has just embezzled money from his company is driving through the Nevada desert. He picks up a pretty girl and her seemingly goofy boyfriend. The girl is a Las Vegas showgirl and the boyfriend turns out to be a professional killer, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, neo noir, on the road, money, deception, revenge, revolver, highway, hitchhiker, motorcycle, showgirl, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 1K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Plot: who done it, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, deadly, crimes, legal, murder, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, crimes, danger, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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