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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Most similar movies to Scenic Route

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 chases and races mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror 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, mind game, deadly, murder, interracial relations, on the road, crimes, racism, racial relations, car driving, wedding, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
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100%
 4.5
 723
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: wilderness, survival, isolation, desert, danger, stranded, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dehydration, thirst, confined, rattlesnake, lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
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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, artists and showbiz, performer's life, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: desert, captivity, couples, dangerous attraction, isolation, danger, on the road, under the surface, radiation, nuclear testing, contamination, off the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hunting, survival, wilderness, escapades, confined, crimes, chases and races, isolation, danger, witnessing a crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, couple relations, confined, danger, apocalypse, strained relationship, married couple, estate, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.6
 388
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%
 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: cartel, on the run, crimes, escapades, on the road, arms dealing, government agency, criminal, border, handcuffed, desert, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, arizona, latin america, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.0
 133
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, cons and scams, frame up, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: gay, bar, racism, gender, crimes, on the road, destiny, murder, erection, gay interest, torture, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 501
Go for Sisters (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bernice and Fontayne grew up so tight they could ‘go for sisters’. After twenty years apart, they are reunited when Bernice is assigned to be Fontayne’s parole officer- just when she needs help on the wrong side of the law.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: strong female presence, friendship, family problems, friends, addiction, missing child, crimes, missing person, murder, missing boy, search, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance, criminal heroes, mind game, confined, in the woods, nightshift, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
California Scheming (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A teen seductress pulls three other privileged Malibu kids into her devious scheme, and unforeseen consequences force the group to face their own fears and mortality.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual content, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, best friends, disorder, danger, teenage life, boy girl relationship, manipulation, profanity, moral dilemma, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 747
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, danger, moral dilemma, desert, deadly, u.s. military, strong female presence, computer game, middle east conflict, us military
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ 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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, woman in danger, couples, conspiracy, psychological manipulation, emotional manipulation, murder, paranoia, crimes, dishonesty, writer's life, playwright
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing to lose, vigilantism, on the run, friendship, family relations, on the road, crimes, vengeance, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, military life, moral dilemma, wartime life, on the run, military, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 667
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
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Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, danger, mysterious character, family problems, couples, stranger, duel, sex scene, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, murder, woman in danger, desert, psychopath, danger, chases and races, siblings relations, obsession, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.3
 20
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Penthouse North (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: woman in danger, danger, mind game, crimes, rivalry, heist, confined, obsessive quest, blindness, photojournalist, woman, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.6
 944
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: scary, serious, realistic, slasher, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, on the road, gory, deadly, crimes, confined, mind game, danger, woman in danger, isolation, desert, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 3.8
 874
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, mental illness, mentally unstable, track down, violence spree, vengeance, sexual content, crimes, deadly, criminal's revenge, prostitute, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 271
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, rough, suspenseful, erotic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, couple relations, family in danger, desert, rescue, crime, hostages, crimes, couples, hostage, sexual abuse, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, graphic violence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 323
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, lovers on the run, dishonesty, deadly, chase, fugitives, crime gone awry, danger, betrayal, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, redemption, confined, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crime and punishment, criminal psychologist, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, murder investigation, false accusation, husband wife relationship, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%