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Buried (2010)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Buried (2010)

Waking groggy in pitch darkness, Paul Conroy, an American truck driver working in Iraq in 2006, slowly realizes he is trapped inside a wooden coffin, buried alive. With his cigarette lighter, he can see the trap he is in, and he quickly realizes that there's not enough air for him to live long. He finds within the coffin a working cellphone, which allows him contact with the outside world. But the outside world proves not to be very helpful at finding a man buried in a box in the middle of the Iraqi desert. Paul must rely on his best resource--himself. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  amnesia,  writing,  panic,  cruelty,  greed,  abduction,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:truck driver,  iraq,  contractor,  convoy,  buried alive,  coffin,  jack knife,  actor breaking typecast,  claustrophobic setting,  u.s. state department,  ethnic music,  false information,  high concept,  one person,  one man film,  shot in sequence,  one actor,  chamberplay,  call for help,  upside down camera shot,  glow stick,  threatening telephone call,  calling for help,  voice acting,  hyperventilation,  sos,  blackberry,  contemplating suicide,  reference to saddam hussein,  suicide thoughts,  dread,  jeopardy,  insurgent,  accent,  small cast,  single set production,  voice mail,  extreme closeup,  confinement,  red light,  entrapment,  nail,  telephone number,  mysterious villain,  zippo lighter,  flooding,  mortality,  psychological torture,  pencil,  camera phone,  scare,  repeated line,  filmed killing,  hitchcockian,  reference to youtube,  one man show,  nursing home,  finger cut off,  wrath,  flask,  last will and testament,  minimal cast,  yelling,  suffocation,  memory loss,  death of protagonist,  note,  wedding ring,  one day,  frustration,  medication,  despair,  anxiety,  severed finger,  sand,  trapped,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  compassion,  desperation,  wristwatch,  fbi agent,  captive,  self mutilation,  underground,  character says i love you,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  isolation,  threat,  tragic event,  race against time,  terror,  fantasy sequence,  fired from the job,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  darkness,  snake,  video camera,  terrorist,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  survival,  subjective camera,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder

13 Hours (2016)
Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War

13 Hours (2016)

Libya, 2012. At an unofficial CIA base in Benghazi a group of ex-military contractors are providing security. In the aftermath of Gaddafi's downfall a power vacuum exists and the climate is volatile. Military weapons are freely available. The US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, makes a visit to the area, staying in a compound near the CIA base. On the night of 11 September, 2012, the Ambassador's compound is attacked by hordes of heavily armed locals. The only forces willing and able to defend it are six CIA contractors. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:contractor,  convoy,  zippo lighter,  camera phone,  repeated line,  wedding ring,  severed finger,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  death,  murder

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Cube (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cube (1997)

Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  amnesia,  panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:calling for help,  small cast,  single set production,  red light,  minimal cast,  one day,  desperation,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  death,  blood

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:mysterious villain,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  race against time,  terrorist,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  one word title,  death,  murder

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:suicide thoughts,  note,  desperation,  threat,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  death

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P2 (2007)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive. This is why P2 (2007) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  cruelty,  abduction,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:single set production,  mysterious villain,  psychological torture,  yelling,  one day,  trapped,  psycho thriller,  captive,  die hard scenario,  isolation,  darkness,  video camera,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  survival,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death

Red Eye (2005)
Mystery, Thriller

Red Eye (2005)

This is the story of a young resourceful heroine named Lisa Reisert who hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying! Upon boarding the plane, Lisa is trapped on a red-eye flight with a creepy villainous handsome and charming man by the name of Jackson Rippner, who's playing middle-man in the plot to assassinate a Homeland Security official. He's got her father pinned down by a would-be killer, using that advantage to coerce Lisa into phoning the luxury resort where she works and arranging to move the target into a pre-set position. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  cruelty,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Period:2000s
Story:scare,  hitchcockian,  wrath,  one day,  trapped,  psycho thriller,  desperation,  captive,  die hard scenario,  threat,  terror,  darkness,  terrorist,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  blood

Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist,  camera phone,  hitchcockian,  one day,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  threat,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder

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The Mummy (2017) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:insurgent,  buried alive,  iraq,  self mutilation,  american abroad,  race against time,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  coffin,  darkness,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  death,  blood,  murder

Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:buried alive,  desperation,  wristwatch,  tragic event,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  coffin,  ambush,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

Panic Room (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Panic Room (2002)

Recently divorced Meg Altman and her daughter Sarah have bought a new home in New York. On their tour around the mansion, they come across the panic room. A room so secure, that no one can get in. When three burglars break in, Meg makes a move to the panic room. But all her troubles don't stop there. The criminals know where she is, and what they require the most in the house is in that very room. This is why Panic Room (2002) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  sadism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:shot in sequence,  sos,  single set production,  psychological torture,  hitchcockian,  minimal cast,  one day,  psycho thriller,  compassion,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  video camera,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  blood,  death

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Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:convoy,  filmed killing,  yelling,  death of protagonist,  desperation,  self mutilation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  darkness,  flashlight,  survival,  subjective camera,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist,  one day,  fbi agent,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  terror,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  murder

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:psychological torture,  yelling,  despair,  desperation,  tragic event,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood

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Morgan (2016)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Morgan (2016)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:filmed killing,  compassion,  isolation,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. This is why Nick Of Time (1995) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  abduction,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:mysterious villain,  psychological torture,  hitchcockian,  one day,  psycho thriller,  desperation,  wristwatch,  captive,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  video camera,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  death,  murder,  blood

War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:reference to saddam hussein,  zippo lighter,  truck driver,  iraq,  fbi agent,  american abroad,  race against time,  fired from the job,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship

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Breakdown (1997)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Breakdown (1997)

Jeff and Amy Taylor are moving to California and must drive across the country. When they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with hardly anyone or anything around, their trip comes to a sudden halt. Amy had taken a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, Jeff becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave Amy the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her. Now Jeff must attempt to find his wife, who has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. But who can he trust? (Read More)

Themes:abduction,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:psychological torture,  hitchcockian,  one day,  truck driver,  psycho thriller,  ransom,  desperation,  captive,  die hard scenario,  isolation,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  cell phone,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:psychological torture,  death of protagonist,  desperation,  captive,  tragic event,  race against time,  darkness,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  subjective camera,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:repeated line,  note,  one day,  wristwatch,  tragic event,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood

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Misery (1990) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Misery (1990)

Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a headcase. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)... This is why Misery (1990) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  writing,  abduction,  sadism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:psychological torture,  medication,  psycho thriller,  desperation,  captive,  isolation,  terror,  darkness,  subjective camera,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood

Allegiant (2016)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:insurgent,  memory loss,  character says i love you,  race against time,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  blood,  murder

Natural Born Killers (1994)
Crime, Drama

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Mickey Knox and Mallory Wilson aren't your typical lovers - after killing her abusive father, they go on a road trip where, every time they stop somewhere, they kill pretty well everyone around them. They do however leave one person alive at every shootout to tell the story and they soon become a media sensation thanks to sensationalized reporting. Told in a highly visual style. (Read More)

Themes:cruelty,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:filmed killing,  wedding ring,  psycho thriller,  self mutilation,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  snake,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder

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The Shallows (2016)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Shallows (2016)

In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:single set production,  camera phone,  minimal cast,  sand,  trapped,  desperation,  wristwatch,  die hard scenario,  race against time,  terror,  darkness,  subjective camera,  survival,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fire,  surprise ending,  death,  blood,  murder

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

In a dystopian near future, humanity has been ravaged by a mysterious fungal disease. The afflicted are robbed of all free will and turned into flesh-eating 'hungries'. Humankind's only hope is a small group of hybrid children who crave human flesh but retain the ability to think and feel. The children go to school at an army base in rural Britain, where they're subjected to cruel experiments by Dr. Caroline Caldwell (Glenn Close). School teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) grows particularly close to an exceptional girl named Melanie (Sennia Nanua), thus forming a special bond. But when the base is invaded, the trio escape with the assistance of Sgt. Eddie Parks (Paddy Considine) and embark on a perilous journey of survival, during which Melanie must come to terms with who she is. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:desperation,  self mutilation,  underground,  american abroad,  threat,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  darkness,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  death

Spectral (2016)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Spectral (2016)

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. This is why Spectral (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:insurgent,  filmed killing,  threat,  race against time,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  death,  blood

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Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Story:confinement,  memory loss,  medication,  psycho thriller,  desperation,  self mutilation,  terror,  fantasy sequence,  shot in the forehead,  darkness,  video camera,  flashlight,  survival,  subjective camera,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:panic,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:pencil,  repeated line,  self mutilation,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  death

Green Room (2015) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Green Room (2015)

A band straying into a secluded part of the Pacific Northwest stumbles onto a horrific act of violence. Because they are the only witnesses, they become the targets of a terrifying gang of skinheads who want to make sure all the evidence is eliminated.

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:one day,  trapped,  desperation,  die hard scenario,  isolation,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder

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American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  sadism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:terrorist,  camera phone,  filmed killing,  wristwatch,  american abroad,  tragic event,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  death

Dead Calm (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Dead Calm (1989)

An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems. This is why Dead Calm (1989) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010).

Themes:kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:psychological torture,  minimal cast,  one day,  medication,  trapped,  wristwatch,  captive,  die hard scenario,  isolation,  terror,  flashlight,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  crying,  fire,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Story:zippo lighter,  death of protagonist,  wedding ring,  severed finger,  self mutilation,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  bound and gagged,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  one word title,  death,  blood,  murder

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Predators (2010) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predators (2010)

The mercenary Royce; the military Isabelle; the Russian soldier Nikolai; the San Quentin criminal Stans; the Sierra Leone militia Mombasa; the drug lord Cuchillo; the Yakuza Hanzo; and the Doctor Edwin awake in free fall but they succeed to open their parachutes landing in a jungle. Soon they find that they are on another planet and they are prey of aliens in a deadly hunting game, and they need to join forces to destroy their predators and survive. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:contemplating suicide,  severed finger,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood

Critters (1986)
Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Critters (1986)

A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:one day,  race against time,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  subjective camera,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  blood splatter,  fire,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  one word title,  death,  murder,  blood

Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen.

Themes:fear,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:threatening telephone call,  psychological torture,  wedding ring,  wristwatch,  isolation,  race against time,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  coffin,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood

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The Bone Collector (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Bone Collector (1999)

Quadripeligic ex-cop Lincoln Rhyme was looking forward to his assisted suicide when he got the news: some sicko was abducting people in a taxi and leaving them to die in particularly sadistic ways. With time counting down between each abduction and possible death, Rhyme recruits rather-unwilling Amelia Donaghy, haunted by her cop father's suicide and thinking she's next, into working the crime scenes to track down the killer. This is why The Bone Collector (1999) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  abduction,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:contemplating suicide,  nail,  buried alive,  suffocation,  severed finger,  underground,  race against time,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  murder,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  panic,  sadism,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:buried alive,  memory loss,  wedding ring,  one day,  self mutilation,  character says i love you,  fantasy sequence,  shot in the forehead,  terrorist,  ambush,  subjective camera,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  blood,  death,  murder

Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:severed finger,  self mutilation,  american abroad,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  snake,  terrorist,  ambush,  survival,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  blood,  murder,  death

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8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  cruelty,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:filmed killing,  psycho thriller,  desperation,  underground,  character says i love you,  threat,  darkness,  bound and gagged,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  death

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:sadism
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:camera phone,  wedding ring,  wristwatch,  fbi agent,  die hard scenario,  threat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  knife,  death,  murder,  blood

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there? This is why 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:dread,  single set production,  hitchcockian,  minimal cast,  psycho thriller,  captive,  underground,  die hard scenario,  threat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  darkness,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  slow motion scene,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  murder,  blood,  death

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Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:camera phone,  filmed killing,  suffocation,  underground,  threat,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  blood,  death

Srpski Film (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Srpski Film (2010)

In Serbia, the retired porn star Milos is married with his beloved wife Marija and they have a little son, Peter, that is their pride and joy. The family is facing financial difficulties, but out of the blue, Milos is contacted by the porn actress Lejla that offers him a job opportunity in an art film. Milos is introduced to the director Vukmir that offers a millionaire contract to Milos to act in a film. However, Vukmir neither show the screenplay nor tell the story to Milos. Milos discuss the proposal with Marija and he signs the contract. But sooner he finds that Vukmir and his crew are involved in sick snuff films of pedophilia, necrophilia and torture and there is no way back to him and maybe it is too late to protect his family. (Read More)

Themes:claustrophobia,  cruelty,  abduction,  sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Story:psychological torture,  suffocation,  desperation,  underground,  threat,  darkness,  video camera,  vomiting,  blood splatter,  crying,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood

War Of The Worlds (2005)
Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

War Of The Worlds (2005)

Ray Ferrier (Cruise) is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. When his ex-wife and her new husband drop off his teenage son Robbie and young daughter Rachel for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm suddenly touches down. What follows is the extraordinary battle for the future of humankind through the eyes of one American family fighting to survive it in this contemporary retelling of H.G. Wells seminal classic sci-fi thriller. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  abduction,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Period:2000s
Story:desperation,  underground,  video camera,  ambush,  flashlight,  survival,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  crying,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:amnesia,  panic,  greed,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:memory loss,  die hard scenario,  snake,  ambush,  flashlight,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  death,  murder

The Purge (2013)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Purge (2013)

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. This is why The Purge (2013) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Story:single set production,  filmed killing,  minimal cast,  one day,  psycho thriller,  character says i love you,  die hard scenario,  threat,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  survival,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There's Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa, a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland. (Read More)

Themes:sadism,  fear,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:hostage
Story:survival,  convoy,  sand,  desperation,  captive,  self mutilation,  die hard scenario,  american abroad,  terrorist,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  held at gunpoint,  slow motion scene,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  murder

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Criminal (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:repeated line,  wristwatch,  american abroad,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  terrorist,  bound and gagged,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death

Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Buried (2010)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  greed,  fear,  kidnapping
Mood:suspense
Characters:hostage
Story:red light,  suffocation,  note,  desperation,  race against time,  shot in the forehead,  ambush,  bound and gagged,  flashlight,  alcohol,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  blood,  murder,  death

Trance (2013)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Trance (2013)

A fine art auctioneer mixed up with a gang joins forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. As boundaries between desire, reality and hypnotic suggestion begin to blur the stakes rise faster than anyone could have anticipated.

Themes:amnesia,  greed,  fear,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage
Story:repeated line,  finger cut off,  buried alive,  memory loss,  character says i love you,  american abroad,  fantasy sequence,  character repeating someone else's dialogue,  shot in the forehead,  subjective camera,  held at gunpoint,  blood splatter,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  death

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