Movies like Buried

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Buried (2010)
 7.0
 135K
Buried
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, serious, intense, realistic, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: survival, race against time, isolation, captivity, hostage, greed, death, confined, danger, terrorism, chases and races, kidnapping, twists & turns, storytelling, plot twist, buried alive, desert, cell phone, coffin, catastrophe, visceral, first contact, paranoid, happy ending, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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Prisoners
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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 8.1
Oldboy
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
South Korea
120 min.
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Most similar movies to Buried

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, intense, suspenseful and tense films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, dialogue, secrets, greed, police investigation and psychology mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Buried: Cube (1997), The Captive (2014), Unknown (2006), The Killing Room (2009), The Clearing (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.3
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Cube
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, tense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, maze, violence, isolation, parallel world, mathematics, paranoia, existentialism, brutality, death, insanity, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 5.9
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The Captive
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, missing child, investigation, twists & turns, guilt, crimes, pornography, surveillance, danger, child abuse, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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System:   36%
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 6.5
 28K
Unknown
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, mystery, survival, betrayal, undercover cop, neo noir, ransom, plot twist, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   28%
 
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The Killing Room
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychology, memory loss, government agency, death, survival, twists & turns, manhunt, mind game, suicide, paranoia, race against time, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, antarctica
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    User:   34%
 
 5.9
 13K
The Clearing
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, infidelity, marriage, ransom, fbi, adultery, negotiation, chase, love affair, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 6.7
 28K
Shattered
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, revenge, justice, twists & turns, plot twist, adultery, corruption, mentor, crimes, crime, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
 54K
Red Lights
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, investigation, psychic, supernatural ability, hospital, surveillance, plot twist, twists & turns, secrets, uncover truth, mystery ...
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    User:   36%
 
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Don't Say a Word
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychiatrist, murder, surveillance, police investigation, chase, revenge, betrayal, torture, manipulation, heist, island ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   33%
 
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vigilantism, kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, crime, brutality, revenge, maze, vigilante, torture, vengeance, morality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
 6.7
 46K
Transsiberian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: train, murder, crime, russian, drugs, chase, death, torture, dishonesty, twists & turns, paranoia, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, siberia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
 6.2
 20K
Closed Circuit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, espionage, conspiracy, surveillance, legal investigation, secret service, secrets, spy, spies, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 6.1
 38K
13
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, gambling, revenge, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, social decay, money, police investigation, crime, deadly, betrayal, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, pennsylvania, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
 7.8
 302K
The Game
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, psychology, birthday present, existentialism, manipulation, mind game, rich snob, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
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 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, torture, fbi, cia, nuclear, manipulation, investigation, islam, world politics, twists & turns, brainwashing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
 7.1
 116K
The Gift
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: twist ending, suspense, surprise ending, tense, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, paranoia, bullying, violence, police investigation, plot twist, psychology, twists & turns, secrets, gift, surveillance, mystery ...
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   26%
 
 6.8
 7K
Obsession
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, chase, kidnapping, guilt, vengeance, missing person, twists & turns, ransom, storytelling, greed, crimes, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, new orleans, italy, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 6.3
 47K
True Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, journalism, murder, death, uncover truth, twists & turns, mystery, corruption, investigation, police investigation, plot twist, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
Death and the Maiden
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, torture, revenge, dialogue driven, guilt, paranoia, justice, rape, lawyer, mind game, kidnapping, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: latin america, argentina, poland, chile, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
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 6.2
 41K
The Hole
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, tense, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, police investigation, mystery, twists & turns, manipulation, survival, murder, psychology, isolation, death, party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 6.6
 48K
Copycat
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
 7.2
 14K
A Hijacking
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychology, hijacking, hostage, pirate, negotiation, hostages, realism, islam, ship, captivity, character study, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
 6.8
 230K
Panic Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, divorce, survival, manipulation, greed, serial killer, torture, single parent, murder, violence, revenge, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 6.6
 164K
Secret Window
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, mystery, paranoia, writer's life, divorce, insanity, psychology, schizophrenia, isolation, arson, serial killer, creativity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
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 5.9
 13K
Gossip
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, investigation, manipulation, dishonesty, storytelling, rape, drinking, murder, twists & turns, mystery, sex, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   25%
 
 5.9
 3K
Silent Fall
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, autism, psychiatrist, murder mystery, doctors and patients, police investigation, haunted by the past, redemption, psychopath, doctors ...
Time: 90s
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
Unforgettable
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, murder, memory, serial killer, investigation, vengeance, laboratory, murder mystery, twists & turns, revenge, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
The Ghost Writer
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, island, political corruption, cia, betrayal, paranoia, corruption, torture, death, politics, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, london, england, massachusetts ...
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System:   24%
    User:   67%
 
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 

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The Conversation
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, surveillance, paranoia, obsession, conspiracy, murder, spy, loneliness, hotel, investigation, guilt, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
 7.6
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127 Hours
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: uplifting, psychological, suspense, inspirational, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, isolation, human spirit, life & death, trapped, loneliness, life philosophy, wilderness, climbing, adventure, desert, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, 2000s
Place: utah, usa, mcdonald's restaurant
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System:   24%
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