Movies like Chasing Sleep

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Chasing Sleep (2000)
 6.3
 3K
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: missing person, insomnia, police, professor, nightmare, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, pills, pill, student, teacher, hallucination, college, teachers and students, sleeping, blood, severed finger, barefoot
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, mystery, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Chasing Sleep: The Vanishing (1993), Something Wicked (2014), The Iris Effect (2005), Lizzie (2012), Summoned (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Vanishing (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman (Sandra Bullock) mysteriously disappears, sending her boyfriend Jeff (Kiefer Sutherland) on a years-long quest to find her. Not even a new love (Nancy Travis) can keep him from his obsessive search. All the while, the calculating ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, buried alive, crimes, gas station, painting, mystery, couple relations, love and romance, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
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95%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, danger, deadly, violence, family relations, wedding, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, amateur detective, estrangement, mystery, riddles and clues, parents and children, obsessive quest, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, russia, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 2.5
 783
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, deadly, vengeance, danger, supernatural, memory loss, crimes, haunted by the past, murder, nightmare, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, murder, danger, haunted by the past, mysterious character, serial killer, police detective, stalking, woman in danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.4
 255
5 Souls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, murder, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, vigilantism, afterlife, crimes, supernatural, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.2
 2K
Memory (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Taylor Biggs is haunted by a past that's not his own. A hallucinatory drug gives him the power to see visions of vicious crimes, visions made all that more disturbing when he discovers that the murderous memories may belong to the father he ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting
Plot: psychopath, gory, uncover truth, who done it, investigation, time travel, experiment gone awry, deadly, haunted by the past, police detective, serial killer, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, small town life, small town, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 872
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, losing-it hero, best friends, danger, violence, crimes, life turned upside down, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.9
 1K
Sisters (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A reporter witnesses a brutal murder, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving a pair of Siamese twins who were separated at birth, one of them forced to live under the eye of a watchful, controlling psychiatrist.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, twins, murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, obsession, mentally unstable, danger, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
A Siren in the Dark (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Cameron, a Police Officer with psychic abilities, is called upon to interview an accused teen in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the teen's missing gay lover. His investigation immediately spirals into sordid tales of drug abuse, sexual ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mystery, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, drug abuse, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, obsession, homosexual, addiction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, murder, missing person, danger, dishonesty, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 616
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, mind bending, psychological, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, deadly, mentally unstable, danger, haunted house, investigation, haunted by the past, estate, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Spider Forest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. KANG Min regains his consciousness 14 days after brain surgery following a mysterious accident he had in the forest. Shockingly enough, the first thing he says is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: murder, forest, ghost, mystery, uncover truth, supernatural, police investigation, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, cabin in the woods ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: village, mystery, danger, crimes, deadly, buddies, supernatural, estrangement, missing person, trapped, survival, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: time travel, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, obsession, inventions and discoveries, missing father, scientist, professor, campus, miscarriage, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, police investigation, investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, danger, woman in danger, police detective, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Death and Cremation (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. Jarod, a fatherless ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: cremation, estrangement, mentally unstable, buried truth, obsession, serial killer, vigilantism, unlikely partners, crimes, deadly, teenage life, weakness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.0
 708
Separate Lives (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The e-cop Tom Beckwith has just quit his police job in order to study psychology. But his professor, Lauren Porter, is more interested in his criminology abilities than in his progress in psychology. Because of traumatic circumstances during her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: split personality, murder, repression, mental illness, obsession, schizophrenia, professor, ex-cop, police, psychology, mystery, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Heart of Midnight (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, family problems, hallucination, female protagonist, rape, sex, battles ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, starting over, supernatural, mind game, deadly, ghost, murder, supernatural ability, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 7K
Fear X (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Canada, UK, Brazil
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry, prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, loss of wife, neo noir, haunted by the past, obsession, amateur detective, investigation, hotel, crime investigation, security guard, surveillance, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 1K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, investigation, danger, afterlife, murder, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, vengeance, danger, deadly, family problems, family life, crimes, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, life is a bitch, murder, deadly, supernatural, dedicated lawyer, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, obsession, supernatural, psychopath, danger, deadly, mysterious character, pursuit, female protagonist, neighbor, woman in danger, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, friendship, kidnapping, torture, missing person, rescue, confined, danger, psychopath, deadly, isolation, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, haunted by the past, obsession, deadly, family problems, social decay, dishonesty, heist, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, witnessing a crime, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, circus, slasher, danger, childhood trauma, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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