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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, police, professor, pills, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, pill, hallucination, student, teacher, college, teachers and students, sleeping, disappearance, telephone call, blood, severed finger, barefoot, male in shower
Time: 90s
Place: seattle

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Most similar movies to Chasing Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and scary films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, mystery, danger and obsession mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Chasing Sleep: The Vanishing (1993), Lizzie (2012), The Iris Effect (2005), Something Wicked (2014), The Uninvited Guest (2004). 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, buried alive, crimes, painting, gas station, mystery, love and romance, obsessive quest, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington, seattle
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95%
 2.4
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, amateur detective, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: psychological, tense, serious, scary, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couple relations, couples, danger, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Uninvited Guest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just split up with his girl-friend and inhabits a huge ...
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Plot: crimes, domestic disturbance, architect, paranoia, intruder, missing person, mystery, danger, deadly, family problems, telephone call, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: twins, murder, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, amateur detective, mentally unstable, danger, crimes, deadly, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 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, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, exciting
Plot: psychopath, gory, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer, murder, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, murder, vigilantism, moral dilemma, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, afterlife, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 3.5
 378
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, destiny, teenage life, crimes, religions or cults, brother, disappearance, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 870
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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, best friends, losing-it hero, deadly, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, drug abuse, obsession, murder, addiction, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, haunted by the past, family problems, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, hallucination, female protagonist, rape, battles, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 646
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, investigation, hopes, deadly, uncover truth, mentally unstable, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, estate, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
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56%
 4.7
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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, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, crimes, investigation, mysterious character, psychopath, murder, supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, deadly, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, experiment, insanity, hallucination, delusion, experiment gone awry, deadly, doctors and patients, mental illness, obsession, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, violent death, deadly, police investigation, life is a bitch, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, psychological, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, fugitives, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, crimes, deadly, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, buddies, estrangement, missing person, survival, trapped, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, scary, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, mystery, police investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: mental illness, murder, obsession, repression, split personality, schizophrenia, professor, psychology, ex-cop, police, power relations, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: cremation, mentally unstable, serial killer, obsession, vigilantism, buried truth, estrangement, crimes, unlikely partners, deadly, weakness, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, supernatural, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, heist, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, danger, deadly, mysterious character, psychopath, pursuit, female protagonist, neighbor, woman in danger, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, missing person, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, gays and lesbians, in the woods, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
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The Glow (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A newly-wed NYC couple move into a low-rent luxury apartment only to be harassed by cryptic elderly neighbors. Matt (Dean Cain) and Jackie (Portia de Rossi) are living in NYC, brimming with that certain "glow" all newly-weds possess. They ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense
Plot: supernatural, mystery, couples, murder, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, deadly, golden years, pregnancy, disappearance, neighbor, young couple ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%