Movies like Chasing Sleep

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Chasing Sleep (2000)
 6.2
 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, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, police, professor, uncover truth, obsession, murder, crimes, haunted by the past, pills, hallucination, teacher, college, teachers and students, sleeping, disappearance, student, deadly, telephone call, blood, male in shower, severed finger, barefoot, pill
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 tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, danger, mystery and supernatural mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Chasing Sleep: The Vanishing (1993), Lizzie (2012), The Iris Effect (2005), Something Wicked (2014), Sisters (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
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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, crimes, gas station, painting, buried alive, couples, mystery, obsessive quest, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle
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95%
 2.6
 855
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, missing person, mystery, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, obsessive quest, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, couples, couple relations, violence, family relations, wedding, death, danger, deadly, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 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, scary ...
Plot: twins, murder, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Perfect Nanny (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon her release from a mental institution where she was recovering from a suicide attempt, Andrea McBride applies for the position of nanny for a handsome, wealthy surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, a widower with two children. Another applicant is hired, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, obsession, crimes, parents and children, under the surface, murder, family relations, femme fatale, graphic violence, matricide, doctor, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Rosewood Lane (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Radio talk show therapist Sonny Blake (Rose McGowan) moves back to her childhood home on seemingly idyllic Rosewood Lane after her alcoholic father dies. But upon arrival in the old neighborhood, Sonny discovers her neighbors are terrified of the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, crimes, stalking, murderer, psycho killer, murder suspect, suspicion, getting home, neighbor neighbor relationship, suspicion of murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, teenage life, destiny, crimes, brother, disappearance, working class, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 3.9
 934
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: tense, psychological, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, best friends, crimes, violence, graphic violence, friends, life turned upside down, disorder, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.4
 445
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 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: investigation, uncover truth, psychopath, who done it, mind game, serial killer, mysterious character, police detective, murder, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, time travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.4
 317
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, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, murder, rivalry, uncover truth, mysterious character, moral dilemma, vigilantism, haunted by the past, crimes, supernatural, amateur detective, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 708
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, haunted house, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, mentally unstable, mystery, uncover truth, estate, supernatural, murder, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family problems, haunted by the past, female protagonist, rape, hallucination, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, missing person, crimes, law enforcement, obsession, drug abuse, addiction, homosexual, murder, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, slasher ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, uncover truth, mystery, supernatural, violent death, life is a bitch, police investigation, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, offscreen killing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, murder, riddles and clues, missing person, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder investigation, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: village, mystery, supernatural, buddies, crimes, estrangement, missing person, trapped, survival, murder, village life, lucifer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, crimes, talking to the dead, serial killer, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives, flashback, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Glow (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense
Plot: mystery, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, golden years, supernatural ability, couples, pregnancy, disappearance, young couple, neighbor, old man ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stalking, psychopath, haunted by the past, family in danger, obsession, mind game, family problems, vengeance, social decay, heist, murder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: cremation, serial killer, mentally unstable, estrangement, vigilantism, obsession, hidden truth, crimes, unlikely partners, weakness, teenage life, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, escapades, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, family life, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, family problems, crimes, violent death, family secret, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 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, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt, store ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 12K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, a vision, amateur detective, crimes, wound, obsession, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 1K
Body (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Chon is suffering from having bad times while sleeping. He tries not to sleep because he's scared of a girl in his nightmares. In the dreams, the girl screams for help before she is cruelly killed. Ae, Chon's sister is worried about the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, ghost, crimes, husband wife relationship, mental illness, hallucination, investigation, supernatural, mystery, sleeping, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: slasher, tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, witnessing a crime, murder, haunted by the past, circus, childhood trauma, psychiatrist, psychopath, female protagonist, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%