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The Clearing (2004)
 5.8
 13K
The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, contemplative, intense, twists and turns, realistic, surprise ending, suspense, complex ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, marital problem, marriage, psychopath, fbi, family life, danger, haunted by the past, infidelity, family relations, strangulation, love, forest, missing person, pursuit, ransom demand, cabin, betrayal, crimes, special agents, hostages, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london

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Most similar movies to The Clearing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, betrayal, dialogue, police investigation, kidnapping and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Clearing: Unknown (2006), Obsession (1976), Shattered (2007), Impulse (2008), Blind Turn (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 9K
Obsession (1976)
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, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, italy, los angeles, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 31K
Shattered (2007)
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: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cheating wife, kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, nothing to lose, danger, man-woman relation, unfaithful wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 2K
Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexual ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, danger, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, sexual relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.2
 117
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, confined, family tragedy, drunk driving, vengeance, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.1
 864K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.6
 10K
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 36K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 23K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, psychopath, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 51K
Transsiberian (2008)
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, tourist, crime, couples, train ride, crimes, sexual tension, dishonesty, marital problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, china, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 50K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ransom, uncover truth, kidnapping, danger, woman in danger, highway, chase, gang, deception, couples, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 489
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, couples, family problems, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 16K
A Hijacking (2012)
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: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, escapades, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.6
 67K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, profiler, crimes, forensics, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 71K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, rape, disorder, danger, couples, family in danger, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: masochist, buried alive, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, police investigation, police station, death penalty, death sentence, digging, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, delusion, family problems, family relations, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, parents and children, mental illness, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Don't Say a Word (2001)
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, kidnapping, murder, race against time, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, crimes, deadly, confined, criminal's revenge, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, 90s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.3
 131K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, swat, negotiation, crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 23K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: asthma, kidnapping, asthma attack, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, profanity, family relations, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 55K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, negotiation, mercenary, confined, danger, couple relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, london, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Body of Evidence (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sizzingly sexy Madonna leads a star-filled cast in this erotic thriller as a woman accused of killing a wealthy, elderly man through her insatiable sexual prowess.
Style: erotic, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, crime, infidelity, seduction, femme fatale, dedicated lawyer, crimes, manipulation, power relations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 115K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, loner, cheating, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, stalker, theft, undercover, impersonating, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 13K
Jagged Edge (1985)
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, double life, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%