Movies like The Clearing

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The Clearing (2004)
 5.9
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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, twists and turns, serious, suspense, realistic, psychological, tricky, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, fbi, infidelity, marriage, ransom, adultery, negotiation, chase, love affair, twists & turns, secrets, police investigation, family life, greed, confined, dialogue, cheating, relationships, manipulation, crimes, family, fantasy world, marital problem, cabin ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london

Most similar movies to The Clearing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful and tense films with plots about betrayal, twists & turns, storytelling, secrets, dialogue, police investigation and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Clearing: Mortal Thoughts (1991), Jagged Edge (1985), Shattered (2007), Obsession (1976), Dream House (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crime gone awry, friendship, death, police investigation, murder mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   100%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   93%
 
 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, serious ...
Plot: obsession, chase, kidnapping, guilt, vengeance, missing person, twists & turns, ransom, storytelling, greed, crimes, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1959, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, new orleans, italy, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   89%
    User:   84%
 
 6.0
 58K
Dream House
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, haunted house, murder, supernatural, investigation, memory loss, plot twist, amnesia, family in danger, twists & turns, murder mystery, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   95%
 
 5.4
 38K
Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   91%
 
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, investigation, manipulation, dishonesty, storytelling, rape, drinking, murder, twists & turns, mystery, sex, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   68%
 
 6.3
 21K
The Vanishing
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 ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, happy ending, crimes, deadly, mystery, betrayal, love and romance, greed, existentialism, catastrophe, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   61%
 
 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:   70%
    User:   76%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   58%
 
 6.6
 46K
Arbitrage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, infidelity, adultery, downfall, business, greed, corruption, corporate crimes, secrets, courtroom, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   54%
 
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, chess, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, betrayal, resort, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   73%
 
 6.5
 7K
Shattered
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, amnesia, investigation, betrayal, chase, murder, memory loss, memory, twists & turns, hospital, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
 5.9
 25K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
 6.0
 7K
Palmetto
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, mystery, murder, sex, police investigation, neo noir, neo-noir, cons and scams, plot twist, noir, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
 6.6
 57K
Kiss the Girls
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
The Spanish Prisoner
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: clever, talky, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, mystery, investigation, greed, neo noir, murder, twists & turns, plot twist, con artists, con men, dialogue, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, caribbean, venezuela, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
 6.3
 63K
Chloe
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.
Style: psychological, erotic, sexy, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, obsession, lesbian, jealous spouse, midlife crisis, marriage, manipulation, sexual relations, women, family relations, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 
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:   55%
    User:   54%
 
 5.9
 76K
Hide and Seek
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: imaginary friend, supernatural, mystery, single father, plot twist, police investigation, parents and children, suicide, small town, murder, death in the family, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
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:   52%
    User:   48%
 
Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, political corruption, mystery, police, corruption, neo noir, gangster, tough law enforcer, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
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 6.6
 2K
Suture
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, pornography, parents and children, murder, obsession, dialogue, crimes, sexualized violence, male nudity, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 6.8
 106K
One Hour Photo
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, adultery, depression, pornography, cheating, revenge, psychology, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 7.2
 246K
Insomnia
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, guilt, mystery, small town, police corruption, neo-noir, investigation, police, chase, storytelling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
Body of Evidence
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, sexual, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex, courtroom drama, lawyer, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, strong sexual content, pornography, nudity (topless - notable), male nudity, betrayal, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 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:   46%
    User:   51%
 
Alexandra's Project
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, revenge, vengeance, murder, sex, male nudity, depression, mental illness, prostitution, drinking, crumbling marriage, psychology ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
 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 ...
Plot: survival, race against time, isolation, captivity, hostage, greed, death, confined, danger, terrorism, chases and races, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
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