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Exam (2009)
 6.8
 106K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating, tense, tricky, suspenseful, futuristic, twists and turns ...
Plot: plot twist, mind game, psychologist, rivalry, manipulations, confinement indoors, ambition, surveillance, psychology, mystery, intrigue, human nature, pandemic, room, race against time, dishonesty, blind ambition, manipulation, security guard, alternate reality, disease, interrogation, narcissist, rules, suspicion ...
Time: future

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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 murder, mystery, dialogue, storytelling, twists & turns, psychology and secrets mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Exam: Cube (1997), The Killing Room (2009), Fermat's Room (2007), Escape Room (2019), Devil (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 213K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, trap, isolation, maze, captivity, trapped, death, danger, escape, mathematics, claustrophobia, survival horror ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Killing Room (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Four volunteers sign up for what initially appears to be a typical paid research study, only to discover that they've unwittingly become involved with a classified government program that was said to have been terminated nearly two decades ago.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, manhunt, mind game, race against time, psychopath, missing person, memory loss, rivalry, danger, undercover, isolation, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, antarctica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.7
 20K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, mathematics, deadly, science, mind game, mysterious character, danger, rivalry, isolation, genius, hospital ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 89K
Escape Room (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
Style: surprise ending, exciting, suspense, mind bending, intense ...
Plot: puzzle, quest, death, riddles and clues, teamwork, characters killed one by one, clue, survivor, group of strangers, code, insecurity, violence ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 134K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, danger, twists & turns, group of strangers, stranded, captivity, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.8
 346K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, manipulation, game, neo noir, psychology, existentialism, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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Story: Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that revolves around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The thirteen-episode summer series premiered on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. On June 30, NBC moved the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, survival, mind game, confined, group of strangers, trapped, experiment, manipulations, mystery, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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 ⇓
75%
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 7.2
 110K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, alternate reality, disorder, friends, power outage, asteroids and comets, dinner party, time loop, comet, isolation, confinement indoors, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 243K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns, romantic ...
Plot: forest, plot twist, isolation, village life, utopia, psychology, mysterious place, blind character, village, secret, mystery, fear ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.0
 251K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 58K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, trap, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 250K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 380K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, serial killer, psychopath, game of death, insanity, master criminal, plot twist, fear, survival, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 110K
Trance (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, neo noir, dishonesty, crimes, heist, disorder, mind control, art thief, memory loss, manipulation, amnesia, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 45K
Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, extramarital affair, infidelity, robbery, mind game, insurance, search, rivalry, twists & turns, vengeance, one on one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 100K
Sphere (1998)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft.They are the best of best, ...
Style: mind bending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: first contact, psychology, ocean, paranoia, psychologist, underwater, ocean or sea, survival, danger, supernatural, space and aliens, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 107K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mystery, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 91K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, danger, psychopath, paranoia, escapades, veteran, deception, deadly, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 12K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, rivalry, suspicion, mystery, isolation, vengeance, serial killer, deadly, crimes, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 31K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: intellectual, talky, psychological, suspenseful, witty ...
Plot: rivalry, manipulation, mind game, crimes, one on one, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, riddles and clues, dishonesty, mistaken identity, fear, game playing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 34K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, obsession, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, obsessive quest, rivalry, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, neo noir, betrayal, invention, investigation, workplace intrigue, stranger, crimes, intrigue, mastermind, theft, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Lady Vanishes (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful and wealthy young socialite Iris Carr is used to being at the heart of her social group, but when her friends' raucous and unsociable behaviour escalates whilst on holiday in the Balkans she resolves to seek out some tranquillity and ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, amateur detective, danger, mysterious character, fall in love, crimes, mind game, mystery, dishonesty, train, female protagonist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 22K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 5K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 87K
Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: neo noir, thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, gangsters, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%