Movies like Exam

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Exam (2009)
 6.9
 94K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, 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: psychological, mind bending, tense, surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, rivalry, human nature, surveillance, intrigue, confinement indoors, room, mystery, suspicion, candidate, rules, stranger, job, plot twist, blind ambition, dishonesty, race against time, paranoia, psychology, powerful corporation, obsession, gun ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Exam

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and suspense films with plots about murder, mystery, twists & turns, storytelling, plot twist, secrets and paranoia mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Exam: Cube (1997), Mindhunters (2004), The Game (1997), Shutter Island (2010), Unknown (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 188K
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: futuristic, psychological, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, trap, maze, mathematics, death, escape, danger, parallel world, trapped, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, profiler, island, dishonesty, trap, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.8
 311K
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, identity crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.1
 989K
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 234K
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: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, twists and turns, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, mysterious character, life turned upside down, danger, investigation, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.7
 17K
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: tense, scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mathematics, riddles and clues, mystery, secret, science, hospital, deadly, mysterious character, confined, danger, isolation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 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: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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: mind bending, offbeat, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, dishonesty, debate, mind game, isolation, rivalry, survival, confined, mysterious character, manipulations, direction and purpose, secret agenda ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 42K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, robbery, infidelity, extramarital affair, search, insurance, mystery, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, one on one ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 28K
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, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, memory loss, murder, amnesia, infidelity, suicide, loss of daughter, loss of friend, police, factory, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 100K
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: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 348K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, 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, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, captivity, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, sadist, trapped, race against time, game of death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 121K
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: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: elevator, mysterious character, devil, supernatural, police investigation, danger, trapped in an elevator, death, sin, captivity, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 87K
Coherence (2013)
Genre: 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, tense, psychological, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: parallel world, disorder, power outage, paranoia, alternate reality, couples, candle, dinner party, alter ego, comet, imaginary, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, illusion, deception, magic, diary, teleportation, wizards and magicians, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s, 1890s ...
Place: london, europe, england, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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: psychological, clever, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, crumbling marriage, friendship, domestic violence, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, chases and races, student life, crimes, experiment gone awry, rivalry, race against time, isolation, undercover, mind game, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, antarctica, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 235K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, sniper, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 741
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, manipulations, mind game, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, in the woods, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 10K
The I Inside (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: memory loss, hospital, murder, memory, uncover truth, mind game, paranoia, nightmare, mystery, dishonesty, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mind game, mysterious character, on the run, greed, serial killer, unsupportive parent, survival, plot twist, money, brutality, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.5
 1.0M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, revenge, haunted by the past, paranoia, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, seduction, secret, undercover, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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: clever, suspenseful, talky, tense, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, secretary, neo noir, invention, mystery, investigation, manipulations, workplace intrigue, crimes, mind game, mastermind, theft ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, venezuela, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Breathing Room (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, rivalry, mystery, danger, experiment, survival, kidnapping, mind game, dishonesty, confined, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 11K
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, serious, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, isolation, mind game, vengeance, rivalry, danger, mystery, crimes, deadly, serial killer, voyeurism, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 11K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, social relations, mind game, human nature, manipulations, youth, obsession, dishonesty, college, rivalry, fear, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: campus, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 49K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 104K
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: psychological, serious, surprise ending, tense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hypnosis, heist, crimes, cons and scams, dishonesty, memory loss, amnesia, mind control, partners in crime, art thief, gang, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 25K
Open Grave (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A man awakes-- without memory -- in a pit full of bodies and must figure out if the people who rescued him are the killers, or if he is the murderer.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, macabre ...
Plot: memory loss, paranoia, suspicion, experiment, uncover truth, life turned upside down, losing-it hero, murder, virus, human experiment, flashlight, pit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%