Movies like Forbidden Secrets

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Forbidden Secrets (2005)
 4.8
 478
Forbidden Secrets (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: While going through a difficult divorce from her domineering, businessman husband, Alexandra moves back into her old childhood home, where she's forced to re-examine the circumstances surrounding the murder of her aunt by her insane mother several years ago when Alexandra was a young girl. As a series of bizarre and unsettling incidents prod Alexandra to investigate her past, she finds herself wandering deeper into danger as her past comes back to haunt her.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, insanity, drowning, flashback, haunted by the past, investigation, mental institution, mystery, murder mystery, family secret, female protagonist, family problems, childhood trauma, dark past, dark secret, child in peril, confronting the past, troubled past, hypnosis, swimming pool

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Most similar movies to Forbidden Secrets

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, captivating and tense films with plots about murder, mystery, investigation, murder mystery, crimes, murder investigation and haunted by the past mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Forbidden Secrets: Wild Indian (2021), Intrigo: Dear Agnes (2019), Murder Unresolved (2016), Second Chances (2010), I Dream of Murder (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 1K
Wild Indian (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Decades after covering up his classmate’s murder, Michael has moved on from his reservation and fractured past. When a man who shares his violent secret seeks vengeance, Michael goes to great lengths to protect his new life with his wife and boss ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: murder, confronting the past, native american, revenge, indians, mystery, murder mystery, murderer, dark past, hidden truth, hidden corpse, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Intrigo: Dear Agnes (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: What is a human life worth? How is it possible that a woman like Agnes could agree to kill another human being? Is it the money? Or are there other forces at play?
Style: captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: female assassin, assassination plot, relationship problems, girlfriend, female vigilante, mystery, unlikely criminals, murder, conspiracy, female villain, murder mystery, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Murder Unresolved (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman is the prime suspect in the mysterious drowning death of her anchorwoman sister.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, sister, homicide detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, investigation, accused of murder, loss of sister, sisters, crime investigation, murderer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.8
 355
Second Chances (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two years ago reporter Kate Fisher's interview with the man who turned out to be a serial killer sparked public outrage. Not believing that this man was in fact the September Slayer - led to another senseless murder. Had Kate turned over the ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder mystery, secret, killings, relationship problems, troubled past, tragic past, killing spree, attempted murder, secret past, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, mystery, investigation, crimes, doctors and patients, therapist, car accident, female protagonist, police, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 4K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, social relations, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, criminal, feminism, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
53%
Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, snow ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.3
 970
Grey Lady (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Boston police officer goes to Nantucket to investigate the murder of his partner, but he finds more than he bargained for.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: murder investigation, homicide detective, murder mystery, male female relationship, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, island, crime solving, uncover truth, girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 319
The Harrow (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Miller lives alone in an abandoned Alabama slaughterhouse. His memory and sanity are shattered and his only company is the spirit of his lover, who was murdered a decade ago. Ruth arrives, desperate to discover the truth about her mother's ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: family problems, obsessive quest, parents and children, dysfunctional family, uncover truth, family secret, alone, murder, family, loneliness, memories, repressed memory ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 2K
Blood (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Cat Hogan returns to West Meath upon her mother's sudden death - she has an accident at home and died (or was it an accident?). Blood is about old secrets, older betrayals, mind games and the lies family tell each other.
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder mystery, murder, murder investigation, investigation, husband murders wife, tragic past, private investigation, family relations, crime solving, murderer, dysfunctional family, confronting the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mississippi Murder (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An amazing murder mystery taking place in a setting that no one would expect the coast of Mississippi. A young woman tried to live a normal life despite a horrible upbringing. But she will learn her past will haunt her once more.
Style: enigmatic, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murderer, murder, tragic past, haunted by the past, murder investigation, dark secret, murder mystery, female protagonist, mystery
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues, foster home, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 16K
The Lie (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl's best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences.
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: parenthood, father daughter relationship, cover up, dysfunctional family, murder, separated parents, road trip, friend, mystery, best friend, waking up from a nightmare, rock singer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 4K
Grudge (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ahead of a promotion, a police chief becomes entangled in a deadly incident and uncovers an intrigue fueled by grudge that threatens his colleagues.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, confusing ...
Plot: female police detective, criminal, murderer, police officer, secret, murder, killings, mystery, murder investigation, homicide detective, investigation, murder mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 9K
Clarice (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In 1993, six months after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, FBI Agent Clarice Starling returns to the field to pursue serial murderers and sexual predators while navigating the high stakes political world of Washington, D.C.
Style: captivating, mystical, suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: crime investigation, murder mystery, fbi, paranormal investigation, agent, investigation, fbi agent, murder investigation, mysticism, dark secret, confronting the past, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Good Mistress (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman's one-night stand turns out to be her friend's husband, and a local political candidate.
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: crimes, murder, mystery, alcohol abuse, legal, addiction, investigation, suspicion of murder, rivalry, political candidate, crumbling marriage, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Secret of Hidden Lake (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After her dad is critically injured in a so-called hunting accident, Maggie returns to her hometown in the mountains of Colorado to be by his side. But during her stay, this devoted daughter learns that the shooting was no mistake. As Maggie ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: secret, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, murder mystery, investigation, mystery, puzzle, crime investigation, getting home, hunting, mountain ...
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 21
Veil (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: The temptation to have a one night stand leads a man to a distant town and a woman with a dark agenda. When he doesn't return, it falls upon his black sheep sister to uncover the truth of what happened.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: murder, wedding, marriage, one night stand, investigation, murder mystery, criminal, city life, dark secret, uncover truth, forensics, unsolved crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, father son relationship, boy scout, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, family relations, fear, mysterious villain, sadism, teenage boy ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.5
 13K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, investigation, supernatural ability, woman in danger, haunted by the past, hospital, female protagonist, suicide attempt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 176
The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, crimes, gender, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, conspiracy, missing person, disposing of a dead body ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, homecoming, mystery, school, crimes, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, high school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Reaching Distance (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Logan, a cynic with a photographic memory, follows his sister's killer onto a night-rider bus. As the line between past and present begins to blur on the journey, Logan uncovers he has a complex past with much more than one passenger.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: killer, memory, confronting the past, photographic memory, fantasy becomes reality, memories, promiscuous past, family problems, dealing with the past, troubled past, investigation, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, incest, abusive husband, anger, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Confessions (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: intrigue, murder mystery, monk, murder, investigation, confession, murderer, murder investigation, mystery, economics, dog, cancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 28K
Dead Again (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: hypnosis, mystery, private detective, romance, memory loss, murder, mysterious character, reincarnation, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, supernatural ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%