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Harper's Island (2009)
 7.5
 25K
Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets exposed as a murderer claims victims, one by one, transforming the wedding week of fun and celebration into a terrifying struggle for survival.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: island, serial killer, murder, danger, fear, haunted by the past, friends, gory, multiple suspects, wedding, plan gone awry, serial murder, sheriff, family relations, murderer, victim, suspicion, loss of family member, threat, crimes, who done it, brother brother relationship, confined, conflict, who to trust ...
Place: washington state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, danger, serial killer, psychopath and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Harper's Island: Scream: The TV Series (2015), Fear Island (2009), Slasher (2016), Mindhunters (2004), Eye Candy (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, characters killed one by one, who done it, youth, danger, psychopath, murder, massacre, high school, teenage life, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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100%
 5.2
 4K
Fear Island (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: island, danger, mystery, riddles and clues, deadly, vengeance, unknown killer, stranded, characters killed one by one, ship, stowaway, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 11K
Slasher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, betrayal, investigation, crimes, survival, husband wife relationship, artist, jealousy, teenager, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 57K
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, surprise ending, scary, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, isolation, island, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.2
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, missing person, looking for love, computers and web, crimes, murder, deadly, love and romance, hacker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, paranormal activity, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, investigation, family secret, crimes, danger, small town, sex with brother, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ten people are invited to a hotel for a weekend getaway by a Mr. U. N. Owen, who mysteriously isn't in attendance. When the group gets together for their first dinner, a record is played in which Mr. Owen accuses each guest of committing ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: hotel, murder, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, desert, characters killed one by one, mystery, who done it, deadly, investigation, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 95K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, mother son relationship, family problems, murder, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, miner, serial killer, mine, survival, psychopath, small town, characters killed one by one, death, gory, haunted by the past, old love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 629K
Dexter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have ...
Style: clever, captivating, serious, dark humor, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, double life, hidden identity, corpse, crimes, forensics, right and wrong, crime, loner, gory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, serial killer, psychopath, danger, slasher, forest, violence spree, gory, youth, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 3K
What Remains (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 240 min.
Story: When the decomposed body of Melissa Young is found by a couple in their new flat, Detective Len Harper is determined to discover what happened to her and why nobody noticed she was missing.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, danger, life is a bitch, multiple suspects, one last case, crime, loner, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: island, murder, danger, isolation, crime, crimes, estate, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, danger, society, law enforcement, crime, deadly, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gory, haunted by the past, family in danger, slasher, small town life, who done it, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, exciting ...
Plot: village, storm, island, suicide, murder, blizzard, supernatural, secret, stranger, demon, jail, mysterious character ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, afterlife, murder, who done it, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jack the Ripper (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
Story: Jack the Ripper was a 1988 two-part television movie/mini-series portraying a fictionalized account of the hunt for Jack The Ripper, the killer responsible for the Whitechapel murders of 1888. The series coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, megalomaniac, mystery, multiple suspects, crime, mortician, police detective, crimes, danger, track down ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland yard, england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, crimes, deadly, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 4K
Found (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, family relations, violence, murder, bullying, gas mask, decapitation, psychopath, deadly, youth, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.5
 221K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, crime, mental patient, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
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An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, teenage life, confined, deadly, psychopath, danger, gory, isolation, crimes, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.2
 96K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, female detective, murder, crimes, riddles and clues, female protagonist, loss of child, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, murder, crimes, danger, family problems, missing person, serial killer, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 45
Gun Town (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a road trip soon after their high school graduation and get lost in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned Wild West tourist attraction that was abandoned when the former owner went crazy and killed several ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, slasher, deadly, gory, violence spree, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.8
 872
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, deadly, best friends, danger, crimes, violence, life turned upside down, friends, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 83K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, fbi, killings, special agents, crimes, crime, cult, police investigation, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Flying Dutchman (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Sexuality and serial murder in an American village.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, psychopath, deadly, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, who done it, murder, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%