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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.
TV show
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: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: island, serial killer, multiple suspects, serial murder, murder, danger, murderer, fear, friends, gory, threat, wedding, plan gone awry, haunted by the past, conflict, confined, family relations, victim, suspicion, loss of family member, sheriff, wedding preparations and rituals, engaged, deadly, crimes ...
Place: washington state

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and realistic 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), Slasher (2016), Fear Island (2009), Happy Town (2010), Eye Candy (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: island, characters killed one by one, mystery, vengeance, danger, riddles and clues, deadly, stranded, unknown killer, ship, stowaway, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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 ...
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Ten Little Indians (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, Spain, UK, Iran
Duration: 95 min.
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Scream 4 (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
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Style: gloomy, psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
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Jack the Ripper (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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
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The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 10K
Salem's Lot (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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