Movies like Mystic River

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Mystic River (2003)
 7.9
 395K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, emotional, suspense, realistic, interesting, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, police investigation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of daughter, murder, child rape, vigilantism, childhood, pedophilia, tragic event, child molestation, loss of child, ex convict, grief, mystery, missing person, guilt, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, suspicion, kidnapping, child molester, baseball ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts

Most similar movies to Mystic River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about murder, corruption, death, crimes, storytelling, dialogue and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Mystic River: Prisoners (2013), Gone Baby Gone (2007), Sleepers (1996), Se7en (1995), Wind River (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 536K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, child abduction, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 237K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, pedophile, missing child, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 177K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, vengeance, childhood, rape, courtroom drama, prison rape, crime, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship, pedophilia ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crime, investigation, police investigation, killings, torture, police detective, psychology, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 180K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, surprise ending, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, rape, snow, forest, fbi, mountain, death, winter, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 167K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: split personality, legal investigation, mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, psychopath, murder, lawyer, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content, hacker, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 23K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, psychological, rough, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, police brutality, electric chair, death row, mystery, crime, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 50K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, crimes, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 134K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, bar, criminal heroes, robbery, criminal's revenge, danger, fall in love, crime, hitman, crimes, blackmail, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, new york, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lovely Bones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After being brutally murdered, 14-year-old Susie Salmon watches from heaven over her grief-stricken family -- and her killer. As she observes their daily lives, she must balance her thirst for revenge with her desire for her family to heal.
Style: emotional, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: pedophile, rape, afterlife, family drama, death in the family, loss of child, serial killer, loss of daughter, murder, heaven and hell, tragic event, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 91K
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: psychological, gloomy, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime, police investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, coworker, loss of child, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 256K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: insomnia, police investigation, murder, guilt, fbi, police corruption, small town, police detective, investigator, snow, blackmail, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 401K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, mystery, mind game, maniac, code ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 775K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, femme fatale, manipulation, investigation, missing wife, infidelity, murder mystery, protagonist as suspect, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 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, surprise ending, tense, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, revenge, mystery, uncover truth, amnesia, plot twist, paranoia, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, twists & turns, rape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 214K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: psychological, bleak, captivating, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: life is a bitch, redemption, suicide attempt, tragedy, desperation, guilt, death in the family, cocaine, surgery, human nature, tragic event, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 12K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, crime, murder mystery, police detective, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, loss of partner, deadly, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, investigation, senator, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, revenge, violence, law enforcement, death of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 67K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, murder, tragic event, justice, character change, crimes, loss of son, haunted by the past, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, police investigation, deadly, working undercover, life is a bitch, drug addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, autopsy, interrogation, orphan, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 225K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, disturbing ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, missing person, police, corruption, life is a bitch, trial, desperation, loss of son ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, prostitute, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 40K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, crimes, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, fbi, doctor patient relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 77K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, terrorist, bomb, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, conspiracy, deadly, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, kansas, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, strangulation, split personality, police detective, double life, police investigation, crime, mystery, serial rapist, manhunt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 56K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, intense, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, vengeance, police investigation, fear, injury, corpse, loss of loved one, evidence, crime, tragic event, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%