Movies like The Number 23

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The Number 23 (2007)
 6.4
 183K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, twist ending, tense, mind bending, serious, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, suicide, riddles and clues, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation, secret, danger, escape from reality, psychological thriller, life is a bitch, imaginary, a vision, parallel world, murder, teacher, psychiatrist, corpse, coincidence, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa

Most similar movies to The Number 23

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, tense and serious films with plots about mystery, police investigation, twists & turns, storytelling, secrets, investigation and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Number 23: Shutter Island (2010), The Machinist (2004), Memento (2000), Secret Window (2004), Stay (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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: mental institution, investigation, 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%
 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, uncover truth, mysterious character, paranoia, life is a bitch, hit and run, confession, factory, taunting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, surprise ending, tense, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, vengeance, mystery, paranoia, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, mistaken identity, rape, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 168K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 70K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, student, patient, guilt, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 59K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 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, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, riddles and clues, supernatural, memory loss, haunted by the past, parents and children, murder, investigation, family in danger, small town, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 69K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: destiny, time travel, dealing with death, starting over, psychic, foreknowledge, memory loss, race against time, loss of spouse, couples, family problems, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 207K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychology, investigation, murder mystery, crime, isolation, coincidence, motel, stranded, psychiatrist, death, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 69K
Awake (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While undergoing heart surgery, a man experiences a phenomenon called ‘anesthetic awareness’, which leaves him awake but paralyzed throughout the operation. As various obstacles present themselves, his wife must make life-altering decisions ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, uncover truth, surgery, couple relations, parents and children, doctors and patients, hospital, cons and scams, doctor patient relationship, conspiracy, health situation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, murder, secret, police detective, crime, faked death, convent, ritual, corpse, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, rough ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, seduction, undercover, secret, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 49K
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, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, justice, serial rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.1
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, missing person, espionage, femme fatale, mystery, infidelity, crimes, uncover truth, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Killing Floor (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A literary agent moves into a penthouse apartment. Soon after the move, he receives crime scene photographs that seem to have taken place in his new apartment. Next he receives a series of stalker videotapes that document his every move.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, dangerous attraction, losing-it hero, investigation, danger, mentally unstable, gory, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
 231K
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, disappearance, kidnapping, tragic event, life is a bitch, private detective, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, uncover truth, doctors and patients, cure, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, uncover truth, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, suspect, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Oxford Murders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: mathematics, murder, riddles and clues, teachers and students, investigation, crime, mathematician, mass child killing, symbol, triangle, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1993
Place: england, europe, campus, oxford university
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 115K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, obsession, sexual perversion, danger, fish out of water, neo noir, bondage, private investigator, crimes, child pornography ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing child, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 74K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, undercover agent, fake identity, mistaken identity, witness, psychological thriller, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 2004
Place: usa, canada, montreal quebec, pennsylvania, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.1
 517K
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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 384K
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, victim, paranoia, journalist, investigation, mystery, code, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.1
 749K
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, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.8
 18K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, vigilantism, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, fbi, justice, map ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, jealousy, actress, frustration, death, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, mind game, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, police investigation, female detective, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 20K
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, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hotel, police, interrogation, church, orphan, bible quote, autopsy, police investigation, law enforcement, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, scary, gothic, suspenseful, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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