Movies like The River King

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The River King (2005)
 5.7
 4K
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was being badly bullied, Abel suspects that a dangerous schoolboy initiation has gone horribly wrong and he secretly solicits the help of a sympathetic teacher, Betsy. He is warned off the investigation by his boss, as the school is a generous benefactor to the Police benevolent fund. Abel, however, cannot let the case go, not only because his own brother committed suicide years before, but also it seems that the spirit of the dead boy is leaving them clues as to what really happened that night.
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, uncover truth, school, private school, teenager, dishonesty, ghost, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, student life, law enforcement, police officer, teacher, snow, suicide, mockery, school teacher, winter, empire, deadly, danger, toilet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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Most similar movies to The River King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, investigation, mystery, uncover truth and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The River King: Carambole (2005), Hide (2011), Jericho Mansions (2003), Awakened (2013), Circle of Friends (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 634
Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, life turned upside down, mystery, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, private detective, blackmail, doctor, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 713
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, strong female presence, lifetime, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, amateur detective, manipulation, psychopath, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 3.4
 454
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 ⇓
87%
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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, serious ...
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 ⇓
86%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, mysterious character, murder, supernatural, life is a bitch, legal, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, friendship, murder, obsession, police, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 3.5
 454
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, television reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, neo noir
Plot: private detective, haunted by the past, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, murder, sister, suicide, family relations, siblings relations, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, crimes, society, teenager, strong female presence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Nobel's Last Will (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While covering the annual Nobel Banquet for tabloid Kvällspressen, crime reporter Annika Bengtzon witnesses a spectacular murder right in front of her. Two people are shot, one of them the controversial Laureate in Medicine, Aaron Wiesel. Annika is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, journalist, investigation, intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, media, dishonesty, journalism, witnessing a crime, nobel prize, dedication event ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, forbidden love, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, infidelity, police investigation, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.0
 325
Posers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four Hardcore party posers are suddenly facing an unknown killer when one of them disappears.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, friendship, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, female killer, suspicion, power relations, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.8
 1K
InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, crimes, supernatural, victim, investigation, strong female presence, law enforcement, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, a vision, electrocution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, disturbing, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, mystery, love and romance, intrigue, uncover truth, who done it, dishonesty, crimes, small town, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, murder, riddles and clues, missing person, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder investigation, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 12K
Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, moral dilemma, family in danger, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, violence spree, down on your luck, graphic violence, impersonating a police officer, killing spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 355
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: manhunt, mystery, private detective, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police procedural, snow, fictional country, chases and races, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fog and Night (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Fog and the Night is the search of an investigator who has lost his confidence in his organization and whose happy"family father" order has been disrupted by his young lover.And introverted man due to his profession , not a big talker or ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: fighting the system, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, who to trust, partners, society, law enforcement, dishonesty, rebellion, murder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 127
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry, riddles and clues, who done it, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Perfect Number (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on the series by the popular Japanese novelist Keigo Higashino, this is a mystery drama that 'faithfully but freely' adapts the 3rd part in the series, . The story revolves around 3 characters: a woman who unwittingly killed her ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: hidden truth, murder, investigation, human nature, under the surface, moral dilemma, teacher, friendship, death, uncover truth, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, investigation, femme fatale, fall in love, crimes, psychopath, split personality, police, sex, lawyer, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.8
 870
Imago mortis (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Ireland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: They say that in 1600s, long before the invention of photography, a scientist named Fumagalli, was obsessed with the idea of reproducing images. He discovered that by killing a victim and removing his eyeballs it was possible to reproduce on paper ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, supernatural, mystery, crimes, ghost, murder, amateur detective, serial killer, ancient mystery, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 16th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 258
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, police detective, investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, writer's life, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 668
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch, small town life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, investigation, serial killer, uncover truth, losing-it hero, memory lapse, suspicion, mentally unstable, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.1
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, erotic
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, uncover truth, female nudity, minister, investigation, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%