Movies like Secret Window

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Secret Window (2004)
 6.6
 176K
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 innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.
Style: psychological, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, nervous breakdown, psychology, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship, investigation, mental illness, mirror, hallucination, private investigator, writer's life, sheriff, stranger, twists & turns, dark killer, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi river, mississippi, tennessee, new york state

Most similar movies to Secret Window

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, interesting, suspenseful and clever films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, secrets, mystery, dialogue, police investigation and psychology mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Secret Window: Dream House (2011), The Skeleton Key (2005), The Number 23 (2007), Hide and Seek (2005), Identity (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 62K
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, twist ending, tense, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, attic, black magic, paralysis, soul transference, rite, workplace, suspicion, nurse, ritual ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 189K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, riddles and clues, insanity, a vision, suicide, uncover truth, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 80K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, scary ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, mysterious character, haunted by the past, small town, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family, single father, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 218K
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, psycho film, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, psychology, isolation, investigation, dissociative identity disorder, stranded, coincidence, death, psychiatrist, split personality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.1
 808K
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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, twists & turns, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.2
 43K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, psychologist, twists & turns, bunker, claustrophobia, psychology, survival, isolation, mystery, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, obsession, violence against women, psychology, psychiatrist, cheating wife, infidelity, mental illness, depression, train, psychiatry ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 1.1M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, plot twist, mental illness, uncover truth, losing-it hero, psychology, island, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 52K
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 D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, crimes, track down, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 213K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, voyeurism, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 72K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 174K
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, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, legal investigation, split personality, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, psychopath, murder, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 143K
From Hell (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.
Style: gothic, tense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, police investigation, crimes, a vision, murder, clairvoyant, princess ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, east end london, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 131K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological, intense ...
Plot: psychological thriller, stalker, bullying, bully, revenge, paranoia, stalking, past, husband wife relationship, lie, friendship, manipulative person ...
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 562K
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: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, disappearance, crime, torture, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, twists and turns ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, survival, hostage, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 62K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, violence against women, serial killer, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.4M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, psychopath, investigation, police detective, psychology, killings, torture, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 878K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, psychology, afterlife, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, death, psychiatrist, psychologist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 35K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, misfit, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, childhood trauma, past, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, britain, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, magic, secret, magical, deception, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, secret room, jealousy, strong sexual content, orchestra, bunker, police investigation, captive, hidden door ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 44K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, psycho, stolen money, isolation, transvestism, crimes, eccentric family, parents and children, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 844K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, danger, evil, psychic, hotel, nervous breakdown, ghost, trapped, psychopath, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 59K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 175K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, depression, mentally unstable, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, deception, mental illness, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 52K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychology, mind game, profiler, police investigation, murder mystery, psychopath, twists & turns, crimes, police detective, crime, agoraphobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 35K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, twist ending, bleak, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, life & death, danger, couple relations, dealing with death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 139K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, businessman, secret, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%