Movies like Secret Window

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Secret Window (2004)
 6.6
 172K
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, twist ending, scary, macabre, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: insanity, split personality, losing-it hero, nervous breakdown, psychology, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia, serial killer, ex husband ex wife relationship, investigation, mental illness, mirror, private investigator, hallucination, writer's life, sheriff, stranger, twists & turns, dark killer, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state

Most similar movies to Secret Window

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, psychological and interesting films with plots about storytelling, twists & turns, secrets, mystery, psychology, police investigation and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Secret Window: Gone Girl (2014), The Number 23 (2007), Dream House (2011), The Girl on the Train (2016), Identity (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, femme fatale, missing wife, investigation, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, mind game, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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100%
 6.4
 186K
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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, a vision, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 60K
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, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, plot twist, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: memory loss, police investigation, train, obsession, psychology, psychiatrist, depression, mental illness, violence against women, false accusation, infidelity, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 212K
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, psycho film, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, isolation, investigation, psychology, stranded, coincidence, death, crime, psychiatrist, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 42K
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, psychologist, danger, twists & turns, psychology, isolation, mystery, school, bunker, survival, bulimia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 79K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, small town, mysterious character, dealing with death, mystery, fictional reality, family relations, death in the family, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.6
 43K
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: murder, psychopath, split personality, stolen money, motel, isolation, transvestism, secret, crimes, parents and children, eccentric family, psycho ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 1.0M
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, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, mental illness, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 60K
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, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, forensics, profiler, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 28K
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, suicide, loss of friend, mystery, survival, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, insanity, crimes, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 140K
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, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, who done it, police detective, woman in danger, psychic, crimes, a vision, murder, surgery, princess, police investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 20th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london, buckingham palace, east end london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 34K
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: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, infidelity, delusion, past, mental patient, misfit, family relations, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 209K
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, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, strong sexual content, infidelity, jealousy, secret, orchestra, secret room, bunker, hidden door, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 55K
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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, crimes, criminal heroes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
29%
 7.1
 170K
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: psychological, surprise ending, clever, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, life turned upside down, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, obsession, deception, depression, mental illness, psychiatrist, manipulation, mental institution, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 854K
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, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, supernatural ability, ghost, mystery, afterlife, psychic, death, psychic power, life & death, psychologist, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 51K
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, profiler, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, psychology, police detective, twists & turns, crime, agoraphobia, murder mystery, violence ...
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, bleak, psychological, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, danger, dealing with death, couple relations, life & death, supernatural, mystery, talking to the dead, death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 319K
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, mystery, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, manipulation, businessman, game, birthday, neo noir, surveillance, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 138K
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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police investigation, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, strong sexual content, death, hollywood, obsession, cowboy, frustration, dreams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 71K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatrist, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, race against time, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 35K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, suicide, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, split personality, haunted by the past, nervous breakdown, polish, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, mystery, victim, paranoia, mind game, code, killings ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 126K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, bully, revenge, psychological thriller, paranoia, stalking, past, husband wife relationship, manipulative person, friendship, lie ...
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%