Movies like The Tall Man

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The Tall Man (2012)
 5.9
 41K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, intense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, abduction, mysterious character, uncover truth, urban legend, mystery, small town, parents and children, family problems, rescue, child abduction, legends and myths, deception, dysfunctional family, conspiracy, adoption, track down, paranoia, justice, graphic violence, child in peril, terrorizing, dog, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state

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Most similar movies to The Tall Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and serious films with plots about kidnapping, danger, crimes, police investigation, mystery, mentor and pornography mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Tall Man: Gone Baby Gone (2007), I See You (2019), The Orphanage (2007), Case 39 (2009), The Captive (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 269K
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: twist ending, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, disappearance, missing child, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 47K
I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, home invasion, missing child, kidnapping, investigation, serial killer, small town, cruelty, obsession, murder, dysfunctional family, forest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 154K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, ghost, supernatural, death, fear, orphan, haunted by the past, afterlife, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 85K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, mental institution, mysterious character, social worker, uncover truth, family in danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 33K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, child abuse, little girl, psychology, skating, family problems, family in crisis, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 30K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: nightmare, home invasion, violence, insanity, doll, escape, torture, serial killer, female protagonist, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, ghost ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 85K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, family problems, family relations, parents and children, death in the family, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 121K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, psycho, 911, investigation, murder, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 6K
7th Floor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Like every day, Marcelo gathers her children on the floor of his ex-wife. As each day play "to see who gets there first" them down the stairs, him in the elevator, a diversion that your ex-partner does not like. But when one day Marcelo ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Plot: missing child, disappearance, apartment building, track down, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, parents, kidnapping, divorced parents, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 678K
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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: serious, twists and turns, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: missing child, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, kidnapping, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, nobody believes, family relations, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, family problems, secret place, family relations, crimes, supernatural, life is a bitch, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, criminal, revelation, missing child, family problems, crime gone awry, survival, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 22K
Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, track down, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, alcohol abuse, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 161K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, mystery, child abduction, rain, pilot, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, airplane hijack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, germany, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 212K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, female psychopath, killer child, family in danger, adoption, mysterious character, murderer, parents and children, family problems, domestic disturbance, insanity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 2K
Treehouse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, confined, forest, graphic violence, teenager, brutality, psychopath, crimes, death, missing child, discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.2
 433
Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, captivity, private detective, small town, kidnapping, confined, crimes, farm, abduction, violence, missing child, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 16K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, racism, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Into the Labyrinth (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The anomalous heat wave overwhelms everything, forcing everyone to reverse the pace of life: only during the hours of darkness it is possible to work, move, survive. And it is precisely in the middle of the night that Samantha emerges from the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, private detective, investigation, masked man, psychopath, survival, doctor, kidnapped, amnesia, female protagonist, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 23K
Captivity (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sought-after images of top model, Jennifer, adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and ...
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, stalking, torture, psychopath, escape, isolation, mind game, confined, crimes, rivalry, captivity, model ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 20K
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, vigilantism, police investigation, profiler, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, obsession, brutality, fbi, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, colorado, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, mysterious ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, murder of daughter, murder, mystery, crimes, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 93K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, legend, ventriloquist, murder, small town, mystery, urban legend, investigation, clown, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: family problems, country house, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, haunted by the past, family in crisis, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 13K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, survival, abduction, murder, mystery, clue, manipulation, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.0
 10K
My Son (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a man's only son goes missing, he travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers. To play a man whose life is clouded by mystery, McAvoy will not be given a script of dialogue.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: divorced parents, police investigation, kidnapping, missing child, child abduction, crime solving, uncover truth, ex husband, unsolved crime, parents and children, ex couple relations, family relations ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, small town, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, missing person, family tradition, family problems, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%