Movies like Dark Places

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Dark Places (2015)
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Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense, depressing, disturbing, intense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, murder, prison, witness, sibling relationship, murder of family, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer, survivor, violence, death, investigator, fear, disappearance, anger, brother sister relationship, sacrifice, female protagonist, false accusation, crime scene, stripper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1985, year 1968, year 1999
Place: kansas, texas, ireland, germany, california, oklahoma, missouri ...

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Most similar movies to Dark Places

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, psychological, serious and suspenseful films with plots about police investigation, investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, death and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Dark Places: Gone Girl (2014), Zodiac (2007), Tell No One (2006), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Dolores Claiborne (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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100%
 7.7
 523K
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, atmospheric, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, maniac, paranoia, uncover truth, mind game, journalist, code, murder mystery, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.5
 54K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, corpse, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, grief, false accusation, love ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: tense, disturbing, heartbreaking, psychological, touching ...
Plot: army, investigation, guilt, war crime, disappearance, military, torture, patriotism, murder investigation, cover up, uncover truth, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, texas, new mexico, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, incest, abusive husband, anger, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 23K
The Dry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Style: surprise ending, tense, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, murder, investigation, murder investigation, death, violence, family relations, australian, police, evidence, suicide attempt, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
 7.8
 62K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, parents and children, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, arrest, single parent, mentally challenged, crimes, desperation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 15K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, life is a bitch, family relations, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, perversion, hacker, journalist, unlikely relationship, uncover truth, peril, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1954, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: sexy, psychological, suspenseful, tense, tricky ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, incest, family problems, couples, sexual relations, isolation, island ...
Time: 90s, 19th century, 2000s, 1870s, victorian era
Place: new hampshire, norway, europe, usa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 57K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, justice, murder mystery, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 ⇓
50%
 6.5
 22K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, estrangement, crime and punishment, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, sacramento california, pasadena california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 3K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, female detective, murder, investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life, schoolgirl ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, mountain, demon, corpse, ritual, crimes, faked death, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, obsession, psychology, amnesia, psychiatrist, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 2013, year 1999 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, seduction, mind game, dishonesty, hidden identity, murder, manipulation, obsessive love, uncover truth, fatal attraction, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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 ⇓
35%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, overbearing parent, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 233K
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, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, suspicion, investigation, mystery, bad guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 187K
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, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, depression, deception, life turned upside down, psychiatrist, mental illness, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, dishonesty, manipulation, patient, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, mind game, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: baltimore, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.3
 2K
Hate Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, serial killer, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, false accusation, gay bashing, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 38K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, investigation, reporter, death row, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, prison, newspaper man, life is a bitch, journalism, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1969
Place: florida, usa, everglades, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 76K
88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, fbi, manipulation, death threat, death, frame up, forensics, paranoia, crimes, torture, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, 90s
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 22K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, who done it, crimes, policewoman, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, murder mystery, life is a bitch, who to trust, police detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, court, murder, hotshot lawyer, mind game, legal, judge, crimes, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, beverly hills, los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.3
 150K
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, twists and turns, macabre, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, businessman, police detective, murder, double life, secret, maniac, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 9K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, cons and scams, couples, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%