Movies and TV shows like The Event

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The Event (2010)
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The Event
Original name: The Event Aflevering 1 t/m 4
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker, an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila, and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, exciting, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: government agency, mystery, investigation, chases and races, space and aliens, missing person, dishonesty, alien, conspiracy, uncover truth, danger, state affairs, government facility, president, in-laws, buried truth, ufo, quarantine, nobody believes, secret movement, top secret, convict, disappearance, cia, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Homeland
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
55 min.
 8.4
The Blacklist
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 8.1
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Most similar movies to The Event

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, murder, crimes and conspiracy mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Event: Rubicon (2010), The X-Files (1993), Dark Skies (1996), Alias (2001), The Blacklist (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.9
 10K
Rubicon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: manipulations, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, government agency, prodigy, espionage, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.7
 177K
The X-Files
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, paranormal investigation, top secret, ufo, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, special agents, mysterious place, female fbi agent, alien abduction, alien contact ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   79%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
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Dark Skies
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dark Skies is an American UFO conspiracy theory-based sci-fi television series that aired from the 1996 to 1997 season for 18 episodes, plus a two-hour pilot episode. The success of The X-Files on Fox proved there was an audience for science fiction ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, mind bending
Plot: mystery, evil alien, government agency, dishonesty, space and aliens, undercover, alien invasion, alien, uncover truth, couple relations, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
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System:   61%
    User:   69%
 
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 7.6
 41K
Alias
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government, is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, martial arts, double agent, cia, secret identity, betrayal, espionage, obsessive quest, race against time, undercover, escapades, female spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   60%
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 8.1
 145K
The Blacklist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, crime, special agents, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   59%
    User:   56%
 
 8.4
 269K
Homeland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even ...
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, danger, national security, mole, investigation, espionage, intrigue, treason, mission, mentally unstable, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, israel, iraq, virginia, langley virginia ...
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System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcatraz, mystery, prison, uncover truth, crimes, island, disappearance, investigation, chases and races, escaped prisoner, warden, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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System:   51%
    User:   50%
 
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 7.3
 5K
Threshold
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Threshold was a science fiction drama television series that first aired on CBS in September 2005. Produced by Brannon Braga, David S. Goyer and David Heyman, the series focuses on a secret government project investigating the first contact with an ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric
Plot: evil alien, top secret, government agency, investigation, alien encounter, danger, alien invasion, dishonesty, heroes, space and aliens, alien, infected ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
XIII: The Series
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, danger, secret agents, uncover truth, chases and races, conspiracy, dishonesty, life is a bitch, state affairs, undercover, cia, who to trust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.2
 20K
Closed Circuit
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, espionage, conspiracy, surveillance, legal investigation, secret service, secrets, spy, spies, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   41%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political corruption, violence, vengeance, corruption, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, conspiracy theory, single father, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
 7.4
 39K
The 4400
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: powerful corporation, mystery, investigation, government agency, memory loss, missing person, fate of humanity, special agents, alien abduction, time travel, supernatural ability, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
 7.9
 3K
ReGenesis
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 49 min.
Story: ReGenesis is a Canadian television program produced by The Movie Network and Movie Central in conjunction with Shaftesbury Films. The series, which ran for four seasons, revolves around the scientists of NorBAC, a fictional organization with a lab ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: investigation, government agency, scientist, laboratory, disease, virus, danger, state affairs, politics, fighting crime, save the world, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   43%
 
Movie in collections
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 160K
24
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, urban, against the rules, race against time, control room, terrorism, save the day, workplace intrigue, workplace, revenge, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   45%
 
I'll Be Seeing You
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: crime, uncover truth, murder, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, stalking, haunted by the past, missing person, mistaken identity, riddles and clues, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 317 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of an environmental activist leads her straight-laced father, an Inspector of the local police force, through a haunting revelation of the murkiness of the British Nuclear Policy of the eighties.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, uncover truth, crime, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, conspiracy, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
 7.6
 57K
Flashforward
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, serious, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: special agents, fbi, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, destiny, hopes, workplace, couple relations, life turned upside down, imaginary, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   50%
 
24: Live Another Day
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, fugitives, on the run, race against time, save the day, save the world, terrorist, blackmail, international relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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 7.7
 225K
Gone Baby Gone
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: realistic, tense, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, private detective, conspiracy, crime, murder, mystery, police, violence, corruption, morality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
Thrill of the Kill
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haunted by her sister's suspicious death, Kelly Holden enlists the help of murder-mystery novelist Graydon Jennings to help solve the crime. Together they discover that Kelly's sibling was living quite the double life -- sleeping with a ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, writer's life, uncover truth, obsession, murder, who done it, woman in danger, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 7.6
 303K
Inside Man
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, bank robbery, police, corruption, police investigation, hostage, investigation, manipulation, conspiracy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
Without a Trace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, urban, partners against crime, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, murder, crime, journalism, rape, secret service, police investigation, violence, revenge, journalist, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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The Fourth Kind
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: alien, ufo, doctors and patients, patient, disappearance, aliens, space and aliens, mystery, conspiracy theory, murder, psychiatrist, first contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, antarctica, california
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
 7.9
 18K
Taken
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 877 min.
Story: Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: alien encounter, kidnapping, mystery, danger, space and aliens, government agency, single parent, alien, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   35%
 
 8.1
 26K
Damages
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, ...
Style: clever, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, manipulations, cons and scams, legal, crimes, dishonesty, workplace, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   31%
 
 6.7
 303K
Signs
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: alien, alien invasion, mystery, farm, alien encounter, single father, apocalypse, death, aliens, storytelling, space travel, first contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, brazil, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 8.0
 51K
Jericho
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, small town, apocalypse, mystery, confined, danger, escapades, chaos, conspiracy, heroes, life is a bitch, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kansas
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 

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