Movies and TV shows like The Leftovers

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The Leftovers (2014)
 8.3
 74K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't make the cut. Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, 'The Leftovers' follows Kevin Garvey, a father of two and the chief of police in a small New York suburb, as he tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy when the notion no longer applies.
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized, offbeat, twists and turns, surreal, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: disappearance, chaos, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, apocalypse, miraculous event, chief of police, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff, religions or cults, mystery, depression, belief, hopes, starting over, destiny, suburbs, self destructing, human nature, investigation, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york

Most similar movies to The Leftovers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about mystery, death, supernatural, husband wife relationship, murder, small town and investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Leftovers: Awake (2012), Lost (2004), Resurrection (2014), The Returned (2012), The OA (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, sanity, therapy, accident, loss of son, death in the family, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 480K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: exciting, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, death, plane crash, destiny, adventure, air disaster, stranded, danger, leadership, stranded on an island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.3
 15K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, tense, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, back from the dead, parents and children, family relations, nobody believes, miraculous event, surprising revelation, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 19K
The Returned (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: small town, resurrection, afterlife, accident, dealing with death, haunted by the past, supernatural, serial killer, uncover truth, teenage life, life turned upside down, back from the dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 86K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspense, mysterious, twist ending
Plot: disappearance, healing, mysticism, abduction, supernatural, ritual, alternate dimension, experiment, storytelling, forbidden love, friendship, maniac ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 11K
The Returned (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, tense, surreal, touching ...
Plot: resurrection, afterlife, small town, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mystery, supernatural, parents and children, family relations, dealing with death, miraculous event, back from the dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Booth at the End (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A mysterious man sits in the booth at the end who people make a deal with to get what they want. They do the task or they don't - that is up to them, but there are no rule changes.
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mysterious character, changing lives, wish come true, moral dilemma, deal, human nature, doubts and hesitations, stranger, desire, mission, death, outside help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 59K
Flashforward (2009)
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, dreams, foreknowledge, destiny, fbi, supernatural, law enforcement, partners, uncover truth, a vision, fate of humanity, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 480K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: realistic, bleak, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, police detective, neo noir, investigation, partners, crimes, partners against crime, murder, graphic violence, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 52K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 51K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, danger, small town life, beast, isolation, transformation, confined, missing person, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, superhuman powers, chaos, danger, rivalry, fugitives, religions or cults, destiny, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.1
 36K
Left Behind (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish during the rapture and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: chaos, apocalypse, catastrophe, survival, parents and children, deadly, supernatural, danger, journalism, religions or cults, hopes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 70K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, legends and myths, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, supernatural, ex convict, mythology, mystery, danger, travel, death, deception ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 80K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, adventure, survival, fate of humanity, society, chaos, worldwide chaos, nanotechnology, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, danger ...
Time: near future, future, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, surreal, cynical, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
La feria ambulante (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, tense ...
Plot: healing power, dwarf, prophecy, good versus evil, supernatural, self discovery, god or devil, priest, clergy, psychic, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 168K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 8K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Survivors was a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. It depicts the lives of a group of people who survived a virulent unknown strain of influenza which has wiped out most of the human species. According to the producers, ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, virus, plague, survival, deadly virus, danger, group of strangers, ex convict, chaos, scientist, politician, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 3K
Proof (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A brilliant surgeon searches for proof of life after death.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, reincarnation, family problems, mystery, uncover truth, unfulfillment, millionaire, research, death, family in crisis, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability, losing-it hero, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 117K
Six Feet Under (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: A darkly comic look at members of a dysfunctional L.A. family that run a funeral business.  When death is your business, what is your life? For the Fisher family, the world outside of their family-owned funeral home continues to be at least as ...
Style: dark humor, psychological, emotional, surreal, tense ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, death, funeral home, dealing with death, hopes, self discovery, family business, depression, financial problem, workplace problem, life changing experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 133K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: missing person, poverty, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, realism, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 52K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, laboratory, crimes, supernatural ability, murder investigation, crime, friendship, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 1K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Set just before the start of Armageddon, the mini-series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted. Bill Pullman plays Dr. Richard Massey, a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak
Plot: nun, end of the world, investigation, save the world, apocalypse, race against time, murder, supernatural, amateur detective, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 828K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, twists & turns, investigation, murder mystery, femme fatale, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, st. louis missouri, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, missing person, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, paranormal activity, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 53K
Jericho (2006)
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: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, conspiracy, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, explosion, distopia, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, small town, missing person, murder, mysterious character, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Second Coming (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?
Style: psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: miraculous event, apocalypse, hopes, save the world, danger, religions or cults, chaos, worldwide chaos, religious fundamentalist, chaos and mayhem, worn out, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%