Movies like Don McKay

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Don McKay (2009)
 5.8
 2K
Don McKay (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Everything appears off-kilter when a man returns to his hometown after 25 years to visit his former lover.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: getting home, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, fake illness, life is a bitch, uncover truth, buried truth, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, small town, interracial friendship, fake identity, childhood home, kitchen, male female relationship, hospital, neo noir, private detective, taxi driver, marriage proposal, femme fatale, corpse, gardening, toilet, old friend, axe ...

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Most similar movies to Don McKay

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery and investigation mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Don McKay: The Deposition (2012), The Ghost and the Whale (2017), Awakened (2013), The Iris Effect (2005), The Dead Will Tell (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 440
The Deposition (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When a man is involved in a car wreck that kills his former lover, his life is derailed and his mind is splintered with guilt and the subsequent uncertainty about what exactly happened.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, deadly, a vision, dealing with death
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, missing person, mental illness, vengeance, social relations, small town, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.5
 378
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, amateur detective, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, supernatural, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, loss of son, dealing with death, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.1
 655
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, crimes, drugs/alcohol, missing person, uncover truth, danger, clergy, religions or cults, woman in danger, life is a bitch, church, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.8
 401
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, price of justice, life is a bitch, parents and children, hopes, society, redemption, crimes, injustice, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 653
Forgotten (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: During their childhood, Hanna and Clarissa were best friends. They spent every vacation together in an old summer house on a small island. Shortly after Hanna’s 9th birthday, they suddenly lost touch and only meet again unexpectedly 25 years ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, friendship, ghost, reunion, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, island, little girl, promise, friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.5
 13
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, family problems, memory loss, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, loss, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 510
Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joseph McKelheer and Cory Knauf (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind) star in this intense thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard, a modern day faith healer with a small flock of believers, is stunned when his ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, society, religions or cults, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, small town, crimes, investigation, grief, strong violent content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.6
 399
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.8
 2K
Blackwoods (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, vengeance, betrayal, deadly, crimes, in the woods, hotel, hostages, hostage, haunted by the past, car accident, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 709
The Mole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pawel, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mole, trial, uncover truth, haunted by the past, working class, solidarity, family relations, labor union, society, life is a bitch, father son relationship, political thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, political conspiracy, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, abduction, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, isolation, confined, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.1
 229
Knockdown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, boxer, past, starting over, rivalry, danger, sexual content, fixed match, manipulation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, danger, society, dishonesty, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 1K
InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, victim, strong female presence, law enforcement, supernatural ability, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 405
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, escaped mental patient, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.9
 893
The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: mortician, murder, haunted by the past, redemption, neo noir, danger, social decay, emotionless, crimes, corpse, child in peril, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, dealing with death, law enforcement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.4
 228
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: russian roulette, suicide, life is a bitch, deadly, destiny, mind game, down on your luck, unreliable narrator, game of death, danger, woman in danger, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Baby Is Missing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jenna Davis, a single working mother, wakes up at home to discover she's delivered a stillborn baby girl. Is the child a victim of a cunning prenatal nurse who no one remembers seeing or is she the victim of her mother's own fractured ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, crimes, race against time, life is a bitch, pregnancy, baby, protagonist as suspect, drugged, baby girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 573
Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, neo noir, mystery, romance, haunted by the past, mental illness, couples, uncover truth, destiny, foreknowledge, hopes, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 22K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, uncover truth, teenager, brutality, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%