Movies and TV shows like The Prisoner

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The Prisoner (1967)
 8.5
 11K
The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, mind control, gadget, spy, postmodernism, secret agents, mystery, cult, uncover truth, trapped, small town, village, isolation, confined, government agency, mysterious character, espionage, manipulations, captivity, danger, escapades, heroes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, big ben london

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Most similar movies to The Prisoner

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, danger, crimes, murder, society, police and confined mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Prisoner: Utopia (2013), Life on Mars (2006), Wayward Pines (2015), Under the Dome (2013), The Game (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.3
 7K
The Prisoner (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
Style: serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: village, desert, mind control, prison, mystery, uncover truth, trapped, memory loss, postmodernism, isolation, confined, government agency ...
Place: new york
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100%
 8.5
 34K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: offbeat, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: scientist, danger, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty, on the run, buried truth, who to trust, politician, fear, secret, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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55%
 8.3
 26K
Life on Mars (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a British television series broadcast on BBC One between January 2006 and April 2007. The series combines elements of science fiction and police procedural, featuring an officer from the Greater Manchester Police who travels back in ...
Style: serious, gloomy, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, time travel, police brutality, reluctant partners, rock, mystery, uncover truth, crime, police station, urban, law enforcement, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 48K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: small town, investigation, confined, adaptation, apocalypse, danger, secret service agent, transformation, society, beast, family relations, multiple storylines ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.7
 94K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, trapped, life turned upside down, isolation, small town, survival, separated, danger, society, police officer, mystery, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: London 1972. When a defecting KGB officer, Arkady Malinov, reveals Operation Glass, a devastating Soviet plot that could change the course of the Cold War, Daddy, the head of MI5, assembles a secret team to investigate. As the Soviets awaken a list ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, cold war, government agency, kgb, state affairs, undercover, dishonesty
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that revolves around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The thirteen-episode summer series premiered on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. On June 30, NBC moved the ...
Style: mind bending, serious, offbeat, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, mind game, experiment, stranger, trapped, ghost town, riddles and clues, confined, dishonesty, mysterious character, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 3K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, isolation, danger, mystery, confined, parents and children, escapades, family relations, lost at sea, end of the world, ship captain ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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, atmospheric, tense, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, virus, plague, danger, group of strangers, human nature, mystery, chaos, ex convict, politician, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 184K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, tense, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, escape, mathematics, trap, parallel world, maze, death, insanity, paranoia, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: spy, espionage, cold war, assassination attempt, government agency, investigation, master villain, mystery, secret agents, race against time, murder, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.7
 177K
The X-Files (1993)
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, fbi, investigation, ufo, special agents, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, space and aliens, mysterious place, top secret, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, female protagonist, murder investigation, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
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: mind bending, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: government agency, conspiracy, missing person, mystery, space and aliens, investigation, chases and races, state affairs, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Crime Traveller (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Detective Jeff Slade and his beautiful colleague Holly are armed with something very special in the ongoing fight against crime their very own time machine. Invented by Holly's father, Professor Frederick Turner, the time machine may be a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, rough
Plot: time travel, race against time, time machine, crime, misfit partners, changing the past or future, fighting crime, mystery, crimes, imaginary, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.0
 51K
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, bleak, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, small town, apocalypse, secret, chaos, worldwide chaos, vestiges of humanity, escapades, leadership, isolation, nuclear holocaust, human existence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.8
 145K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, crime, who done it, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, special agents, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.7
 2K
Dark Skies (1996)
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, mind bending
Plot: alien, alien invasion, ufo, evil alien, mystery, government agency, conspiracy theory, dishonesty, space and aliens, undercover, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Shadow Line (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A noir thriller with diverse individuals whose worlds become interwoven after the murder of drug baron Harvey Wratten. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, bleak, talky ...
Plot: drug lord, who to trust, heroin, neo noir, crime, mysterious character, investigation, organized crime, police, murder investigation, police corruption, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 161K
The 100 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on the books by Kass Morgan, this show takes place 100 years in the future, when the Earth has been abandoned due to radioactivity. The last surviving humans live on an ark orbiting the planet — but the ark won't last forever. So the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, leadership, danger, space station, young heroes, rivalry, betrayal, rebellion, against the rules, youth, vestiges of humanity, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.4
 201K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, danger, top secret, research, scientist, crimes, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized, tense
Plot: obsession, mystery, small town life, small town, deadly, unfulfillment, orphan, stalking, human nature, unfulfilled love, addiction, murder ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.5
 9K
Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: serious, clever, surreal, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, sexism, rock, crime, fighting crime, police station, mystery, uncover truth, time travel, urban, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, obsession, uninhibited rivalry, magical, secret, deception, illusion, performer's life, magic, wizards and magicians, mystery, teleportation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.3
 767
The Last Train (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 54 min.
Story: The Last Train is a British six-part post-apocalyptic television drama serial first broadcast on the ITV network in 1999. It has since been repeated on ITV2 in 1999/2001 and on numerous occasions on the UK Sci-Fi Channel. The serial was written by ...
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: survivor, tribe, survival, apocalypse, cryogenics, future dystopia, danger, escapades, chaos, life is a bitch, isolation, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Temporarily Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follows the life of five interns in a hospital, who trys to find out what happens in the after life. The five makes an experiments. They drive themselves into a clinical death and bring themselves back to life. After the Experiment, they realize ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: supernatural, hospital, experiment gone awry, mystery, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries, danger, power relations, intern, buried truth, experiment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 7K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, quarantine, virus, youth, confined, survival, survivor, danger, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, death, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 39K
The 4400 (2004)
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, missing person, investigation, danger, psychic, mystery, quarantine, powerful corporation, government agency, supernatural ability, fate of humanity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 2K
Wild Palms (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: cyberspace, conspiracy, cyberpunk, mind control, intrigue, uncover truth, technology, mystery, kidnapping, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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