Movies and TV shows like The Prisoner

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The Prisoner
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: postmodernism, secret agents, mystery, prison, cult, uncover truth, village, isolation, confined, kidnapping, government agency, mysterious character, espionage, manipulations, captivity, danger, trapped, small town, escapades, heroes, rivalry, society, mind control, gadget, spy ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, big ben london
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Life on Mars
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
UK
42 min.
 8.3
The X-Files
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Canada, USA
45 min.
 8.7
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and stylized films and TV series with plots about mystery, danger, murder, paranoia, twists & turns, confined and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sci-Fi and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Prisoner: Utopia (2013), Life on Mars (2006), Persons Unknown (2010), Moon (2009), Cube (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Prisoner
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: atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: prison, mystery, uncover truth, village, postmodernism, isolation, confined, government agency, desert, mysterious character, espionage, manipulations ...
Place: new york
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 8.5
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Utopia
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, serious, realistic, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: on the run, mystery, scientist, life turned upside down, conspiracy, danger, cult, gory, mysterious character, survival, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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 8.3
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Life on Mars
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: gloomy, twists and turns, serious, mind bending, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, rock, mystery, police detective, uncover truth, crime, police station, urban, law enforcement, misfit, time travel, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
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System:   44%
    User:   37%
 
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Persons Unknown
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, riddles and clues, confined, dishonesty, mysterious character, survival, captivity, isolation, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   39%
    User:   35%
 
 7.9
 301K
Moon
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With only three weeks left in his three year contract, Sam Bell is getting anxious to finally return to Earth. He is the only occupant of a Moon-based manufacturing facility along with his computer and assistant, GERTY. When he has an accident ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: isolation, moon, cloning, solitude, loneliness, artificial intelligence, memory, space travel, robot, outer space, clones, plot twist ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: mine, mexico, hawaii
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System:   38%
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 7.3
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Cube
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, surreal, tense, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, maze, violence, isolation, parallel world, mathematics, paranoia, existentialism, brutality, death, insanity, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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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
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    User:   40%
 
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Solaris
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 167 min.
Story: A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out ...
Style: surreal, futuristic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: russian, obsession, immortality, existentialism, dreams, art, space travel, loneliness, alien, memory, outer space, investigation ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, russia
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 8.4
 438K
Lost
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: suspense, enigmatic, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, air disaster, life & death, danger, survivor, stranded on an island, stranded, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   25%
 
 7.7
 396K
Ex Machina
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds ...
Style: clever, tense, surreal, philosophical, psychological ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, isolation, existentialism, man versus machine, technology, manipulation, philosophy, surveillance, science, internet, a.i. ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 8.7
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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:   31%
    User:   29%
 
 7.5
 9K
Life on Mars
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: surreal, serious, clever, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, rock, fighting crime, crime, police station, mystery, uncover truth, urban, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
 5.2
 3K
Quintet
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: serious, bleak, futuristic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, danger, ice age, chaos, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, obsession, apocalypse, isolation ...
Time: future
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System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
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Brazil
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Low-level bureaucrat Sam Lowry escapes the monotony of his day-to-day life through a recurring daydream of himself as a virtuous hero saving a beautiful damsel. Investigating a case that led to the wrongful arrest and eventual death of an innocent ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, dark humor, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: fighting the system, surveillance, dreams, paranoia, surrealism, technology, alternate reality, cyberpunk, postmodernism, dystopic future, imagination, dark fantasy ...
Time: future, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, brazil
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
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The Boat
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: mind bending, serious, surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ship, parents and children, isolation, adventure, confined, mystery, danger, escapades, family relations, chef, boat, morse code ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
 7.2
 58K
1984
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Style: futuristic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: brainwashing, fascism, book, technology, torture, freedom, betrayal, future dystopia, surveillance, fighting the system, rebellion, adaptation ...
Time: future, 20th century, 80s, 18th century, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
Curse of the Fly
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, dangerous animal, hospital, teleportation, laboratory, deadly creature, mental institution, experiment gone awry, supernatural, scientist, disfigurement ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal quebec
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System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
 6.7
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4
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, Netherlands
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Two men and a woman happen to meet in a bar. We learn from their conversations both the intriguing and banal details of their lives. But is anyone really telling the truth?
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: village, bar, human nature, social decay, dull life, life is a bitch, society, politics, down on your luck, haunted by the past, homecoming, village life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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 7.7
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   23%
 
 7.2
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Alphaville
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet which is ruled by an evil scientist named Von Braun, who has outlawed love and self-expression.
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Plot: surrealism, urban, a.i., neo noir, existentialism, investigation, technology, noir, human nature, art, fighting the system, distopia ...
Time: future, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
Smiley's People
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, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, investigation, government agency, spies, mystery, master villain, pornography, mentor, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 80s
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   29%
 
 7.5
 214K
Predestination
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: clever, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, destiny, time loop, plot twist, storytelling, existentialism, bar, mysterious character, twists & turns, time machine, time paradox, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, future, year 1975, near future, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
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System:   26%
    User:   26%
 
Children of the Damned
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six children are found spread through out the world that not only have enormous intelligence, but identical intelligence and have a strange bond to each other.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: children, genetics, alien, prodigy, cold war, church, social misfits, supernatural ability, moral dilemma, greed, clones, mutant ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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Temporarily Dead
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: experiment gone awry, supernatural, hospital, mystery, supernatural ability, doctors and patients, inventions and discoveries, danger, power relations, intern, buried truth, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, medical school
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System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
Shock Corridor
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: disturbing, stylized, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mental illness, insanity, mental institution, incest, psychiatrist, obsession, journalism, serial killer, greed, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, africa, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
 8.5
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The Prestige
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, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: obsession, magic, mystery, teleportation, cloning, rivalry, sacrifice, murder, revenge, betrayal, secret, diary ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
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System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
 7.4
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Sanctuary
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, scientist, escapades, crime, mystery, imaginary, supernatural, rescue, crimes, mutant, deadly, superhuman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet mole within his former colleagues at the heart of MI6.
Style: atmospheric, clever, bleak, tense, stylized ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, betrayal, investigation, secret service, surveillance, mole, government agency, spies, secrets, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, budapest, hungary ...
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System:   24%
    User:   28%
 

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The Last Train
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, serious, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: survival, apocalypse, future dystopia, danger, escapades, chaos, survivor, life is a bitch, isolation, confined, society, cryogenics ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   24%
    User:   21%
 
Ashes to Ashes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, stylized, surreal, sentimental, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, time travel, mystery, punk, police detective, uncover truth, crime, police station, riddles and clues, rock, urban, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   24%
    User:   22%
 
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