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.
 8.4
Lost
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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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 atmospheric films and TV series with plots about mystery, danger, storytelling, murder, dishonesty, death and rivalry mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Prisoner: Utopia (2013), Life on Mars (2006), Lost (2004), Moon (2009), Persons Unknown (2010). 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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: uncover truth, mystery, prison, 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, twists and turns, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, mystery, scientist, life turned upside down, conspiracy, gory, danger, cult, mysterious character, survival, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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:   41%
    User:   36%
 
 8.4
 434K
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: enigmatic, suspense, exciting, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: survival, island, plane crash, adventure, destiny, life & death, air disaster, danger, survivor, secrets, human spirit, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   41%
    User:   25%
 
 7.9
 298K
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, hawaii, mexico
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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, twists and turns, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: manipulations, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues, confined, dishonesty, mysterious character, survival, captivity, isolation, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 7.7
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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
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
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Survivors
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: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: survival, survivor, mystery, human nature, apocalypse, plague, danger, virus, deadly, society, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
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: stylized, serious, 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, law enforcement, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 8.0
 169K
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:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 8.4
 30K
Doctor Who
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: time travel, benign alien, adventure, cult, evil alien, alien encounter, heroic mission, space and aliens, alien, imaginary, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   33%
 
 8.8
 143K
Twin Peaks
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: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, who done it, supernatural, paranormal investigation, murder mystery, agent, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
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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
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System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
The Ipcress File
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, brainwashing, investigation, conspiracy, british, betrayal, kidnapping, murder, spies, secret service ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: england, london, europe, albania, scotland yard
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System:   27%
    User:   32%
 
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, melancholic, realistic, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, investigation, cold war, government agency, spies, master villain, mystery, pornography, mentor, loneliness, secrets ...
Time: 80s
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
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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, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
Story: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons.
Style: talky, clever, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, spy, cold war, british, betrayal, investigation, secret service, russian, mole, government agency, spies, secrets ...
Time: 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, czechoslovakia, paris france
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System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
 8.0
 524K
Twelve Monkeys
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when ...
Style: futuristic, atmospheric, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: time travel, apocalypse, insanity, paranoia, virus, time loop, imagination, alternate reality, psychology, memory, mental illness, social misfits ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 1990s ...
Place: philadelphia, baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   23%
 
The Singing Detective
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: hospital, oldies, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, neo noir, nurse, mystery, private detective, life is a bitch, investigation, writer's life, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1940s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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, budapest hungary ...
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System:   25%
    User:   25%
 
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 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, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   24%
    User:   20%
 
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:   24%
    User:   25%
 
 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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, island, disappearance, prison, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, alcatraz, manhunt, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   24%
    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: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mad scientist, mutant, dangerous animal, hospital, teleportation, laboratory, deadly creature, mental institution, experiment gone awry, supernatural, disfigurement, experiment ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, canada, montreal quebec
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
The Ghost Writer
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, island, political corruption, cia, betrayal, paranoia, corruption, torture, death, politics, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, london, england, massachusetts ...
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System:   23%
    User:   23%
 

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 7.5
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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: clever, serious, surreal, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, fighting crime, rock, police station, mystery, uncover truth, urban, crimes, law enforcement, misfit, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 2000s
Place: usa
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System:   23%
    User:   25%
 
Monster of Terror
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, gothic, offbeat ...
Plot: mad scientist, mystery, supernatural, monster, mutant, deadly creature, haunted house, monsters, goth, supernatural ability, estate, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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System:   22%
    User:   20%
 
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