Movies and TV shows like The Prisoner

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The Prisoner (1967)
 8.5
 14K
The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: psychological, exciting, mind bending, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, witty ...
Plot: spy, prison, gadget, mind control, research, scientist, experiment, anger, convict, interrogation, government agency, government facility, mysterious character, uncover truth, espionage, secret agents, manipulation, kidnapping, village, heroes, captivity, mystery, dwarf, dreams, cult ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, 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, captivating and tense films and TV series with plots about mystery, danger, conspiracy, uncover truth, murder, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Prisoner: Persons Unknown (2010), Under the Dome (2013), Utopia (2013), Lost (2004), Cube (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, group of strangers, confined, trapped, survival, experiment, mind game, mystery, isolation, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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 6.5
 105K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: trapped, small town, life turned upside down, supernatural, survival, small town life, isolation, mystery, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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100%
 6.1
 8K
The Prisoner (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, twists and turns, serious, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: mind control, village, uncover truth, confined, captivity, isolation, prison, hidden truth, delusion, espionage, government agency, mind game ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 46K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, thought provoking, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, scientist, hidden truth, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, crimes, blackmail, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.4
 535K
Lost (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Stripped of everything, the survivors of a horrific plane crash must work together to stay alive. But the island holds many secrets.
Style: psychological, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, stranded on an island, lost, mysterious place, plane crash, death, human nature, destiny, adventure, asthma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 227K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, isolation, survival, trapped, escape, maze, survival horror, group of strangers, claustrophobia, captivity, death, mathematics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 55K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, small town life, beast, society, investigation, confined, missing person, murder, mystery, transformation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, hidden truth, mysterious character, human nature, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, investigation, society, abduction, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.6
 217K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, top secret, special agents, alien contact, conspiracy, fbi, paranormal activity, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 2K
Dark Skies (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ufo, evil alien, conspiracy, alien, alien invasion, hidden truth, couples, mystery, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 65K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, haunted by the past, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 11K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, uncover truth, espionage, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, deception, government facility, loner, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 2K
Wild Palms (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: future dystopia, mind control, cyberspace, conspiracy, fictional reality, mystery, uncover truth, manipulation, society, crimes, intrigue, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2008
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 8K
John Doe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: John Doe is an American science fiction drama television series that aired on Fox during the 2002–2003 TV season.
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic
Plot: prodigy, mysterious character, genius, hidden identity, amateur detective, memory loss, supernatural ability, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, police, amnesia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 3K
The Game (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, spy, cold war, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, state affairs, kgb, mi6
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, ussr, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: An exploration of Charles Dickens's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, stalking, mystery, orphan, small town, human nature, crimes, uncover truth, perversion, addiction, hate ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 26K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, government agency, alien, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, mystery, secret movement, president, alien contact, top secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.8
 513K
Black Mirror (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A contemporary British re-working of The Twilight Zone with stories that tap into the collective unease about our modern world.  Over the last ten years, technology has transformed almost every aspect of our lives before we've had time to ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, philosophical, serious, stylized ...
Plot: alternate reality, computers and web, society, distopia, social decay, human nature, dark humor, satire, technology, media satire, gadget, chaos ...
Time: future, near future
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 6.5
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Bedlam (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bedlam was a British supernatural drama television series created by David Allison, Neil Jones and Chris Parker. It first aired on 7 February 2011 on Sky Living and Sky Living HD. The series finale was aired on 15 March 2011. In December 2011, it ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, mysterious character, vengeance, supernatural ability, apartment building, medium, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 39K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: prison, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, time travel, murderer, crimes, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 9K
Survivors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, deadly virus, plague, politician, survival, group of strangers, chaos, scientist, doctor, ex convict, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.2
 10K
Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, mind bending, surreal, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, police, female detective, power relations, fighting crime, crimes, uncover truth, superior, reluctant partners, mystery, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Temporarily Dead (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, hospital, supernatural power, supernatural ability, power relations, experiment gone awry, hidden truth, mystery, intern, doctors and patients, experiment, life after death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 236K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, special agents, alternate dimension, scientist, top secret, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.9
 56K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, leadership, conspiracy, courage, distopia, mystery, disaster, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 290 min.
TV show
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: serious, talky, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, spy, kgb, mole, double agent, secret service, betrayal, secret agents, investigation, traitor, russian ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, britain, europe, czechoslovakia, united kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 29K
Helix (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scientist, deadly virus, immortality, quarantine, secret place, virus, save the day, survival, arctic, dna, uncover truth, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 1K
The Deep (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As the world's energy supplies dwindle, the Orpheus, a research submarine, delves into the deep of the Arctic Ocean searching for rare micro-organisms, but the crew soon find themselves in peril.
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: submarine, survival, uncover truth, confined, ocean, mysterious place, isolation, scientist, adventure, supernatural, crew, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Smiley's People (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexy, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, assassination attempt, investigation, secret agents, working undercover, defector, conspiracy, mystery, golden years, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: berlin germany, hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.8
 192K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, nightmare, secret, hallucination, demonic possession, death, paranormal investigation, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%