Movies like Northern Lights

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Northern Lights (2009)
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Northern Lights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn Rimes). But when Meg's father turns up dead, Burns finds himself thrust into the limelight of a dangerous murder investigation.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic
Plot: crimes, romance, mystery, love affair, danger, small town life, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, small town, deadly, brother brother relationship, crime, love and romance, murder, haunted by the past, urban, who done it, police investigation, city life, love, dog, dancing, monster, fight, bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska, baltimore

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Most similar movies to Northern Lights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about mystery, crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, crime and police investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Northern Lights: Hide (2011), Skinwalkers (2002), Fatal Trust (2006), Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009), Haven't We Met Before? (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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95%
 7.3
 936
Skinwalkers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, supernatural ability, police investigation, americana, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, native american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, utah, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.3
 413
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, deadly, danger, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, escaped mental patient, tied feet, ex lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Jesse Stone: Thin Ice (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jesse Stone and Captain Healy are shot during an unauthorized stake-out in Boston. Meanwhile, a cryptic letter sent from Paradise leads the mother of a kidnapped child to Stone. Though her son was declared dead, she hopes he will reopen the case.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, investigation, crimes, crime, murder, kidnapping, missing child, missing person, small town, police detective, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this prequel to 'Stone Cold,' Tom Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone, an L.A. cop who relocates to a small town only to find himself immersed in one mystery after the other.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, crimes, murder, who done it, law enforcement, police station, gangsters, deadly, mystery, police officer, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, new england, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
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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, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Dark Wind (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Indian police officer is mixed up in murder and drug smuggling on the reservation.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, desert, native american, native american reservation, drug smuggling, curses spells and rituals, racism, society, dishonesty, special agents, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Stratosphere Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this imaginative independent drama, Angela (Chloé Winkel) is a French art student living in Germany who loves to draw comics and creates elaborate tales drawn in a soft and romantic style. One night, Angela meets Yamamoto (Jon Yang), a club DJ ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending, stylized ...
Plot: nightclub, danger, immigrants, crimes, love affair, innocence lost, murder, love and romance, mystery, female nudity, female protagonist, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, mystery, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, legal, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Bloodline (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When her father is murdered, a cosmetics heiress becomes the next target of an unknown killer amid the international jet set.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, who done it, danger, police investigation, obsession, love affair, law enforcement, rise to the top, manipulations, mystery, couples ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jesse finds himself struggling to get his job back as the Paradise police chief, and he is forced to rely on his cop intuition to sort through a maze of misleading clues and hidden meanings as he attempts to solve a shocking and horrifying ...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, small town life, mystery, deadly, small town, police officer killed, murder, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Murder Without Conviction (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the investigation of the murder mystery surrounding ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, twins, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, police investigation, society, dishonesty, family relations, injustice, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1973, year 1960
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, old friends, homecoming, mystery, crimes, deadly, school, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Treacherous Beauties (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A female photographer hears that her brother has been shot dead at a horse rearing farm. She decides to go there herself and uncovers a murky conspiracy.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, dishonesty, journalism, crimes, manipulations, love and romance, conspiracy, farm, couples, photojournalist, breeding, mind game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
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Tribute (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former child star buys her grandmother's house to rescue it from ruin but her hope for serenity is soon eclipsed by haunting dreams of her famous grandmother, who died of a supposed overdose in the house more than 30 years ago.
Style: sentimental, serious, disturbing, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: danger, love and romance, haunted by the past, overdose, grandmother, neighbor, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, romance, rescue, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Interstate 84 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a body is found floating in an upstate New York river, hard-drinking cop Joe Weldon is left with few clues. After uncovering the man's identity - an enigmatic simpleton named Hap - Weldon is led to the crooked hustler who took advantage of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, touching ...
Plot: police investigation, life is a bitch, introspection, murder, uncover truth, small town life, law enforcement, misfit, crimes, alcohol abuse, redemption, addiction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, serial killer, friendship, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, missing person, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Flesh and Bone (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Some thirty years after Arlis witnesses his father murdering a family, he runs into Kay, who happens to be the family's baby who was spared. Kay and Arlis suspect nothing about each other, but when his father returns, old wounds are reopened.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, small town, gambling, crimes, crime, uncover truth, love affair, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, crimes, partners, journalism, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, serial killer, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.5
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Innocent (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Torchwood) stars as Rusty Sabich, a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. During this latest trial, a secret affair from ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: legal, mystery, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, father son relationship, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 267
The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At the birth of two boys, one white and one black, a mysterious and powerful Conjure Woman (Maya Angelou) prophesies that they will start the change. Growing up as best friends in rural Georgia in the 1940s, the boys make a discovery that leads the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, interracial relations, mystery, murder, social relations, law enforcement, lifestyle, crimes, society, deadly, dishonesty, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 4K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, crimes, deadly, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, small town life, crime, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, who done it, investigation, private detective, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Man from Reno (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mysterious character, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, neo-noir, small town, love affair, writer's life, extramarital affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Robber Bride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, danger, friendship, dishonesty, deadly, obsession, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 2K
Uncle John (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Uncle John revolves around the struggle to keep a mysterious disappearance unsolved
Style: tense, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, homecoming, crimes, social relations, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, small town, under the surface, murder, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%