Movies and TV shows like Persons Unknown

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Persons Unknown (2010)
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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 show to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday from its Monday time slot. It completed its run on August 28, 2010. The series was canceled shortly thereafter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending, tense, psychological, offbeat, psychological thriller
Plot: mysterious place, riddles and clues, group of strangers, trapped, confined, captivity, experiment, survival, mind game, mystery, isolation, manipulation, abduction, mysterious character, surveillance camera, dark past, dishonesty, supernatural, direction and purpose, rivalry, ghost town, distopia, murder mystery, stranger, debate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco

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Most similar movies to Persons Unknown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, twists and turns and tense films and TV series with plots about danger, mystery, confined, isolation, survival, crimes and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Persons Unknown: The Prisoner (2009), Exam (2009), Wayward Pines (2015), Under the Dome (2013), Lost (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind control, village, uncover truth, confined, captivity, isolation, prison, memory loss, hidden truth, espionage, government agency, mind game ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
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100%
 6.8
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Exam (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, mind bending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, psychology, surveillance, psychologist, rivalry, mystery, confinement indoors, ambition, intrigue, pandemic, human nature, survival ...
Time: future, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 56K
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, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, small town, small town life, beast, society, investigation, missing person, murder, confined, transformation, youth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 106K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, trapped, small town, life turned upside down, small town life, mystery, isolation, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 542K
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: atmospheric, psychological, exciting, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, stranded on an island, island, human nature, air disaster, adventure, lost, mysterious place, desert island, destiny, plane crash, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 388K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, mind game, game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, scheme, disorder, life philosophy, existentialism, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: mind bending, thought provoking, surreal, exciting, serious ...
Plot: spy, prison, gadget, mind control, research, interrogation, government facility, convict, experiment, scientist, uncover truth, government agency ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 229K
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, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, maze, escape, mathematics, survival horror, death, claustrophobia, captivity, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, post apocalypse, apocalypse, small town, chaos, leadership, disaster, conspiracy, distopia, courage, nuclear holocaust, post nuclear ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 40K
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, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, police investigation, murderer, law enforcement, crimes, warden, manhunt, disappearance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 9K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, survival, youth, isolation, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, chaos, plague, death, escape attempt, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 22K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mathematics, riddles and clues, mystery, isolation, locked in a room, mind game, murder mystery, genius, rivalry, mysterious character, mathematician, whodunit ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 776
The Vault (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: The year is 2016. TV sucks. Ratings - at least at one major network - are at an all-time low. Desperate to save their jobs, the executives make an unprecedented decision: It's time to pull the plug. On everything. All programming must go. But ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, futuristic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: tv show, college, confined, contests and competitions, mystery, riddles and clues, media, rivalry, university, human experiment, puzzle, mysterious place ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 6K
After (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, psychotronic
Plot: coma, purgatory, mystery, crash, small town, isolation, confined, uncover truth, rivalry, hospital, post apocalypse, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 22K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan's coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, navy, nuclear threat, military, island, government conspiracy, captain, moral dilemma, heroes, soldier, power relations, nato ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 890
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, surveillance, supernatural, alone, strong female presence, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 3K
Siberia (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Siberia is an American mockumentary series about a reality television show where 16 contestants must survive in the Siberian territory of Tunguska. The show was filmed in Birds Hill Provincial Park just north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns
Plot: group of strangers, survival, tv show, isolation, adventure, escapades, mystery, mysterious place, found footage, struggle for survival, confined, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 14K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, survival, confined, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, torture, abduction, murder, manipulation, brutality, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 2K
Chariot (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves unwitting participants in a U.S. government evacuation program gone horribly wrong.
Style: mysterious, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: airplane, confined, post apocalypse, group of strangers, crimes, mystery, trapped, mind game, amnesia, heroes, claustrophobia, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
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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, espionage, uncover truth, analyst, surveillance, boss, spy, government agency, deception, government facility, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Breathing Room (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to ...
Style: surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, murder, clue, game, experiment, rivalry, mystery, mind game, dishonesty, kidnapping, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 24K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life philosophy, brutality, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, murder, borderline personality disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, survival, found footage, police detective, crimes, track down, partners against crime, murder, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 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, scientist, ocean, confined, mysterious place, isolation, adventure, supernatural, crew, scientific expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 5K
Zero Hour (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As the publisher of Modern Skeptic Magazine, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and cracking conspiracies. But when his beautiful wife, Laila, is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ancient mystery, treasure, relic, conspiracy, riddles and clues, legends and myths, artifact, escapades, race against time, good versus evil, journal, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 10K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, isolation, captivity, group of strangers, mind game, murder, sole survivor, game, priest, rivalry, deathtrap, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.3
 9K
Ravenswood (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Ravenswood is a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars set in Ravenswood, a town near Rosewood. The town has been suffering from a curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly feel connected by this fatal curse and feel the need to dig in the town's ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: mysterious place, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, small town, curse, mysterious character, mystery, hidden truth, social relations, supernatural, high school, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 12K
Truth Be Told (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. New evidence compels podcaster Poppy Parnell to reopen the murder case that made her a media sensation.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, intelligence, riddles and clues, murder mystery, crime scene, death, murder, friendship, loner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.5
 2K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The night before a high profile operation on the PM, the surgeon due to perform the procedure is surprised at her family home by four masked men. The gang quickly take control of her and her family and order her to kill the PM.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: family relations, political conspiracy, moral dilemma, crimes, treason, parents and children, confined, dishonesty, kidnapping, abduction, family in danger, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 143
Winter Lily (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a remote part of New England, Clive arrives at Memory Lane, a rustic bed&breakfast. After being welcomed by the charming hostess, Agatha, he soon discovers a diary filled with mystery about the hostess' daughter, Lily. His natural ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, survival, obsession, confined, stalking, psychopath, missing person, captivity, teenage life, riddles and clues, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%