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.
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: captivating, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, offbeat, tense
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, survival, mind game, confined, isolation, experiment, manipulations, group of strangers, mystery, direction and purpose, mysterious character, trapped, manipulation, rivalry, abduction, dark past, surveillance camera, danger, dishonesty, debate, sergeant, secret agenda, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco

Most similar movies to Persons Unknown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and twists and turns films and TV series with plots about danger, mystery, confined, isolation, murder, survival and rivalry mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Persons Unknown: Wayward Pines (2015), Exam (2009), Under the Dome (2013), The Prisoner (1967), Lost (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 51K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, investigation, society, danger, small town life, beast, isolation, transformation, confined, missing person, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 103K
Exam (2009)
Genre: 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: mind bending, psychological, surprise ending, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, plot twist, rivalry, psychologist, manipulations, ambition, psychology, human nature, confinement indoors, surveillance, room, mystery ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.6
 100K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, life turned upside down, small town, isolation, survival, small town life, teenage girl, society, danger, human existence, separated ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 12K
The Prisoner (1967)
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: serious, mind bending, surreal, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: spy, prison, gadget, mind control, research, experiment, scientist, convict, government facility, anger, interrogation, mysterious character ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.3
 483K
Lost (2004)
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: exciting, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: survival, island, desert island, death, plane crash, destiny, adventure, stranded, air disaster, human nature, danger, leadership ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 207K
Cube (1997)
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, suspenseful, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, escape, maze, captivity, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 38K
Alcatraz (2012)
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: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, disappearance, police investigation, island, warden, prison life, manhunt, existence paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 7K
The Prisoner (2009)
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, mind bending, surreal, captivating, serious ...
Plot: mind control, village, desert, confined, uncover truth, prison, isolation, captivity, espionage, mind game, society, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 677
The Vault (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, cliffhanger, tense ...
Plot: tv show, college, contests and competitions, mystery, confined, ratings, media, riddles and clues, game show, danger, button, university ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 53K
Jericho (2006)
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: captivating, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, conspiracy, explosion, distopia, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 337K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Action, 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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, game, manipulation, neo noir, businessman, psychology, surveillance, scheme ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 19K
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, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mathematics, mystery, science, isolation, deadly, rivalry, danger, mysterious character, mind game, genius, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 8K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, rough, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, virus, youth, survival, danger, confined, quarantine, teenage life, chaos and mayhem, survivor, death, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 5K
After (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, scary, serious, twists and turns
Plot: coma, isolation, crash, uncover truth, mystery, small town, confined, purgatory, danger, rivalry, hospital, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 3K
Siberia (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: survival, group of strangers, danger, tv show, mystery, escapades, isolation, adventure, mysterious place, videotaping, media, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 21K
Last Resort (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: navy, submarine, island, nuclear threat, military, captain, moral dilemma, power relations, heroes, treason, leadership, contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mystery, danger, rivalry, experiment, dishonesty, mind game, kidnapping, survival, confined, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 12K
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: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.4
 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, espionage, government agency, uncover truth, cia, government facility, deception, loner, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 25K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: serious, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: conspiracy, mystery, missing person, government agency, investigation, government facility, nobody believes, cia, buried truth, state affairs, chases and races, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 1K
The Deep (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, danger, underwater, uncover truth, mysterious place, ocean or sea, running out of air, isolation, deadly, confined, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal, captivity, missing child, betrayal, survival, family problems, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 128
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, mystery, survival, obsession, captivity, isolation, teenage life, riddles and clues, confined, danger, stalking, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 824
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 1K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
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: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, family relations, family in danger, danger, moral dilemma, treason, crimes, confined, dishonesty, parents and children, abduction, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 2K
Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, under the surface, mystery, social relations, rivalry, village, dishonesty, riddles and clues, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: danger, airplane, amnesia, confined, group of strangers, mystery, crimes, heroes, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 30K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, infidelity, mystery, mysterious stranger, betrayal, family, family relations, investigation, husband wife relationship, memory loss, school, male nudity ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the series begins with the sudden ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, search, haunted by the past, mystery, mission, conspiracy, victim, journalist, politics, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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