Movies and TV shows like Prisoners of War

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Prisoners of War (2009)
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Prisoners of War (2009)
Original name: Hatufim
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: TJFF presents the pilot episode of the award-winning Israeli series that inspired the American hit, Homeland. Set in 2008, this first episode focuses on two Israeli soldiers being released after 17 years of captivity in Lebanon. It powerfully explores their initial adjustment to civilian life, as well as the impact of their release on their families who are now trying to prepare for being reunited. Featuring a terrific cast that includes Mili Avital (Noodle) and Yael Abecassis (Live and Become).
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, emotional, realistic, gloomy, serious, suspenseful
Plot: mossad, terrorism, torture, investigation, homecoming, haunted by the past, off the grid, family relations, muslim, support group, government agency, pow, prisoners of war, father daughter relationship, war trauma, couple relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, captivity, top secret, mole, nightmare, code, code breaking, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, family relations, murder, parents and children, haunted by the past and uncover truth mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Prisoners of War: Bloodline (2015), Exile (2011), Mossad 101 (2015), Vanished (2006), Mermaids (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bloodline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dramatic thriller that explores the demons lurking beneath the surface of a contemporary American family. The Rayburns are hard-working pillars of their Florida Keys community. But when the black sheep son comes home for the 45th anniversary of ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: secret, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, haunted by the past, homecoming, family life, sibling relationship, police detective, dark secret, wealthy family, florida keys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
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Exile (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Exile is a British psychological thriller television series dealing with the topic of Alzheimer's disease against a background of corruption. It stars John Simm and Jim Broadbent and was broadcast on BBC One. The series received varyingly ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, homecoming, mental illness, family relations, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, corruption, alzheimer's disease
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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87%
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Mossad 101 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Cadets from every level of Israeli society undergo intense training to join their country's elite, highly classified intelligence service, the Mossad. The series revolves around a secret Mossad compound called 'HaMidrasha', which is ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, government agency, undercover, state affairs, training, israeli, mossad, spy, rivalry, military training, secret agent
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.0
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Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, mission, search, disappearance, mystery, haunted by the past, conspiracy, law enforcement, mysterious character, couple relations, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Mermaids (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An Israeli cop is faced with the shocking discovery of her missing twin sister's body being washed-up on the seashore. The case opens old wounds and draws her deep into a roller-coaster ride of cryptic secrets and mysterious discoveries.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, life turned upside down, law enforcement, crimes, dealing with death, small town, parents and children, under the surface, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
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False Flag (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: The series, loosely based on the true story of the assassination in Dubai of a senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh - the co-founder of military wing of the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas on 19 January 2010, revolves around five ordinary ...
Style: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing
Plot: mossad, secret agents, secret agent, dual identity, abduction, criminal, hostage, investigation, terrorist group, crime, crimes, frame up ...
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 394
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, drugs, nightlife, scooter, drug, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.4
 724
Stonemouth (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Iain Banks's best-selling novel, this romantic mystery follows Stewart as he returns to his childhood home and tries to discover the truth behind his best friend's death.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, homecoming, life is a bitch, under the surface, crimes, mystery, organized crime, secret, village life, suicide, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
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56%
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Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When FBI Agent Peter Connelly, recently stationed in Jerusalem, begins investigating the murder of a young American, he realizes that he’s uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, investigation, conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, danger, adventure, escapades, christianity, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jerusalem, israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Honourable Woman (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nessa Stein, the daughter of a Zionist arms procurer who as a child witnessed his assassination. Now an adult, Nessa inherits her father's company and changes course from supplying arms to laying data cabling networks between Israel and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: israeli palestinian conflict, political unrest, powerful corporation, family relations, muslim, political intrigue, mistrust, secret service, state affairs, undercover, espionage, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, england, israel, palestinian authority, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.5
 378
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, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
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Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, danger, mystery, state affairs, election, murder, corruption, power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 769
Amber (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The disappearance of 14 year old Amber Bailey sets off a two-year search during which her family will go through unimaginable pressures. As the days, months and years progress the mystery deepens, and strange and terrifying clues come to light, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: missing person, family relations, parents and children, family problems, missing child, suburbs, missing daughter, teenage girl, reporter, investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
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Secret State (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, investigation, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, political intrigue, corporate crimes, crimes, state affairs, dishonesty, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, deadly, family in crisis, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
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Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, murder, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, forensics, small town, father daughter relationship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
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48%
 6.3
 576
Hysteria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An investigative thriller about a haunted young doctor who is summoned back to her hometown to investigate an epidemic that may be linked to social media - and her own tragic past.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: plague, investigation, youth, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, computers and web, danger, society, hospital, social relations, strong female presence, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 991
A Mother's Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, social relations, small town, suspicion, moral dilemma, danger, crimes, youth, small town life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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46%
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Headwinds (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sarah tells Paul that she wants out of their marriage; the next day she disappears. A year later and Paul along with their children return to his childhood town to start anew after the loss of his wife and their mother.
Style: touching, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homecoming, starting over, missing person, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, creative block, parents and children, life is a bitch, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
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46%
 7.8
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Tyrant (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of an unassuming American family drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam "Barry" Al Fayeed, the younger son of the dictator of a war-torn nation, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his ...
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: dictatorship, ruler, state affairs, totalitarianism, homecoming, political unrest, family relations, parents and children, exile, society, secret, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east
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46%
 8.4
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The Americans (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI ...
Style: captivating, exciting, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: undercover, cold war, secret agents, kgb, espionage, russian, parents and children, double life, fbi, working undercover, mole, double agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
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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, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: secret agents, espionage, conspiracy, mi6, spy, cold war, government agency, undercover, state affairs, dishonesty, kgb
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, soviet union, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 33K
Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family tradition, family relations, police commissioner, chief of police, police chief, family life, law enforcement, police brutality, crimes, police detective, price of justice, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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44%
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 7.0
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Daylight (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A successful lawyer finds out that she has a half-brother who is imprisoned in a secure hospital after he brutally murdered his neighbor and their baby.
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, autism, investigation, mystery, crimes, siblings relations, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, legal, life is a bitch, disability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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44%
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Our Boys (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Three Jewish teenagers are kidnapped and murdered by Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, leading to the retaliatory killing of 16-year-old Palestinian Muhammad Abu Khdeir and a conflict that forever changes the lives of Jews and Arabs alike.
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, terrorism, who done it, parents and children, evidence, interrogation, law enforcement, crimes, multiple suspects, haunted by the past
Time: 2010s, contemporary
Place: jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 8K
Tehran (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, Greece
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A Mossad agent embarks on her first mission as a computer hacker in her home town of Tehran.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: mossad, hacker, secret agents, computer hacker, computer, covert operation, nuclear reactor, terrorist group, crimes, hostage, investigation, criminal ...
Place: iran, tehran iran, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, legal, lawyers and clients, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, uncover truth, espionage, government agency, cia, loner, deception, government facility, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
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The Mole (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Pawel, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: mole, trial, uncover truth, haunted by the past, working class, solidarity, family relations, labor union, society, life is a bitch, father son relationship, political thriller ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 835
The Guilty (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lives are torn apart and relationships fractured forever when a young child goes missing. Five years later, DCI Maggie Brand leads a new investigation and puts at risk her own happy family life.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, suspect, crime, dead child, missing, missing person
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%