Movies and TV shows like The Returned

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The Returned (2012)
 8.1
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The Returned (2012)
Original name: Les Revenants
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, captivating, touching, suspenseful, serious, surreal, enigmatic, tense, exciting
Plot: resurrection, afterlife, small town, accident, teenage life, supernatural, miraculous event, death, haunted by the past, dealing with death, serial killer, imaginary, presumed dead, uncover truth, characters in danger, nobody believes, mystery, back from the dead, life turned upside down, living dead, supernatural power, family relations, youth, small town life, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Returned

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and captivating films and TV series with plots about supernatural, mystery, supernatural power, danger, supernatural ability, small town and family relations mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Returned: Resurrection (2014), The Leftovers (2014), They Came Back (2004), Jordskott (2015), Bates Motel (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
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The Returned (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind ...
Style: captivating, mind bending, touching, surreal, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, supernatural, small town, back from the dead, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mystery, family relations, parents and children, miraculous event, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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100%
 7.3
 15K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, investigation, back from the dead, supernatural, uncover truth, family relations, miraculous event, surprising revelation, parents and children, haunted by the past, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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100%
 8.3
 80K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, society, life turned upside down, apocalypse, missing person, haunted by the past, chaos, chief of police, miraculous event, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
They Came Back (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The lives of the residents of a small French town are changed when thousands of the recently dead inexplicably come back to life and try to integrate themselves into society that has changed for them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, contemplative
Plot: small town, supernatural, haunted by the past, friendship, social relations, deadly, back from the dead, husband wife reunion, undead, zombie, village life, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Eva Thörnblad returns to Silver Height seven years after her daughter Josefine disappeared by a lake in the woods. The body was never found and the girl was believed to have drowned. Now a boy has vanished without a trace and ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, crimes, murder, danger, family problems, missing person, law enforcement, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 97K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, obsession, serial killer, family problems, murder, small town, overbearing mother, dysfunctional family, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 15K
Tru Calling (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Tru Calling is an American television supernatural drama series that was shown on the Fox Network from 2003 to 2005. Created by Jon Harmon Feldman, the series was produced by Original Film, Oh That Gus!, Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television. The ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: changing the past or future, supernatural ability, back from the dead, morgue, chosen one, supernatural, psychic, supernatural power, changing the future, sent to the past, human nature, mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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15%
 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, fbi, investigation, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, paranormal activity, small town life, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, supernatural, investigation, dealing with death, uncover truth, mysterious character, small town, couple relations, newlyweds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House of Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: orphan, ghost, pregnancy, haunted by the past, isolation, mentally unstable, mystery, orphanage, mind game, uncover truth, losing-it hero, supernatural ability ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, contemporary, year 1958, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 59K
Flashforward (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: When the entire world blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds, everyone sees a flash of their own future 6 months from the present. For some, the future is hopeful, while for others, it is unexpected. For a few, it doesn't seem to ...
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: destiny, investigation, dreams, a vision, foreknowledge, special agents, fbi, direction and purpose, law enforcement, supernatural, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 3K
Proof (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A brilliant surgeon searches for proof of life after death.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, reincarnation, mystery, family problems, uncover truth, unfulfillment, millionaire, research, death, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 701
The Collector (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Collector is a Canadian supernatural drama television series about a man attempting to help save people who have bargained their souls with the Devil. After over 600 years of "collecting" the souls of people at the end of their 10-year ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, tense, gloomy, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deal with the devil, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, hopes, redemption, escapades, danger, unfulfilled love, mystery, tragic hero, supernatural, salvation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 57K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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: mind bending, surreal, psychological, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, supernatural, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 2K
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: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, mental illness, mysterious character, vengeance, supernatural ability, apartment building, medium, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, hospital, psychic power, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, supernatural ability, losing-it hero, deadly, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 2K
Afterlife (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: University lecturer Robert Bridge becomes involved in a series of supernatural events surrounding medium Alison Mundy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending
Plot: psychic, afterlife, supernatural, psychic power, ghost, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, research, supernatural ability, unlikely partners, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 109K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, werewolf, life turned upside down, transformation, partners against crime, police investigation, good versus evil, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, deadly, family in danger, siblings relations, family problems, danger, mentally unstable, dealing with death, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: twists and turns, mysterious, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, witchcraft, teenage life, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, high school, small town, youth, supernatural ability, classmate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mysterious Ways (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Declan Dunn has a fascination with mystical phenomena that began when he was buried under an avalanche and given up for dead. After he miraculously survived, he committed his life to investigating miracles and the absolute proof of their existence. ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: miraculous event, investigation, uncover truth, paranormal activity, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, supernatural, mystery, psychiatrist, research, back from the dead, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, mysterious character, nobody believes, human nature, buried truth, investigation, nightmare comes true, imaginary, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 3K
Intruders (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Members of a secret society chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: secret society, crimes, immortality, haunted by the past, mystery, missing person, dishonesty, danger, death, supernatural, conspiracy, ex-cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chloe King is looking forward to celebrating her birthday with her friends and single mother, just like every other year... that is until she starts developing heightened abilities and discovers she's being pursued by a mysterious figure. Chloe ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, enigmatic
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, high school, life turned upside down, teenage life, supernatural power, youth, chase, chases and races, mysterious character, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, paranormal activity, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.4
 393K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, monster, supernatural ability, ghost, demon, supernatural power, angel, deadly creature, brother brother relationship, evil, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 1990s, year 1958 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 147K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, macabre, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, death, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.2
 118K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, witch, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 2K
Tower Prep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Ian Archer wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. Unable to find answers to his questions from the school’s faculty and cut off from any kind of outside contact or means of escape, Ian forms ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, supernatural ability, high school hunk, mystery, youth, supernatural, investigation, social relations, isolation, teenager, suspicion, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 101K
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, surreal, serious ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, small town, life turned upside down, survival, danger, small town life, teenage girl, society, human existence, separated, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%