Movies like Wish You Were Here 2012

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Wish You Were Here (2012)
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Wish You Were Here (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and Alice return home to their young family desperate for answers about Jeremy's mysterious disappearance. When Alice's sister Steph returns not long after, a nasty secret is revealed about the night her boyfriend went missing. But it is only the first of many. Who amongst them knows what happened on that fateful night when they were dancing under a full moon in Cambodia?
Style: psychological, serious, tense, captivating, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, tourist, holiday, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, romance, marketplace, pregnant wife, riddles and clues, friends, life is a bitch, graphic violence, siblings relations, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, profanity, gangsters, pregnancy, motorcycle, marijuana, family relations, drugs, sister sister relationship, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, australia, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, mystery, missing person, uncover truth, family relations, life is a bitch and investigation mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wish You Were Here: Daylight (2013), The Iris Effect (2005), Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012), About Elly (2009), Holy Ghost People (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, amateur detective, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, usa, los angeles, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, uncover truth, intrigue, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, danger, graphic violence, sexual content, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.0
 46K
About Elly (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing person, friendship, family relations, matchmaking, journey, guilt, parents and children, friends, mystery, couple relations, love and romance, arranged marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, crimes, drugs/alcohol, missing person, uncover truth, danger, clergy, religions or cults, woman in danger, life is a bitch, church, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 1K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I'll Follow You Down (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the disappearance of a young scientist on a business trip, his son and wife struggle to cope, only to make a bizarre discovery years later - one that may bring him home.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending
Plot: time travel, missing person, uncover truth, mystery, obsession, inventions and discoveries, scientist, professor, missing father, blackboard, student, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.9
 1K
InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, victim, strong female presence, law enforcement, supernatural ability, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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One Night the Moon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, missing person, society, mystery, wilderness, missing child, search party, search, husband wife relationship, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 5K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, loss of son, dealing with death, crimes, law enforcement, interrogation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 391
UV (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend. Boris charms all households and remains to await Philipp. Only one ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, family relations, mystery, hidden identity, danger, crimes, estate, mysterious character, dishonesty, stranger, mysterious past, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.9
 238
Disappeared (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Harry Sands is a self made man, happily married with two children. When he learns that his daughter has gone missing in Istanbul, he flies out to find her. To Harry's horror, he discovers from Olivia's best friend, that the two of them ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: missing person, crimes, parents and children, chases and races, prostitute, father daughter relationship, cell phone, lesbian, gun, female nudity, stripper, passport ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Stratosphere Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In this imaginative independent drama, Angela (ChloƩ 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, atmospheric ...
Plot: nightclub, danger, crimes, immigrants, love affair, murder, innocence lost, love and romance, mystery, female protagonist, female nudity, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, siblings relations, past, secret, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, taboo sex, memory, farm, isolation, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.3
 303
Between (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nadine, a beautiful lawyer from Chicago, travels alone to Tijuana, Mexico in search of her missing sister. Her investigation presents unsettling encounters leading her on a mind-bender as she attempts to unravel the compelling truth.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, obsessive quest, missing person, riddles and clues, love affair, mind game, crimes, deadly, missing sister, truth, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 513
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, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, murder, mystery, courtroom drama, crimes, dishonesty, lawyer, legal investigation, uncover truth, father son relationship, deadly, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 7.3
 55K
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Following the death of his mother, J finds himself living with his estranged family, under the watchful eye of his doting grandmother, Smurf, mother to the Cody boys. J quickly comes to believe that he is a player in this world. But, as he soon ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: crimes, violence, crime, drug dealer, interrogation, armed robbery, heroin, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, law enforcement, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 864K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, crimes, family relations, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, injustice, family relations, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1960, year 1973
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, missing person, mental illness, vengeance, social relations, small town, small town life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
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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 ⇓
49%
 5.2
 9K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, australian outback, family in crisis, troubled marriage, family problems, social relations, missing daughter, desert, haunted by the past, protagonist as suspect, crimes, outback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 4K
London River (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Algeria
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: missing person, koran, muslim, terrorism, parents and children, family relations, track down, bigotry, terrorist bombing, father, religious differences, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 510
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, danger, investigation, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, who done it, stuntman, best friends, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family problems, crimes, missing person, parents and children, family life, law enforcement, single parent, life is a bitch, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%