Movies and TV shows like Dark

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Dark (2017)
 8.7
 180K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, corpse, disappearance, time loop, small town, school, alternate dimension, deja vu, family relations, police station, backwoods, cave, mysterious past, loss of father, siblings relations, nuclear power plant, family crisis, changing the future, three generations, forest, mystery, police officer ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, contemporary, 80s, year 1953

Most similar movies to Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and suspense films and TV series with plots about investigation, mystery, danger, murder, crimes, time travel and supernatural power mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dark: Predestination (2014), 12 Monkeys (2015), Travelers (2016), Twin Peaks (1990), The OA (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 241K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, stylized, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time machine, time loop, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mysterious character, terrorism, mission, transsexual, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1992, year 1970, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 38K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, tense, intense, suspense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, virus, sent to the past, plague, apocalypse, chaos, epidemic, save the world, post apocalypse, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.1
 41K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Hundreds of years from now, the last surviving humans discover the means of sending consciousness back through time, directly into people in the 21st century. These "travelers" assume the lives of seemingly random people, while secretly ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, post apocalypse, time machine, sent to the past, teamwork, undercover, police detective, hopes, mind control, alternate timeline ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 166K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 85K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, mysterious, bleak, twist ending
Plot: disappearance, healing, abduction, mysticism, supernatural, ritual, alternate dimension, experiment, storytelling, healer, forbidden love, friendship ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.6
 35K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 51K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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: tense, mind bending, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, danger, small town life, isolation, transformation, beast, confined, missing person, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 740K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, telekinesis, missing person, parallel world, experiment, parents and children, missing child, supernatural power, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 67K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, conspiracy, twists & turns, historical event, altering history ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 4K
Jordskott (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland, UK, Norway
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: missing child, small town, uncover truth, police investigation, danger, family problems, crimes, murder, missing person, serial killer, haunted by the past, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 5K
The Door (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A successful artist loses control of his life after his young daughter's death. A chance for a new start appears, but all is not what it seems.
Style: mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, performer's life, couples, family relations, righting the wronged, life turned upside down, father daughter relationship, doppelganger, barefoot woman, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, clever, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, missing child, disappearance, crime, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, policewoman, sexual abuse, child abuse, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: police detective, investigation, murder, dublin ireland, psychological trauma, corpse, police investigation, adaptation, blood, weapons, mass child killing, crimes
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, surreal, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, police station, female detective, power relations, crime, uncover truth, crimes, fighting crime, superior, tough law enforcer, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s
Place: london, europe, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, psychological thriller, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 10K
Life on Mars (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life on Mars is a science fiction crime drama television series which originally aired on ABC from October 9, 2008 to April 1, 2009. It is an adaptation of the BAFTA-winning original UK series of the same name produced by the BBC. The series was ...
Style: tense, captivating, surreal, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police station, police investigation, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, fish out of water, disorder, law enforcement, fighting crime, power relations, partners, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 42K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, quarantine, imaginary, special agents, time travel, investigation, missing person, danger, healing power, government agency, fate of humanity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, time paradox, teenage life, time, high school, friendship, teenager, time loop, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, woodstock
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, missing person, mystery, government agency, investigation, government facility, chases and races, state affairs, buried truth, nobody believes, cia, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 2K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, crimes, mind game, police detective, deadly, amateur detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 10K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, cult, fbi, supernatural, secret movement, investigation, conspiracy, prophecy, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, airplane, alternate dimension, apocalypse, survival, obsessive quest, time travel, airport, chaos, danger, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, danger, rivalry, conspiracy, disappearance, investigation, multiple suspects, deadly, partners against crime, who done it, crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 722K
Donnie Darko (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.
Style: psychological, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, time travel, social misfits, supernatural ability, hallucination, society, suburbs, hallucinations, teenage life, supernatural, time loop, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: usa, virginia, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, police detective, father daughter relationship, danger, destiny, ham radio, murder, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: year 1996, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.3
 98K
Frequency (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a rare phenomenon gives police officer John Sullivan the chance to speak to his father, 30 years in the past, he takes the opportunity to prevent his dad's tragic death. After his actions inadvertently give rise to a series of brutal ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, radio, investigation, sent to the past, rescue, murder, family relations, hopes, haunted by the past, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: future, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.5
 51K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, supernatural, crime, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, adventure, investigation, supernatural ability, trapped, danger, mystery, deadly, supernatural power, surrealism, totalitarianism, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 11K
I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, investigation, serial killer, small town, kidnapping, missing child, cruelty, danger, parents and children, obsession, search, complex characters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 14K
The Pretender (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series starred Michael T. Weiss as Jarod, a genius and former child prodigy with the ability to become anyone he wants to be, i.e., to flawlessly impersonate ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: secret hideout, goodhearted, righting the wronged, secret place, undercover, self discovery, encounter, conspiracy, genius, mystery, mysterious place, track down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%