Movies and TV shows like Dark

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Dark (2017)
 8.8
 352K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, mysterious, psychological thriller
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, cave, time portal, alternate dimension, family relations, mysterious disappearance, changing the future, school, family crisis, police station, butterfly effect, backwoods, loss of father, siblings relations, surrealism, three generations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953, year 2019, 1950s
Place: chernobyl, germany

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Most similar movies to Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about investigation, danger, mystery, murder, time travel, crimes and supernatural mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Dark: Predestination (2014), 12 Monkeys (2015), Travelers (2016), The OA (2016), 11.22.63 (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 276K
Predestination (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, clever, surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, mission, sent to the past, mysterious character, destiny, terrorism, secret organization, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1945, year 1992, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.7
 44K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, existence paradox, epidemic, post apocalypse, plague, sent to the past, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.1
 54K
Travelers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, time machine, police detective, changing the future, sent to the past, post apocalypse, teamwork, undercover, legend, artificial intelligence ...
Time: future
Place: north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.8
 102K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, bleak, suspense, mysterious, twist ending
Plot: parallel universe, alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, alternate reality, captive, mysterious disappearance, ritual, healing, abduction, experiment, blindness ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 8.1
 83K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: exciting, stylized, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time traveler, assassination, altering history, kennedy assassination, time, surveillance, murder, historical event, save the day, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s, 50s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.7
 982K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power, monster, parallel universe, friendship, teenage boy, boy, missing person, teenage girl, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: ussr, indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 782K
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: mind bending, psychological, surreal, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, hallucination, social misfits, time travel, supernatural ability, prophecy, time loop, imaginary friend, surrealism, parallel universe, mental illness, suburbs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.5
 44K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, death, small town, murder, investigation, crimes, violence, supernatural power, lawyer, interracial adoption, mysticism, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 8.5
 236K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, special agents, alternate dimension, scientist, top secret, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.8
 192K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, nightmare, secret, hallucination, demonic possession, death, paranormal investigation, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 55K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, small town life, beast, society, investigation, confined, missing person, murder, mystery, transformation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 307K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, terrorism, special agents, foreknowledge, alternate timeline, destiny, patriotism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, teleportation, changing the past or future, time loop, time, teenager, teenage life, inventions and discoveries, high school, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, year 2014, 2000s ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 107K
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, feel good ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, investigation, radio, rescue, sent to the past, parallel universe, murder, altering history, police detective, hopes, family relations ...
Time: future, 21st century, 90s, 60s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 14K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, destiny, murder, redemption, serial killer, multiple storylines, flashback, race against time ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 65K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, haunted by the past, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 6K
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, life turned upside down, couples, family relations, time paradox, supernatural, father daughter relationship, time warp, bereavement, time loop, tragic past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 45K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, quarantine, foreknowledge, missing person, time travel, psychic, murderer, cure, investigation, distopia, ufo, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 5K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: missing child, uncover truth, police investigation, family problems, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, small town, missing person, crimes, murder, parents and children, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 105K
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, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: trapped, small town, life turned upside down, supernatural, survival, small town life, isolation, mystery, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 5K
Eyewitness (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two teenage boys secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, small town, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, murder, investigation, character change, witnessing a crime, changing lives, relationship problems, witness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 3K
Limetown (2019)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Follows Lia Haddock, a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.
Style: suspense, serious, macabre, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: journalist, experiment gone awry, research facility, female reporter, mysterious disappearance, uncle niece relationship, investigation, experimental technology, mass hysteria, human guinea pig, female protagonist, conspiracy ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 11K
Black Spot (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In the small bordertown of Villefranche, lost in the heart of a large forest, crime rate is six times higher than elsewhere in the area. Each new crime Major Laurène Weiss solves with the help of her unusual team makes her sink deeper and deeper ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, scenic, suspense, bleak
Plot: murder, forest, investigation, small town, crime investigation, supernatural, police, village, nature, missing child, secret, isolation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 3K
Five Days (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, missing child, police detective, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, law enforcement, ex husband ex wife relationship, sergeant, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 10K
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, police, secret past, corpse, mass child killing, crime investigation ...
Place: dublin ireland, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 511K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, captivating, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, race against time, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, precognition, terrorism, train, memory ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 26K
The Event (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, twists and turns, captivating, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, missing person, government agency, alien, space and aliens, extraterrestrial, mystery, secret movement, president, alien contact, top secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bronze Garden (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Architect Fabián Danubio desperately tries to find his daughter, who has inexplicably disappeared leaving no trace.
Style: captivating, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: missing child, husband wife relationship, disappearance, hidden truth, missing daughter, alternate reality, violence, cold case, mysterious disappearance, uncover truth, crime solving, unsolved crime ...
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 11K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, fbi, conspiracy, investigation, prophecy, secret movement, supernatural, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 217K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, top secret, special agents, alien contact, conspiracy, fbi, paranormal activity, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%