Movies and TV shows like Dark

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Dark (2017)
 8.8
 285K
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
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations, school, changing the future, police station, family crisis, time portal, cave, backwoods, loss of father, nuclear power plant, surrealism, mysterious disappearance, siblings relations, three generations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019, 1950s, year 1953
Place: germany, chernobyl

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Most similar movies to Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and tense films and TV series with plots about mystery, danger, investigation, 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), Castle Rock (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 254K
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, suspenseful, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time paradox, time loop, time machine, changing the past or future, mysterious character, sent to the past, transsexual, destiny, mission, terrorism, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, year 1985, year 1970, year 1981, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, new york, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.7
 41K
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, tense, futuristic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, existence paradox, post apocalypse, sent to the past, apocalypse, epidemic, plague, virus, time machine, save the world, race against time ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 46K
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: exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: time traveler, time paradox, time travel, post apocalypse, time machine, sent to the past, teamwork, police detective, undercover, legend, artificial intelligence, changing the future ...
Time: future
Place: north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.9
 91K
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, mysterious, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, mysterious disappearance, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, parallel universe, female protagonist, alternate reality ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 39K
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, investigation, danger, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, interracial adoption, supernatural power, blood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 176K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, who done it, death, crime, rape, paranormal investigation, special agents, double life, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.7
 825K
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural power, monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, parallel universe, boy, parallel world, missing person, missing child, experiment ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: soviet union, usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 73K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, assassination, time traveler, altering history, kennedy assassination, surveillance, twists & turns, time, murder, historical event, stephen king ...
Time: 20th century, future, 1960s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 52K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, investigation, society, beast, small town life, danger, murder, confined, missing person, transformation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.0
 742K
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: insanity, social misfits, time travel, hallucination, supernatural ability, imaginary friend, suburbs, society, youth, time loop, vandalism, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, future
Place: virginia, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 paradox, time machine, changing the past or future, teenager, teenage life, time loop, high school, teenage love, friendship, teleportation, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2014 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 7.3
 42K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, time travel, quarantine, special agents, foreknowledge, investigation, distopia, missing person, danger, ufo, imaginary, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 221K
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: supernatural, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, experiment, investigation, creature, top secret, alternate dimension, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.5
 13K
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, danger, destiny, murder, ham radio, redemption, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: time travel, dealing with death, life turned upside down, family relations, couples, father daughter relationship, supernatural, righting the wronged, performer's life, barefoot woman, passionate sex, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 294K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tricky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, terrorism, changing the past or future, police investigation, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, destiny, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, macabre, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: journalist, experiment gone awry, female reporter, uncle niece relationship, investigation, mysterious disappearance, human guinea pig, experimental technology, secret experiment, cover up, female protagonist, death threat ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, police investigation, hidden identity, psychological trauma, police, secret past, forest, corpse, dublin ireland, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 2K
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, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, police detective, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, amateur detective, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship, sergeant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 25K
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, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, space and aliens, mystery, government agency, alien, missing person, nobody believes, buried truth, secret movement, president, top secret, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.0
 10K
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, investigation, conspiracy, prophecy, fbi, supernatural, secret movement, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, trapped, adventure, investigation, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, surrealism, mystery, paranormal phenomena, deadly, german ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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, crimes, journalism, mentally unstable, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 102K
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, sent to the past, investigation, changing the past or future, rescue, radio, murder, parallel universe, family relations, police detective, haunted by the past, hopes ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Kettering Incident (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: Anna Macy left Kettering when she was just 14, shortly after her best friend, Gillian Baxter mysteriously disappeared. The two girls had been playing in the forbidden forests outside Kettering when they saw strange lights in the sky. Eight hours ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, contemplative, captivating, exciting
Plot: police detective, family relations, female protagonist, parent child relationship, paranoia, police chase, teenage girl, mental patient, investigation, father daughter relationship, best friend, small town ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 27K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: airplane, time travel, supernatural, alternate dimension, apocalypse, airport, survival, obsessive quest, disappearance, mystery, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: captivating, clever, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, missing child, disappearance, female detective, life is a bitch, self discovery, policewoman, sexual abuse, child abuse, buried truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%