Movies like Dark River

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Dark River (2017)
 5.8
 3K
Dark River (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After her father dies, a young woman returns to her Yorkshire village for the first time in 15 years to claim the family farm she believes is hers.
Style: disturbing, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: guilt, farmhouse, family home, female protagonist, memory, dysfunctional family, death of father, homecoming, village, police, farm, haunted by the past, underwater, countryside, resentment, british, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, abusive father, family relations, danger, twists & turns, father daughter incest, dog, prison ...
Place: yorkshire

Most similar movies to Dark River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about danger, murder, crimes, family relations, haunted by the past, mystery and guilt mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dark River: Cold Creek Manor (2003), Enduring Love (2004), Affliction (1997), I Dream of Murder (2006), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An isolated family, having already lost four members to poisoning, uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople.
Style: gothic, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, dysfunctional family, incest, incestuous relationship, murder, family relations, cousin cousin relationship, cousin, sexual abuse, vengeance, crime, death of father ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, horse, hospital, haunted house, twists & turns, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 10K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, couple relations, dangerous attraction, guilt, obsessive love, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 15K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, rough, gloomy, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, snow, halloween, arson, domestic violence, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, runaway, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, paranoia, cult, sister sister relationship, socially awkward, cult leader, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 13K
The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, contemplative, intense ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, marital problem, marriage, psychopath, fbi, haunted by the past, family life, danger, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.8
 2K
Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, intrigue, crimes, under the surface, mystery, social relations, rivalry, village, dishonesty, riddles and clues, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 72K
Cach? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The White Orchid (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: investigation, murder, femme fatale, disguise, neo noir, female protagonist, crimes, danger, police, brutality, death, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, mentally unstable, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Echoes from the Dead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a foggy day, Julia‘s six-year-old son Jens is called missing. Despite a thorough search, the boy is never found. Twenty years later, Julia’s father receives one of the shoes Jens was wearing the day he disappeared. Who sent it? Why? Is the ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, survival, missing person, danger, deadly, single parent, faked death, island, female protagonist, world war two, love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1972, 1940s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 48K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, family relations, drowning, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, reading ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 978
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: psychopath, family problems, vengeance, homecoming, dysfunctional family, danger, crimes, mystery, family relations, revenge, strong female presence, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 9K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, missing person, haunted by the past, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1959, 50s ...
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bottom of the World (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and perhaps his own unknown reality in this dark, hypnotic mystery that transcends the limitations of traditional narrative.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disappearance, faith, redemption, evil, female nudity, sex scene, guilt, character on the edge, danger, supernatural, nightmare, love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 490
Savage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It's summer, somewhere in the Dordogne, young people disappear. The wildest rumors circulate, we are talking about a feline prowling. Laura, seeks to elucidate the mystery and meets Paul, a strange writer who attracts him as much as he scares ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: missing person, police, camping, murder, sex scene, flashback, mysterious stranger, suspicion, danger, crimes, friendship, death ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 606
Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, injustice, haunted by the past, village, crimes, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, suicide, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 3K
Red Lights (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cross-country trip turns out to be a nightmare for a troubled couple.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: family problems, danger, crimes, couples, crumbling marriage, hitchhiker, traffic jam, murder, divorce, guilt, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Our Mother's House (1967)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven British children bury their mother and hide her death, until their long-lost father (Dirk Bogarde) returns.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, estrangement, family problems, homecoming, kids in trouble, youth, single parent, danger, dishonesty, parents and children, siblings relations, secret ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 384
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, deadly, danger, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, tied feet, death, ex lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 35K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, misfit, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Messenger (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Messenger is the story of Jack’s last melt down: a story of frustration and guilt, love and betrayal, family and blame. Unwillingly becoming embroiled in the unfinished business of Mark, a journalist brutally murdered in the local park and his ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, psychological, tense, psychotronic
Plot: clairvoyance, afterlife, death, paranormal phenomena, murder investigation, mental health, alcoholic, father son relationship, psychiatrist, police detective, danger, couples ...
Place: northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 41K
Dark Places (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, depressing, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder of family, investigation, murder, survivor, prison, witness, sibling relationship, mystery, uncover truth, satanism, haunted by the past, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999, year 1985, year 1968 ...
Place: kansas, ireland, california, texas, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 598
Ghosted (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: ‘GHOSTED’ tells a story of survival inside a British Prison. Jack a model prisoner, has kept his head down and done his time. After his wife confirms that she is leaving him, on the anniversary of their son’s death, the only thing that keeps ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: prison life, prison, haunted by the past, survival, confined, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, prison fight, prison rape, strong violent content, prison guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 102K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, antisocial behavior, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, danger, parents and children, funeral, estate, youth, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 63K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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