Movies like Dark River

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Dark River (2017)
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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: twists and turns, disturbing, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: guilt, family home, female protagonist, memory, dysfunctional family, death of father, homecoming, village, police, farm, haunted by the past, underwater, countryside, resentment, underwater scene, farmhouse, british, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, abusive father, family relations, danger, twists & turns, father daughter incest, dog ...
Place: yorkshire

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about haunted by the past, murder, family relations, danger, crimes, guilt and runaway mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dark River: Enduring Love (2004), Cold Creek Manor (2003), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Moss (2010), The Clearing (2004). 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: tense, gothic, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: incestuous relationship, incest, dysfunctional family, cousin cousin relationship, murder, family relations, isolation, cousin, sexual abuse, vengeance, crime, death of father ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 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, post traumatic stress, couple relations, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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 ⇓
78%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.7
 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: atmospheric, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, intrigue, under the surface, social relations, mystery, dishonesty, danger, rivalry, village, riddles and clues, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 14K
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: kidnapping, hostage, ransom, negotiation, marital problem, marriage, psychopath, fbi, danger, haunted by the past, family life, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Caché (Hidden) (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: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, clever, tense ...
Plot: videotaping, suicide, haunted by the past, surveillance, family in crisis, nightmare, lie, mystery, conscience, dysfunctional family, family secret, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, investigation, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, police, female protagonist, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 17K
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, snow, small town life, dysfunctional family, murder, alcohol abuse, arson, domestic violence, halloween, machismo, abusive father, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 647
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, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, village, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, assassination plot, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 10K
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, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 1950s, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, italy, los angeles, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: neo noir, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, disguise, female protagonist, crimes, danger, police, chase, brutality, death, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, mind bending, exciting ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, survival, missing person, single parent, danger, deadly, faked death, love, female protagonist, loss of father, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, year 1972, 70s ...
Place: sweden, eastern europe, havana cuba, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 65K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 7K
Sauna (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: gothic horror, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, redemption, village, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, curses spells and rituals, swamp, guilt, post war, dark secret, russian ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: finland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 643
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison rape, survival, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, confined, prison fight, strong violent content, jail cell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.0
 586
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, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, camping, police, flashback, sex scene, murder, mysterious stranger, crimes, suspicion, danger, death, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mysterious character, psychopath, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, crimes, deadly, danger, family problems, violent death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
In My Father's Den (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Paul (Macfadyen), a prize-winning war journalist, returns to his remote New Zealand hometown due to the death of his father, battle-scarred and world-weary. For the discontented sixteen-year-old Celia (Barclay) he opens up a world she has only ...
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, talky ...
Plot: disappearance, homecoming, small town, journalism, small town life, haunted by the past, doubts and hesitations, society, mystery, self discovery, love story, father and daughter ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Before the Fire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep in the throes of a global pandemic, up and coming TV star, Ava Boone, is forced to flee the mounting chaos in Los Angeles and return to her rural hometown. But as she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: pandemic, small town, virus, homecoming, chores, danger, quarantine, fear, troubled past, female protagonist, dark past, survival ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, captivating ...
Plot: family problems, psychopath, vengeance, homecoming, dysfunctional family, danger, mystery, crimes, family relations, murder, revenge, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, exciting ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, workplace, family relations, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 10K
The War Zone (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, sexual abuse, incest rape, innocence lost, mature, family relations, family problems, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: disappearance, faith, redemption, guilt, evil, sex scene, female nudity, danger, supernatural, character on the edge, adaptation, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Catch Me Daddy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, on the run, family relations, track down, danger, gang, bounty hunter, family problems, graphic violence, death of brother, chase, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 38K
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, mind bending, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 2K
Don't Tell (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sabina has a regular life. She is satisfied with her job and her love for Franco. Lately nightmares start disturbing her, and almost in the same time she discovers to be pregnant. Step by step she remembers her childhood spent within a severe ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, sincere ...
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, sexual abuse, introspection, self discovery, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, crimes, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, traffic jam, hitchhiker, murder, divorce, father daughter relationship, guilt, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%