Movies and TV shows like The Returned 2015

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The Returned (2015)
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The Returned (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have long been presumed dead, suddenly reappear; their presence creates both positive and negative consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged both physically and emotionally.
Style: captivating, mind bending, tense, touching, surreal, atmospheric, serious
Plot: resurrection, afterlife, back from the dead, supernatural, small town, life turned upside down, uncover truth, mystery, family relations, parents and children, small town life, miraculous event, dealing with death, imaginary, sibling rivalry
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Returned

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, captivating, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, small town, family relations, mystery, investigation, supernatural power and danger mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like The Returned: Resurrection (2013), Ghost Whisperer (2005), The Leftovers (2014), Proof (2015), Highway to Heaven (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Returned (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.
Style: mind bending, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, touching ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, small town, teenage life, accident, supernatural, back from the dead, miraculous event, death, haunted by the past, dealing with death, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, europe
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 7.3
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Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, touching, tense ...
Plot: afterlife, resurrection, parents and children, investigation, miraculous event, back from the dead, supernatural, uncover truth, surprising revelation, haunted by the past, family relations, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
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100%
Ghost Whisperer (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Newlywed Melinda Gordon tries to help the dead communicate with loved ones, 'but sometimes the messages she receives are intense and confusing.' Most of Melinda's efforts involve resolving conflicts that are preventing the spirits ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychic power, afterlife, ghost, supernatural ability, investigation, supernatural, small town, dealing with death, mysterious character, uncover truth, couple relations, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 87K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, life turned upside down, society, apocalypse, missing person, haunted by the past, chaos, chief of police, miraculous event, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.9
 3K
Proof (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A brilliant surgeon searches for proof of life after death.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, reincarnation, mystery, family problems, uncover truth, unfulfillment, millionaire, research, death, strong female presence, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Highway to Heaven (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, odd couple, supernatural, fish out of water, hopes, human nature, family life, partners, unlikely partners, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, siblings relations, danger, small town, family relations, track down, fall in love, family secret, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 1K
Miracles (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Miracles is an American drama television program starring Skeet Ulrich and Angus Macfadyen. Created by Richard Hatem and Michael Petroni, the series has sometimes been dubbed a "spiritual version of The X-Files" by its creators. Following ...
Style: serious, scary, enigmatic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: miraculous event, supernatural, healing power, supernatural power, investigation, blind ambition, religions or cults, paranormal investigation, deadly, church, supernatural ability, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 54K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, small town life, beast, danger, missing person, murder, mystery, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, nobody believes, human nature, buried truth, investigation, hidden truth, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
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In the Flesh (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: Thousands of dead people have risen from their graves and nearly destroyed Britain. A cure has been found - but can the treated zombies be rehabilitated back into living society?
Style: captivating, atmospheric, bleak, melancholic, apocalyptic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay lead character, zombie, epidemic, back from the dead, rehabilitation, society, small town, suicide, family reunited, family relations, cemetery, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: twists and turns, mysterious, enigmatic, captivating, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, witch, teenage life, witchcraft, teenage love, curses spells and rituals, high school, small town, supernatural power, youth, supernatural ability, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
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24%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, legends and myths, journalism, media, danger, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.5
 431
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Finding Carter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A teenager finds out she was abducted as a toddler and returns to her biological family.
Style: touching, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: life turned upside down, parents and children, kidnapping, missing child, teenage life, introspection, self discovery, uncover truth, family secret, crimes, starting over, therapy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.0
 662
Lucky 7 (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: What would you do if you won the lottery? How would it change your life? Follow a group of seven gas station employees in Queens, New York, who have been chipping into a lottery pool for years, never thinking they'd actually win. They need to ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: lottery, family relations, working class, workplace, parents and children, couple relations, society, change of luck, siblings relations, bittersweet, couples, gas station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
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Being Human (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Three paranormal roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
Style: semi serious, stylized, scary, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, ghost, supernatural ability, roommate, supernatural, friends, everyday life, lifestyle, imaginary, twentysomething life, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 9K
Eastwick (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Eastwick is a 2009 television series based on John Updike's novel The Witches of Eastwick. The series was developed by Maggie Friedman, and starred Paul Gross as the infamous Darryl Van Horne, alongside Jaime Ray Newman, Lindsay Price, and ...
Style: atmospheric, semi serious, captivating, humorous, offbeat
Plot: witch, magic, small town, supernatural, good versus evil, mysterious character, supernatural ability, introspection, friendship, battle of the sexes, escapades, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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24%
Movie in collections
 7.3
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Glitch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A police officer and a doctor face an emotionally charged mystery when seven local residents inexplicably return from the dead in peak physical form.
Style: enigmatic, melancholic, captivating, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resurrection, police officer, small town, death, new life, supernatural, cemetery, nothing goes right, life & death, husband wife relationship, danger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.4
 18K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, uncover truth, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, good versus evil, chaos, investigation, clergy, danger, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Heaven's Door (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Julie Taylor has a problem how to cope with a pending divorce, find meaningful employment, live with her mother's constant advice and raise her two children. In their small rural town it isn't so much what people say as what they believe. ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, light, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, supernatural, family, social relations, youth, small town life, miraculous event, small town, family relations, parallel world, religions or cults, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Astral City: A Spiritual Journey (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Brazil
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The selfish Dr. André Luiz dies and awakes in the limbo called "Umbral". After a painful period in the gruesome swamp, he is rescued and brought in a white light to "Nosso Lar" (meaning "Our Home"). He finds a place of ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, captivating, contemplative
Plot: afterlife, life after death, reincarnation, purgatory, spiritualist, self discovery, society, human spirit, supernatural, redemption, spiritualism, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 9.0
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Shadow Bound (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 20 min.
TV show
Story: Welcome to Veritas. It is an old place. A place with a long memory. A city of shadows and hidden terrors long forgotten by the modern world of 1931. But some things in the shadows are best left forgotten... SHADOW BOUND follows famed pulp horror ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic, silent film ...
Plot: investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, dishonesty, rivalry, good versus evil, losing-it hero, deadly, danger, writer's life, mystery, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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The Slap (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A family drama that explodes from one small incident where a man slaps another couple's misbehaving child. This seemingly minor domestic dispute pulls the family apart, exposes long-held secrets, and ignites a lawsuit that challenges the core ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating
Plot: family problems, couples, family relations, domestic violence, friendship, infidelity, suburbs, parents and children, couple relations, family in crisis, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 113K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, police investigation, life turned upside down, good versus evil, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.1
 102K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, family problems, serial killer, murder, small town, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 364
Glory Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Horror, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wunderkind author Mike Dolan achieved literary fame at age 21 with a steamy expose on his seemingly idyllic Maine town. Four years later, he hasn't written another word and reluctantly returns home in search of an antidote ... where he is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, atmospheric
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, deadly, supernatural, writer's life, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious death, creative block, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.5
 62K
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: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, surreal, tense ...
Plot: small town life, crime, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Point Pleasant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, mysterious character, memory loss, dark heroine, human nature, mystery, supernatural ability, danger, betrayal, small town, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, stephen king, back from the dead, family in danger, resurrection, small town, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1992
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%