Movies and TV shows like The OA

If you like "The OA" you are looking for enigmatic, bleak and mysterious movies or TV shows about / with alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, mysterious disappearance, healing, abduction and supernatural themes of Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The OA (2016)
 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, road trip, alternate reality, villain, female protagonist, supernatural power, parallel universe, captive, blindness, kidnapped, surrealism, near death experience, investigation, kidnapping, team up, friendship, forbidden love ...
Place: san francisco

Most similar movies to The OA

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, investigation, mystery, danger, supernatural power, crimes and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The OA: Dark (2017), The Leftovers (2014), Stranger Things (2016), The X-Files (1993), Awake (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 80K
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, society, life turned upside down, 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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 8.6
 200K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, special agents, fbi, paranormal activity, conspiracy, alien contact, top secret, mysterious place, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is "real", and uses the wristbands to ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, police investigation, car accident, police detective, sanity, loss of loved one, loss of family member, accident, police officer, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, twist ending, atmospheric, dark, suspense ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tales from the Loop (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, visually appealing, anthology, enigmatic
Plot: body swapping, time travel, supernatural, research laboratory, parents and children, search, disappearance, science, robot, stopped time
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, fbi, investigation, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, paranormal activity, small town life, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
24%
 7.1
 109K
The Jacket (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, psychology, time loop, mental institution, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, disorder, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 30K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, captivating, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, alternate dimension, lost, escapades, characters in danger, imaginary, supernatural, obsessive quest, peril, investigator, danger, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Twilight Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tales of science fiction, fantasy and the occult, exploring humanity's hopes, despairs, prides and prejudices in metaphoric ways. Next stop ahead The Twilight Zone.
Style: anthology, twist ending, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: mysticism, secrets, interracial, survival, social problems, modern day adaptation, psychology, life, social relations, lgbt, propaganda
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Falling Water (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.
Style: intellectual, psychological, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: subconscious, supernatural, missing child, alternate reality, dreams, disorder, puzzle, psychological trauma, imagination, sick mother, sect, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 75K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, tense, psychedelic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural ability, mysterious character, drugs/alcohol, mystery, supernatural, ex convict, mythology, danger, death, travel, deception ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
67%
Amazing Stories (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Each episode transports the audience to worlds of wonder through the lens of today’s most imaginative filmmakers, directors and writers. A reimagining of the original anthology series by Steven Spielberg.
Style: enigmatic, romantic, anthology, exciting, sincere
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary, alien encounter, time travel, parents and children, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, adventure, life after death, love and romance
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 6K
Emergence (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A police chief takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center ...
Style: colourful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: supernatural, child, police, daughter, science and technology, investigation, single mother, telekinesis, weapons, cancer patient, coastal town, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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, mysterious character, nobody believes, human nature, buried truth, investigation, nightmare comes true, imaginary, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 20K
Swamp Thing (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But ...
Style: macabre, reboot, bleak, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: monster, swamp, supernatural, mad scientist, villain, supernatural being, danger, cold blooded murder, hearing voices, supernatural power, family secret, female sheriff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 19K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, transformation, rescue, team, laboratory, research, experiment, mystery, crimes, crime ...
Time: future, 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.6
 14K
Charmed (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the fictional college town of Hilltowne, Charmed follows the lives of three sisters, Macy, Mel and Maggie Vera who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are three of the most powerful witches of all time.
Style: enigmatic, twists and turns, captivating, reboot, gothic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: magic, witch, witches, supernatural ability, hereditary gift of witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witchcraft, adventure, demon, friendship, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
His Dark Materials (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Lyra is an orphan who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children, and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, enigmatic, dark
Plot: child protagonist, magic, science, parallel universe, arctic, united kingdom, friendship, travel, prophecy, children, orphan, alternate universe ...
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 62K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad
Plot: stephen king, supernatural, murder, police investigation, investigation, small town, private detective, mysticism, falsely accused, poltergeist, mysterious event, child murder ...
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 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
Plot: miraculous event, supernatural, healing power, investigation, blind ambition, religions or cults, deadly, church, supernatural ability, supernatural power, paranormal investigation, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, whimsical, entertaining, ironic
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, supernatural, magic, lesbian, sorceress, lgbt, public service, supernatural being, fight, military service, protection, investigation ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The InBetween (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Cassie Bedford has visions... whether she likes it or not. Sometimes she encounters unsettled spirits who need her help. When her father, Detective Tom Hackett, and his new partner, former FBI agent Damien Asante, need assistance, Cassie reluctantly ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak
Plot: psychic power, clairvoyant, amateur detective, female protagonist, mysticism, mystery, lapd, police, crime investigation
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 7K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Holden wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.
Style: bleak, exciting, captivating, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, telekinesis, teenager, disorder, heroes, danger, adventure, deadly, twists & turns, love, mentor, secrets ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 3K
Erased (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.
Style: captivating, suspense, sad, exciting
Plot: time travel, serial killer, murder, investigation, danger, mystery killer, children, friendship, tragedy, parents and children, family relations, death ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 12K
Siren (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: mermaid, siren, polyamory, sea, boat, legend, small town, investigation, danger, myth, fisherman, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%