Movies and TV shows like The OA

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The OA (2016)
 7.9
 85K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: disappearance, healing, abduction, mysticism, supernatural, ritual, alternate dimension, experiment, storytelling, friendship, forbidden love, healer, maniac, blind woman, research, missing girl, road trip, angel, investigation, kidnapping, alternate reality, villain, female protagonist, supernatural power, high school student ...
Place: san francisco

Most similar movies to The OA

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, atmospheric, serious and suspense films and TV series with plots about supernatural, investigation, mystery, crimes, supernatural power, danger and death mostly in Drama, Mystery and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The OA: Dark (2017), Stranger Things (2016), The Leftovers (2014), A Cure for Wellness (2016), Awake (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.7
 180K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, corpse, disappearance, time loop, small town, school, alternate dimension, deja vu, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, contemporary, 80s, year 1953
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.8
 740K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: monster, supernatural, super powers, friendship, telekinesis, missing person, parallel world, experiment, parents and children, missing child, supernatural power, small town ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.3
 73K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, missing person, haunted by the past, miraculous event, chief of police, police chief, worldwide chaos, chaos, small town sheriff, apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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, breathtaking, suspense ...
Plot: cure, therapist, patient, violence, torture, employee, health, treatment, mountain, darkness, accident, hospital ...
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 20K
Awake (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, psychological, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: alternate reality, double life, family problems, sanity, therapy, loss of son, accident, dealing with death, parents and children, crimes, mystery, escape from reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 28K
The Lost Room (2006)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized, serious
Plot: obsessive quest, riddles and clues, imaginary, alternate dimension, characters in danger, supernatural, lost, peril, teleportation, escapades, investigator, alternate reality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 34K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, investigation, paranormal activity, female protagonist, fbi, small town life, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 214K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
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, scientist, mad scientist, special agents, investigation, fbi, paranormal activity, experiment, creature, danger, top secret, alternate reality ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 192K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, conspiracy, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, special agents, top secret, alien contact, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 1990s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 107K
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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, mental institution, psychology, supernatural ability, memory loss, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, time loop, life is a bitch, experiment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Falling Water (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream.
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: supernatural, subconscious, missing child, dreams, alternate reality, puzzle, disorder, psychological trauma, imagination, sect, sick mother, fantasy world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 51K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, laboratory, crimes, crime, murder investigation, friendship, buddies, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: romantic, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: angel, vampire, witch, supernatural, fallen angel, werewolf, demon, small town life, hell, psychic power, vampire human love, mercenary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 35K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, danger, investigation, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 69K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, supernatural, ex convict, danger, mystery, death, travel, deception, road trip ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 3K
Proof (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A brilliant surgeon searches for proof of life after death.
Style: psychological, enigmatic, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, reincarnation, family problems, mystery, unfulfillment, uncover truth, millionaire, research, death, strong female presence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 5K
Emergence (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: daughter, child, police, investigation, supernatural, single mother, science and technology, telekinesis, cancer patient, weapons, divorce, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Twilight Zone (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, bleak, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: secrets, interracial, social problems, survival, modern day adaptation, psychology, life, mysticism, social relations, lgbt, propaganda
Time: 2010s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 28K
Kyle XY (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A suburban family that takes in a mysterious teen naive to the world around him. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family's mission.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, experiment, teenage life, self discovery, mysterious character, teenage love, teaching the ways of the world, genius, supernatural, cloning, fish out of water, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Tales from the Loop (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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: enigmatic, thought provoking, captivating, visually appealing, anthology
Plot: supernatural, parents and children, research laboratory, body swapping, search, robot, stopped time, disappearance, time travel, science
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 47K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: supernatural, police investigation, stephen king, murder, mysterious event, falsely accused, private detective, mysticism, child murder, private investigator, lawyer, small town ...
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 19K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, transformation, mutant, scientist, laboratory, team, rescue, experiment, protector, crimes, crime, research ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 7K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: exciting, captivating, bleak, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, danger, disorder, teenager, heroes, adventure, twists & turns, love, mentor, deadly, investigation, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Amazing Stories (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
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: anthology, enigmatic, exciting, sincere, romantic
Audience: family outing
Plot: parents and children, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, imaginary, adventure, love and romance, life after death, alien encounter, time travel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 16K
Swamp Thing (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, bleak, enigmatic, suspenseful, brutal ...
Plot: monster, swamp, supernatural, danger, transformation, crimes, crime, vengeance, mad scientist, gothic horror, villain, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 10K
Siren (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, legend, sea, boat, small town, investigation, danger, fisherman, myth, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: ironic, whimsical, entertaining, captivating, suspense
Audience: family outing
Plot: witch, supernatural, sorceress, female soldier, magic, crimes, paranormal investigation, squad, public service, alternate reality, investigation, supernatural being ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 26K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: supernatural, airplane, alternate dimension, apocalypse, survival, obsessive quest, time travel, airport, chaos, danger, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 12K
Charmed (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, reboot ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, witches, hereditary gift of witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, witchcraft, magic, friendship, crimes, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nobody believes, nightmare comes true, human nature, investigation, mysterious character, buried truth, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%