Movies like Searching

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Searching (2018)
 7.6
 133K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, missing daughter, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, internet, disappearance, escape, missing girl, single parent, webcam, tragedy, depression, determination, father daughter relationship, facebook, monitor, teenager, attempted murder, death, cyberspace ...
Time: 21st century, year 2017, year 2019
Place: california

Most similar movies to Searching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and psychological films with plots about mystery, death, murder, storytelling, dialogue, mentor and police investigation mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Searching: Unfriended (2014), Flightplan (2005), Gone Girl (2014), Mirage (2018), Prisoners (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 67K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, skype, ghost, internet, vengeance, death, high school life, youth, violence, dead teenager, one night, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.3
 150K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, search, mystery, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, stewardess, rain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 834K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: mystery, police investigation, missing person, murder mystery, investigation, disappearance, twists & turns, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 37K
Mirage (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: On November 9, 1989 (the same day that Wall of Berlin falls), Nico is a 12 years old boy passionate to videotape himself playing guitar, being care lovely by her single mother María. This same night, when starts a 72-hours storm, Nico watches a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: parallel universe, uncover truth, car, mystery, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, thunderstorm, mother, marriage, fantasy world, thunder, plot twist ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, year 1989, year 2001, 2000s ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 582K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, neo noir, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 49K
Fractured (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: hospital, doctor, delusion, insanity, desperation, gas station, missing child, danger, little girl, rescue, riding accident, tragedy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, psychiatry, psychiatrist, mental illness, depression, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: missing person, couples, isolation, infidelity, jealousy, bunker, secret room, disappearance, strong sexual content, police investigation, missing woman, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 217K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 14K
Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, bleak, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, investigation, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, missing child, depression, disappearance, doctor, mysterious disappearance, search and rescue, missing woman ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 111K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kids in trouble, danger, siblings relations, family relations, elderly, murder, farm, parents and children, grandfather granddaughter relationship, found footage, basement, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological thriller
Plot: missing person, false accusation, kidnapping, family relations, rivalry, crimes, mystery, crumbling marriage, legal, starting over, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, woman in danger, adultery, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, scientist, murder, missing person, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 895K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, psychology, afterlife, death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychiatrist, psychic, life & death, psychologist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 72K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, atmospheric, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: internet, dishonesty, cyberspace, couples, teenage life, lifestyle, loneliness, family problems, journalist, search, youth, social media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 81K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychologist, haunted by the past, imaginary friend, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family problems, family relations, death in the family, single father, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 15K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, interracial relations, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, racism, mystery, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 64K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, serial killer, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 134K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, bail, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 7.3
 3K
The Cry (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The disappearance of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young couple as they deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the white light of public scrutiny and behind ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate
Plot: missing child, wife husband relationship, desperation, saving a life, uncover truth, investigation, husband wife relationship, accusation, teenage daughter, wife, ex husband ex wife relationship, young wife
Place: scotland, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, cynical, surreal, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, dysfunctional family, 17 year old, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 371
Hidden Away (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman and young daughter escape her abusive husband by faking their deaths. Eight years later she is happily living in the upscale Palm Springs with her now-17-year-old daughter. When her husband discovers they are still alive, he tracks them down ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mother daughter relationship, faked death, teenager, abusive husband, revenge, kidnapping, identity theft, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, private investigator
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 218
The Unseen (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight - and the audience's point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son's voice ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: obsession, mind game, husband wife relationship, tragedy, suspicion, secret, disappearance, deception, paranoia, friend, isolation, missing person ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 3K
Elsewhere (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teen girl disappears after trying to meet men online in order to escape her small town. Apparently, only her best friend worries enough to investigate the mystery.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing, serious
Plot: missing person, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Angel of Mine (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, grief, little girl, insanity, family drama, plot twist, loss of daughter, desperation, suspicion, depression, hopes, stalking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Hunting Buddies (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Lifelong friends Layne, Riley, Dom and Jake return to their home town in Minnesota for their annual hunting trip...but this year is different. Animosity is running high and each one of them is wrestling with their own demons - the once inseparable ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, friendship, survival, buddies, escapades, wilderness, reunion, hunting, violence, disappearance, disintegration, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 702
Non-Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mysterious emotional thriller about a woman who, after being left at the altar, has a brief liaison with a handsome stranger on a plane which ultimately puts her – and everyone else on the flight – in terrible danger.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: airplane, mystery, danger, dangerous attraction, disappearance, false identity, theft, ritual, missing person, losing-it hero, woman in danger, knife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 75K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, pretense, woman in danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, crimes, family problems, missing person, parents and children, family life, death in the family, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%