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Searching (2018)
 7.6
 161K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
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, scary, twists and turns, slasher, sad, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, father daughter relationship, missing child, social media, found footage, disappearance, internet, missing daughter, missing girl, search and rescue, mysterious disappearance, instagram, police detective, loneliness, facebook, parents and children, presumed dead, determination, cyberspace, father, teenage life, single parent, depression, police, escape ...
Time: 21st century, year 2017, future, year 2019, year 1971, year 2015
Place: california, pittsburgh

Most similar movies to Searching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, psychological and serious films with plots about murder, death, police officer, police, police investigation, missing person and violence mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Searching: Unfriended (2014), Run (2020), Fractured (2019), Gone Girl (2014), Flightplan (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 75K
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, macabre ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: bullying, ghost, internet, teenager, suicide, found footage, dead teenager, death, high school life, youth, vengeance, computer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2013
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.7
 76K
Run (2020)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: overprotective parent, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, overprotective mother, single mother, teenager, lie, escape, teenage life, bad mother, life is a bitch, revenge ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 73K
Fractured (2019)
Genre: 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, captivating, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: insanity, missing child, gas station, disappearance, riding accident, hospital, delusion, desperation, rescue, little girl, doctor, missing wife ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.1
 964K
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, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: mystery, murder mystery, infidelity, missing person, investigation, police investigation, manipulation, adultery, femme fatale, disappearance, missing wife, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, new york, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 162K
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, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, conspiracy, pilot, kidnapping, disappearance, family relations, child abduction, female protagonist, family problems, flight attendant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.1
 693K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, train, police investigation, murder, adultery, obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, alcoholic, mental illness, psychology, memory loss, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, london, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspense, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: infidelity, missing person, disappearance, social isolation, couples, jealousy, missing woman, surveillance, strong sexual content, bunker, captive, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 235K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, voyeurism, paranoia, house arrest, arrest, murder, loneliness, kidnapping, death, investigation, voyeur ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 10K
The Vanished (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: missing child, sheriff, camping, disappearance, investigation, accidental killing, swearing, missing person, husband wife relationship, police, suspicion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 131K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, kids in trouble, siblings relations, elderly, found footage, family relations, farm, basement, parents and children, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sibling relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 85K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, split personality, psychologist, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, mental illness, murder, single father, father daughter relationship, small town, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 22K
Lost Girls (2020)
Genre: Crime, 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: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, compassionate ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, investigation, prostitute, 911, missing child, depression, disappearance, mother daughter relationship, doctor, search and rescue, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 54K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: parallel universe, uncover truth, time travel, mystery, time paradox, time, disappearance, fantasy world, thunderstorm, butterfly effect, car, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, year 2001, 2000s, year 1989, 80s ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 76K
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, emotional, depressing, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loneliness, internet, multiple storylines, couples, cyberspace, dishonesty, lawyer, technology, teenage life, lifestyle, family problems, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 5K
In Her Skin (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who went missing.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, envy, obsession, death of daughter, loss of daughter, murder, family problems, family in crisis, missing child, crimes, parents and children, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 46K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, obsession, maniac, mental patient, psychopath, mental illness, stalking, murder, psychiatric ward, sexual assault, stalker, fear ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
Megan Is Missing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, teenage girl, internet, missing person, deathtrap, rape, teenage life, missing child, rape of a minor, party girl, bullying, best friends ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: missing person, coming of age, female nudity, dysfunctional family, teenage life, teenage girl, mystery, disappearance, gay interest, loss of mother, 17 year old, under the surface ...
Time: year 1988, 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Unfriended: Dark Web (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: ​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to ...
Style: suspense, scary, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, hacking, facebook, characters killed one by one, sign language, murder, threat, cyberspace, teenager, secrets, lesbian relationship, characters murdered one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Every Secret Thing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two ...
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing child, police detective, manipulation, suspect, teenage girl, interrogation, child murder, uncover truth, murder mystery, life is a bitch, police investigation, ex convict ...
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.4
 155K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: ufo, found footage, alien, desperation, friendship, fear, dark secret, investigation, secret, memories, travel, tragedy ...
Time: 90s, year 1997
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 14K
The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, hacking, internet, murder, brutality, panic, violence, masked killer, police, laptop, computer, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 27K
Cry Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, school, death, youth, murder mystery, prank, friendship, teenager, psycho killer, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, teenage life, destiny, crimes, brother, disappearance, kidnapping, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 26K
The Vanishing (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman (Sandra Bullock) mysteriously disappears, sending her boyfriend Jeff (Kiefer Sutherland) on a years-long quest to find her. Not even a new love (Nancy Travis) can keep him from his obsessive search. All the while, the calculating ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, obsession, buried alive, crimes, serial killer, redneck, psychopath, sexualized violence, secrets, runaway, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 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
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, murder, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, best friends, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 27K
The Empty Man (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: occult, suicide, cult, sacrifice, investigation, teenager, creature, sect, death, supernatural, legend, riddles and clues ...
Time: 2010s, year 1995, 90s, year 2019
Place: missouri, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%