Movies like Searching

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Searching (2018)
 7.7
 85K
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: surprise ending, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, single parent, missing daughter, depression, disappearance, determination, escape, tragedy, internet, facebook, father daughter relationship, internet video, teenager, attempted murder, death, cyberspace, police detective, police officer ...
Place: california

Most similar movies to Searching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about murder, storytelling, police investigation, mystery, twists & turns, mentor and runaway mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Searching: Unfriended (2014), Prisoners (2013), Disturbia (2007), Flightplan (2005), The Girl on the Train (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vengeance, teenager, internet, violence, death, high school life, youth, skype, one night, dead teenager, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 517K
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, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 206K
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
Plot: neighbor, serial killer, paranoia, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 142K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, search, family relations, robbery, grief, bomb, pilot, captain, swat, rainy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, depression, memory loss, train, investigation, obsession, psychiatrist, infidelity, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, false accusation, missing person, computers and web, mystery, wrongfully committed, legal action, crumbling marriage, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, remarry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 834K
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, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: missing person, strong sexual content, couples, isolation, infidelity, secret room, secret, jealousy, bunker, hidden door, disappearance, orchestra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 8.1
 749K
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, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, vengeance, police detective, interracial relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, racism, mother child relationship, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 59K
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 127K
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: missing person, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, small town, family problems, family relations, social relations, bail, girl, down on your luck, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ 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, surreal, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, teenage life, coming of age, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, parents and children, dysfunctional family, teenage sexuality, innocence lost, suburbs, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1991
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 32K
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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: mental institution, fear, psychopath, obsession, mental patient, murder, pursuit, stalker, psychological thriller, mental illness, watching someone, psychiatric ward ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family life, family problems, missing person, crimes, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couple relations, supernatural, scientist, murder, spiritualism, murder by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 136K
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, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: orphan, missing child, haunted by the past, haunted house, disappearance, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, tragic event, hallucinations, death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Echoes from the Dead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a foggy day, Julia‘s six-year-old son Jens is called missing. Despite a thorough search, the boy is never found. Twenty years later, Julia’s father receives one of the shoes Jens was wearing the day he disappeared. Who sent it? Why? Is the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: missing child, island, survival, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, missing person, deadly, single parent, danger, police officer, shot in the back ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1940s, year 1972
Place: sweden, cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 70K
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: emotional, thought provoking, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: internet, cyberspace, dishonesty, lawyer, loneliness, prank, journalist, cell phone, chat room, social media, computers and web, search ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 11K
Shut In (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: single parent, missing child, murder, nightmare, psychologist, storm, doctor, winter, isolation, family problems, parents and children, child illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, therapist, forensics, birthday, hitchhiker, prostitute, fire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 225K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, village life, mysterious place, blind character, secret, forest, village, plot twist, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Operation Avalanche (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: conspiracy, moon landing, nasa, spy, stalking, mission, secret agent, friendship, lie, cold war, investigation, secret mission ...
Time: 1960s, year 1965, year 1968, year 1967
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 71K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, parents and children, siblings relations, family in danger, slasher, family problems, ghost, danger, white dress, death of mother, evil stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 26K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, danger, track down, law enforcement, family problems, crimes, family in crisis, investigation, dinner, tooth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 8K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, 1950s, year 1959
Place: italy, usa, europe, los angeles, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 7
Lapse (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Denmark
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Renee wakes up one morning in the middle of the desert with blood on her hands. She cannot remember why she is there, how she got there or with whom she came. Her quest to uncover forgotten events leads her on a journey of discovery where reality ...
Style: surreal, suspense, surprise ending, avant garde
Plot: dream, amnesia, delusion, infidelity, jealousy, desert, vengeance, tragedy, puzzle, shaman, confession, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 5K
Keane (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mentally ill man searches New York for his missing eight year old daughter. He recreates her steps each day hoping for some clue to her disappearance, until he meets and befriend a woman with a daughter the same age. Could she help him with the ...
Style: bleak, sincere, serious, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: kidnapping, drug abuse, missing child, mental illness, delusion, hotel, search, poverty, bar, schizophrenia, paranoia, bus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, friendship, high school, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, teenage life, police investigation, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%