Movies like Searching

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Searching (2018)
 7.6
 145K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, 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
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, missing child, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, missing girl, search and rescue, determination, internet, webcam, police detective, parents and children, presumed dead, loneliness, father daughter relationship, cyberspace, found footage, single parent, mysterious disappearance, teenage life, escape, facebook, stalker, tragedy, female detective ...
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 twists and turns films with plots about missing person, mystery, disappearance, police investigation, murder, death and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Searching: Unfriended (2014), Fractured (2019), Flightplan (2005), Prisoners (2013), Gone Girl (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 70K
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skype, teenager, ghost, internet, youth, death, vengeance, dead teenager, bullying, high school life, violence, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2014
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.4
 57K
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: insanity, hospital, gas station, doctor, desperation, rescue, disappearance, loss of family, riding accident, loss of control, tragedy, delusion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.3
 154K
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, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: missing child, airplane, mystery, family relations, child abduction, search, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, pilot, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, germany, new york, newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.1
 617K
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, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 882K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, infidelity, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, psychiatrist, mental illness, obsession, depression, psychiatry, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, missing woman, infidelity, couples, jealousy, social isolation, captive, bunker, secret room, strong sexual content, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 44K
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, mystery, thunderstorm, mother daughter relationship, disappearance, car, fantasy world, accident, husband wife relationship, girl, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 2000s, year 2001, year 1989 ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 82K
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, split personality, plot twist, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 224K
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, arrest, loneliness, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 18K
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: bleak, suspenseful, suspense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: missing person, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, 911, missing child, missing, disappearance, depression, doctor, search and rescue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious, mind bending, psychological thriller
Plot: family relations, missing person, false accusation, kidnapping, couples, crumbling marriage, mystery, legal, legal action, deadly, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 353K
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: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, manipulation, life turned upside down, uncover truth, game, disorder, psychology, existentialism, scheme, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, seattle, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural horror, woman in danger, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 74K
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: loneliness, internet, dishonesty, cyberspace, couples, lifestyle, teenage life, lawyer, family problems, journalist, crumbling marriage, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, twists and turns, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, grief, stalking, plot twist, depression, suspicion, little girl, insanity, divorced couple, mother daughter relationship, skating, desperation ...
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 137K
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, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, bail, girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 16K
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, interracial relations, missing child, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 116K
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, siblings relations, danger, family relations, elderly, murder, parents and children, farm, grandfather granddaughter relationship, dark humor, found footage, hide and seek ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, dysfunctional family, mystery, under the surface, disappearance, teenage sexuality, parents and children, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1988 ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 68K
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: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, violence against women, missing person, forensics, who done it, profiler, crimes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 225
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, disappearance, friend, suspicion, deception, tragedy, paranoia, husband wife relationship, secret, mind game, missing person, isolation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Taken Back: Finding Haley (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Unable to get over the abduction of her daughter, a mother is convinced she has finally found her, but is she simply a mother obsessed?
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: missing child, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, life turned upside down, disorder, family relations, nobody believes, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 47K
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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Plot: overprotective parent, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, child abuse, parents and children, bad mother, escape, dysfunctional family, lie, youth, sociopath, wheelchair bound ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 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, murder, disappearance, online dating, internet, small town, amateur detective, life turned upside down, teenage life, best friends, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 878
Missing Woman (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A struggling divorcee discovers that her little daughter and her Chinese nanny have disappeared.
Style: compassionate, twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: kidnapping, single mother, false identity, disappearance, nanny, missing child, mother love, uncover truth, manipulation, mystery, investigation, loss of son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Come and Find Me (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When his girlfriend goes missing, David must track down her whereabouts after he realizes she's not who she was pretending to be.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, girlfriend, apartment, double life, chase, reunion, government agent, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, photograph, neighbor, backyard ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 721
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, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: airplane, mystery, danger, dangerous attraction, false identity, disappearance, ritual, theft, missing person, woman in danger, losing-it hero, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: police detective, missing person, cold case, police investigation, uncover truth, disappearance, false identity, partners, partners against crime, crime, under the surface, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, tense, suspense, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hunting, friendship, survival, missing person, escapades, reunion, wilderness, buddies, violence, disappearance, crimes, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%