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 child, missing person, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, social media, missing daughter, depression, disappearance, single parent, determination, escape, tragedy, internet, father daughter relationship, internet video, teenager, attempted murder, death, cyberspace, police detective, police officer, stalker ...
Place: california

Most similar movies to Searching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and psychological films with plots about storytelling, police investigation, mystery, murder, runaway, mentor and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Searching: The Girl on the Train (2016), Unfriended (2014), Prisoners (2013), Flightplan (2005), Gone Girl (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, mental illness, psychology, false accusation, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Place: new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 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 ⇓
88%
 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, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, grief, robbery, bomb, pilot, captain, rainy, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 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, tense, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, identity crisis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: serial killer, paranoia, neighbor, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, mystery, suspicion, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: false accusation, kidnapping, missing person, computers and web, legal action, remarry, crumbling marriage, parents and children, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, mystery, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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, orchestra, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, small town, life is a bitch, poverty, family in crisis, family relations, family problems, 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, cynical, surreal, 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, family relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1991
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 31K
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, surprise ending, disturbing
Plot: mental institution, fear, murder, obsession, stalker, psychological thriller, pursuit, mental illness, psychiatric ward, maniac, mother daughter relationship, mental disorder ...
Place: portugal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 36K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, mysterious character, track down, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, parents and children, family problems, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, haunted house, haunted by the past, seance, missing child, ghost, disappearance, paranormal activity, fear, parents and children, psychic, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, supernatural, scientist, murder, missing girl, murder by drowning ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: missing child, island, missing person, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, deadly, survival, danger, single parent, middle aged woman, sawed off shotgun ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1940s, year 1972
Place: sweden, cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, missing child, vengeance, police detective, interracial relations, psychopath, crimes, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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, parents and children, uncover truth, slasher, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, ghost, danger, chalkboard, evil woman, evil stepmother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, missing person, woman in danger, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: single parent, murder, doctor, psychologist, nightmare, storm, isolation, missing child, winter, family problems, child illness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, family in crisis, law enforcement, family problems, track down, danger, investigation, disappearance, snow ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth, utopia ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, couples, disorder, dishonesty, couple relations, family relations, lookalikes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 1950s, year 1975
Place: italy, usa, los angeles, europe, florence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: newspaper, murder, missing person, vandalism, investigation, sexual abuse, hitchhiker, birthday, forensics, therapist, fire, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: cyberspace, dishonesty, internet, lawyer, loneliness, prank, journalist, chat room, cell phone, social media, computers and web, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, avant garde, surprise ending
Plot: guilt, delusion, amnesia, memory, jealousy, desert, infidelity, vengeance, tragedy, missing person, deception, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: psychological, touching, gloomy, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, kidnapping, missing child, mental illness, delusion, search, hotel, poverty, bar, schizophrenia, paranoia, bus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, mcdonald's restaurant, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: pregnancy, murder, infidelity, amateur detective, mind game, rivalry, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, mysterious character, legal investigation, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 21K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, presumed dead, buried alive, crimes, gas station, painting, couples, deadly, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%