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Guardian (2018)
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Guardian (2018)
Original name: 镇魂
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A peace that has lasted over 10 000 years - between humans, Yashou and Dixing - is under threat when a series of events start to unfold on the planet of Haixing. Dixing people, who normally lives underground, suddenly start causing trouble on the surface with their special abilities. This is all somehow connected to four ancient holy tools. Zhao Yunlan is the unruly director of the Special Investigation Department (SID) who is put in charge of investigating these unusual cases. When things start happening at the local university a calm and gentle professor by the name of Shen Wei becomes involved with helping SID solve these cases. Not only does Shen Wei agree to help, repeatedly, but he also seems to know more about everything than he lets on. Also working with SID is a leaders from Dixing, the Black Cloaked Envoy, who upholds justice and helps keeping the peace. Although, when a formidable enemy starts moving behind the scenes it becomes harder and harder for SID and their allies to...
Style: thought provoking, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, visually appealing
Plot: parallel world, fight, supernatural, investigation, supernatural power, murder, alien, demon, reincarnation, father son relationship, professor, secret identity, transformation, star crossed lovers, snake, cat, heroes, lovers, sword, crime investigation, super strength, dark power, eternal love, crow, puppet ...

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Most similar movies to Guardian

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about supernatural, supernatural power, investigation, murder, danger, supernatural ability and mystery mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Thriller genres. Some movies like Guardian: The Untamed (2019), The Outsider (2020), The Rook (2019), Stranger Things (2016), The Twilight Zone (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Untamed (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring ...
Style: yaoi, unusual plot structure, suspense, captivating, visually appealing
Plot: homosexual subtext, magical power, martial artist, reincarnation, heroes, exorcist, fantasy world, chinese, young man, talent, death, magic ...
Place: ancient china, china
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The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stephen king, supernatural, investigation, police investigation, mysticism, small town, private detective, falsely accused, mysterious event, unsolved crime, murder investigation ...
Place: usa, georgia
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30%
 6.8
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The Rook (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: After waking in a park with total amnesia — and surrounded by dead bodies, all wearing latex gloves — a young woman must fight to uncover her past, and resume her position at the head of Britain’s most secret (supernatural) service before the ...
Style: atmospheric, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: secret, secret service, investigation, amnesia, murder, adaptation, supernatural, danger, fantasy world, job, superhero, supernatural ability ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.7
 910K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, super powers, supernatural power, monster, parallel universe, missing person, friendship, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: usa, indiana, soviet union, ussr
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28%
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The Twilight Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is a 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone. It aired for one season on the UPN network, with actor Forest Whitaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host. The series ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, adventure, supernatural, investigation, surrealism, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural power, mystery, paranormal phenomena, deadly, german ...
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27%
Invisible City (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An underground world is inhabited by mythical creatures evolved from a deep lineage of Brazilian folklore. One detective who finds himself caught in a murder investigation that puts him in the middle of a battle between these two worlds.
Plot: folklore, escapades, paranormal investigation, supernatural ability, murder investigation, investigation, homicide detective, showdown, battles, creature, fight, supernatural power ...
Place: rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Game: Towards Zero (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 35 min.
TV show
Story: Tae Pyeong is a prophet. When he looks into someone's eye, he can see the moment right before they die. Tae Pyeong is smart, rich and handsome. Despite his special ability, he is a bright person. A mysterious serial murder case draws Tae ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, murder investigation, psychic, supernatural, serial killer, supernatural ability, homicide detective, paranormal investigation, supernatural power, female detective, magical power, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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26%
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Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, death, small town, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, interracial adoption, blood, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, nobody believes, human nature, buried truth, investigation, hidden truth, imaginary ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 670
Memorist (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Dong Baek was a high school student, he suddenly gained a supernatural power. Whenever he touches somebody, he can read that person's memory. Dong Baek reveals his memory reading ability to people and he becomes a detective. He is gung-ho ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural power, mind reading, mystery, police, investigation, supernatural, inside the mind, mysterious character, police investigation, police detective, murder mystery, murder investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 1K
Animorphs (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Animorphs is a 26-episode television adaptation made by Nickelodeon of the Scholastic book series of the same name. The series was broadcast from September 1998 to March 2000 in the United States and Canada, and in May 2013, reruns began airing on ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, scary, exciting
Plot: human becoming an animal, transformation, space and aliens, save the world, battles, rivalry, partners, benign alien, unlikely partners, danger, evil alien, alien ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Last One Standing (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Luo Ran has been investigating the death of his wife with his best friend Ning Yu. They end up getting onto a train headed for C City in order to chase female suspect Jiang Xue. The train suddenly derails mid-journey, and the hundred or so survivors ...
Style: suspense, contemplative, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, survival, fictional city, murder, human existence, supernatural power, survivor, rivalry, supernatural, peril, youth, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.4
 228K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, alternate dimension, investigation, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
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25%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, stalking, murder investigation, legends and myths, journalism, media, danger, law enforcement, heroes, investigation, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.8
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Erased (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: After finding his mom killed, Satoru's time-traveling ability takes him back 18 years for a chance to prevent her death and those of three classmates.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, sad
Plot: time travel, serial killer, murder, investigation, danger, mystery killer, friendship, children, tragedy, parents and children, family relations, death ...
Time: 80s, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Surrealtor (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Supernaturally trained realtor Nick Roman and his elite team of specialists go above and beyond to sell homes no one else wants to come near. The team works together to research, investigate and, hopefully, “fix” haunted and possessed homes ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense, mystical
Plot: paranormal investigator, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, teamwork, haunted house, supernatural, mysticism, supernatural ability, ghost hunter, paranormal activity, investigation ...
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25%
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Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, crimes, mystery, paranormal activity, uncover truth, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.6
 5K
Signal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 80 min.
TV show
Story: 
Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, serious, non-linear
Plot: profiler, supernatural, investigation, police, murder, false accusation, altering history, race against time, strong female character, flashback, cold case, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
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24%
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 7.5
 37K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: New A.D. 2012. VAGLASS aims to threaten the city by stealing the Enetron which is a new power source supporting people’s life. GO-BUSTERS will protect the city with their partners, Buddy Roids.
Style: mecha, humorous, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: superhero, superhero team, monster, giant robots, transformation, fight, super strength, society, rescue, heroism, combat, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 38K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: One cannot quench his all-consuming thirst. The other cannot tame the beast clawing its way out. In the sleepy Pennsylvania village of Hemlock Grove, two young men struggle to accept painful truths: about family, themselves, the mystery of the White ...
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: werewolf, sex with brother, investigation, small town, danger, crimes, social relations, small town life, family secret, protagonist as suspect, brother sister sex, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 13K
Frequency (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: changing the past or future, time travel, investigation, police detective, father daughter relationship, danger, destiny, murder, redemption, serial killer, ham radio, twists & turns ...
Time: 2010s, year 1996
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Dark World 2: Equilibrium (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
TV show
Story: Every day, they steal your strength, your emotions, your love. We call them the Shadow. Work like us - to deliver them back to the Dark World. Impending disaster, and humanity can be at the mercy of darkness ... And only we can keep the balance
Style: enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: catastrophe, devil, supernatural, salvation, fight, protector, good versus evil, heroes, student, female protagonist, adventure, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 7.5
 51K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, demon, supernatural power, angel, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, rescue, demonic possession, danger, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: tense, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal activity, ufo, supernatural ability, uncover truth, hidden truth, buried truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 20th century, turn of the century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.9
 3K
Proof (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A brilliant surgeon searches for proof of life after death.
Style: enigmatic, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, reincarnation, mystery, family problems, uncover truth, unfulfillment, millionaire, research, death, strong female presence, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Outer Limits (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Outer Limits is an anthology series of distinct story episodes, sometimes with a plot twist at the end. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revival ...
Style: anthology, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, future dystopia, evil alien, supernatural, space travel, alien, androids, androids and robots, alien encounter, heroes, benign alien, danger ...
Time: near future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 627
HIM (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A 17-year-old boy, known only as HIM, caught in the limbo between childhood and adulthood is also trapped in a limbo between the two homes of his divorced parents, each now remarried with new families. Like most boys he finds it hard to process his ...
Style: suspense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, super strength, supernatural power, family relations, teenage boy, divorce, british, father son relationship, interracial relations, college student, teenage girl, psychic power ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 8.1
 2K
Brimstone (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Brimstone is a short-lived Fox television series, featuring a dead police detective whose mission is to return to Hell 113 spirits who have escaped to Earth. The series ran for only one partial season. Since cancellation, Brimstone reruns have ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, neo noir
Plot: redemption, devil, haunted by the past, afterlife, good versus evil, manhunt, police detective, investigation, guardian angel, supernatural power, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.5
 113
Beyond Reality (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Beyond Reality is a Canadian/American science fiction television series which originally aired between October 4, 1991 and March 20, 1993. The series is about two university parapsychologists who investigate reports of paranormal phenomena that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, mind bending, captivating
Plot: ghost, university, college, inventions and discoveries, supernatural, supernatural ability, jealousy, murder, investigation, paranormal phenomena, telekinesis, alien ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%