Movies and TV shows like Vanished

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Vanished (2006)
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Vanished (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Vanished is an American serial drama television series produced by 20th Century Fox. The series premiered on August 21, 2006 on Fox and its last episode aired on November 10, 2006. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the series begins with the sudden disappearance of the wife of a Georgia senator, which is quickly revealed to be part of a wider conspiracy. The family of the missing woman, a pair of FBI agents, a journalist and her lover/cameraman, are all drawn into an evolving mystery with political and religious undertones. The show was created by CSI writer Josh Berman, and executive produced by Mimi Leder, who is also directed the show, and Paul Redford. On October 26, 2006, USA Today reported that the planned 22-episode series was ordered to be wrapped up after the 13th episode. The story arc of finding Sara Collins was to be concluded, with the mystery of a larger conspiracy left dangling in the event the series was extended. On November 16, 2006, Fox confirmed that the show would end after a final episode in December. On December 8, 2006, the final episode of Vanished appeared online. The production team was told a few months before the show was taken off the air to at least reveal Sara's fate by the 13th episode, but none of the other plotlines were resolved.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: missing person, investigation, mystery, search, disappearance, haunted by the past, mission, conspiracy, crimes, fbi, politics, suicide, couple relations, journalist, loss of son, victim, law enforcement, ransom, suspicion, mysterious character, uncover truth, rape, torture, special agents, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, law enforcement, mystery, uncover truth, murder and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Vanished: Revenge (2011), The Inside (2005), Departure (2019), Five Days (2007), Happy Town (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Revenge (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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Story: When Emily Thorne moves to the Hamptons, everyone wonders about the new girl, but she knows everything about them, including what they did to her family. Years ago, they took everything from her. Now, one by one, she's going to make them pay.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: high society, strong female character, vengeance, pretense, hidden identity, rivalry, undercover, millionaire, haunted by the past, enemy, crimes, scheme ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, rookie, profiler, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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Departure (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Follows the mystery of Flight 716 - a passenger plane that vanishes over the Atlantic Ocean. Following the mysterious crash, recently widowed, brilliant aviation investigator Kendra Malley is called in to investigate by her former boss and mentor ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: special agents, conspiracy, airplane, airplane accident, plane crash, missing person, undercover, mission, police investigation, female protagonist, search, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
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 6.7
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, missing child, mind game, crimes, police detective, life is a bitch, law enforcement, amateur detective, deadly, ex husband ex wife relationship, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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
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Missing (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Becca Winstone learns that her son, Michael, disappears while studying abroad, and it's a race against time when she travels to Europe to track him down. A surprising turn of events reveals just how far one mother will go to protect her ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: search, kidnapping, missing son, conspiracy, crimes, investigation, track down, parents and children, heroes, missing person, family relations, retired ...
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Dig (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When FBI Agent Peter Connelly, recently stationed in Jerusalem, begins investigating the murder of a young American, he realizes that he’s uncovered an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. Certain ...
Style: captivating, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ancient mystery, archeological dig, investigation, conspiracy, murder, uncover truth, danger, escapades, adventure, special agents, christianity, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Killing (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The Killing is a Danish police procedural set in the Copenhagen main police department and revolves around Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her team, with each season series following a different murder case day-by-day and a one-hour episode ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: mystery, policewoman, police detective, politician, murder, rape, election, uncover truth, cold case, deadly, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe, afghanistan, eastern europe, sweden ...
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Case Histories (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Case Histories is a British drama television series based on the Jackson Brodie detective novels by Kate Atkinson. It stars Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie.
Style: tense, touching, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, investigator, haunted by the past, missing person, search, disappearance, crimes, suspicion, fist fighting ...
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The Iris Effect (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, mind game, missing person, haunted by the past, uncover truth, obsessive quest, estrangement, family relations, missing child, riddles and clues, parents and children, mystery ...
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Angela's Eyes (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Angela Clinton has the exceptional gift of knowing when someone is lying. She discovered this skill at age 14, when she learned her "average" American parents were actually spies. Attempting to right her parents' wrong, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A four-part conspiracy theory drama inspired by Chris Mullen's novel "A Very British Coup". When a devastating industrial accident results in deaths and raises safety questions about the US petrochemical company involved, PM Tom ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, investigation, uncover truth, political intrigue, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, corporate crimes, crimes, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, britain, united kingdom, iran
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Without a Trace (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
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Ringer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Ringer is an American television series that initially aired on The CW from September 13, 2011 to April 17, 2012. The series stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, who plays twin sisters Bridget Kelly and Siobhan Martin. On May 13, 2011, it was reported that ...
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
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The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, clever, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
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Killer Instinct (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Killer Instinct is an American crime drama television series filmed in Vancouver that originally aired on the Fox Network. The pilot episode aired on September 23, 2005, and the final episode aired on December 2, 2005. Fox ordered 13 episodes, only ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, realistic, serious
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The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: captivating, bleak, neo noir, tense, clever ...
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Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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45%
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Sirens (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An Israeli cop is faced with the shocking discovery of her missing twin sister's body being washed-up on the seashore. The case opens old wounds and draws her deep into a roller-coaster ride of cryptic secrets and mysterious discoveries.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, under the surface, small town, parents and children, dealing with death, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, prodigy, crime, fbi, murder investigation, mathematician, police detective, mathematics, brother brother relationship, federal bureau of investigation, law enforcement, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, danger, race against time, doctors and patients, uncover truth, intrigue, confined, investigation, rivalry, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 44K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: special agents, psychic, quarantine, foreknowledge, missing person, time travel, investigation, distopia, danger, ufo, imaginary, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 784
The Ice House (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: The peaceful, secluded, country hideaway of three diverse, lonely, supposedly lesbian, women is suddenly shattered when their gardener discovers a partially decomposed corpse in the old Ice House on their grounds. The ensuing police investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: missing person, murder, small town, investigation, crime investigation, police, corpse, haunted by the past, private detective, dishonesty, manipulations, amateur detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, detective series
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, career, suspicion, haunted by the past, murder, alcohol abuse, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chasing Shadows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Chasing Shadows' follows a team of special operatives who are tracking down serial killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, partners, crime investigation, missing person, police investigation, deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, secret service agent, confined, betrayal, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%