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This Is Not My Life (2010)
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This Is Not My Life (2010)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: This Is Not My Life is a 2010 New Zealand television mystery thriller which originally aired on Television New Zealand's TV ONE channel on Thursday nights. Set in the 2020s, the show centres on Alec Ross who awakes one morning to find that he doesn't know who or where he is and doesn't recognise his wife or children. The story is set in the fictional town of Waimoana. The series is written by Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan and directed by Robert Sarkies and Peter Salmon. Thirteen episodes have been produced. Though the show only lasted one season, it has been announced American network ABC has purchased the series to adapt for an American audience.
Style: twists and turns, serious, futuristic, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, small town, identity crisis, memory lapse, erased memory, repressed memory, memory, danger, society, family relations, conspiracy, family life, obsessive quest, suburbs, dishonesty, suburban life, escapades, chance, wife
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, conspiracy, crimes and society mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Drama genres. Some movies like This Is Not My Life: Dollhouse (2009), Pig (2011), Wayward Pines (2015), Boy 7 (2015), American Odyssey (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dollhouse (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dollhouse is an American science fiction television series that revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as "Actives" with temporary personalities and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, life is a bitch, fbi, self discovery, uncover truth, human nature, undercover, mysterious character, memory, innocence lost, ethics, behavior control ...
Time: future
Place: los angeles, california, usa, tucson arizona
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Pig (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man wakes up alone in the middle of the desert with a black hood on his head and his hands tied behind his back. At death's door, he is discovered by a woman living alone in the desert and is nursed back to health. Upon regaining ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: uncover truth, memory loss, mystery, intrigue, dishonesty, mysterious character, nursing, amnesia, society, danger, life is a bitch, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.4
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Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, small town life, beast, danger, missing person, murder, mystery, confined, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
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 5.9
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Boy 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Hungary, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Sam regains consciousness in the middle of a crowded subway, he doesn't know how he got there, where he came from nor his own name. He franticly searches for his identity, using the contents of his backpack. Slowly but surely he realizes ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, memory loss, on the run, danger, uncover truth, heroes, youth, crimes, who to trust, manipulation, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, state affairs, society, danger, dishonesty, corporate crimes, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 8K
The Prisoner (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s about a government agent who is kidnapped and sent to a remote island known as "the Village".
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind control, village, desert, confined, uncover truth, isolation, captivity, prison, danger, mind game, escapades, society ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
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I Know Who You Are (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: A man ends up in hospital after a car accident. He does not remember his name, but it is soon discovered he is a famous attorney. To make things worse, the police start to suspect him of having murdered his missing niece.
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: amnesia, disappearance, car accident, lawyer, niece, investigation, memory, family relations, danger, police, suspicion, suspicion of murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain
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41%
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Absence (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Doctors are baffled when an expectant mother wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy apparently disappear overnight. Police investigate the situation as a missing child, and only her husband and brother trust her version of events.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, mystery, danger, family relations, alien abduction, uncover truth, investigation, pregnancy, supportive spouse, losing-it hero, family problems, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
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 6.6
 24K
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: An astronaut returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
Style: futuristic, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: astronaut, artificial insemination, scientist, mystery, androids and robots, fear, fate of humanity, family relations, alien, space and aliens, a.i., parents and children ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 607
Sequestered (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A jury is sequestered in a hotel while deliberating a court case with massive implications.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, confined, crimes, legal, jury, murder trial, isolation, hotel, conspiracy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 2K
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi
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TV show
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Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: UK
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 715
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30%
 7.2
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Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
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 8.4
 2K
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Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: future
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29%
 6.5
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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28%
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Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
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Place: europe, england
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28%
 7.2
 21K
Killjoys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, captivating, semi serious, futuristic, witty ...
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Time: future
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27%
 7.2
 727
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Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
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Time: future, 21st century
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26%
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 1K
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 184 min.
TV show
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, disaster movie
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Own Worst Enemy (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: My Own Worst Enemy is an American television drama that aired on NBC in 2008. It premiered on October 13 and ended on December 15 after 9 episodes. The series was produced by Universal Media Studios. Jason Smilovic was the executive producer; David ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%