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Wayward Pines (2015)
 7.4
 51K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 in Wayward Pines.
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, danger, small town life, beast, isolation, transformation, confined, missing person, youth, murder, adaptation, social relations, trapped, conspiracy, multiple storylines, crimes, family relations, mystery, secret agents, time travel, sheriff, suspended animation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, mystery, small town, investigation, murder and small town life mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wayward Pines: Under the Dome (2013), The Crossing (2018), Persons Unknown (2010), Twin Peaks (1990), Dark (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 100K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: trapped, supernatural, life turned upside down, small town, isolation, survival, small town life, teenage girl, society, danger, human existence, separated ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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100%
 7.2
 8K
The Crossing (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, runaway, manhunt, police, adaptation, weapons, friendship, investigation, danger, dialogue, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that revolves around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The thirteen-episode summer series premiered on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. On June 30, NBC moved the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, survival, mind game, isolation, confined, experiment, manipulations, group of strangers, direction and purpose, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.8
 168K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.8
 222K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, disappearance, missing child, investigation, corpse, time loop, small town, school, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.5
 52K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, haunted by the past, mystery, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
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100%
 7.6
 36K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
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91%
 8.4
 38K
Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Utopia Experiments is a legendary graphic novel shrouded in mystery. When a group of strangers find themselves in possession of an original manuscript, their lives suddenly and brutally implode.
Style: thought provoking, mind bending, captivating, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, buried truth, mysterious character, scientist, dishonesty, politician, danger, who to trust, life turned upside down, top secret, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 34K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, investigation, female protagonist, fbi, small town life, paranormal activity, surprising revelation, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 36K
Hemlock Grove (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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, investigation, family secret, crimes, danger, small town, small town life, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, parents and children, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 94K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, mother son relationship, family problems, murder, serial killer, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, dysfunctional family, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
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86%
 8.2
 69K
11.22.63 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: An English teacher travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but discovers he is attached to the life he has made in a bygone era.
Style: stylized, suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, assassination, kennedy assassination, time, time traveler, surveillance, murder, twists & turns, historical event, altering history, stephen king ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 60s, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 53K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, conspiracy, isolation, leadership, courage, danger, explosion, distopia, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 21K
Zoo (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet, a young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, extinction, experiment, save the world, pandemic, mutation, survival, partners, veterinarian, cure, reporter, safari ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
Coma (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A young medical student discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table. Remake of Coma 1978.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: hospital, medical student, uncover truth, workplace, woman in danger, mystery, doctors and patients, medical school, death, danger, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, missing person, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, paranormal activity, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 12K
The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: After resigning, a secret agent is abducted and taken to what looks like an idyllic village, but is really a bizarre prison. His warders demand information. He gives them nothing, but only tries to escape.
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: spy, gadget, prison, mind control, research, scientist, anger, uncover truth, mysterious character, government facility, experiment, government agency ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 11K
Siren (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The coastal town of Bristol Cove is known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: mermaid, siren, polyamory, sea, boat, legend, small town, investigation, danger, myth, fisherman, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, rough, serious ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, bio weapon, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, mystery, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, society, danger, dishonesty, small town life, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 8K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Between is the story of a town under siege from a mysterious disease that has wiped out everybody except those 21 years old and under. The series explores the power vacuum that results when a government has quarantined a 10-mile diameter area and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, quarantine, virus, youth, survival, confined, danger, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, survivor, death, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 4K
Cult (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, danger, media, crimes, youth, young heroes, investigative journalism, missing brother, mind control
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Booth at the End (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A mysterious man sits in the booth at the end who people make a deal with to get what they want. They do the task or they don't - that is up to them, but there are no rule changes.
Style: psychological, captivating, mind bending, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: mysterious character, changing lives, wish come true, moral dilemma, deal, human nature, doubts and hesitations, stranger, desire, mission, death, outside help ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.5
 370
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, murder, investigation, crimes, parents and children, mystery, haunted by the past, small town life, small town, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 8.3
 74K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, chaos, society, life turned upside down, missing person, haunted by the past, apocalypse, miraculous event, chief of police, police chief, worldwide chaos, small town sheriff ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, old friends, mystery, homecoming, deadly, school, crimes, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 580
Hysteria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: An investigative thriller about a haunted young doctor who is summoned back to her hometown to investigate an epidemic that may be linked to social media - and her own tragic past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: plague, investigation, haunted by the past, youth, danger, computers and web, doctors and patients, hospital, social relations, society, teenage life, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 913
A Mother's Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A mother suspects that her son could be the killer of a recently found dead girl, and becomes caught in a torturous dilemma of whether to denounce him, or protect him and hide the act.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, parents and children, who done it, small town, moral dilemma, suspicion, danger, youth, small town life, crimes, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 42K
The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, quarantine, imaginary, special agents, time travel, investigation, missing person, healing power, danger, fate of humanity, government agency, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 201
Disconnect (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A distraught college student finds a phone that enables her to talk to her deceased mother in the past. Instead of a heart attack, she learns that her mother was murdered. She tries to use the phone to stop the murder from occurring before the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious
Plot: murder, changing the past or future, danger, race against time, uncover truth, imaginary, crimes, mystery, hidden identity, female protagonist, family relations, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%