Movies and TV shows like Wayward Pines

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Wayward Pines (2015)
 7.3
 55K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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 in Wayward Pines.
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, small town life, beast, society, investigation, confined, missing person, murder, mystery, transformation, youth, adaptation, social relations, trapped, conspiracy, multiple storylines, secret, private investigation, paranormal investigation, uncover truth, crimes, family relations, isolation, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho

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Most similar movies to Wayward Pines

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, mystery, small town, crimes, murder, investigation and small town life mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wayward Pines: Under the Dome (2013), Persons Unknown (2010), The Crossing (2018), Twin Peaks (1990), Twin Peaks (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: trapped, small town, life turned upside down, supernatural, survival, small town life, isolation, mystery, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
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88%
Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, group of strangers, confined, trapped, survival, experiment, mind game, mystery, isolation, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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64%
 7.1
 10K
The Crossing (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, runaway, manhunt, police, adaptation, investigation, friendship, society, mother daughter relationship, adventure, super strength ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 192K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, neo noir ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, nightmare, secret, hallucination, demonic possession, death, paranormal investigation, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 8.5
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Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, haunted by the past, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
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100%
 7.5
 38K
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, paranormal activity, paranormal, small town life, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.9
 56K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, apocalypse, small town, chaos, post apocalypse, leadership, conspiracy, courage, distopia, mystery, disaster, selflessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.8
 352K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, cave, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: chernobyl, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.5
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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, death, small town, murder, investigation, crimes, violence, supernatural power, lawyer, interracial adoption, mysticism, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
TV show
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: serious, mind bending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, harvest, cult, ritual, supernatural ability, mystery, social relations, religions or cults, small town life, village, village life ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 40K
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, small town, crimes, social relations, small town life, family secret, investigation, protagonist as suspect, brother sister sex, supernatural, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
Coma (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: medical student, hospital, uncover truth, mystery, workplace, woman in danger, medical school, doctors and patients, death, chief of staff, power relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 105K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, obsession, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, small town, murder, family problems, serial killer, insanity, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.4
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Utopia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: mind bending, thought provoking, captivating, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, scientist, hidden truth, life turned upside down, politician, who to trust, dishonesty, graphic violence, mysterious character, crimes, blackmail, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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67%
 6.7
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Zoo (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: dangerous animal, extinction, mutation, save the world, pandemic, experiment, safari, survival, animals, conspiracy, veterinarian, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Glory Days (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Horror, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Wunderkind author Mike Dolan achieved literary fame at age 21 with a steamy expose on his seemingly idyllic Maine town. Four years later, he hasn't written another word and reluctantly returns home in search of an antidote ... where he is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, atmospheric
Plot: conspiracy, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, writer's life, uncover truth, crimes, supernatural, mysterious death, creative block, life is a bitch, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 9K
Between (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, rough, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, quarantine, virus, youth, chaos and mayhem, teenage life, confined, survival, death, escape attempt, rivalry, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Intruders (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Members of a secret society chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: secret society, crimes, immortality, haunted by the past, missing person, mystery, dishonesty, supernatural, death, conspiracy, paranormal phenomena, ex-cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 44K
12 Monkeys (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The provocative story of Cole, a time traveler from a decimated future in a high-stakes race against the clock. Utilizing a dangerous and untested method of time travel, he journeys from 2043 to the present day on a mission to locate and eradicate ...
Style: mind bending, futuristic, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, time machine, existence paradox, epidemic, post apocalypse, plague, sent to the past, virus, apocalypse, save the world, heroic mission ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.5
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The Prisoner (1967)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: thought provoking, surreal, exciting, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: spy, gadget, prison, mind control, research, interrogation, government facility, convict, experiment, scientist, uncover truth, government agency ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, big ben london, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 93K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, life turned upside down, society, apocalypse, missing person, haunted by the past, chaos, chief of police, small town sheriff, miraculous event, mystery, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.0
 3K
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, small town, multiple suspects, who done it, missing person, paranormal activity, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, sheriff, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
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: tense, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, scary ...
Plot: investigation, bio weapon, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, environmentalism, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 10K
Surface (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Surface is a science fiction television series that premiered on NBC on September 19, 2005. The program aired ten episodes before going on hiatus on November 28, 2005 due to NBC's coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It returned for five more ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, enigmatic
Plot: sea monster, monster, teenage life, marine biologist, uncover truth, mystery, misfit, escapades, scientist, alien encounter, nosy, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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, serious, surreal, captivating ...
Plot: mind control, village, uncover truth, confined, captivity, isolation, prison, hidden truth, delusion, espionage, government agency, mind game ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new york
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, investigation, mystery, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, society, mysticism, social issues, social problems, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 5K
The Boat (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: A global cataclysm, caused by a fatal accident in Geneva (Switzerland) during the implementation of the particle accelerator will lead to the crew and students of the school-ship Polar Star to live the greatest adventure of their lives. Isolated and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ship, adventure, confined, lost at sea, escapades, family relations, parents and children, isolation, mystery, end of the world, vestiges of humanity, science gone wrong ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 27K
The Society (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: When everyone else mysteriously vanishes from their wealthy town, the teen residents of West Ham must forge their own society to survive.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, captivating, emotional, mysterious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, society, small town, murder, survival, trapped, death, separation, fantasy world, friendship, relationships, grudge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
 6.1
 4K
Cult (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, media, crimes, youth, young heroes, investigative journalism, missing brother, mind control, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Booth at the End (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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, talky ...
Plot: mysterious character, wish come true, changing lives, moral dilemma, human nature, deal, doubts and hesitations, death, choice, mission, outside help, desire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%