Movies like Helpless

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Helpless (2012)
 6.7
 2K
Helpless (2012)
Original name: 화차
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears. Her fiance then sets out to find her and, in the process, uncovers layers of dark hidden secrets.
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, mind bending, realistic
Plot: missing person, mystery, crimes, supernatural, love and romance, couples, deadly, secret identity, wedding, rivalry, abduction, kidnapping, obsessive quest, chases and races, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul

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Most similar movies to Helpless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, danger, dishonesty and missing person mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Helpless: Between (2005), Where Are the Children? (1986), Hide (2011), Stranger at the Door (2004), Distortion (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.2
 338
Between (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nadine, a beautiful lawyer from Chicago, travels alone to Tijuana, Mexico in search of her missing sister. Her investigation presents unsettling encounters leading her on a mind-bender as she attempts to unravel the compelling truth.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, obsessive quest, missing person, riddles and clues, love affair, mind game, crimes, deadly, truth, missing sister, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending, psychological thriller
Plot: missing person, false accusation, kidnapping, family relations, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, rivalry, mystery, starting over, parents and children, computers and web ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.3
 691
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, danger, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Stranger at the Door (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katherine "Kathy" is happily married to businessman Greg Norris and lives in his beautiful home with his about 18-year old daughter Tara. When suddenly a charming young man, who Tara first saw lurking around in the garden, turns up on ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: garden, amateur detective, mystery, family in danger, crimes, cons and scams, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty, adoption, deadly, adopted son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.3
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, obsessive quest, crimes, drugs, murder, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.1
 6K
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 ⇓
79%
 6.1
 345
Case G (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer, who went into hiding years before, has resurfaced under an assumed name; or so it seems, and Van ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: mystery, manhunt, private detective, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, murder, police procedural, crime, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.0
 971
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, deadly, law enforcement, false accusation, bollywood, courtroom drama, crimes, romance, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 3.5
 431
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 ⇓
77%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, anniversary, insomnia, death of son, forest, in the woods, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, mystery, legal, crimes, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Seduced by Lies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brad Sterling arrives by yacht as a handsome dream prince, and the discrete favorite nephew and brilliant investor of his tycoon uncle Wade. Charles Colton's ingrate heiress Laura eagerly dates him and puts him in the guest-house, partially as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, couples, danger, crimes, stalking, jealousy, hit and run, sex scene, intrigue, manipulative person, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 606
Pluto (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: is a story about elite high school seniors, the top 1%, who are prepared to go to extremes to get into prestigious universities. A student who has ranked number one at an esteemed school dies in a remote mountain. Finding out why and the ultimate ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: high school, ambition, teenage life, destructive relationship, social differences, social relations, rivalry, youth, crimes, deadly, emotionless, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, mystery, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Village of Shadows (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Lucas Frantz invites his friends to visit his hometown Village de Ruiflec, they head in two cars to spend the weekend. The driver Hugo Kerimba, Marion Valeyre, Stan and his girlfriend Katia Brezinsky follows the car of Lucas, David Fontana, his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: village, danger, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, buddies, estrangement, missing person, survival, trapped, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
And Never Let Her Go (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The true story of a woman's suspicious disappearance after ending an affair with a powerful, married attorney.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: obsession, missing person, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, love affair, couples, deadly, crimes, rivalry, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.5
 568
Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, bespectacled male, chase, kidnapping, murder, photograph, man with glasses, police corruption, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, amateur detective, intrigue, uncover truth, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, who done it, female director, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, private detective, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, partners, religions or cults, kidnapping, cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, mystery, homecoming, school, crimes, deadly, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
You Belong to Me (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a messy divorce, Alex Wilson (Shannon Elizabeth) isn't interested in the advances of her colleague, Michael (Christian Campbell). But when Michael's interest takes a morbid turn and someone ends up dead, Alex becomes trapped in a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: crimes, danger, mystery, couples, moral dilemma, deadly, stalking, blind ambition, kidnapping, crime, father figure, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.9
 2K
The Client (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Elite attorney Kang Seong-Hee goes up against a top prosecutor over a case involving a man accused of killing his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, who done it, deadly, crimes, murder, legal, rivalry, legal investigation, attorney
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, family problems, forbidden love, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, chase, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Hush Little Baby (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young mother suffers her worst nightmare -the drowning of her young daughter. Two years later, Jamie gives birth to another girl. After a series of suspicious accidents, Jamie becomes haunted by fears that her dead daughter's vengeful spirit ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, supernatural, mystery, custody, family problems, couples, family relations, deadly, pregnancy, babies and infants, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 461
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, murder of father, secretary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Voodoo Possession (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Imagine an insatiable demon that feeds on blood, thrives on pain, and reaches from beyond the grave to torment the living...and the dead. For believers and skeptics alike, there is nothing in this world or the next to rival the relentless evil of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, possession, voodoo, rivalry, danger, deadly, mystery, curse, standoff, showdown, salvation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 267
They Come Back (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychologist's 10-year-old patient claims she's being menaced by unseen forces after her parents were killed in a car accident. What's more bizarre? The psychologist has seen these symptoms before, in a former patient who ...
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: child in peril, ghost, death in the family, supernatural, dealing with death, deadly, orphan, paranormal phenomena, missing girl, loss of parents, loss of parent, able to see the dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%