Movies like Serenity

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Serenity (2019)
 5.3
 27K
Serenity (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Baker Dill is a fishing boat captain leading tours off a tranquil, tropical enclave called Plymouth Island. His quiet life is shattered, however, when his ex-wife Karen tracks him down with a desperate plea for help.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, brutal, psychological, ambiguous ending
Plot: fishing boat, ex wife, husband, neo noir, captain, fisherman, father son relationship, abusive stepfather, male female relationship, lie, tyranny, planned murder, secrets, seduction, male prostitution, boy genius, alcohol abuse, older woman younger man relationship, fishing village, neo-noir, cat, island, iraq war, fishing, obsession ...
Place: florida

Most similar movies to Serenity

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, surprise ending and psychological films with plots about murder, mystery, secrets, twists & turns, police investigation, dialogue and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Serenity: China Moon (1994), Secret Obsession (2019), Jagged Edge (1985), The Paperboy (2012), Spider (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 5K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, crime, dishonesty, small town, frame up, self defense, interrogation, fall in love, romance, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Secret Obsession (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: obsession, memory loss, psycho killer, violence, deception, danger, stalker, pursuit, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: murder, courtroom, lawyer, mystery, crime, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 34K
The Paperboy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town, death row, investigation, injustice, crimes, dangerous attraction, reporter, prison, newspaper man, journalism, uncover truth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1960s, contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 34K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, delusion, infidelity, past, mental patient, misfit, identity crisis, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Careful What You Wish For (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, adultery, betrayal, murder, infidelity, dangerous attraction, seduction, femme fatale, neighbor, greed, manipulations, police investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, wiretap, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 159K
Basic Instinct (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, murder, sex addict, passionate interest, hot and sexy, sexual relations, sexual tension, dangerous attraction, sex, obsession, seduction, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, stalking, secret service, mysterious character, mystery, danger, private detective, investigation, dangerous attraction, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, violence, prostitute, secret, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Good Liar (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An aging con artist cannot believe his luck when he meets a wealthy widow and marks her as his next target. But she hides a secret of her own.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: rich woman, secrets, male female relationship, elderly, deception, secret, delusion, society, love and romance, subway, murder of sister, watching someone ...
Time: 21st century, year 1943
Place: usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 64K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, vengeance, solitary, strong sexual content, older man younger woman relationship, psychological torture, neo noir, race against time, escape attempt, one man army, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2003, year 2005, year 1993 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.2
 270K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, rape, surveillance, corruption, deception, femme fatale, tragic event, cover up, domestic violence, suspicion, threat ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, strong sexual content, death, hollywood, obsession, cowboy, frustration, dreams, mysterious character, dishonesty, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 450
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, cheating wife, inheritance, family problems, crime, couple relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, unsupportive spouse, crimes, manipulations, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.7
 29K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, moral dilemma, blackmail, revenge, cheating wife, danger, nothing to lose, man-woman relation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 194
The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Bedilia stars in this psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she has a car accident. She becomes an amnesia victim and although, she doesn't know her own identity, is able to ...
Style: serious, mind bending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hitman, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, doctors and patients, wrongfully committed, dishonesty, deadly, hospital, false accusation, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.9
 5K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, veteran, crimes, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, confession, orphan, husband wife relationship, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 126K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, bully, revenge, psychological thriller, paranoia, stalking, past, husband wife relationship, friendship, lie, manipulative person ...
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 8K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: erotic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, infidelity, investigation, murder, suspicion, plastic surgery, car accident, mystery, uncover truth, mistaken identity, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 71K
Stay (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his ...
Style: psychological, surreal, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide, doctors and patients, suicide attempt, mentally unstable, psychiatrist, student, patient, guilt, mental institution, obsession, unfulfillment, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, invention, mystery, investigation, crimes, workplace intrigue, intrigue, stranger, workplace, theft, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.8
 165K
Blue Velvet (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of criminals who have kidnapped her child.
Style: surreal, dark, post modern, art house, enigmatic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, small town, surrealism, mystery, amateur detective, sexual perversion, perversion, investigation, neo noir, postmodernism, innocence lost, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: devil, ambition, deal with the devil, law firm, hotshot lawyer, ethics, lawyer, evil, mentor, supernatural, marital problem, sin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, southern usa, manhattan, new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 4K
Slow Burn (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A district attorney (Ray Liotta) is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader (LL Cool J) and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney (Jolene Blalock) and a cryptic stranger.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police station, office, intrigue, interracial relations, crime, crimes, cons and scams, neo noir, betrayal, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 383
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, identity, neighbor, police, drug dealer, apartment, telephone, drug, scooter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 60K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, plot twist, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 21K
Closed Circuit (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A terrorist attack in London results in the capture of suspect Farroukh Erdogan (Denis Moschitto). The attorney general appoints Claudia Simmons-Howe (Rebecca Hall) as special advocate on Erdogan's legal team. On the eve of the trial, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, intense ...
Plot: terrorism, lawyer, courtroom, legal investigation, dedicated lawyer, reluctant partners, state affairs, uncover truth, legal action, legal, mistrust, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.1
 854K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, psychology, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychic, death, psychic power, life & death, psychologist, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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