Movies and TV shows like The Stranger

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The Stranger (2020)
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The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, clever, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, infidelity, family, betrayal, investigation, family relations, husband wife relationship, violence against women, hacker, memory loss, drug use, school, police, secret, gun, male nudity, dirty cop, threat, cafe, blackmail, murder, body, extortion ...
Time: 21st century

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Most similar movies to The Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, crime, riddles and clues and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Stranger: Keeping Faith (2017), Death in Holy Orders (2003), Perception (2012), The Widow (2019), Murder City (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Keeping Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Faith, a small-town Welsh lawyer, is forced to cut short her extended maternity leave when her husband and business partner, Evan, goes missing. As the truth of his actions surface, Faith must fight to protect her family and her sanity.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: lawyer, missing person, female lawyer, investigation, family, husband wife relationship, pregnancy, mystery, family relations, dishonesty, danger, twists & turns ...
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100%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, society, deadly, crimes, who done it, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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71%
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Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, investigation, law enforcement, genius, intelligence, hallucination, prodigy, talented, crime, college professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Widow (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's search to uncover the mysterious disappearance of her husband leads her to the Congo, where she's forced to seek the truth about what happened to the man she loved.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, twists and turns, exciting
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: missing husband, widow, female protagonist, uncover truth, secrets, danger, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, plane crash, air disaster, fake death, witch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: wales, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, unlikely partners, mystery, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, partners against crime, female police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, investigation, whodunit, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, mystery, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, amateur detective, investigation, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, miss marple, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement ...
Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 156 min.
TV show
Story: Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.
Style: mind bending, clever, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, who done it, uncover truth, missing child, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, murder investigation, library ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Collision (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 201 min.
TV show
Story: Collision is a five-part television drama miniseries, which debuted on ITV & UTV in November 2009. In the same month, it was also on PBS as a series in two parts. It tells the story of a group of strangers whose lives intertwine following a ...
Style: realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police detective, road accident, police investigation, smuggling, traffic accident, police, car accident, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, stranger, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Thirteen (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Five-part BBC psychological drama follows Ivy Moxam, a 26-year-old woman who was abducted when she was 13 and held captive for the next 13 years. The story begins as she escapes the cellar she was being held in and goes to the police station to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, family relations, woman, law enforcement, child, crimes, police, police detective, mystery, female director
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Silence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, danger, police detective, dishonesty, organized crime, police corruption, corruption, witnessing a crime, crimes, mute or deaf ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, whodunit, single mother, crime, single parent, strong female presence, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Inside (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: The Inside is an American crime drama television series created by Tim Minear and Howard Gordon and produced by Imagine Television. The Inside follows the work of the FBI's Los Angeles Violent Crimes Unit, a division dedicated to investigating ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: special agents, fbi, fighting crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, rookie, profiler, female agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, mind game, genius, prodigy, mastermind, sherlock holmes, british, intelligence, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, espionage, uncover truth, surveillance, boss, government agency, cia, loner, government facility, deception, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, prodigy, crime, partners, investigation, unlikely partners, partners against crime, crimes, mystery, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, who done it, murder, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, prodigy, crimes, partners ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, partners, law enforcement, crime investigation, medical profession, rules and policies, investigation, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Epitafios (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Epitafios is a 2004 13-episode, Argentinian crime fiction TV mini-series with the tagline: El Final Está Escrito ... The End Is Written. The series, which takes place in an unnamed South American city, was shot in Buenos Aires. The series was ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, slasher, realistic ...
Plot: psychologist, serial killer, murder, police, mystery, haunted by the past, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, vengeance, danger, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, forensics, doctors and patients, crimes, social relations, murder, homecoming, mystery, riddles and clues, doctor, danger, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, fighting crime, riddles and clues, deadly, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: captivating, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, mind game, survival, confined, group of strangers, trapped, experiment, manipulations, mystery, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, mystery, partners against crime, amateur detective, law enforcement, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: atmospheric, clever, stylized, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, partners against crime, workplace, unconventional method, murder investigation, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, edwardian era
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, flashback, decapitated body, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
TV show
Story: A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, mystery, police, partner, widower, urban setting, whodunit, riddles and clues, superior, streetwise, workplace, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2010s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, witty, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, police investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, partners against crime, mystery, partners, buddy cop, shrewd, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, victorian england, murder, ego clash, adventure, talented ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%