Movies and TV shows like Sanctuary 2019

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Sanctuary (2019)
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Sanctuary (2019)
Original name: Himmelsdalen
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Hel receives an invitation to visit her estranged twin Siri at an exclusive residential sanatorium set against the idyllic setting of the Italian Alps. Tension soon rises when Hel refuses Siri’s plea for help in taking care of some business by swapping places with her for a few days. Much to her horror, Hel wakes up the next day to find Siri gone. She soon realizes that Siri isn’t coming back, and that the clinic is far from a place of recovery.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological thriller, disturbing
Plot: mentally unstable, female protagonist, dishonesty, woman in danger, mental institution, trap, survival, mental patient, hospital, sister sister relationship, patient, life is a bitch, tragedy, mental illness, doctor, social problems, false identity, struggle for survival, switching bodies, sister, mistaken identity, escaped mental patient, confinement indoors, nurse

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films and TV series with plots about danger, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, woman in danger, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Sanctuary: Committed (1991), The Ward (2010), A Deadly Encounter (2004), Shutter Island (2010), Equinox (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
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Committed (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse is taken hostage by a patient pretending to be a doctor and is forced to administer to everyone.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, offbeat ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mistaken identity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, power relations, misfit, doctor, patient, nurse, woman in danger, trap ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 41K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: twist ending, scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Deadly Encounter (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidentally cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harass Joanne.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, danger, crimes, chases and races, violence, ex husband ex wife relationship, police detective, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, parents and children, threatening telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.2
 1.2M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, investigation, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, delusion ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 5K
Equinox (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
TV show
Story: Haunted by visions after her sister vanished with her classmates 21 years before, Astrid begins an investigation that uncovers the dark, eerie truth.
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: disappearance, injury, missing person, high school, island, forest, sisters, sister sister relationship, religion and supernatural, danger, sister, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.6
 523
Prey (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prey is a science-fiction television series that aired for one season in 1998 on ABC. The series starred Debra Messing, Adam Storke, Larry Drake, Frankie Faison, James Morrison, and Vincent Ventresca.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, exciting ...
Plot: survival, investigation, chaos, danger, genetically altered, global warming, strong female presence, deadly, escapades, imaginary, child killer, scientific discovery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Treatment (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Inspector Nick Cafmeyer seems to have it all - looks, brains and a successful career. But a dark cloud hangs over his life: since the age of nine, he has been haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother, Bjorn. Plettinckx, a known ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, child killer, missing child, life is a bitch, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Her Perfect Spouse (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman discovers her new husband wants to keep her all to himself.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, delusion, hidden identity, captivity, couple relations, mentally unstable, dishonesty, husband wife relationship, possessiveness, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 6K
The Nanny (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Joey returns home from the special school he has attended since killing his baby sister. But at home he creates a terrible fuss, moving from the bedroom Nanny has prepared to one with a strong lock, refusing to eat anything Nanny cooks ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nanny, murder, estrangement, family relations, poisoning, deadly, false accusation, family in danger, child in peril, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mob Doctor (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. The Mob Doctor is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, medical, surgery, gangsters, doctor, moral dilemma, doctors and patients, crime, workplace, crimes, family relations, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: medical student, hospital, uncover truth, workplace, mystery, woman in danger, doctors and patients, medical school, death, dishonesty, conspiracy, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 2K
Solstorm (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, receives a call from her former sister-in-law, Sanna Strandgård, telling that her brother and preacher Viktor was murdered, stabbed and with ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, murder investigation, life is a bitch, investigation, danger, legal investigation, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, religions or cults, false arrest, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
La caza. Monteperdido (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: The unsolved case of two girls who disappeared from the Pyrenee town of Monteperdido five years ago is reopened when one of them reappears.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, danger, child in peril, missing child, small town life, mysterious disappearance, fear, crime investigation, disorder, death, uncover truth, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 994
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, mysterious character, mind game, supernatural, investigation, rivalry, serial killer, obsession, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 3K
Hierro (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Traveling on a ferry heading to the island of Hierro where they will spend their holidays, Mary loses her son Diego, and no one can explain what happened. Six months later, Maria struggles to overcome the pain of loss and continue his life. Then, ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: missing child, island, uncover truth, woman in danger, obsession, supernatural, track down, obsessive quest, parents and children, danger, child in peril, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 2K
Sanitarium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Malcom McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Englund star in three separate stories set in an eerie mental asylum.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, danger, losing-it hero, mental institution, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, father son relationship, art, mentally unstable, indoor, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 189
Sirens (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An Israeli cop is faced with the shocking discovery of her missing twin sister's body being washed-up on the seashore. The case opens old wounds and draws her deep into a roller-coaster ride of cryptic secrets and mysterious discoveries.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, life turned upside down, under the surface, small town, parents and children, dealing with death, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 62K
Fractured (2019)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Driving cross-country, Ray and his wife and daughter stop at a highway rest area where his daughter falls and breaks her arm. After a frantic rush to the hospital and a clash with the check-in nurse, Ray is finally able to get her to a doctor. While ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak
Plot: insanity, hospital, gas station, doctor, desperation, rescue, disappearance, tragedy, loss of control, riding accident, loss of family, delusion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 1K
Blue Eyes (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: High adrenaline Swedish political thriller from the creative talent behind Humans – An extreme right-wing party is heading towards its best election result when the chief of staff at the Justice Department disappears without a trace. Racism, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: terrorism, politics, intrigue, political conspiracy, danger, crimes, state affairs, mystery, election, murder, corruption, government ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 775
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 ⇓
34%
 5.5
 2K
Nemesis Game (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mind game, murder, uncover truth, investigation, danger, riddles and clues, obsession, dangerous attraction, college, serial killer, woman in danger, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 2K
Profile (2018)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Cyprus, Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Looking to investigate recruitment techniques of ISIS to lure women into Syria, a journalist creates a Facebook profile of a Muslim convert. When an ISIS recruiter contacts her online character, she experiences the process first hand.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: isis, journalist, internet, recruitment, woman, religions or cults, woman in danger, investigative journalism, brutality, female protagonist, rebelliousness, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 231
The Wall (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Fermont: A remote mining colony in the endless frozen hell that is Canada's far North. The body of a young exotic dancer is found and the Quebec City police sends one of their toughest, most experienced detectives to investigate. Céline sure ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder investigation, police detective, small town, policewoman, female protagonist, police investigation, police protagonist, female detective, police, uncover truth, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 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, captivating ...
Plot: secret society, crimes, immortality, missing person, haunted by the past, mystery, dishonesty, danger, death, supernatural, conspiracy, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: politics, courtroom, murder, amateur detective, mystery, criminal heroes, legal action, crime, deadly, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, abduction, investigation, police detective, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, confined, woman in danger, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 657
Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, couples, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, neighbor, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 849
Obsessed (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, psychiatrist, mind game, mental illness, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, manipulation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, mystery, law enforcement, crime, life is a bitch, police inspector, police protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%