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Abandon (2002)
 4.8
 10K
Abandon (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a senior at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, tricky, stylized, atmospheric, mind bending, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, missing person, student life, police detective, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, obsession, boyfriend, paranoia, dancer, nightmare, youth, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, couples, sexual content, law enforcement, lifestyle, haunted by the past, college life, couple relations, elite, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, amsterdam, cambodia, athens greece, sardinia

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Most similar movies to Abandon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about mystery, police investigation, murder, catastrophe, dialogue, obsession and storytelling mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Abandon: Gone Girl (2014), New Best Friend (2002), Wicker Park (2004), Gossip (2000), Dream House (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
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New Best Friend (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alicia is a poor girl starting college. Hadley, Julianne and Sydney are three well-off girls in a row house. Classes begin and Alicia is paired with Hadley to work on a sociology class project. At first rejected, Alicia is finally accepted into ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: investigation, college, teenage life, betrayal, murder, wealth, manipulation, mystery, mind game, youth, overdose, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 56K
Wicker Park (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Matthew, a young advertising executive in Chicago, puts his life and a business trip to China on hold when he thinks he sees Lisa, the love of his life who left him without a word two years earlier, walking out of a restaurant one day.
Style: sexy, romantic, realistic, non-linear, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, love at first sight, love triangle, unrequited love, dating, fall in love, love and romance, love story, track down, romance, friendship, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 16K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, college life, false accusation, teenage life, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, rumor, manipulation, secrets ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: memory loss, mystery, uncover truth, obsession, psychology, amnesia, psychiatrist, domestic violence, life turned upside down, woman in danger, doctors and patients, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, year 2013, year 1999 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, overbearing parent, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 3K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, police investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mind game, psychopath, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime gone awry, investigation, mystery, crimes, police investigation, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, friendship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 23K
Anna (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, UK, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mind game, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, brutality, life philosophy, murder, psychic power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, spain, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 609
Apart (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Linked by a rare psychological disorder, Noah Greene and Emily Gates must uncover the mystery of a tragic past in order to find hope for the future.
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: memory loss, romance, mystery, mental illness, haunted by the past, destiny, uncover truth, couples, youth, hopes, small town, foreknowledge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 24K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, mental illness, psychiatrist, murder, mystery, mysterious character, group therapy, investigation, secret identity, uncover truth, paranoia, therapist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 11K
Enduring Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two strangers become dangerously close after witnessing a deadly accident. On a beautiful cloudless day a young couple celebrate their reunion with a picnic. Joe has planned a postcard-perfect afternoon in the English countryside with his partner, ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, haunted by the past, countryside, attempted murder, post traumatic stress, couple relations, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, guilt, mental illness, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
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Lantana (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit ...
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, disappearance, jealousy, psychiatrist, divorce, mystery, human nature, unhappy, dishonesty, police investigation, love and romance, marriage crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 193K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 127
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, rivalry, college, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 46K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: twist ending, psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: claustrophobia, obsession, bunker, mystery, youth, psychology, psychologist, survival, underground bunker, school, male nudity, party ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, emotional, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, gay, life is a bitch, wound, debt, fight, friendship, crimes, woman in danger, graphic violence, family relations, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, mystery, small town, small town life, dishonesty, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, psychiatrist, insanity, doctors and patients, doctors, uncover truth, torture, escape, love, medical school ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, haunted by the past, student life, college life, alternate reality, car accident, life & death, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Northern Lights (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hoping to leave behind troubled days in the Baltimore city police department, Nate Burns (Eddie Cibrian) journeys to Alaska, where he takes up a quiet life as a small-town sheriff and begins a romance with spirited bush pilot Meg Galligan (LeAnn ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: romance, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, love affair, curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, brother brother relationship, police investigation, love and romance, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 188K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, surreal, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: symbolism, paranoia, obsession, mystery, mental illness, delusion, professor, actor, mysterious character, disorder, life turned upside down, lookalikes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.3
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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: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, crimes, dishonesty, self defense, interrogation, frame up, fall in love, romance, small town, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 201K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, a vision, losing-it hero, uncover truth, riddles and clues, paranoia, mystery, investigation, secret, escape from reality, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 56K
The Loft (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: For five men, the opportunity to share a penthouse in the city -- in which to carry on extramarital affairs -- is a dream come true, until the dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, adultery, murder mystery, sex scene, uncover truth, adulterous husband, infidelity, betrayal, crimes, sexual relations, cheating wife, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san diego california, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 8K
Palmetto (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, police investigation, frame up, scam, crimes, mystery, murder, who done it, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 79K
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, confusing, twists and turns ...
Plot: suicide attempt, suicide, psychiatrist, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, unfulfillment, mental institution, obsession, mystery, patient, mental illness, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, uncover truth, obsession, haunted by the past, murder, crimes, pills, hallucination ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 41K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crimes, sexual relations, partners against crime, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%