Movies like Black River

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Black River (2001)
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Black River (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Burned-out Hollywood screenwriter Bo Aikens (Jay Mohr) is fed up with life in Los Angeles. He heads out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and arrives in picturesque Black River in Northern California, seeking relaxation and artistic inspiration. In small, idyllic Black River, nearly everyone is happy, contented, and welcoming of strangers. But despite the beautiful setting, Bo begins to feel unsettled after several disturbing incidents. He discovers that all of his money has been transferred to a bank account in Black River, and a house has been purchased for him by someone on "his" instructions.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: danger, small town life, small town, destiny, mind game, isolation, sister sister relationship, guardian angel, remote control, confined, captivity, urban, city life, dog, artificial intelligence, writers, death, computer, conspiracy, farm, lightning, shooting, bank, manipulation, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Black River

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and tense films with plots about danger, isolation, deadly, confined, supernatural, mystery and small town mostly in Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black River: Errors of the Human Body (2012), Bane (2008), Bigfoot Wars (2014), Donovan's Echo (2011), Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Errors of the Human Body (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Canadian scientist Dr Geoff Burton takes up a position at a new institute in wintry Dresden, Germany. His contribution to their most important project - a human regeneration gene-has the potential to make something miraculous out of a personal ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: deadly virus, confined, isolation, plague, laboratory, race against time, genetic engineering, workplace, experimenting, human host, obsession, genetics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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100%
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Bane (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Held captive in an underground prison by a sadistic sicko who fancies himself a surgeon, 4 women fight for their lives, knowing the exact time they're scheduled to die thanks to a crudely carved set of numbers on each of their bodies. None of ...
Style: bleak, suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: alien, experiment, isolation, danger, confined, deadly, gore, survival, violence, murder, captivity, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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Bigfoot Wars (2014)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: After the sheriff of the small town of Boggy Creek receives reports of attacks from a vicious beast bearing resemblance to the legendary Sasquatch, he enlists the help of an expert survivalist (The Outsider's C. Thomas Howell) and sets out to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: bigfoot, danger, escapades, dangerous animal, battles, track down, small town, deadly, standoff, showdown, human versus animal, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Donovan's Echo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, mystery, danger, changing the past or future, nobody believes, death in the family, loss of daughter, a vision, mental illness, mathematician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 60s, near future ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grand Tour: Disaster in Time (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Before they can complete renovations on their new inn, Widower (Ben Wilson) and daughter (Hillary) are visited by a woman seeking immediate lodging for her strange group of travellers. Why they won't stay at the hotel in town is just the first ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, race against time, catastrophe, time travel, evil alien, danger, chases and races, single parent, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 2.9
 391
Dark Reprieve (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two people Matt and Kate wake up in a closed down prison. They have no idea how they got there, or why they are there. In the prison they encounter several terrors as they look for an exit.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, murder, danger, confined, captivity, deadly, electric chair, survival, violence, memory loss, supernatural, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.2
 1K
Scourge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ancient pestilence called The Scourge has been set free in a small town after being entombed in a church's masonry for a century and a half. As bodies rapidly pile up, nothing stands between the spawning Scourge and the rest of the town ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, offbeat
Plot: deadly creature, survival, mutant, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, violence spree, small town, parasite, bare midriff, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, abduction, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, isolation, confined, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Strange Invaders (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, ...
Style: serious, offbeat, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: evil alien, small town, space and aliens, small town life, alien encounter, journalism, danger, heroes, race against time, benign alien, gory, missing wife ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 2K
Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, isolation, danger, chaos, escapades, confined, radiation, nuclear, indoor, erotica, baseball bat ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Paranormal Incident (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The infamous Odenbrook Sanitarium closed after a mass suicide occurred within its walls. Sixty years later, six college students armed with cameras and recording equipment venture into the asylum to prove the existence of the paranormal. Thrills ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mental institution, survival, haunted house, danger, isolation, confined, haunted by the past, paranormal phenomena, found footage, blackout, night vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Northern Lights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
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, mind bending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, law enforcement, crimes, danger, romance, deadly, small town life, love affair, curses spells and rituals, small town, brother brother relationship, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, baltimore, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 830
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Rise of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the sleepy small town of Dudley, Ohio, a terrifying future awaits. Laura is almost raped by a normal lawyer who appears to have gone crazy. When her boyfriend, Jack Walther saves her by running him over with her car, the cops don't buy the ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: zombie, danger, isolation, small town, rivalry, deadly, crimes, supernatural, pregnancy, ghost, possession, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 5K
After (2012)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When two bus crash survivors awake to discover that they are the only people left in their small town, they must form an unlikely alliance in a race to unravel the truth behind their isolation. As strange events begin to unfold, they start to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns
Plot: mystery, coma, purgatory, crash, uncover truth, small town, confined, isolation, rivalry, danger, hospital, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 52K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Imagine the perfect American town... beautiful homes, manicured lawns, children playing safely in the streets. Now imagine never being able to leave. You have no communication with the outside world. You think you're going insane. You must be ...
Style: mind bending, tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful
Plot: small town, apocalypse, investigation, society, beast, small town life, danger, murder, confined, missing person, transformation, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.5
 10K
Enter Nowhere (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three strangers arrive one by one to a mysterious cabin in the middle of nowhere after enduring separate life-altering predicaments. Searching for a way out of the woods, frustrated, hungry and battling to stay warm they discover their mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, serious
Plot: time paradox, cabin in the woods, group of strangers, time travel, alternate reality, in the woods, survival, danger, teleportation, lost, isolation, stranger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 432
Project X (1968)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the vital memories are being suppressed, so the authorities use ...
Style: exciting, serious, psychological, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: spy, double agent, plague, escapades, undercover, deadly, race against time, memory loss, time travel, future dystopia, experiment gone awry, technology gone awry ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Ugly Swans (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France, Switzerland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the near future, writer Victor Banev gets himself on a UN commission to investigate what's going on in the remote town of Tashlinsk, where reports tell of a virus-created race of brainiac mutants. Banev's tween daughter Ira is enrolled ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: school, boarding school life, supernatural, rescue, politics, siblings relations, danger, prodigy, boarding school, isolation, science, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
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Disconnect (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A distraught college student finds a phone that enables her to talk to her deceased mother in the past. Instead of a heart attack, she learns that her mother was murdered. She tries to use the phone to stop the murder from occurring before the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, serious
Plot: murder, changing the past or future, uncover truth, race against time, danger, imaginary, crimes, hidden identity, mystery, female protagonist, family relations, college graduate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Metal Shifters (2011)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alien bacteria arrives on a meteorite and infects metal, animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: androids and robots, save the day, deadly, danger, small town, evil alien, heroes, imaginary, space and aliens, bar, fire, alien
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.0
 583
GhostWatcher (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Laura Kove is an agoraphobic young woman whose world turns upside down when she discovers that the apartment she's locked herself into is haunted. Turning to the internet for help, she enlists the aid of Elizabeth Dean, a scam artist who passes ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: mystery, woman in danger, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, ghost, impossible love, deadly, isolation, mind game, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, danger, small town, human host, supernatural, curse, showdown, standoff, evil, murder, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cloned: The Recreator Chronicles (2012)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of teenagers stumble upon a secret lab, they become part of a deadly experiment - The Recreator - evil human clones. Craig, Tracy and Derek come face to face with exact copies of themselves that have only one purpose; to find and kill ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, laboratory, experiment gone awry, isolation, danger, youth, confined, secret place, teenager, disorder, in the woods, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
House Hunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two families go to an open house and can't leave
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: captivity, survival, supernatural, confined, family in danger, rivalry, haunted house, deadly, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Circle of Eight (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger, crimes, mysterious character, riddles and clues, fear, supernatural, brutality, haunted house, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Skinwalker Ranch (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 2010 “Skinwalker Ranch” gained media attention after experiencing a wide range of unexplained phenomena. Reports ranged from UFO sightings to livestock mutilation, but maybe most notable was the disappearance of ranch owner Hoyt Miller’s ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, dark ...
Plot: investigation, danger, deadly creature, supernatural, missing child, ufo, countryside, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, village life, missing person, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010, year 2011
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 3K
Quintet (1979)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: During a future ice age, dying humanity occupies its remaining time by playing a board game called Quintet. For one small group, this obsession is not enough. They play the game with living pieces, and only the winner survives.
Style: psychological, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: ice age, danger, rivalry, isolation, future dystopia, survival, obsession, apocalypse, life is a bitch, society, chaos, glacier ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.0
 213
Terror Inside (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the smallest of Florida towns a lone well driller, Joe, works gathering geological samples for a university study. Unknowingly, Joe unearths more than just primordial muck from deep below the swamp. A strange oozing liquid, is absorbed into ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: virus, small town, save the world, danger, terrorism, deadly, geologist, diner, laboratory, swamp, murder, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 8K
Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, abduction, confined, missing person, crime, crimes, poker game, police detective, isolation, deadly, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%