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: small town, small town life, guardian angel, sister sister relationship, destiny, mind game, isolation, remote control, writers, artificial intelligence, conspiracy, manipulation, diner, surveillance, captivity, confined, city life, dog, death, computer, farm, bank, stranger, divorced man, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles

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, deadly, confined, isolation, supernatural, mystery and murder mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Black River: Errors of the Human Body (2012), Bane (2008), Donovan's Echo (2011), Dark Reprieve (2008), 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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: genetic engineering, deadly virus, confined, laboratory, isolation, plague, race against time, human host, obsession, experimenting, workplace, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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 3.4
 591
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, slasher ...
Plot: alien, experiment, isolation, confined, survival, murder, violence, serial killer, torture, kidnapping, life is a bitch, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, obsession, mystery, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, nobody believes, loss of daughter, death in the family, a vision, mathematician, mental illness, subconscious ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 90s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.7
 417
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: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: prison, murder, captivity, confined, survival, memory loss, supernatural, stranger, violence, electric chair, fashion, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: dark, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, evil alien, heroes, space and aliens, adventure, time paradox, time loop, race against time, small town, disaster, single parent, rescue ...
Time: future
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, graphic violence, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: parasite, survival, deadly creature, mutant, mystery, supernatural, violence spree, small town, escapades, small town life, fire, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, cult film ...
Plot: space and aliens, evil alien, monster, alien invasion, alien, invasion, ufo, small town, alien encounter, small town life, journalism, benign alien ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 56K
Wayward Pines (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: 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, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: apocalypse, small town, small town life, beast, society, investigation, missing person, murder, confined, transformation, youth, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, isolation, rivalry, supernatural, crimes, small town, possession, survival, murder, violence, ghost, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: found footage, mental institution, supernatural, haunted house, survival, isolation, confined, haunted by the past, paranormal phenomena, ghost, supernatural power, night vision ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 890
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, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, surveillance, supernatural, alone, strong female presence, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 11K
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, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: time paradox, time travel, cabin in the woods, alternate reality, group of strangers, survival, forest, teleportation, lost, stranger, isolation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 534
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, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: spy, double agent, cyberpunk, exploitation, bio weapon, disorder, undercover, secret agents, government agency, escapades, heroes, race against time ...
Time: future, 22nd century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, mind bending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: romance, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, love affair, curses spells and rituals, small town, small town life, brother brother relationship, winter, snow, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alaska, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, crimes, confined, abduction, survival, murder, violence, kidnapped, kidnapping, female nudity, police, forced prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, mind bending ...
Plot: school, politics, rescue, supernatural, boarding school life, boarding school, prodigy, siblings relations, isolation, science, father daughter relationship, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 256
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, race against time, uncover truth, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, time travel, female protagonist, dishonesty, college graduate, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, supernatural, impossible love, serial killer, isolation, mind game, crimes, ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: curse, curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, small town, showdown, evil, murder, ghost, possession, religions or cults, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, save the day, small town, evil alien, alien, extraterrestrial, supernatural being, monster, space and aliens, heroes, fire, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
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After (2011)
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, psychotronic
Plot: coma, purgatory, mystery, crash, small town, isolation, confined, uncover truth, rivalry, hospital, post apocalypse, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cloning, laboratory, isolation, experiment gone awry, youth, confined, secret place, teenager, disorder, teenage life, forest, intruder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted house, captivity, survival, family in danger, confined, supernatural, rivalry, time loop, girl, strong violent content, uninhibited rivalry, real estate agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: mystery, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, mysterious character, riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, brutality, lesbian sex, trapped, locked in a room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.7
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Knock Knock 2 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the night before Halloween, four friends decided to go on a self made tour of famous Hollywood murders and celebrity haunted houses. The tour led them to a house known as 1666. They have been missing ever since.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, survival, supernatural, hollywood, confined, ghost, isolation, halloween, friends, legends and myths, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, isolation, murder, diner, hostage, crime gone awry, confined, rivalry, crimes, criminal, graphic violence, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.2
 252
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: swamp, virus, small town, save the world, terrorism, geologist, laboratory, murder, diner, university, small town life, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 2K
Iron Doors (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: survival, race against time, confined, captivity, isolation, heroes, losing-it hero, secret place, self discovery, supernatural power, unfulfillment, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.3
 864
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle.
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: quarantine, plague, dishonesty, epidemic, save the day, virus, rivalry, crimes, government conspiracy, disaster, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%