Movies like Prisoners

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Prisoners (2013)
 8.1
 536K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, tense, intense, realistic, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, missing child, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante, revenge, desperation, forensics, vengeance, interrogation, priest, arrest, moral ambiguity, serial killer, hostage, beating, animal cruelty, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston

Most similar movies to Prisoners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and psychological films with plots about investigation, twists & turns, murder, crimes, dialogue, secrets and brutality mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Prisoners: Se7en (1995), Mystic River (2003), Zodiac (2007), Nightcrawler (2014), Gone Girl (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, police detective, killings, psychology, torture, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.9
 395K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, child abuse, police investigation, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 70s, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 401K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, victim, paranoia, crimes, mystery, mind game, maniac ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1978 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 413K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 775K
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, surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, mystery, police investigation, femme fatale, investigation, manipulation, disappearance, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.6
 335K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: fbi, moral dilemma, tough girl, black ops, drug cartel, mercenary, u.s. mexico border, special agents, revenge, torture, swat team, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, law enforcement, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, serious, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, danger, sexual abuse, missing person, crime, search, crimes, partners, journalist, uncover truth, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting, twist ending ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, justice, vigilantism, murder, prison, crime, death, master criminal, mind game, crimes, district attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 237K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, conspiracy, missing child, peril, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, winter, psychopath, kidnapping, pimp, escape, crimes, hunting, drug overdose, confession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 60K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, violence, death, life turned upside down, disorder, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 185K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, forest, fbi, mountain, death, violence against women, finding a dead body ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, interrogation, autopsy, police, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 50K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, serious, twists and turns, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, obsession, violence against women, psychology, depression, psychiatrist, cheating wife, mental illness, infidelity, train, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 50K
Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, serial killer, supernatural, fbi, police investigation, psychology, brutality, chase, hospital, prophet, shooting a police officer, crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 209K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, voyeurism, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 225K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, tense, sentimental, heartbreaking, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, fighting the system, missing person, uncover truth, insanity, police, corruption, life is a bitch, desperation, loss of son, trial ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, canada, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, tense, mysterious ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, fbi, dishonesty, life is a bitch, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 256K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, tense, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, insomnia, murder, guilt, fbi, police corruption, small town, police detective, investigator, snow, blackmail, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 40K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, haunted by the past, crimes, woman in danger, danger, track down, police investigation, vigilante, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, missing child, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, child killer, danger, track down, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 37K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, mysterious character, abduction, uncover truth, track down, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 138K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, police investigation, businessman, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 16K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, kidnapping, sex slavery, child molestation, missing child, forced prostitution, sex slave, slavery, track down, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, new jersey, poland, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 5K
I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: disappearance, investigation, serial killer, small town, kidnapping, cruelty, danger, missing child, parents and children, obsession, complex characters, arrest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 51K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, pimp, violence, prostitute, psychopath, police investigation, disappearance, search, race against time, interrogation, woman in danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 81K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, disturbing, brutal ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, nuclear threat, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, race against time, torture, interrogation, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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