Movies like Prisoners

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Prisoners (2013)
 8.1
 733K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, surprise ending, neo noir, tense, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, revenge, police investigation, torture, vigilantism, brutality, serial killer, police, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, vigilante, obsession, disappearance, child abduction, suspense, morality, desperation, dog, sociopath, graphic violence, moral ambiguity, murder, complex characters ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston

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Most similar movies to Prisoners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, clever, tense and intense films with plots about suspense, twists and turns, storytelling, murder, dialogue, secrets and corruption mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Prisoners: Mystic River (2003), Se7en (1995), Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014), Gone Baby Gone (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 464K
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, depressing, emotional, twist ending, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, loss of child, murder, suspense, sexual abuse, childhood, murder mystery, investigation, police investigation, child abuse, death in the family, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.6
 1.7M
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, disturbing, scary, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, psychopath, police, psychology, insanity, police investigation, murder, suspense, killings, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.7
 554K
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: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, journalism, suspense, maniac, paranoia, killings, police, uncover truth, mind game ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 998K
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, clever, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, suspense, missing person, investigation, infidelity, murder mystery, marriage, manipulation, psychology, adultery, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2012, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 7.6
 278K
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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, twists and turns, police investigation, kidnapped child, missing child, suspense, moral dilemma, tragic event, disappearance, child abuse ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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, rough, clever, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, investigation, rape, hacker, missing person, sexual abuse, twists and turns, strong female character, murder mystery, vengeance, uncover truth, journalist ...
Time: year 1966, 2010s, year 2011, 60s, 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 300K
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, neo noir, psychological, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, small town, murder, investigation, character study, investigator, police, suspense, police corruption, snow, guilt, murderer ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: harsh, captivating, gloomy, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: motorcycle, bank robbery, haunted by the past, corruption, money problems, loner, death, destiny, criminal, heist, father son relationship, parenthood ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 34K
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: kidnapping, suspense, police investigation, missing child, child abuse, psychology, winter, little girl, investigation, flashback, snow, missing person ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, dark ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, murder, suspense, psychology, cannibalism, kidnapping, murder investigation, mind game, brutality, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, memphis, baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.8
 62K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, twists and turns, child murder investigation, murder mystery, small town, suspense, obsession, promise, psychology, child murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, clever, twist ending, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder of daughter, vengeance, missing child, murder, twists and turns, kidnapping, revenge, fbi, obsession, justice, murder mystery ...
Time: year 2002, 21st century
Place: los angeles, argentina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.2
 1.3M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, confusing, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: twists and turns, investigation, mental illness, insanity, suspense, plot twist, psychology, paranoia, psychiatrist, mental institution, memory, isolation ...
Time: year 1954, 1940s, year 1945, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.8
 68K
The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: disturbing, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, suspense, police investigation, race against time, investigation, interrogation, brutality, murder, revenge, missing person, violent ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 54K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: twist ending, tense, rough, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: train, murder, travel, suspense, murder mystery, drugs, snow, twists and turns, death, couples, winter, train travel ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia, china, moscow russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, clever, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, prison, justice, investigation, vigilantism, suspense, master criminal, fighting the system, lawyer, murder, mind game, death ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 206K
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: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: adult
Plot: insanity, twists and turns, obsession, murder, losing-it hero, paranoia, a vision, uncover truth, escape from reality, investigation, plot twist, psychology ...
Place: los angeles, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.1
 75K
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: dark, neo noir, intense, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, death, vigilantism, vigilante, suspense, car, violence, murder, brutality, violent, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 561K
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: neo noir, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: suspense, character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, obsession, journalist, morality, psychopath, ethics, home invasion, graphic violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: private detective, serial killer, murder, kidnapping, suspense, drug dealer, murder of wife, investigation, violence, mafia, redemption, strong violent content ...
Time: 20th century, year 1999, year 1991, 90s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 259K
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, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, missing child, fighting the system, court, missing person, uncover truth, police corruption, disorder, life is a bitch, child murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, year 1935, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, canada, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 8.5
 1.3M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, clever, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: twists and turns, obsession, magic, plot twist, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, deception, magic trick, illusionist, illusion, secrets, secret ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, future, 20th century ...
Place: london, colorado, los angeles, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.2
 92K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, twists and turns, murder investigation, dangerous attraction, strong female lead, fatal attraction, murder mystery, tough girl, suspense, psychopath, police investigation, female agent ...
Time: 2000s, 80s, year 2004, year 1983, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 52K
I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, home invasion, infidelity, serial killer, disappearance, dysfunctional family, murder, suspense, search party, investigation, husband wife relationship, small town ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 239K
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: suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, voyeurism, house arrest, paranoia, suspense, murder, loneliness, investigation, death, arrest, teenager ...
Time: year 2007, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 440K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: realistic, enigmatic, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, suspense, swat team, drug cartel, revenge, black ops, fbi agent, drug smuggling, organized crime, fbi, crime boss, u.s. mexico border ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 136K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, private investigator, private detective, suspense, obsession, revenge, murder, serial killer, sexual abuse, violent, vengeance, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new york, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police investigation, demon, police detective, genetics, twists and turns, suspense, police officer, murder mystery, ritual ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 65K
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, psychological, intense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: serial killer, suspense, psychic, investigation, twists and turns, police investigation, psychology, supernatural, plot twist, euthanasia, seeing the future, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 162K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: suspense, revenge, twists and turns, bullying, secrets, gift, obsession, stalker, husband wife relationship, psychopath, manipulation, surveillance ...
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%