Movies like Prisoners

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Prisoners (2013)
 8.1
 605K
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, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric, tense, surprise ending, intense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, neo noir, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence, vengeance, maze, revenge, forensics, interrogation, priest, arrest, police officer, moral ambiguity, serial killer, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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 suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns and intense films with plots about murder, dialogue, twists & turns, death, investigation, secrets and crimes mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Prisoners: Mystic River (2003), Se7en (1995), Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014), Nightcrawler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 421K
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, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: vengeance, mystery, child abuse, police investigation, child molestation, death in the family, sexual abuse, loss of child, child rape, innocence lost, loss of daughter, neo noir ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.5M
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, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, neo noir, master criminal, police investigation, police detective, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.7
 469K
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, mystery, investigation, maniac, crime, paranoia, code, journalist, uncover truth, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.1
 864K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.9
 469K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, biting ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, twists & turns, journalist, morality, cynicism, graphic violence, obsession, ambition, neo-noir, satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.6
 251K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, neo noir, conspiracy, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.2
 276K
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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, gunfight, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ 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: surprise ending, twist ending, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, vigilantism, justice, fighting the system, murder, prison, perfect crime, mind game, injustice, intelligence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, strong female character, danger, crime, missing person, hacker, uncover truth, search, journalist, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, year 1966, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, scandinavia, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.1
 68K
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, violence, homeless, death, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, vigilante, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 240K
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, sentimental, heartbreaking, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, life is a bitch, disorder, serial killer, twists & turns, pedophile, corruption ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, India
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, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, memory loss, psychology, obsession, psychiatrist, mental illness, psychiatry, depression, violence against women, ex husband ex wife relationship, train, cheating wife ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.7
 208K
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, murder investigation, forest, rape, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
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, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, family problems, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 373K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, tough girl, cia, mercenary, drug cartel, special agents, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, drug smuggling, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.6
 22K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, police, interrogation, orphan, uncover truth, law enforcement, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.1M
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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: investigation, missing child, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, haunted by the past, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 124K
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: disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, private detective, crimes, violence, neo noir, danger, perversion, private investigator, s&m, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 54K
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, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 222K
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, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, investigation, maniac, cannibalism, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 144K
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, macabre, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 57K
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: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychic, psychology, police investigation, supernatural, fbi, murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, premonition ...
⇓ 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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, loner, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.2M
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, magic, secret, magical, teleportation, plot twist, magic trick, diary ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1890s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 82K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, fatal attraction, murder investigation, profiler, police investigation, fake identity, dangerous attraction, female agent, psychopath, strong female lead, twists & turns ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, montreal quebec, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, 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, psychopath, winter, crimes, escape, kidnapping, manhunt, rapist, pimp, hunting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%