Movies like Prisoners

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Prisoners (2013)
 8.1
 570K
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, surprise ending, intense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, child abduction, crime, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, brutality, neo noir, vigilante, revenge, desperation, graphic violence, maze, vengeance, interrogation, priest, arrest, police officer, moral ambiguity, serial killer, hostage, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston

Most similar movies to Prisoners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, psychological and tense films with plots about murder, investigation, death, crimes, police investigation, dialogue and corruption mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Prisoners: Se7en (1995), Mystic River (2003), Zodiac (2007), Gone Girl (2014), Nightcrawler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.4M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, torture, killings, crimes, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.9
 407K
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, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 431K
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, crime, paranoia, maniac, investigation, uncover truth, journalist, crimes, victim, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1970 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 818K
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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, investigation, femme fatale, twists & turns, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, murder mystery, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.8
 440K
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, biting, cynical ...
Plot: neo noir, sociopath, journalism, twists & turns, morality, satire, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, graphic violence, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, obsession, psychology, violence against women, psychiatrist, cheating wife, infidelity, mental illness, depression, train, psychiatry ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, london
⇓ 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, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.9
 29K
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, internet chat, little girl, psychology, skating, family in crisis, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 354K
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, atmospheric, intense, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, black ops, drug cartel, swat team, tough girl, u.s. mexico border, special agents, fbi, murder, mercenary, vigilantism, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.6
 243K
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: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 63K
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, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, homeless, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 215K
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, loneliness, arrest, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, suspicion, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 190K
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, snow, rape, forest, mountain, fbi, death, murder investigation, violence against women ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa, united states
⇓ 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, autopsy, crime scene, orphan, interrogation, police, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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: missing child, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, haunted by the past, uncover truth, fbi, life is a bitch, dishonesty, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 230K
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, missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, insanity, serial killer, life is a bitch, corruption, loss of son, desperation, twists & turns ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, clever ...
Plot: investigation, rape, sexual abuse, missing person, danger, crime, strong female character, crimes, search, uncover truth, partners, journalist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 1960s, 60s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 52K
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: twists and turns, bleak, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, maniac, fbi, murder, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 32K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, single mother, abduction, rescue, danger, track down, child in peril, strong female lead, little boy, determination, female protagonist, perseverance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 53K
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, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, serial killer, fbi, psychology, chase, supernatural, police investigation, brutality, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), shooting a police officer, prophet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 265K
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, neo noir, insomnia, murder, guilt, fbi, investigator, police corruption, small town, police detective, snow, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.1M
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, twists and turns, captivating, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, deception, secret, magical, magic, diary, stage magic, teleportation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: london, england, europe, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, crimes, escape, hunting, confession, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: pedophile, police investigation, kidnapping, missing child, child killer, police, uncover truth, haunted by the past, law enforcement, track down, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, sinister ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychological thriller, serial killer, dark past, father son relationship, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, teenage boy, sadism, murder, double life, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 125K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: missing person, missing child, social media, missing daughter, parents and children, presumed dead, search and rescue, teenage life, loneliness, internet, disappearance, single parent ...
Time: year 2017, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 140K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, businessman, crimes, secret, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 11K
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, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, investigation, serial killer, small town, kidnapping, missing child, cruelty, danger, parents and children, obsession, search, complex characters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%