Movies like Cthulhu

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Cthulhu (2007)
 4.7
 2K
Cthulhu (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Seattle history professor, drawn back to his estranged family on the Oregon coast to execute his late mother's estate, is reacquainted with his best friend from childhood, with whom he has a long-awaited tryst. Caught in an accelerating series of events, he discovers aspects of his father's New Age cult which take on a dangerous and apocalyptic significance.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: small town, uncover truth, religions or cults, homosexuality, escapades, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, ancient mystery, love affair, apocalypse, homecoming, cult, shower, gay kiss, pregnant from rape, male masturbation, pinball, store, dock, liquor store, alarm clock, male rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa

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Most similar movies to Cthulhu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and scary films with plots about danger, crimes, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, small town and society mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Cthulhu: Dark Honeymoon (2008), Hollywood Vampyr (2002), Holy Ghost People (2013), Not Forgotten (2009), The Devil's Hand (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
 419
Dark Honeymoon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: slasher, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, couples, serial killer, couple relations, danger, love and romance, razor blade, manipulation, stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hollywood Vampyr (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hollywood Vampyr is an expose of Los Angeles' gothic subculture as seen through the eyes of a young female vampire. The film focuses on FATAL (Nora Zimmett), a former heroin addict who, having embraced this dark lifestyle, decides to leave her ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, college, obsession, supernatural, addiction, religions or cults, deadly, life is a bitch, subculture, goth, hollywood, cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, church, danger, society, clergy, rescue, uncover truth, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary
Plot: abduction, strip club, little girl, investigation, uncover truth, kidnapping, soccer, small town, obsession, haunted by the past, missing child, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Devil's Hand (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Five young Amish girls accused of being Satan's children must fight for their lives when their devout community elders insist they be "cleansed" before turning 18.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, suspense
Plot: missing person, woman in danger, village, supernatural, religions or cults, crimes, danger, society, uncover truth, life is a bitch, social relations, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 9K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, small town, lone wolves, murder, crimes, rivalry, society, juvenile delinquency, pets, dealing with death, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.2
 6K
Jug Face (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The pit has spoken. Dawai, the potter of a backwoods community, has crafted a face on a ceramic jug of the person that the pit wants sacrificed. Ada, pregnant with her brother’s child, has seen her face on the jug and hides it in the woods, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: arranged marriage, misogyny, human sacrifice, incest, pit, moonshine, small town, neglect, curses spells and rituals, destiny, in the woods, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Girls Against Boys (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of bad experiences with men, Shae teams up with her co-worker, Lu, who has a simple, deadly way of dealing with the opposite sex.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: battle of the sexes, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, rivalry, deadly, revenge, mass murderer, see through panties, misandry, feminism, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Shadow People (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: mysterious character, small town, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, down on your luck, small town life, deadly, dishonesty, supernatural, listener, radio dj ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1979
Place: usa, cambodia, kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 188
Nor'easter (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their long-missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws of the natural world.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: clergy, church, moral dilemma, island, small town, missing child, religions or cults, society, social relations, brainwashing, pedophile, priest
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 3K
Proxy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. ...
Style: scary, serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: life is a bitch, gory, support group, solitude, bathtub, villainess, smoking, breasts, revenge, female masturbation, lesbian sex, liar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, small town, on the run, mind game, revenge, woman in danger, danger, deadly, violence spree, psychopath, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.7
 462
Cover (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: church, murder, support group, unsupportive spouse, hospital, crumbling marriage, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 2K
Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, confined, danger, deadly, family in danger, crimes, rivalry, psycho, villain, terror, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
All Mistakes Buried (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A lone, struggling addict takes on a dangerous underground criminal ring in his small Southern town to retrieve a stolen pendant he believes will save his marriage.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: obsessive quest, redemption, small town, addiction, crimes, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Greystone Park (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In October 2009, the filmmakers went into an abandoned psychiatric hospital to explore the 'haunted' institution, famous for its radical treatment of patients with mental illness. Electroshock, insulin therapy, and lobotomies were ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: ghost, mental institution, uncover truth, danger, life is a bitch, haunted house, supernatural, mental illness, found footage, hospital, doll, ghost story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Into the Lion's Den (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As the three out-of-towners toast the end of their journey, someone at the bar is watching them and setting a deadly trap. Now, as closing time draws near, a night of unspeakable horrors is about to begin. Jesse Archer (Violet Tendencies, Going Down ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: bar, erection, gays and lesbians, on the road, sexual relations, destiny, racism, crimes, gender, male underwear, sex, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, atmospheric
Plot: murder, ghost, haunted by the past, isolation, crimes, danger, deadly, digging, forest, afterlife, witness, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 5.7
 11K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, mind game, obsession, college life, college, student life, filmmaking, youth, social relations, manipulations, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Siren in the Dark (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Cameron, a Police Officer with psychic abilities, is called upon to interview an accused teen in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the teen's missing gay lover. His investigation immediately spirals into sordid tales of drug abuse, sexual ...
Style: serious, rough, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, supernatural ability, investigation, uncover truth, obsession, drug abuse, missing person, teenage life, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 378
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, deadly, friends, best friends, mentally unstable, downfall, breakup, crimes, life is a bitch, couples, knocked out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 625
Empty (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A suspenseful drama about a young couple on a road trip who get caught in the midst of a worldwide gas shortage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: on the road, survival, couple relations, chaos, couples, unlikely couple, social differences, chaos and mayhem, danger, escapades, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rosewood Lane (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Radio talk show therapist Sonny Blake (Rose McGowan) moves back to her childhood home on seemingly idyllic Rosewood Lane after her alcoholic father dies. But upon arrival in the old neighborhood, Sonny discovers her neighbors are terrified of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: stalking, suburbs, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly, missing person, radio show, crimes, media
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Remaining (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of close-knit friends assemble for the marriage of Skylar and Dan, they have no idea they will witness The Rapture and face a series of catastrophic events turning the celebration into a life-or-death struggle.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, christian film
Plot: apocalypse, chaos, wedding, survival, danger, supernatural, chaos and mayhem, destiny, forces of nature, religions or cults, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 361
The Off Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: You're awake when everyone else is asleep. You're standing still as traffic is whipping by at 70mph. You see dusk and dawn everyday because they happen on your way to a time clock and then to a bed. Your off hours are spent trying to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sincere
Plot: small town, dull life, unfulfillment, introspection, fall in love, love affair, working class, hopes, love and romance, society, waitress, truck driver
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.2
 362
Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, farm, investigation, captivity, small town, kidnapping, missing person, confined, crimes, danger, missing child, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Ghost and the Whale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A man, Joseph, loses his wife at sea, then spirals deep into a world of confusion. The wife's brothers' need revenge! Joseph tries to tell anyone who will listen that a whale killed his beautiful Annabel Lee, but even he doesn't quite ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: uncover truth, mental illness, small town, social relations, vengeance, false accusation, missing person, small town life, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 5K
House (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trying to recover from the nearly marriage-breaking stress following the death of their child, Jack (Reynaldo Rosales) and Stephanie (Heidi Dippold) spontaneously take off on a road trip. But when their car breaks down in a remote area, they find ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: domestic disturbance, survival, supernatural, haunted house, confined, danger, race against time, psychopath, chases and races, deadly, family problems, ultimatum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, gothic, tense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, creek, bone, religious, storm, funeral, dog, prayer, gory, small town, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.0
 455
House of Usher (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Victor Reynolds arrives at the notorious House of Usher, whereupon he is greeted by old acquaintances Roderick and Madeline Usher and their servant, Markus. As Victor uncovers more about the history of the house and the disappearances of those that ...
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: estate, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, man in underwear, male in bathtub, bisexual man, dead bird, old friends, man wearing a towel, trenchcoat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%