Movies like Cthulhu

If you like "Cthulhu" you are looking for atmospheric, serious and suspenseful movies about / with small town, love affair, religions or cults, life is a bitch, love and romance, escapades and homecoming themes of Drama, Horror and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Cthulhu (2007)
 4.6
 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, love affair, religions or cults, life is a bitch, love and romance, escapades, homecoming, uncover truth, society, homosexual, death of mother, apocalypse, gender, ancient mystery, gays and lesbians, male homosexuality, gay, rape, ocean, cat, masturbation, beach, gay sex, tattoo, memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon

Most similar movies to Cthulhu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and scary films with plots about life is a bitch, danger, crimes, deadly, society, uncover truth and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Cthulhu: Holy Ghost People (2013), The Devil's Hand (2014), Hollywood Vampyr (2002), Not Forgotten (2009), Into the Lion's Den (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, tense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, rescue, drugs/alcohol, crimes, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, danger, society, church, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: uncover truth, missing person, supernatural, amish, religions or cults, society, woman in danger, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, village, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, addiction, obsession, life is a bitch, deadly, college, religions or cults, subculture, sexual content, graphic violence, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: scary, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful
Plot: abduction, little girl, strip club, danger, investigation, parents and children, uncover truth, life is a bitch, secret place, family relations, family problems, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: bar, racism, gender, crimes, on the road, destiny, murder, gay, erection, society, danger, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 227
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: psychological, realistic, serious, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: moral dilemma, missing child, clergy, religions or cults, small town, church, priest, brainwashing, danger, island, social relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 666
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: chaos, couples, on the road, couple relations, social differences, international crisis, danger, escapades, life is a bitch, global warming, distopia, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 455
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, realistic, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: couples, serial killer, crimes, love and romance, dangerous attraction, couple relations, slasher, danger, deadly, investigation, honeymoon, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 649
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 7K
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, mumblecore
Audience: teens
Plot: human sacrifice, pit, neglect, misogyny, incest, religions or cults, society, destiny, curses spells and rituals, deal with the devil, in the woods, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
YellowBrickRoad (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: survival, danger, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, wilderness, missing person, obsession, social relations, small town life, small town, urban legend, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, life is a bitch, listener, radio dj, paralysis, down on your luck, small town, dishonesty, viral video ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, year 2008
Place: usa, kentucky, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: addiction, redemption, danger, hopes, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, crimes, small town, drugs
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 381
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: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: diner, small town, hopes, unfulfillment, dull life, love and romance, working class, fall in love, love affair, bittersweet, introspection, waitress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 410
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, love affair, society, crimes, life is a bitch, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, gays and lesbians, male nudity, pubic hair
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, mystery, investigation, small town, gender bending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 543
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: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, couples, family problems, investigation, drug abuse, addiction, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, law enforcement, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 2.3
 8K
Ben & Arthur (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
Style: captivating, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: church, family relations, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, friends, religions or cults, romance, clergy, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont, hawaii, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 385
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 4K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, support group, solitude, gory, female killer, revenge, pregnancy, surprise attack, heist, bathtub, liar, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
They're Watching Us (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Norberto Lopez Amado's They're Watching Us is about a cop who becomes obsessed with a case. Juan (Carmelo Gomez) is ordered to head up an investigation concerning a businessman who has been missing for almost three years. The officer who ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, scary ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, family relations, supernatural, uncover truth, police detective, danger, law enforcement, ghost, deadly, mental institution, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Heart of Midnight (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, haunted by the past, family problems, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, female protagonist, rape, hallucination, battles, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 347
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: couples, love affair, danger, love and romance, dishonesty, betrayal, gory, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, manipulations, manipulation, destructive relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Last Kind Words (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 17-year old Eli moves with his family to the isolated farm of reclusive Waylon, a man whose dark past threatens to overtake him. Eli’s family works to restore the desolate fields, while he becomes fascinated with the forests. While on the farm, ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: teenage love, life is a bitch, youth, uncover truth, supernatural, farm, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, ghost story, ghost, slave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: mental institution, ghost, uncover truth, haunted house, danger, supernatural, mental illness, ghost story, profanity, life is a bitch, video camera, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, isolation, youth, deadly, confined, danger, supernatural ability, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mystery, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, drug abuse, obsession, murder, addiction, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: psychological, tense, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, life is a bitch, vengeance, missing person, mental illness, social relations, small town life, small town
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 6K
Inhale (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transplant, doctor, crimes, race against time, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, society, escapades, couple relations, family problems, street kid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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