Movies like Cthulhu

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Cthulhu
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: uncover truth, religions or cults, small town, escapades, love and romance, society, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, ancient mystery, love affair, apocalypse, homecoming, homosexuality, 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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Bloodline
Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 8.1
Take Shelter
Drama, Horror, Thriller
USA
121 min.
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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 murder, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, society, danger and small town mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Cthulhu: Not Forgotten (2009), Cover (2007), Hollywood Vampyr (2002), Dark Honeymoon (2008), Jug Face (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Not Forgotten
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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, scary
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, small town, obsession, haunted by the past, missing child, little girl, abduction, strip club, crimes, danger, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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Cover
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, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: unsupportive spouse, hospital, church, crumbling marriage, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, society, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia
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System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
Hollywood Vampyr
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, obsession, college, supernatural, addiction, religions or cults, deadly, life is a bitch, doctor, lieutenant, cult, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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System:   82%
    User:   94%
 
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Dark Honeymoon
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: slasher, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, couples, serial killer, couple relations, danger, love and romance, child abuse, murder, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   76%
 
 5.2
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Jug Face
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, serious, scary, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, destiny, in the woods, arranged marriage, misogyny, pit, human sacrifice, incest, religions or cults, moonshine, pregnancy, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   66%
    User:   71%
 
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Nor'easter
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, psychological ...
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
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    User:   58%
 
 5.0
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Dark Tourist
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, obsession, crimes, small town, anti heroes, murder, transsexual, prostitute, friendship, deadly, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
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Uninvited
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Impaired by amnesia, Jeong-won (Shin-yang Park) can't remember his youth -- until he meets Yeon (Ji-hyun Jun), a psychic who may be able to uncover his past. After witnessing the horrific deaths of children, both share dreamlike visions of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, suburbs, dealing with death, domestic disturbance, afterlife, death in the family, family in danger, missing child, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
A Horrible Way to Die
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: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, on the run, small town, woman in danger, danger, deadly, violence spree, psychopath, chases and races, mind game, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
A Siren in the Dark
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
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System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
We Are What We Are
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, tense, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, gory, small town, death, crimes, secrets, family drama, splatter, doctors, police investigation, dysfunctional family, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 
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Strange Fruit
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, bar, interracial relations, mystery, coming out, murder, small town, countryside, racism, small town life, social decay, transvestism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
Shadow People
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, mystery, uncover truth, 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
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System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
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Dread
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mind game, obsession, college life, college, student life, filmmaking, nightmare, youth, social relations, manipulations, human nature, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
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System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
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Proxy
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: gory, life is a bitch, support group, solitude, bathtub, villainess, breasts, smoking, revenge, female masturbation, lesbian sex, liar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
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Inhale
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple goes to dangerous lengths to find a lung donor for their daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: obsessive quest, transplant, parents and children, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, doctor, family problems, race against time, moral dilemma, couple relations, rich and poor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Take Shelter
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, paranoia, dreams, insanity, schizophrenia, apocalypse, losing-it hero, psychology, sanity, character study, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
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Red
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, murder, dog, revenge, storytelling, lawyer, lone wolves, justice, guilt, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
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The Badge
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: small town, neo noir, investigation, crime, uncover truth, murder, mystery, political corruption, fighting the system, police investigation, election campaign, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Ben & Arthur
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, romance, siblings relations, religions or cults, gender, couples, family relations, clergy, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, hawaii, vermont
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System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
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Truth
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart, "Milk", "Judas Kiss", ...
Style: erotic, twists and turns, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, gays and lesbians, mentally unstable, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, borderline personality disorder, gay relationship, haunted by the past, captivity, danger, gender, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   34%
 
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The Insurgents
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, soldier, criminal heroes, politics, bomb, prostitute, revolution, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
Fine Dead Girls
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Croatia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Iva and Maria, a young lesbian pair, rent a favorable, nice dwelling in a less good area of Zagreb, Croatia. But unfortunately, included in the rent are the neighbors, the neighbors from hell. The curious landlady, foreigners flogging nationalists, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, gays and lesbians, woman in danger, injustice, crimes, danger, deadly, society, couples, family problems, gynecologist, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
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They're Watching Us
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, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mental institution, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, danger, deadly, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Girls Against Boys
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: battle of the sexes, vengeance, violence spree, crimes, rivalry, deadly, revenge, feminism, misandry, see through panties, mass murderer, redhead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
Conspiracy of Silence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, based on true events
Plot: clergy, church, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, suicide, religions or cults, fighting the system, society, gender, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
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System:   39%
    User:   42%
 
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Crash Site
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A vacationing couple's jeep crashes in an isolated location. They have to fight their way back to civilisation in spite of injuries and dangerous animals.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: dangerous animal, survival, in the woods, family in danger, danger, crumbling marriage, race against time, parents and children, cons and scams, family in crisis, isolation, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
Greystone Park
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, mental institution, danger, life is a bitch, haunted house, supernatural, mental illness, ghost story, doll, found footage, flickering light ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   38%
    User:   36%
 

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Bad Reputation
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school girl wrongly branded as the school slut embraces her 'bad reputation' and takes revenge on the kids who have made her life a living hell.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: school, juvenile delinquency, suburbs, vengeance, teenage love, high school life, crimes, deadly, rape and revenge, domineering mother, rape victim, public humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
YellowBrickRoad
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: obsessive quest, drugs/alcohol, gory, survival, obsession, danger, small town, escapades, imaginary, wilderness, haunted by the past, in the woods ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1940, 1940s, 2000s ...
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
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