Movies like The Descent

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The Descent (2005)
 7.2
 212K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, tense, twists and turns, serious, splatter, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, woman in danger, monster, trapped, expedition, vacation, friends, creature, claustrophobia, friendship, mutant, deadly, adventure, danger, deadly creature, survival, loss of daughter, darkness, gory violence, underground, confined, lost, death, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: appalachia

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Most similar movies to The Descent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about survival, danger, chase, gory, blood, death and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Descent: The Descent: Part 2 (2009), The Cave (2005), As Above, So Below (2014), The Ruins (2008), The Green Inferno (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, sole survivor, supernatural, deadly creature, claustrophobia, missing person, expedition, survival, rescue, survival horror, monster, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 5.1
 37K
The Cave (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania and, believing it to be an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species, they hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. While ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival, deadly creature, diver, danger, supernatural, parasite, mutation, adventure, deadly, confined, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: dark, suspenseful, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, supernatural, confined, archaeology, treasure hunt, ghost, escapades, claustrophobia, survival, death, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.9
 73K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, ruins, ancient mystery, gory, self sacrifice, friendship, tourist, survival, death, danger, mercy killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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The Green Inferno (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished.
Style: bloody, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, cannibal, torture, amazon rainforest, survival, violence, extreme violence, escape attempt, gory, cannibalism, confined, sadistic horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, chile, america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five backpackers, diving in a ruined underwater city, quickly learn they are not alone in the submerged caves.
Style: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: shark, underwater, shark attack, great white shark, cave, killer shark, diving, ruins, panic, survival horror, chase, fear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 24K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, pyramid, monster, archaeologist, archeological dig, survival, deadly creature, danger, egyptian mythology, tunnel, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 55K
Sanctum (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum, from executive producer James Cameron, follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cave, expedition, survival, danger, forces of nature, underground, deathtrap, adventure, panic, struggle for survival, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: papua new guinea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 58K
Dog Soldiers (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A squad of British soldiers on training in the lonesome Scottish wilderness find a wounded Special Forces captain and the remains of his team. As they encounter zoologist Megan, it turns out that werewolves are active in the region. They have to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, in the woods, soldier, survival, full moon, beast, gory, forest, wilderness, showdown, standoff, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, wales, scottish highlands, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 7K
Animal (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When plans for a weekend vacation hit a dead end, a group of close-knit friends find themselves stranded in unfamiliar territory, pursued by a menacing predator. Holed up in an isolated cabin, tensions mount as long-buried secrets are revealed. As ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, splatter
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, vacation, forest, survival, danger, deadly, deadly creature, supernatural, friends, isolation, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.8
 9K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: manhunt, woman in danger, survival, strong violent content, friends, confined, self defense, chase, island, communication problem, danger, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 72K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, graphic violence, zombie, plague, gory, chaos, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, deadly, tv reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 115K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, chase, gory, danger, disfigurement, massacre, manhunt, deadly, youth, trap, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 71K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, danger, isolation, ski resort, mountain, survival horror, youth, death, stranded, frostbite, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Lost Tribe (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: While navigating with his girlfriend Alexis and his partners and friends Chris and Tom and his girlfriend Anna to a close a Broadband Internet access business in Asia in the motor pleasure yacht of Joe, they rescue a wounded drowned man in shock. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, castaway, survival, deadly creature, danger, gory, friends, isolation, characters killed one by one, monsters, monster, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: scary, mind bending, surreal, suspenseful, odd ...
Plot: dark humor, creature, death, supernatural, deathtrap, monster, zombie, danger, cabin in the woods, fear, survival, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 81K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, bleak, suspenseful, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, fear, youth, gang, chase, murder, in the woods, sadism, weekend, camping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 3K
Stag Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the streets of NY.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, survival, tunnel, danger, deadly, friends, cannibal, subway tunnel, survival horror, murder, subway, dismemberment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, violence, photographer, butcher, psychopath, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, subway train, obsession, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The blood orchid - A rare flower that holds the secret of eternal life and a fortune to the pharmaceutical company that finds it. Led by a two-fisted soldier of fortune, a scientific expedition is sent deep into the jungles of Borneo to locate and ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: jungle, snake, adventure, dangerous animal, survival, animal horror, treasure hunt, expedition, danger, rescue, research, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, borneo, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 148K
Pandorum (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two crew members wake up on an abandoned spacecraft with no idea who they are, how long they've been asleep, or what their mission is. The two soon discover they're actually not alone – and the reality of their situation is more ...
Style: futuristic, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, spacecraft, isolation, survival, space and aliens, mutant, danger, mission, memory loss, post apocalypse, fear ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 62K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, gory, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, hostage, masked man, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 164K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, New Zealand, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demons, gory, supernatural, zombie, survival, demon, friendship, forest, blood, curses spells and rituals, isolation, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 73K
Underwater (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After an earthquake destroys their underwater station, six researchers must navigate two miles along the dangerous, unknown depths of the ocean floor to make it to safety in a race against time.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: underwater, giant monster, sea monster, giant creature, animal attack, fear, sea creature, earthquake, ocean, monster, creature, explorer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 76K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: suspense, rough, scary, disturbing, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, illness, survival, infected, danger, plague, forest, disease, gory, deadly, small town, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, violence, sexualized violence, sadism, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, danger, brutality, rape victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 120K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, slasher, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, ghost town, violence, small town, wax museum, traffic jam, group of friends, brutality, arson ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After surviving the incidents in Barrow, Alaska, Stella Olemaun relocates to Los Angeles, where she intentionally attracts the attention of the local vampire population in order to avenge the death of her husband, Eben.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, track down, deadly, chases and races, heroes, escapades, rivalry, imaginary, revenge, death of husband, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, alaska, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
In Darkness We Fall (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Group of Spanish friends on the tropical island holiday of a lifetime. Discovering a secret cave adds adventure. They enthusiastically go underground with their camera, but soon become hopelessly lost. Nail-biting tension in the tradition of recent ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cave, survival, danger, confined, isolation, friends, cannibalism, dehydration, eating human flesh, off the road, claustrophobia, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 20K
Leviathan (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, ocean, ship, survival, experiment gone awry, race against time, isolation, danger, rescue, mutant, suicide, shipwreck ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%