Movies like The Day of the Beast

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The Day of the Beast (1995)
 7.3
 22K
The Day of the Beast (1995)
Original name: El día de la bestia
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around a Basque Roman Catholic priest dedicated to committing as many sins as possible (Angulo), a death metal salesman from Carabanchel (Segura), and the Italian host of a TV show on the occult (De Razza). These go on a literal "trip" through Christmas-time Madrid to hunt for and prevent the reincarnation of the Antichrist.
Style: surreal, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, macabre, funny, humorous, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, devil, black magic, murder, catholic priest, prophecy, heroic mission, save the world, sin, unlikely criminals, babies and infants, antichrist, surrealism, dark humor, heavy metal, burned alive, catastrophe, satire, christmas, clergy, murder of family, end of the world, serial killer, ghost, demon ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, europe, los angeles, usa, madrid

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Most similar movies to The Day of the Beast

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, humorous and weird films with plots about danger, murder, supernatural, deadly, violence, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Day of the Beast: Dying of Laughter (1999), Common Wealth (2000), End of Days (1999), Corpses Are Forever (2004), The Ferpect Crime (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dying of Laughter (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nino and Bruno are two comedians who reach the heights of success with their duo act, turning them into huge TV celebrities. However, the hate between them grows as fast, and as much, as their fame
Style: suspense, biting, cynical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: comedian, media satire, workplace situations, nightclub, friends, dark humor, rise to the top, actor's life, artists and showbiz, buddies, new year's eve, jail ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.2
 12K
Common Wealth (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: humorous, enigmatic, bleak, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: real estate agent, greed, stolen money, dark humor, neighbor, murder, crimes, dishonesty, fish out of water, conflict, conspiracy, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, tokyo, madrid, europe, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.8
 111K
End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, satanic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, supernatural, deal with the devil, good versus evil, apocalypse, heroic mission, disaster, female nudity, priest, christianity, church, temptation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1999, 70s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Corpses Are Forever (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: MALCOM GRANT, CIA operative has just woken up from a nightmare, only to find the Gates of Hell are open and the World is over-run with the living dead. To make matters worse, his terrifying dream is someone else's reality. With no ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, good versus evil, survival, chaos, apocalypse, chaos and mayhem, murder, soldier, military, contamination, plague ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Ferpect Crime (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A playboy has the tables turned on him when he finds himself being used as a plaything by an undesirable woman in this black comedy from Spain.
Style: humorous, surreal, funny, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, crimes, dark humor, sex, ambition, rivalry, character study, store, salesman, dangerous attraction, perfect crime, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, satanism, demon, murder, kidnapping, chase, autism, easter, strong female character, single parent, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jean Reno, Benoit Magimel and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy) star in the riveting action-packed sequel to Crimson Rivers. No one is safe when seemingly random killings emerge as a deadly pattern intended to usher ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, talky, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, who done it, investigation, murder mystery, lone hero, apocalypse, supernatural, dark hero, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jimmy Cuervo is a down-on-his-luck ex-con living in a polluted mining town on a reservation that would run him out of town if not for the remainder of his probation. With his time nearly finished, he plans to start a new life with his girlfriend ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: afterlife, superhero, goth, supernatural, redemption, rivalry, master villain, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, heroes, obsessive quest, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Witching & Bitching (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this heist film turned horror fest, director Álex de la Iglesia's love of mayhem is on full display as a gang of gold thieves lands in a coven of witches who are preparing for an ancient ritual -- and in need of a sacrifice.
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, satirical, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, witchcraft, heist, evil witch, crimes, mansion, giant, village, love, cult, sacrifice, runaway ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Holocaust 2000 (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An executive in charge of a nuclear power plant in the Mid-East must stop his son-- who turns out to be the Anti Christ -- from blowing it up.
Style: bleak, serious, scary, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, nuclear holocaust, save the world, good versus evil, parents and children, chaos, religions or cults, nightmare comes true, curses spells and rituals, family relations, antichrist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.2
 105K
Legion (2010)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When God loses faith in humankind, he sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. Humanity's only hope for survival lies in a group of strangers trapped in an out-of-the-way, desert diner with the Archangel Michael.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, apocalypse, good versus evil, save the world, survival, god, fallen angel, desert, religion, supernatural, heroes, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Save the Green Planet! (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A traumatized young man abducts Korean leaders, believing they're toxic reptilian aliens - a fifth column launching a takeover of beloved Earth. Stumped law enforcement geniuses half-seriously hire a disgraced, disheveled private detective with ...
Style: surreal, humorous, disturbing, absurd, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, dark humor, save the world, space and aliens, alien, investigation, brutality, delusion, frame up, heroes, intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Rapture-Palooza (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.
Style: funny, humorous, surreal, satirical, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, religion, good versus evil, devil, save the world, unlikely hero, dark humor, survival, satire, god, disorder, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 2K
Hellbenders (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An exorcism comedy which follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemous men of God, as they battle demonic forces too terrible to be cast out by traditional Vatican-approved methods.
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, clergy, escapades, save the world, heroes, church, demon, demon hunter, supernatural ability, rescue mission, fight, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bloody Mallory (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mallory is the head of an elite government-run strike force dedicated to combating the supernatural. Her team includes the drag queen Vena Cava, an explosives expert; a mute, pre-teen telepath capable of possessing others named Talking Tina; and an ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: female warrior, vampire, good versus evil, obsessive quest, femme fatale, chaos and mayhem, dangerous attraction, supernatural, supernatural ability, daring rescue, rivalry, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Omega Code (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this spiritual thriller, an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled as a secret code brings the world to the edge of Apocalypse. Gillen Lane (Casper Van Dien) is a expert on theology and mythology who has gained international fame as a ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, christian, religion, destiny, heroes, heroic mission, catastrophe, society, save the world, redemption, end of the world ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: rome italy, israel, new york, middle east, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 11K
Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, antichrist, mystery, curses spells and rituals, serial killer, devil, satanism, devil worship, religion, religions or cults, apocalypse, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 59K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: scary, bloody, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, vampire hunter, vampire slayer, vengeance, transformation, violence, chase, death, priest, female vampire, prostitute ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, slasher, macabre, suspenseful, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, small town, satire, found footage, dark humor, insanity, psychopath, journalism, virginity, dead teenager ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 1K
Chaw (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A black comedy about the events that are set into motion in a town after a man-eating boar goes on a rampage.
Style: semi serious, humorous, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: deadly creature, creature feature, mutant, escapades, track down, disorder, dark humor, heroes, chaos and mayhem, monster, dangerous animal, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Final Conflict (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Damien Thorn (Sam Neill) has helped rescue the world from a recession, appearing to be a benign corporate benefactor. When he then becomes U.S. Ambassador to England, Damien fulfills a terrifying biblical prophecy. He also faces his own potential ...
Style: macabre, scary, bloody, intense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antichrist, devil, supernatural, ambassador, rottweiler, omen, 666, villain played by lead actor, genocide, evil, priest, stabbed in the back ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, israel, england, scotland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 12K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, surprise ending, humorous, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, violence, murder, serial killer, trap, farmer, cult, supernatural, criminal heroes, psychopath, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 37K
Repo Man (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A down and out young punk gets a job working with a seasoned repo man, but what awaits him in his new career is a series of outlandish adventures revolving around aliens, the CIA, and a most wanted '64 Chevy.
Style: surreal, funny, philosophical, bleak, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, punk, surrealism, punk rocker, radioactivity, mad scientist, car, exploitation, ufo, teenager, cult, absurdism ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.8
 789
The Runestone (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Norse runestone is discovered in Western Pennsylvania. The prophecy upon it tells of the Norse great wolf Fenrir (Fenris), and that its release from the stone will bring about Ragnarok --- the end of the world. Archaeologist Sam Stewart and wife ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, exciting, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, supernatural, mutant, norse god, save the world, curses spells and rituals, apocalypse, heroes, chaos and mayhem, legends and myths, prophecy, supernatural power ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 5K
800 Bullets (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Julián Torralba is a former movie stuntman in Almeria, Spain. He and several of his colleagues, who once made a living in American Westerns shot in Spain, now are reduced to doing stunt shows for minuscule audiences on the decaying set built for ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, semi serious, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mischievous children, parents and children, crimes, stuntman, fight, cowboy, haunted by the past, death, violence, prostitute, rebellion, secret ...
Place: spain, texas, europe, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 54K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: dark fantasy, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, good versus evil, russian, witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, wizards, death, destiny, witchcraft, distopia ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1992, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mutant Action (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to ...
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surrealism, mutant, siamese twins, gang, kidnapping, hostage, spacecraft, rescue, leadership, woman in danger, physical appearance, ransom ...
Time: future
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 118K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, macabre, bleak ...
Plot: devil, prophecy, priest, supernatural, good versus evil, antichrist, evil child, religion, monk, murder, hospital, boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, rome italy, europe, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The monsters have made it into a small neighboring town in the middle of nowhere and the locals have to band with the survivors of the bar' slaughter to figure out how to survive.
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: survival, mythical creature, crimes, social relations, small town life, chaos and mayhem, supernatural, deadly creature, rescue, on the run, gang, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 17K
Vampire's Kiss (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his ...
Style: surreal, absurd, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, mental illness, insanity, supernatural, psychiatrist, hallucination, nightclub, cockroach, female vampire, character study, psychology, delusion ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%