Movies like The Shaft

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The Shaft (2001)
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The Shaft (2001)
Original name: Down
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After the elevators at a New York City skyscraper begin inexplicably malfunctioning, putting its passengers at risk, mechanic Mark Newman (James Marshall) and reporter Jennifer Evans (Naomi Watts) begin separate investigations. Newman gets resistance from superiors at his company, which manufactured the elevator, while additional elevator incidents cause several gruesome deaths. The police get involved and suspect that terrorists are responsible, but a far stranger explanation looms.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: elevator, deadly, mad scientist, investigation, supernatural, gory, mystery, psychopath, journalism, murder, danger, disorder, race against time, woman in danger, uncover truth, technology gone awry, secret, mechanic, reporter, crimes, pregnancy, heroes, terrorism, chases and races, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Shaft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, murder, gory and serial killer mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Shaft: Alien Lockdown (2004), The Lift (1983), Mimic: Sentinel (2003), Ticking Clock (2011), Headspace (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Alien Lockdown (2004)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an experiment to make the ultimate weapon goes wrong, a team of commandos is sent into a genetic research lab and end up getting stalked by a creature that looks a lot like the Predator
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly creature, race against time, danger, deadly, gory, mad scientist, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 6K
The Lift (1983)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, demonic ...
Plot: elevator, skyscraper, journalism, suffocation, conspiracy, isolation, technology gone awry, gory, chaos, danger, confined, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, amsterdam, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Mimic: Sentinel (2003)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man enclosed in a plastic bubble, his sister, and their best friend must defend an apartment complex from the mutant Judas Breed insects.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, police, supernatural, apocalypse, crimes, plague, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, danger, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Ticking Clock (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, journalism, deadly, media, crimes, race against time, chases and races, secret, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 4.6
 2K
Headspace (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, intelligence, gory, supernatural, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 2K
Living Hell (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a top secret Cold War military project an unstoppable, malignant organism who feeds on light and energy is unleashed threatening to destroy everything in it's path.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, heroic mission, survival, experiment gone awry, supernatural, rivalry, heroes, race against time, government agency, deadly, chases and races, plague ...
Time: contemporary, 1960s, year 1969, 60s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.5
 650
They Crawl (2001)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A computer whiz named 'Bean' is among several people found dead with strange striations, odd puncture wounds and missing internal organs. Bean's brother Ted teams up with detective Gina to get to the bottom of it. With the help of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, experiment gone awry, rivalry, track down, murder, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, plague, dangerous animal, mutant ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: rough, disturbing, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.6
 7K
Amsterdamned (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, mystery killer, psychopath, serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, mystery, danger, track down, unknown killer, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, frogman
Place: europe, amsterdam, holland, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Man's Best Friend (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A dog turns from man's best friend into man's worst nightmare as he attacks everything that moves.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer dog, mad scientist, chase, anti heroes, dog, dangerous animal, survival, gory, supernatural, danger, anti hero, laboratory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, apocalyptic
Plot: survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, supernatural, danger, psychopath, gory, murder, military officer, antichrist, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.3
 605
Hybrid (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's an experiment in human behavior. It's an exploration of the most natural of animal impulses. It's something new under the moon. And it bites. When security dispatcher Aaron Scates is blinded in an explosion, he's put in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wolfman, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, supernatural, danger, deadly, race against time, adventure, deadly creature, organ transplant, gory, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.8
 1K
Raptor (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dinosaur, survival, crimes, dangerous animal, rescue, deadly creature, heroes, danger, race against time, deadly, disorder, small town life ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.4
 790
Hallows Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trapped in an abandoned schoolhouse with an evil they helped create, but cannot defeat, the students are ill prepared for their last lesson...in terror!
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, gory, psychopath, supernatural ability, youth, danger, prank, crimes, isolation, power relations, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 583
GhostWatcher (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Laura Kove is an agoraphobic young woman whose world turns upside down when she discovers that the apartment she's locked herself into is haunted. Turning to the internet for help, she enlists the aid of Elizabeth Dean, a scam artist who passes ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: mystery, woman in danger, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, ghost, impossible love, deadly, isolation, mind game, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 322K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, ghost, danger, crimes, parents and children, uncover truth, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 854
Flying Virus (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a series of Amazonian Indian attacks on US owned petroleum installation in Brazil, both governments start a secret 'special program'. In fact colonel Ezekial's men use GM killer bees to eradicate the tribes. During an Indian ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, survival, heroic mission, bio weapon, deadly creature, save the day, chaos, rescue, deadly, escapades, journalism, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, brazil, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, danger, deadly, mysterious character, psychopath, pursuit, female protagonist, neighbor, woman in danger, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Hollow Man II (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhuman powers, invisibility, murder, police officer killed, violence, night vision, on the run, mad scientist, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.9
 779
13th Child (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, demon, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, mind game, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, journalism, stalking, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 901
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: slasher, experiment gone awry, supernatural, serial killer, confined, psychopath, survival, mystery, danger, deadly, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.4
 2K
The Attic (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emma has a strong aversion towards her family’s new house, especially the attic. After moving in, she becomes miserable and reclusive. The rest of her family also seems unhappy and unsettled. The situation escalates one day when Emma is in the ...
Style: psychological, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, attic, haunted house, family in danger, murder, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, woman in danger, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 973
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, mystery, crimes, danger, gory, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Alien Raiders (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, a grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But just before closing, a group of masked and armed to the teeth militants invades the store and take everyone hostage
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: evil alien, survival, battles, hostage, captivity, isolation, hostages, danger, investigation, small town, save the world, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, future
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, crimes, deadly, who done it, woman in danger, slasher, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, journalism, danger, psychopath, gory, curses spells and rituals, investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 8K
The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: macabre, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, uncover truth, man versus machine, crimes, deadly creature, danger, deadly, race against time, rescue, ghost, psychopath, technology gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%