Movies like The Exorcist III

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The Exorcist III (1990)
 6.3
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The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased serial killer. It eventually leads him to a catatonic patient in a psychiatric hospital who has recently started to speak, claiming he is the The Gemini and detailing the murders, but bears a striking resemblance to Father Damien Karras.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, rough, tense, psychotronic, adaptation directed by original author ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, exorcism, priest, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, suspicion of murder, death penalty, missing person, police investigation, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, clergy, religions or cults, good versus evil, rivalry, anniversary, slasher, hospital, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, copenhagen denmark, india, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to The Exorcist III

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, blood, danger, gory, serial killer and crimes mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Exorcist III: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), The Rite (2011), The Unholy (1988), Alice Sweet Alice (1976), Resurrection (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, paganism, relic, exorcism, demonic possession, priest, gory, clergy, devil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949
Place: africa, kenya, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
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100%
 6.0
 83K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger, teachers and students, hospital, apprentice, exorcist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 1K
The Unholy (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: priest, demon, clergy, gory, protagonist as suspect, church, supernatural ability, legal investigation, uncover truth, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 318K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, clergy, exorcism, good versus evil, girl, losing-it hero, crisis of faith ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mystery killer, creep, psychopathic killer, gory, psychopath, investigation, mystery, burned alive, single parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 8K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, autopsy, knife, gore, brutality, violence, psychopath, priest, bible, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.9
 301
Legion (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This 'director's cut' of The Exorcist III was constructed by Shout! Factory and released in 2016. It is a cut of the film closer to author/director William Peter Blatty's original script, as studio Morgan Creek forced Blatty to ...
Plot: exorcism, mystery, priest, prison, demon, demonic possession, possession, exorcist
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, sadistic psychopath, unknown killer, human monster, bad guy, creep, slasher killer, mystery killer, slasher, stalking, murder, psychopath ...
Time: 40s, year 1946, 1940s
Place: arkansas, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, private detective, stalking, psychopath, urban legend, gory, obsession, mental institution, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, psychopath, severed head, dismemberment, decapitation, shotgun, sword, violence, police, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 958
Autopsy (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.
Style: rough, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, slasher killer, student, priest, danger, serial killer, investigation, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, curses spells and rituals, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.6
 1.2M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, investigation, crime, police investigation, killings, crimes, police, police detective, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.2
 63K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: surreal, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, psychopath, gory, ballet, perversion, audition, desire, child abuse, dancer, actress, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, revenge, dreams, gory, high school, serial killer, teenage life, danger, small town, nightmare comes true, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 4K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, serious, tense ...
Plot: nanny, hidden identity, mysterious character, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, gory, death, sacrifice, witches, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 2K
Absurd (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man has been driven insane by church-sanctioned scientific experimentation which also causes him to be nearly impossible to kill. He is pursued to America by a priest where he embarks upon a killing spree while the priest tries to hunt him down ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, psycho killer, monster, death, sadism, priest, cannibal, slasher, gory, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, crime, gory, investigation, family conflict, reporter, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, boarding school life, slasher, doctor, sleepwalking, chimpanzee, maniac, gory ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century, twentieth century
Place: europe, switzerland, alps, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.5
 415
Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, murderous pair, slasher, mystery, special agents, lovers on the run, mind game, stalking, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, mystery killer, knife murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, exorcism, church, crisis of faith, priest, faith, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, satan, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1947, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 211K
Saw II (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, mind game, gory, trap, antidote, heroin, sadism, drugs/alcohol, race against time, captivity, survival, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 5K
Dr. Giggles (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1957, Evan Rendell flees after his father is lynched for killing multiple patients in his effort to find a replacement heart for his ailing wife. After 35 years, Evan escapes from a mental institution and returns to town for revenge, killing off ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, gory, small town, mental institution, vengeance, obsessive quest, doctors and patients, crimes, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 250K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, high school, halloween, small town, who done it, masked killer, psychopath, danger, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 5K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, investigation, vengeance, supernatural ability, suburbs, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: 60s
Place: florida, miami, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%