Movies like The Exorcist

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The Exorcist (1973)
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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 her last hope: Father Damien Karras, a troubled priest who is struggling with his own faith.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological, tense, controversial, atmospheric, biblical, sexual ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, priest, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, demon, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, good versus evil, crisis of faith, brutality, losing-it hero, evil, danger, family relations, transformation, god or devil, girl, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq

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Most similar movies to The Exorcist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, curses spells and rituals, murder, deadly and demonic possession mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Exorcist: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Rite (2011), The Sentinel (1977), The Conjuring (2013), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, courtroom, priest, demons, evil force, curses spells and rituals, religion, halloween, teenage girl, christianity, supernatural, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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 91K
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, bleak, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, clergy, exorcism, church, vatican, supernatural, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, xian, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, mental institution, killing spree, priest, supernatural, gory, police investigation, exorcism, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, india, copenhagen denmark, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 9K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 444K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, gory, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
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100%
The Possession of Michael King (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The film tells the story of documentary filmmaker Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn’t believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the ...
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, dealing with death, demonic possession, satanic ritual, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, brutality, psychological torment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Morocco
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Turkish Exorcist (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Şeytan is a Turkish remake of the classic horror film The Exorcist. 12 year-old Gul becomes possessed by Satan after experimenting with a Ouija board. A troubled psychiatrist and an experienced exorcist become the girl's only hope for ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: exorcism, exorcist, demonic possession, child in peril, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, supernatural, youth, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 108K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
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, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: antichrist, devil, prophecy, priest, good versus evil, monk, apocalypse, murder, gory, supernatural, mystery, rottweiler ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 65K
Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, biblical, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Plot: miraculous event, religion, vatican, secrets, priest, danger, faith, investigation, conspiracy, supernatural, hopes, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy, new york, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, danger, supernatural, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Freeling family move in with Diane's mother in an effort to escape the trauma and aftermath of Carol Anne's abduction by the Beast. But the Beast is not to be put off so easily and appears in a ghostly apparition as the Reverend Kane, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted house, poltergeist, rescue, good versus evil, clergy, kidnapping, alternate dimension, shaman, supernatural, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: clergy, parents and children, family relations, church, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, supernatural, mind game, deadly, society, danger, losing-it hero ...
Place: st. louis missouri
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100%
Torture Chamber (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 13-year-old Jimmy Morgan is possessed by an evil too powerful to be exorcised by any religion. After escaping from a mental institution, Jimmy is back with a vengeance - and an army of children who follow his every murderous desire.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, serious
Plot: evil, reincarnation, supernatural, danger, mentally unstable, family in danger, religions or cults, clergy, exorcism, vengeance, hell, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, family problems, danger, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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100%
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Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty one year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill, for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: religions or cults, danger, supernatural, pregnancy, gory, supernatural ability, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, slasher, deadly, mentally unstable, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Catholic priest is sent to investigate reports of two virgin conceptions. One is about to give birth to the child of God and the other is the child of the Devil and he must decide which one is good and which one is evil before Satan's ...
Style: suspenseful, gothic, mind bending, scary, serious
Plot: good versus evil, pregnancy, investigation, apocalypse, religions or cults, rivalry, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, antichrist, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, fear, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare comes true, teenage life, back from the dead, teenager, high school, sleeping, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, priest, locust, possession, demonic possession, exorcism, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief), good versus evil, losing-it hero, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Damien: Omen II (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Since the sudden and highly suspicious death of his parents, 12-year-old Damien has been in the charge of his wealthy aunt and uncle (Lee Grant and William Holden). Widely feared to be the Antichrist, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: antichrist, devil, supernatural, good versus evil, coming of age, burned alive, occult, raven, 666, military academy, rivalry, orphan ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, devil, mind game, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, witch, dreams, deal with the devil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Chasing the Devil (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Patrick McCord doesn't accept the explanation of his sister's mysterious death as suicide, and instead teams up with a team of paranormal investigators to delve deeper into the inexplicable circumstances that surround what he believes to ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, danger, mysterious death, supernatural, deadly, evil, paranormal activity, professor, camera, characters killed one by one, fear, video camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 4K
Exorcismus (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Fifteen-year-old Emma Evans is like any other teenage girl; she thinks that her parents don´t understand her. She longs for independence and a life free of family ties and responsibilities and she is prepared to do anything to achieve it. But one ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious
Plot: supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, exorcism, imaginary, hypnosis, curses spells and rituals, satan, obsession, seance, family relations, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, gory, supernatural ability, deadly, parents and children, murder, danger, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 81K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Bannion senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution.
Style: gothic, scary, cult film, surreal, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, witch, lesbian subtext, dancer's life, serial murder, supernatural horror, boarding school, ballet, coven, killing off one by one, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 1K
Fear No Evil (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: High school student turns out to be personification of Lucifer. Two archangels in human form (as women) take him on.
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, reincarnation, supernatural, high school, satan, revenge, social misfits, afterlife, religions or cults, rivalry, supernatural ability, society ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The powers of good are pitted against the forces of evil as the Duc de Richelieu wrestles with the charming but deadly Satanist, Mocata, for the soul of his friend. Mocata has the knowledge and the power to summon the forces of darkness and, as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual sacrifice, black magic, satanism, occult, coven, curses spells and rituals, danger, psychopath, rivalry, giant spider, kidnapping ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s, 80s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film takes place in an undisclosed part of Florida, in which a priest is called upon to help exorcise Gail Bowers, who has come to be possessed by malevolent forces.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, possession, violence, exorcism, curse, priest, danger, good versus evil, salvation, demon, evil, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%