Movies like The Exorcist

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The Exorcist (1973)
 8.0
 350K
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, biblical, psychological, tense, controversial, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, exorcism, religion, demon, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, girl, demons, good versus evil, crisis of faith, losing-it hero, evil, danger, paranormal activity, family relations, transformation, ouija board, brutality, god or devil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, iraq, middle east, asia

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, murder, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession and deadly mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Exorcist: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Turkish Exorcist (1974), Stigmata (1999), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984). 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, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, religion, good versus evil, demons, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, bleak, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: demonic possession, exorcist, exorcism, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, religions or cults, family relations, supernatural ability, losing-it hero, supernatural, child in peril ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 63K
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: vatican, religion, miraculous event, secrets, danger, priest, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, faith, moral dilemma, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, pittsburgh, rome italy, new york
⇓ 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, tense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, mental institution, priest, killing spree, supernatural, death penalty, gory, police investigation, exorcism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1998, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, copenhagen denmark, virginia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, priest, demonic possession, possession, exorcism, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief), good versus evil, clergy, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, demonic possession, good versus evil, exorcism, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, gory, clergy, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, slasher, supernatural, fear, disfigurement, sleeping, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, teenager, high school, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 184K
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: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, woman in danger, deal with the devil, devil, demonic possession, supernatural, mystery, dreams, housewife ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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, demon, murder, supernatural, ghost, model, hell, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, inquisition, past, faith, adultery, losing-it hero, supernatural, ghost, disability, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ 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, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 424K
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, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, supernatural ability, deadly, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1947
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, scary, suspenseful, demonic ...
Plot: occult, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, dealing with death, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, psychological torment, evil, brutality, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 89K
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: clergy, church, vatican, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil, exorcism, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 103K
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, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: priest, devil, good versus evil, antichrist, monk, prophecy, apocalypse, murder, rottweiler, gory, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rough, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, good versus evil, ghost, rescue, clergy, kidnapping, poltergeist, supernatural horror, alternate dimension, shaman, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, macabre, psychotronic ...
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 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 1K
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, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: clergy, parents and children, family relations, church, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, mind game, supernatural, deadly, danger, society, supernatural ability ...
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Taking place years after The Haunting of Molly Hartley, who now, as an adult, has fallen under the possession of an evil spirit and must be exorcised by a fallen priest before the devil completely takes her.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural power, supernatural, priest, save the lady, satan, young girl, preacher, rite, clergy, woman in danger, evil ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, haunted house, demon, dysfunctional family, family relations, abusive father, demonic possession, possession, poltergeist, exorcism, house, child abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: satanism, occult, supernatural, satanist, deal with the devil, demon, ritual, cult, curses spells and rituals, danger, woman in danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, evil, family in danger, haunted by the past, ghost, family problems, mute or deaf, childhood trauma ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, bleak, suspense, serious
Plot: evil, reincarnation, supernatural, family in danger, mentally unstable, danger, clergy, religions or cults, exorcism, vengeance, castle, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.5
 519
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, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Plot: danger, supernatural, religions or cults, pregnancy, gory, woman in danger, slasher, curses spells and rituals, deadly, mentally unstable, demon, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, family problems, curses spells and rituals, danger, family in danger, dollhouse, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 6K
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, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.6
 6K
Satanic (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Four friends on their way to Coachella stop off in Los Angeles to tour true-crime occult sites, only to encounter a mysterious young runaway who puts them on a terrifying path to ultimate horror.
Style: suspense, disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: terror, occult, satanism, female nudity, evil, supernatural, murder, violence, sacrifice, brutality, demon, seance ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, danger, murder, supernatural ability, parents and children, deadly, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: gothic, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious
Plot: good versus evil, investigation, pregnancy, religions or cults, danger, rivalry, apocalypse, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, antichrist, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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