Movies like The Exorcist

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The Exorcist (1973)
 8.0
 328K
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, psychological, biblical, atmospheric, frightening, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, devil, religions or cults, girl, clergy, good versus evil, losing-it hero, crisis of faith, psychiatrist, god or devil, religion, family relations, transformation, brutality, violence, demons, danger, paranormal activity, evil, halloween ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c.

Most similar movies to The Exorcist

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, murder, demons, storytelling, blood and priest mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Exorcist: The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Stigmata (1999), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986), 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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, good versus evil, supernatural, courtroom drama, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 60K
Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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, psychological, scary, bleak, biblical ...
Plot: miraculous event, danger, vatican, supernatural, christian, faith, religion, hopes, woman in danger, demons, moral dilemma, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, possession, priest, demonic possession, exorcism, clergy, losing-it hero, pact with the devil, supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, priest, exorcism, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death penalty, suspicion of murder, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, virginia, copenhagen denmark, washington d.c., india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, surreal, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, high school, gory, back from the dead, teenager, fear, dreams, burned alive ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, poltergeist, rescue, afterlife, good versus evil, clergy, kidnapping, monster, supernatural, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, paganism, relic, exorcism, demonic possession, priest, gory, clergy, devil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 96K
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: devil, priest, prophecy, monk, good versus evil, murder, gory, mystery, death, supernatural ability, apocalypse, ambassador ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, rome italy, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 7.5
 389K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, danger, paranormal activity, witch, seance, exorcism, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1971, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, dark, demonic
Plot: supernatural, danger, dealing with death, curses spells and rituals, filmmaking, drugs/alcohol, paranormal activity, fear, evil, psychological torment, brutality, occult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 274K
Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: mind bending, stylized, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, demons, redemption, devil, heaven and hell, god or devil, psychic, immortality, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: exorcism, supernatural, priest, young girl, save the lady, satan, supernatural power, woman in danger, preacher, evil, devil, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, murder, paranormal, haunted, indian burial ground, mystery, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 240K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, haunted house, fear, hotel, survival, paranormal activity, danger, evil, insanity, supernatural, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 201K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, evil, suffering, insanity, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 8K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, model, demon, hell, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, italy, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA, Italy
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, haunted house, dysfunctional family, sex, evil, demon, exorcism, house, poltergeist, demonic possession, abusive father, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 85K
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: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, vatican, exorcism, teachers and students, seminary, power relations, supernatural ability, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Damien: Omen II (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: 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, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, devil, military academy, occult, raven, coming of age, burned alive, supernatural, danger, secret identity, prophecy, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 53K
The Omen (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A diplomatic couple adopts the son of the devil without knowing it. A remake of the classic horror film of the same name from 1976.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, harsh, serious ...
Plot: murder, prophecy, demon, supernatural ability, parents and children, catholicism, hospital, nanny, monk, church, ambassador, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, italy, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: scary, bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ambassador, fox hunt, demon, supernatural ability, good versus evil, gory, apocalypse, strong sexual content, clergy, supernatural, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, scotland, israel, london ...
⇓ 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: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, nightmare, evil, fear, murder, danger, gory, knife murder, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: demon, priest, clergy, gory, protagonist as suspect, supernatural ability, church, legal investigation, uncover truth, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: good versus evil, archaeologist, faith, church, priest, exorcism, crisis of faith, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, satan, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Prince of Darkness (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Style: scary, stylized, talky, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: church, apocalypse, good versus evil, priest, demon, dream, secret, secret society, time travel, obsession, satanic cult, artifact ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 119K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, toy comes to life, cult, danger, demonic possession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jon Porter returns to his hometown after the sudden and bizarre death of his mother. He hopes to leave as soon as the funeral is over but it's too late. The sinister forces that caused his sister's brutal murder 30 years ago are back. Jon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, priest, possession, haunted by the past, exorcism, murder, parents and children, teenager, hometown, homecoming, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 18K
Salem's Lot (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, murder, good versus evil, ghost, supernatural, mysterious character, house, hometown, return, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new england, usa, texas, england, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 66K
Suspiria (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 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, surreal, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: dancer's life, witch, coven, murder, mystery, boarding school, woman in danger, brutality, killing off one by one, student life, conspiracy, ballet ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: exorcism, clergy, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, demonic possession, vatican, evil, supernatural horror, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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