Movies like The Exorcist

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The Exorcist (1973)
 8.1
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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, frightening, suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, macabre, biblical, rough ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, supernatural, priest, religion, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, brutality, demon, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, good versus evil, crisis of faith, supernatural horror, losing-it hero, evil, family relations, transformation, ouija board, god or devil, girl, occult ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, 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, suspense and serious films with plots about supernatural, demon, danger, demonic possession, death, murder and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Exorcist: The Rite (2011), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Sentinel (1977), The Conjuring (2013), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, tense ...
Plot: exorcism, clergy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, church, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, possessed girl, seminary, spirit, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
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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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, possession, priest, mental institution, catholic church, demonic possession, killing spree, supernatural, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, copenhagen, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, non-linear ...
Plot: devil, supernatural, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, religion, teenage girl, evil force, catholicism, halloween, death, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
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88%
 6.3
 10K
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, woman in danger, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, model, hell, investigation, crimes, secret society, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 491K
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, fear, family in danger, evil, paranormal activity, witch, seance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1968 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: occult, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, satanic ritual, supernatural, dealing with death, filmmaking, paranormal activity, brutality, fear, evil, skepticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, bleak, rough ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, supernatural ability, redemption, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, priest, investigation, secrets, conspiracy, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, moral dilemma, faith, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vatican, usa, brazil, pittsburgh, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, reincarnation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ 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: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: exorcist, demonic possession, exorcism, family relations, religions or cults, child in peril, losing-it hero, supernatural, supernatural ability, clergy, rivalry, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
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The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, murder, apocalypse, supernatural, mystery, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, england, europe, london, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, supernatural, murder, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, paranormal activity, family problems, parents and children, mystery, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 335K
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: stylized, dark fantasy, mind bending, gothic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, angel, demon, supernatural ability, hell, devil, god or devil, lucifer, psychic, exorcism, heaven and hell ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 203K
The Evil Dead (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a group of college students finds a mysterious book and recording in the old wilderness cabin they've rented for the weekend, they unwittingly unleash a demonic force from the surrounding forest.
Style: macabre, splatter, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil, zombie, monster, dark humor, strong violent content, extreme violence, survival, demonic possession, supernatural, supernatural horror, deadly creature, friends ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, tennessee, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, possession, locust, priest, demonic possession, exorcism, catholic church, pact with the devil, supernatural, nudity (full frontal - brief), good versus evil, religions or cults ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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22%
 5.2
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Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 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, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, clergy, family relations, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, church, uncover truth, supernatural, mind game, society, losing-it hero, rivalry ...
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, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Plot: evil, reincarnation, supernatural, family in danger, mentally unstable, clergy, religions or cults, exorcism, vengeance, hell, possession, castle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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 in danger, curses spells and rituals, family problems, paranormal phenomena, afterlife, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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100%
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, pregnancy, investigation, apocalypse, religions or cults, rivalry, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, priest, antichrist, clergy, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 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: scary, suspenseful, slasher, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, religions or cults, pregnancy, supernatural ability, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, demon, brutality, strong violent content, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
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, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, antichrist, 666, raven, supernatural, good versus evil, burned alive, coming of age, occult, blond boy, adoption, military academy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, israel
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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: slasher, scary, rough, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, fear, nightmare comes true, disfigurement, teenage life, back from the dead, murder, high school, sleeping, serial killer, trapped ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: ohio, usa
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50%
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Dabbe: The Possession (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Turkey
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Preparing for her wedding, Kübra gets possessed by unknown livings. To cure Kübra, a psychiatrist, Ebru, gets on way. Ebru is also an old friend of Kübra. Ebru would work together with an exorcist to save Kübra. Just when things seemed to be ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: priest, demon, death, good versus evil, catholic, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural horror, religions or cults, strong violent content ...
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100%
The Seventh Day (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: exorcism, demon, priest, supernatural ability, curse, good versus evil, deadly creature, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, paranormal, chase, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
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100%
The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a sense that something evil is taking over the family.
Style: macabre, suspense, suspenseful, scary, bleak ...
Plot: grief, supernatural horror, suicide, haunted house, brother sister relationship, paranormal activity, death of mother, priest, mysterious death, supernatural power, death of father, evil force ...
Place: texas
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100%
The Devil Inside (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, exorcism, demonic possession, possessed girl, death, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, supernatural, filmmaking, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1989, year 2009, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, vatican
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30%
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Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, supernatural, survival, demon, friendship, rain, brutality, forest, isolation, curses spells and rituals, rape, violence ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, supernatural ability, parents and children, murder, suburbs, vengeance, psychopath, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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28%
 3.2
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Holy Terror (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Believing their deceased son isn't at peace, Molly and Tom ask a medium to make contact. But after they invite a vengeful demon to cross over, the couple must enlist the help of a disgraced priest to attempt a dangerous exorcism.
Style: psychotronic, psychological, scary, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, demon, priest, sister, crisis of faith, medium, exorcist, dead son, deadly creature, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%