Movies like Exorcist: The Beginning

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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
 5.2
 34K
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 been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, suspense, stylized, surprise ending, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, gory, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, child in peril, catholic church, paganism, relic, supernatural horror, strong violent content, rivalry, profanity, human host, obsession, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt

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Most similar movies to Exorcist: The Beginning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, demon, curses spells and rituals, death and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Exorcist: The Beginning: The Exorcist (1973), The Rite (2011), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), The Omen (1976), The Nun (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: devil, priest, exorcism, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, middle east, iraq
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 6.0
 92K
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, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, supernatural, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, power relations, religions or cults, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
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100%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Fantasy, 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, religions or cults, gory, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2010, year 2013
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, iraq
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100%
 7.5
 109K
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, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
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53%
 5.3
 122K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, psychotronic, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, demon, priest, ghost, evil nun, nun, murder mystery, murder, spirit, nightmare, demonic possession ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, demons, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, evil force, religion, halloween, teenage girl, supernatural, mental illness, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
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100%
 5.8
 106K
End of Days (1999)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, good versus evil, apocalypse, supernatural, deal with the devil, heroic mission, danger, new year's eve, save the world, temptation, faith, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1999, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 42K
The Reaping (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, apocalypse, river, save the world, miraculous event, swamp, small town, occult, investigation, bible, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 136K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, group of strangers, danger, twists & turns, stranded, confined, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, exorcism, satanic cult, supernatural horror, religion, evil spirit, human sacrifice, satanic ritual, preacher, cheating, supernatural, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, california
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32%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy, new york ...
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31%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, clergy, antichrist, evil, loss of control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.7
 18K
The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: demonic possession, curse, ghost, supernatural, murder, deadly, investigation, serial killer, crimes, family in danger, gory, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, gory, curses spells and rituals, danger, tour guide, forest, surveillance, mysterious death, psychology, a vision ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, imaginary, danger, family problems, ghost, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Satanic Pandemonium (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sister Maria is known in the convent for her good works and charity, but, in the secret depths of her sexual fantasies, she is tormented by visions of another world - a world where her forbidden passions are allowed to run free. In this world Satan ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, sexy, rough, sexual ...
Plot: murder, nun, satanism, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem, religions or cults, gory, chaos, supernatural, escapades, danger, clergy ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 10K
Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They ...
Style: scary, psychological, gothic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, antichrist, mystery, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, devil, chosen one, reincarnation, serial killer, satanism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blackwater Valley Exorcism (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disturbed Isabelle is locked in a fierce battle with a vicious demon that's hell-bent on owning her soul
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, afterlife, battles, mentally unstable, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, clergy, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Hellraiser: Deader (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In London, after investigating crack addicted junkies for an article in her newspaper, Amy Klein watches a bizarre videotape where an underground group of youngsters in Bucharest apparently becoming zombies. Amy finds Marla dead with a puzzle cube ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, afterlife, uncover truth, strong violent content, crimes, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, escapades, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, romania, london, england, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, neo noir, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, investigation, danger, sect, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, leadership ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, california, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
[REC] 3: Genesis (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, demon, plague, gory, danger, chaos, deadly virus, survival, woman in danger, virus, religion and supernatural, wedding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 23K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, pyramid, found footage, monster, archeological dig, archaeologist, deadly creature, danger, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
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26%
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Grace: The Possession (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A unique horror film told from the first-person perspective of Grace - a naive, virginal college freshman trying to deal with campus culture and her outgoing roommate as an evil entity takes over her body and unleashes chaos.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, demon, college, exorcism, supernatural, youth, danger, curses spells and rituals, possession, teenage girl, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: danger, curses spells and rituals, small town, human host, supernatural, standoff, curse, evil, showdown, murder, deadly, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%
 2.9
 782
13th Child (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, demon, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 231K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, psychic, haunted house, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1976, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
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26%
 5.7
 6K
Witchboard (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Playing around with a Ouija board, a trio of friends succeeds in contacting the spirit of a young boy. Trouble begins when the evil spirit, Malfeitor, takes over one of their bodies.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, slasher, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, ghost, rivalry, axe, medium, possession, evil spirit, ouija, gory, obsession, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychosis, old house, mystery, attic, supernatural, family in danger, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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26%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%