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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
 5.1
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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, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, child in peril, paganism, catholic church, relic, supernatural horror, rivalry, strong violent content, human host, obsession, crisis of faith, religion and supernatural, demon, religion, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1949, 40s
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, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, blood, demonic possession, deadly and curses spells and rituals mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Exorcist: The Beginning: The Exorcist (1973), Deliver Us from Evil (2014), The Rite (2011), The Reaping (2007), The Omen (2006). 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, frightening, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: exorcism, devil, supernatural, priest, religion, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, brutality, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york, middle east, asia ...
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80%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, priest, evil force, supernatural horror, cave, bible, partners, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
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100%
 6.0
 97K
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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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
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100%
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 5.6
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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, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, occult, swamp, apocalypse, river, save the world, miraculous event, curses spells and rituals, small town, sacrifice, religion, disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, egypt
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100%
 5.5
 59K
The Omen (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, intense, harsh ...
Plot: antichrist, prophecy, demon, murder, devil worship, church, parents and children, killer child, catholicism, loss of child, hospital, ambassador ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2006
Place: england, london, rome italy, europe, italy ...
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100%
 7.5
 116K
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 ...
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100%
 5.3
 136K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, priest, supernatural, demon, nun, evil nun, ghost, paranormal, murder mystery, murder, spirit, investigator ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, vatican, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 144K
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, scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, group of strangers, supernatural, mystery, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, stranded, police investigation, confined, supernatural horror, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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100%
 5.8
 110K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, supernatural, apocalypse, good versus evil, heroic mission, temptation, save the world, christianity, murder, atheist, church ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, 70s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, supernatural, religions or cults, clergy, antichrist, evil, psychological torment, catholicism, priest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, italy
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30%
 4.6
 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: curse, demonic possession, ghost, supernatural, murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, haunted house, hospital, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
⇓ 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, curses spells and rituals, forest, surveillance, mysterious death, psychology, tour guide, a vision, paranoia, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, boston, maryland
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28%
 4.8
 11K
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: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, antichrist, mystery, religions or cults, apocalypse, supernatural ability, devil, reincarnation, chosen one, serial killer, satanism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: possessed girl, afterlife, ghost, reincarnation, supernatural ability, supernatural, mentally unstable, battles, race against time, clergy, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychotronic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, supernatural power, paranormal activity, demon, psychic, supernatural, supernatural horror, ghost, evil, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, connecticut, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, frightening, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural horror, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, ghost, psychic, supernatural power, seance, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, sect, curses spells and rituals, leadership ...
Time: 90s, year 1982, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, mojave desert
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27%
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: sexy, scary, suspenseful, serious, sexual ...
Plot: murder, evil nun, satanism, nun, chaos, religions or cults, chaos and mayhem, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, escapades, clergy, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, good versus evil, uncover truth, supernatural, heroes, riddles and clues, curses spells and rituals, deadly creature, obsessive quest, crimes, mystery, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, romania, london, england, bucharest
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27%
 4.7
 51K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, uncover truth, woman in danger, death, twins, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, rabbi, revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
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26%
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[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, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, infection, plague, chaos, deadly virus, survival, woman in danger, virus, demon, religion and supernatural, wedding, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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26%
 4.6
 3K
Grace (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, stylized, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, demon, teenage girl, college, exorcism, supernatural, youth, curses spells and rituals, possession, grandmother granddaughter relationship, religious, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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26%
Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, apocalyptic
Plot: survival, investigation, experiment gone awry, psychopath, supernatural, murder, military officer, disaster, disorder, escapades, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: antarctica
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26%
 5.2
 13K
Incarnate (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An exorcist comes up against an evil from his past when he uses his skills to enter the mind of a nine year old boy.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, demon, supernatural, exorcism, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, possessed, scientist, ghost, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vatican, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.9
 856
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, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, escapades, crimes, devil, mental institution, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 60K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, supernatural horror, evil force, supernatural, ghost, artifact, paranormal activity, family relations, parents and children, ancient mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 7K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, ghost, rivalry, evil spirit, medium, possession, obsession, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, college, supernatural ability ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%