Movies like The Apparition

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The Apparition (2012)
 4.1
 19K
The Apparition (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly and Ben learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they run. Desperate, Kelly and Ben turn to a paranormal researcher, but even with his aid, it may already be too late to save themselves from the terrifying presence.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, atmospheric, mysterious, surprise ending, tragic ending
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, disappearance, paranormal, haunted by the past, pursuit, experiment, fear, experiment gone awry, haunted house, evil spirit, danger, domestic disturbance, pandora\'s box, couple relations, suburbs, survival, supernatural power, loss of loved one, demon, paranormal phenomena, research, paranoia, supernatural horror, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2010s, year 1973
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to The Apparition

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, haunted house, supernatural power, deadly and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Apparition: Amityville: The Awakening (2017), The Skeptic (2009), Dark House (2009), Poltergeist (2015), The Awakening (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mystery, haunted house, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, brother sister relationship, coma, mother daughter relationship, murder, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
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100%
 5.6
 4K
The Skeptic (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of his Aunt, a confirmed skeptic lawyer, Bryan Becket, dismisses reports that her house is haunted and moves in. Immediately occurrences begin he cannot explain. And beyond the occurrences there is something about the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, lawyer, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, danger, supernatural, afterlife, missing person, domestic disturbance, supernatural ability, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
 55K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, poltergeist, ghost, haunted house, family relations, child in peril, chaos and mayhem, human host, chaos, danger, family in danger, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 63K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, boarding school life, afterlife, boarding school, investigation, fear, haunted by the past, gothic horror, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, family problems, danger, imaginary, ghost, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
House of Fears (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The night before a local haunted house opens for Halloween, six friends sneak in for a few hours of fun. Soon after entering, they find themselves trapped inside with no way out.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, halloween, confined, ghost, survival, teenage life, danger, deadly, crimes, supernatural power, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. ...
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, confined, woman in danger, isolation, haunted house, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, in the woods, manipulations, dishonesty, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 169K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, gothic, frightening, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, haunted house, parents and children, redemption, secrets, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, nightmare comes true, ghost, family, fear, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, seance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, deadly, mental institution, danger, maze, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 145K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, ghosts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 28K
Pulse (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, computer virus, ghost, suicide, college, danger, deadly, college life, computers and web, graphic violence, fear, survival ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Closed for the Season (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, supernatural, theme park, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, amusement park, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.4
 786
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: According to local legend, the ghosts of tortured slaves still haunt New Orleans' Lalaurie House. For The St. Francisville Experiment, a paranormal researcher, a self-proclaimed psychic, a Louisiana historian, and a filmmaker were given digital ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, cons and scams, gory, deadly, danger, exorcism, mansion, one night, experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.3
 551
I Am ZoZo (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, paranormal, halloween, ouija board, spirit, curses spells and rituals, danger, buddies, island, death, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural horror, couple relations, adultery, woman in danger, infidelity, dishonesty, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 11K
Apartment 143 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light ...
Style: scary, serious, enigmatic, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, supernatural horror, investigation, psychic, demonic possession, levitation, father daughter relationship, doctor, apartment building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 57K
Commander (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, anthology ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, survival, danger, halloween, burglary, webcam, petty criminal, confined, deadly, drugs/alcohol, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 388
Purgatorio (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, danger, isolation, reincarnation, supernatural, woman in danger, loneliness, neighbor, paranormal activity, haunted house, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 280K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, evil spirit, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, danger, paranormal activity, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 3.5
 2K
The Chosen (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, danger, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, violence, death, child in peril, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 40K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, maggot, hallucination, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 951
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, danger, mystery, haunted house, riddles and clues, woman in danger, indoor, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, psychotronic, dark, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, paranormal phenomena, paranormal investigation, exorcism, psychic, supernatural power, paranormal activity, supernatural, ghost, evil, characters in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 2K
Dark House (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young man sets out on a trip that takes him to an abandoned mansion that holds the origins of his dark family legacy.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, deadly, on the road, danger, estate, escapades, supernatural ability, graphic violence, teenager, mansion
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.1
 314
House of Bad (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Yearning to break free from their sordid pasts, three sisters unite for a simple plan: steal enough drugs to set themselves up for a new life. But when the eldest sister Teig decides they're going to hide out in their old, abandoned family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: ghost, survival, starting over, family relations, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, supernatural, supernatural power, murder, haunted house, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, memory loss, exorcism, good versus evil, evil, prophecy, father daughter relationship, murder, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%