Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
 6.8
 189K
Sinister
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, surprise ending, frightening, tense, disturbing, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, serial killer, obsession, investigation, demons, writers, mystery, filmed killing, children, crime, blood, attic, police investigation, danger, small town, family drama, ghosts, deadly, family, ghost, gory, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1998, year 1979, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri

Most similar movies to Sinister

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about supernatural, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, mentor, death and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sinister: Insidious (2010), The Conjuring (2013), Oculus (2013), Mama (2013), Annabelle (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.3
 38K
Sinister 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, twins, family in danger, dysfunctional family, ghosts, crime, danger, demons, investigation, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   93%
 
 6.8
 241K
Insidious
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, supernatural, demons, family in danger, evil spirit, afterlife, alternate reality, parents and children, children, blood, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   81%
 
 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring
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: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, riddles and clues, investigation, death, witch, haunted by the past, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   85%
 
 6.5
 102K
Oculus
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, demons, mirror, supernatural, haunted house, insanity, plot twist, gory, danger, hallucination, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   87%
 
 6.2
 154K
Mama
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, evil doll, toy comes to life, cult, violence, ghost, haunted house, death, sacrifice, gory, parenthood, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   83%
 
Insidious: Chapter 3
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, serious, frightening, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, ghosts, demons, afterlife, family in danger, family drama, danger, single father, family, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   80%
 
Deliver Us from Evil
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, good versus evil, supernatural, partners, curses spells and rituals, gory, crime, priest, crimes, danger, religions or cults, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   100%
 
Insidious: Chapter 2
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, serious, frightening, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family, serial killer, parents and children, ghosts, hospital, investigation, afterlife, demons, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostages, serial killer, slasher, murder, isolation, home invasion, psychological thriller, violence, torture, brutality, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   43%
 
 6.2
 69K
Case 39
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, supernatural, adoption, woman in danger, uncover truth, murder, danger, demons, child abuse, evil child, mysterious character, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 6.0
 64K
The Boy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, murder, violence, plot twist, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, mystery, brutality, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
Paranormal Activity
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, surveillance, danger, couples, family, fear, videotaping, desperation, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
 7.0
 168K
Orphan
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, manipulation, family in danger, murder, psychology, secrets, family problems, supernatural, parenthood, psychiatrist, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 7.0
 68K
Stir of Echoes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, ghost, hypnosis, ghosts, supernatural ability, psychic, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 5.9
 128K
The Grudge
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, gothic, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, gory, vengeance, murder, ghost, mystery, suicide, family curse, hospital, death, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   27%
 
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, ghosts, hospital, parents and children, farm, family, siblings relations, mystery, sunflower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
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 4.8
 15K
The Grudge 3
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, murder, ghost, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, male nudity, splatter, hospital, danger, family, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   100%
 
The Amityville Horror
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
 5.9
 12K
The Canal
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, sex, cheating, murder, infidelity, violence, adultery, ghost, police investigation, psychology, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   37%
 
Burnt Offerings
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, obsession, ghost, blood, death, losing-it hero, mystery, demons, supernatural ability, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
 7.4
 174K
The Conjuring 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, transformation, demons, ghosts, danger, single mother, family, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   32%
 
The Taking of Deborah Logan
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, investigation, supernatural, demons, surveillance, insanity, memory loss, surveillance footage, transformation, hospital, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
 19K
Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, mystery, supernatural, ghost, survival, underwater, ghosts, rescue, gory, wartime, paranoia, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
As Above, So Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gory, supernatural, mythology, ancient mystery, uncover truth, death, found footage, confined, escapades, survival, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
The Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, photographer, violence, cannibalism, murder, monster, obsession, splatter, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 5.9
 14K
The Dark Half
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, book, supernatural, alter ego, family, ghost, adaptation, supernatural ability, writers, splatter, mentor, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   33%
 
 6.5
 49K
Session 9
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, supernatural, murder, mental institution, haunted house, ghost, insanity, mentally unstable, lobotomy, demons, serial killer, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
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