Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
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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
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The Conjuring
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
112 min.
 7.5
Oculus
Horror, Mystery
USA
104 min.
 6.5
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Most similar movies to Sinister

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, suspenseful and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, dialogue, death, demons, torture, brutality and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sinister: Insidious (2010), The Conjuring (2013), Oculus (2013), Annabelle (2014), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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System:   95%
    User:   93%
 
 6.8
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Insidious
Genre: Fantasy, 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%
 
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 7.5
 363K
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, contemporary, 21st century, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
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System:   75%
    User:   85%
 
 6.5
 101K
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, mirror, demons, supernatural, haunted house, insanity, plot twist, gory, danger, hallucination, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   87%
 
 5.4
 109K
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 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
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System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
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%
 
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:   41%
    User:   100%
 
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 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:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 6.2
 105K
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:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 7.0
 167K
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:   37%
    User:   36%
 
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:   36%
    User:   31%
 
 7.0
 67K
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:   35%
    User:   42%
 
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:   35%
    User:   37%
 
Movie in collections
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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:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   37%
 
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: suspense, dark, scary, bad ending, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, mysterious death, mystery, plot twist, autopsy, supernatural horror, demons, morgue, cult, severed tongue, witchcraft ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 6.4
 50K
The Collector
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, torture, brutality, gory, violence, masked man, trap, held captive, danger, extreme violence, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   50%
 
 6.2
 94K
Mirrors
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, family in danger, investigation, mirror, alternate reality, death, evil, hallucination, brutality, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
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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:   33%
    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:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 6.5
 75K
You're Next
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: gory, slasher, survival, murder, greed, violence, gore, serial killer, domestic disturbance, splatter, home invasion, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 6.5
 48K
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:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 5.9
 127K
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:   32%
    User:   26%
 
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 5.8
 97K
Gothika
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, hospital, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, investigation, psychiatrist, mental illness, insanity, twists & turns, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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:   30%
 
 7.4
 170K
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, paranormal investigation, demonic possession, ghost, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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:   36%
 
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:   32%
    User:   32%
 

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 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, atmospheric, serious ...
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
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System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
 56K
Candyman
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, gothic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, revenge, urban legend, slasher, supernatural, gory, belief, haunted by the past, investigation, cult, slavery, bee ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
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