Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
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, rough, suspense, tense, disturbing, surprise ending, sinister, frightening, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life, evil force, obsession, paranormal activity, investigation, serial killer, deadly, crimes, knife murder, demons, writers, mystery, videotaping, surprising revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, year 1998, year 1979, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to Sinister

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, danger, murder, catastrophe, death, storytelling and dialogue mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sinister: The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), Oculus (2013), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Mama (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring (2013)
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: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 40K
Sinister 2 (2015)
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, surprise ending, frightening, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, twins, supernatural, family in danger, crime, danger, deadly, ghost, crimes, murder, dysfunctional family, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.8
 241K
Insidious (2010)
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, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, fear, danger, coma, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, heaven and hell, possession, demon, ghost, nightmare, family, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 154K
Mama (2013)
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, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
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, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, curses spells and rituals, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2009 mezzo-mezzo supernatural horror purporting to be based on a true story in which a cancer-afflicted teen starts seeing things in the new Victorian house he and his family moved into.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, danger, police, barking dog, mother daughter relationship, beer, hallucination ...
Time: 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, mystery, danger, investigation, woman in danger, nightmare, twin brother, twin sister, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 42K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, ouija board, ouija, swimming pool, spiritualism, teenager, danger, imaginary, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
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, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 50K
The Collector (2009)
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 168K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, dangerous attraction, chase, death, friendship, paranoia, group of friends, being followed, fright, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 58K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 4.8
 15K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, demonic possession, dollhouse, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, stabbing, broken neck, murder of son, sibling relationship, danger, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, supernatural, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 128K
The Grudge (2004)
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, family curse, nurse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 95K
Mirrors (2008)
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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, family in danger, hallucination, evil, possession, investigation, medication, schizophrenia, uncover truth, store, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.9
 15K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, time loop, rescue, danger, youth, uncover truth, murder, seance, house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1983
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 29K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, fear, witch doctor, grave, forest, catholicism, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, child murder, kitchen, little boy, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 98K
Gothika (2003)
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: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence (2007)
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, legend, murder, ghost, doll, mystery, small town, funeral, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 168K
Orphan (2009)
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%