Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
 6.8
 201K
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, surprise ending, tense, disturbing, sinister, frightening, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town, writer's life, paranormal activity, serial killer, obsession, death, massacre, hanging, drowning, bag over head, hanged man, power outage, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2011, year 2012, year 1986, year 1998 ...
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 suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, murder, ghost, death, haunted house and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sinister: The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), 1408 (2007), Oculus (2013), Deliver Us from Evil (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 406K
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, frightening, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, witch, seance, riddles and clues, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 258K
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghosts, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, nightmare, psychic, evil spirit, danger, paranormal activity, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 43K
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, brutal, frightening ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: twins, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, murder, murder of family, investigation, brother brother relationship, burned alive, boogeyman, hit by a car, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 244K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, haunted house, fear, ghost, survival, evil, paranormal activity, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 108K
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, good versus evil, partners, crimes, danger, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, macabre, bad ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, family, fear, nightmare, possession, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, panic, danger, couples, videotaping, handheld camera, invisibility, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.4
 127K
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, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, demonic possession, violence, paranormal activity, danger, toy comes to life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 301K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ 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, danger, mystery, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, twin sister, mother daughter relationship, coma, murder, sister sister relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 161K
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, psychologist, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: single mother, supernatural, violence, crime, death, female ghost, urban legend, danger, investigation, parents and children, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: year 1973
Place: los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 73K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, mental institution, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
8213: Gacy House (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of paranormal investigators enter the abandoned home of paedophile and serial killer John Gacy, hoping to find evidence of paranormal activity. Upon entering the house they set-up cameras throughout the abandoned house while going room to ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, danger, ghost, crime, frame up, deadly, supernatural, paranormal activity, murder, found footage, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: supernatural, haunted house, supernatural horror, family relations, nightmare comes true, deadly, family problems, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, parents and children, domestic disturbance, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 31K
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, psychiatrist, supernatural, mental illness, mentally unstable, family relations, family in danger, woman in danger, danger, deadly, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 45K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ouija board, curses spells and rituals, spiritualism, evil child, danger, fear, sister sister relationship, paranormal activity, characters killed one by one, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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The Amityville Haunting (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where the DeFeo family were murdered in the 1970s over 30 years earlier. Things start happening to anyone who visits this house, and whoever ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, family in danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, violence, mysterious death, fear, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 101K
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, scary, gothic, psycho film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 87K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, deadly, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, murder, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 16K
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, suspenseful, gothic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dollhouse, curse, demonic possession, supernatural, goth, slasher, murder, mental institution, intern, haunted by the past, imaginary, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, haunted by the past, dealing with death, murder, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, danger, deadly, crimes, curses spells and rituals, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 12K
The Canal (2014)
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, christmas, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, danger, family problems, couples, parents and children, family relations, legends and myths, youth, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 37K
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, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, supernatural, child murder, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, teenage life, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 132K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, gothic, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, ghosts, gory, murder, suicide, vengeance, mystery, curse, nurse, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: 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, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, mental institution, survival, gory, isolation, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 80K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: 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, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, supernatural, gory, doll, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, fear, isolation, psychotherapy, murder, child killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%