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, family in danger, attic, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town, writer's life, paranormal activity, serial killer, obsession, death, massacre, hanging, drowning, hanged man, bag over head, power outage, car set on fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012, 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 scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about danger, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, catastrophe and dialogue mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sinister: The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), Oculus (2013), 1408 (2007), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013). 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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, seance, witch, riddles and clues, investigation, fear ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, paranormal activity, danger, nightmare, fear, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, siblings relations, supernatural, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1955
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, frightening, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: twins, supernatural, haunted house, deadly, family in danger, danger, ghost, crime, crimes, murder, dysfunctional family, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, isolation, fear, ghost, survival, insanity, evil, paranormal activity, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, mind bending, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, nightmare, demon, possession, ghost, seance, heaven and hell, family, fear, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
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, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, crime, crimes, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, iraq
⇓ 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, suspenseful, gothic, 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 ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, handheld camera, psychic, danger, videotaping, couples, invisibility, demonic possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, los angeles, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, suspense, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
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%
 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 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, nightmare, twin sister, twin brother, teenage girl, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, murder, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: single mother, supernatural, violence, death, crime, female ghost, urban legend, danger, kidnapping, parents and children, investigation, family ...
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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, family in danger, danger, parents and children, domestic disturbance, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, family relations, nightmare comes true, family problems, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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, mental illness, supernatural, mentally unstable, family relations, forensics, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in danger, woman in danger ...
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, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ouija board, spiritualism, danger, evil child, sister sister relationship, fear, evil, paranormal activity, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, dark
Plot: serial killer, investigation, danger, ghost, found footage, supernatural, deadly, suburbs, mystery, crime, crimes, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ 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, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
⇓ 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, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, curse, dollhouse, supernatural, goth, slasher, murder, isolation, danger, family in danger, ghost, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 187K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, paranoia, death, friendship, chase, group of friends, fright, being followed, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: date night, teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, supernatural, child murder, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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, gory, murder, suicide, vengeance, mystery, ghosts, curse, nurse, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, supernatural, gory, doll, investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, ghost, murder, mental institution, danger, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, mystery, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974, year 1975
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, parallel world, demon, haunted house, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, ghost, investigation, imaginary, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
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, suspenseful, rough, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, invisibility, paranormal activity, witch, found footage, haunted house, terrorizing, danger, videotaping, evil force, couples, young people ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%