Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
 6.8
 208K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, hanged man, bag over head, power outage, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, 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 suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, death, ghost, haunted house, murder and weird mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller 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
 421K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, evil force, fear, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 45K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: twins, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, murder, investigation, brother brother relationship, burned alive, boogeyman, found footage, home movie, hit by a car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 266K
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, parallel world, parents and children, nightmare, evil spirit, psychic, afterlife, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 249K
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, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, fear, isolation, survival, evil, trapped, paranormal activity, insanity, supernatural, paranoia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 112K
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, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, crime, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, 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, macabre, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, nightmare, demon, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: 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: twin brother, supernatural, mystery, danger, investigation, nightmare, twin sister, murder, brother sister relationship, coma, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 133K
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, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, evil doll, ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, paranormal activity, sacrifice, violence, danger, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 310K
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, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 211K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, family in danger, riddles and clues, danger, ghost, single mother, paranormal investigation, demon, skeptic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1976, year 1977
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 75K
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, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, demonic possession, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, mental illness, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mentally unstable, witch doctor, family relations, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ 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, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, imaginary, family problems, danger, demon, ghost, psychic, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 37K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, 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, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, child murder, death threat, family in danger, haunted by the past, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 55K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, family in danger, danger, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, exorcism, ghost, artifact, family relations, ancient mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 164K
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, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.5
 46K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ouija board, curses spells and rituals, spiritualism, evil child, danger, fear, evil, paranormal activity, sister sister relationship, 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, scary, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, investigation, ghost, crimes, crime, deadly, frame up, supernatural, paranormal activity, murder, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 16K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, 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, suspense, enigmatic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, time loop, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, rescue, danger, ghosts, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1985, year 1983
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: ghost, danger, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, family in danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, violence, fear, mysterious death, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, couples, family relations, parents and children, family problems, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 17K
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: dollhouse, curse, demonic possession, supernatural, goth, slasher, murder, gory, intern, crimes, imaginary, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, usa, asia, chicago illinois, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 89K
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, investigation, deadly, family problems, small town, nun, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 13K
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, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
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 ⇓
28%
Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, paranormal, woman in danger, deadly, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, paranormal activity, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, mental institution, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance, evil spirit ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 136K
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, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, ghosts, suicide, vengeance, mystery, curse, family curse, attic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%