Movies like Sinister

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Sinister (2012)
 6.8
 248K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough, sinister, macabre, dark, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence, writer's life, attic, occult, videotaping, surprising revelation, small town, found footage, serial killer, children, writers, brutality, demon, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012, year 1979, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, 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 ghost, danger, supernatural, demon, catastrophe, storytelling and death mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sinister: The Conjuring (2013), Insidious (2010), The Ring (2002), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Dead Silence (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 55K
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, brutal, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, burned alive, investigation, nightmare, evil child, deputy, found footage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
 498K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 305K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, paranormal activity, evil spirit, nightmare, afterlife, parallel world, ghost, fear, nightmare comes true, psychic, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 346K
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, curse, death, race against time, female protagonist, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, family, fear, child in peril, serial killer, psychic, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 94K
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, twist ending, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, supernatural, ventriloquist, murder, small town, investigation, mystery, clown, legend, urban legend, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 272K
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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, survival, hotel, insanity, trapped, fear, isolation, evil, paranoia, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.5
 53K
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: scary, macabre, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, ouija board, supernatural, spiritualism, curses spells and rituals, board game, supernatural horror, haunted house, high school, sister sister relationship, characters killed one by one, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.5
 128K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mirror, haunted house, siblings relations, ghost, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, insanity, brother sister relationship, hallucination, flashback, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, 2000s, year 2002
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 265K
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, dark, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, psychic, single mother, demon, child in peril, fear, terror, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 86K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, dark, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, paranormal investigation, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, supernatural horror, supernatural power, paranormal activity, demon, psychic, demonic possession, ghost, satanist ...
Time: year 1981, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, connecticut, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 40K
V/H/S/2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHS tapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But ...
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, zombie, supernatural, monster, strong violent content, alien, missing person, violence, videotaping, ghost, paranormal investigation, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, found footage, panic, videotaping, surveillance, family, monster, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 40K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, supernatural, death threat, family in danger, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, teenage life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 158K
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, tense, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, evil doll, demonic possession, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals, family, death, murder, demon, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, paranormal activity, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, insanity, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, macabre, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, demon, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, christmas, curses spells and rituals, monster, family in danger, child in peril, couples, human host ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, intense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, occult, paranormal phenomena, funeral home, curses spells and rituals, cancer, evil force, seance, hallucination, reverend, family in danger ...
Time: year 1987, 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, 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, frightening, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, supernatural horror, ghost, demon, single father, curses spells and rituals, teenager, family in danger, family problems, monster, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 180K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
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, frightening, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 35K
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, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychiatrist, split personality, murder, female psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mental illness, witch, witch doctor, devil, supernatural horror, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 130K
The Strangers (2008)
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: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, murder, masked killer, hostage, survival horror, isolation, violence, confined, torture, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, ghost, haunted house, supernatural, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, claustrophobia, mental institution, monster, maze, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, coma, mystery, investigation, ghost, nightmare, twin brother, murder, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 60K
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, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, supernatural, exorcism, supernatural horror, ghost, curses spells and rituals, artifact, paranormal activity, father daughter relationship, evil force, parents and children, demonic possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, dark, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, violence, husband wife relationship, murder, paranormal activity, fear, mysterious death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 62K
V/H/S (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, halloween, ghost, zombie, survival, haunted house, demon, confined, petty criminal, videotaping, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, family vacation, country house, investigation, ghost, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%