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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Original name: 呪怨
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious, contemplative, asian horror, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, missing child, investigation, family problems, woman in danger, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, deadly, attic, crimes, couple relations, graphic violence, love and romance, suburbs, danger, couples, grudge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Ju-on: The Grudge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, deadly, curses spells and rituals, death and haunted house mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ju-on: The Grudge: Ringu (1998), Apartment 1303 (2007), Reincarnation (2005), The Changeling (1980), The Amityville Horror (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, gory, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, family curse, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
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100%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, curse, murder, ghost, fear, grudge, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, danger, investigation, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
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The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, murder, supernatural, supernatural horror, serial killer, danger, deadly, investigation, crimes, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, vengeful ghost, afterlife, crimes, danger, supernatural, revenge, deadly, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, abandoned house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ju-on: The Curse 2 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On his request, the sensitive sister of a real estate agent visits a house he intends to put on sell, only to cross paths with its resident curse.
Style: scary, mind bending, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, vengeful ghost, grudge, pregnancy, supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ringu (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, macabre, scary, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, curse, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, journalist, scientist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, uncover truth, haunted house, supernatural, investigation, danger, deadly, mystery, grudge, losing-it hero, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Reincarnation (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, mental institution, ghost, small town, reincarnation, haunted by the past, danger, grudge, gory, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 32K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, inheritance, mystery, isolated house, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estate, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, new york, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, reincarnation, danger, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Emiri, a timid high school girl, is bullied mercilessly by her classmates, but when her friend, Asuka, stands up for her, Asuka becomes the target of the bullying instead. Emiri, not wanting to be bullied again, avoids Asuka. Worn down, Asuka ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural ability, high school, danger, crimes, teenage life, cell phone, scare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, busan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sightings: Heartland Ghost (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The crew of a reality-TV show about the paranormal visits a small Kansas town to investigate a house that may be haunted.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, afterlife, investigation, mystery, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tomie: Re-birth (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Young art student Hideo paints an unnerving portrait of Tomie, who whispers that she loves him. Inexplicably, he reacts by stabbing her to death with a painting trowel. Two friends, Takumi and Shunichi, arrive on the scene and help him dispose of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, slasher ...
Plot: murder, ghost, investigation, supernatural, vengeance, afterlife, deadly, danger, crimes, mind game, law enforcement, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, curse, vengeance, afterlife, investigation, mystery, journalism, danger, deadly, supernatural, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dollhouse that is a replica of the infamous Amityville haunted house is given to a little girl. Soon after, all sorts of horrible unexplained accidents start to happen. The family must work together to fight off the terrifying evil that has ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, occult, supernatural, supernatural ability, missing child, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, family problems, danger, paranormal phenomena, dollhouse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Ghost of Mae Nak (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Mak and Nak are a young couple who have just moved into their first home as a married couple. But the house they own has a history much older than them and spirits who won't rest until they get what they want. And this time, love won't ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mystery, afterlife, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted house, gory, family problems, danger, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Boogey Man (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young girl witnesses her brother murder a man through a reflection in a mirror. Twenty years later the mirror is shattered, freeing his evil spirit, which seeks revenge for his death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, vengeance, murder, danger, fear, ghost, curse, family in danger, haunted by the past, evil, mute or deaf, family problems ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Complex (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, ghost, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural, apartment complex, haunted house, death, retirement home life, retirement home, family problems, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 19K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, supernatural ability, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mysterious character ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 18K
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, slasher, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: curse, demonic possession, ghost, supernatural, murder, deadly, investigation, serial killer, crimes, haunted house, gory, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.2
 5K
Boo (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The friends Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines and asks him to help to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, ghost, mental institution, human experiment, deadly, supernatural, violence, childhood trauma, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the late 18th century, two newlyweds move into the stately mansion of husband Charles Fengriffen. The bride, Catherine, falls victim to a curse placed by a wronged servant on the Fengriffen family and all its descendants.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, curse, haunted house, woman in danger, haunted by the past, danger, family in danger, afterlife, gory, vampire, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 3.1
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Hell Asylum (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A desperate producer faced with unemployment has the ultimate reality television program ready to roll.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, suspense, psychological, bleak
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, deadly, woman in danger, gory, crimes, danger, supernatural power, murder, death, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 21K
The Beyond (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.
Style: scary, gothic, gloomy, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, hotel, supernatural, murder, survival, danger, blindness, mutilation, experiment, morgue, warlock ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 514
The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, deadly, student life, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 20K
Inferno (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man returns from Rome to his sister's satanic New York apartment house.
Style: dark, psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mystery, amateur detective, woman in danger, siblings relations, murder, death, college ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, new york, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, gory, supernatural ability, danger, parents and children, murder, deadly, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1992
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 37K
The Haunting (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.
Style: gothic horror, scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, obsession, old dark house, ghost, disappearance, mystery, mysterious character, haunted by the past, danger, investigation, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 19th century, 1870s ...
Place: new england, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%