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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
 6.7
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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Original name: 呪怨じゅおん
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, mind bending, asian horror, frightening, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, panic, social worker, attic, investigation, missing child, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, vengeance, danger, deadly, rivalry, couple relations, family problems, grudge, evil force, secret hideout, afterlife, love and romance, haunted by the past, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, deadly, murder, haunted house and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ju-on: The Grudge: One Missed Call (2003), Ring (1998), Reincarnation (2005), One Missed Call 3: Final (2006), 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: scary, gothic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, ghosts, family curse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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100%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hospital, ghost, investigation, spirit, knife, good versus evil, tv show, mystery, supernatural, slasher, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, atmospheric, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, stalker, curse, fear, gory, supernatural, grudge, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.3
 57K
Ring (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, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, family in danger, good versus evil, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic, teacher, scientist, supernatural, obsession, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, scary, rough, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, mental institution, small town, haunted by the past, gory, supernatural, vengeance, danger, grudge, couple relations, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 43K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, good versus evil, ghost, little boy, curse, goth, murder, supernatural, high school, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, usa, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, supernatural, mobile phone, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural ability, high school, crimes, danger, teenage life, scare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: asian horror, suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, traffic accident, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, curse, abandoned house, spirit, vengeful ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, family in danger, murder, haunted, supernatural, indian burial ground, mystery, paranormal, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: suicide, ghost, uncover truth, woman in danger, vengeful ghost, apartment, haunted house, mystery, danger, deadly, losing-it hero, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror
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, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, paranormal, deadly, found footage, insanity, abandoned hospital, blood, screaming in horror, tv host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural, pregnancy, crimes, family problems, family relations, grudge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: atmospheric, scary, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, evil, nightmare, fear, murder, danger, gory, knife murder, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A team consisting of a physicist, his wife, a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove/disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad, and it ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, isolation, haunted house, ghost, investigation, physicist, psychic, gory, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 17K
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: gothic, atmospheric, surreal, bleak, scary ...
Plot: hotel, zombie, ghost, afterlife, gore, blood, violence, blindness, mutilation, acid, hell, entrails ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 197K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, France, Japan, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, surreal, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, missing child, suffering, insanity, evil, sadism, revenge, violence, torture, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Legend holds that 30 years ago, a suburban town was terrorized by the spirit of a woman whose horrid face had been grotesquely disfigured. Roaming the streets wearing a long coat and carrying large scissors, the spirit would approach her young ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, childhood trauma, urban legend, gory, danger, deadly, supernatural, dedicated educator, suburbs, slasher, brutality, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 25K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, little girl, hallucination, wheelchair, guilt, lecturer, tape recording, music box, noise, industrialist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century
Place: seattle, usa, new york, new york state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, serious, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, ghost, gory, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game, vengeance, afterlife, psychopath, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, dollhouse, occult, missing child, supernatural, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, afterlife, zombie, curses spells and rituals, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Darker Than Night (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.
Style: scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, danger, supernatural, best friends, woman in danger, cat, broken promise, family secret, characters killed one by one, old house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, found footage, haunted house, invisibility, paranormal activity, ghost, curses spells and rituals, sibling relationship, danger, couple relations, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, demonic possession, ouija board, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, danger, couples, woman in danger, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, woman in danger, haunted house, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, deadly, family relations, nightmare, apartment, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, danger, supernatural, investigation, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, filmmaking, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, scary, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, restaurant, gory, supernatural ability, mobile phone, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, japan, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 15K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, demonic possession, dollhouse, goth, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, stabbing, sibling relationship, murder of son, broken neck, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 8K
The Sentinel (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, hell, demon, model, murder, supernatural, police detective, supernatural ability, secret society, domestic disturbance, investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, gory, domestic disturbance, afterlife, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Black Sabbath (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three short tales of supernatural horror. In “The Telephone,” a woman is plagued by threatening phone calls. In "The Wurdalak,” a family is preyed upon by vampiric monsters. In “The Drop of Water,” a deceased medium wreaks havoc on ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vampire, ghost, anthology, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, destiny, danger, strangulation, supernatural, mysterious character, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%