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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, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, surreal, disturbing, tense, sexy, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, afterlife, death, vengeance, social worker, panic, mystery, haunted by the past, investigation, family problems, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, missing child, halloween, haunted, murder, hospital, zombie, catastrophe, witch, monster, post apocalypse, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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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, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly, haunted house, curses spells and rituals and murder mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ju-on: The Grudge: Ringu (1998), Apartment 1303 (2007), The Amityville Horror (2005), Reincarnation (2005), One Missed Call (2003). 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, suspenseful, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, murder, mystery, vengeance, suicide, family curse, paranormal activity, hospital, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east 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, disturbing, atmospheric, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, curse, ghost, murder, supernatural, afterlife, fear, brutality, grudge, missing child, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, macabre, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curse, murder, good versus evil, supernatural horror, demon, investigation, crimes, serial killer, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, chicago illinois, asia, usa ...
⇓ 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, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: vengeful ghost, haunted house, ghost, afterlife, ghost story, curse, revenge, supernatural, crimes, abandoned house, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: haunted house, ghost, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, curse, monster, grudge, supernatural ability, rivalry, crimes, supernatural, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 70K
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, scary, frightening, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, journalist, curse, woman in danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, dark secret, supernatural power, obsession, found footage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, suicide, haunted house, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, grudge, losing-it hero, mystery, investigation, urban legend, haunted ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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%
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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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, reincarnation, mental institution, ghost, small town, haunted by the past, grudge, vengeance, couple relations, mass murder, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: macabre, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, mystery, investigation, child abuse, spirit, mysterious death, good versus evil, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, macabre, disturbing, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, haunted, indian burial ground, family in danger, paranormal, mystery, family problems, curses spells and rituals, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: new jersey, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, investigation, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, filmmaking, crimes, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, teenage life, supernatural ability, high school, cell phone, fright, abandoned house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, busan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, curse, cell phone, mystery, investigation, vengeance, journalism, supernatural, teenage life, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, investigation, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, law enforcement, mind game, reincarnation, insanity, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, missing child, occult, supernatural ability, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, family problems, afterlife, paranormal phenomena, zombie ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, family in danger, uncover truth, supernatural, mystery, family problems, haunted house, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, empire, missing child ...
Time: 19th century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 29K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, tense, suspense, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, able to see the dead, afterlife, supernatural ability, hospital, woman in danger, supernatural, transplant, blindness, transformation, supernatural horror, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, thailand, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.4
 20K
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, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, solar eclipse, afterlife, family, vengeance, mystery, supernatural ability, psychopath, cult, haunted by the past ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: curse, ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural ability, vampire, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, childhood trauma, supernatural, fear, ghost, psychiatrist, nightmare, curse, abusive mother, haunted by the past, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.6
 19K
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, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curse, demonic possession, supernatural, murder, family, runaway, serial killer, investigation, crimes, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, chicago illinois, tokyo, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 23K
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, scary, slasher, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, zombie, blindness, hotel, afterlife, murder, hell, warlock, spider, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, supernatural power, death, murder, rivalry, escapades, ghoul, decapitation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 4K
Dark Circles (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When new parents Alex and Penny retreat from the city and move into a place outside town, the stress and massive sleep-deprivation caused by their infant has both of them seeing things in the house that may or may not exist. Persistent sightings of ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, couples, isolation, countryside, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, fear, death, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, writer's life, uncover truth, supernatural, fear, violence, afterlife, artists and showbiz, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 21K
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: psychological, scary, slasher, dark, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, riddles and clues, amateur detective, mystery, supernatural ability, woman in danger, killing an animal, dead animal, siblings relations, death, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rome italy, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
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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, scary, mind bending, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, mystery, youth, curses spells and rituals, city life, student life, looking for love, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, bloody, suspense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, brother sister incest, demonic possession, parents and children, murder, supernatural ability, suburbs ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 4K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, mental institution, social misfits, serial killer, youth, supernatural, mind game, isolation, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%