Movies like Magic

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Magic (1978)
 6.8
 10K
Magic (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: alter ego, mental illness, rise and fall, toys, split personality, telepathy, deadly, objects come to life, evil doll, couple relations, childhood sweetheart, ventriloquist, ventriloquist dummy, resort, suburbs, mind game, imagination, magic, insanity, corpse, high school sweetheart, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Magic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, deadly, crimes, murder, violence, blood and death mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Magic: Audrey Rose (1977), Blind Beast (1969), Dark Honeymoon (2008), Craig (2008), Repentance (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 6K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 3K
Blind Beast (1969)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind sculptor and his mother kidnap a young woman and use her as a model. In the darkness of an abandoned warehouse, she suffers at the hands of the artist, eventually losing both her sight and her mind as whips give way to knives and knives give ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, s&m, mental illness, destructive relationship, couples, fashion, performer's life, deadly, crimes, danger, knockout ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 488
Dark Honeymoon (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dark Honeymoon follows a man who marries a seductive woman after a brief and passionate relationship. During their honeymoon, on the Pacific coast, terrible truths unfold as those around them die mysterious deaths.
Style: slasher, realistic, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, love and romance, couples, dangerous attraction, couple relations, danger, deadly, investigation, honeymoon, manipulation, child abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.5
 285
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.9
 2K
Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, slasher
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, confined, deadly, rivalry, crimes, split personality, murder, terror, maniac, villain, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Under the Bed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers team up to battle a creature under the bed, in what is being described as a "suburban nightmare" tale.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare comes true, family in danger, suburbs, deadly, supernatural, monster, brother brother relationship, gory, siblings relations, suburban life, teenage life, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Shattered Lives (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Her fears and inability to cope with the harsh realities of life becoming so intense that they manifest themselves in an altered state of reality, a schizophrenic girl begins taking orders from a pair of clown dolls who instruct her to murder her ...
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, split personality, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family problems, youth, doll, hallucination, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 10K
Dolls (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, supernatural, objects come to life, youth, danger, toy maker, evil doll, stranded, good versus evil, house, couple relations, storm ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
China White Serpentine (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dave's brother Trent was enticed by dark forces and entrapped in a lair of sin. Trent was under the control of Tracey, the drug-dealing seductress who had spun this web of wrongdoing. It was a world of erotic indulgence, frequent drug use, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, investigation, haunted by the past, obsession, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, supernatural, drug abuse, survival, addiction, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
My Sweet Killer (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, drug dealing, deadly, split personality, mind game, psychopath, mystery, crimes, friendship, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.1
 201
Dark Places (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Keri Walker is a drug-addicted prostitute who ends up killing her latest john in self-defense. She finds shelter at a place run by a couple who find pleasure in others' pain. The haven house turns into a hell house and Keri must do whatever she ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, drug abuse, addiction, crimes, deadly, danger, sexual relations, couples, gory, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 342
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, insomnia, alter ego, murder, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, neighbor, businessman, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Trilogy of Terror (1975)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Three bizarre horror stories ending with the story of an African doll out for blood.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, anthology ...
Plot: evil doll, objects come to life, twins, supernatural, deadly, danger, couples, teachers and students, blackmail, sibling rivalry, toys, multiple storylines ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, danger, couple relations, couples, deadly, violence, wedding, family relations, death, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.8
 903
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, best friends, losing-it hero, danger, crimes, violence, friends, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 10K
Martin (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: cult film, surreal, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, radio show, murder, supernatural, curse, hidden identity, teenage life, crimes, golden years, socially awkward, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 936K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, ghost, danger, stephen king, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychic, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: slasher, scary, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, witnessing a crime, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Heart of Midnight (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate the venue, but, in the process, uncovers dark secrets about the club and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: nightclub, police, mental illness, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, family problems, hallucination, female protagonist, rape, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 10K
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, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, ghost, demon, murder, supernatural, hell, model, woman in danger, danger, investigation, crimes, secret society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, italy, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 432
Pretty Dead (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: After killing and cannibalizing several men and being found unfit for trial, Regina Stevens desperately tried to convince her psychiatric caregivers that she wasn't mentally ill, but was in fact slowly becoming a real life zombie.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: zombie, mental illness, deadly, custody, doctors and patients, parasite, mental institution, suicide attempt, danger, woman in danger, society, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 8.0
 201K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Maniac on the Loose (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A patient described as "Extremely Dangerous" has escaped from the local psychiatric hospital. Fearing that he'll lose his job if word gets out, the head of the hospital, Dr. Franklin Grimm, desperately attempts to cover up the escape. ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, hospital, deadly, danger, doctors and patients, crimes, mystery, maniac, escape, patient, buried truth, hidden truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.3
 444
Hunting Humans (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, police investigation, deadly, mystery, crimes, danger, murderous pair, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Possession of Joel Delaney (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Manhattan socialite begins to fear for her troubled younger brother when he starts behaving bizarrely and he seems to have been friends with a backstreet murderer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, possession, missing person, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, supernatural, ghost, serial killer, deadly, danger, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.8
 701
Ritual (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A long time ago Tom loved Lovely. They were married and everything was perfect, at least for a little while. But that was then and this is now. Lovely has just killed a man in cold blood after he tried to drug and kidnap her in a motel. She calls ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, danger, crimes, deadly, satanic ritual, cult, violence, graphic violence, religions or cults, hotel
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
You'll Like My Mother (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant Los Angeles widow journeys to her late husband's Minnesota hometown to finally meet his mother and family, but she quickly discovers they're a very strange--and homicidal--lot. Director Lamont Johnson's 1972 thriller stars ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: family relations, pregnancy, woman in danger, mind game, family gatherings, family in danger, manipulation, danger, rivalry, hidden identity, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 9K
Tourist Trap (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Their car breaks down and four friends find themselves stranded at The Lost Oasis, a strange museum run by the friendly Mr. Slausen. Even though they are warned not to, the teens explore a house nearby and learn that it belongs to Davey, Mr. ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mannequin, chase, youth, cult, desert, crimes, psychopath, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%