Movies like Noroi: The Curse

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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Original name: ノロイ
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, tense, dark
Plot: ghost, disappearance, found footage, investigation, occult, dark secret, journalist, demon, curse, danger, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, mystery, deadly, imaginary, supernatural, woman in danger, looking at the camera, talking to the camera, window, clairvoyance, evil force, obscurity, door, conversation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, murder, death, blood and investigation mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Noroi: The Curse: Occult (2009), Dark Water (2002), The Grudge 3 (2009), Ring (1998), The Grudge 2 (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Occult (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Koji Shiraishi is interested in strange indiscriminate murder at a sightseeing resort. He goes behind the camera to investigate the circumstances surrounding strange occurrences and interview the survivors.
Style: serious, twists and turns, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, supernatural, deadly, gory, parallel world, mystery, crimes, imaginary, looking at the camera, talking to the camera, found footage, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
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Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, water, child custody, drowning, supernatural, mystery, single parent, nightmare, family, parent child relationship, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
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58%
 4.8
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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, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, stabbing, broken neck, murder of son, sibling relationship, danger, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, 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, obsession, good versus evil, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic, teacher, scientist, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, ghost, curse, little boy, murder, supernatural, good versus evil, high school, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, usa, pasadena california ...
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The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
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53%
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Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 75 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, dark
Plot: supernatural, blood, country house, family vacation, found footage, danger, murder, amateur detective, gory, domestic disturbance, paranormal, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, demon, found footage, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, urban ghetto, ghost, investigation, haunted house, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.9
 128K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, family curse, nurse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark
Plot: found footage, halloween, mannequin, tv news, talking to the camera, cellar, bible, haunted house, handheld camera, house, darkness, clown ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, knife, spirit, good versus evil, tv show, mystery, supernatural, slasher, clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful, serious ...
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 ⇓
46%
 5.4
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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, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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42%
 6.4
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Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, mind game, track down, uncover truth, obsession ...
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Evil Things (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's Miriam's 21st Birthday. As a birthday gift, Miriam's aunt Gail has decided to lend Miriam her beautiful country house for an entire weekend. Aunt Gail's country house is amazing. It's a four bedroom house surrounded by ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Apartment 143 (2011)
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light ...
Style: serious, scary, surprise ending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: based on supposedly true story, serious, scary, bleak, rough ...
Plot: ghost, demonic possession, paranormal, supernatural, murder, deadly, suburbs, mystery, woman in danger, danger, found footage, evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, sacrifice, insanity, transformation, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, demons, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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37%
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Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
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99.9 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting secret experiments searching for tortured souls trapped behind ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing
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Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lost Voyage (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
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Time: contemporary
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The Maid (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Singapore
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alone for the first time and away from her family in rural Philippines, Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Her employers Mr and Mrs Teo runs a Chinese Teochew dialect opera troupe takes well to their ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, sinister, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger, deadly, master and servant, afterlife, crying, fear, death, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 3K
The Marsh (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, death in the family, missing person, rose, small town, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, countryside, danger, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 16K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sin, mentor protege relationship, vatican, catholic church, priest, violence, mystery, supernatural, obsessive quest, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, dark, suspense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, supernatural, confined, ancient mystery, uncover truth, escapades, ghost, found footage, gory, death, mythology, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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 ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, panic, missing child, social worker, attic, investigation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%