Movies like Paranormal Activity

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Paranormal Activity (2007)
 6.3
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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 when they sleep. Or try to.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense, serious, tense, stylized, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, nightmare, panic, handheld camera, surveillance, family, found footage, entity, demonic possession, evil force, attic, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, nightmare comes true, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california

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Most similar movies to Paranormal Activity

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about danger, supernatural, death, ghost, haunted house, storytelling and ghosts mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranormal Activity: The Conjuring (2013), Mama (2013), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Sinister (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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 ...
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 ⇓
100%
 7.5
 369K
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 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, twists and turns ...
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
83%
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 6.2
 154K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, survival, supernatural, danger, mystery, friends, mysterious place, wilderness, videotaping, panic ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, evil child, tricycle, neighbor neighbor relationship, levitation, garage, webcam, poltergeist, bathtub, supernatural, haunted house, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2011
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 181K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, danger, riddles and clues, single mother, demonic possession, paranormal investigation, ghost, demon, psychic, spirit, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: According to local legend, the ghosts of tortured slaves still haunt New Orleans' Lalaurie House. For The St. Francisville Experiment, a paranormal researcher, a self-proclaimed psychic, a Louisiana historian, and a filmmaker were given digital ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, plantation, exorcism, haunted house, gory, domestic disturbance, social satire, afterlife, danger, supernatural, investigation, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 112K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, heaven and hell, possession, demon, ghost, nightmare, family, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
100%
 7.4
 123K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, supernatural, missing child, parents and children, poltergeist, good versus evil, child in peril, little girl, curses spells and rituals, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, haunted house, psychic, haunted by the past, supernatural, missing child, seance, death, paranormal activity, hallucinations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, police investigation, sacrifice, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, demonic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly, found footage, paranormal investigation, paranormal, tv show, escapades, anchor, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 64K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, insomnia, supernatural, ghost, evil, loner, mystery, estate, survival, danger, domestic disturbance, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 35K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, in the woods, family relations, suicide, twins, maggot, hallucination, violence, american abroad, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, couple relations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, missing girl, supernatural, infidelity, murder, scientist, murder by drowning ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 10K
Apartment 143 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
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
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, danger, found footage, investigation, doctor, father son relationship, schizophrenia, boy, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 68K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: hypnosis, ghost, psychic, murder, haunted house, obsession, paranoia, afterlife, hearing voices, clairvoyance, disappearance, repressed memory ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, found footage, demon, christmas, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, terror, danger, family in danger, couples, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 40K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, frightening, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, twins, supernatural, family in danger, crime, danger, deadly, ghost, crimes, murder, dysfunctional family, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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