Movies like Paranormal Activity

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Paranormal Activity (2007)
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, dark, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric, serious, tense, stylized, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, fear, panic, paranormal activity, nightmare, danger, videotaping, evil force, demonic possession, desperation, couples, psychic, family, found footage, handheld camera, invisibility, surveillance, attic, curses spells and rituals, student, pursuit, entity, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california, 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 suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, death, haunted house, storytelling and supernatural power mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Paranormal Activity: The Blair Witch Project (1999), Paranormal Entity (2009), The Conjuring (2013), Sinister (2012), Grave Encounters (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, found footage, supernatural, ghost, evil force, paranormal activity, haunted house, danger, graphic violence, invisibility, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ 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: dark, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, student film
Plot: in the woods, witch, mysterious place, panic, friends, videotaping, lost in the woods, wilderness, supernatural, fear, survival, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, imaginary, investigation, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, found footage, witch, child in peril, invisibility, ghost, haunted house, evil force, terrorizing, supernatural horror, pursuit ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1988, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: paranormal, ghost, murder, supernatural, found footage, woman in danger, deadly, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, paranormal activity, haunted house, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, found footage, garage, videotaping, ghost, haunted house, graphic violence, danger, invisibility, imaginary friend, poltergeist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 469K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, paranormal investigation, family in danger, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 231K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, haunted house, supernatural, fear, supernatural horror, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, deadly, mental institution, danger, maze, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Japan production spins-off the story of the first Paranormal Activity film by having the ghost from the first film follow a student back to her homeland after a visit to San Diego where she is tragically injured during a car accident. Back home ...
Style: scary, bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, family relations, paranormal activity, graphic violence, nightmare comes true, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, disability, found footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.6
 348K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 104 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: surprise ending, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, psychic, mysterious character, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, parallel world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 245K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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, suspenseful, dark, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, haunted house, psychic, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 82K
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, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, frightening, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, imaginary, danger, family problems, ghost, psychic, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, demon, curses spells and rituals, christmas, found footage, family in danger, haunted house, danger, human host, couples, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 290K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, ghosts, psychic, evil spirit, demons, paranormal activity, fear, danger, family in danger, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, macabre, suspense, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, psychic, nightmare comes true, demon, family, fear, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspenseful, serious, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, gory, cons and scams, danger, deadly, exorcism, mansion, one night, experiment ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
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[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, zombie, quarantine, danger, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, infected, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 141K
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, gory, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, family curse, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 24K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, atmospheric, suspense, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, graphic violence, violence, sacrifice, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 121K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, insanity, paranormal activity, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ 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: dark, suspenseful, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, supernatural, archaeology, treasure hunt, confined, ghost, survival, death, escapades, uncover truth, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, danger, country house, family vacation, investigation, haunted by the past, urban legend, amateur detective, dark past, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 151K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural, death, missing child, orphan, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 624
Rorschach (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two skeptic researchers investigate a mother's claim that an unknown presence may be trying to communicate with her 7-year-old daughter.
Style: dark, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, investigation, evil, danger, paranormal phenomena, paranormal activity, ghost, fear, girl, paranormal investigation, found footage, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, indian burial ground, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, haunted, reincarnation, danger, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%