Movies like Paranormal Activity

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Paranormal Activity (2007)
 6.3
 210K
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, suspense, twists and turns, dark, serious, tense, stylized, mind bending, bleak ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, panic, danger, couples, videotaping, handheld camera, invisibility, demonic possession, psychic, nightmare, desperation, attic, evil force, family, surveillance, found footage, entity, student, couple relations, mystery, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, death, ghost, storytelling, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Paranormal Activity: The Conjuring (2013), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Mama (2013), The Conjuring 2 (2016), Paranormal Entity (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, paranormal activity, found footage, supernatural, supernatural horror, haunted house, ouija board, attic, ghost, couples, evil force, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 406K
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, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal activity, danger, witch, seance, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, wilderness, panic, survival, danger, friends, supernatural, fear, mysterious place, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural, invisibility, witch, found footage, haunted house, couple relations, danger, evil force, couples, ghost, videotaping ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, demon, haunted house, imaginary, investigation, religions or cults, drugs/alcohol, ghost, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary friend, evil child, tricycle, webcam, levitation, garage, neighbor neighbor relationship, bathtub, supernatural, haunted house, poltergeist, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 161K
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 201K
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, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, psychic, supernatural, haunted house, seance, family in danger, riddles and clues, danger, ghost, demon, single mother, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 2003, year 1977
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: ghost, supernatural, murder, paranormal, woman in danger, deadly, paranormal phenomena, haunted house, paranormal activity, supernatural power, mother daughter relationship, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 127K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, evil doll, ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, paranormal activity, sacrifice, violence, danger, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 201K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1998, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 131K
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, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychic, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, missing child, parents and children, good versus evil, child in peril, parallel world, little girl, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 73K
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, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, evil child, mental institution, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
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, psychological, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, supernatural horror, curses spells and rituals, seance, family in danger, family problems, imaginary, danger, demon, ghost, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: serious, suspense, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, human sacrifice, satanic cult, preacher, supernatural, farm, religion, danger, deadly, evil force, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, nightmare comes true, family, fear, nightmare, demon, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 317K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, 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: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, gothic, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, psychic, mysterious character, parallel world, uncover truth, seance, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, cons and scams, deadly, gory, danger, exorcism, experiment, one night, mansion ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, mental institution, survival, gory, isolation, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, supernatural power, scientist, murder, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 179K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, gypsy, supernatural, ghost, evil, life turned upside down, witches, heaven and hell, curse, obsessive quest, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 37K
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, missing person, ghost, in the woods, family relations, suicide, violence, american abroad, maggot, hallucination, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, found footage, paranormal, deadly, abandoned hospital, danger, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, tv host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 139K
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, serious, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, orphan, death, fear, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, disappearance, seance, ghosts, ghost, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 67K
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, psychology, ghost, estate, danger, domestic disturbance, evil, supernatural, delusion, research, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 108K
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, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 132K
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, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, ghosts, suicide, vengeance, mystery, curse, family curse, attic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, 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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, demon, christmas, ghost, found footage, couples, danger, curses spells and rituals, terror, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 21K
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, macabre, twist ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, uncover truth, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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