Movies like Population 436

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Population 436 (2006)
 5.7
 11K
Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, isolation, danger, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, religions or cults, conspiracy, mayor, mystery, murder, prophecy, sheriff, tradition, brainwashing, trap, religious fundamentalism, barn, female director, sex, pregnancy, death, sex scene, psychopath, illness ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Population 436

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, murder, deadly, small town, mystery, supernatural and crimes mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Population 436: The Wicker Man (2006), The Echo (2008), From Within (2008), Wake Wood (2009), The Visitation (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.7
 64K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, missing child, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, small town, graphic violence, commune, matriarchy, family problems, sacrifice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, domestic disturbance, danger, family problems, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, grudge, gory, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 7K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, vengeance, mystery, social misfits, supernatural, deadly, society, youth, danger, social relations, teenage life, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Wake Wood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The parents of a girl who was killed by a savage dog are granted the opportunity to spend three days with their deceased daughter.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual, pagan, grief, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, spouse in danger, isolation, village, curses spells and rituals, dealing with death ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, murder, miraculous event, church, mysterious character, investigation, mystery, supernatural ability, healing power, religions or cults, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, murder, small town, isolation, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, cult, children, supernatural, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 11K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, small town life, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, small town, ghost, murder, family in danger, drowning, witch, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 84K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, masked man, serial killer, small town, dismemberment, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, danger, social relations ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976, year 2013
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Apprentice to Murder (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fire-and-brimstone preacher sees Satan everywhere, trains gullible young boy to "detect" evil, and the two of them commit several murders in the name of Jesus. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, clergy, supernatural ability, mystery, manipulations, small town life, teenage life, small town, supernatural, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 13K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, death in the family, uncover truth, mentally unstable, woman in danger, female protagonist, death of child, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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100%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, danger, small town, supernatural, human host, curse, standoff, showdown, evil, murder, deadly, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Fever Night aka Band of Satanic Outsiders (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Elliot (Peter Tullio), Warren (Philip Marlatt) and Terry (Melanie Rose Wilson) dabble in Satanism and hold a ritual in an abandoned woods. When nothing happens, they return to their car only to find that it won't start. An accident happens, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychedelic, bleak, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, in the woods, graphic violence, cult, demon, pursuit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, mystery, zombie, ghost, family in danger, lake or river, small town life, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Rise of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the sleepy small town of Dudley, Ohio, a terrifying future awaits. Laura is almost raped by a normal lawyer who appears to have gone crazy. When her boyfriend, Jack Walther saves her by running him over with her car, the cops don't buy the ...
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: zombie, danger, isolation, small town, rivalry, deadly, crimes, supernatural, pregnancy, ghost, possession, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.4
 2K
The Fields (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, realistic
Plot: family in danger, mystery, murder, deadly, youth, danger, religions or cults, small town, farm, family relations, child in peril
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 827
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 1K
The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, mind game, murder, social relations, isolation, darkness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 12K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, isolation, mind game, rivalry, danger, suspicion, mystery, vengeance, deadly, serial killer, crimes, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, small town life, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, journalism, deadly, clergy, gory, evil man, religious fanatic, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Children of the Corn (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set primarily in 1975 in the fictional town of Gatlin, Nebraska this remake of the 1984 original (based on Stephen King's 1977 short story) centers around traveling couple Burt and Vicky as they fight to survive a cult of murderous children who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, remake of american film ...
Plot: cornfield, ritual, society, danger, rivalry, countryside, small town, murder, blood, corn, human sacrifice, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1963, 70s
Place: usa, nebraska, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dark Moon Rising (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Small-town girl meets mysterious drifter boy, they fall in love. Only in this case, the boy brings with him a family curse and unimaginable horror that rains hell upon the small town
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: small town, father son relationship, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, deadly, deadly creature, fall in love, dangerous attraction, curse, curses spells and rituals, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: nevada, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 9K
The Car (1977)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film is set in the fictional Utah community of Santa Ynez, which is being terrorized by a mysterious black coupe that appears out of nowhere and begins running people down. After the car kills off the town's Sheriff (John Marley), it ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, desert, small town, car chase, vengeance, violence spree, mystery, crimes, danger, chase, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Pray for Morning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Looking for a night of thrills, eight friends roam the abandoned Royal Crescent Hotel, where five students were murdered more than 20 years ago. When they discover a severed hand, they conjure up a evil spirit and unleash its bloody wrath. To ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, mind bending
Plot: hotel, mystery, survival, supernatural, captivity, ghost, deadly, gory, murder, isolation, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Endangered Species (1982)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about a New York ex-cop and an attractive female sheriff who fall in love while investigating a string of mysterious cattle mutilations in a small Colorado town. Urich is great as Reuben Castle, the retired alcoholic police lieutenant out ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, rough, scary ...
Plot: investigation, bio weapon, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, danger, environmentalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: slasher, experiment gone awry, psychopath, supernatural, confined, serial killer, survival, danger, isolation, murder, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Carolina Moon (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman who has psychic visions returns to her hometown to exorcise her demons. Once there she finds both danger and love.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Plot: corporal punishment, clairvoyance, crimes, danger, woman in danger, domestic violence, psychic, mystery, romance, life is a bitch, crime investigation, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.2
 666
Haunted Boat (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When the young Kevin gets the boat of his dead uncle as a gift, he invites five friends of him to a trip to Catalina Island for the weekend. While in the journey, they drink booze, have sex and play games, with each one of them telling his or her ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, survival, deadly, danger, ship, mystery, youth, supernatural, underwater, pursuit, fear, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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