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, sex, pregnancy, death, sex scene, psychopath, illness, suicide ...
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, deadly, murder, small town, mystery, blood and small town life mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Population 436: The Wicker Man (2006), Wake Wood (2009), The Echo (2008), From Within (2008), Apprentice to Murder (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, mystery, commune, human sacrifice, matriarchy, family problems, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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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: serious, captivating, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, grief, ritual, pagan, village, dealing with death, spouse in danger, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, danger ...
Place: ireland
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100%
 5.6
 5K
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, danger, domestic disturbance, parents and children, family problems, gory, curses spells and rituals, grudge, 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, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, vengeance, supernatural, mystery, social misfits, social relations, youth, teenage life, deadly, society, danger, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, mystery, supernatural ability, teenage life, social relations, manipulations, religions or cults, small town, crimes, clergy, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: human sacrifice, murder, sacrifice, small town, isolation, killer child, preacher, good versus evil, cornfield, cult, children, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, murder, church, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural ability, healing power, redemption, miraculous event, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bad Blood... the Hunger (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For several college students embarked on a summer of sun and fun find that their adventure turns eerily macabre when dark and ancient forces propel them into a sinister enclave peopled by human, night-stalking, ravenous flesh-eaters whose wit and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: danger, isolation, gory, mystery, supernatural ability, deadly, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, trapped, brainwashing, terror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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42%
 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: serious, offbeat, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, supernatural, zombie, ghost, dealing with death, lake or river, family in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, realistic, serious
Plot: family in danger, mystery, deadly, danger, youth, murder, small town, family relations, religions or cults, farm
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 807
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, manipulations, mind game, danger, mystery, haunted by the past, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, manipulation, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, scary, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: cornfield, ritual, society, danger, rivalry, small town, murder, human sacrifice, children, corn, blood, king ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975
Place: nebraska, usa, asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, danger, murder, mind game, deadly, mystery, social relations, isolation, small town sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, deadly, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, small town life, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, salt lake city utah, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 11K
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: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, isolation, mind game, rivalry, danger, suspicion, mystery, vengeance, deadly, crimes, serial killer, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2010)
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, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: danger, confined, captivity, kidnapping, riddles and clues, survival, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 82K
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, gothic, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, haunted by the past, uncover truth, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, small town life, gory, clergy, journalism, deadly, evil man, religious fanatic, religious cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, scary, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: ghost, pregnancy, deadly creature, deadly, mystery, crimes, babies and infants, small town, gory, family relations, parents and children, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: danger, crimes, woman in danger, domestic violence, psychic, mystery, romance, life is a bitch, crime investigation, clairvoyance, small town, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tim and Allie seek shelter in a remote desert compound after becoming lost and stranded. A strange Manson-like character, Preacher, reluctantly allows them inside with strict orders to be gone by morning and not wander "where you are not ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: religions or cults, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, youth, isolation, confined, deadly, supernatural ability, off the road, farmhouse, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, scientist, military, small town, sheriff, blackmail, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, environmentalism, bio weapon, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, wyoming, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.2
 8K
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: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, desert, small town, car chase, mystery, crimes, violence spree, vengeance, on the run, psychopath, danger, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Penny Dreadful (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: mind game, isolation, hitchhiker, on the road, kidnapping, psychologist, danger, crimes, mystery, deadly, psychopath, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 5K
Mortuary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: mortician, zombie, murder, small town, family in danger, supernatural, mysterious character, family problems, mystery, afterlife, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 3K
Homicidal (1961)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story centers around a murderous scheme to collect a rich inheritance. The object of murder is Miriam Webster, who is to share in the inheritance with her half brother Warren, who lives with his childhood guardian Helga in the mansion where ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mute, mystery, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, vengeance, isolation, serial killer, palaces castles and temples, small town, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 1K
Impulse (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a small earthquake in a small and quiet town, local citizens start to have a bizarre, violent and self-destructive behavior...
Style: scary, tense, bleak, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, mental illness, forces of nature, curses spells and rituals, small town life, mentally unstable, escapades, mystery, deadly, danger, child murder, mayhem ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 3K
The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, amateur detective, danger, urban legend, psychopath, deadly, small town life, in the woods, murder, chase, prank, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: human monster, serial killer, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, stalking, murder, police investigation, slasher, vengeance, danger, mind game ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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