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, scary, serious, suspense, offbeat
Plot: small town life, danger, religions or cults, isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, conspiracy, brainwashing, mystery, mayor, murder, prophecy, trap, religious fundamentalism, sheriff, tradition, 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, supernatural, small town, mystery and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Population 436: The Wicker Man (2006), The Echo (2008), Wake Wood (2009), From Within (2008), The Visitation (2006). 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: missing child, religions or cults, isolation, investigation, matriarchy, secret place, small town, graphic violence, commune, family problems, sacrifice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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100%
 5.6
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The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, family problems, domestic disturbance, danger, parents and children, grudge, gory, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ritual, pagan, grief, haunted by the past, danger, mystery, spouse in danger, isolation, curses spells and rituals, village, dealing with death ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, supernatural, mystery, social misfits, danger, deadly, society, youth, social relations, afterlife, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maryland
⇓ 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, mystery, investigation, mysterious character, supernatural ability, healing power, religions or cults, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 217K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: brutal, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, cult, incest, death, blood, travel, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ 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, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, small town life, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, blackmail, sheriff, experiment gone awry, heroic mission, environmentalism, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, colorado, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, psychological, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mind game, rivalry, danger, suspicion, mystery, isolation, vengeance, serial killer, crimes, deadly, video surveillance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 413
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, deadly, danger, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, escaped mental patient, tied feet, ex lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 87K
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, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, ventriloquist, mystery, doll, murder, funeral, legend, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, murder, small town, human sacrifice, cult, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, isolation, children, cornfield, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, political conspiracy, mystery, investigation, desert, danger, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, 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: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, danger, social relations, deadly ...
Time: year 1976, year 2013, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 20K
Fermat's Room (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, mathematics, deadly, science, mind game, mysterious character, danger, rivalry, isolation, genius, secret ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: offbeat, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, mystery, zombie, ghost, resort, river, lake or river, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, danger, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, isolation, graphic violence, in the woods, demon, cult, pursuit, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sheriff, pursuit, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
Style: bleak, scary, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, imaginary, danger, small town life, stalking, loneliness, murder, father son relationship, teenage boy, romance, misfit ...
Place: iran, california, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, manipulations, religions or cults, social relations, psychopath, manipulation, teenage life, small town life, small town, supernatural ability, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.3
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The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, party, supernatural, sorority, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery, danger, prank, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 667
Killing Ariel (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One night, a female demon attacks Rick, a contentedly married man. Under the spell of the demon, he takes a beautiful young woman, Ariel, off to an isolated house for a weekend fling. There, bizarre and frightening things happen, and accidentally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: femme fatale, supernatural, dangerous attraction, murder, danger, couples, deadly, crimes, isolation, dishonesty, curses spells and rituals, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Final (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family descends into a vortex of denial and paranoia after the death of the oldest son. Though labeled a suicide, the bizarre circumstances lead the mother, Helen, to believe there are darker forces at work
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, offbeat
Plot: losing-it hero, supernatural, religions or cults, family in danger, chase, danger, deadly, small town, curses spells and rituals, denial, cult, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.5
 2K
Camp Hell (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the end of every summer, the children of a Christian community from a suburb of New Jersey attend Camp Hope. They travel deep into the woods far from any distractions the world provides. Here, the children are taught the ways of the Lord, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, danger, confined, youth, curses spells and rituals, isolation, deadly, in the woods, supernatural, society, resort, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.2
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Grace (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the wake of a horrific car accident that kills her husband, Michael, expectant mother Madeline Matheson discovers that her daughter, Grace, has died in the womb. Ignoring her doctor's warnings that the fetus must be removed from her body, a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, confined, supernatural, evil child, murder, doctor, baby, breast feeding, curse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, mute, mystery, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, serial killer, isolation, vengeance, small town, palaces castles and temples, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
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They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, couples, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, supernatural, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Final Patient (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When retired physician Daniel Green (Bill Cobbs, Night at the Museum) lifts a 5-ton farm tractor off a boy trapped beneath, the enigma of his supernatural strength piques the curiosity of two med students passing through town. Visiting the old ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, addiction, small town, mystery, experiment gone awry, medical school, isolation, confined, life is a bitch, superhuman powers, danger, old age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, murder, danger, gory, deadly, supernatural, youth, mystery, crimes, curses spells and rituals, college, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%