Movies like Possessed

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Possessed (2000)
 5.3
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Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, the boy's parents turn to the catholic church for help. Father Bowden is a WWII veteran who is experiencing nightmares, flashbacks and other personal problems, including alcoholism. He is recruited by the archbishop to perform a series of exorcisms. This is the apparent true account of the last exorcism known to have been done by the catholic church.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, church, clergy, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, ghost, youth, supernatural, heroes, afterlife, religions or cults, supernatural ability, danger, murder, society, redemption, losing-it hero, deadly, mind game, rivalry, uncover truth, demon, religion, monk, swearing ...
Place: st. louis missouri

Most similar movies to Possessed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability, rivalry and ghost mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Possessed: The Unholy (1988), The Antichrist (1974), Ruby (1977), Outcast (2016), Camp Hell (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Unholy (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: demon, priest, law enforcement, gory, police detective, investigation, supernatural, escapades, legal investigation, heroes, crimes, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Antichrist (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An Italian nobleman seeks help after his paralyzed daughter becomes possessed by the spirit of a malevolent ancestress.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: reincarnation, paralysis, inquisition, faith, adultery, past, religions or cults, supernatural, ghost, rivalry, disability, afterlife ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, priest, church, archaeologist, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.7
 653
Ruby (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, slasher, revenge, criminal heroes, curses spells and rituals, gangsters, family relations, danger, vengeance, mentally unstable ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 7.4
 17K
Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, uncover truth, supernatural, investigation, chaos, good versus evil, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, danger, society, rivalry, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 3.4
 2K
Camp Hell (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: camp, gory, deadly, confined, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, supernatural ability, supernatural, clergy, summer camp, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.0
 338K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, priest, supernatural, devil, clergy, psychiatrist, religions or cults, girl, demons, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., asia, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An American occult novelist battles to save the soul of a young girl from a group of Satanists, led by an excommunicated priest, who plan on using her as the representative of the Devil on Earth.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric
Plot: satanism, supernatural, satanist, deal with the devil, occult, demon, cult, ritual, danger, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 86K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: clergy, supernatural, church, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, teachers and students, vatican, seminary, exorcism, power relations, supernatural ability, catholicism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1991)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Catholic priest is sent to investigate reports of two virgin conceptions. One is about to give birth to the child of God and the other is the child of the Devil and he must decide which one is good and which one is evil before Satan's ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious
Plot: good versus evil, investigation, pregnancy, supernatural, danger, rivalry, religions or cults, clergy, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, priest, antichrist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Amityville II: The Possession (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Lutz family have managed to flee their home with their lives intact, but before them, another family lived in this house and were caught up in the original evil who weren't so lucky...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, haunted house, dysfunctional family, poltergeist, exorcism, demonic possession, possession, abusive father, child abuse, sex, evil, church ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, society, danger, family in danger, family relations, supernatural, deadly, parents and children, black cat, haunted house, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.6
 500
Born (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Mary Elizabeth goes to bed alone one night, still a twenty one year old virgin, and wakes up the next morning pregnant. Possessed by the demon fetus growing within her womb, Mary Elizabeth obeys her homicidal cravings to kill, for the sake of her ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, dark
Plot: demon, supernatural ability, danger, afterlife, clergy, ghost, gory, religions or cults, supernatural, crimes, curses spells and rituals, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 1K
Scary Hair (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Chi-Hyon takes home her young sister, Su Hyon, a terminal cancer patient, so that she can help her enjoy her remaining time on earth, she buys her a wig to mask the effects of chemotherapy -- not realizing that the wig is, in fact, demonic. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, cancer, curses spells and rituals, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, unfulfillment, siblings relations, family relations, religions or cults, go public, terminal illness, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 1.8
 1K
12/12/12 (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When baby Sebastian is born on 12/12/12 everyone around him starts to die. Soon, his mother realizes that her son is the spawn of Hell.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prophecy, murder, supernatural ability, destiny, good versus evil, supernatural, danger, parents and children, babies and infants, birth, antichrist, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Turn of the Screw (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, afterlife, youth, supernatural, family relations, power relations, mysterious character, master and servant, losing-it hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.2
 800
Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized, scary
Plot: murder, teenage life, religions or cults, juvenile delinquency, leadership, investigation, uncover truth, slasher, gory, suburbs, vampire, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Turkish Exorcist (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Şeytan is a Turkish remake of the classic horror film The Exorcist. 12 year-old Gul becomes possessed by Satan after experimenting with a Ouija board. A troubled psychiatrist and an experienced exorcist become the girl's only hope for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: demonic possession, exorcist, exorcism, parents and children, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, clergy, youth, supernatural, religions or cults ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jon Porter returns to his hometown after the sudden and bizarre death of his mother. He hopes to leave as soon as the funeral is over but it's too late. The sinister forces that caused his sister's brutal murder 30 years ago are back. Jon ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, possession, priest, haunted by the past, parents and children, homecoming, danger, murder, teenager, hometown, satanism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Bizarre nightmares plague Regan MacNeil four years after her possession and exorcism. Has the demon returned? And if so, can the combined faith and knowledge of a Vatican investigator and a hypnotic research specialist free her from its grasp?
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, priest, possession, supernatural, good versus evil, youth, haunted by the past, religions or cults, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: africa, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Southern Gothic (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Hazel Fortune works in a strip club in the small Southern town of Redemption. Haunted by the death of his only daughter, Fortune has become a self-destructive, suicidal alcoholic, until he meets Starla Motes. Hazel's downward spiral is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, anti heroes, escapades, crimes, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger, deadly, gory, redemption, supernatural, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Something Evil (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: farm, haunted house, farmhouse, supernatural ability, losing-it hero, babies and infants, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, love affair, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 711
Abby (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a minister's wife becomes posessed by Eshu, the Nigerian god of sexuality, an exorcist is called in to drive the evil spirit away.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, bar, losing-it hero, siblings relations, cons and scams, legal action, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, escapades, religions or cults, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: nigeria, africa, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, gory, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, vengeance, deadly, danger, murder, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.2
 721
Voodoo Moon (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Voodoo Moon takes place in the mid-west United States, where a demonic figure murders the entire population of a small town, save for one young boy and his sister. Twenty years later, the boy has been consumed with trying to track the devil down and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, survival, obsession, deadly creature, woman in danger, danger, deadly, siblings relations, experiment gone awry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.5
 5K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witch, dark fantasy, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, priest ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blackwater Valley Exorcism (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disturbed Isabelle is locked in a fierce battle with a vicious demon that's hell-bent on owning her soul
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, crimes, contests and competitions, clergy, ghost, family relations, farm, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 2K
Dead Souls (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On his 18th birthday, Johnny finds out that he's come into an inheritance - and his family were a lot stranger than he ever knew...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: curses spells and rituals, teenage life, uncover truth, mysterious character, danger, youth, farm, ghost, zombie, orphan, elderly lovers, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, gothic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, family in danger, woman in danger, haunted house, master and servant, mysterious character, death in the family, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Urban Ghost Story (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After a car accident, Lizzie lies dead on the roadside - slowly she is taken into the light - but is pulled back to earth when she is revived by the doctors. Lizzie feels sure that during the 184 seconds that she lay dead, something latched on to ...
Style: serious, mind bending, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, poltergeist, supernatural ability, cons and scams, family relations, haunted house, urban, deadly, family problems, supernatural, journalism, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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