Movies like Pulse

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Pulse (2006)
 4.7
 29K
Pulse (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When their computer hacker friend accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal, a group of co-eds rally to stop a terrifying evil from taking over the world.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, intense, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, ghost, suicide, computer virus, college, graphic violence, college life, computers and web, fear, survival, paranoia, interracial friendship, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death of friend, technophobia, grudge, supernatural horror, parasite, computer cracker, greed, virus, internet ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: ohio

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Most similar movies to Pulse

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, death, catastrophe, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Pulse: The Apparition (2012), White Noise (2005), Shutter (2008), Soul Survivors (2001), One Missed Call (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 20K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, isolation, internet, suicide, college student, missing person, supernatural, mystery, lifestyle, confined, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 20K
The Apparition (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Plagued by frightening occurrences in their home, Kelly and Ben learn that a university's parapsychology experiment produced an entity that is now haunting them. The malevolent spirit feeds on fear and torments the couple no matter where they ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, disappearance, paranormal, haunted by the past, experiment, fear, haunted house, experiment gone awry, evil spirit, pandora\'s box, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1973, 2010s, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 49K
White Noise (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, spirit, ghost, death of wife, supernatural, dealing with death, death, obsession, loss, remote control, mystery, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 34K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, revenge, photographer, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, haunted by the past, student life, college life, alternate reality, car accident, life & death, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, destiny, cowardice, friendship, delusion, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 144K
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, mystery, murder, suicide, vengeance, family curse, paranormal activity, attic, catatonia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 299K
The Mist (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten ...
Style: bleak, bad ending, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, apocalypse, trapped, fog, creature, deadly creature, chaos and mayhem, spider, fear, tentacle, religious fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space and aliens, mind game, pregnancy, evil alien, genetics, supernatural ability, alien life-form, village, supernatural power, small town life, babies and infants, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 42K
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: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, forest, haunted house, family relations, suicide, violence, hallucination, sisters, twins, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 53K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, eye, seeing dead people, blindness, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, panic attack, cheating death ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 16K
Flight 7500 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Flight 7500 departs Los Angeles International Airport bound for Tokyo. As the overnight flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean during its ten-hour course, the passengers encounter what appears to be a supernatural force in the cabin.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: airplane, supernatural, ghost, survival, confined, afterlife, supernatural power, passenger, stewardess, friends, flying, no survivors ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 21K
Phantoms (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, hotel, apocalypse, survival, extinction, monster, military, good versus evil, sheriff, ghost town, quarantine ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 13K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, slasher ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demon, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Ghostmaker (2012)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of college friends discover a 15th century coffin that allows them to experience the world as ghosts. While their first adventures in the spirit world are playful and innocent, the "Box of Shadows" soon brings out the group's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, death, deathtrap, buddies, supernatural, college, survival, violence, friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 49K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, murder, supernatural, supernatural horror, investigation, crimes, serial killer, hospital, haunted house, ghost story ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.9
 58K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, poltergeist, haunted house, family relations, child in peril, chaos and mayhem, chaos, family in danger, family problems, good versus evil, human host ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, experiment gone awry, survival, investigation, death, creature, laboratory, transformation, secrets, genetics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3.1
 2K
Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, tv show, haunted house, survival, supernatural, graphic violence, media, danger, deadly, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 37K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, macabre, bleak, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, infected, creature, survival, infection, parasite, virus, weekend, partners in crime, death, hostage, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.5
 52K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, scary, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, spiritualism, ouija board, board game, supernatural power, haunted house, supernatural horror, seance, evil spirit, medium ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 73K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: quarantine, virus, graphic violence, zombie, plague, uncover truth, chaos, tv reporter, isolation, supernatural, confined, found footage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: characters killed one by one, destiny, death, youth, supernatural, race against time, psychic, life & death, group of friends, freak accident, survival, air disaster ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Ghost in the Machine (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Karl, a technician in a computer shop, is also the "Address Book Killer," who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address books. Terry and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's ...
Style: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hospital, technology, murder, virtual reality, computer, computer virus, psychopath, ghost, single parent, stalking, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: midwest, ohio, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, teenage girl, murder, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 85K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, mental institution, mysterious character, social worker, uncover truth, family in danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, psychopath, infidelity, apocalypse, survival, murder, violence spree, brutality, violent, zombie, supernatural, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, isolation, fear, psychotherapy, murder, graphic violence, child killer, actor, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.2
 708
Zombex (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: ZOMBEX tells the story of a post-Katrina New Orleans as it deals with a new disaster, a zombie apocalypse. NOLA residents are no longer experiencing the depression and post-traumatic stress due to the trauma of the hurricane, thanks to the ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, chaos, supernatural, graphic violence, sexual content, escapades, survival, anti depressant, post traumatic stress, catastrophe, revolutionary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 75K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, alien, disorder, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, alien abduction, evil alien, bird, abduction, graphic violence, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%