Movies like The Spiral

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The Spiral (1998)
 5.2
 3K
The Spiral (1998)
Original name: らせん
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young pathologist seeks answers to the mysterious death of a friend and soon comes into contact with the same cursed videotape that caused the death of the friend's wife and son, which is haunted by the curse of Sadako, a relentless spirit.
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, sequel to cult film
Plot: ghost, rebirth, car accident, code, videotaping, crimes, vengeance, supernatural, heroes, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, mystery, danger, family problems, couples, terminal illness, curses spells and rituals, gory, deadly, rivalry, unfulfillment, serial killer, pathology, love, sex ...

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Most similar movies to The Spiral

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about supernatural, danger, deadly, mystery, ghost, murder and crimes mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Spiral: Spiral (2000), The Ring 2 (1999), One Missed Call 2 (2005), Nightmare Detective (2006), Body (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 7K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 12K
The Ring 2 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: While investigating the horrifying death of her boyfriend, Mai Takano (Miki Nakatani) learns about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a disturbing girl named Sadako, which kills anyone who watches it exactly one week later. When her boyfriend’s ...
Style: scary, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, videotaping, curse, supernatural, vengeance, grudge, couples, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, mystery, investigation, afterlife, vengeance, journalism, supernatural, deadly, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, rivalry, crimes, supernatural ability, deadly, mystery, danger, psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 996
Body (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Chon is suffering from having bad times while sleeping. He tries not to sleep because he's scared of a girl in his nightmares. In the dreams, the girl screams for help before she is cruelly killed. Ae, Chon's sister is worried about the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, crimes, danger, ghost, husband wife relationship, investigation, mental illness, hallucination, sleeping, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 30K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, custody, parents and children, single parent, dead girl ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Stranger from Afar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, haunted by the past, slasher, investigation, danger, mystery, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, supernatural, gory, premonition, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 3K
4bia (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 240 min.
Story: 4bia or Phobia (Thai: สี่แพร่ง or See Prang) is a Horror Anthology. The first segment, "Happiness" is about a lonely girl who corresponded with a stranger over hand phone text messaging and soon discovered something strange ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curse, black magic, drowning, car accident, mystery, supernatural, vengeance, woman in danger, rivalry, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: asian horror, scary, mind bending, serious, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, pregnancy, traffic accident, car accident, curse, crimes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, haunted by the past, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, psychopath, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mind game, danger, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 317K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, split personality, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, ghost, curse ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Spider Forest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods. KANG Min regains his consciousness 14 days after brain surgery following a mysterious accident he had in the forest. Shockingly enough, the first thing he says is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violent death, danger, deadly, police investigation, life is a bitch, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, supernatural, deadly, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, afterlife, woman in danger, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 2K
Gemini (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, rivalry, disorder, couples, memory loss, vengeance, crimes, mind game, mystery, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, mystery, danger, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 3K
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, captivating, scary, serious, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, mystery, couples, deadly, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, gory, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 626
The Hypnotist (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's birthday. A middle aged detective investigating one of ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, split personality, wedding, afterlife, memory loss, who done it, mental illness, danger, police investigation, crime, rivalry, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A female projectionist is haunted by the image of a small boy. Perhaps driven by insanity from a former abortion she goes on a killing spree, gutting women and removing their stomaches. Her relationship with her attractive and successful friend ...
Style: surreal, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, pregnancy, serial killer, love triangle, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, gory, couples, deadly, mystery, ghost, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 145K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, surprise ending, psychological, macabre, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, supernatural, death, fear, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Book of Blood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the wraparound story penned by Clive Barker in the author's "Books of Blood" collection, the story centers on a paranormal expert who, while investigating a gruesome slaying, finds a house that is at the intersection of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, ghost, murder, investigation, danger, crimes, supernatural, deadly, mystery, paranormal phenomena, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak
Plot: ghost, cancer, supernatural, terminal illness, teenage life, family problems, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, murder, curse, fear, grudge, supernatural, ghost, afterlife, investigation, mystery, danger, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 831
The Seamstress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Seamstress was brought into being by the desperate curse of an innocent woman being tortured to death by a vigilante mob. Voracious for blood, the hideously-mutilated specter hunts a small group of friends who become trapped on the island where ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, seamstress, slasher, deadly, crimes, ghost, vigilantism, danger, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.4
 91K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 17K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, deadly, family life, paranormal activity, danger, mystery, parents and children, loss of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 2K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, psychopath, rivalry, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
30%
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