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, curse, 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 ...

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Most similar movies to The Spiral

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, mystery, ghost, murder and crimes mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Spiral: Spiral (2000), The Ring 2 (1999), Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003), One Missed Call 2 (2005), Ring 0: Birthday (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, curse, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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100%
 5.9
 13K
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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: curse, ghost, good versus evil, videotaping, supernatural, vengeance, couples, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, grudge, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, vengeful ghost, afterlife, crimes, danger, supernatural, revenge, deadly, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, abandoned house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, curse, vengeance, afterlife, investigation, mystery, journalism, danger, deadly, supernatural, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: split personality, supernatural, mystery, curse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, danger, ghost, a vision, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 1K
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, hypnosis, ghost, danger, crimes, husband wife relationship, investigation, mental illness, hallucination, supernatural, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 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, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, ghost, black magic, car accident, drowning, vengeance, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural, rivalry, danger, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, 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, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 7.1
 331K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 31K
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, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 5K
Marebito (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: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, psychopath, murder, obsession, vampire, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, gory, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, scary, serious, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, rivalry, crimes, gory, premonition, children's book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, ghost, murder, psychopath, mind game, deadly, danger, supernatural, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, slasher, scary ...
Plot: forest, murder, ghost, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violent death, haunted by the past, danger, police investigation, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, curse, murder, ghost, fear, grudge, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, danger, investigation, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, scary, bleak
Plot: ghost, curse, supernatural, teenage life, terminal illness, family problems, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mystery, losing-it hero, uncover truth, deadly, mysterious character, supernatural, dangerous attraction, afterlife, infidelity, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 141K
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, gory, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, family curse, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, danger, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, surreal, tense ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, crimes, disorder, couples, couple relations, vengeance, mind game, rivalry, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 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, scary, captivating, serious, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, mystery, couples, danger, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, grudge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 664
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: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, saga, scary ...
Plot: police detective, split personality, wedding, graphic violence, rivalry, mysterious character, supernatural, memory loss, who done it, murder, curses spells and rituals, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 862
The Seamstress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 76 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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, seamstress, curse, crimes, deadly, ghost, vigilantism, supernatural, vengeance, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 13K
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 ⇓
33%
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: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, pregnancy, serial killer, love triangle, curses spells and rituals, gory, psychopath, couples, supernatural, journalism, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, ghost, murder, danger, investigation, crimes, deadly, supernatural, mystery, paranormal phenomena, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, slasher, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, hidden identity, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 28K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, able to see the dead, woman in danger, transplant, hospital, supernatural ability, blind girl, blindness, afterlife, hanging, disfigurement, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 110K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mystery, investigation, serial killer, mental institution, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%