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The Return (2006)
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The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she is the killer's next target. Determined to solve the mystery and escape her apparent fate, Joanna follows her visions to the victim's hometown and finds that some secrets just do not stay buried.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense, scary, macabre, enigmatic, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, haunted by the past, a vision, crimes, amateur detective, deadly, wound, obsession, death, violence, pursuit, flash forward, stalker, brutality, graphic violence, grudge, ghost, memory, chase, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Return

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, murder, deadly, ghost, mystery and violence mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Return: Half Light (2006), The Boy (2016), Dream House (2011), The Grudge (2004), Sinister (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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 6.0
 82K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, violence, nanny, ghosts, haunted house, plot twist, mystery, mansion, boy, supernatural, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 64K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 140K
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, gory, curse, supernatural, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, ghosts, family curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.8
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Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, haunted house, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, attic, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.1
 325K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, murder, parents and children, uncover truth, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 12K
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, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, split personality, deadly, danger, mental illness, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, curse ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 33K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Thailand
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, twist ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new york, mount fuji ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 80K
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, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 76K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, rape, clairvoyance, murder, paranoia, hypnosis, haunted house, supernatural, nightmare, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, violence, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, deadly, filmmaking, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
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Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, danger, mystery, prison, murder, confined, deadly, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 33K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, witch doctor, doctors and patients, mental illness, female psychiatrist, supernatural horror, voodoo, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 18K
The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: demonic possession, curse, ghost, supernatural, murder, deadly, investigation, serial killer, crimes, family in danger, gory, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, deadly, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, jump scare, woman, violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 108K
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, investigation, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, mental institution, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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48%
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The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy, new york ...
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48%
 5.9
 13K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 656
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: tense, psychological, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, mentally unstable, uncover truth, deadly, hopes, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, estate, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.3
 1K
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 ⇓
47%
 2.4
 789
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, crimes, supernatural, danger, vengeance, survival, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, blood, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
46%
 6.2
 5K
Phone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend's young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, journalism, cell phone, haunted by the past, obsession, mystery, supernatural, investigation, evil spirit, crimes, teenage life, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 42K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: twist ending, scary, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, suicide, polaroid, photographer, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
45%
The Levenger Tapes (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: found footage, missing person, danger, police investigation, wilderness, deadly, supernatural, survival, violence, death, missing child, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%