Movies like The Return 2006

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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, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, a vision, haunted by the past, crimes, amateur detective, wound, obsession, chase, death, violence, flash forward, stalker, brutality, graphic violence, grudge, ghost, memory, sex, dancing, revenge, fight ...
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, murder, supernatural, deadly, ghost, crimes 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), The Ring (2002). 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, afterlife, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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 6.0
 89K
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, scary, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, violence, haunted house, mystery, boy, supernatural, mansion, murder, dealing with death, ghost, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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100%
 6.0
 66K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
55%
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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, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, life is a bitch, curse, race against time, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes, parents and children, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
51%
 6.8
 243K
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, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, fear, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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50%
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 ⇓
48%
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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, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, good versus evil, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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 ⇓
45%
 4.3
 4K
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, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, violence, woman, deadly, danger, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
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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, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, prison, supernatural, confined, crimes, rivalry, mystery, investigation, police detective, violence, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, scary, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, old dark house, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, filmmaking, violence, rain, strong female presence, halloween ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 81K
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: afterlife, psychic, haunted house, ghost, clairvoyance, hypnosis, murder, paranoia, rape, supernatural, nightmare, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 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: curse, demonic possession, ghost, supernatural, murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, haunted house, hospital, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.2
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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: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, supernatural, sorority, crimes, prank, youth, mystery, supernatural ability, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 112K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 34K
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, supernatural, psychiatrist, murder, doctors and patients, supernatural horror, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, life is a bitch, child in peril, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, haunted house, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, mentally unstable, mystery, uncover truth, estate, supernatural, murder, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, minnesota
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42%
 3.4
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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, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, crimes, vengeance, psychopath, murder, small town, violence, diner, farm, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
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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, suspenseful, atmospheric, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, car accident, nightmare, supernatural, photographer, suicide, uncover truth, revenge, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
 2.6
 855
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, plymouth, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: ghost, journalism, cell phone, investigation, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, obsession, evil spirit, crimes, mentally unstable, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, crimes, talking to the dead, serial killer, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives, flashback, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
 2K
Munger Road (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road
Style: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, urban legend, small town, missing person, crimes, ghost hunter, teenager, ghost, loss, demon, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Levenger Tapes (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 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, police investigation, supernatural, wilderness, survival, death, violence, law enforcement, missing child, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 93K
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, doll, legend, ventriloquist, murder, small town, mystery, urban legend, investigation, clown, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 977
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, serial killer, escaped mental patient, escape, strong violent content, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%