Movies like The Ring

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The Ring (2002)
 7.1
 320K
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, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense, gloomy, serious, contemplative, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, family relations, urban legend, female protagonist, crimes, parents and children, danger, uncover truth, curse, mysterious death, paranormal phenomena, axe, horse, fear, island, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to The Ring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, atmospheric and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, death, storytelling, weird, brutality and demons mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ring: The Conjuring (2013), Ring (1998), The Grudge (2004), One Missed Call (2008), Insidious (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
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100%
 7.5
 440K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, evil ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 64K
Ring (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, frightening, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, mysterious death, supernatural power, dark secret, journalist, curse, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 139K
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, supernatural, ghost, curse, gory, mystery, murder, imaginary, suicide, vengeance, ghosts, family curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, ghost, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 278K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, evil spirit, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, danger, family in danger, demons, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 190K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, mysterious character, female psychopath, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, deadly, insanity, murderer, killer child, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 221K
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, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, ghost, fear, danger, evil force, family in danger, paranormal activity, attic, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 146K
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, serious, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, haunted by the past, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, death, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, cell phone, afterlife, vengeance, mystery, investigation, journalism, supernatural, deadly, danger, teenage life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 102K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, demon, mirror, evil, demons, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 78K
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, mental institution, demons, danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 30K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, seance, inheritance, mystery, isolated house, uncover truth, haunted by the past, estate, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, new york, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 40K
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: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, in the woods, family relations, suicide, violence, maggot, hallucination, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 255K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: fear, ghost, isolation, evil, survival, haunted house, trapped, insanity, paranormal activity, paranoia, danger, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 59K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, imaginary friend, elevator, drowning, apartment, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 2K
Ring (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Korean adaption of the novel 'Ringu'. A journalist investigates the mysterious death of her niece and discovers that she and her friends have all died under mysterious circumstance.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, deadly, chases and races, race against time, supernatural, investigation, crimes, graphic violence, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, strong female presence, antidote ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: dark, suspense, scary, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, supernatural power, corpse, dead woman, autopsy, evil power, crematorium, mysterious death, murder ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, flooding, losing-it hero, danger, custody, parents and children, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, danger, deadly, mental illness, a vision, curses spells and rituals, ghost, curse ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, danger, mind game, supernatural ability, child in peril, demons, demon, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 35K
The Fog (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lighthouse, fog, small town, supernatural, ghost, danger, vengeance, leprosy, mystery, haunted by the past, prophecy, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: ghost, good versus evil, videotaping, curse, supernatural, vengeance, grudge, couples, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 49K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, uncover truth, danger, ghosts, woman in danger, death, twins, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 209K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, ghost, justice, family relations, family, countryside, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 32K
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, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, supernatural, murder, psychiatrist, witch doctor, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, supernatural horror, voodoo, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%