Movies like The Ring

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The Ring (2002)
 7.1
 288K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
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, surprise ending, suspense, gloomy, twists and turns, serious, surreal, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, island, crimes, danger, uncover truth, cabin in the woods, mysterious death, curse, horse, mystery, urban legend, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: 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, storytelling, dialogue, ghost, ghosts and brutality mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ring: One Missed Call (2008), Ring (1998), The Grudge (2004), Case 39 (2009), Mirrors (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan, USA, Germany
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: ghost, investigation, mobile phone, supernatural, mystery, cowardliness, uncover truth, destiny, sms, delusion, friendship, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 57K
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, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, family in danger, obsession, good versus evil, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic, teacher, scientist, supernatural, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 128K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, family curse, nurse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 69K
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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 95K
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: supernatural, ghost, family in danger, hallucination, evil, possession, investigation, medication, schizophrenia, uncover truth, store, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, orphan, haunted house, psychic, haunted by the past, supernatural, missing child, seance, death, paranormal activity, hallucinations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 12K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, dealing with death, haunted by the past, family problems, uncover truth, death in the family, village life, danger, village, loss of child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hospital, ghost, investigation, knife, spirit, good versus evil, tv show, mystery, supernatural, slasher, clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: suspense, scary, dark, suspenseful, bad ending ...
Plot: supernatural, morgue, supernatural horror, witch, corpse, autopsy, self sacrifice, mysterious death, severed tongue, witchcraft, mystery, plot twist ...
Place: london
⇓ 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, serious, scary, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, restaurant, gory, supernatural ability, mobile phone, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan, asia, japan, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, investigation, race against time, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, deadly, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, child murder, kitchen, little boy, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 369K
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, danger, witch, paranormal activity, seance, riddles and clues, haunted by the past, investigation, death, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, college, ghost, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, mind game, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: justice, witch, ghost, family, supernatural, countryside, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, rape, chase, death, sexual abuse ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 58K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 168K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, dangerous attraction, chase, death, friendship, paranoia, group of friends, being followed, fright, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, chase, supernatural, gory, survival, monster, danger, brother, serial killer, death, brother sister relationship, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, stalker, curse, fear, gory, supernatural, grudge, curses spells and rituals, vengeful ghost, missing child ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 29K
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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, fear, witch doctor, grave, forest, catholicism, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 241K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, fear, danger, coma, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 27K
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, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, water, child custody, drowning, supernatural, mystery, single parent, nightmare, family, parent child relationship, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 35K
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, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, in the woods, family relations, suicide, twins, maggot, hallucination, violence, american abroad, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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