Movies like Ring

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Ring (1998)
 7.2
 65K
Ring (1998)
Original name: リング
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, frightening, macabre, scary, tense, atmospheric, serious, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, back from the dead, supernatural power, dark secret, mysterious death, journalist, curse, teacher, scientist, good versus evil, family in danger, urban legend, divorced divorcee, loss of daughter, telephone call, videotaping, found footage, family relations, parents and children, family problems, foreknowledge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Ring

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and weird films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, brutality, death, ghosts and storytelling mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ring: Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), One Missed Call (2003), The Grudge (2004), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Orphanage (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.4
 92K
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, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ 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: 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 ⇓
100%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, mystery, haunted by the past, missing child, investigation, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ 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: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, mystery, mysterious death, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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, deadly, danger, mental illness, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision, curse ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 48K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, murder, curse, supernatural, supernatural horror, danger, serial killer, crimes, investigation, deadly, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 148K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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, macabre, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, death, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, 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, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, investigation, mystery, vengeance, afterlife, journalism, supernatural, danger, deadly, teenage life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Hell House LLC (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Five years after an unexplained malfunction causes the death of 15 tour-goers and staff on the opening night of a Halloween haunted house tour, a documentary crew travels back to the scene of the tragedy to find out what really happened.
Style: dark, suspenseful, brutal, tense
Plot: found footage, investigation, dark secret, haunted house, abandoned hotel, hanging, mysterious death, basement, house, group of friends, brutality, ghost ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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, 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 ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
26%
 5.6
 60K
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, teacher, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974, 2000s, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, abandoned hospital, paranormal investigation, deadly, mental institution, danger, maze, ghost hunter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Carnival of Souls (1962)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: gothic, cult film, atmospheric, psychotronic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, female protagonist, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, carnival, zombie, supernatural horror, car accident ...
Place: utah, usa, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This Japan production spins-off the story of the first Paranormal Activity film by having the ghost from the first film follow a student back to her homeland after a visit to San Diego where she is tragically injured during a car accident. Back home ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family relations, danger, paranormal activity, haunted house, graphic violence, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, nightmare comes true, disability, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, serious, dark ...
Plot: found footage, investigation, curse, disappearance, occult, journalist, danger, demon, ghost, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 2000s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 226K
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 ⇓
22%
 6.1
 103K
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, demons, mirror, family in danger, investigation, demon, evil, uncover truth, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, ghost, fear, panic, paranormal activity, supernatural, nightmare, danger, videotaping, evil force, demonic possession, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 451K
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, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, fear, paranormal activity, haunted by the past, evil force, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, demon, christmas, family in danger, haunted house, danger, curses spells and rituals, human host, couples, found footage, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, imaginary friend, videotaping, supernatural, garage, ghost, haunted house, graphic violence, danger, invisibility, poltergeist, levitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 41K
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, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, maggot, violence, ghosts, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, supernatural, ghost, found footage, paranormal activity, evil force, haunted house, graphic violence, danger, terrorizing, invisibility ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
21%
 6.5
 119K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, insanity, paranormal activity, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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 ⇓
20%