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Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
 6.1
 8K
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Original name: リング0 バースデイ
Genre: Horror, 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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, serious, tense, suspense, surprise ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: journalist, good versus evil, split personality, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, killer, theatre group, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, mental illness, danger, deadly, woman in danger, rivalry, self control, murder, a vision, tragedy, ghost, theater, supernatural power, destruction, supernatural horror, dead girl ...
Time: 20s, 50s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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Most similar movies to Ring 0: Birthday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, storytelling, death, murder and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Ring 0: Birthday: Amityville: The Awakening (2017), The Grudge 2 (2006), The Ring 2 (1999), The Ring (2002), One Missed Call 3: Final (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, twin sister, nightmare, coma, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 44K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, hospital, good versus evil, little boy, curse, goth, murder, supernatural, high school, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, usa, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.0
 11K
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, curse, good versus evil, vengeance, mystery, supernatural ability, supernatural, female corpse, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 295K
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, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, telephone, journalist, death, little girl, race against time, female protagonist, island, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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One Missed Call 3: Final (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Emiri, a timid high school girl, is bullied mercilessly by her classmates, but when her friend, Asuka, stands up for her, Asuka becomes the target of the bullying instead. Emiri, not wanting to be bullied again, avoids Asuka. Worn down, Asuka ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, mobile phone, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, mystery, supernatural ability, high school, crimes, danger, teenage life, scare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.9
 130K
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: scary, gothic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, ghosts, family curse, old woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 14K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, internet, suicide, computer, student, supernatural, computers and web, afterlife, mystery, confined, isolation, technophobia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.3
 58K
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, good versus evil, urban legend, loss of daughter, psychic, teacher, scientist, supernatural, obsession, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 478
The Locker (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 71 min.
Story: A group of teenagers unleash a curse when they use haunted public lockers in Shibuya. Supposedly, if you leave a gift in one of the lockers you will be lucky in love. However, the results are anything but lucky as a creepy female ghost with long ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, ghost, locker, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, student life, urban, mystery, deadly, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.0
 6K
The Terror (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: ghost, castle, baron, haunted by the past, mystery, soldier, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, murder, mysterious character, supernatural ability, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 157K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, redemption, paranormal activity, secrets, afterlife, hospital, imaginary friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, uncover truth, woman in danger, haunted by the past, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Grace Rhodes, who is studying to be a doctor, returns to her hometown as a strange illness is afflicting the local children. The symptoms include a high fever and spasms, but even weirder is what happens the next day: All those with the illness ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, blood, corn, sheriff, barn, preacher, gory, violence, children, serial killer, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, panic, social worker, attic, investigation, missing child, mystery, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 26K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural ability, woman in danger, blindness, able to see the dead, transplant, ghosts, supernatural power, hallucination, eye, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 15K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dollhouse, curse, demonic possession, goth, supernatural, ghost, curses spells and rituals, sibling relationship, murder of son, broken neck, stabbing, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Poltergeist III (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Carol Anne has been sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle in an effort to hide her from the clutches of the ghostly Reverend Kane, but he tracks her down and terrorises her in her relatives' appartment in a tall glass building. Will he finally ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, demon, skyscraper, afterlife, good versus evil, supernatural, urban, mysterious character, religion and supernatural, devil, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, orphan, pregnancy, ghost, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, obsession, mystery, parents and children, siblings relations, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
36%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, college, hallucination, ghost, death, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, gory, college life, sole survivor, haunted by the past, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 91K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, supernatural, demon, murder, gory, adultery, vengeance, danger, monster, blood, death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 28K
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, family, nightmare, parent child relationship, custody ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.5
 133
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary
Plot: ghost, vengeance, in the woods, deadly, supernatural, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, rivalry, urban legend, suicide, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, found footage, psychopath, slasher, obsession, split personality, mind game, crimes, deadly, murderous pair, investigation, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 37K
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: asian horror, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, revenge, suicide, strobe light, polaroid, nightmare, secret lover, photographer, car accident, gory, supernatural, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 70K
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, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, danger, demons, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, gory, doctors and patients, social misfits, mind game, danger, supernatural, college, serial killer, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 30K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, forest, grave, witch doctor, catholicism, fear, mentally unstable, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Final Destination 2 (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, danger, supernatural ability, a vision, hospital, ambulance, gory, escapades, haunted by the past, death, drowning, coincidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 5K
Asylum (1972)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, mental institution, anthology, murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, supernatural ability, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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