Movies like The Rite

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The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense, psychological, frightening, suspense, intense ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, danger, teachers and students, hospital, apprentice, exorcist, exorcism, seminary, toad, vatican, limp, miscarriage, priest, violinist, devil, god, deal with the devil, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, latin america

Most similar movies to The Rite

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, murder, hospital and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Rite: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Exorcist III (1990), Viy (1967), Deliver Us from Evil (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Haunted by terrible acts the Nazis forced him to participate in, the disenchanted Father Lankester Merrin focuses his energies on helping with an archaeological dig in the northern part of Kenya. There, the crew uncovers a church that predates ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, exorcism, church, crisis of faith, priest, faith, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, satan, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1947, 1940s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, paganism, relic, exorcism, demonic possession, priest, gory, clergy, devil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949
Place: africa, kenya, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, supernatural, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, exorcism, priest, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, missing person, death penalty, suspicion of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: usa, virginia, india, washington d.c., copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 4K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, danger, witch, church, clergy, evil dead, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, curses spells and rituals, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.0
 318K
The Exorcist (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 12-year-old Regan MacNeil begins to adapt an explicit new personality as strange events befall the local area of Georgetown. Her mother becomes torn between science and superstition in a desperate bid to save her daughter, and ultimately turns to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, clergy, exorcism, good versus evil, girl, losing-it hero, crisis of faith ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 1K
Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: clergy, church, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, family relations, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural ability, mind game, uncover truth, afterlife, murder ...
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, no music ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, exorcism, satanic cult, satanic ritual, found footage, human sacrifice, preacher, farm, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, babies and infants, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 3K
The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, gory, vengeance, supernatural ability, clergy, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 10K
Lost Souls (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small group of Catholics led by an ailing priest believe that Satan intends to become man, just as God did in the person of Jesus. The writings of a possessed mental patient lead them to Peter Kelson, a writer who studies serial killers. They ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, futuristic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: incest, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, apocalypse, pedophilia, daughter, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
The Vatican Tapes (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a highly secured vault deep within the walls of Vatican City, the Catholic Church holds thousands of old films and video footage documenting exorcisms/supposed exorcisms and other unexplained religious phenomena they feel the world is not ready ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: exorcism, clergy, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, religions or cults, danger, supernatural, deadly, demonic possession, hostility, car driving, catholicism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
11-11-11: The Prophecy (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: church, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, sibling relationship, writer's life, estrangement, religions or cults, danger, statue, loss of faith, maze, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
41%
 5.3
 4K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, serious, tense ...
Plot: nanny, hidden identity, mysterious character, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, gory, death, sacrifice, witches, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 46K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, revenge, twins, ghosts, death, brutality, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.6
 44K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, angel, good versus evil, supernatural, demonic possession, investigation, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 67K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, deadly, murder, death of girlfriend, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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 ⇓
38%
 5.5
 45K
White Noise (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, death, dealing with death, ghost, loss, voice, paranormal phenomena, bedridden, audio cassette, time, inspector, waterfront ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.2
 28K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, hometown, supernatural, ghost, gory, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, danger, parents and children, destiny, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, christian horror ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, autism, satanism, demon, murder, supernatural ability, religions or cults, sibling relationship, hospital, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
37%
The Last Exorcism Part II (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, found footage, woman in danger, deadly, ghost, mentally unstable, supernatural ability, starting over, memory loss, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: small town, church, possession, dog, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious global blackout yields countless populations to simply vanish, leaving only their clothes and possessions behind. A small handful of survivors band together in a dimly-lit tavern on 7th Street, struggling to combat the apocalyptic ...
Style: atmospheric, light, scary, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vestiges of humanity, supernatural, apocalypse, survival, candle, sunrise, flashlight, hospital, power outage, darkness, tv station, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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