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The Rite (2011)
 6.0
 90K
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, tense, psychological, disturbing, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: clergy, curses spells and rituals, church, vatican, exorcism, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, seminary, power relations, religions or cults, catholicism, student, spirit, self discovery, hospital, catholic, miscarriage, exorcist, toad, violinist, priest, lame, limp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, xian, latin america

Most similar movies to The Rite

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, demon, murder, death, blood and priest mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Rite: The Exorcist (1973), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), The Vatican Tapes (2015), The Nun (2018), Exorcist: The Beginning (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.0
 357K
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, suspense, suspenseful, frightening, psychological ...
Plot: devil, religion, supernatural, evil force, demons, supernatural ability, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, paranormal activity, demon, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., usa, middle east, asia, iraq
⇓ 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, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: devil, demons, courtroom, priest, halloween, lawyer, evil force, curses spells and rituals, teenage girl, supernatural, religion, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: supernatural horror, demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, exorcist, vatican, supernatural, religions or cults, clergy, danger, evil, loss of control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 115K
The Nun (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking ...
Style: scary, surprise ending, bleak, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural horror, demon, nun, priest, evil nun, murder, spirit, violence, murder mystery, buried alive, ghost ...
Time: year 1952
Place: romania, rome italy, xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, demonic possession, exorcism, good versus evil, gory, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: demonic possession, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, supernatural, evil force, priest, bible, partners, good versus evil, religions or cults, gory, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Morocco
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: good versus evil, archaeologist, supernatural, priest, church, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, danger, exorcism, deadly, supernatural ability, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1947, year 1944
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, danger, supernatural ability, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, paris france, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 47K
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, psychological, scary, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, supernatural, dealing with death, death, obsession, loss, ghost, remote control, mystery, voice, spirit, contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
The Prophecy (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The angel Gabriel comes to Earth to collect a soul which will end the stalemated war in Heaven, and only a former priest and a little girl can stop him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, biblical ...
Plot: good versus evil, devil, prophecy, angel, afterlife, religions or cults, god, supernatural, society, insubordination, vicious, religion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 302K
Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: mind bending, stylized, gothic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, angel, supernatural ability, demons, demon, devil, lucifer, hell, psychic, god or devil, exorcism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 6K
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, dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, witch, good versus evil, danger, church, escapades, supernatural ability, surrealism, evil dead, priest ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ 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, countryside, ghost, justice, family relations, family, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crucifixion (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest is jailed for the murder of a nun on whom he was performing an exorcism, an investigative journalist strives to determine whether he in fact murdered a mentally ill person, or if he lost the battle with a demonic presence.
Style: based on true events, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: demonic possession, priest, investigation, journalist, prison, exorcism, exorcist, nun, supernatural power, demon, death, crucifix ...
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, serious, suspense, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exorcism, satanic cult, religion, evil spirit, human sacrifice, preacher, supernatural, evil force, paranormal activity, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, psychological, gothic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, antichrist, mystery, religions or cults, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, devil, reincarnation, chosen one, serial killer, satanism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Blackwater Valley Exorcism (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Disturbed Isabelle is locked in a fierce battle with a vicious demon that's hell-bent on owning her soul
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: ghost, reincarnation, afterlife, battles, supernatural, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, clergy, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, ghosts, danger, woman in danger, death, twins, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, haunted by the past, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 5K
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: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 64K
Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young woman with no strong religious beliefs, Frankie Paige begins having strange and violent experiences, showing signs of the wounds that Jesus received when crucified. When the Vatican gets word of Frankie's situation, a high-ranking ...
Style: suspenseful, biblical, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Plot: miraculous event, religion, vatican, secrets, danger, priest, supernatural, woman in danger, hopes, faith, moral dilemma, mission from god ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, brazil, rome italy, new york, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, murder, miraculous event, church, mysterious character, investigation, mystery, supernatural ability, healing power, religions or cults, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 28K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, able to see the dead, transplant, hospital, woman in danger, blindness, afterlife, hanging, traffic jam, disfigurement, surgery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 77K
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, twists and turns ...
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 ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, writer's life, estrangement, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, self sacrifice, father son relationship, church, religions or cults, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s
Place: barcelona, barcelona spain, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 138K
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, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, death, sacrifice, graphic violence, violence, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, satanism, murder, demon, autism, apocalypse, custody, religions or cults, danger, save the world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, violence, ritual murder, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, religions or cults, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mother of Tears (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ancient urn is found in a cemetery outside Rome. Once opened, it triggers a series of violent incidents: robberies, rapes and murders increase dramatically, while several mysterious, evil-looking young women coming from all over the world are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: witch, good versus evil, chaos, torture, coffin, black magic, supernatural, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, danger, supernatural ability, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.2
 29K
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, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, hometown, danger, mentally unstable, ghost, gory, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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