Movies like The Rite

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The Rite (2011)
 6.0
 85K
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, suspense, macabre, serious ...
Plot: church, clergy, supernatural, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, vatican, exorcism, teachers and students, seminary, power relations, supernatural ability, catholicism, student, spirit, hospital, secrets, exorcist, life & death, revenge, redemption, violinist, priest, miscarriage, limp, toad ...
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, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, mentor, supernatural horror, storytelling, dialogue and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Rite: Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), Stigmata (1999), The Nun (2018), The Exorcist III (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: good versus evil, archaeologist, faith, church, priest, exorcism, crisis of faith, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, gory, satan, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1947, 1940s, year 1944
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: archaeologist, good versus evil, paganism, relic, exorcism, demonic possession, priest, gory, clergy, devil, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1949, 1940s
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: suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: catholicism, courtroom, teenage girl, good versus evil, supernatural, courtroom drama, lawyer, priest, uncover truth, danger, curses spells and rituals, religion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 60K
Stigmata (1999)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
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, psychological, scary, bleak, biblical ...
Plot: miraculous event, danger, vatican, supernatural, christian, faith, religion, hopes, woman in danger, demons, moral dilemma, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, rome italy, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 81K
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: bleak, scary, disturbing, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, evil nun, spirit, demonic possession, priest, murder, father, supernatural horror, nun, mysterious death, murder mystery ...
Place: romania
⇓ 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, priest, exorcism, gory, police detective, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death penalty, suspicion of murder, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: usa, virginia, copenhagen denmark, washington d.c., india
⇓ 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak
Plot: exorcism, clergy, supernatural, religions or cults, danger, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, demonic possession, vatican, evil, supernatural horror, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exorcism, found footage, satanic cult, satanic ritual, preacher, human sacrifice, farm, ghost, supernatural, clergy, curses spells and rituals, evil spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 119K
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, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, toy comes to life, cult, danger, demonic possession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 328K
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, psychological, biblical ...
Plot: supernatural ability, evil force, supernatural, priest, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, devil, religions or cults, girl, clergy, good versus evil, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, iraq, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: incest, supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, apocalypse, pedophilia, daughter, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, danger, deadly, clergy ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: police investigation, curses spells and rituals, priest, supernatural, demonic possession, bible, good versus evil, gory, partners, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
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%
 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, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, dealing with death, death, loss, paranormal phenomena, voice, ghost, afterlife, remote control, mystery, obsession, contact ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 47K
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, woman in danger, danger, revenge, haunted by the past, twins, ghosts, death, brutality, rabbi ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: witch, ghost, justice, family, countryside, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, rape, supernatural, chase, death, redemption ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, offbeat, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, dealing with death, danger, couple relations, mystery, supernatural, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, afterlife, psychic, doctors and patients, untimely death, psychology, death, psychologist, tragic event ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
38%
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, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, demon, satanism, murder, autism, supernatural ability, religions or cults, danger, save the world, apocalypse, custody ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 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 ⇓
37%
 6.9
 250K
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, demons, danger, evil spirit, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 53K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, danger, evil force, supernatural, paranormal activity, ancient mystery, ghost, possessed girl, family relations, curses spells and rituals, exorcism, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
36%
 7.4
 189K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, demonic possession, haunted house, danger, ghost, riddles and clues, single mother, paranormal investigation, demon, psychic, seance, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
36%
 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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, babies and infants, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, nightmare, stranger, betrayal, reincarnation, obsession, supernatural, love and romance, family relations, couple relations, husband wife relationship, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.5
 5K
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, witch, supernatural ability, danger, church, evil dead, escapades, clergy, priest, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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