Movies like The Ruins

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The Ruins (2008)
 5.8
 69K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, gory, ruins, ancient mystery, friendship, self sacrifice, survival, death, mercy killing, tourist, murder, danger, chase, ancient, group of friends, slasher, paralysis, nudity (full frontal - brief), flowers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vine, flower, german, monster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to The Ruins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, murder, gore, deadly, slasher and violence mostly in Horror, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Ruins: Wrong Turn (2003), The Descent (2005), Truth or Dare (2018), House of Wax (2005), The Pyramid (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 107K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival, cannibalism, disfigurement, manhunt, gory, chase, danger, youth, massacre, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
 197K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, cave, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, friendship, danger, vacation, loss of daughter, deadly creature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 45K
Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, scary, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, game, truth or dare, danger, characters killed one by one, survival, murder, demon, adventure, sacrifice, rivalry, suicide ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, london, tokyo, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 114K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, murder, ghost town, woman in danger, traffic jam, torture, violence, deadly, group of friends, small town ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.6
 23K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: archaeologist, supernatural, pyramid, danger, deadly creature, archeological dig, monster, found footage, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 154K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gory, demons, zombie, supernatural, demon, survival, friendship, blood, profanity, curses spells and rituals, rape, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five college friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
Style: dark humor, scary, suspenseful, surreal, bloody ...
Plot: death, monster, supernatural, cabin in the woods, survival, zombie, creature, in the woods, danger, giant snake, youth, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 2009, 1900s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 92K
Ghost Ship (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, exciting, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, ship, supernatural, slasher, isolation, supernatural horror, survival, shipwreck, danger, gory, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, cannibalism, desert, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, massacre, danger, fear, escape attempt, genetically altered ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Midnight Movie (2008)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the 1970's, a slasher flick was released named The Dark Beneath. The director and star of the movie Ted Radford suffers a mental breakdown and is admitted to a psychiatric ward. His doctor attempts to cure him by showing him his movie, ...
Style: scary, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, slasher, chase, foaming at the mouth, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, danger, violence spree, friendship, obsession, gory ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 67K
Wolf Creek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, cult film ...
Plot: sadistic horror, slasher, outback, psychopath, on the road, massacre, tourist, torture, sex maniac, friendship, serial killer, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 8K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: woman in danger, survival, manhunt, friends, self defense, island, chase, communication problem, confined, human prey, reunion, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 835
The Jungle (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Big cat conservationist LARRY BLACK and his film-maker brother BEN travel into the Indonesian jungle to find and document the rare and endangered Javan Leopard. As they travel deeper and deeper into the jungle they realise they are being stalked by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, scenic, exciting ...
Plot: jungle, survival, deadly creature, isolation, deadly, danger, monster, confined, escapades, creature
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Following a geographical tour of Slovakia, three young American women are lured into a hostel by a handsome young man who sells them to the twisted masters, ties them up and brings upon an unthinkable world of pain.
Style: controversial, disturbing, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, castration, torture, strong sexual content, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, sadistic horror, tourist, gory, severed penis, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hostel: Part III (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in Las Vegas, the film centers on a man who attends his best friend's bachelor party, unaware of an insidious agenda that plays into hunting humans.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, sadism, gory, torture, captivity, friends, crimes, buddies, escapades, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The In Between (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Under the border leading into Mexico, within a labyrinth of caves, a deadly presence haunts all who enter. For four friends on an expedition, the caverns become an underground graveyard as the tortured ghosts prey upon them, one by one.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological, bleak
Plot: ghost, hostage, cave, deadly creature, supernatural, friendship, gory, slasher, danger, survival, deadly, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, california, usa, latin america, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.3
 541
Death Factory (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A bus full of strangers find themselves fighting for their lives when one of them reads from an ancient Gothic tome, bringing six dead serial killers back to life, who proceed to hunt them down one by one.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, danger, curses spells and rituals, deadly, crimes, supernatural, violence, survival, reincarnation, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.7
 4K
Indigenous (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of five American friends on the cusp of adulthood travel to Panama to relax and reconnect. They befriend a local woman in their hotel bar—and despite some ominous whispers—she goes against the specific instructions of her brother and ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: tourist, jungle, creature, murder, stalking, party, survival, stranded, isolation, group of friends, journey, swimming ...
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Black Cadillac (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young men become terrorized in a high-speed car chase with a mysterious pursuant.
Style: tense, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, mind game, friendship, escapades, danger, chase, murder, survival, crimes, rivalry, deadly, mountain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 7K
Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
Style: rough, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, slasher, isolation, moral dilemma, survival, gory, friends, mind game, deadly, confined, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 75K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, brutal, bad ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, slasher, in the woods, camping, chase, murder, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.9
 586
Bleed (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with life... and death. While the group keeps one eye out for ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, survival, deadly, danger, psychopath, wilderness, teachers and students, escapades, buddies, youth, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, death, destiny, characters killed one by one, psychic, youth, survival, supernatural, life & death, race against time, air disaster, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 85K
Child's Play (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A single mother gives her son a beloved doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, supernatural, murder, doll, psychopath, blood, gory, toys, curses spells and rituals, youth, nobody believes ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 92K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, stephen king, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, back from the dead, indian burial ground, grief, grave robbing, coffin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, ghost, murder, haunted by the past, survival, supernatural, gory, isolation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 116K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, hostage, survival, serial killer, murder, hostages, confined, mysterious character, violence, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival, isolation, forest, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, rescue, gory, religions or cults, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Just Before Dawn (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, mountain, murder, violence, stalking, survival, maniac, slasher, isolation, youth, adventure, danger ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.1
 66K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, sole survivor, danger, stranded, mountain, youth, ski resort, survival horror, snow, skiing, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%