Movies like The Ruins

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The Ruins (2008)
 5.9
 75K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Horror
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, disturbing, atmospheric, splatter, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, ruins, death, ancient mystery, friendship, vacation, self sacrifice, tourist, chase, murder, ancient, mercy killing, group of friends, archeological dig, monster, paralysis, friends, travel, flowers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pyramid, infection, amputation, supernatural ...
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, slasher and serious films with plots about danger, survival, deadly, gory, murder, gore and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ruins: The Descent (2005), Wrong Turn (2003), Indigenous (2014), The Pyramid (2014), Ghost Ship (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 222K
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, suspense, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, cave, survival horror, trapped, survival, expedition, creature, group of friends, woman in danger, claustrophobia, mutant, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 119K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, massacre, chase, disfigurement, manhunt, youth, trap, strong violent content, forest, friends, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.6
 5K
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, slasher ...
Plot: creature, jungle, tourist, murder, stalking, monster, survival, stranded, found footage, travel, isolation, group of friends ...
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 25K
The Pyramid (2014)
Genre: 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: monster, found footage, supernatural, pyramid, archeological dig, archaeologist, survival, death, egyptian mythology, egyptology, mythology, desert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 101K
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: scary, slasher, atmospheric, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ship, ghost ship, supernatural horror, survival, shipwreck, escapades, death, ocean, monster, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962, 60s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: scary, surreal, mind bending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, survival, creature, zombie, dark humor, deathtrap, cabin in the woods, death, trapped, fear, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.4
 124K
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: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, torture, group of friends, psychopath, murder, violence, small town, ghost town, survival, masked killer, brutality, wax museum ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, florida, paris france, louisiana, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: stranded, tourist, mutant, death, abandoned building, nuclear power plant, survival, abandoned city, virus, radiation, brutality, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: chernobyl, ukraine, kiev ukraine, london, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 38K
Splinter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When their plans for a nature trip go awry, Polly and boyfriend Seth decide to check into a motel. On their way, they're carjacked and kidnapped by low-rent crooks Dennis and Lacey, who take the victims and their SUV to a nearby gas station. ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: infected, zombie, survival, creature, monster, infection, isolation, virus, parasite, death, transformation, weekend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 170K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Horror
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, slasher, bloody, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural, demon, survival, forest, violence, brutality, extreme violence, rain, violent, monster, demonic possession ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 32K
Stay Alive (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After the mysterious, brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of "Stay Alive," an ultra-realistic 3-D videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman, known as ...
Style: scary, suspense, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: ghost, characters killed one by one, group of friends, technology gone awry, supernatural, murder, video game, virtual reality, teenage life, violence, survival, baroness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Genre: Horror
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: slasher, disturbing, scary, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, sadistic horror, castration, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, tourist, travel, sadism, strong sexual content, survival, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, prague, slovakia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 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: slasher, scary, surprise ending, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, friendship, survival, mind game, trapped, psycho, love triangle, betrayal, group of friends, torture, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 132K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, alien invasion, alien encounter, chase, survival, space and aliens, survival horror, transformation, expedition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1982
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 39K
Turistas (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, torture, violence, murder, youth, transplant, strong violent content, chase, bondage, brutality, black market ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, south america, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 73K
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, scary, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, snow, ski resort, stranded, survival horror, sole survivor, winter, youth, frostbite, friends, animal attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Hostel: Part III (2011)
Genre: Horror
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, slasher, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: sadism, torture, kidnapping, serial killer, murder, sadistic violence, revenge, hunting, brutality, life & death, chase, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 3K
The Reeds (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A weekend boating party turns into a nightmare for a group of young Londoners when they stumble upon a terrifying secret hidden in the reeds.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: supernatural, curse, boat, psychopath, survival, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, travel, time travel, time loop, redneck, swamp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, brutal ...
Plot: brutality, torture, sadism, psychopath, murder, wilderness, crimes, stalking, friendship, maniac, death, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 2K
It Waits (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A lone female park ranger tries to track down a vicious creature killing various people and terrorizing her at a remote national park.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, slasher ...
Plot: creature, monster, survival, murder, wilderness, deadly creature, stalking, supernatural, travel, empire, mythical creature, national park ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.2
 558
Smile (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A carefree summer vacation turns into an inescapable terror trap for a group of young students who buy a vintage instant camera from a mysterious local shop owner...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, friends, mysterious character, survival, escapades, escape, serial killer, race against time, danger, deadly, gory, camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 78K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, infected, forest, disease, deadly virus, plague, illness, death, paranoia, small town, cabin in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: slasher, scary, brutal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, cannibalism, survival, rape, torture, human monster, fear, stranded, trapped, victim, kidnapping, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 1K
Psycho Cop (1989)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Officer Joe Vickers would probably make a good policeman if it weren't for his two nasty habits. Firstly, he is a devoted satanist; secondly - he likes to kill people. When he meets a group of teenagers spending their vacation in a wood hut, he ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, survival, youth, serial killer, violence, violence spree, kids in trouble, forest, police officer, maniac, supernatural being ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 3K
Offspring (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A subplot involving Claire's despicable husband, Steven, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, murder, survival, confined, captivity, isolation, small town, sadism, human flesh, pregnancy, redneck, psycho ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Jolly Roger: Massacre at Cutter's Cove (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends unleash a demonic Pirate from a treasure chest.
Style: slasher, scary, semi serious, rough, splatter ...
Plot: pirate, murder, supernatural, rivalry, crimes, escapades, friendship, curses spells and rituals, decapitation, empire, serial killer, beach ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, paranormal activity, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, insanity, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 10K
Venom (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Venom is a fright-filled voodoo thriller loaded with a sizzling cast of the screen's hottest young stars. Set deep in the eerie swamps of southern Louisiana - Agnes Bruckner (Murder By Numbers), Jonathan Jackson (Tuck Everlasting) and Meagan ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: swamp, monster, voodoo, snake, survival, serial killer, back from the dead, zombie, supernatural, youth, teenage life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 2.7
 617
Sea of Fear (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College athlete Lance and his friend Tom meet Tom's girlfriend Kate and her friend Ashley in a marina to travel on a rented boat on a leisure trip. The Captain brings his navigator and first mate Joel and another unexpected passenger, Derek, ...
Style: slasher, tense, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, survival, psychopath, mysterious character, ship, cruise, violence, serial killer, graphic violence, escapades, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Prison of the Dead (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kristof, an eccentric rich kid, tricks his high school friends into getting back together for a reunion of sorts, under the pretense of a funeral. The group of twenty-somethings is forced to spend the night in an old abandoned witches' prison. ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: seance, prison, ghost, survival, prank, supernatural, buddies, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, funeral, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%