Movies like The Ruins

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The Ruins (2008)
 5.8
 68K
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, clothed female naked male ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, ancient mystery, gory, ruins, survival, friendship, self sacrifice, death, vacation, mercy killing, tourist, murder, danger, chase, ancient, group of friends, paralysis, slasher, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vine, flower, german, monster, friends, tombs and skeletons ...
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, deadly, gory, murder, gore and chase mostly in Horror, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Ruins: Wrong Turn (2003), The Pyramid (2014), House of Wax (2005), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), The Cabin in the Woods (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
 105K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, slasher, cannibalism, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, chase, gory, youth, massacre, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 22K
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: supernatural, archaeologist, danger, pyramid, deadly creature, archeological dig, monster, found footage, survival, egyptology, confined, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 112K
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
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, psychopath, ghost town, traffic jam, violence, deadly, woman in danger, group of friends, small town, torture ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, cannibalism, rape, survival, victim, kidnapping, danger, escape attempt, fear, trapped, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: cabin in the woods, death, supernatural, in the woods, survival, monster, giant snake, danger, zombie, youth, weekend, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 2009, 1900s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 90K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ghost, ship, slasher, supernatural, isolation, shipwreck, survival, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, macabre, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hitchhiker, murder, disfigurement, cannibal, violence, psychopath, chainsaw, torture, killing off one by one, massacre ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 65K
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, psychopath, massacre, on the road, tourist, outback, friendship, sex maniac, torture, isolation, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.8
 816
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, deadly creature, isolation, danger, monster, confined, escapades, creature
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, woman in danger, friends, self defense, manhunt, island, chase, communication problem, confined, reunion, isolation, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, slasher, chase, foaming at the mouth, serial killer, psychopath, supernatural, violence spree, friendship, danger, race against time, gory ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, bleak
Plot: ghost, hostage, cave, deadly creature, friendship, supernatural, slasher, danger, survival, gory, deadly, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: psychological, serious, tense, scary, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, mind game, friendship, danger, chase, escapades, survival, murder, deadly, crimes, rivalry, goofy hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, characters killed one by one, destiny, psychic, youth, survival, air disaster, supernatural, life & death, group of friends, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: scary, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, survival, isolation, moral dilemma, slasher, gory, confined, deadly, friends, mind game, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 193K
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, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, cave, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, friendship, loss of daughter, deadly creature, lost, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 152K
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, supernatural, zombie, survival, demon, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, rape, brutality, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Forgotten Ones (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a devastating boat crash shipwrecks a group of friends in the jungles of an uncharted island, they are savagely picked off one-by-one by a cannibalistic enemy that evolution forgot. A horrifying action-adventure in the vein of Predator and Lost.
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: shipwreck, island, jungle, deadly creature, danger, isolation, survival, supernatural, deadly, escapades, gory, cannibal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, psychopath, survival, serial killer, slasher, murder, rescue, danger, gory, forest, religions or cults, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 73K
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: brutal, bleak, bad ending, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, youth, gang, fear, in the woods, camping, slasher, beach, weekend, sadism, bully ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 65K
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, sole survivor, danger, ski resort, stranded, isolation, youth, mountain, skiing, snow, death, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 3K
Stag Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the streets of NY.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tunnel, chase, survival, deadly, friends, danger, cannibalism, foot chase, murder, one night, train tracks, dismemberment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 8K
Catacombs (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On her first trip to Paris, a young woman hits a party in the Catacombs, the 200-mile labyrinth of limestone.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: survival, danger, confined, deadly, woman in danger, gory, rave, chase, murder, murder of sister, isolation, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Devil's Ground (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving through the night and almost hits a wounded teenage girl with ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, violence spree, psychopath, survival, murder, danger, crimes, deadly, gory, in the woods, escapades, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, cruelty, murder, violence, torture, gory, cannibalism, cannibal, severed foot, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 98K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, supernatural, undead, gory, vengeance, demon, danger, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, violence, stalking, survival, maniac, slasher, danger, youth, isolation, adventure, legends and myths ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.2
 14K
V/H/S Viral (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 81 min.
Story: V/H/S: VIRAL's segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, anthology, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, gory, teenage life, deadly, computers and web, murder, evil, news report, violence, brutality, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 96K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, masked killer, bermuda triangle, ocean or sea, nightmare, danger, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s, 2000s, 20th century
Place: florida, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 72K
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: rough, suspense, scary, dark humor, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, danger, infected, illness, disease, gory, small town, plague, deadly, death, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%