Movies like The Ruins

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The Ruins (2008)
 5.9
 72K
The Ruins (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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, slasher, atmospheric, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, vacation, ruins, gory, ancient mystery, tourist, friendship, self sacrifice, death, survival, danger, mercy killing, murder, chase, ancient, group of friends, paralysis, nudity (full frontal - brief), flowers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, vine, flower, german, monster, friends ...
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, deadly, supernatural, gory, survival, death and chase mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ruins: The Descent (2005), The Pyramid (2014), Wrong Turn (2003), House of Wax (2005), The Cabin in the Woods (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 206K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, creature, friendship, danger, loss of daughter, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.6
 24K
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: supernatural, pyramid, found footage, monster, archeological dig, archaeologist, deadly creature, danger, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.1
 112K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, survival, chase, gory, disfigurement, danger, massacre, manhunt, youth, trap, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 117K
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, slasher, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, torture, small town, wax museum, violence, group of friends, traffic jam, museum, arson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, mind bending, surreal, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: dark humor, creature, supernatural, deathtrap, danger, zombie, monster, death, cabin in the woods, survival, trapped, in the woods ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 69K
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, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, sole survivor, ski resort, isolation, danger, youth, mountain, survival horror, friends, frostbite, stranded, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 69K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: sadistic horror, outback, psychopath, on the road, massacre, sex maniac, tourist, torture, friendship, serial killer, abduction, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: australia, sydney australia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 6K
Primal (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anja and five friends join anthroplogy student, Dace, on a journey to study a remote, ancient rock painting. Their excitement vanishes when Mel becomes delirious after skinny-dipping in the waterhole. Feverish, bleeding, confused, she physically and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, biting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, wilderness, cave painting, survival, infected, deadly, danger, transformation, violence spree, group of friends, mutation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.7
 24K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, legends and myths, deadly, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: slasher, surprise ending, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, survival, moral dilemma, isolation, gory, friends, confined, deadly, mind game, danger, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: stranded, tourist, abandoned building, abandoned city, mutant, radiation, death, nuclear power plant, group of friends, survival, virus, brutality ...
Place: ukraine, chernobyl, kiev ukraine, rome italy, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 95K
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: slasher, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, ghost, ship, supernatural horror, survival, escapades, ocean, danger, gory, shipwreck, death, sea disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1962, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 159K
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, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: demons, zombie, supernatural, gory, survival, demon, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, isolation, rape, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 169K
[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: found footage, trapped, videotaping, zombie, quarantine, danger, plague, shooting, characters in danger, handheld camera, infected, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, usa, europe
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: boat, survival, psychopath, deadly creature, danger, supernatural, deadly, curses spells and rituals, gory, curse, mysterious character, cruise ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, party, stalking, survival, stranded, isolation, group of friends, journey, social media ...
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 31K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, ghost, teenage life, technology gone awry, characters killed one by one, video game, virtual reality, baroness, hacker, survival horror, group of friends, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 124K
The Thing (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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, serious, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, deadly creature, evil alien, gory, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, chase, survival, alien invasion, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982, 80s
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: slasher, scary, rough, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, chase, foaming at the mouth, supernatural, psychopath, obsession, gory, deadly, mind game, danger, race against time ...
Time: 70s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 26K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, mystery killer, valentine's day, murder, psychopath, danger, gory, school, violence against women, success, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 853
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, danger, isolation, deadly, monster, confined, escapades, creature
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 5K
Evidence (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ryan is making a documentary on his friend, Brett, about camping for the first time. However, once they begin camping, they discover that there is a mysterious figure that is hunting them.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, no music
Plot: found footage, danger, handheld camera, supernatural, survival, in the woods, hysteria, panic, wilderness, fear, chase, hearing noises ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: suspenseful, rough, slasher, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chaos, infidelity, apocalypse, danger, murder, survival, violence spree, brutality, violent, gory, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 34K
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, bleak, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: creature, zombie, survival, blood splatter, infected, parasite, virus, weekend, partners in crime, death, infection, torn in half ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, supernatural, ghost, mental institution, evil spirit, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 2K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, intense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, mad scientist, murder, survival, experiment gone awry, investigation, deadly, danger, death, creature, laboratory, transformation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Diary of the Dead (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, back from the dead, found footage, danger, chaos, death, survival, chase, gory, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 100K
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: psychopath, masked killer, in the woods, serial murder, death, danger, torture, serial killer, murder, human monster, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young adults become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, supernatural, gory, curses spells and rituals, danger, tour guide, forest, surveillance, mysterious death, psychology, a vision ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, boston, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 216K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, sex, stalking, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%