Movies like The Ruins

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The Ruins (2008)
 5.9
 70K
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, 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, deadly, gory, murder, violence, slasher and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Ruins: Wrong Turn (2003), The Descent (2005), The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Ghost Ship (2002), Indigenous (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, chase, gory, manhunt, disfigurement, danger, massacre, youth, friendship, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 199K
The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, France
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%
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, cabin in the woods, monster, supernatural, survival, zombie, in the woods, giant snake, danger, youth, weekend, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1900s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.5
 93K
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, survival, shipwreck, danger, gory, death, supernatural horror, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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%
 4.6
 23K
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, found footage, monster, pyramid, archaeologist, danger, archeological dig, deadly creature, survival, confined, mythology, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: egypt, cairo egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 155K
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, profanity, demon, survival, violence, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, murder, serial killer, ghost town, traffic jam, woman in danger, wax museum, violence, torture, group of friends, small town ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.5
 3K
Carver (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on true events
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, brutality, murder, psychopath, slasher, stalking, crimes, wilderness, friendship, maniac, sadism, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: monster, creature, survival, murder, wilderness, gory, deadly, danger, deadly creature, stalking, supernatural, forest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 168K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, gore, crimes, deadly, survival, serial murder, dismemberment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, violence, disfigurement, torture, psychopath, chainsaw, maniac, mentally unstable, killing off one by one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, latin america, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 67K
High Tension (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: slasher, insanity, home invasion, massacre, survival, kidnapping, psychopath, farmhouse, serial killer, gory, bound and gagged, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, south of france, southern france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, semi serious, scary, offbeat, surprise ending
Plot: pirate, murder, slasher, danger, supernatural, deadly, crimes, rivalry, escapades, gory, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 2K
Offspring (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cannibalism, survival, murder, isolation, captivity, confined, danger, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, sadism, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Retired military commander Colonel Dale Murphy hosts the simulated post-apocalyptic reality show where participants are challenged to survive a remote West Virginia wasteland. But the show turns into a nightmarish showdown when each realizes they ...
Style: scary, idiotic, bloody, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, slasher, survival, danger, cannibalism, tv show, violence, murder, chase, trap, axe, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, rough, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: voodoo, swamp, back from the dead, slasher, teenage life, danger, survival, youth, monster, zombie, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 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, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, survival, danger, youth, police officer, violence, deadly, violence spree, kids in trouble, in the woods, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, sex in a swimming pool, virus, quarantine, prom, deadly virus, deadly, teenage life, high school life, infected, death of friend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 2.6
 575
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: murder, slasher, survival, psychopath, danger, mysterious character, deadly, ship, violence, cruise, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, danger, ghost, prank, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, seance, deadly, buddies, supernatural power, funeral ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Amityville: It's About Time (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an old clock arrives at home as a gift, strange things begin to happen. The family that proudly assigned a privileged place to the clock in the living room, is unaware that this thing is a link to an old and evil house...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, bloody, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, gory, deadly, supernatural ability, parents and children, murder, danger, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 874
Grotesque (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A gang of crazed punkers breaks into a family's vacation home in the mountains and slaughters the entire family, except for one daughter who gets away. As the gang pursues the girl through the snow, they slowly realize that some kind of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mutant, slasher, danger, deadly, gang, vengeance, chase, investigation, wolfman, punk, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 73K
Cabin Fever (2002)
Genre: Drama, 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, rough, dark humor, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: virus, survival, plague, danger, infected, illness, disease, gory, deadly, small town, deadly virus, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 1K
FleshEater (1988)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers, taking a nocturnal hayride come across the grave of a man. Little did they know that this deceased man is a zombie. One by one, the actual living are falling victim and becoming zombies. Eventually there are zombies everywhere, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, satanic ...
Plot: zombie, survival, rescue, on the run, danger, deadly, deadly creature, in the woods, gory, extreme violence, murder, sadism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 6K
Blood Feast (1963)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the sleepy suburbs of Miami, seemingly normal Egyptian immigrant Fuad Ramses (Mal Arnold) runs a successful catering business. He also murders young women and plans to use their body parts to revive the goddess Ishtar. The insane Ramses ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, psychopath, zombie, gory, supernatural, woman in danger, good versus evil, supernatural ability, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Graveyard Shift (1990)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: John Hall is a drifter who wanders into a small town in Maine. He needs a job and decides to seek employment at the community's top business: a large textile mill. He is hired to work the "graveyard shift" -- from around midnight to ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rat, supernatural, slasher, gory, survival, uncover truth, deadly, rescue, deadly creature, dangerous animal, danger, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: sexy, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, serial killer, youth, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, crimes, danger, beauty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.3
 439
Death Factory (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A woman working at a biological research facility becomes ill when she contracts a deadly, new virus. Sometime after, she becomes a half-monster beast and kills her old co-workers. Some time later, a group of teens go into the old research facility ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: strong violent content, danger, zombie, deadly, supernatural, gory, mutant, experiment gone awry, escapades, imaginary, survival, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%