Movies like Session 9

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 6.5
 48K
Session 9
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense, bleak, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, supernatural, murder, mental institution, haunted house, ghost, insanity, mentally unstable, lobotomy, demons, serial killer, twists & turns, mystery, mind game, hospital, ghosts, coin, tape recorder, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, blood, storytelling, dialogue, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Se7en
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
Ring
Horror, Mystery
Japan
96 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to Session 9

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films with plots about brutality, blood, catastrophe, supernatural, violence, dialogue and gory mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Session 9: Oculus (2013), Dead & Buried (1981), The Other (1972), Ring (1998), Below (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Oculus
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, mirror, demons, supernatural, haunted house, insanity, plot twist, gory, danger, hallucination, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
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Dead & Buried
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses appear to be coming back to life and living normally as locals in the small town.
Style: suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, small town, zombie, supernatural, voodoo, gore, blood, violence, hospital, splatter, gory, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: seaport
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System:   81%
    User:   72%
 
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The Other
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: mystery, murder, mental illness, death, twins, psychology, supernatural, splatter, unlikely criminals, visceral, blood, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: connecticut, europe, holland, usa, new jersey ...
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System:   80%
    User:   91%
 
 7.3
 56K
Ring
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, obsession, ghost, television, paranoia, murder, psychology, mystery, family in danger, visceral, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 1950s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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    User:   79%
 
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Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, mystery, supernatural, ghost, survival, underwater, ghosts, gory, rescue, wartime, paranoia, uncover truth ...
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Place: germany
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    User:   73%
 
Pit and the Pendulum
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
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    User:   70%
 
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 67K
Stir of Echoes
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
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    User:   76%
 
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 6.6
 210K
Saw II
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, torture, survival, insanity, blood, violence, slasher, brutality, death, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   80%
 
House on Haunted Hill
Genre: 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, atmospheric, serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, gory, supernatural, zombie, murder, halloween, goth, mental institution, blood, ghost, insanity, ghosts ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   79%
 
 6.2
 105K
The Strangers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, tense, suspense, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostages, serial killer, slasher, murder, isolation, home invasion, psychological thriller, violence, torture, brutality, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   66%
 
The Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, photographer, violence, cannibalism, murder, monster, obsession, splatter, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   52%
 
One Missed Call
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, death, mystery, supernatural, investigation, destiny, murder, zombie, child abuse, ghost, blood, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
The Blair Witch Project
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, in the woods, witch, danger, supernatural, legend, mysterious place, panic, mystery, friends, videotaping ...
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Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
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 187K
Sinister
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, serial killer, obsession, investigation, demons, writers, mystery, filmed killing, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1966, year 1998, year 1979 ...
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    User:   73%
 
 6.6
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The Entity
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, suspense, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, vengeance, supernatural, serial killer, rape, haunted house, ghost, psychiatrist, blood, hospital, ghosts, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   53%
 
 7.1
 36K
Shutter
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, frightening ...
Plot: supernatural, gory, revenge, ghost, vengeance, ghosts, blood, hospital, death, danger, storytelling, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   62%
 
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   65%
 
 5.6
 37K
The Ward
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, ghost, murder, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, confined, danger, supernatural, doctors and patients, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   100%
 
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Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   56%
 
 5.8
 97K
Gothika
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, hospital, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, murder, investigation, psychiatrist, mental illness, insanity, twists & turns, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
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System:   60%
    User:   59%
 
 6.4
 69K
The Uninvited
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, paranoia, blood, sisters, ghosts, revenge, schizophrenia, murder, psychiatrist, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   54%
 
 7.1
 286K
The Ring
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, mystery, supernatural, island, murder, death, violence, blood, revenge, serial killer, supernatural ability, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   0%
 
 7.5
 85K
Jacob's Ladder
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, paranoia, dreams, death, guilt, imagination, memory, conspiracy, hospital, oldies, losing-it hero, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: asia, vietnam, usa, new york
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
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 5.4
 36K
The Messengers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, ghosts, hospital, parents and children, farm, family, siblings relations, mystery, sunflower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
 6.8
 29K
Housebound
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, plot twist, ghost, splatter, ghosts, violence, gory, curses spells and rituals, twists & turns, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   63%
 
Black Christmas
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, cult, murder, christmas, obsession, holiday, violence, police investigation, mental illness, halloween ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
 6.5
 5K
Asylum
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young psychiatrist applies for a job at a mental asylum, and must pass a test by interviewing four patients. He must figure out which of the patients, is in fact, the doctor that he would be replacing if hired.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: psychiatrist, serial killer, mental illness, supernatural, mad scientist, insanity, mental institution, mentally unstable, blindness, doctors, imaginary friend, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
 12K
Sisters
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, insanity, twins, private detective, model, sisters, police investigation, voyeurism, hospital, obsession, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo, quebec
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System:   57%
    User:   51%
 

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 5.5
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The Innkeepers
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, supernatural, haunted house, ghost, ghosts, drinking, blood, workplace situations, splatter, danger, devil, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
A Tale of Two Sisters
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, mental illness, mystery, supernatural, guilt, insanity, death, mentally unstable, violence, brutality, psychology, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
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