Movies like Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, gloomy, dark fantasy, allegory ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, temptation, small town, dream, black magic, carnival, supernatural, youth, mystery, supernatural ability, mischievous children, circus, autumn, greed, coming of age, witch, friendship, boy, clown, storm, elephant, decapitation, sideshow, spider, maze ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and scary films with plots about supernatural, storytelling, danger, dialogue, catastrophe, blood and death mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Something Wicked This Way Comes: Lady in White (1988), Gretel & Hansel (2020), Sleepy Hollow (1999), The Watcher in the Woods (1980), The Guardian (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, murder, halloween, small town, child in peril, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, child's point of view ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: los angeles, new york
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100%
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Style: dark, fairy tale, dark fantasy, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: witch, forest, witchcraft, supernatural power, villainess, good versus evil, black magic, child, brutality, supernatural, lost, supernatural ability ...
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Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, legends and myths, small town, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Genre: Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: solar eclipse, supernatural, ghost, family relations, haunted house, missing person, past, mystery, crimes, siblings relations, teenage life, country house ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, friendship, magic, witch, young heroes, supernatural ability, chosen one, good versus evil, harry potter, werewolf, boarding school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1994, 90s, year 1993
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
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The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, slasher, atmospheric ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, mysterious character, death, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
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Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark fantasy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, supernatural, giant spider, friendship, small town, childhood, clown, good versus evil, villain, investigation, child in peril, childhood trauma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 90s, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, time loop, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, rescue, house, uncover truth, youth, trapped, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 80s, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: devil, deal with the devil, satan, god or devil, evil, law firm, ambition, ethics, supernatural, temptation, hotshot lawyer, sin ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, southern usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
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Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sad, psychotronic ...
Plot: paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception, albino, miraculous event, supernatural, supernatural ability, healing power, christ allegory, supernatural power, teacher student relationship, youth, school ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
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The Hole (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After moving into a new neighbourhood, brothers Dane & Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in the basement of their home. They find that once the hole is exposed, evil is unleashed. With strange shadows lurking around ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, stylized, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: basement, good versus evil, supernatural, mystery, nightmare comes true, youth, little brother, small town, young heroes, disorder, family in danger, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 93K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: 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, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, legend, ventriloquist, murder, small town, mystery, urban legend, investigation, clown, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 102K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, frightening ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, indian burial ground, afterlife, cemetery, family in danger, pets, back from the dead, supernatural, grief, loss of pet, grave robbing, parent child relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
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The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, friendship between men, youth, teenager, supernatural, chase, magic, rivalry, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 120K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, suspense, atmospheric, biting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: first love, bully, vampire, vampire human love, friendship, loneliness, friends, fall in love, childhood, small town, mysterious character, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 32K
Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, child in peril, supernatural, witch, small town, haunted by the past, legends and myths, ghost, darkness, brother sister relationship, childhood trauma, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
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Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, demonic possession, death, graphic violence, violence, sacrifice, paranormal activity, demon ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychosis, afterlife, mystery, attic, supernatural, family in danger, losing-it hero, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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31%
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, scary, atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, family relations, curses spells and rituals, black magic, paranoia, wilderness, paganism, family bonds, parents and children ...
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Horns (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, vengeance, investigation, physical appearance, dark humor, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, good versus evil, uncover truth, death of girlfriend ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 12K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological, surreal ...
Plot: insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, paranoia, police brutality, mind game, mental illness, apocalypse, monster, small town, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Last Wave (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: White Australian lawyer David Burton agrees with reluctance to defend a group of aborigines charged with murdering one of their own. He suspects the victim was targeted for violating a tribal taboo, but the defendants deny any tribal association. ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, enigmatic, futuristic ...
Plot: nightmare, murder, catastrophe, lawyer, water, apocalypse, paranoia, storm, dream, shaman, aborigine, manslaughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Odd Thomas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: twist ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, plymouth, california
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28%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's ...
Style: exciting, stylized, atmospheric, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, magic, magic wand, sorcerer, supernatural ability, friendship, young heroes, best friends, good versus evil, artifact ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, near future, 90s, year 2017 ...
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, investigation, private detective, amateur detective, adventure, mystery, sherlock holmes, friends, crimes, young heroes, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 80s, future
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 11K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, missing person, supernatural, afterlife, suicide, child abuse, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, mysterious character, mind game, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural, supernatural ability, supernatural romance, doctor, mystery, romance, lovers apart, dealing with death, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, venezuela, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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