Movies like Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
 6.8
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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, gloomy, serious, contemplative, allegory ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: good versus evil, temptation, small town, dream, black magic, carnival, supernatural, youth, supernatural ability, mystery, mischievous children, circus, greed, coming of age, witch, friendship, maze, boy, clown, storm, lightning, elephant, autumn, decapitation, sideshow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: illinois, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and scary films with plots about supernatural, storytelling, danger, blood, dialogue, brutality and murder mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror 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), Crimson Peak (2015). 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, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, child's point of view, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles
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100%
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa
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, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: forest, witch, black magic, supernatural power, witchcraft, villainess, good versus evil, child, danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
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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, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, dark fantasy, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, magical, murder, mystery, gory, legends and myths, small town ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
Genre: Family, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, horror for children, kids
Plot: solar eclipse, supernatural, ghost, family relations, haunted house, missing person, past, mystery, siblings relations, teenage life, danger, crimes ...
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: gothic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: magical, wizards and magicians, friendship, young heroes, good versus evil, chosen one, witch, supernatural ability, boarding school life, magic wand, magic, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, year 1994 ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 134K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, twist ending, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, psychopath, murder, incest, supernatural romance, estate, dark fantasy, ghosts, female protagonist, brother sister incest ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, law firm, ambition, satan, god or devil, temptation, hotshot lawyer, sin, evil, ethics, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, southern usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 115K
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, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, stephen king, giant spider, friendship, clown, supernatural, small town, childhood, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 90s, 1960s ...
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, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, uncover truth, rescue, danger, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1985, 80s ...
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, 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, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, death, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 23K
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, stylized, semi serious, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: basement, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, mystery, youth, nightmare comes true, little brother, small town, young heroes, family in danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 96K
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, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: zombie, afterlife, stephen king, indian burial ground, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, coffin, back from the dead, grief, grave robbing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 87K
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, ventriloquist, mystery, doll, murder, funeral, legend, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 47K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, youth, good versus evil, teenager, supernatural, magic, friendship between men, chase, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 115K
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: vampire, vampire human love, bully, gory, friendship, loneliness, first love, fall in love, friends, childhood, supernatural, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 30K
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, supernatural, witch, small town, legends and myths, haunted by the past, danger, ghost, child in peril, childhood trauma, brother sister relationship, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 144K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, graphic violence, violence, sacrifice, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena 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, old house, mystery, attic, supernatural, family in danger, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, supernatural ability, crimes, danger, investigation, vengeance, dark humor, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, good versus evil, physical appearance, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, turkey, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, a vision, amateur detective, deadly, crimes, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 65K
Suspiria (2018)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A young ballet dancer travels to a prestigious dance academy in Europe, only to discover it is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of increasingly grisly murders.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, touching, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: ritual sacrifice, dead woman, ballet, corporal punishment, good versus evil, mysterious event, paranormal phenomena, dance performance, psychotherapist, witchcraft, choreography, secret ...
Time: 70s, year 1948, year 1977, year 1943, post world war two
Place: berlin germany, west berlin west germany, ohio, east berlin east germany, east berlin
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: nightmare, murder, catastrophe, lawyer, water, apocalypse, sign, aborigine, manslaughter, court, rain, beach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, future
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, danger, adventure, mystery, sherlock holmes, friends, who done it, teenage life ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1870s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Odd Thomas (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, psychic, afterlife, supernatural, small town, able to see the dead, mystery, social relations, mysterious character, evil force, good versus evil, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 215K
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, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 52K
New Nightmare (1994)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hospital, psychopath, supernatural, sleeping, woman in danger, filmmaking, painting, serial killer, stalking, alternate reality, murder, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ 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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.8
 41K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, maggot, violence, ghosts, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 82K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, private detective, investigation, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, murder, neurosis ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1918, year 1943 ...
Place: new orleans, new york, southern usa, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
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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, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, hospital, supernatural romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, doctor, mystery, romance, dealing with death, lovers apart, death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%