Movies like The Wicker Man

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The Wicker Man (2006)
 3.7
 60K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious, offbeat, mind bending, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Plot: missing child, isolation, small town, investigation, religions or cults, secret place, mystery, cult, sacrifice, family problems, trapped, occult, island, deception, girl, revenge, commune, human sacrifice, betrayal, chase, matriarchy, burned alive, airplane, bee, allergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california

Most similar movies to The Wicker Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and twist ending films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, police investigation, death, first contact and murder mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Wicker Man: Population 436 (2006), Children of the Corn (1984), Angels & Demons (2009), Nine Miles Down (2009), The Order (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 58K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, christian film, scary ...
Plot: cult, investigation, paganism, disappearance, ritual, trap, mystery, society, amateur detective, christianity, island, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 10K
Population 436 (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, serious, scary
Plot: small town, isolation, small town life, danger, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, barn, mayor, religions or cults, mystery, garage, shooting a police officer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, human sacrifice, murder, isolation, small town, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 250K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, mystery, ancient, scientist, secret society, search, mastermind, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, harvard university, geneva switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 36K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, track down, danger, urban legend, small town, family problems, parents and children, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nine Miles Down (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Hungary, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Sahara desert, a sandstorm batters a deserted drilling station. A security patrolman, battles through the high winds to investigate why all contact with the station has been lost. Originally built for gas exploration, and then abandoned, the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: isolation, investigation, desert, hallucination, geologist, mystery, confined, mysterious character, delusion, missing person, scientific research, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 16K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sin, vatican, mentor protege relationship, catholic church, violence, priest, mystery, supernatural, obsessive quest, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, paris france, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 295K
The Ring (2002)
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, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, ghost, supernatural, murder, telephone, journalist, death, little girl, race against time, female protagonist, island, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 9K
Night Train (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Romania
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Two Passengers (Sobieski and Zahn) and the conductor (Glover), discovered that a person has passed away on their Night Train cabin. They come across valuable diamonds on his person, that they decide to keep for themselves...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, serious, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: train, murder, mystery, female killer, crimes, betrayal, gory, dishonesty, crime, obsession, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 121K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: elevator, devil, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, danger, captivity, trapped in an elevator, sin, mystery, death, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 68K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, boy, plot twist, secret passageway, dealing with death, haunted house, mansion, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 100K
Gothika (2003)
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: psychological, suspenseful, gothic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural ability, crazy, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 60K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, truck driver, kidnapping, psychopath, prank, deathtrap, murder, radio, road trip, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, nebraska, salt lake city utah, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 196K
Sinister (2012)
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, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, fear, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, warning, urban legend, mystery, death of wife, hallucination, psychic, reporter, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, investigation, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ecuador, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 115K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, crimes, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 130K
The Grudge (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, ghosts, family curse, old woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 173K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down, manipulation, deadly, fear, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 5.4
 85K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 35K
Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, isolation, uncover truth, murder, survival, military base, forces of nature, crimes, corpse, airplane, betrayal, crash landing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1957, 1950s
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 77K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, psychological ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, small town, haunted by the past, mysterious character, dealing with death, mystery, parents and children, death in the family, house, family problems, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, mobile phone, supernatural, mystery, cowardliness, uncover truth, destiny, sms, friendship, delusion, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 70K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, danger, demons, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, serial killer, danger, bullying ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 14K
Pay the Ghost (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their ...
Style: melancholic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: halloween, police, ghost, rescue, nightmare, missing child, supernatural, professor, kidnapping, revenge, car accident, burned alive ...
Place: usa, new orleans, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 142K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, family relations, search, family problems, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb, grief, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 989K
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, serious, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1945 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, island, mind game, profiler, trap, dishonesty, investigation, isolation, law enforcement, confined, fbi, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 38K
The Ward (2010)
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: surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, mental illness, ghost, confined, danger, murder, dissociative identity disorder, nurse, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
 36K
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, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, forest, ghost, in the woods, family relations, suicide, missing person, hallucination, violence, maggot, american abroad, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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