Movies like The Wicker Man

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The Wicker Man (2006)
 3.7
 58K
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, scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, offbeat, mind bending, surprise ending, idiotic, awful ...
Plot: small town, investigation, missing child, religions or cults, island, isolation, secret place, allergy, bee, airplane, based on movie, limousine, mystery, crimes, escapades, obsessive quest, missing person, family problems, elementary school, death, sacrifice, cult, betrayal, chase, feminism ...
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 serious, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about mystery, danger, death, crimes, investigation, deadly and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Wicker Man: Population 436 (2006), Children of the Corn (1984), Flightplan (2005), The Order (2003), Nine Miles Down (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 56K
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, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, island, investigation, supernatural horror, foreskin, paganism, disappearance, ritual, human sacrifice, virgin, missing person, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, seaport
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 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, scary, serious
Plot: isolation, small town, small town life, danger, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, religions or cults, barn, mayor, mystery, whiskey, police car ...
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: small town, killer child, human sacrifice, murder, preacher, sacrifice, cornfield, good versus evil, cult, isolation, children, religion ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 139K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: 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, swat, rainy, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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, serious, twists and turns, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sin, mentor protege relationship, vatican, catholic church, priest, violence, mystery, supernatural, obsessive quest, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, jerusalem, paris france, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, 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 ⇓
35%
 7.1
 288K
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, atmospheric, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, ghost, murder, telephone, race against time, journalist, death, fear, little girl, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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 ⇓
31%
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 5.2
 4K
Fear Island (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, realistic
Plot: island, danger, riddles and clues, stowaway, mystery, deadly, ship, vengeance, inventions and discoveries, crimes, rattlesnake, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.8
 98K
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, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 2K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: death, psychopath, danger, serial killer, time loop, killer, murder, gory, college, slasher, investigation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 8K
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, twists and turns, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: train, murder, mystery, female killer, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, gory, crime, obsession, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: missing child, school, investigation, kidnapping, mystery, missing person, single parent, mind game, psychological thriller, swing, parents and children, estrangement ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, kindergarten, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 113K
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, crimes, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, hollywood, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 6K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, afterlife, small town life, teenage life, mystery, deadly, supernatural, clergy, social misfits, vengeance, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, family in crisis, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, murder, mind game, country house, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, small town, isolation, resort, lake or river, mystery, dealing with death, family in danger, danger, deadly, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 65K
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, dealing with death, boy, family in crisis, plot twist, secret passageway, haunted house, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.4
 54K
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, crime, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 648
Possessed (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When 13-year-old So-Jin disappears, her elder sister Hee-Jin returns to the apartment of their religious-maniac mother. Tae-Hwan, a cop, who reluctantly has to take the case seriously is confronted with more and more suicides that are difficult to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, missing child, missing person, who done it, deadly, supernatural, track down, death in the family, teenage life, life turned upside down, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: small town, church, possession, dog, murder, supernatural, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: small town, warning, death of wife, urban legend, telephone call, hallucination, motel, reporter, tumor, dream, bridge, psychic ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, usa, ohio, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 35K
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, scary, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, uncover truth, danger, mysterious character, track down, mystery, children, urban legend, small town, family problems, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary
Plot: abduction, strip club, little girl, investigation, uncover truth, kidnapping, soccer, small town, obsession, haunted by the past, missing child, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, small town, murder, diary, haunted by the past, small town life, angel, seduction, mind game, sexual abuse, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stefano, a young restorer is commissioned to save a fresco representing the suffering of St. Sebastiano. The fresco painter was Legnani, and the fresco is his last work. Legnani apparently was mentally disturbed. He was used to paint people close to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, small town, investigation, obsession, village, whodunit, crimes, amateur detective, mystery, mentally unstable, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.9
 3K
The Marsh (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, death in the family, missing person, rose, small town, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, countryside, danger, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, small town, murder, halloween, maniac, boy, investigation, mystery, serial killer, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.5
 1K
Munger Road (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: missing person, police investigation, autumn, festival, crimes, small town, danger, law enforcement, off the road, urban legend
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.1
 953K
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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