Movies like The Ward

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The Ward (2010)
 5.5
 43K
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: scary, twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, doctors and patients, murder, brutality, confined, survival, mentally unstable, adaptation, isolation, psychology, hospital, nurse, escaped mental patient, psychiatric ward, haunted house, survival horror, supernatural horror, mysticism, mental disorder, mystery ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 1960s

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Most similar movies to The Ward

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, murder, ghost, catastrophe, dialogue, mystery and mentor mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Ward: Sanitarium (2013), 6 Souls (2010), Session 9 (2001), Gothika (2003), The Uninvited (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 2K
Sanitarium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Malcom McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips and Robert Englund star in three separate stories set in an eerie mental asylum.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, losing-it hero, mental institution, doctors and patients, psychological trauma, obsession, father son relationship, art, creature, teacher, unfulfillment, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 35K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychiatrist, split personality, murder, female psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mental illness, witch, witch doctor, devil, supernatural horror, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 59K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: psychological, scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, lobotomy, mental illness, ghost, haunted house, insanity, transformation, murder, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 113K
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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 80K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, twist ending, surprise ending, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, woman in danger, mental illness, siblings relations, evil woman, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, slasher, rough, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, survival, mental institution, murder, haunted by the past, abandoned hospital, isolation, characters killed one by one, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, gothic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, psychiatrist, doctors, doctors and patients, happy ending, conspiracy, mad scientist, madhouse, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 237K
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: scary, psychological, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, being followed, sex, teenage girl, death, evil, stalking, sex scene, friendship, paranoia, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.1
 94K
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, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, supernatural, ventriloquist, murder, small town, investigation, mystery, clown, legend, urban legend, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.3M
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, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 86K
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, tense, twists and turns, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, demon, ghost, curses spells and rituals, found footage, murder, investigation, religions or cults, demonic possession, parallel world, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 131K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, kids in trouble, siblings relations, elderly, found footage, family relations, farm, basement, parents and children, grandmother granddaughter relationship, sibling relationship, grandfather granddaughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 130K
The Strangers (2008)
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: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, murder, masked killer, hostage, survival horror, isolation, violence, confined, torture, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mental institution, patient, mystery, isolation, doctors and patients, obsession, losing-it hero, mind game, doctors, mad scientist ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 145K
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, suspenseful, gothic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, curse, murder, mystery, vengeance, suicide, family curse, paranormal activity, hospital, medical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 25K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, found footage, supernatural, snow, time travel, mutant, uncover truth, ancient mystery, mountain, mountain climbing, secrets, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 228K
Silent Hill (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric ...
Style: scary, dark, surreal, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, survival, insanity, torture, mysterious place, demon, evil, ghost town, revenge, missing child, parallel world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
 2K
Episode 50 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Teaming up for the first time for a special episode of a supernatural reality TV show, two rival crews get more then they bargained for when they make physical contact with a ferocious spirit of terrifying power. They must band together before it ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, tv show, survival, supernatural, found footage, graphic violence, media, danger, deadly, indoor
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 246K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, mental disorder, investigation, motel, stranded, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, characters killed one by one, psychiatrist, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 20K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, internet, isolation, suicide, college student, missing person, mystery, lifestyle, confined, technology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, latin america, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 7K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mentally unstable, ghost, intern, murder, supernatural, investigation, mental illness, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.9
 115K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: time loop, ship, supernatural, time travel, ocean, ghost ship, isolation, shipwreck, insanity, masked killer, bermuda triangle, sea ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s, 1930s ...
Place: florida, miami, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 248K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, mystery, supernatural, split personality, curse, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, mental illness, curses spells and rituals, a vision, death, self control ...
Time: 1920s, 50s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Attic Expeditions (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Trevor Blackburn is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Faith, in a brutal ritual. He's sentenced to live in an experimental rehabilitation community and falls into a coma. When he wakes up, he meets the mysterious Dr. Elk, who tortures Trevor ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, mental illness, surgery, psychopath, mind game, supernatural, losing-it hero, mad scientist, supernatural ability, ghost, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 145K
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: scary, surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, elevator, group of strangers, mystery, mysterious character, stranded, police investigation, trapped in an elevator, death, trap, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 91K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
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: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, supernatural, haunted house, nanny, violence, mystery, murder, mansion, boy, ghost, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 67K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, afterlife, boarding school, fear, investigation, haunted by the past, teacher, boarding school life, supernatural horror, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%