Movies like The Ward

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The Ward (2010)
 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, psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, twist ending, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, mental illness, ghost, confined, danger, murder, dissociative identity disorder, disappearance, nurse, survival, mentally unstable, brutality, adaptation, killing off one by one, deadly, woman in danger, deadly creature, power relations, split personality, farm, electric shock, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s

Most similar movies to The Ward

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, danger, supernatural, deadly, death, brutality and dialogue mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Ward: Triangle (2009), It Follows (2014), Session 9 (2001), Gothika (2003), Case 39 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 88K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, time loop, supernatural, isolation, gory, storm, danger, ocean or sea, buddies, sea disaster, nightmare, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, florida, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 179K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, death, friendship, paranoia, chase, group of friends, being followed, fright, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 49K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, mental illness, investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, serial killer, psychiatrist, mystery, supernatural ability, mental institution, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 30K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, catholicism, forest, grave, witch doctor, fear, mentally unstable, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, murder, mental institution, danger, haunted by the past, survival, gory, mystery, vengeance, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1930s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 6K
Autopsy (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hospital, psychopath, ghost, danger, gory, group of friends, murder, evil doctor, torture, youth, fight, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, doctors and patients, social misfits, mind game, serial killer, isolation, supernatural, danger, youth, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, american abroad, violence, hallucination, maggot, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, murder, danger, mental institution, psychopath, sanitarium, patient, hospital, slasher, gory, serial killer, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 106K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, surprise ending, scary, psychological ...
Plot: elevator, mysterious character, devil, supernatural, police investigation, danger, trapped in an elevator, death, sin, captivity, mystery, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, attic, ghosts, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: psychological, disturbing, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, attic, mental illness, mental institution, surgery, sex, brain, supernatural, mad scientist, haunted by the past, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 542
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, hospital, vengeance, couples, deadly, danger, woman in danger, supernatural, ghost, psychopath, mental illness, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 20K
Below (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ghost, navy, isolation, underwater, leadership, supernatural, submarine, survival, uncover truth, danger, mystery, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, small town, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1979, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 42K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, split personality, motel, stolen money, eccentric family, isolation, crimes, parents and children, secret, transvestism, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 6K
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough
Plot: intern, ghost, mental institution, murder, psychiatry, mind game, mentally unstable, psychopath, hospital, slasher, investigation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 43K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ouija board, spiritualism, danger, fear, sister sister relationship, evil, paranormal activity, characters killed one by one, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 15K
The Grudge 3 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demonic possession, curse, dollhouse, supernatural, goth, slasher, murder, isolation, serial killer, haunted by the past, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, woman in danger, psychopath, vengeance, ghost, slasher, mind game, student life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 389K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, danger, witch, seance, riddles and clues, paranormal investigation, exorcism, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 109K
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: tense, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, uncover truth, losing-it hero, doctors and patients, island, delusion, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, torture, friendship, woman in danger, friends, young heroes, deadly, heroes, missing person, psychopath, rescue, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 119K
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, suspense, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, death, sacrifice, violence, cult, danger, demonic possession, paranormal activity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Penny Dreadful (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Young Penny goes on a retreat with her psychologist; the intention is to help her overcome her phobia, an intense fear of cars. Unexpected events find her in a nightmarish situation where her worst fears come true.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: mind game, isolation, kidnapping, on the road, psychologist, danger, crimes, mystery, doctors and patients, family relations, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, evil child, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, small town, nun, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%