Movies like Dread

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Dread (2009)
 5.6
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fear, manipulation, nightmare, mind game, social relations, human nature, obsession, youth, dishonesty, college, rivalry, held captive, violence, brutality, psychopath, torture, college student, psychological torture, graphic violence, student life, filmmaking, campus, college life, experiment, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Dread

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, danger, blood, psychopath, violence and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Dread: The Experiment (2001), The Last Showing (2014), WΔZ (2007), The Watch (2008), Saw (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 93K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, rape, aggression, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, sadism, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Showing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A couple trapped in a cinema are manipulated into becoming unwilling actors in a film being captured by CCTV cameras.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, evil man, captivity, mind game, vengeance, obsession, murder, insanity, serial murder, violence, maniac, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 9K
WΔZ (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, police, police investigation, master criminal, chase, introspection, torture, death, murder, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 882
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, forest, strong female presence, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 410K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, psychopath, serial killer, survival horror, captivity, game of death, trapped, insanity, violent, master criminal, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 96K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, serial killer, hostage, home invasion, brutality, torment, murder, bad guy wins, family in danger, maniac, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 8K
Kristy (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.
Style: serious, melancholic, bleak, cynical, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, college, student life, youth, woman in danger, college life, survival, campus, gang, murder, fear, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, haunted by the past, student life, college life, alternate reality, car accident, life & death, fantasy world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: macabre, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, small town, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, missing person, family tradition, family problems, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 86K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, suicide, experiment gone awry, nightmare, hallucination, medical experiment, medical school, supernatural, obsession, memory, manipulation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 6K
Dark Ride (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ten years after he brutally murdered two girls, a killer escapes from a mental institution and returns to his turf, the theme park attraction called Dark Ride. About to crash his path are a group of college kids on a road trip who stumble across the ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, amusement park, mental institution, murder, serial killer, maniac, crimes, youth, homicidal maniac, violence, road trip, on the road ...
Time: contemporary, year 1989, year 2003, year 1990
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.3
 704
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, crimes, riddles and clues, rivalry, youth, student life, race against time, female nudity, evil man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, violent, obsession, stalking, torture, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 1K
Do Not Reply (2019)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Chelsea, a high school introvert, is abducted through a social media app and is forced to look like other girls Brad holds captive. Chelsea desperately attempts to persuade them to escape before they all become victims in his virtual reality filmed ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychotronic, scary
Plot: disturbed individual, virtual reality, mental illness, teenage girl, violence, fear, brutality, murder, kidnapping, death, evil man, hallucination ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 9K
Chatroom (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When strangers Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online in his new 'Chelsea Teens!' chatroom, they're completely seduced by his fast-talking, charismatic character. But beneath the surface lies a much darker truth. William is a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friendship, computers and web, teenage life, manipulation, mind game, rivalry, deception, lifestyle, friends, buddies, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 13K
Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: boy, child as adult, family relations, psychopath, child abuse, baby, manipulation, parents and children, family problems, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 17K
Mother's Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mentally unstable, hostage, home invasion, psychopath, siblings relations, sadistic horror, violence spree, sadism, crimes, mind game, domestic disturbance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Resurrection (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A down to earth school psychologist tries to help a mentally ill student who actually believes his brother is coming back from the grave for revenge on the students who killed him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, supernatural, social relations, ghost, teenage boy, fear, death of brother, psychiatrist, investigation, high school, death, cemetery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, vengeance, infidelity, couples, obsession, loneliness, female psychopath, woman kills a man, violence, murder, dismemberment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Children of Sorrow (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for, but Simon has a much ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cult, missing person, mysterious character, religions or cults, murder, isolation, desert, manipulation, brainwashing, death, found footage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 4K
Gone (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A contemporary psychological thriller in which a young British couple travelling through the Australian outback become involved with a mysterious and charismatic American whose motive for imposing his friendship upon them becomes increasingly ...
Style: scary, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, missing person, dishonesty, couples, wilderness, couple relations, mysterious character, road trip, on the road, american abroad, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse, fanatic, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 934
Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, best friends, crimes, violence, graphic violence, friends, life turned upside down, disorder, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 121K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, psycho, 911, investigation, murder, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.4
 304
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mysterious death of a young college student occurs late one night at a prestigious New England college...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mind game, femme fatale, college life, manipulation, youth, rivalry, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, power relations, secret society, secret organization, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 35K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, conspiracy theory, couples, losing-it hero, psychosis, obsession, delusion, mental illness, addiction, self mutilation, parasite ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, mind game, dishonesty, manipulation, destructive relationship, prostitute, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 83K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, youth, sadism, murder, chase, camping, gang, fear, weekend, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%