Movies and TV shows like American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.0
 269K
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, captivating, tense, offbeat, anthology, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare, haunted by the past, creature, evil force, estate, hallucination, doctors and patients, school, manipulations, family in danger, family relations, coven, paranormal activity, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011, year 1964, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida, north carolina

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Most similar movies to American Horror Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, blood, ghost, murder, death and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: Penny Dreadful (2014), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Bates Motel (2013), Scream Queens (2015), The Conjuring (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 109K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller ...
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, haunted by the past, witch, dark fantasy, imaginary, psychotherapy, fear, mysterious character, werewolf, supernatural ability, monster ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, london
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63%
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, sibling relationship, supernatural ability, mysterious past, family in danger, uncover truth, imaginary friend, old dark house, family relations, storytelling ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 95K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mental disorder, mother son relationship, family problems, murder, obsession, serial killer, overbearing mother, small town, crimes, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.1
 34K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: realistic, semi serious, absurd, suspenseful, slang ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, college, sorority, rich girl, investigation, blood, woman in danger, crimes, danger, flirting, maniac ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.5
 431K
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, witch, haunted by the past, fear, paranormal activity, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
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50%
 7.4
 145K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, surprise ending, psychological, macabre, serious ...
Plot: ghosts, haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, supernatural, death, fear, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 188K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, devil, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, woman in danger, deal with the devil, demonic possession, supernatural, witch, mystery, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Light as a Feather (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Five teen girls deal with the supernatural fallout stemming from an innocent game of “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board.” When the girls start dying off in the exact way that was predicted, the survivors must figure out why they’re being ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense
Plot: game, danger, supernatural, curse, high school, death, teenage girl, survival, disorder, love triangle, betrayal, trust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 221K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, cannibal, cannibalism, psychiatrist, death, crime, mental patient, special agents, graphic violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, wish come true, fear, nightmare, obsession, good versus evil, desire, neighbor, mysterious character, danger, dream come true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In this darkly romantic ghost story, a woman travels to an isolated cabin where she is stalked by an apparition who inhabits her space as his own. With the unexpected arrival of the woman’s boyfriend, the dark spirit’s haunting grows obsessive. ...
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, confined, haunted house, woman in danger, isolation, danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, in the woods, supernatural, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 40K
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, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 2K
Dante's Cove (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: scary, sexy, suspenseful, gothic, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, gay, ghost, danger, couple relations, strong sexual content, mystery, survival, haunted by the past, couples, starting over ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 378K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 63K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 9K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, anthology
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, television, death of brother, childhood, teeth, loss of son
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 5.4
 22K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, nightmare, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 214K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, murder, haunted house, ghost, attic, fear, family in danger, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: atmospheric, dark, stylized, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, adventure, dedication, school, couple relations, teenage love, evil witch ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, survival, post apocalypse, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, plague, supernatural, walking dead, fear, graphic violence, death, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, countryside, ghost, justice, family relations, family, rape, supernatural, witch, chase, death ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.8
 383
Purgatorio (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A woman must survive the night after she welcomes a neighbor's child into her home.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, danger, isolation, reincarnation, supernatural, woman in danger, loneliness, neighbor, evil force, family in danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, murder, ghost, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, mysterious character, gory, mysterious place, nightmare, self destructing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
 1K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past, desert, dysfunctional family, supernatural, murder, family relations, dark secret, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: serious, scary, tense, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, attic, estate, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, isolation, family problems, haunted house, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, woman in danger, adultery, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, scientist, murder, missing person, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 870K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, psychic, nervous breakdown, hotel, psychopath, ghost, trapped, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 2.4
 781
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, supernatural, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, nightmare, haunted house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%