Movies and TV shows like American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.1
 234K
American Horror Story
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: scary, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, serious, stylized, offbeat, sexual, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, fear, haunted house, death, anthology, family in danger, ghost, couple relations, sadism, serial killer, nun, mental institution, carnival, manipulations, school, estate, doctors and patients, witch, haunted by the past, family life, family relations, danger, youth, coven, witchcraft ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1964, year 2011
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina, florida
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Supernatural
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.5
Rosemary's Baby
Drama, Horror
USA
137 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, death, ghost, blood and storytelling mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: Scream Queens (2015), Hannibal (2013), The Conjuring (2013), The Amityville Horror (2005), Rosemary's Baby (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scream Queens
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, slang, absurd ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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 8.6
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Hannibal
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: tense, serious, psychological, atmospheric, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, cannibal, mind game, mental patient, special agents, psychopath, doctor, psychiatrist, deadly, death, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   91%
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 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring
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: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, riddles and clues, investigation, death, witch, haunted by the past, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
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System:   83%
    User:   73%
 
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The Amityville Horror
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
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    User:   71%
 
 8.0
 162K
Rosemary's Baby
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: surreal, suspenseful, scary, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: pregnancy, satanic cult, paranoia, devil, mystery, supernatural, demonic possession, obsession, dreams, murder, losing-it hero, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   78%
    User:   67%
 
 8.5
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Supernatural
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, 1990s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, arizona
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System:   67%
    User:   53%
 
 8.2
 96K
Penny Dreadful
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
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: serious, stylized, scary, atmospheric, dark ...
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    User:   89%
 
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Bates Motel
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: overbearing mother, motel, mother son relationship, murder, crimes, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, family problems, small town, serial killer, teenage life, mad ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa, oregon
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System:   41%
    User:   80%
 
 5.6
 55K
Dark Water
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, divorce, imaginary friend, ghosts, mother daughter relationship, death, hospital, haunted by the past, estrangement, haunted house, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
The Last Exorcism
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, blood, religion, clergy, devil, demons, death, murder, hospital, farm, curses spells and rituals, witches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
 5.3
 4K
The Guardian
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hidden identity, mysterious character, nanny, danger, sacrifice, supernatural, babies and infants, witches, gory, death, curses spells and rituals, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
The Disappointments Room
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: serious, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, haunted house, isolation, estate, danger, supernatural, parents and children, ghost, attic, confined, deadly, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   39%
 
Presence of Mind
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: stylized, serious, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, mysterious character, nanny, haunted house, orphan, estate, mystery, supernatural ability, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, family in danger ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian, 20th century
Place: england, spain
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: courtroom drama, supernatural, courtroom, catholicism, good versus evil, devil, uncover truth, religion, death, demons, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, campus
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System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, death, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, hospital, estate, afterlife, uncover truth, countryside, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1941, year 1940
Place: england, london
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System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 5.9
 34K
After.Life
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: psychological, bleak, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, death, life & death, talking to the dead, dealing with death, danger, mentor, psychology, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 4.2
 28K
Boogeyman
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, gory, death, mentally unstable, hallucination, nightmare, danger, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
 7.5
 134K
The Orphanage
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, childhood, imaginary friend, death, adoption, ghost, children, ghosts, haunted by the past, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
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The Walking Dead
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: bleak, tense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie apocalypse, death, walking dead, supernatural, survivor, killings, future dystopia, blood splatter, characters in danger, gory, undead ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
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System:   32%
    User:   50%
 
 4.4
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The Presence
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, manipulations, in the woods, woman in danger, danger, supernatural, haunted by the past, isolation, confined, dishonesty, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 80K
Take Shelter
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, tense, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, paranoia, dreams, insanity, schizophrenia, apocalypse, losing-it hero, psychology, sanity, character study, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 6.2
 154K
Mama
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: children, ghost, supernatural, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
The Tomb of Ligeia
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, estate, stylish, death, life & death, curses spells and rituals, violence, fight scenes, adaptation, goth ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: england
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
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 7.3
 40K
Don't Look Now
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, death, serial killer, murder, hotel, haunted by the past, neo noir, strong sexual content, blindness, pornography, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe
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System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 5.2
 1K
Hurt
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, dealing with death, desert, domestic disturbance, boarding school, death in the family, dysfunctional family, family in crisis, family in danger, haunted by the past, orphan, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
We Are What We Are
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, gory, small town, death, crimes, secrets, family drama, splatter, doctors, police investigation, dysfunctional family, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: delaware, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
 7.4
 69K
The Strain
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, macabre, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, survival, danger, deadly, supernatural, save the world, infected, heroic mission, vampire slayer, chaos and mayhem, gory, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   100%
 
The Turn of the Screw
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A governess put in charge of two young children begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, losing-it hero, mystery, master and servant, mischievous children, nanny, mysterious character, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, couple relations, parents and children, afterlife ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
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System:   28%
    User:   24%
 

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Sometimes They Come Back
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: ghost, high school, serial killer, school, slasher, supernatural ability, vengeance, death in the family, murder, train, family in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
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System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
Amityville: The Awakening
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, danger, twin brother, nightmare, twin sister, investigation, woman in danger, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
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System:   26%
    User:   24%
 
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