Movies and TV shows like American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.1
 253K
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, witch, insanity, danger, haunted by the past, nun, couple relations, hallucinations, creature, family in danger, mental institution, evil, nightmare, family relations, manipulations, evil force, estate, anthology, youth, fear, family life, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011, year 1964
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, 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 supernatural, danger, ghost, deadly, haunted house, death and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: Penny Dreadful (2014), Scream Queens (2015), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), The Conjuring (2013), Rosemary's Baby (1968). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
 102K
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, witch, imaginary, dark fantasy, fear, mysterious character, monster, haunted by the past, secret, werewolf, scientist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 32K
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: humorous, absurd, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, sorority, serial killer, blood, investigation, crimes, danger, college, woman in danger, rich girl, knife, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, emotional, scary, surreal, non-linear
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, uncover truth, sibling relationship, family in danger, supernatural ability, mysterious past, imaginary friend, old dark house, storytelling, life is a bitch ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 406K
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, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal activity, danger, witch, seance, paranormal investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 8.0
 173K
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, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, devil, demonic possession, deal with the devil, supernatural, mystery, dreams, paranoia, under the surface ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: dark, atmospheric, disturbing, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, black magic, devil worship, adventure, half breed, dedication, couple relations, teenager, school, evil witch, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 139K
The Orphanage (2007)
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: scary, serious, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, missing child, orphan, death, fear, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, disappearance, seance, ghosts, ghost, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.2
 89K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: incestuous desire, family problems, mental disorder, serial killer, motel, murder, obsession, overbearing mother, small town, mother son relationship, dysfunctional family, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, wish come true, fear, nightmare, good versus evil, desire, neighbor, temptation, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.5
 206K
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: tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibal, psychiatrist, death, cannibalism, murder, special agents, crime, mental patient, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 39K
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, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, isolation, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, confined, danger, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Enfield Haunting (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Supernatural drama based on real-life events that took place in an ordinary North London home in 1977. During the autumn of that year, novice paranormal researcher Maurice Grosse hears of a family reported to be terrorised by supernatural forces. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, based on true events
Plot: haunted house, paranormal investigation, family in danger, supernatural, adult child friendship, loss of daughter, single mother, family relations, danger, investigation, riddles and clues, ghost
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 357K
Supernatural (2005)
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, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, monster, ghost, demon, good versus evil, killings, vampire, god or devil, characters in danger, curses spells and rituals, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978, year 1983, year 1973 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, scary ...
Plot: ghost, dishonesty, supernatural, danger, isolation, woman in danger, manipulations, confined, haunted house, haunted by the past, in the woods, rain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 29K
Boogeyman (2005)
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, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, hometown, haunted by the past, ghost, danger, gory, mentally unstable, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 8K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, 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, based on legend, bleak
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, television, death of brother, anthology, childhood, teeth, loss of son
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 60K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, tense, scary ...
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%
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 5.8
 22K
The Pact (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, childhood home, death of mother, female protagonist, supernatural, hidden room, mystery, police officer stabbed, barefoot woman, locked in a closet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 201K
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: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, attic, family in danger, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1998, year 1986 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 21K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, 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, macabre, twist ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, uncover truth, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ 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, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, plague, supernatural, fear, future dystopia, walking dead, death, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 72K
The Strain (2014)
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: captivating, scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infected, vampire, save the world, survival, scientist, supernatural, deadly virus, good versus evil, fate of humanity, plague, professor, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 5K
Deadline (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A screenwriter who travels to an abandoned house to finish a script on time, but a series of strange events lead her to a psychological breakdown.
Style: bleak, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: isolation, ghost, mental breakdown, supernatural, estate, mentally unstable, deadly, woman in danger, danger, haunted by the past, haunted house, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, ghost, murder, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, deadly, gory, mysterious character, wrong place wrong time, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
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, tense, scary, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, attic, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, estate, isolation, danger, family problems, haunted house, deadly, parent child relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Colombia, Spain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, danger, parents and children, couples, family problems, family relations, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 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: sexy, scary, suspenseful, gothic, sexual ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, ghost, danger, couple relations, strong sexual content, gay, haunted by the past, mystery, survival, starting over, couples ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 161K
Mama (2013)
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, woman in danger, serial killer, deadly, crimes, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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