Movies and TV shows like American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.0
 311K
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, captivating, tense, unusual plot structure, sexy, serious, bad ending, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, witch, death, insanity, mental institution, evil force, coven, vampire, nun, creature, nightmare, evil, estate, family in danger, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, couple relations, hallucination, school, paranormal activity, witchcraft, family relations, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2011, year 1952, year 1964, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, 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, atmospheric and psychological films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, blood, death, ghost, murder and supernatural power mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: Penny Dreadful (2014), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Scream Queens (2015), Bates Motel (2013), The Amityville Horror (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, insanity, nightmare, supernatural power, death, ghost, fear, suspicion, murderer, murder, family in danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 121K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, scary, dark fantasy, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, deadly creature, werewolf, vampire, victorian england, psychotherapy, black magic, supernatural ability, frankenstein's monster, mysterious character, fear ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Haunting of Hill House (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 572 min.
TV show
Story: The Crains, a fractured family, confront haunting memories of their old home and the terrifying events that drove them from it.
Style: scary, enigmatic, emotional, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural ability, supernatural horror, mysterious past, supernatural, sibling relationship, family in danger, addiction, lesbian, family relations, brother sister relationship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.1
 41K
Scream Queens (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The super-charged comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast. 
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, sorority, murder, rich girl, popular girl, college, investigation, college life, crimes, woman in danger, flirting, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 8.2
 106K
Bates Motel (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental disorder, serial killer, motel, obsession, family problems, dysfunctional family, incestuous desire, small town, mother son relationship, insanity, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, paranormal activity, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, insanity, death ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 498K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 3K
The Presence (2010)
Genre: 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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, confined, haunted house, isolation, woman in danger, supernatural, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, marriage proposal, island, travel, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.5
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Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, atmospheric, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, psychopath, death, mind game, psychiatrist, cannibalism, mental patient, murder, deception, special agents, homoeroticism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, obsession, wish come true, fear, nightmare, desire, good versus evil, temptation, dream come true, mysterious character, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 2K
Dante's Cove (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A young couple must overcome dark, mystical forces conspiring against them.
Style: scary, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, gothic ...
Plot: gay, mysterious character, gay erotica, ghost, supernatural, curse, mystery, survival, haunted by the past, couple relations, curses spells and rituals, male nudity ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 155K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 305K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, twist ending, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, paranormal activity, evil spirit, nightmare, afterlife, parallel world, ghost, fear, nightmare comes true, psychic, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, killer child, female psychopath, mysterious character, family in danger, parents and children, insanity, murder, murderer, family problems, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 86K
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, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, doctors and patients, murder, brutality, confined, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 494 min.
TV show
Story: After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave hires a young American nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen, groundskeeper Jamie and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. But all is not as it ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, enigmatic, dark fantasy, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, lgbt, lesbian, supernatural horror, ghost, afterlife, nanny, paranormal activity, supernatural, lake, supernatural power, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, victorian era, 19th century, 2000s, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, satanic, dark, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: witch, witchcraft, half breed, high school, teenager, black magic, devil worship, adventure, dedication, teenage girl, teenage love, satanism ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: paranoia, satanic cult, devil, witch, murder, satanism, supernatural, demonic possession, pregnancy, witchcraft, rape, coven ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1965, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, usa, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 11K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: suspense, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, mystical ...
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, kidnapping, monster, child in peril, private investigation, mysterious disappearance, abduction, supernatural horror, paranormal investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.4
 434K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, monster, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, paranormal, killings, paranormal phenomena, peril, creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 90s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, family, fear, child in peril, serial killer, psychic, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Movie in collections
 6.2
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Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
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, frightening, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, revenge, redemption, witch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
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: scary, suspense, dark, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, religion, courtroom, priest, curses spells and rituals, investigation, death, demon, lawyer, catholicism, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 24K
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, macabre, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychology, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, sacrifice, insanity, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, surprise ending, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, family, supernatural, sexual abuse, rape, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, witch, curse, death, chase, justice ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, apocalypse, virus, plague, pandemic, walking dead, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, america, georgia, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, 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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: scary, disturbing, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, insanity, nightmare, fear, murder, serial killer, self destructing, disfigurement, ghost, evil force, mysterious character, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%