Movies and TV shows like American Horror Story

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American Horror Story (2011)
 8.0
 283K
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, captivating, tense, scary, offbeat, anthology, unusual plot structure, serious, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, mental institution, nightmare, death, danger, witch, insanity, nun, evil, evil force, paranormal activity, creature, estate, doctors and patients, couple relations, family in danger, school, manipulations, haunted by the past, coven, family relations, hallucination, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011, 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, serious and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, death, blood, supernatural power, ghost and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Horror Story: Penny Dreadful (2014), The Haunting of Hill House (2018), Bates Motel (2013), The Amityville Horror (2005), The Conjuring (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.2
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Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, 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, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, werewolf, victorian england, witch, psychotherapy, imaginary, mysterious character, fear, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, black magic ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: enigmatic, scary, emotional, surreal, non-linear ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural ability, mysterious past, sibling relationship, family in danger, supernatural power, supernatural, uncover truth, supernatural horror, addiction ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 99K
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, motel, mother son relationship, mental disorder, dysfunctional family, obsession, family problems, serial killer, murder, overbearing mother, small town, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, parents and children, family problems, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 461K
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, paranormal investigation, danger, witch, family in danger, paranormal activity, fear, haunted by the past, evil force ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 36K
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, realistic, scary, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sorority, rich girl, investigation, college, woman in danger, popular girl, danger, crimes, flirting, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: anthology, scary, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, death, ghost, danger, supernatural power, fear, psycho killer, evil, blood, suspicion, paranormal activity, murderer ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 234K
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, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, death, mental patient, crime, psychiatrist, graphic violence, special agents, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.4
 149K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural, death, orphan, missing child, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 199K
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: surreal, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, losing-it hero, mystery, witch, devil, mind game, hallucination, woman in danger, pregnancy, demonic possession, supernatural, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1966
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 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, gothic, serious ...
Plot: gay, mysterious character, supernatural, ghost, gay erotica, danger, mystery, survival, haunted by the past, couples, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: god or devil, supernatural, wish come true, fear, nightmare, desire, obsession, good versus evil, neighbor, danger, mysterious character, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 41K
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: twist ending, scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 228K
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, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, fear, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, confined, haunted house, woman in danger, isolation, danger, female protagonist, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, human host, manipulations, dishonesty, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 400K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, monster, ghost, demon, supernatural power, deadly creature, angel, death, vampire, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, year 1997, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, enigmatic, scary, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural horror, lgbt, ghost, afterlife, ghosts, paranormal activity, netflix, supernatural ability, supernatural power, nanny, uncover truth ...
Time: victorian, 80s, 19th century, 2020s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 9K
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, bleak, anthology
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, death of brother, television, childhood, teeth, loss of son
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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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, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, psychic, nightmare comes true, demon, family, fear, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: dark, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing, satanic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, black magic, half breed, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, teenage protagonist, school, teenage love ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 81K
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, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 286K
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, twist ending, frightening, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, ghosts, psychic, evil spirit, parallel world, paranormal activity, fear, danger, curses spells and rituals, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 23K
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, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, survival, post apocalypse, plague, danger, walking dead, future dystopia, fear, graphic violence, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 172K
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, macabre, frightening, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, paranormal activity, children, haunted house, parents and children, redemption, secrets, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
Light as a Feather (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
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, suspense, tense
Plot: game, supernatural, curse, danger, high school, survival, death, teenage girl, disorder, love triangle, trust, betrayal ...
⇓ 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school, countryside ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 1810s, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 39K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, mystery, family problems, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, supernatural horror, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: insanity, fear, nightmare, murder, ghost, disfigurement, supernatural, evil force, self destructing, gory, mysterious place, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%