Movies like Dark Shadows

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Dark Shadows (2012)
 6.2
 263K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, humorous, gothic horror, melancholic, dark, macabre, absurd, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, dark humor, curse, estate, werewolf, old mansion, curses spells and rituals, vampire human love, wizards and magicians, reincarnation, tombs and skeletons, fish out of water, lost love, witchcraft, black magic, ghost, family relations, family secret, magic, insanity, hidden room, imprisonment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 18th century, 19th century, year 1972, 1770s
Place: new england, maine, usa, england, liverpool

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Most similar movies to Dark Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out weird, gothic, cult film and scary films with plots about supernatural, dialogue, death, fantasy world, storytelling, transformation and adaptation mostly in Fantasy, Horror and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: Death Becomes Her (1992), The Addams Family (1991), Beetlejuice (1988), Mockingbird Lane (2012), The Haunted Mansion (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the introduction of a magic potion causes things to ...
Style: gothic, satirical, humorous, cynical, clever ...
Plot: dark humor, immortality, afterlife, love triangle, rivalry, fountain of youth, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s, future, 2020s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Addams Family (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Uncle Fester has been missing for 25 years. An evil doctor finds out and introduces a fake Fester in an attempt to get the Addams Family's money. The youngest daughter has some doubts about the new uncle Fester, but the fake uncle adapts very ...
Style: gothic, macabre, not serious, humorous, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, eccentric family, dark humor, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, fantasy world, accountant, mischievous children, dysfunctional family, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 291K
Beetlejuice (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the ...
Style: gothic, witty, surreal, dark fantasy, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: surrealism, afterlife, dark humor, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, possession, goth, teenage girl, psychic, heaven and hell, life after death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Mockingbird Lane (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Grandpa Sam Dracula is essentially Dracula who assembled Herman because no man was good enough for his daughter Lily, a sexy vamp. Lily's niece Marilyn the freak is actually normal and Lily and Herman's only child, Eddie, has his werewolf ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating, parody ...
Plot: werewolf, eccentric family, vampire, dragon, supernatural, parents and children, family relations, freak, suburbs, estate, mind control, monster ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Workaholic Jim Evers and his wife/business partner, Sara get a call one night from mansion owner, Edward Gracey wants to sell his house. Once the Evers family arrive at the mansion a butler takes them to dine with Gracey. Gracey takes one look at ...
Style: gothic, entertaining, scary, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: ghost, haunted house, magic, reincarnation, family relations, family vacation, supernatural, workaholic, secret passageway, disorder, estate, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, goth, loneliness, vampire human love, haunted by the past, bonding, dark hero, human nature, vampirism, aristocracy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, georgian era, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 352K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, witch, investigation, mystery, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, legends and myths, small town, uncover truth, mysterious character ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, georgian era
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 120K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After 300 years of slumber, three sister witches are accidentally resurrected in Salem on Halloween night, and it us up to three kids and their newfound feline friend to put an end to the witches' reign of terror once and for all.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, sweet, light, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, kids, teens, girls' night, horror for children
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, teenage life, wizards and magicians, resurrection, supernatural, immortality, cat, halloween party, potion, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1993, 18th century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.
Style: gothic, exciting, stylized, scary, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, head of state, immortality, good versus evil, undead, secret identity, slavery, tough heroes, brutality, supernatural, warrior ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, 1860s, 60s, 1810s ...
Place: usa, new orleans, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When her great aunt dies famed horror hostess Elvira heads for the uptight new England town to Falwell to claim her inheritance of a haunted house a witches cookbook and a punk rock poodle. But once the stuffy locals get an eyeful of the scream ...
Style: gothic, parody, humorous, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: goth, witchcraft, witch, hostess, goofy hero, fish out of water, warlock, nothing goes right, small town, female protagonist, magic, inheritance ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, surreal, dark fantasy, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, surrealism, freak, romance, love, fall in love, human nature, impossible love, fish out of water, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Addams Family Values (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Siblings Wednesday and Pugsley Addams will stop at nothing to get rid of Pubert, the new baby boy adored by parents Gomez and Morticia. Things go from bad to worse when the new "black widow" nanny, Debbie Jellinsky, launches her plan to ...
Style: gothic, humorous, parody, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, thanksgiving, farce, femme fatale, baby, power relations, family problems, family life, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a lawyer shows up at the vampire's doorstep, he falls prey to his charms and joins him in his search for fresh blood. Enter Dr. van Helsing, who may be the only one able to vanquish the count.
Style: parody, absurd, humorous, funny, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dracula, farce, vampire, hypnosis, supernatural, goofy hero, save the day, heroic mission, deadly creature, love, master villain, stupidity ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, transylvania, london, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 265K
Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, melancholic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: date night, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: corpse, marriage, afterlife, romance, supernatural romance, supernatural, goth, wedding, shyness, fall in love, disagreement, hopes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Practical Magic (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With ...
Style: feel good, sincere, sweet, humorous, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, small town, magic, supernatural ability, supernatural, curse, love, wizards and magicians, hereditary gift of witchcraft, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted - at a cost - when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.
Style: sexy, twists and turns, light, captivating, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, dark humor, small town, magic, devil, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, good versus evil, witchcraft, love and romance, promiscuity, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vampire housemates try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Style: absurd, gothic, humorous, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark humor, goth, vampire, friendship, werewolf, immortality, buddies, social misfits, supernatural, roommate, beast, zombie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1997, year 1978, year 1912
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, fantasy world, wizards, supernatural, adventure, magic, witch, medieval, fairy, kidnapping, creativity, sorceress ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1810s
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 101K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, small town, zombie, talking to the dead, supernatural, witch, medium, disorder, back from the dead, paranormal activity, friends ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 15K
Once Bitten (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mark wants to lose his virginity, but his girlfriend wants to wait. Unfortunately for both of them, a 400-year-old vampire Countess needs to turn a virgin into a vampire before Halloween in order to preserve her own youthful appearance, and when she ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, stalking, teenage life, youth, coming of age, vampire human love, female vampire, aging, teenage love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
The Raven (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, parody, humorous, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, magician, castle, duel, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, escapades, raven, haunted by the past, presumed dead, wizards ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, isolation, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, supernatural, tragic event, loss of son, village, grief, curse ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dylan Dog: Dead of Night (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, undead, afterlife, supernatural, zombie, private detective, good versus evil, investigation, paranormal, deadly creature, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maximillian, the lone survivor of a race of vampires, comes to Brooklyn in search of a way to live past the next full moon. His ticket to survival is Rita, a NYPD detective who doesn't know she's half vampire -- and Maximillian will do ...
Style: gothic, humorous, scary, suspenseful, parody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, supernatural, destiny, good versus evil, vampire human love, gangsters, transformation, death, chase, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 5K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mystery, ghost, good versus evil, seductive behavior, estate, time travel, mansion, witchcraft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 90K
The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witchcraft, black magic, supernatural, witch, goth, magic, supernatural ability, teenager, good versus evil, teenage witch, karma ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, gloomy, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, dark humor, villain, goth, insanity, haunted by the past, barbershop, social injustice, judge, loss of loved one, presumed dead, vengeance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
House II: The Second Story (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Young urban professionals Jesse (Arye Gross) and his girlfriend Kate (Lar Park Lincoln), move into an old mansion that has been in Jesse's family for generations. They are soon joined by Jesse's goofy friend Charlie (Jonathan Stark), who ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, dinosaur, adventurer, house, vampire, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, disorder, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.
Style: parody, humorous, gothic, scary, not serious ...
Plot: vampire, countryside, rescue, woman in danger, supernatural, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, goofy hero, escapades, curses spells and rituals, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, transylvania, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.4
 54K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, witch, vampire, supernatural, russian, curses spells and rituals, supernatural power, death, witchcraft, human becoming an animal, chosen one, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s, 90s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%