Movies like Dark Shadows 2012

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Dark Shadows (2012)
 6.2
 248K
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 humor, humorous, offbeat, melancholic, dark, macabre, absurd, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: vampire, eccentric family, witch, immortality, old house, estate, curse, old mansion, reincarnation, vampire human love, curses spells and rituals, fish out of water, werewolf, wizards and magicians, ghost, family relations, family secret, magic, imaginary, insanity, hidden room, lost love, imprisonment, supernatural, vengeance ...
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, cult film, humorous and scary films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, fantasy world, adaptation, transformation, supernatural and mentor mostly in Fantasy, Horror and Comedy genres. Some movies like Dark Shadows: The Addams Family (1991), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Death Becomes Her (1992), Beetlejuice (1988), Mockingbird Lane (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, dark humor, macabre, humorous, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: goth, halloween, eccentric family, supernatural ability, fantasy world, family relations, parents and children, accountant, dysfunctional family, family, mischievous children, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: humorous, absurd, funny, gothic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, parody, farce, dracula, hypnosis, goofy hero, supernatural, palaces castles and temples, heroic mission, save the day, deadly creature, love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark humor, gothic, humorous, satirical, cynical ...
Plot: afterlife, immortality, love triangle, rivalry, obsession, couple relations, supernatural, death, vengeance, magic, zombie, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 2020s, 1990s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 265K
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, dark humor, witty, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: ghost, afterlife, haunted house, supernatural, surrealism, possession, teenage girl, psychic, life after death, goth, heaven and hell, art ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, humorous, stylized, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: werewolf, vampire, eccentric family, dragon, supernatural, imaginary, parents and children, family relations, freak, suburbs, estate, mind control ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, imaginary, immortality, good versus evil, secret identity, slavery, tough heroes, head of state, danger, supernatural, undead ...
Time: 19th century, year 1865, year 1961
Place: usa, u.s. capitol building, new orleans, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, horror for children, pre-teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, ghost, magic, reincarnation, family vacation, supernatural, family relations, estate, danger, workaholic, disorder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 333K
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, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, ghost, witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, investigation, magical, murder, gory, mystery, legends and myths, small town ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 246K
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, captivating, melancholic, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: dark fantasy, corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, marriage, supernatural romance, shyness, loneliness, wedding, fall in love, disagreement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, dark humor, atmospheric, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, insanity, shaving, vengeance, social injustice, violence, goth, haunted by the past, barbershop, widow, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: dark humor, absurd, gothic, humorous, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, goth, friendship, immortality, stylish, werewolf, social misfits, blood, buddies, supernatural, parody, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1912, year 1978, year 1997
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 104K
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, offbeat, light ...
Audience: date night, horror for children, kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: halloween, witch, magic, witches, teenage life, wizards and magicians, immortality, resurrection, supernatural, cat, halloween party, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1700s, year 1993 ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, sexy, light, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, witchcraft, goth, witch, hostess, fish out of water, goofy hero, nothing goes right, small town, demons, female protagonist, magic ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, dark humor, macabre, not serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: eccentric family, halloween, goth, nanny, farce, femme fatale, uncle, baby, power relations, family problems, danger, parody ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 13K
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, stalking, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, gory, coming of age, youth, teenage life, teenage love, blood, vampire human love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 11K
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, humorous, dark humor, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sorcerer, good versus evil, parody, magician, castle, raven, duel, supernatural, danger, escapades, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, atmospheric, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, social misfits, goth, dark fantasy, fall in love, surrealism, romance, freak, love, human nature, fish out of water, anti heroes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: dark humor, sexy, light, twists and turns, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: witch, devil, magic, small town, good versus evil, wizards and magicians, love and romance, supernatural, promiscuity, supernatural ability, mysterious character, tennis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, rhode island, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, supernatural, destiny, vampire human love, good versus evil, gangsters, gory, transformation, death, chase, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 80K
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, offbeat ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, black magic, witch, goth, magic, supernatural ability, witchcraft, supernatural, teenager, danger, good versus evil, high school ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, adventurer, dinosaur, house, haunted house, zombie, chase, mad scientist, vampire, good versus evil, babies and infants ...
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 5K
Vamp (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fraternity, supernatural, violence, slasher, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, deadly, ghost, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Army of Darkness (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Style: humorous, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: time travel, zombie, siege, good versus evil, magical, catapult, prophecy, monster, chase, sword fight, heroes, axe ...
Time: middle ages, 13th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992 ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, legends and myths, beast, immortality, supernatural, vampire sex, chase, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 15th century, victorian england ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 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: cult film, humorous, gothic, scary, not serious ...
Plot: vampire, parody, countryside, woman in danger, imaginary, supernatural, danger, nothing goes right, crimes, goofy hero, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 19th century
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, transylvania, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, offbeat, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, magic, small town, supernatural ability, witches, love, supernatural, wizards and magicians, spell, curse, hereditary gift of witchcraft ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a remote corner of England's Peak District, a mysterious skull is unearthed. But even weirder is that Lady Sylvia steals the skull for use in worshiping - very erotically - her pagan god, The White Worm, who hungers for the taste of virginal ...
Style: scary, dark humor, gothic, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: vampire, archaeologist, human sacrifice, worm, supernatural, temple, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, surrealism, transformation, monster, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 100K
Fright Night (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A teenager suspects his new neighbour is a vampire. Unable to convince anyone, he tries to enlist the help of a self-proclaimed vampire hunter and magician in this remake of the 1985 comedy-horror classic.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, deadly, suspicion, celebrity, vampirism, supernatural, gory, imaginary, danger, transformation, convertible ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Monster Squad (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Count Dracula adjourns to Earth, accompanied by Frankenstein's Monster, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and the Gillman. The uglies are in search of a powerful amulet that will grant them power to rule the world. Our heroes - the Monster Squad are the ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children, kids
Plot: mummy, vampire, small town, werewolf, world domination, friendship, adventure, good versus evil, young heroes, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 19th century, 1880s
Place: usa, california, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 52K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
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, demons, witch, vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, russian, death, chosen one, danger, human becoming an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%