Movies like The Witch

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The Witch (2015)
 6.9
 187K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, gothic, psychological, enigmatic, bleak ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, religion, wilderness, isolation, parents and children, family in danger, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence, paganism, family relations, paranoia, black magic, family bonds, witchcraft, goat, sacrifice, female nudity, disappearance, colonial america, husband wife relationship, cult ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire

Most similar movies to The Witch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, disturbing and suspense films with plots about supernatural, brutality, danger, blood, death, weird and storytelling mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Witch: The Lighthouse (2019), Hereditary (2018), The Ritual (2017), An American Haunting (2005), The Wicker Man (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 115K
The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: gothic, suspense, psychological, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: isolation, lighthouse, lovecraftian, hallucination, lighthouse keeper, nightmare, drunkenness, secret, symbolism, mermaid, island, human nature ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 217K
Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural horror, satanism, spiritualism, evil, supernatural, curse, ghost, cult, inheritance, insanity, dysfunctional family, attic ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, suspense, cult film ...
Audience: teens, student film
Plot: witch, in the woods, wilderness, panic, mysterious place, danger, legend, friends, supernatural, fear, survival, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 71K
The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, tense, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: lost in the woods, supernatural horror, ritual, norse mythology, survival, friends, paganism, guilt, creature, supernatural, hiking, sole survivor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
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: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, countryside, ghost, justice, family, rape, supernatural, witch, chase, death, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 67K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: cult film, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, virgin, island, trap, paganism, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: suspense, scary, dark, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, corpse, supernatural power, autopsy, evil power, dead woman, mysterious death, murder, self sacrifice ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, priest, mental institution, killing spree, supernatural, death penalty, gory, police investigation, exorcism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., usa, india, virginia, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 189K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, supernatural, family in danger, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, dark fantasy, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 202K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, dangerous attraction, paranoia, sex, death, friendship, chase, suburbs, group of friends, being followed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 187K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, manipulation, female psychopath, deadly, parents and children, insanity, graphic violence, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 1K
Dead Night (2017)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A caring mother loses her sanity, setting off a chain of events resulting in tragedy and murder. The story of Casey Pollack unfolds from two very different perspectives when one night in the woods culminates in absolute terror.
Style: enigmatic, dark, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: backwoods, witch, supernatural power, supernatural, parents and children, murder, violence, evil, wilderness, danger, suspicion, search ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.
Style: disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: evil, family in danger, isolation, fear, suspicion, devil, family bonds, deal with the devil, curses spells and rituals, danger, track down, pursuit ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 76K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 5K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 75K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, woman in danger, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s, 80s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: spanish inquisition, gothic horror, buried alive, insanity, castle, investigation, vengeance, religions or cults, crimes, danger, hidden identity, haunted by the past ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 186K
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, suspenseful, gothic, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, devil, losing-it hero, pregnancy, mind game, woman in danger, deal with the devil, demonic possession, supernatural, witch, mystery, dreams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 32K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, paranormal activity, ghost, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, partners, workplace situations, danger, survival, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Time of the Wolf (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Austria, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When Anna and her family arrive at their holiday home, they find it occupied by strangers. This confrontation is just the beginning of a painful learning process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, catastrophe, countryside, survival, chaos, danger, human nature, society, social differences, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 89K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: clergy, church, curses spells and rituals, vatican, exorcism, supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, seminary, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, mentally unstable, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, losing-it hero, family relations, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, mystery, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 19th Century Canada, Brigette and her sister Ginger take refuge in a Traders' Fort which later becomes under siege by some savage werewolves. And an enigmatic Indian hunter decides to help the girls, but one of the girls has been bitten ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, tense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female werewolf, werewolf, mythical creature, supernatural, transformation, wilderness, beast, sister, danger, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship, eaten alive ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, georgian era, 1810s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 11K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, deadly, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, gory, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, salt lake city utah, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, disappearance, insanity, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, hallucinations, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 96K
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam war veteran finds out that his post-war life isn't what he believes it to be when he's attacked by horned creatures in the subway and his dead son comes to visit him...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: hallucination, paranoia, nightmare, dealing with death, haunted by the past, delusion, mind game, tragic event, heaven and hell, losing-it hero, obsession, suffering ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 59K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, starting over, parents and children, haunted by the past, danger, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 22K
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, nightmare, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 29K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, child custody, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, custody, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%