Movies like The Witch

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The Witch (2015)
 6.9
 252K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
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: scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark, disturbing, enigmatic, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, curses spells and rituals, black magic, paranoia, wilderness, isolation, goat, family bonds, forest, sacrifice, paganism, insanity, violence, colonial america, family relations, guilt, parents and children, puritan, father daughter relationship, possession, family in danger, female nudity ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, new hampshire, usa

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Most similar movies to The Witch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, suspense and scary films with plots about supernatural, brutality, violence, death, blood, danger and murder mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Witch: Hereditary (2018), The Lighthouse (2019), The Ritual (2017), Midsommar (2019), The Wicker Man (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 301K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: supernatural horror, cult, fear, ghost, possession, secret society, supernatural, evil spirit, grief, demon, seance, spiritualism ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.4
 209K
The Lighthouse (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
Style: suspense, psychological, gothic, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: hallucination, lighthouse keeper, lighthouse, drunkenness, symbolism, isolation, storm, nightmare, homoeroticism, fight, seagull, stolen identity ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 97K
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: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, tense, scary ...
Plot: lost in the woods, forest, hiking, ritual, paganism, cult, monster, creature, supernatural, sacrifice, norse mythology, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.1
 300K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: psychedelic, brutal, disturbing, enigmatic, rough ...
Plot: ritual, cult, paganism, religious cult, sacrifice, burned alive, isolated community, hallucinogenic drug, emotional breakdown, community, grief, nervous breakdown ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, scandinavia, europe, new york, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 80K
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: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: cult, ritual, paganism, investigation, religion, sacrifice, disappearance, secret society, female nudity, island, pagan, human sacrifice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Style: fairy tale, dark, dark fantasy, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, forest, witchcraft, supernatural power, child, good versus evil, villainess, black magic, brutality, cannibal, supernatural, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ 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: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, found footage, supernatural, lost in the woods, fear, wilderness, survival, panic, videotaping, forest, paranormal activity, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 24K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, evil force, supernatural ability, society, religions or cults, devil, love affair, punishment, witch hunt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
 8.0
 213K
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 ⇓
100%
 5.3
 6K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, sexy, macabre, erotic ...
Plot: supernatural, death, sacrifice, nanny, witch, hidden identity, mysterious character, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, nudity (full frontal - brief), pagan, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 29K
Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: dark fantasy, surreal, fairy tale, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: witch, medieval, fantasy world, beautiful scenery, ogre, violence, obsession, imagination, magic, brutality, greed, existentialism ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: scary, suspense, dark, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, morgue, autopsy, supernatural horror, corpse, witchcraft, dead woman, mysterious death, demon, murder, supernatural power ...
Place: london, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 237K
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: scary, psychological, macabre, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, being followed, sex, teenage girl, death, evil, stalking, sex scene, friendship, paranoia, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, california, detroit, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.6
 222K
Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, psychological, macabre, suspense, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, cannibalism, pregnant woman, uninvited guest, vandalism, riot, cult, brutality, house, nightmare, death of son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.8
 221K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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: scary, psychological, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare, ghost, single mother, family in danger, dysfunctional family, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, mental illness, isolation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: psychological, surreal, scary, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, ghost, haunted house, tragedy, suicide, losing-it hero, nightmare, guilt, amnesia, mystery, delusion, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea, japan
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 356K
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, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, mystery, investigation, murder, small town, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, uncover truth, mysterious character, goth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Other Lamb (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Belgium, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A haunting and nightmarish tale that tells the story of Selah, a young girl born into a repressive cult known as the Flock. The members of the Flock – all women and female children– live in a rural compound, and are led by one man, known only as ...
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: religious cult, teenage sexuality, female protagonist, religious leader, cult leader, woman, cult, polygamy, women, sorority, social problems, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 217K
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 ⇓
38%
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 6.3
 80K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, woman in danger, mental illness, siblings relations, evil woman, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 35K
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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, hotel, haunted house, paranormal, paranormal activity, workplace, amateur detective, runaway, devil, cult, zombie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 48K
Black Death (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As the plague decimates medieval Europe, rumours circulate of a village immune from the plague. There is talk of a necromancer who leads the village and is able to raise the dead. A fearsome knight joined by a cohort of soldiers and a young monk are ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, scary, brutal ...
Plot: medieval, plague, knight, monk, witch, obsessive quest, dealing with death, inquisition, pagan, adventure, sword and sorcery, sword and shield ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 52K
Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Style: scary, suspense, bloody, slasher, exciting ...
Plot: religion, ransom, cult, murder, church, kidnapping, violence, father daughter relationship, prophet, evil cult, vampire, torture ...
Time: victorian era, 90s, 20th century
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: deal with the devil, christmas, basement, devil, paranoia, family bonds, isolation, family in danger, suspicion, fear, evil, chase ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, gothic, scary ...
Plot: insanity, investigation, hallucination, paranoia, small town, disappearance, monster, fantasy becomes reality, supernatural, apocalypse, writers, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new england, new hampshire, england, europe, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, child in peril, creature, monster, parents and children, deadly creature, hearing voices, little girl, teeth, family relations, mansion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%