Movies like The Portal

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The Portal (2010)
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The Portal (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Investigators pursuing a bizarre hemorrhagic illness are lead to a strange black painting that they discover is a portal to another dimension.
Style: tense, scary, serious, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, parallel world, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, supernatural, portal, violence, murder, air disaster, doctor, hospital, mental institution, suicide, bum, ghost child, painting, library, man in a wheelchair, danger, gory, imaginary, shower, exploding head, newspaper article ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and tense films with plots about danger, supernatural, deadly, ghost, murder, violence and investigation mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Portal: An American Ghost Story (2012), Apartment 1303 (2007), The Hospital (2013), Stitch (2013), Entity (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An American Ghost Story (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Paul, an unemployed writer, decides to rent and live in a house that's rumored to be haunted, he puts his life and his relationships in grave danger as he obsessively attempts to get the story that will finally make his career.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric, scary
Plot: ghost, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, writer's life, uncover truth, supernatural, fear, violence, artists and showbiz, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Apartment 1303 (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While celebrating with her friends in her new cheaply rented apartment (with balcony and view of the sea) on the thirteenth floor of a building, the young Sayaka unexpectedly jumps off the balcony committing suicide. Her mother goes insane and her ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, uncover truth, supernatural, haunted house, losing-it hero, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, grudge, urban legend, supernatural horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 2.3
 644
The Hospital (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Old St. Leopold's Hospital has many urban legends surrounding it, but the residents of Bridgeport all agree on one thing: tortured souls roam its abandoned halls. The mystery proves too much for a pretty young student who decides to investigate ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, ghost, psychopath, crimes, college, violence, city life, caucasian, supernatural horror, rapist, rape and revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.2
 618
Stitch (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stitch follows the story of grieving parents as they cope with the loss of their young daughter. At the height of their desperation, they turn to their best friends for healing advice, who lead them into the deep desert for a weekend ritual meant to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: ghost, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, desert, rivalry, death, violence, family problems, losing-it hero, dealing with death, disfigurement, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Entity (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 1998, thirty four unidentified bodies were found in shallow graves in a remote Siberian forest. After subsequent investigations, no official explanation by the Russian authorities was ever offered about the circumstances of the deaths.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense
Plot: forest, investigation, ghost, isolation, uncover truth, confined, tv show, supernatural, survival, death, violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 1K
Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, violence, death, life is a bitch, college, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.2
 329
Scar (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While hiking in a remote forest, college student Zack disappears, leaving nothing but a bloody trail for his traumatized friend Tom. Now a year later and plagued by nightmares, Tom returns to the woods with Zack's girlfriend Jenny in a last ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, forest, missing person, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, buddies, ghost, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Amityville Asylum (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lisa Templeton begins a new job as a cleaner at High Hopes Hospital, a mental institution in Amityville, Long Island. Initially delighted to get the job, Lisa soon realises that all is not as it seems. Intimidated by staff and the psychotic ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, woman in danger, graphic violence, haunted house, hiding place, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 3.1
 167
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, vengeance, haunted by the past, supernatural, urban legend, forest, rivalry, violence, murder, supernatural ability, graphic violence, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.6
 684
Reel Evil (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Struggling filmmakers - Kennedy, Cory and James - finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a 'behind-the-scenes' documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a ...
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: found footage, ghost, supernatural, escapades, hospital, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, filmmaker, doctor, nudity (full frontal - brief), confined, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.6
 855
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, murder, haunted by the past, memory loss, nightmare, haunted house, supernatural, crimes, unfulfillment, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.9
 925
Satanic (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Michelle wakes from an accident with no memory, then she has nightmares and people around her die.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, nightmare, memory loss, investigation, supernatural, crimes, car accident, haunted by the past, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Before Someone Gets Hurt (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tim and his team are the rising stars of the ghost hunting game. One thing they all like better than a good haunt is a great prank. When the team arrives at a new investigation, they cannot figure if the occurrences are part of some elaborate master ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: investigation, haunted house, ghost, mystery, paranormal activity, supernatural, transformation, death, murder, insanity, brutality, prank ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Fear Runs Silent (2000)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When high school science teacher, Mr.Hill, convinces his student, Kerry Johnson, and a group of her friends to go on an overnight field trip, they find themselves face to face with the darkest side of terror. Not even their worst nightmares will ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, deadly creature, supernatural, youth, teenage life, wilderness, curses spells and rituals, murder, nightmare, mountain, ghost, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, woman in danger, family relations, nightmare, mother daughter relationship, suicide, investigator, landlord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 866
Ghost Train (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On her way to school, high school girl Nana sees a train accident. Then Nana and her friend Kanae start to come across various bizarre phenomena, including red fingerprints and a female spirit who 'lives' on the station platform. One day, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending
Plot: ghost, train, supernatural, missing person, friendship, past, violence, supernatural ability, hospital, tunnel, school, female ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Primitive (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After being forced to visit a hypnotist, Martin receives news of his estranged mother's passing. He returns home for the funeral, and before long, people start dropping dead. The victims - brutally torn apart by what appears to be a predatory ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, curses spells and rituals, mentally unstable, supernatural, crimes, estrangement, creature, demon, rivalry, showdown, human host, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Amityville Murders (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. took a high powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that 'voices' in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, nightmare, hearing voices, mental patient, taunting, hallucination, supernatural horror, house, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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The Crypt (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Six young criminals break into hidden catacombs underneath their town and attempt to steal jewelry buried from the "Great Depression" only to find inhabitants guarding the precious belongings. After being trapped in this dark maze of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, confined, escapades, supernatural, crimes, catacomb, cemetery, crypt, deadly creature, struggle for survival, murder, treasure hunt ...
Time: 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Vampire in Vegas (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In Las Vegas, the powerful three hundred year old vampire Sylvian hires Dr. van Helm to research a cure to survive in the sun. She uses three vampire women as guinea pigs to test the serum in the desert and a couple that is camping witnesses the ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: vampire, survival, supernatural, murder, investigation, experiment, scientist, stripper, sex scene, doctor, crimes, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Ouija Experiment (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on true events, five friends who fall prey to the evil entities of the Ouija board. As they set about filming their experimental session, what starts out as bit of fun, soon escalates into a terrifying series of events as paranoia and personal ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: ouija board, ghost, found footage, supernatural, friendship, curse, group of friends, dishonesty, terrorism, perfume, videotaping, interracial friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.7
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Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, prison, supernatural, confined, crimes, rivalry, mystery, investigation, police detective, violence, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 2K
The Chosen (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a child-stealing demon attaches itself to a little girl, her family is thrust into a battle against time in order to save the girl and send the demon back to hell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, death, violence, child in peril, girl, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 6K
Solstice (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young girl uncovers a disturbing secret about her twin sister, who committed suicide just a few months before.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, slasher
Plot: ghost, investigation, twins, twin sister, suicide, supernatural, uncover truth, murder mystery, car accident, guilt, high school, high school life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 460
Inside (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Prison inmate Miles Barrett is ripped awake in the middle of the night by a terrifying crash, gunfire, and the sickening screams of a man being torn apart. Something is loose in the prison - and it's coming for Miles...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: prison, supernatural, haunted by the past, confined, deadly creature, escape, mystery, violence, graphic violence, life is a bitch, death row, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 1K
Loft (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A writer retreats to a secluded suburban house to work on her new novel. But her attention is instead occupied by her archaeologist neighbor's newly discovered mummy and a ghostly presence in her house.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: mummy, good versus evil, investigation, vengeful ghost, archaeologist, countryside, supernatural, murder, survival, showdown, female writer, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.6
 331
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, violence, survival, strong violent content, violence spree, woman in danger, topless woman, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.1
 751
Boggy Creek (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, Texas. While staying at said cabin for a week, ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, deadly creature, supernatural, legends and myths, violence, camping, vacation, murder, graphic violence, friends, forest, mother daughter conflict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 2K
Voice (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: While training after hours in her high-school, the aspirant singer Park Young-Eon is mysteriously killed and her body vanishes. Her ghost is invisible and trapped in the school, but her best friend Kang Sun-min, who broadcast in the lunchtime in ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, haunted by the past, investigation, supernatural, youth, hearing voices, gays and lesbians, crimes, high school, school, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Chasing the Devil (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Patrick McCord doesn't accept the explanation of his sister's mysterious death as suicide, and instead teams up with a team of paranormal investigators to delve deeper into the inexplicable circumstances that surround what he believes to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, mysterious death, supernatural, evil, paranormal activity, fear, violence, characters killed one by one, professor, paranormal, found footage, curse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%