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, danger, uncover truth, supernatural, portal, violence, murder, imaginary, gory, air disaster, mental institution, suicide, hospital, bum, doctor, library, painting, ghost child, newspaper article, man in a wheelchair, shower, newspaper clipping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Portal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and tense films with plots about danger, supernatural, ghost, deadly, murder, violence and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Portal: An American Ghost Story (2012), Apartment 1303 (2007), 3 A.M. (2012), Reel Evil (2012), The Hospital (2013). 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, scary, atmospheric
Plot: ghost, haunted house, writer's life, curses spells and rituals, uncover truth, danger, supernatural, fear, deadly, violence, artists and showbiz
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, suicide, haunted house, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, danger, deadly, investigation, losing-it hero, curses spells and rituals, grudge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.5
 754
3 A.M. (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Thailand's latest horror omnibus is made up of three chilling stories. Two sisters who own a wig shop are haunted by a female ghost whose hair were made into one of the wigs on sale. A funeral home employee falls in love with a female corpse ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, office, deadly, store, murder, survival, violence, multiple storylines, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.5
 607
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: found footage, ghost, supernatural, deadly, danger, hospital, escapades, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, doctor, filmmaker, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, suspense, tense ...
Plot: hospital, psychopath, ghost, crimes, deadly, college, violence, danger, city life, urban, blood, caucasian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.3
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, investigation, missing person, danger, gory, deadly, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.7
 2K
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: investigation, ghost, confined, uncover truth, danger, isolation, supernatural, tv show, in the woods, survival, death, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, twists and turns, scary, captivating ...
Plot: mental institution, ghost, woman in danger, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, deadly, graphic violence, haunted house, hiding place
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.2
 558
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, scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: desert, family in danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, danger, rivalry, death, violence, dealing with death, losing-it hero, family problems, daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 2.4
 786
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, deadly, danger, supernatural, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.1
 135
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, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, danger, urban legend, profanity, deadly, rivalry, in the woods, murder, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Ouija Experiment (2013)
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: ouija board, ghost, supernatural, danger, friendship, camera, perfume, curse, dishonesty, group of friends, deadly, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 1K
The Complex (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, supernatural, haunted house, apartment complex, death, family problems, retirement home, golden years, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.9
 845
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, nightmare, memory loss, investigation, danger, crimes, deadly, supernatural, car accident, haunted by the past, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, deadly creature, supernatural, wilderness, teenage life, danger, youth, deadly, in the woods, curses spells and rituals, murder, nightmare ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, apartment, nightmare, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 153
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, supernatural, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, estrangement, creature, demon, human host, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, danger, mental patient, hearing voices, hallucination, taunting, supernatural horror, house
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1974
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.9
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Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, mentally unstable, ghost, crimes, mental institution, chaos and mayhem, deadly, supernatural, danger, murder, violence, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 793
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, mind bending
Plot: ghost, train, supernatural, missing person, friendship, danger, gory, past, violence, supernatural ability, ticket, sick mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.2
 1K
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, danger, deadly, supernatural, crimes, escapades, catacomb, crypt, break in, cemetery, struggle for survival ...
Time: 30s, 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: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vampire, survival, deadly, supernatural, murder, experiment, investigation, stripper, doctor, scientist, sex scene, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, danger, legends and myths, deadly, supernatural, camping, vacation, murder, violence, gory, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, scary, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: ghost, danger, race against time, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, saving a life, demon, violence, death, child in peril, girl
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 6K
Solstice (2008)
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, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, investigation, twins, twin sister, suicide, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, murder mystery, guilt, car accident, high school ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 668
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, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, danger, mystery, prison, murder, confined, deadly, supernatural, crimes, rivalry, investigation, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Child's Eye (2010)
Genre: Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bangkok, November 2008. Six young holidaymakers from Hong Kong are stranded in Bangkok when the airport is occupied by demonstrators demanding the prime minister's resignation: Rainie (Rainie Yang) and Lok (Shawn Yue), who are on the verge of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, missing person, danger, supernatural, hotel, amateur detective, survival, paranormal investigation, curse, deadly, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.4
 292
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, danger, deadly, violence, gory, woman in danger, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 1K
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, friendship, haunted by the past, investigation, supernatural, danger, youth, hearing voices, high school, college, school, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%