Movies and TV shows like American Gods

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American Gods (2017)
 8.0
 56K
American Gods (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about an ex-con who becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities.
Style: serious, stylized, tense, psychedelic, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, mystery, danger, supernatural ability, death, travel, deception, ex convict, road trip, mysterious man, folklore, conspiracy, mythology, small town, dark secret, ruse, heroes, dead wife, imaginary, americana, supernatural power, widower ...
Time: 21st century

Most similar movies to American Gods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, atmospheric and captivating films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, investigation, supernatural power and escapades mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Gods: Preacher (2016), Constantine (2014), Sleepy Hollow (2013), The Messengers (2015), Haven (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 56K
Preacher (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun towing Texan, and the power of genesis, an unholy ...
Style: twists and turns, dark humor, funny, semi serious, biblical
Plot: preacher, heaven and hell, vampire, supernatural, anti heroes, angel, sin, god, cult leader, dark hero, gore, blood
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.6
 45K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, angel, demonic possession, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, demon, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 55K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, witchcraft, time travel, investigation, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Messengers (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a mysterious object crashes to Earth, a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have assigned the task of preventing the impending Apocalypse.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, fugitives, angel, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, chaos, destiny, religions or cults, crimes, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 33K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, fbi, small town, investigation, paranormal activity, danger, social relations, special agents, small town life, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.8
 101K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.2
 14K
Believe (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Believe is about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: young heroes, protector, supernatural ability, danger, heroes, on the run, changing lives, ex convict, orphan, telekinesis, secret government organization, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 1K
Tower Prep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ian Archer wakes up one morning to find himself at a mysterious academy for teens with special abilities. Unable to find answers to his questions from the school’s faculty and cut off from any kind of outside contact or means of escape, Ian forms ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, isolation, high school hunk, high school, coming of age, superhuman, boarding school, teenager, high school life, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 14K
Bitten (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Elena Micheals thought she left the world of supernatural behind when she left Stonehaven behind 'for good this time' she thought. Until the night she got the mysterious call from her pack leader asking her to come back. So now she is ...
Style: tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, secret identity, danger, self defense, double life, mystery, blood, imaginary, rivalry, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 347K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, creature, obsessive quest, characters in danger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1978, 1990s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 23K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, investigation, danger, death, crimes, mysticism, man with no name, lawyer, violence, mystery, paranormal phenomena, mind reading ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
South of Hell (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina, South Of Hell focuses on Maria Abascal (Suvari), a stunning demon-hunter-for-hire whose power stems from within. Like those she hunts, Maria is divided within herself, struggling with her own demon, ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, danger, religions or cults, small town, siblings relations, track down, family relations, devil worship, deception, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Night Stalker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Carl Kolchak and his partner Perri investigate the mysterious death of Kolchak's wife and the paranormal phenomena plaguing their city.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, investigation, murder investigation, journalism, legends and myths, crimes, danger, deadly, media, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, surreal, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, neighbor, wish come true, mysterious character, paranormal activity, nightmare, fear, apartment building, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family relations, secret, siblings relations, evil force, family secret, magical, spell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Almighty Johnsons (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television series, which was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and is produced by South Pacific Pictures. It began airing its first series of ten episodes in New Zealand on 7 ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, superhuman powers, legends and myths, student, god or devil, siblings relations, mythology, norse mythology, forest, sibling relationship, belief, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.3
 64K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, serious, captivating, twists and turns, surreal ...
Plot: disappearance, missing person, society, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, police chief, miraculous event, small town sheriff, worldwide chaos, mystery, depression, cause and meaning ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 1K
Revelations (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Set just before the start of Armageddon, the mini-series will follow two central characters, a physicist and a nun, who are racing against the clock to see if the end of the world apocalypse can be averted. Bill Pullman plays Dr. Richard Massey, a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: nun, race against time, end of the world, mother superior, apocalypse, investigation, murder, supernatural ability, mystery, save the world, religions or cults, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 18K
The Returned (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
Story: In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, captivating, surreal, serious ...
Plot: small town, afterlife, accident, resurrection, supernatural, teenage life, haunted by the past, miraculous event, dealing with death, siblings relations, small town life, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.9
 218K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
Story: True Blood is an American television drama series created and produced by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional, ...
Style: sexy, stylized, tense, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, supernatural, supernatural ability, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unlikely couple, unlikely relationship, lovers, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
La feria ambulante (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, captivating, psychological, epic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, dwarf, social misfits, great depression, carnival, circus, on the road, haunted by the past, good versus evil, society, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Dead Zone (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Dead Zone, aka Stephen King's Dead Zone was an American-Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, credited as "based ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, gloomy, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, psychic, sheriff, supernatural ability, destiny, injury, life turned upside down, small town, disorder, changing the past or future, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Kingdom Hospital (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, hit and run, civil war, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, danger, losing-it hero, mysterious character ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 3K
Happy Town (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The residents of Haplin, Minnesota - also known as "Happy Town" - have enjoyed an uneasy peace while haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings. Now facing a disturbing new crime that brings unresolved fears to the surface, Haplin's ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, small town, crime, small town life, missing person, who done it, kidnapping, murder, multiple suspects, mysterious death, mystery, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 3K
Labyrinth (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Germany, UK, South Africa, Czech Republic
Duration: 188 min.
Story: She inherits a house in the South of France from an aunt she has never met; she is haunted by dreams of a woman from the past, whom she does not know; and now she stumbles upon an archaeological find that will bear witness to a genocide committed ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, epic
Plot: archaeologist, holy grail, destiny, legends and myths, obsessive quest, danger, tombs and skeletons, sect, conspiracy, archeological dig, crusade, medieval ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages, year 2012
Place: europe, france, southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, imaginary, family in danger, youth, parents and children, suburban life, monster, boyfriend, police detective, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.5
 41K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: disturbing, surreal, atmospheric, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, special agents, haunted by the past, good versus evil, evil spirit, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.2
 6K
Beyond (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Holden wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy.
Style: bleak, captivating, exciting, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teen drama
Plot: superhuman, adventure, supernatural, telekinesis, disorder, heroes, danger, teenager, deadly, love, mentor, twists & turns ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Point Pleasant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A series of supernatural events begins in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who apparently has the ability to influence the people and events around her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, supernatural ability, betrayal, dark heroine, small town, human nature, mystery, curses spells and rituals, memory loss, mysterious character, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 43K
Warehouse 13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastical ...
Style: exciting, humorous, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: artifact, supernatural, legends and myths, ancient mystery, secret agents, partners, riddles and clues, danger, undercover, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%