Movies and TV shows like American Gods

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American Gods (2017)
 8.1
 52K
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, suspenseful, psychedelic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, supernatural ability, drugs/alcohol, mysterious character, mystery, danger, travel, death, ex convict, deception, folklore, mysterious man, mythology, dark secret, road trip, small town, conspiracy, ruse, heroes, dead wife, imaginary, americana, rebirth, one eyed man ...
Time: 21st century

Most similar movies to American Gods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, stylized and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, imaginary, mystery, escapades and investigation mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Gods: Preacher (2016), Constantine (2014), Grimm (2011), Haven (2010), The Messengers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 8.1
 54K
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: semi serious, twists and turns, biblical, dark humor, funny
Plot: preacher, heaven and hell, supernatural, vampire, angel, cult leader, sin, anti heroes, dark hero, gore, blood, god
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 44K
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, angel, good versus evil, supernatural, demonic possession, investigation, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 98K
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, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, police detective, creature, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, danger, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.6
 32K
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, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, danger, social relations, small town life, special agents, surprising revelation, ex convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, bleak, exciting
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, fugitives, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, danger, rivalry, chaos, destiny, religions or cults, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
41%
 7.0
 267K
Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: mind bending, stylized, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, angel, good versus evil, heaven and hell, redemption, god or devil, demons, devil, psychic, immortality, save the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 54K
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, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, supernatural, time travel, mystery, good versus evil, witchcraft, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 336K
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, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, vampire, obsessive quest, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, rivalry, mystery, blood, dishonesty, imaginary, bodies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: serious, exciting, stylized, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, high school, supernatural ability, coming of age, boarding school, teenager, superhuman, high school life, isolation, mystery, teenage life, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, captivating, exciting, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, family relations, secret, evil force, danger, family reunited, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, save the world, family secret, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, mystery, murder investigation, journalism, legends and myths, crimes, danger, deadly, media, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: stylized, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, legends and myths, student, god or devil, superhuman powers, siblings relations, sibling relationship, belief, forest, mythology, norse mythology, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 20K
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, danger, investigation, death, crimes, lawyer, mysticism, man with no name, violence, family relations, mystery, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, wish come true, neighbor, paranormal activity, nightmare, fear, mysterious character, apartment building, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 61K
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, worldwide chaos, cause and meaning, small town sheriff, starting over, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
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, circus, on the road, haunted by the past, good versus evil, society, clergy, self discovery, psychic ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: atmospheric, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: nun, mother superior, supernatural ability, race against time, mystery, end of the world, save the world, apocalypse, religions or cults, crimes, danger, deadly ...
⇓ 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, gloomy, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, psychic power, psychic, sheriff, supernatural ability, destiny, injury, small town, life turned upside down, disorder, changing the past or future, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.9
 215K
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, offbeat, sexual, stylized, tense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, small town life, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, couple relations, love affair, small town, love and romance, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.4
 119K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, lgbt, danger, love affair, imaginary, survival, destiny, chases and races, supernatural ability, hopes, telepathy, mind control ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, berlin germany, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 7K
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, lifestyle, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 14K
Resurrection (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Resurrection is an American fantasy drama television series based on the book The Returned by Jason Mott that follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths.
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, touching, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, resurrection, investigation, miraculous event, parents and children, haunted by the past, family relations, nobody believes, sheriff ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 42K
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, ancient mystery, secret agents, legends and myths, supernatural, riddles and clues, danger, partners, paranormal activity, imaginary, undercover, secret place ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.6
 2K
The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, supernatural, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, heroes, magic, danger, battles, sword and sorcery, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.5
 39K
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: surreal, offbeat, disturbing, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, small town life, crime, small town, surrealism, crimes, law enforcement, special agents, mystery, social relations, haunted by the past, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 48K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: atmospheric, serious, 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 ⇓
26%
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