Movies and TV shows like American Gods

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American Gods (2017)
 8.0
 62K
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, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, death, travel, deception, ex convict, road trip, mysterious man, folklore, small town, conspiracy, mythology, dark secret, ruse, heroes, dead wife, imaginary, on the road, living dead, storm ...
Time: 21st century

Most similar movies to American Gods

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, mystery, imaginary, escapades and investigation mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Mystery genres. Some movies like American Gods: Preacher (2016), Constantine (2014), Sleepy Hollow (2013), Witches of East End (2013), The Messengers (2015). 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: heaven and hell, preacher, vampire, supernatural, anti heroes, sin, angel, god, cult leader, dark hero, gore, blood
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, demon, angel, rescue, demonic possession, anti heroes, investigation, exorcism ...
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, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, investigation, time travel, witchcraft, legends and myths, victim, danger, determination, investigator, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, family relations, secret, evil force, siblings relations, family secret, foreknowledge, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, bleak
Plot: apocalypse, superhuman powers, good versus evil, chaos, danger, rivalry, fugitives, angel, supernatural ability, destiny, society, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, fbi, investigation, small town, paranormal activity, social relations, danger, small town life, special agents, law enforcement, surprising revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: creature, supernatural, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, supernatural ability, evil force, monster, werewolf, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: protector, young heroes, supernatural ability, changing lives, ex convict, danger, heroes, on the run, orphan, telekinesis, secret government organization, reluctant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 2K
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, stylized, serious, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, isolation, boarding school, mystery, social relations, youth, high school, teenager, high school hunk, supernatural ability, suspicion, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 677
The Collector (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Collector is a Canadian supernatural drama television series about a man attempting to help save people who have bargained their souls with the Devil. After over 600 years of "collecting" the souls of people at the end of their 10-year ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, gloomy, thought provoking
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfulfillment, redemption, deal with the devil, hopes, haunted by the past, tragic hero, unfulfilled love, escapades, danger, supernatural, mystery, salvation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s
Place: canada
⇓ 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, twist ending
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, religions or cults, demon, small town, danger, siblings relations, family relations, track down, family secret, save the world, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, georgia, 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: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: supernatural, stalking, danger, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, chases and races, deadly, heroes, columnist, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 25K
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, paranormal phenomena, murder, mysticism, man with no name, lawyer, violence, mind reading ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: serious, tense, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, danger, secret identity, self defense, double life, mystery, blood, imaginary, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, strong female character, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 6K
Blood Ties (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Blood Ties is a Canadian television series based on the Blood Books by Tanya Huff; the show was created by Peter Mohan. It is set in Toronto, Canada and has a similar premise to an earlier series also set in Toronto, Forever Knight, in which a ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: vampire, love triangle, supernatural, love and romance, private detective, danger, immortality, investigation, mystery, imaginary, crimes, vampirism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, ghost, monster, death, search, curses spells and rituals, peril, characters in danger, killings, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1978, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, student, god or devil, legends and myths, superhuman powers, family relations, imaginary, life turned upside down, heroes, supernatural ability, escapades, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: gothic, scary, surreal, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, neighbor, paranormal activity, fear, wish come true, nightmare, danger, owner, couples, dreams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal is a Canadian science fiction drama television series which was filmed in and around Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and aired 88 episodes over four seasons from 1996 to 2000. The presence of Dan Aykroyd opening ...
Style: tense, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: paranormal activity, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, ufo, buried truth, uncover truth, mystery, danger, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, deadly, escapades ...
Time: 90s, turn of the century, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, 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, religions or cults, mystery ...
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: atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, serious
Plot: nun, race against time, murder, apocalypse, investigation, end of the world, mother superior, amateur detective, religions or cults, supernatural ability, obsessive quest, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 51K
Jericho (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Jericho is an American action/drama series that centers on the residents of the fictional town of Jericho, Kansas, in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, small town, apocalypse, chaos, secret, conspiracy, isolation, courage, leadership, danger, mystery, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, hospital, mystery, civil war, supernatural, hit and run, psychic power, haunted by the past, giant, danger, losing-it hero, deadly ...
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, tense, surreal ...
Plot: small town, afterlife, accident, supernatural, teenage life, resurrection, death, serial killer, miraculous event, siblings relations, youth, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Outer Limits (1963)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Outer Limits is an American television series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1965. The series is often compared to The Twilight Zone, but with a greater emphasis on science fiction stories. The Outer Limits is an anthology of self-contained ...
Style: serious, psychotronic, philosophical, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: science, supernatural ability, future dystopia, mystery, save the world, time travel, space travel, space wars, space and aliens, danger, alien encounter, fight to the death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychic, sheriff, psychic power, supernatural, supernatural ability, teacher, coma, disorder, small town life, hopes, friendship, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, dishonesty, heaven and hell, supernatural ability, small town life, human nature, danger, rivalry, small town, betrayal, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 300 min.
Story: A young couple moves to a quiet New England village, only to soon find themselves mixed up in mysterious rituals.
Style: scary, tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, ritual, cult, harvest, village life, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, small town life, village, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, supernatural, couple relations, love affair, vampire human love, supernatural ability, unlikely couple, lovers, unlikely relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, small town, multiple suspects, small town life, crime, who done it, kidnapping, murder, missing person, social relations, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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