Movies like Sacrifice 2016

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Sacrifice (2016)
 5.3
 4K
Sacrifice (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the peat soil around her new home, Tora discovers the body of a young woman with rune marks carved into her skin and a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Ignoring warnings to leave well alone, Tora uncovers terrifying links to a legend that might never have been confined to the pages of the story-books.
Style: enigmatic, suspense, dark, scary
Plot: sacrifice, investigation, pregnancy, secret society, murder, husband wife relationship, police, island, secret, legend, miscarriage, amateur sleuth, wanting a baby, wanting to have children, corpse, doctor, party, lawyer, hospital, sect, cancer patient, morgue, excavation, gun, lighthouse ...
Place: scotland

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Most similar movies to Sacrifice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and psychological films with plots about murder, death, investigation, corpse, blood, violence and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sacrifice: The Wicker Man (1973), The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018), The Crimson Rivers (2000), The Wicker Man (2006), Office (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
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The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: cult film, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, island, virgin, foreskin, paganism, sacrifice, trap, disappearance, society, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.
Style: scary, bleak, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: morgue, corpse, exorcism, police officer, demon, priest, paranormal, delusion, female friendship, violence, fear, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, police detective, police investigation, mountain, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.7
 66K
The Wicker Man (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, religions or cults, isolation, investigation, matriarchy, secret place, small town, graphic violence, commune, family problems, sacrifice, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.0
 2K
Office (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An exemplary officer worker and head of his family KIM Byung-Guk murdered his entire family without any provocation and disappeared into thin air. Homicide detective Jong-Hoon immediately begins his investigation at KIM's office but all of ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, wanted, office worker, husband wife relationship, murder, wanted man, police detective, stabbing, employer employee relationship, murder disguised as suicide, multiple murder ...
Place: korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, found footage, supernatural, investigation, insanity, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, memory loss, demon, surveillance, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.9
 14K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.5
 116K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, quarantine, bio weapon, danger, hazmat suit, on the run, chaos ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: dark, scary, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, supernatural, witch, autopsy, corpse, supernatural power, dead woman, evil power, crematorium, mysterious death, murder ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The New York Butcher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: For rookie cop Linda Blair and serial killer Clive Barker, the biggest challenge they'll both face, is looking in the mirror.
Style: suspense, psychological, rough, tense, cult movie cast ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, secret past, survival, friendship, murder, revenge, police, pursuit, escape, heroine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 13K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, scary ...
Plot: investigation, hypnosis, serial killer, murder, hallucination, mind control, amnesia, police detective, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 90K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, legend, ventriloquist, murder, doll, small town, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, danger, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 6K
Mute Witness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia, Germany, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute, police, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gang, snuff, chase, filmmaking, russian, investigation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Working in the shadow of an esteemed police veteran, brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks and his rookie partner take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped ...
Style: twists and turns, slasher, surprise ending, twist ending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: characters killed one by one, torture, murder, blood, mind game, trap, investigation, police officer, danger, master criminal, violence, body count ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 2K
Cold Moon (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cold Moon takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a ...
Style: dark, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: secret, vengeance, nightmare, memory, sheriff, parent child relationship, murder, banker, corpse, moon, river, supernatural power ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.3
 56K
Malignant (2021)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When cancer patient Alan Gates discovers that his tumor is actually a mysterious parasite that gives him otherworldly powers, he begins a battle against an army buried beneath society's skin. The movie is based on james wans comic of the same ...
Style: tense, scary, disturbing, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural power, murder, dark hero, violence, one against many, revenge, gore, monster, videotaping, serial killer, hospital, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, year 1985, year 1992, year 1993, year 1994
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
I Recorded a Murder! (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A filmmaker who is trying to finish his short film records a murder by accident that everyone believes was a suicide. He and the witness of the crime will seek the truth but the murderer is on to their plan and is one step ahead of them.
Style: suspense, dark, macabre, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: student, murder, police officer, filmmaker, murder investigation, investigation, cult, gore, knife, videotaping, thrill ride, death ...
Place: chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.3
 4K
Amnesiac (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of a man who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife may not be his real wife and that a web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, scary, rough, exciting ...
Plot: woman kills woman, woman kills a man, husband wife relationship, murder, father daughter relationship, investigation, femme fatale, captive, murder of a policewoman, nurse, car accident, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.1
 20K
The Empty Man (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: occult, cult, investigation, sacrifice, creature, sect, sex scene, suicide, teenager, bridge, lovecraftian, supernatural ...
Place: missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.9
 146K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, trap, game, deathtrap, master criminal, mind game, race against time, rescue, game of death, serial killer, survival, sadism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 79K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, hypnosis, haunted house, rape, clairvoyance, murder, paranoia, supernatural, nightmare, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, crime, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.5
 59K
The Wailing (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Style: enigmatic, atmospheric, disturbing, scary, macabre ...
Plot: shaman, curse, investigation, police, murder, daughter, small town, zombie, ghost, supernatural, possession, police protagonist ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Vanished (2018)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A detective investigates the disappearance of a woman's corpse from a morgue and tries to uncover the cause of her death.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: husband, uncover truth, death, revenge, deception, corpse, investigation, infidelity, murder, husband wife relationship, lovers
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.1
 2K
Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, female serial killer, teenage life, deadly, gory, small town, teenage girl, youth, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Nothing But the Night (1973)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 orphan kids in it, police colonel Bingham starts investigating. ...
Style: gothic, mind bending, scary, experimental, serious ...
Plot: murder, bus, orphan, island, campfire, orphanage, manipulations, ghost, crimes, rivalry, golden years, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A couple of English tourists arrive on an island where all the children have gone crazy and are murdering the adults.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: island, murder, pregnancy, killer child, evil child, isolation, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, stranded, manhunt, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dark past, serial killer, boy scout, father son relationship, investigation, church, sadistic psychopath, family relations, fear, double life, friendship, sadism ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 70s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, danger, country house, family vacation, investigation, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.8
 75K
Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, slasher, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: torture, abduction, gory violence, survival horror, game of death, death, serial murder, panic, coma, brutality, self mutilation, psychopath ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%