Movies like The Wailing

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The Wailing (2016)
 7.5
 49K
The Wailing (2016)
Original name: 곡성
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, psychotronic, twists and turns, macabre, complex, cult film, gloomy ...
Plot: shaman, investigation, police, murder, daughter, small town, zombie, supernatural, curse, ghost, police protagonist, little girl, husband wife relationship, supernatural power, fever, suspicion, obsession, mystery, priest, shrine, countryside, acupuncture, possession, family drama, child illness ...
Place: korea, south korea, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Wailing

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, supernatural, death, danger, deadly, blood and mystery mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Wailing: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016), Deep Red (1975), Tales of Terror (1962), Lady in White (1988), Retribution (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspense, scary, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural horror, morgue, witch, supernatural, corpse, supernatural power, autopsy, dead woman, evil power, mysterious death, murder, witchcraft ...
Place: new england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 31K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, mind game, intrigue, crimes, mysterious character, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tales of Terror (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, anthology, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, reincarnation, zombie, ghost, infidelity, supernatural, hypnotist, vengeance, experiment gone awry, danger, mystery, family problems ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Lady in White (1988)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, ghost, halloween, small town, serial killer, maniac, investigation, supernatural, mystery, vengeance, child's point of view, child abuse ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 80s
Place: new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.4
 2K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, supernatural, psychopath, rivalry, obsession, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 1K
Blood Rain (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: This is a powerful period piece murder mystery about disgrace, conscience, and the impossibility of justice. In 1808 the imperial investigator Won-kyu arrives on the idyllic island Donghwa in order to investigate a grisly murder series. The ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, island, mystery, supernatural, crimes, deadly, gory, ghost, supernatural power, curse ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, bleak, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, danger, supernatural ability, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, paris france, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 5K
Mortuary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A family moves to a small town in California where they plan on starting a new life while running a long-abandoned funeral home. The locals fear the place, which is suspected to be on haunted ground
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: zombie, murder, small town, mortician, mysterious character, supernatural, family in danger, mystery, deadly, crimes, family problems, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, serious, cinema verite ...
Plot: found footage, investigation, curse, disappearance, occult, dark secret, journalist, danger, demon, ghost, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, possession, ghosts, seance, demons, demon, dialogue, death, storytelling, devil, teenager ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 981
Black House (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jun-oh, an insurance claims agent, faces off with a client who he suspects of committing murders with the intention of collecting insurance premiums.
Style: serious, scary, mind bending, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, insurance investigator, psychopath, insurance fraud, insurance policy, police, serial killer, wound, stabbing, investigation, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, small town, journalism, amateur detective, mind game, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, mentally challenged ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Visitation (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Antioch, the former Father Travis Jordan lost his faith on God three years ago when his beloved wife was murdered and the criminals never found. Suddenly, miracles happen in the little town: the son of the newcomer and veterinary Morgan Elliot ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: small town, supernatural, murder, miraculous event, church, mysterious character, investigation, mystery, supernatural ability, healing power, religions or cults, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 2.4
 2K
Ghost Lake (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rebecca Haster blames herself for the death of her parents and decides to spend sometime alone in the lakeside cottage of her parents in Rushford Lake. She meets Stan James on the road and gives a lift to the stranger. Later they become friends, ...
Style: suspenseful, offbeat, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: isolation, small town, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, danger, mystery, zombie, ghost, family in danger, lake or river, small town life, resort ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 206K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, paranoia, sex, death, friendship, chase, suburbs, group of friends, being followed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 221K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1977, year 1976
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 68K
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, virgin, island, trap, paganism, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 15K
Sisters (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Inquisitive journalist Grace Collier is horrified when she witnesses her neighbor, fashion model Danielle Breton, violently murder a man. Panicking, she calls the police. But when the detective arrives at the scene and finds nothing amiss, Grace is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, gloomy ...
Plot: twins, murder, model, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), hallucination, insanity, amateur detective, psychopath, neighbor, witness, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, quebec, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 11K
The Woods (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disappearance, forest, danger, missing person, gory, boarding school, teenage life, police, hallucination, axe, isolation, slasher ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 40K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, split personality, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, colorado, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: old house, psychosis, attic, supernatural, family in danger, mystery, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 11K
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, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, hypnosis, mind control, amnesia, police detective, hallucination, psychosis, stranger, interrogation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, 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, serious, rough, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, crime, mountain, police investigation, police detective, faked death, ritual, corpse, secret, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 101K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, demon, mirror, evil, demons, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.3
 48K
Sinister 2 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: haunted house, family in danger, supernatural, found footage, twins, murder, investigation, brother brother relationship, burned alive, boogeyman, home movie, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telephone call, investigation, death, ghost, hospital, spirit, supernatural, mystery, urban legend, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 32K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, mentally unstable, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, dark, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, exorcism, paranormal phenomena, psychic, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, supernatural power, ghost, supernatural, danger, characters in danger, evil ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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