Movies like Unhappy Birthday

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Unhappy Birthday (2011)
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Unhappy Birthday (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in and around the remote tidal island of Amen, Unhappy Birthday is the fictional story of three outsiders' battles against the twisted morals of an antiquated community. Inspired by British cult classics such as The Wicker Man and Hammer House of Horror, the film explores the fear of isolation and nature versus nature. A special birthday party becomes a living nightmare for City-dwelling couple Sadie and Rick and their friend Johnny. They visit Corinne, an enigmatic local on the island of Amen, which is accessible only by invite and seemingly impossible to get off. A mysterious family connection with Corinne brings horrific consequences as they find themselves trapped by the tide and at the mercy of the island's wild nature.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: island, isolation, mystery, danger, forces of nature, secret place, nightmare comes true, sex scene, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, male objectification, husband wife relationship, barefoot male, confined, sex, gay, pregnancy, car, religion, male female relationship, sister sister relationship, birthday, masturbation, threesome, bisexual, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Unhappy Birthday

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and tense films with plots about danger, isolation, confined, deadly, mystery, crimes and murder mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Unhappy Birthday: The Watch (2008), Fear Island (2009), Axed (2012), Retreat (2011), The Uninvited Guest (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.2
 4K
Fear Island (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: island, characters killed one by one, vengeance, mystery, danger, riddles and clues, deadly, stranded, unknown killer, ship, stowaway, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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73%
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Axed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, psychopath, family in danger, isolation, deadly, rivalry, confined, family relations, profanity, countryside, parents and children, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 11K
Retreat (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, island, soldier, deadly virus, danger, confined, couple relations, apocalypse, strained relationship, married couple, couples, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Uninvited Guest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? FĂ©lix, an architect who has just split up with his girl-friend and inhabits a huge ...
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Plot: crimes, domestic disturbance, architect, paranoia, intruder, missing person, mystery, danger, deadly, family problems, telephone call, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 3K
Barricade (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, survival, parents and children, family in danger, isolation, supernatural, mystery, forces of nature, in the woods, family relations, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 2K
Crowsnest (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In late summer of 2011, five young friends on a road trip went missing after being attacked by nomadic cannibals in a huge RV. Video was recorded by the victims & recovered by police as evidence in their still-unsolved murders.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, murder, survival, isolation, buddies, confined, danger, wilderness, friendship, mystery, deadly, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wicker Tree (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Director Robin Hardy's reimagining of his eerie 1973 film, The Wicker Man. Young Christians Beth and Steve, a gospel singer and her cowboy boyfriend, leave Texas to preach door-to-door in Scotland. When, after initial abuse, they are welcomed ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: religions or cults, danger, couple relations, society, mystery, curses spells and rituals, secret place, supernatural, graphic violence, village, sex scene, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 4K
Mr. Jones (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: privacy invasion, mysterious character, supernatural, couples, danger, confined, nightmare comes true, isolation, couple relations, profanity, sexual content
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Siren in the Dark (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Cameron, a Police Officer with psychic abilities, is called upon to interview an accused teen in hopes of finding the whereabouts of the teen's missing gay lover. His investigation immediately spirals into sordid tales of drug abuse, sexual ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mystery, missing person, uncover truth, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, drug abuse, obsession, murder, addiction, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.4
 527
Stalker (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: When novelist Paula Martin retreats to the seclusion of her family home Crows Hall she hopes to clear her mind and focus on her new book. The arrival of an assistant, Linda, should take the pressure off... but as the bodies pile up, Paula finds ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: confined, danger, crimes, isolation, deadly, mentally unstable, murder, country house, paranoia, strong female presence, gory, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Blue Elephant (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Egypt
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Yehia returns to El-Abbaseya Hospital five years after the death of his family. His return coincide with the arrival of a new patient, Sherif, a friend from college, who is accused of murder.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mental institution, confined, mystery, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychiatrist, uncover truth, danger, friends, crimes, power relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two American girls on a bike trip in a remote part of Argentina split up and one of them goes missing, the other must find her before her worst fears are realized.
Style: disturbing, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, friendship, torture, rescue, psychopath, isolation, danger, confined, deadly, murder, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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48%
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 1K
Solo (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage girl is terrorized when she spends two nights alone on a remote island as part of her camp counselor initiation.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, wilderness, murder, camp counselor, camping, survival, isolation, danger, mystery, confined, camp, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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47%
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Iron Doors (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young man must escape from a mysterious locked vault before he dies of dehydration.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: survival, race against time, confined, captivity, isolation, running out of air, self discovery, secret place, danger, losing-it hero, heroes, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Don't Let Him In (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, survival, danger, deadly, countryside, isolation, couples, crimes, murder, psychopath, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, deadly, teenage life, confined, isolation, psychopath, danger, gory, crimes, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Blood Lands (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Young urban couple Ed and Sarah are set to begin a new life when they move from London into an isolated borders Scottish farmhouse. After falling in love with the 19th century Castle Farm and seeing its potential as a fixer-upper they are anxious to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, couples, danger, couple relations, one night, isolation, rivalry, forest, masked man, farmhouse, outsider, aggression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 6K
Long Weekend (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mother Nature gets revenge on some careless campers in this remastered version of the Australian horror classic.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: forces of nature, dangerous animal, survival, danger, couples, confined, wilderness, crumbling marriage, family problems, isolation, nature, camp ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 405
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, escaped mental patient, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Thirst (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After wrecking their car in the middle of the desert, two couples find themselves stranded with few supplies. When the heat intensifies and their precious water supply dwindles, the frantic friends begin betraying each other in the hopes of ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense
Plot: wilderness, survival, isolation, desert, danger, stranded, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dehydration, thirst, confined, stranded in the desert, rattlesnake ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 7K
Hollow (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An old monastery in a small, remote village in Suffolk, England has been haunted by a local legend for centuries. Left in ruin and shrouded by the mystery of a dark spirit that wills young couples to suicide, the place has been avoided for years, ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: found footage, supernatural, danger, legends and myths, friendship, monastery, deadly, village, mystery, brutality, couple relations, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 2K
Farm House (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the modern day mid-west, the film focuses on a young couple trying to establish a new life. They become stranded in a very isolated vineyard. They are forced to face secrets from their own pasts and the malicous intents of the vineyard's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, gory, wrong place wrong time, haunted by the past, isolation, starting over, danger, confined, countryside, torture, family in danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 1K
Visitors (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of Georgia Perry, the first woman to sail around the world solo.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: hallucination, sea voyage, sailing, ghost, mystery, supernatural, isolation, deadly, danger, ocean or sea, ocean, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Soft for Digging (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A man wanders into the woods in search of his cat and witnesses a murder
Style: scary, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, isolation, deadly, witness, afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, excavation, very little dialogue, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 9K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: group of strangers, survival, captivity, isolation, mind game, rivalry, sole survivor, contests and competitions, danger, deathtrap, murder, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 990
Splintered (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sophie is a troubled young girl, haunted by the abuse she suffered as a child and harbouring a deep fascination with the unexplained. In the hope of satiating her obsession with the latter, she instigates a trip to the Welsh countryside with four ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, rescue, danger, isolation, captivity, deadly, evil priest, twin brother, group of friends, survival, in the woods, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 612
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, danger, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Antarctic Journal (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: During their journey the expedition led by Captain Choi Do-hyung discovers a journal that was left behind by a British expedition 80 years earlier. The journal was remarkably preserved in a box in the snow and Kim Min-jae, another member of the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, serious
Plot: isolation, danger, escapades, mystery, delusion, confined, paranoia, tape recorder, suicide, cigarette lighter, severed foot, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%