Movies like The Returning

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The Returning (1983)
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The Returning (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two different men are possessed by spirits of Native Americans after they separately wander into a sacred burial ground. When John and Sybil come home with their son after a trip to the Mojave Desert, they bring an unusual stone back as a memento of the trip. The stone seems to cause strange noises and other horrible inexplicable phenomena.
Plot: bicycle, exorcism, tent, possession, maniac, school, time travel, native american, ghost, police, violence, desert, truck, death, family relations, doll, swing, hospital, ambulance, cemetery, doctor, curse, supernatural power, knife, fire ...

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Most similar movies to The Returning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic and scary films with plots about supernatural power, violence, blood, death, supernatural, demon and ghost mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Returning: The Covenant (2017), The Seventh Day (2021), The Cemetery (2013), One Missed Call (2008), Encounter with the Unknown (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Covenant (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Sarah Doyle moves back to her childhood home with her estranged brother, Richard. It's not long before Sarah begins to experience supernatural phenomena of a violent and hostile nature.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex with brother, demon rape, demon, possession, brother sister sex, evil force, isolation, deception, death, doctor, incest, religion ...
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95%
The Seventh Day (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the lines between good and evil blur, and their own demons emerge.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: priest, demon, exorcism, supernatural ability, deadly creature, good versus evil, demonic possession, death, violence, chase, characters in danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, baltimore
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84%
 4.0
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The Cemetery (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the Pennsylvania hills, a cemetery for those who died during exorcism remains a dark secret for the church. In 1671, hundreds of men, women, and children suffered in bloody, torturous rituals at the hands of priests unable to contain the ...
Style: scary, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost hunter, cemetery, possession, grave, violence, cult, gore, deadly creature, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, paranormal investigation, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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77%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
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69%
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Encounter with the Unknown (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three eerie tales based on actual events are enacted in this film. First, three college students play a prank on a geeky classmate, who is accidentally shot and killed. His vengeful mother forecasts the deaths of the three young men she holds ...
Style: anthology, psychotronic
Plot: paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, urban legend, ghost story, hole, farmer, monster, accident, flashback, lost dog, maniac, curse ...
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69%
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Inoperable (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching that has awakened malevolent forces inside. She realizes she must escape the hospital before the hurricane passes, or she will be trapped there forever.
Style: twist ending, suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful
Plot: hospital, blood, latex gloves, psychiatry, medicine, car accident, repeated event, doctor, repeated scene, paranoia, obsession, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The House of Exorcism (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A total re-edit of Mario Bava's gothic classic Lisa and the Devil (1973) for US release in 1975. Cheesy exorcism scenes were shot to try to capitalize on the success of The Exorcist (1973).
Style: psychotronic
Plot: exorcism, priest, demonic possession, surrealism, strait jacket, stabbed through the chest, fainting, sex scene, paranormal phenomena, crucifix, exorcist, tied to a bed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 103K
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, demons, mirror, family in danger, investigation, evil, uncover truth, demon, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Abomination (1986)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mother obsessed with mind-altering televangelism consequently vomits a pulsating growth that slithers down the throat of her son during the night. Upon spewing the parasite, the son is driven by an uncontrollable force to murder and feed corpses ...
Style: splatter, psychotronic, slasher
Plot: tumor, supernatural, possession, gore, murder, doctor, breakfast, boss, demon, televangelist, cat, man eating monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Wretched (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rebellious teenage boy embarks on a gutsy crusade to stop the terrifying evil he suspects has possessed his neighbor in this bone-chilling occult thriller.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: witch, neighbor, teenager, possession, forest, supernatural power, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, watching someone, monster, secret, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 327K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Retribution (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A Manic depressive artist survives a suicidal fall only to be possessed by a murdered gangster, who uses the artist to seek vengeance on those that ended his life.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: psychiatry, nightmare, sliced in two, suicide, supernatural, investigation, apartment building, demon, artist, murder, halloween, death ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We Are Still Here (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After the death of their college age son, Anne and Paul Sacchetti relocate to the snowswept New England hamlet of Aylesbury, a sleepy village where all is most certainly not as it seems. When strange sounds and eerie feelings convince Anne that her ...
Style: dark, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, secret, spirit, brutality, dark secret, demonic possession, husband wife relationship, family, isolation, terror ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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50%
Fear Street Part One: 1994 (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1994, a group of teenagers discovers that the terrifying events which have haunted their town for generations ​are all connected — and that they may be the next targets.
Style: slasher, tense, disturbing, suspense, scary ...
Plot: maniac, murder, vengeance, brutality, violence, deadly, woman in danger, danger, psychopath, characters in danger, who done it, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
47%
The Bloody Exorcism of Coffin Joe (1974)
Genre: Horror
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The director José Mojica Marins travels to spend Christmas with friends in the small farm where they live and write the story of his next film. However, he observes eerie things in the house, with his friends being possessed one by one by some ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: exorcism, violence, blood, supernatural, possession, insanity, cannibal, occult, nudity (full frontal - brief), supernatural power, satanism, tarantula ...
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47%
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Nails (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Paralyzed after a terrible accident, Dana struggles to regain her life and family when she encounters a malevolent ghost in her hospital room.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, suspense, exciting
Plot: recovery, car accident, trapped, ghost, hospital, female protagonist, supernatural power, husband wife relationship, paralysis, uncover truth, bed, hospital room ...
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46%
Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film takes place in an undisclosed part of Florida, in which a priest is called upon to help exorcise Gail Bowers, who has come to be possessed by malevolent forces.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: murder, possession, violence, exorcism, curse, priest, danger, good versus evil, salvation, demon, evil, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Damned in Venice (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A blind boy receives a vision that warn him of the birth of the anti-christ.
Plot: priest, satanic cult, occult, murder, heart attack, dinner, hotel, urban decay, child murders a child, sex, dead child, childbirth ...
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Spectres (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of college friends on a weekend trip to the back woods of Kentucky trespass through an Native American burial ground, they unwittingly unleash the wrath of an ancient evil. As they experience increasing levels of peril and hauntings, ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: demon, pursuit, ghost, paranormal phenomena, spirit, native american, paranormal, exorcism, curses spells and rituals, characters in danger, violence, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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Black Box (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After losing his wife and memory in a car accident, a single father undergoes an experimental treatment that makes him question who he really is.
Style: psychological, suspense, scary, unusual plot structure
Plot: amnesia, father daughter relationship, single father, car accident, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena, death, supernatural, ghost, evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Screams of a Winter Night (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ten college students go camping, when they get there, they tell scary stories to each other.
Style: anthology, psychotronic
Plot: cabin, hanged man, demon, monster, ghost, forest, supernatural, cabin in the woods, hanged body, group of friends, car, wind ...
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42%
Rapunzels Fluch (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After the unsuccessful attempt to exorcise the demon-owned Rapunzel (Olivia Dean), Father Petrosinus (Urs Remond) sold his castle in the 17th century and escaped from the retribution of the demon. Centuries later, one of his last relatives, film ...
Style: gothic horror, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, curse, demon, magic, girl, death, exorcism, paranormal phenomena, paranormal, castle, supernatural power, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Haunting of Marsten Manor (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jill (Brianne Davis), a girl angry about being blind and struggling with her faith, unexpectedly inherits an old mansion from her estranged aunt (Janice Knickrehm, "Halloween 6"). She and her friends go there to check it out. On the way ...
Plot: soldier, mansion, bible, last will and testament, ghost, blood, supernatural power, suspicion, photograph, fear, lawyer, gunshot ...
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40%
American Guinea Pig: The Song of Solomon (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Catholic Church is trying to save an innocent soul from the ravages of satanic possession. Wave after wave of holy men are sent to confront the possessed.
Style: psychotronic, splatter, bloody, scary, bleak ...
Plot: curse, demon, catholic church, catholic, supernatural, priest, supernatural power, exorcism, death, exorcist, blood, church ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Restoration (2016)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During home renovations, a young couple release a fiery spirit seeking retribution. To save themselves and set the spirit free, they must uncover the dire truth. But nothing is as simple as it seems...
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, death, nightmare, paranormal, supernatural power, supernatural, couples, home renovation, paranormal phenomena, love, romance, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Patient Seven (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research for his new book. As Dr. Marcus interviews each patient, ...
Style: anthology, macabre, brutal, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: mental patient, psychiatrist, doctor, hallucination, witch, serial killer, vampire, ghost, demon, police, mental institution, zombie apocalypse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ghosts That Still Walk (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young boy is possessed by the spirit of an Indian medicine man and begins to terrorize the local population.
Plot: pursuit, witch doctor, ghost, curse, possession, occult, paranormal phenomena, native american, demon, supernatural power, spirit, cave ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Cherry Tree (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Faith’s world is turned upside down after she finds out that her beloved father is dying. When the mysteriously alluring Sissy Young becomes her field hockey coach, Faith finds a compassionate spirit and much-needed mother figure. Little does she ...
Style: macabre, scary, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: creature, fear, surrogate mother, witch, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, ghost, violence, characters in danger, haunted by the past, chase, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The sequel picks up eight years since the opening night tragedy of HELL HOUSE LLC and still many unanswered questions remain. Thanks to an anonymous tip, an investigative journalist is convinced that key evidence is hidden inside the abandoned ...
Style: dark, suspenseful, tense, bleak, brutal
Plot: abandoned hotel, death, found footage, investigative, investigation, murder, evil, fear, dark secret, supernatural power, journalism, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%