Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014)
 8.2
 123K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
Style: atmospheric, dark fantasy, gothic, gothic horror, scary, stylized, dark, sexy, bloody, sad ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, deadly creature, psychotherapy, black magic, vampire, werewolf, fear, mysterious character, victorian england, supernatural ability, frankenstein's monster, sex scene, scientist, secret, haunted by the past, hunt down, lycanthropy, mental illness, assistant, gay, occult, nudity (full frontal - brief), devil, superhero ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london

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Most similar movies to Penny Dreadful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, stylized and gothic films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, monster, vampire, magic, imaginary and supernatural power mostly in Drama, Fantasy and Horror genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: A Discovery of Witches (2018), Salem (2014), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Dracula (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Diana Bishop, historian and witch, accesses Ashmole 782 and knows she must solve its mysteries. She is offered help by the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, but he's a vampire and witches should never trust vampires.
Style: stylized, romantic, captivating, scenic, enigmatic ...
Plot: witch, vampire, magic, supernatural, vampire human love, love and romance, magical, witchcraft, magical power, romance, impossible love, interspecies romance ...
Place: britain, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 24K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, 'Salem' explores what really fueled the town's infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth hiding behind the veil of this infamous period in American ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, evil force, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, society, devil, punishment, love affair, witch hunt ...
Time: 17th century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, dark fantasy, gothic horror ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, monster, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, goth, vampire bite, vampire human love, love affair, supernatural romance, beast ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 15th century, edwardian era, 1890s ...
Place: london, transylvania, england, ottoman empire, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.
Style: gothic, scary, gothic horror, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, immortality, loneliness, goth, vampirism, dark hero, bonding, child vampire, vampire human love, monster as victim, haunted by the past ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1870s, georgian era, 1790s ...
Place: new orleans, paris france, san francisco, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 29K
Dracula (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: It's the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He's especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, gothic, colourful, bloody
Plot: dracula, vampire, suspicion, reincarnation, vampire hunter, unrequited love, murder, immortality, doctor, party, love triangle, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: ottoman empire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, haunted house, evil force, vampire, death, insanity, mental institution, coven, nightmare, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 80s, year 2013 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 108K
The Wolfman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
Style: gothic, suspense, dark, gothic horror, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, supernatural, beast, transformation, monster, human becoming an animal, fantasy world, mythology, alternate reality, countryside, violent ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1930s, edwardian era, 1890s
Place: london, scotland, europe, tower bridge london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.9
 246K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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, tense, stylized, sexual, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, couple relations, vampire human love, dangerous attraction, death, undead, immortality, sex, forbidden love, supernatural ability, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 150K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, incest, murder, psychopath, brother sister incest, betrayal, estate, old mansion, ghost story, female protagonist ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.2
 197K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, medieval, adventure, immortality, legends and myths, monster, mythology, immortal, vampirism, regeneration ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: transylvania, romania, london, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.9
 120K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, monster, legends and myths, creature, supernatural ability, police detective, partners against crime, good versus evil, peril, police investigation, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.3
 362K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: supernatural, witch, ghost, investigation, mystery, murder, small town, legends and myths, goth, horseman, mysterious character, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era ...
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, surreal, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, supernatural, surrealism, grandmother, legends and myths, woman in danger, dream, wolf, medieval, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 18th century, 80s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 63K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: In a mystical and dark city filled with humans, fairies and other creatures, a police detective investigates a series of gruesome murders leveled against the fairy population. During his investigation, the detective becomes the prime suspect and ...
Style: dark fantasy, captivating, erotic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: mythical creature, steampunk, fantasy world, fairy, interspecies romance, family secret, politician, monster, police detective, racism, murder, hate ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.3
 136K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A spin-off from The Vampire Diaries and set in New Orleans, The Originals centers on the Mikaelson siblings, otherwise known as the world's original vampires: Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Now Klaus must take down his protégé, Marcel, who is ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, witch, werewolf, immortality, power struggle, rivalry, supernatural romance, siblings relations, love and romance, dangerous attraction, magical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.1
 5K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, stylized, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, time travel, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, ghost, mystery, supernatural, good versus evil, seductive behavior, witchcraft, witch, pretending to be someone else ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1790s, 18th century, 70s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 23K
Van Helsing (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Vanessa Helsing, the daughter of famous vampire hunter and Dracula nemesis Abraham Van Helsing is resurrected five years in the future to find out that vampires have taken over the world and that she possesses unique power over them. She is ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, post apocalypse, superhero, heroine, superheroine, murder, survival, supernatural ability, vampire slayer, society, adaptation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, loss of son, tragic event, curse, grief ...
Time: victorian era, edwardian era, 19th century, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: satanic, atmospheric, dark, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: witch, witchcraft, high school, teenager, half breed, coming of age, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, satanism, teenage love ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 44K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, atmospheric, dark, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, prostitution, fall in love, mother daughter relationship, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, immortality, female vampire, female protagonist, monster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 444K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, vampire, monster, paranormal, demon, supernatural ability, ghost, demon hunter, paranormal phenomena, peril, killings, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s, 90s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 1K
Frankenstein (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 204 min.
TV show
Story: Frankenstein is a 2004 U.S. television miniseries (edited into a film) based on the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It follows the original book more closely than other adaptions. The story is of a scientist who brings life to a creature ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, captivating, epic ...
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, monster, deadly creature, experiment gone awry, laboratory, rescue, social misfits, empire, disorder, mutant, escapades ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 61K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, scary, atmospheric, serious, bloody ...
Plot: supernatural, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, ghost, characters in danger, investigator, victim, determination, fate of humanity, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 2K
Superstition (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Mosley family keeps the secrets and dark history of a town located on the outskirts of New Orleans that is also a landing patch for the world's darkest manifestations of fear, guided into the world by a mysterious malefactor named The ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, gothic, dark fantasy ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, mysterious character, supernatural power, creature, stereotypes, african american protagonist, african american, rivalry, black magic, underground, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 45K
Carnivàle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Carnivàle is an American television series set in the United States during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. In tracing the lives of two disparate groups of people, its overarching story depicts the battle between good and evil and the struggle ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, serious, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: prophecy, healing power, god or devil, circus, surrealism, evil, supernatural, self discovery, clergy, supernatural ability, good versus evil, psychic ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, year 1934
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 82K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, good versus evil, infected, supernatural, chaos, epidemic, deadly virus, fate of humanity, survival, save the world, plague, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 48K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Transylvania, 1897. The blood-drinking Count Dracula is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, bleak, brutal, bloody ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, convent, undead, supernatural, vampire human love, male female relationship, studying, captive, immortality, vampire hunter, nun ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Night Gallery (1969)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1970 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Rod Serling, who had gained fame from an earlier series, The Twilight Zone, served both as the on-air host of Night ...
Style: psychological, scary, surreal, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, occult, monster, winter, end of the world, new year, witchcraft, museum, back from the dead, twists and turns, human nature, supernatural ability ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 268K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, dracula, steampunk, frankenstein, monster, good versus evil, adventure, immortality, heroic mission, transformation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 15th century, 1880s
Place: transylvania, egypt, europe, romania, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The story of two vampire brothers obsessed with the same girl, who bears a striking resemblance to the beautiful but ruthless vampire they knew and loved in 1864.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, stylized, bloody, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, high school, werewolf, witch, vampire human love, immortality, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1860s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%