Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014)
 8.2
 100K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: gothic, scary, atmospheric, stylized, serious, dark, sexual, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, haunted by the past, mysterious character, monster, secret, fear, scientist, mental illness, psychotherapy, danger, deadly, vampire, hunt down, research, assistant, supernatural ability, frankenstein's monster, immortality, werewolf, evil, seduction, underground ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, victorian
Place: england, london

Most similar movies to Penny Dreadful

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and stylized films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, imaginary, deadly, vampire, werewolf and murder mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: True Blood (2008), The Wolfman (2010), Byzantium (2012), American Horror Story (2011), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 218K
True Blood (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 800 min.
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, stylized, tense, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, supernatural, supernatural ability, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, unlikely couple, unlikely relationship, lovers, immortality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 97K
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, superhuman powers, deadly creature, human becomes animal, deadly, supernatural, gory, investigation, danger, transformation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: europe, england, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 38K
Byzantium (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, 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, atmospheric, stylized, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural, imaginary, supernatural romance, deadly creature, immortality, small town, dangerous attraction, small town life, hotel, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: atmospheric, scary, captivating, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, death, ghost, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
Country: 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, atmospheric, scary, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, supernatural, legends and myths, immortality, gory, love triangle, chase, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: england, transylvania, london, europe, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 27K
Dracula (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
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 ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, blood, doctor, scientist, party, painting, secret, lesbian, threat, suspicion, manipulation ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, coming of age, beast, dangerous animal, deadly creature, grandparent grandchild relationship, vampire, supernatural, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, danger, deadly ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 104K
The Originals (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, rivalry, love and romance, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 347K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, creature, obsessive quest, characters in danger, peril, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, year 1978, 1990s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 101K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, werewolf, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
Being Human (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Three paranormal roommates, a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf, struggle to keep their dark secrets from the world, while helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.
Style: semi serious, stylized, scary, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, ghost, werewolf, supernatural, roommate, supernatural ability, twentysomething life, social misfits, friends, everyday life, lifestyle, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 27K
Lost Girl (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who ...
Style: sexy, exciting, captivating, serious, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: supernatural, femme fatale, supernatural ability, love triangle, seduction, imaginary, werewolf, temptation, private detective, lgbt, crime, victim ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 116K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, twist ending, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, incest, brother sister incest, dark fantasy, betrayal, love, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 227K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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, exciting, scary, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, curses spells and rituals, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, good versus evil, adventure, deadly creature, dracula, multiple monsters, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: transylvania, europe, rome italy, paris france, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 20K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, society, love affair, evil force, danger, supernatural ability, uncover truth, dishonesty, punishment, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 18K
Sanctuary (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, a brilliant scientist who holds the secrets of a clandestine population called Abnormals - a group of strange and sometimes terrifying beings that hide among humans. ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, rescue, crime, psychiatrist, experiment, transformation, team, teleportation, research, protector, recruiting ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 3K
Dark Shadows (1966)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal, dark ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, ghost, gothic horror, curses spells and rituals, estate, mystery, danger, imaginary, seductive behavior, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 22K
Dominion (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dominion is an epic supernatural drama set in the near future. Specifically, 25 years after "The Extinction War," when an army of lower angels, assembled by the archangel Gabriel, waged war against mankind. The archangel Michael, turning ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: angel, supernatural, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, future dystopia, god or devil, danger, fate of humanity, soldier, vestiges of humanity, supernatural ability ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Moth Diaries (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA, Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, schoolgirl, supernatural, mysterious character, boarding school life, friends, youth, obsession, danger, social relations, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on Melissa de la Cruz's best-selling novel, "Witches of East End" centers on the adventures of Joanna Beauchamp and her two adult daughters Freya and Ingrid -- both of whom unknowingly are their family's next generation of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family relations, secret, siblings relations, evil force, family secret, magical, spell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 106K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, bleak, melancholic, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, loneliness, bully, gory, friendship, vampire human love, small town, transformation, unlikely friendships, blood, fall in love, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 5K
Hex (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hex is a British television programme developed by Shine Limited and aired on the Sky One satellite channel. The story is set in a remote English boarding school with a mysterious past. Series one explores the supernatural relationship between a ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric
Plot: witch, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, lesbian, supernatural ability, boarding school, high school, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, rivalry, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 5K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, witch, supernatural ability, danger, church, evil dead, escapades, clergy, priest, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 23K
Being Human (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from ...
Style: semi serious, scary, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, ghost, roommate, friendship, house, social misfits, hospital, misfit, teleportation, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 45K
Constantine (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Style: scary, serious, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, save the world, supernatural, good versus evil, angel, demonic possession, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, demon, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hospital, slasher, investigation, serial murder, crime, hotel, obsession, bar, rich and poor, mutant, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 1K
Frankenstein (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 169 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, deadly creature, monster, experiment gone awry, danger, laboratory, rescue, social misfits, vampire, zombie, deadly ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 55K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, witchcraft, time travel, investigation, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator, victim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 163K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, adventure, legends and myths, dracula, chaos, immortality, bravery, bite, blood, transformation, mythology ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 192
Wilderness (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In the light of the moon, seduction and pleasure are never what they seem. And neither is Alice White (Amanda Ooms), a beautiful and obsessed woman with a painfully sinister secret: once a month when the moon is full, she locks herself away and ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, serious, scary, offbeat
Plot: human becomes animal, werewolf, deadly creature, redemption, female werewolf, psychiatrist, librarian, medical research, double life, transformation, couple relations, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%