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, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, imaginary, witch, fear, mysterious character, haunted by the past, monster, secret, scientist, danger, deadly, hunt down, research, supernatural ability, assistant, vampire, mental illness, psychotherapy, immortality, evil, frankenstein's monster, werewolf, seduction, irish ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian england, 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, suspenseful and atmospheric films and TV series with plots about supernatural, imaginary, danger, vampire, monster, murder and werewolf mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: The Wolfman (2010), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), American Horror Story (2011), Byzantium (2012), True Blood (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly, human becomes animal, deadly creature, superhuman powers, supernatural, gory, missing person, investigation, haunted by the past, danger, transformation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: europe, england, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, dangerous attraction, supernatural romance, supernatural, legends and myths, immortality, gory, chase, love triangle, love affair, love and romance, bestiality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, 1890s, victorian era ...
Place: transylvania, england, london, europe, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, nun, witch, family in danger, danger, haunted by the past, insanity, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, usa, new orleans, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, scary, stylized, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural romance, supernatural, imaginary, immortality, love and romance, small town life, small town, dangerous attraction, deadly creature, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, tense, stylized, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, small town life, dangerous attraction, unlikely couple, supernatural, vampire human love, couple relations, love affair, supernatural ability, unlikely relationship, lovers, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 120K
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, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, incest, supernatural romance, love, dark fantasy, ghosts, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspicion, secret, party, science, blood, manipulation, aristocrat, friendship, wine, painting ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, ghost, good versus evil, monster, demon, death, search, characters in danger, peril, angel, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1958, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, coming of age, supernatural, escapades, legends and myths, curses spells and rituals, dangerous attraction, imaginary, deadly creature, youth, stalking ...
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: tense, exciting, captivating, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, werewolf, supernatural, immortality, magical, supernatural romance, rivalry, secret, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ 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: werewolf, vampire, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, roommate, twentysomething life, lifestyle, friends, everyday life, social misfits, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, seduction, werewolf, supernatural ability, love triangle, imaginary, temptation, victim, lgbt, private detective, crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, scary, melancholic, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, loneliness, bully, vampire human love, friendship, gory, coming of age, fall in love, small town, transformation, blood, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ 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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, immortality, dracula, deadly creature, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s
Place: transylvania, europe, rome italy, paris france, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, exciting, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, supernatural ability, immortality, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, secret, family relations, evil force, siblings relations, family secret, foreknowledge, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ 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, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: creature, supernatural, police detective, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, werewolf, monster, supernatural ability, evil force, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ 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: scary, semi serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: witch, supernatural, lesbian, angel, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, heaven and hell, supernatural ability, teenage life, friends, good versus evil, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, evil force, love affair, society, danger, dishonesty, supernatural ability, punishment, uncover truth, hanging ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.9
 101K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: supernatural, small town, friendship, good versus evil, clown, villain, investigation, giant spider, serial child killer, childhood, childhood trauma, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, supernatural, good versus evil, investigation, time travel, witchcraft, legends and myths, shooting, victim, investigator, determination, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, team, experiment, rescue, transformation, protector, research, crime, teleportation, laboratory ...
Time: future, 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: scary, gothic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, adventure, legends and myths, dracula, immortality, family in danger, blood, transformation, bite, bravery, mythology ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
⇓ 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, curses spells and rituals, danger, estate, mystery, imaginary, ghost, gothic horror, seductive behavior, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 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, fate of humanity, good versus evil, chaos, save the world, god or devil, future dystopia, danger, soldier, vestiges of humanity, chosen one ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, boarding school, schoolgirl, mysterious character, boarding school life, friends, supernatural, social relations, danger, youth, obsession, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 725
The Hunger (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The Hunger is a British/Canadian television horror anthology series, co-produced by Scott Free Productions, Telescene Film Group Productions and the Canadian pay-TV channel The Movie Network. Though it shares a title with the feature film The Hunger ...
Style: gothic, bleak, atmospheric, serious, erotic ...
Plot: obsession, vampire, crimes of passion, crimes, fall in love, sexual relations, supernatural, danger, lust, sex, erotica, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, priest, supernatural power ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, ghost, roommate, friendship, transformation, teleportation, misfit, social misfits, house, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Tales from the Darkside (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Tales from the Darkside is an anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero; it was released in 1984. Similar to Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, The Outer Limits, Tales From The Crypt, and Lee Martin's The Midnight ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, atmospheric, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: anthology, supernatural, nightmare comes true, danger, supernatural ability, paranormal activity, nobody believes, mysterious character, imaginary, the underworld, freak, monster
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, experiment gone awry, danger, monster, laboratory, social misfits, rescue, imaginary, dangerous animal, escapades ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%