Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014)
 8.2
 109K
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, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, haunted by the past, witch, dark fantasy, imaginary, psychotherapy, fear, mysterious character, werewolf, supernatural ability, monster, scientist, secret, frankenstein's monster, danger, deadly, hunt down, assistant, mental illness, immortality, evil, research, vampire, hot and sexy ...
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
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, vampire, imaginary, deadly, murder and werewolf mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: The Wolfman (2010), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), True Blood (2008), American Horror Story (2011), The Originals (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 102K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, human becomes animal, deadly, deadly creature, human becoming an animal, superhuman powers, supernatural, gory, missing person, haunted by the past, investigation, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: europe, london, england, tower bridge 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, scary, atmospheric, captivating, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, legends and myths, supernatural romance, beast, supernatural, chase, immortality, love affair, gory ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, ottoman empire ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.8
 226K
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, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, young people, supernatural, small town life, love affair, couple relations, love and romance, supernatural ability, unlikely couple, immortality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, psychological, scary, captivating, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, death, witch, danger, mental institution, insanity, nun, evil, couple relations, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2013 ...
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa, massachusetts, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.2
 113K
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: stylized, tense, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, immortality, supernatural romance, magical, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.3
 174K
Dracula Untold (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: USA, UK, Ireland
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, immortality, legends and myths, mythology, adventure, chaos, immortal, prince, imaginary, regeneration ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 22K
Salem (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, 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, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, evil force, society, religions or cults, danger, punishment, supernatural, supernatural ability, devil, love affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Discovery of Witches (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: romantic, stylized, captivating, scenic, twists and turns
Plot: witch, vampire, vampire human love, female protagonist, love and romance, magic, supernatural, danger, impossible love, demon, culture clash, book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 40K
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, dark, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, fall in love, supernatural romance, small town, immortality, supernatural, dangerous attraction, imaginary, mother daughter relationship, family secret, parents and children, prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, surreal, dark, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, dark fantasy, woman in danger, storytelling, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, mind game, dangerous animal ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 4K
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, werewolf, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, danger, imaginary, mystery, estate, ghost, gothic horror, seductive behavior, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, georgian era, 1960s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 378K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, monster, good versus evil, supernatural ability, supernatural power, ghost, demon, angel, god or devil, vampire, deadly creature, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 28K
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 ...
Style: captivating, gothic, sentimental, colourful
Plot: dracula, vampire, vampire hunter, suspicion, unrequited love, immortality, love triangle, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, aristocrat, fake identity ...
Time: victorian england, 19th century, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: ottoman empire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 107K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, 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: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.3
 323K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
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, scary, dark, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: dark fantasy, witch, ghost, supernatural, investigation, small town, magical, murder, curses spells and rituals, gory, legends and myths, mystery ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 127K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, dark fantasy, incest, estate, brother sister incest, old mansion, psychopath, supernatural ability, supernatural romance ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, loneliness, supernatural, vampire human love, haunted by the past, human nature, manipulations, dark hero, bonding, victim, unhappy ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, year 1988, 1780s ...
Place: paris france, new orleans, san francisco, louisiana, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 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, scary, serious, captivating
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, monster, laboratory, imaginary, rescue, social misfits, mutant, disorder ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, gothic horror, ghosts, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, village, loss of son, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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: supernatural, legends and myths, good versus evil, adventure, ghost, curses spells and rituals, investigation, investigator, shooting, escapades, characters in danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 241K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, vampire hunter, good versus evil, adventure, dracula, human versus monster, immortality, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 19th century, 15th century, 1880s, victorian era
Place: transylvania, europe, budapest, romania, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.9
 7K
Damien (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After discovering his origins, Damien Thorn must cope with life as the Anti-Christ.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, scary, bleak
Plot: antichrist, evil, devil, religion, destiny, supernatural, catholicism, deadly, bible prophecy, based on movie, 666, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 41K
Carnival Row (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
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: captivating
Plot: mythical creature, dark fantasy, steampunk, fairy, black magic, family secret, monster, politician, fantasy world, love triangle, racism, manipulative woman ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Midnight, Texas (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. In a remote Texas town no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members ...
Style: romantic, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: angel, vampire, supernatural, witch, fallen angel, werewolf, vampire human love, demon, psychic power, small town life, hell, mercenary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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, feel good, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, witch, immortality, supernatural ability, magic, siblings relations, family relations, family secret, spell, evil force, foreknowledge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 24K
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, scary, stylized, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, roommate, twentysomething life, transformation, everyday life, friends, lifestyle, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 418
Dracula (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself,
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, deadly creature, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, mercy killing, couples, palaces castles and temples, wedding, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, romania, budapest hungary, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 1K
Dracula (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Romanian count known as Dracula is summoned to London by Arthur Holmwood, a young Lord who is one the verge of being wed. Unknown to Arthur's future bride Lucy, her future husband is infected with syphilis and therefore cannot consummate ...
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: dracula, vampire, unfulfilled love, mysterious character, supernatural, couples, chaos, terminal illness, couple relations, deadly creature, escapades, supernatural ability ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, 1900s, 1890s, turn of the century ...
Place: england, europe, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Vampire Diaries (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, disturbing
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love triangle, vampire human love, werewolf, dangerous attraction, high school, immortality, teen romance, supernatural power, youth, supernatural romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 19th century, 2000s ...
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.
Style: suspenseful, gothic, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural, parents and children, deadly creature, danger, child in peril, haunted house, estate, creature, teeth, old house, deadly, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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