Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014)
 8.2
 96K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Ireland, UK
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, serious, stylized, atmospheric, sexual, dark, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: supernatural, imaginary, deadly creature, witch, haunted by the past, mysterious character, secret, research, fear, monster, frankenstein's monster, supernatural ability, immortality, scientist, psychotherapy, mental illness, danger, deadly, hunt down, assistant, werewolf, vampire, underground, succubus, devil ...
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, imaginary, danger, supernatural power, deadly, curses spells and rituals and transformation mostly in Fantasy, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: Supernatural (2005), The Wolfman (2010), Byzantium (2012), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), American Horror Story (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.5
 336K
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, good versus evil, monster, ghost, death, curses spells and rituals, vampire, obsessive quest, danger, characters in danger, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 96K
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, atmospheric, scary, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly creature, superhuman powers, deadly, supernatural, investigation, gory, curses spells and rituals, missing person, danger, imaginary, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: england, europe, tower bridge london, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 37K
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, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, supernatural, immortality, gory, love triangle, chase, love affair, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 15th century, 1890s, victorian england ...
Place: england, transylvania, london, europe, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, captivating, scary, psychological, offbeat ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, death, couple relations, family in danger, haunted by the past, danger, insanity, nun, mental institution, witch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: los angeles, massachusetts, new orleans, usa, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 215K
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, offbeat, sexual, stylized, tense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, small town life, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, couple relations, love affair, small town, love and romance, unlikely couple, strong sexual content, unlikely relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 99K
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, gloomy, stylized ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, witch, supernatural, werewolf, immortality, love and romance, magical, supernatural romance, family relations, rivalry, secret, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 26K
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: vampire, blood, dracula, manipulation, science, threat, suspicion, lesbian, doctor, scientist, painting, party ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era, turn of the century
Place: medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 98K
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: supernatural, police detective, creature, legends and myths, good versus evil, life turned upside down, hunt down, evil force, supernatural ability, monster, danger, werewolf ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 26K
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, serious, captivating, not serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: supernatural, femme fatale, supernatural ability, private detective, seduction, love triangle, temptation, werewolf, imaginary, victim, crime, crimes ...
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, supernatural, murder, greed, love, brother sister incest, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, supernatural ability, incest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
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%
666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: scary, gothic, serious, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, wish come true, neighbor, paranormal activity, nightmare, fear, mysterious character, apartment building, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, siblings relations, family relations, secret, evil force, danger, family reunited, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.4
 17K
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mutant, scientist, crime, rescue, crimes, teleportation, psychiatrist, experiment, transformation, assistant, doctor ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
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, future dystopia, good versus evil, save the world, chaos, god or devil, danger, fate of humanity, soldier, vestiges of humanity, supernatural ability ...
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, werewolf, supernatural, gothic horror, ghost, curses spells and rituals, estate, mystery, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, time travel ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 104K
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, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, loneliness, bully, friendship, gory, fall in love, vampire human love, small town, transformation, unlikely friendships, blood, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 4K
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, supernatural ability, danger, witch, church, clergy, evil dead, escapades, wizards and magicians, supernatural power ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 4K
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: suspenseful, semi serious, 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 ⇓
37%
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, atmospheric, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: parents and children, danger, supernatural, deadly creature, monster, bathtub, teeth, creature, deadly, family relations, haunted house, old house ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rhode island, 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: vampire, ghost, werewolf, supernatural, roommate, supernatural ability, twentysomething life, social misfits, friends, everyday life, lifestyle, transformation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 22K
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, supernatural ability, house, social misfits, hospital, misfit, teleportation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: europe, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 159K
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: serious, scary, gothic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, legends and myths, chaos, adventure, family in danger, danger, imaginary, dracula, prince, battle, anti heroes ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, ottoman empire, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 44K
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, angel, good versus evil, supernatural, demonic possession, investigation, rescue, anti heroes, exorcism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 54K
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, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, legends and myths, supernatural, time travel, mystery, good versus evil, witchcraft, investigation, curses spells and rituals, danger, escapades, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 296K
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, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 222K
Dark Shadows (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.
Style: gothic, humorous, offbeat, dark humor, absurd ...
Plot: vampire, witch, immortality, estate, fish out of water, curse, vengeance, lost love, werewolf, supernatural, eccentric family, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 70s, year 1972, 1770s
Place: maine, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Secret Circle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: After her mother dies in a fire, Cassie Blake moves in with her grandmother in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her boyfriend Adam, brooding ...
Style: serious
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, witch, small town, high school, supernatural ability, teenage life, curses spells and rituals, teenage love, youth, small town life, classmates, high school life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 66K
The Craft (1996)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Catholic school newcomer falls in with a clique of teen witches who wield their powers against all who dare to cross them -- be they teachers, rivals or meddlesome parents.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: curses spells and rituals, witch, supernatural, danger, wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, magic, good versus evil, teenager, high school, black magic, high school life ...
Time: 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%