Movies and TV shows like Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful (2014)
 8.2
 116K
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Ireland, 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: gothic, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric, stylized, gothic horror, serious, dark, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, witch, victorian england, psychotherapy, werewolf, imaginary, fear, mysterious character, black magic, haunted by the past, scientist, secret, supernatural ability, immortality, monster, frankenstein's monster, danger, deadly, hunt down, assistant, vampire, mental illness, evil, supernatural power ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
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, suspenseful, scary and stylized films and TV series with plots about supernatural, danger, vampire, imaginary, deadly, murder and monster mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Penny Dreadful: A Discovery of Witches (2018), The Wolfman (2010), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), American Horror Story (2011), Salem (2014). 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: romantic, stylized, captivating, scenic, twists and turns ...
Plot: witch, vampire human love, vampire, magic, interspecies romance, love and romance, danger, impossible love, supernatural, female protagonist, demon, romance ...
Place: britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 105K
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, stylized, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, deadly, human becomes animal, deadly creature, human becoming an animal, beast, superhuman powers, supernatural, gory, missing person, imaginary, haunted by the past ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1930s
Place: europe, london, england, tower bridge london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Genre: Horror
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, dark fantasy, scary, atmospheric, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, supernatural romance, legends and myths, beast, vampire sex, supernatural, love affair, immortality, chase, bestiality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 15th century, 1890s ...
Place: transylvania, london, england, europe, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, danger, death, ghost, witch, nightmare, evil, insanity, evil force, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 23K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, religions or cults, evil force, society, supernatural ability, danger, punishment, devil, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, captivating, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, immortality, supernatural, loneliness, goth, vampire human love, haunted by the past, dark hero, human nature, vampirism, manipulations, bonding ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, san francisco, new orleans, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 235K
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, serious, sexual ...
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, supernatural, love affair, young people, couple relations, small town life, supernatural ability, love and romance, unlikely couple, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.3
 345K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
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 fantasy, scary, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, witch, supernatural, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, gory, small town, legends and myths, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian era
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: dark fantasy, gothic, fairy tale, surreal, gothic horror ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, mind game, dangerous animal, imaginary, stalking ...
Time: 18th century, 20th century, 80s, 1700s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 140K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
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, gothic horror, atmospheric, dark fantasy, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, psychopath, incest, supernatural, murder, supernatural romance, estate, female protagonist, brother sister incest, ghosts, ghost story ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.2
 125K
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: tense, stylized, exciting, captivating, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, witch, supernatural, supernatural romance, immortality, magical, love and romance, dangerous attraction, rivalry, power struggle, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, colourful, sentimental, gothic
Plot: dracula, victorian england, vampire, immortality, unrequited love, vampire hunter, love triangle, suspicion, manipulation, reincarnation, murder, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, victorian era
Place: london, ottoman empire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 113K
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, police investigation, life turned upside down, good versus evil, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 4K
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, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: vampire, werewolf, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, mystery, danger, imaginary, ghost, good versus evil, seductive behavior, time travel ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1790s, 18th century, 1960s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 187K
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, dark fantasy, scary, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, dracula, immortality, legends and myths, immortal, mythology, medieval, adventure, regeneration, deal with the devil, family in danger ...
Time: 15th century, 19th century
Place: romania, transylvania, ottoman empire, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, afterlife, isolation, supernatural, tragic event, loss of son, village, secret ...
Time: victorian era, 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.8
 52K
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, neo noir
Plot: mythical creature, steampunk, fantasy world, interspecies romance, fairy, love triangle, family secret, sorceress, monster, politician, black magic, racism ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.5
 43K
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, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural romance, fall in love, supernatural, female vampire, deadly creature, dangerous attraction, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, immortality, secret society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: frankenstein, mad scientist, experiment gone awry, danger, deadly creature, monster, laboratory, imaginary, rescue, social misfits, disorder, mutant ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 20K
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, serious, dark, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vampire, heroine, supernatural, post apocalypse, murder, survival, blood, vampire slayer, superheroine, superhero, society, vampire hunter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.4
 409K
Supernatural (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, monster, supernatural ability, good versus evil, demon, ghost, supernatural power, death, deadly creature, angel, vampire, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1983, 80s, 70s ...
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 255K
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: dark fantasy, gothic, exciting, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, vampire, curses spells and rituals, adventure, supernatural, heroes, vampire hunter, good versus evil, human versus monster, dracula, deadly creature, immortality ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 15th century, 1880s
Place: transylvania, vatican, europe, paris france, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.4
 59K
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, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: legends and myths, good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, adventure, curses spells and rituals, escapades, ancient mystery, monster, victim, investigator, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 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, dark fantasy, gothic horror ...
Plot: supernatural, mysterious character, danger, supernatural power, research, rivalry, stereotypes, african american, african american protagonist, secret, black magic, underground ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 44K
Dracula (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, brutal, bloody, bleak ...
Plot: vampire, dracula, vampire human love, nun, immortality, undead, vampire hunter, convent, based on a novel, male female relationship, captive, studying ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, contemporary, 1890s
Place: transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Witches of East End (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, captivating, feel good
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, immortality, magic, supernatural ability, family secret, siblings relations, foreknowledge, family relations, creature, magical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: long island, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 43K
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, serious, captivating, surreal, psychological ...
Plot: god or devil, prophecy, healing power, psychic, supernatural ability, dwarf, evil, good versus evil, self discovery, clergy, circus, surrealism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1934, year 1935
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 2K
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, gothic horror ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, unfulfilled love, supernatural, mysterious character, escapades, betrayal, danger, rivalry, deadly creature, supernatural ability, terminal illness ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, united kingdom, london, transylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 78K
The Strain (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, 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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, infected, survival, good versus evil, deadly virus, save the world, fate of humanity, chaos and mayhem, chaos, plague, supernatural, human existence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 453
Dracula (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 173 min.
TV show
Story: A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself,
Style: bleak, suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dracula, vampire, supernatural, danger, deadly, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, mercy killing, mountain, wedding, couples, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, hungary, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%