Movies like The Ritual

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The Ritual (2017)
 6.3
 78K
The Ritual (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
Style: tense, enigmatic, bleak, suspense, disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural horror, lost in the woods, ritual, paganism, guilt, hiking, norse mythology, forest, supernatural, friends, monster, sacrifice, survival, cult, creature, sole survivor, witchcraft, murder, black magic, loss of friend, ancient, fear, human sacrifice, worship, creature feature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe

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Most similar movies to The Ritual

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and psychotronic films with plots about supernatural, murder, death, danger, violence, blood and forest mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ritual: Midsommar (2019), As Above, So Below (2014), The Witch (2015), Blair Witch (2016), The Wicker Man (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 204K
Midsommar (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Style: brutal, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, psychedelic ...
Plot: ritual, paganism, hallucinogenic drug, sacrifice, magic mushroom, community, incest, cult, death, blood, travel, trip ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, dark, psychological, tense, philosophical ...
Plot: found footage, ancient mystery, archaeology, supernatural, treasure hunt, confined, survival, ghost, death, escapades, uncover truth, catacomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 205K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, gothic ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, wilderness, family relations, religion, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, family in danger, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
 42K
Blair Witch (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, lost in the woods, forest, death, fear, missing person, friendship, tree, found footage, chase, violence, hostage ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.5
 70K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: cult film, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: cult, ritual, investigation, island, virgin, trap, paganism, disappearance, society, mystery, missing person, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 11K
Willow Creek (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young couple ventures into the woods to capture footage of the elusive Bigfoot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: lost in the woods, found footage, camping, hiking, creature feature, sasquatch, camera, video camera, forest, cryptozoology, couples, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 31K
The Void (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and ...
Style: macabre, dark, stylized, ambiguous ending, sinister ...
Plot: lovecraftian, body horror, another dimension, mutation, monster, insanity, hospital, murder, nurse, brutality, violence, transformation ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
 23K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, danger, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, deadly, legends and myths, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 157K
Evil Dead (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Evil Dead, the fourth installment of the Evil Dead franchise, serving as both a reboot and as a loose continuation of the series, features Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bloody, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, demons, gory, supernatural, demon, profanity, survival, violence, friendship, blood, curses spells and rituals, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 12K
Howl (2015)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When passengers on a train are attacked by a creature, they must band together in order to survive until morning.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: trapped, werewolf, blood, fire, train, murder, transformation, danger, sole survivor, violence, train conductor, gore ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 211K
It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, stalking, sex, dangerous attraction, danger, paranoia, evil, death, friendship, chase, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 243K
Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural horror, spiritualism, satanism, ritual, secret society, fear, demon, dysfunctional family, evil spirit, supernatural, evil, curse ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 40K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, maggot, hallucination, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 77K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: brutal, bleak, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, youth, forest, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, slasher, weekend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Antlers (2021)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young teacher discovers that her troubled student's father and younger brother harbor a deadly supernatural secret. Taking the boy into her care, the teacher must fight for their survival against horrors beyond imagination.
Style: scary, unusual plot structure, suspense, bleak
Plot: superstition, creature, supernatural, monster, fear, supernatural horror, disney, american horror
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 227K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, psychic, supernatural, paranormal investigation, ghost, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Never Hike Alone (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A hiker's survival skills is put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, awful
Plot: survival, masked man, running, psychopath, danger, homicidal maniac, serial killer, hiking, maniac, brutality, fight, murder ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.0
 5K
Atrocious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Quintanilla family was found dead in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. The family traveled to their old farm house, where they investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, murder, danger, country house, family vacation, investigation, urban legend, haunted by the past, amateur detective, dark past, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.8
 8K
Pyewacket (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A frustrated, angry teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: ritual, black magic, mother daughter relationship, forest, teenage girl, witch, devil worship, murder, curse, occult, witchcraft, female protagonist ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
In the Tall Grass (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After hearing a child screaming for help from the green depths of a vast field of tall grass, Becky, a pregnant woman, and Cal, her brother, park their car near a mysterious abandoned church and recklessly enter the field, discovering that they are ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychotronic, enigmatic, colourful
Plot: brother sister relationship, brother sister incest, time loop, pregnant woman, relocation, search, survival, foot chase, road trip, lost, countryside, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 48K
Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truth or dare, supernatural horror, game, danger, murder, survival, demon, college, characters killed one by one, rivalry, sacrifice, manipulation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, london, tokyo, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.2
 22K
Bye Bye Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, violence, nightmare, hallucination, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, haunted house, secret, belief in ghosts, monster, demon, police detective ...
Time: year 1969, 60s, 1960s
Place: wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 33K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, supernatural, murder, psychiatrist, witch doctor, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, supernatural horror, voodoo, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1910s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Ghost from Hovrino (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: November 11, 2011 -- four men with a video camera went to Hovrino's forest to make a movie about a ghost. Kirill Alex -- 1981 year of birth. Roman Mirniy -- 1981 year of birth. Anton Vaganov -- 1981 year of birth. Artem Varanov -- 1990 year ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychotronic
Plot: found footage, supernatural, disappearance, no survivors, on the road, video camera, forest, male friendship, camera, friendship between men, backwoods, lost in the woods ...
Time: year 2011
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Gretel & Hansel (2020)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Ireland, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Style: fairy tale, dark, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: forest, witch, supernatural power, witchcraft, black magic, villainess, good versus evil, child, dark fantasy, brother sister relationship, danger, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 12K
The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, ghost, family relations, supernatural, confined, mystery, woman in danger, danger, survival, insanity, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 10K
Husk (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of friends stranded near a desolate cornfield find shelter in an old farmhouse, though they soon discover the dwelling is the center of a supernatural ritual.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: scarecrow, supernatural, friends, cornfield, murder, group of friends, danger, farm, violence, zombie, ritual, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 261
Noctem (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Adrian and Esteban have been missing for a year. The police are at a standstill, despite having found their personal belongings in Cozumel, an island 12 miles away from the Riviera Maya. Alex friend of both, manages to get their cell phones, with ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural horror, missing person, investigation, paranormal phenomena, found footage, friendship, police, survival horror, disappearance, mysterious event, monster, missing ...
Place: riviera, mexico, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.2
 328
Rootwood (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the screenplay by Mario Von Czapiewski (Cannibal Diner), Rootwood follows two students who host "The Spooky Hour," a podcast about paranormal phenomena and urban legends. When they are hired by Hollywood film producer Laura Benott ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: forest, monster, friendship, murder, tree, blonde, darkness, hollywood, trailer, legends and myths, backwoods, supernatural ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shadows of the Dead (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of teenagers try to escape a creature that lives among the shadows and is hunting them down one by one.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: monster, shadow, supernatural, creature, characters killed one by one, party, friend, loss of friend, interracial friendship, hallucination, demonic possession, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%