Movies like The Purge

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The Purge (2013)
 5.7
 222K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, psychological, serious, slasher, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, survival, family in danger, self defense, violence spree, society, social decay, violence, escapades, chaos, distopia, future dystopia, life is a bitch, killing spree, crimes, strong violent content, security system, survival horror, isolation, torture, confined, vandalism, class differences, murder, betrayal ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and serious films with plots about survival, danger, murder, psychopath, violence, deadly and blood mostly in Thriller, Horror and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Purge: The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The Strangers (2008), You're Next (2011), Vacancy (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Style: tense, breathtaking, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, survival horror, masked man, survival, home invasion, group of strangers, future dystopia, murder, graphic violence, revenge, rage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s, future
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, suspense, intense, bloody, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, survival, murder, politics, violence, class differences, election, gunfight, social decay, death, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.1
 130K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, murder, masked killer, hostage, survival horror, isolation, violence, confined, torture, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, year 2005, 2000s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, sadism, social injustice, experiment, politics, atrocity, african american, violence, survival, political oppression ...
Time: year 2017, year 2014, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
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You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, survival, masked killer, murder, deathtrap, massacre, crimes, confined, parents and children, gang, family relations, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: cowboy, distopia, manhunt, survival, mayhem, survival horror, desert, sadistic violence, social decay, police officer killed, human monster, violence ...
Time: near future
Place: el paso texas, texas, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 100K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, survival horror, hotel, murder, estranged couple, hidden camera, hostage, voyeurism, chase, surveillance, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 85K
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: suspense, brutal, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, torture, forest, youth, gang, murder, chase, strong violent content, camping, fear, insanity, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, high school, home invasion, murder, stalking, survival, psychopath, teenager, babysitting, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
In Their Skin (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A couple and their young son retreat to their woodland vacation home, only to face sinister neighbors who intend to kill them and steal their identities.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, survival, psychopath, violence, family relations, family problems, husband wife relationship, dealing with death, dishonesty, coming of age, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 1K
The Lodge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young couple's weekend getaway at a secluded mountain ranch becomes an unfathomable nightmare when they discover the truth about the caretaker.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, isolation, supernatural, survival, captivity, wilderness, farm, torture, porn, rape, vacation, physicist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 284K
Us (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, scary, slasher ...
Plot: home invasion, amusement park, murder, doppelganger, panic, african american, traumatic childhood, evil twin, family vacation, survival, survival horror, black family ...
Time: year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 270K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, scary, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, thief, survival, blind man, trapped, kidnapping, violence, held captive, breaking and entering, heist gone wrong, surveillance ...
Place: michigan, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.7
 3K
Stag Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the streets of NY.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: tunnel, dismemberment, survival, chase, cannibal, friends, murder, survival horror, fight to the death, subway, struggle for survival, cannibalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: scary, slasher, brutal, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, torture, kidnapping, rape and revenge, woman in danger, violence, vengeance, sadism, serial killer, sexualized violence, murder, violence against women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 2K
Aftermath (2014)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Searching for a happy ending to a tale of unimaginable disaster and horror, nine strangers find themselves holed up together in a farmhouse cellar in rural Texas. The United States has hastily become embroiled in World War 3. A young doctor named ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: apocalypse, radiation, survival, isolation, zombie apocalypse, chaos, confined, escapades, post apocalypse, nuclear, hiding place, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 119K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, massacre, chase, disfigurement, manhunt, youth, trap, strong violent content, forest, friends, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 217K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, killer child, female psychopath, mysterious character, family in danger, parents and children, insanity, murder, murderer, family problems, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, home invasion, hostage, brutality, bad guy wins, torment, murder, family in danger, maniac, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Style: scary, slasher, suspense, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: home invasion, survival, family in danger, murder, mother daughter relationship, psychopath, vacation, forest, woman in danger, brutality, game, crazy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, found footage, hidden camera, serial killer, murder, strangulation, family in danger, psychopath, confined, mind game, isolation, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Teenage Caveman (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future mankind is lives in a prehistoric manner. After killing his father for sexually assaulting his girlfriend, the son of a tribal leader runs away with a group of his teenage friends. They are taken in by Neil and Judith ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: caveman, deadly creature, apocalypse, mutant, survival, future dystopia, chaos and mayhem, life is a bitch, leadership, society, superhuman, post apocalypse ...
Time: stone age, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 12K
Aftershock (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mayhem and death follow when an earthquake traps a group of tourists in a Chilean town.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, forces of nature, disaster, earthquake, chaos, natural disaster, violence spree, escapades, tsunami, rape, confined, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: slasher, scary, intense, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, halloween, death, chainsaw, torture, survival, police investigation, vigilantism, revenge, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 157
2084 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Not much left since the world died. That's what they called it the day the virus took over and people went inside, never to leave their homes again. Soon after that, the last of the food was gone, the last drop of gas was used up, the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, mosquito, isolation, survival, chaos, plague, confined, post apocalypse, food shortage, distopia, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: scary, tense, slasher, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, survival, incest, stranded, rape, serial killer, violence, cannibal, vengeance, kidnapping, brutality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 21K
The Signal (2007)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, brutality, apocalypse, post apocalypse, chaos, psychopath, violent, infidelity, murder, survival, violence spree, epidemic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.7
 858
Crawlspace (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - hiding in the house attic and methodically taking out all those ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, privacy invasion, stalking, crimes, graphic violence, uninvited guest, domestic disturbance, home invasion, survival, survival horror, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.2
 2K
Dead Air (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Logan Burnhardt is the ego-king of the airwaves, but his unflappable persona is put to the test when a terrorist bio-attack unleashes a plague of flesh-ripping maniacs on Los Angeles.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious
Plot: zombie, terrorism, survival, virus, confined, escapades, chaos, plague, violence spree, isolation, media, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 531
Abducted (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jessica and Dave along with three other young couples are kidnapped in Griffith Park by unseen Abductors and must fight to escape certain death only to discover the world will never be the same.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, crimes, confined, abduction, survival, murder, violence, kidnapped, kidnapping, female nudity, police, forced prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%