Movies like The Purge

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The Purge (2013)
 5.7
 180K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, home invasion, society, danger, self defense, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos, escapades, violence spree, social decay, deadly, crimes, isolation, vandalism, murder, one night, fear, terrorizing, cat and mouse, brutality, neighbor neighbor relationship, conspiracy theory, confined ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa

Most similar movies to The Purge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, survival, deadly, murder, violence, death and chase mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Purge: The Purge: Anarchy (2014), You're Next (2011), The Strangers (2008), The Purge: Election Year (2016), Aftershock (2012). 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, survival, machete, gatling gun, apartment, motorcycle, one day, masked man, violence, revenge, assault rifle, future dystopia ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 6.6
 78K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, massacre, slasher, masked killer, domestic disturbance, crossbow, family in danger, gory, survival, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 109K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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: suspense, brutal, bloody, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, rebellion, female politician, election ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 10K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, chaos, earthquake, danger, deadly, rape, violence spree, forces of nature, tsunami, gory, drugs/alcohol, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 100K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, slasher, manhunt, cannibalism, disfigurement, chase, danger, isolation, friendship, gory, youth, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 626K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, plague, loneliness, zombie, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, near future
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 104K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, on the run, insanity, infected, quarantine, survival, chaos and mayhem, deadly virus, danger, army, small town, isolation ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 2K
Torment (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new Mom. Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, family in danger, slasher, home invasion, torture, family, masked killer, murder, isolation, confined, danger, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 196K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, fear, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Romania
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, brutal, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, desert, survival, cannibalism, danger, victim, rape, escape attempt, fear, family in danger, trapped, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, desert, blood, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 40K
The Colony (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Forced underground by the next ice age, a struggling outpost of survivors must fight to preserve humanity against a threat even more savage than nature.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, rough, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, quarantine, starvation, apocalypse, danger, chaos, dehumanization, global warming, vestiges of humanity, cannibalism, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 5K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, psychopath, serial killer, gory, survival, forest, slasher, rescue, fanatic, murder, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, psychopath, woman in danger, killing off one by one, crimes, danger, death, gore, chainsaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Domestics (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young husband and wife must fight to return home in a post-apocalyptic mid-western landscape ravaged by gangs.
Style: futuristic, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: violence, cannibalism, danger, chaos and mayhem, social decay, survival, survival horror, gangs, future dystopia, spouse in danger, family in danger, chase ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, scary, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, high school, murder, serial killer, slasher, killer, strange person, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 7K
Laid to Rest (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A terrifying story of a young girl who wakes up in a casket with a traumatic head injury and no memory of her identity. She quickly realizes she was abducted by a Deranged Serial Murderer and in an isolated rural town she must survive the night and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, store, prostitute, gory, deadly creature, master criminal, psychopathic killer, one man army, serial killer, slasher, mercy killing, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 4.0
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychological
Plot: family in danger, betrayal, gory, farm, domestic disturbance, vacation, physicist, rape, lodge, attempted murder, alcohol abuse, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, rape, serial killer, murder, sexualized violence, gory, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, danger, drugs/alcohol, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 120
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: apocalypse, isolation, chaos and mayhem, future dystopia, danger, chaos, survival, plague, confined, deadly, escapades, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, rough, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, danger, hostages, serial killer, murder, family, savagery, neighbor, home invasion, bad guy wins, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.8
 8K
Black Rock (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three childhood friends set aside their personal issues and reunite for a girls’ weekend on a remote island off the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns their weekend getaway into a deadly fight for survival.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, friends, manhunt, island, chase, communication problem, self defense, woman in danger, reunion, isolation, confined, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 89K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Crime, 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: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, one night, slasher, estranged couple, isolation, hotel, deception, psychological thriller, survival horror, hidden camera, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of young and wild motocross racers venture through the desert and are stranded at an old mining ranch. They soon realize that they are being watched by a group of savage cannibals unknown to the civilized world. The film is full of ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, bus, serial killer, psychopath, dangerous animal, deadly creature, survival, suburbs, wilderness, rescue, apocalypse ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: 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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, dark
Plot: home invasion, psychopath, survival, murder, brutality, vacation, mother daughter relationship, game, danger, psychological thriller, remote island, mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 29K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, kidnapping, isolation, danger, torment, security guard, escape attempt, christmas eve, woman in danger, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 173K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down, manipulation, deadly, fear, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A remake of the 1979 controversial cult classic, I Spit on Your Grave retells the horrific tale of writer Jennifer Hills who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer's presence in ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: vengeance, sexual abuse, rape, rape and revenge, murder, violence spree, danger, woman in danger, small town, in the woods, rapist, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Dead Outside (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A neurological pandemic has consumed the population. Drug-resistance has mutated the virus into a ravaging psychological plague, rendering the 'the dying' desperate, paranoid and violent
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, bereavement, plague, mysterious character, farmhouse, survival, gory, danger, chaos and mayhem, mutant, life is a bitch, virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%