Movies like The Purge

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The Purge (2013)
 5.7
 173K
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, serious, scary, tense, bleak, realistic, rough, suspense, surprise ending, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, self defense, danger, society, life is a bitch, home invasion, escapades, chaos, violence spree, social decay, deadly, confined, crimes, chaos and mayhem, isolation, family in crisis, confinement indoors, vandalism, domestic disturbance, spouse in danger, family problems, barricade, suburbs ...
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, serious, scary and tense films with plots about danger, survival, deadly, isolation, escapades, confined and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Purge: The Purge: Anarchy (2014), You're Next (2011), The Purge: Election Year (2016), The Strangers (2008), I Am Legend (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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, survival, future dystopia, social decay, machete, murder, sniper, gatling gun, motorcycle, one day, masked man, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 6.5
 76K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, massacre, survival, slasher, family gatherings, family relations, masked killer, crossbow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, female politician, political conspiracy, rebellion ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 106K
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: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 611K
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, zombie, loneliness, plague, future dystopia, danger, heroes, life is a bitch, isolation, chaos, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, chaos, chaos and mayhem, danger, deadly, violence spree, forces of nature, escapades, rape, tsunami, earthquake, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 98K
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, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, manhunt, slasher, disfigurement, cannibalism, chase, gory, danger, friendship, isolation, youth, massacre ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: virginia, west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, 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, family in danger, murder, danger, confined, found footage, deadly, manipulations, mind game, isolation, psychopath, hidden camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 39K
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, serious, bleak, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, starvation, quarantine, apocalypse, global warming, danger, cannibalism, deadly, escapades, chaos, supernatural, dehumanization ...
Time: future, near future
Place: antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, suspense, stylized
Plot: violence, cannibalism, social decay, chaos and mayhem, gangs, survival, danger, survival horror, chase, spouse in danger, violence spree, future dystopia ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.8
 7K
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: friends, manhunt, survival, island, isolation, communication problem, self defense, chase, reunion, confined, vacation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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, rough ...
Plot: desert, blood, cannibalism, survival, rape, gory, kidnapping, incest, family in danger, stalking, danger, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: psychopath, serial killer, gory, survival, forest, slasher, rescue, fanatic, isolation, murder, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 5K
247°F (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Georgia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four friends travel to a lakeside cabin for a carefree weekend, the fun turns into a nightmare when 3 of them end up locked in a hot sauna. Every minute counts and every degree matters as they fight for their lives in the heat up to 247°F.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, sauna, heat, in the woods, isolation, friendship, danger, haunted by the past, dog, race against time, drugs/alcohol, steam room ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, slasher, survival, cannibalism, kidnapping, danger, victim, escape attempt, family in danger, trapped, fear, genetically altered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 119
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, 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%
 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, store, prostitute, deadly creature, gory, master criminal, psychopathic killer, one man army, serial killer, slasher, mercy killing, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Hills Run Red (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, obsessive quest, father daughter incest, serial killer, psychopath, gory, wilderness, survival, violence spree, danger, obsession, isolation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 189K
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: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 102K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, on the run, insanity, survival, quarantine, infected, chaos and mayhem, danger, small town, deadly virus, chaos, army ...
Place: iowa, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: survival, family in danger, home invasion, countryside, danger, vacation, stranger, psycho killer, suburbs, dealing with death, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: gory, betrayal, farm, domestic disturbance, vacation, rape, physicist, lodge, attempted murder, alcohol abuse, wilderness, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Walking Dead (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, zombie, apocalypse, supernatural, plague, future dystopia, chaos, vestiges of humanity, fear, danger, social decay, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 749
The Jungle (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Big cat conservationist LARRY BLACK and his film-maker brother BEN travel into the Indonesian jungle to find and document the rare and endangered Javan Leopard. As they travel deeper and deeper into the jungle they realise they are being stalked by ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, exciting, scenic ...
Plot: jungle, survival, deadly creature, danger, deadly, isolation, monster, confined, escapades
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, survival, small town, gory, isolation, winter, fear, sunrise, violence, brutality, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, bleak, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, chaos, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, survival, social decay, family in danger, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, human nature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.9
 727
Lost Signal (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: New Years Eve, 2004- Kevin Healy(Santos) and Tiffany Matthews(McCoy) head out to celebrate the New Year and a new beginning in their 7-year relationship. In the midst of the celebration the young couple decide to mark the occasion by experimenting ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: survival, danger, stalking, wilderness, mind game, family in danger, isolation, slasher, friendship, captivity, cons and scams, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 11K
Apocalypse (2011)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 2016 the sun has turned the entire world into a scorched and barren wasteland. The humans who have survived are either resourceful or violent, and sometimes both. Marie, her little sister Leonie, and best friend Phillip, are in a car headed to ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: survival, life is a bitch, ambush, heat, chase, fear, cannibalism, tunnel, locked in, chases and races, danger, escapades ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 4K
The Canyon (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A survival story about a honeymooning couple who get lost in the wide expanse of the Grand Canyon.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, deadly, desert, wilderness, dangerous animal, honeymoon, isolation, danger, escapades, couple relations, confined, tour guide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 15K
Backcountry (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple on a deep-wilderness hike become hopelessly lost within an aggressive black bear's territory.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: survival, in the woods, dangerous animal, camping, danger, isolation, couple relations, lost, bear attack, bear, blood, nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%