Movies like The Forest 2016

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The Forest (2016)
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The Forest (2016)
Original name: ป่า
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A new teacher arrives at a small village in rural Thailand. He has just left the monkhood and has taken a job at the local school in a quest to discover life outside the monastery. He finds that one of his pupils is a mute girl who is being bullied by the other children in the class. Both the teacher and the girl must face the challenges and cruelties of the real world. The girl retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the forest with a strange wild boy. The teacher struggles to bring her back, whilst at the same time himself questioning the world of reality. The worlds of fantasy and reality clash with tragic consequences.
Plot: school, ghost, cave, forest, children, bullying, fire, axe, new teacher
Place: thailand

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Most similar movies to The Forest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and atmospheric films with plots about ghost, supernatural, forest, supernatural power, children, blood and death mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Forest: P (2005), The Sweet House of Horrors (1989), Silver Heads (1999), Time of Her Life (2005), Lost Creek (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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P (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Whilst growing up in rural Thailand, a young orphan girl is taught the ways of magic by her grandmother. But when grandmother falls sick, Dau is lured to Bangkok to find work so that she can buy medicine. She finds herself working in a go-go bar, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, asian horror ...
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, grandmother granddaughter relationship, witch, revenge, prostitute, loner, grandmother, supernatural ability, evil spirit, danger ...
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
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The Sweet House of Horrors (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A murdered couple return from the beyond to care for their two young children, as well as seek revenge against their killer, accept their children's step parents, and try to prevent their house from being sold.
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, scary, surprise ending
Plot: haunted by the past, haunted house, ghost, masked man, supernatural power, husband wife relationship, murder, violence, brutality, surrealism, children, suspicion ...
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Silver Heads (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The necrorealist science fiction plot involves a team of scientists attempting to cross a human being with a tree, and a special unit dispatched to hunt down the zombie-like mutants created in a previous, failed experiment
Plot: scientist, forest, biology, television, suicide, experiment, children
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Time of Her Life (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two ghosts, separated by time, who have roamed the grounds of a historic English mansion, searching for each other are brought together by Ally (LAURA PENNEYCARD), a photography student who is experiencing dreams she can't explain and Emmett ...
Plot: ghost, time travel, love
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Lost Creek (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As they approach the end of childhood, three elementary school kids must brave the woods on Halloween to face a monster born from their nightmares.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, bleak, psychotronic ...
Plot: ghost, basement, halloween, ghost girl, monster, forest, supernatural power, murder, killings, paranormal phenomena, rescue, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Queen of Spades (1982)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hermann is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army. He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself. One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess. Many years ago, in France, she ...
Plot: card playing, gambling, ghost, secret, card game, greed
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, escapades, heroes, secret identity, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 1900s, 12th century ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Wicked Little Things (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: zombie, zombie child, small town life, parents and children, small town, missing person, deadly, danger, mother daughter relationship, ghost, nightmare, teenage girl ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
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Gaia (2021)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a surveillance mission in a primordial forest, a park ranger encounters two survivalists following a post-apocalyptic lifestyle. The boy and his philosophical father seem to have their own religion, and a mysterious relationship to nature. There ...
Style: mystical, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: forest, cult, survival horror, supernatural horror, recluse, supernatural, supernatural being, supernatural power, occult, religious cult, mysticism, religions or cults ...
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Schalcken the Painter (1979)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Can Schalcken save his love, Rose, from the clutches of a ghastly suitor before it is too late?
Style: psychotronic, gothic horror
Plot: painter, ghost, dead bird, teacher student relationship, uncle niece relationship, arranged marriage, portrait painting, pipe smoking, church, painting, apprentice, skull ...
Time: 17th century
Place: netherlands
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Witchcraft vs. Curse (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Story: Hung is disappointed when her man, Yuk Lung, becomes engaged to pretty Pai Lin. Hung and her scheming mother engage a sorcerer, Ko Yin Yau, to place a spell on him. Yuk Lung becomes possessed by the Adultery Ghost, and he leaves Pai Lin in the ...
Plot: blonde woman, witchcraft, nipples visible through clothing, shower scene, sex scene, sorcerer, extramarital affair, blonde, bare breasts, adultery, female full frontal nudity, exotic dancer
Place: thailand
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Ramdhanu-The Rainbow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mitali was a worried mother. This time, once again, her 5 year old son Gogol had failed to pass the admission test in a reputed school. Mitali was determined to get her son admitted into a reputed school. Gogol loved the song of birds, the flight of ...
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Tarot (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman uses her grandmother's tarot cards to find her missing boyfriend.
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Place: the philippines
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57%
Birth of a Nation (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A new teacher at a highly problematic comprehensive school feels that corporal punishment may just be inflaming the problems, and so begins to campaign against it.
Plot: school, corporal punishment, juvenile delinquent, sex education, riot, teacher, education, classroom, children, bullying, profanity
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56%
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Palunku (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Story: Monichan shifts to the city from his village to provide better education to his children. But will things go as planned?
Plot: children, child abuse, village, money lender, lottery, school, literacy, city, family relations
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
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Plot: apartment building, exorcism, ghost, medical student, pursuit, abortion, hairdresser, revenge, female ghost, vengeful ghost, rape and revenge, female protagonist ...
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Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
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Children of the Mist (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Dark (2018)
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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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
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46%
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The Haunted (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When the Smurl family moves into a duplex, they find out it's haunted.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic
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Tale of Tales (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, to two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, these tales are inspired by the fairytales by Giambattista Basile.
Style: dark fantasy, disturbing, surreal, stylized, fairy tale ...
Plot: witch, violence, medieval, circus, magic, imagination, fantasy world, obsession, castle, ogre, twins, greed ...
Time: 17th century
Place: italy, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Banana Spirit (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Francis Ng stars as Chic, who helps his friend Che, a Taoist ghostbuster, with various assignments. They both owe gambling debts to the nasty mobster Rabid Hsiung, so they're in desperate need of money, leading them to take on a request from ...
Plot: womanizer, love, falling in love, fire, spirit, ghost, female stockinged legs, friendship, pantyhose, fall in love
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45%
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Leonor (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Horror
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Richard is a medieval nobleman. After his first wife dies in an accident and is buried in the family vault, he remarries and has children by his second wife. A mad longing for his first wife Leonor comes over him, and he sells his soul to the devil ...
Style: gothic horror
Plot: vampire, insanity, castle, supernatural power, deal with the devil, storage unit, medieval, love, ghost, murder, husband wife relationship, accident ...
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45%
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Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, curse, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, vortex ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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43%
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
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43%
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Dorm (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When 12-year-old Ton transfers to an all-boys boarding school, he's taunted by his peers and terrified by their tales about the ghosts that inhabit the school. Ton is utterly miserable -- until he befriends a mysterious fellow pupil.
Style: touching, bleak, serious, scary
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, ghost, coming of age, rescue, nightmare, little boy, boarding school, guilt, drowning, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Meridian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Catherine Bomarzini returns to the family castle in Italy after her father's death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man who is at times repulsive, at others enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes ...
Style: gothic, sexy, atmospheric, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: monster rape, curse, ghost, afterlife, monster, castle, woman in danger, supernatural, mystery, human becoming an animal, fall in love, destiny ...
Place: italy, europe
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43%