Movies like The Hole in the Ground

If you like "The Hole in the Ground" you are looking for atmospheric, bleak and dark movies about / with forest, doppelganger, boy, house, son, paranoia and obsession themes of Drama, Horror and Mystery genre shot in Ireland or UK.
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The Hole in the Ground (2019)
 5.6
 16K
The Hole in the Ground (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Ireland, UK, Belgium, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Trying to escape her broken past, Sarah O’Neill is building a new life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. A terrifying encounter with a mysterious neighbour shatters her fragile security, throwing Sarah into a spiralling nightmare of paranoia and mistrust, as she tries to uncover if the disturbing changes in her little boy are connected to an ominous sinkhole buried deep in the forest that borders their home.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, suspenseful, macabre, ambiguous ending, fairy tale, psychotronic, sinister
Plot: forest, doppelganger, boy, house, son, paranoia, obsession, insanity, pit, mother son relationship, nightmare, small town, city, mistrust, sinkhole, monster, single mother, body horror, overalls, only child, goblin, creature

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Most similar movies to The Hole in the Ground

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, bleak, psychological and serious films with plots about paranoia, insanity, supernatural, hallucination, danger, obsession and mental illness mostly in Drama, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Hole in the Ground: Hagazussa (2017), Eli (2019), They Look Like People (2015), Saint Maud (2019), Pit and the Pendulum (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hagazussa (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The dark legend of the young woman Albrun and her struggle to preserve her own sanity, and tries to explore the fine line between ancient magic, faith and madness at a time when pagan beliefs in witches and nature spirits spread fear and terror in ...
Style: bleak, rough, scenic
Audience: student film
Plot: witch, superstition, forest, paranoia, cabin in the woods, illness, recluse, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, society, curse, countryside ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: europe, alps
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100%
 5.7
 29K
Eli (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A boy named Eli with a rare autoimmune disorder is confined to a special experimental clinic for his treatment. He soon begins experiencing supernatural forces, turning the supposedly safe facility into a haunted prison for him and his fellow ...
Style: twist ending, macabre, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: evil child, antichrist, disease, allergy, child protagonist, treatment, telekinesis, little boy, demon, danger, house, family ...
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100%
They Look Like People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, demons, demon, secrets, twists & turns, unlikely friendships, psychology, insanity, obsession, socks ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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57%
 6.9
 9K
Saint Maud (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having recently found God, self-effacing young nurse Maud arrives at a plush home to care for Amanda, a hedonistic dancer left frail from a chronic illness. When a chance encounter with a former colleague throws up hints of a dark past, it becomes ...
Style: psychological, suspense, bleak, disturbing, scary
Plot: obsession, nurse, terminal illness, loneliness, nightmare, cancer, nervous breakdown, supernatural, danger, mental illness, insanity, isolation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Francis Barnard goes to Spain, when he hears his sister Elizabeth has died. Her husband Nicholas Medina, the son of the most brutal torturer of the Spanish Inquisition, tells him she has died of a blood disease, but Francis finds this hard to ...
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: gothic horror, spanish inquisition, castle, buried alive, insanity, investigation, vengeance, crimes, religions or cults, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 15th century, 16th century, middle ages, 14th century, 1500s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 198K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, scary, macabre, tense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, danger, family in danger, supernatural, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, ghost, dark fantasy, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Other Side of Sleep (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Ireland, Netherlands, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Loosely inspired by the director’s own memory of a girl’s disappearance from her village, the film follows Arlene (Antonia Campbell-Hughes), a young factory worker living alone in a rural Irish community.
Style: tense, surreal, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, who done it, crimes, amateur detective, insomnia, small town, paranoia, corpse, funeral, sleepwalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
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52%
 7.4
 92K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nervous breakdown, delusion, nightmare, fear, family relations, dreams, insanity, sanity, obsession, construction worker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 3.2
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The Big Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: As a broken woman obsessed with revenge desperately searches for the monster who destroyed her family, she unexpectedly finds herself in a surreal and frightening world.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, surreal, tense, captivating ...
Plot: zombie, revenge, witch, werewolf, danger, mystery, obsession, supernatural, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 169K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, mystery, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 73K
Audition (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training.
Style: scary, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, sadism, torture, psychopath, murder, ballet, mentally unstable, gory, violence, perversion, obsession, audition ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Spirits of the Dead (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his producers fawn over him. "Metzengerstein" ...
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: obsession, destiny, haunted by the past, ghost, actor's life, pardon, ferrari, catholic, desire, army, redemption, supernatural ...
Time: middle ages
Place: rome italy, europe, england, italy, britain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 6K
Images (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Schizophrenic housewife, engulfed by terrorizing apparitions, kills off each, unknowing if these demons are merely figments of her hallucinatory imagination or part of reality.
Style: stylized, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, schizophrenia, delusion, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, love and romance, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 8K
Come Play (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, enigmatic, psychotronic ...
Plot: autism, supernatural, monster, imaginary friend, hallucination, parents and children, demon, attempted murder, evil force, husband wife relationship, paranoia, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, scary, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, hallucination, insanity, disappearance, investigation, neo noir, paranoia, h.p. lovecraft, police brutality, violence, gory, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.4
 903K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, stephen king, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, ghost, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 697
Lost Child (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An army veteran who returns home to the Ozarks finds an abandoned young boy in the woods, and as she searches for clues to the boy's identity, discovers the local folklore about a spirit, which comes in the form of a child.
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: female protagonist, love interest, paranoia, estranged brother, post traumatic stress disorder, feral child, superstition, forest, missing child, lost child, folklore, female soldier
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 170K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, mathematics, code, rabbi, obsession, alienation, surveillance, neighbor, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.3
 26K
The Resident (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, danger, landlord, psychopath, voyeurism, hidden camera, confined, undressing, paranoia, deception, rapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Girl on the Third Floor (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.
Style: suspense, macabre, scary, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ghost, paranormal phenomena, mysticism, danger, death, supernatural, revenge, haunted house, redemption, family, brutality, murder ...
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48%
 6.6
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Mother! (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: psychological, macabre, disturbing, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: surrealism, symbolism, pregnant woman, brutality, uninvited guest, nightmare, cult, poet, death of son, baby, vandalism, nameless character ...
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48%
 5.8
 2K
The Pit (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twelve year-old Jamie Benjamin is a solitary misunderstood boy in his preteens. His classmates pick on him, his neighbors think he's weird and his parents ignore him. But now Jamie has a secret weapon: deep in the woods he has discovered a deep ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, offbeat ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, danger, killer child, mystery, supernatural, violence spree, rivalry, supernatural power, mental illness, teddy bear, revenge ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
 26K
Possession (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and ...
Style: surreal, psychological, atmospheric, controversial, mind bending ...
Plot: hysteria, obsession, perversion, monster, sexual perversion, family problems, supernatural, infidelity, marriage crisis, insanity, surrealism, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, europe, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 7.3
 42K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, twins, obsession, insanity, body horror, addiction, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, family relations, doctors and patients, murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, year 1988, year 1954, 80s ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Wolf Hour (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Once a known counterculture figure, June E. Leigh now lives in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment during the incendiary '77 Summer of Sam. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weaknesses, her insular universe ...
Style: surreal, psychological, gothic, mysterious, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, serial murder, insanity, mental illness, fear, pursuit, obsession, losing-it hero, family problems, crumbling marriage, subconscious, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1977
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Newly released from a mental ward, Jessica hopes to return to life the way it was before her nervous breakdown. But when Jessica moves to a country house with her husband and a close friend, she finds a mysterious girl living in there who may or may ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious, low-budget ...
Plot: vampire, ghost, zombie, murder, haunted by the past, haunted house, hippie, paranoia, mental institution, drowning, life is a bitch, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ghoulish Count Dracula lures a naive estate agent, Jonathan Harker, to his decaying Transylvanian castle with the promise of easy money. But when he spies a portrait of the man's beautiful young wife Lucy, the vampire becomes obsessed and sets ...
Style: gothic, bleak, scary, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, blood, immortality, small town, surrealism, palaces castles and temples, hidden identity, supernatural, danger, deadly, deadly creature, plague ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: romania, transylvania, bulgaria, europe, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
I Trapped the Devil (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.
Style: twists and turns, enigmatic, scary, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: deal with the devil, fear, suspicion, family in danger, evil, family bonds, isolation, devil, blood, hallucination, paranoia, crying man ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 199
Malady (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: To fulfill the last wish of her deceased mother, grieving Holly seeks out love and finds it in Matthew; their relationship swiftly becomes very close and all-encompassing. After receiving the news of Matthew’s ailing mother, both arrive to provide ...
Style: dark, bleak, rough, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, dark past, dark secret, surrealism, loss of mother, dark heroine, love, death, christmas, religion, ritual, love story ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Creature from Black Lake (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men exploring the Louisiana swamps run into a Bigfoot-type creature.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: search, hillbilly, sasquatch, student, redneck, small town, road trip, swamp, underwater, forest, lake, bigfoot ...
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%