Movies like The Ex 2021

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The Ex (2021)
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The Ex (2021)
Original name: Бывшая
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The story of how social networks and instant messengers are changing the life of a modern person. It has been several years since a 16-year-old teenager posted a photo of his girlfriend in the general chat, hoping to boast to friends. Now he has a happy adult life: work, friends, fiance Katya, who is about to become his wife. But the Internet makes you remember teenage love, after which a chain of inexplicable mystical events occurs with the future wife of a young man. The girl receives mysterious messages from her fiance's past. Because of them, her life turns into a nightmare.
Style: mystical, enigmatic, captivating, suspense
Plot: ghost, ex girlfriend, murder, nightmare, mysticism, haunted by the past, confronting the past, supernatural, social network, mystery, supernatural power, relationship problems, dark past, tragic past, social media, death

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Most similar movies to The Ex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about ghost, supernatural, murder, danger, supernatural power, haunted house and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ex: Lizzie (2012), The Haunting of Alice D (2014), Glimpse (2006), We Go On (2016), Sin-de-rel-la (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 2.5
 805
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, supernatural, danger, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Haunting of Alice D (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In the late 1890s the Davenport House was a famous and successful brothel, until a young prostitute named Alice killed herself there. After her death, the brothel became haunted by Alice's ghost, and was eventually abandoned. More than a ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, prostitute, curse, supernatural, haunted house, party, brothel, evil spirit, danger, murder, haunted by the past, reconstruction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 54
Glimpse (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Morten is a young medical student who's Japanese girlfriend dies under mysterious circumstances. When strange things begin to happen around him, he tries to find out who she really was. He discovers that her family is haunted by a curse, a ...
Style: psychotronic, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: supernatural, curse, father son relationship, ghost, nightmare, good versus evil, able to see the dead, supernatural power, fear, death, hospital, elevator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 4K
We Go On (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WE GO ON tells the story of one man's quest to find out if there is more out there after we die. Paralyzed by his fear of dying, Miles Grissom offers a cash reward to the first person who can show him a ghost, an angel, a demon anything that ...
Style: bleak, suspense, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural power, murder, ghost, pursuit, fear of death, medium, supernatural, chase, life after death
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Sin-de-rel-la (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Though having never once in her life seen her father, Hyun-soo has never felt his absense, as there is a perfect mother for her. Her mother is also a renowned plastic surgeon, so she is never lonely, surrounded by girls who want beauty consultations ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, darkroom, mystery, obsession, legends and myths, deadly, supernatural, family problems, family relations, murder, nightmare, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.0
 183
The Vault (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Housed inside a vault in the basement of an abandoned school lurks an evil that has been locked away for over a hundred years. When a teacher and 5 students visit the school to archive any memorabilia before it's torn down, they mistakenly free ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, slavery, supernatural power, supernatural, student, evil spirit, urban setting, mystery, pursuit, blood, death, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
4 Horror Tales - February 29 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which pays a bloodstained ticket fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells her that 12 years earlier a prisoner transport vehicle caused a ...
Style: suspense, bleak, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, curse, ghost, murder mystery, revenge, strange person, nightmare, hallucination, surrealism, evil, violence, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Behind the Wall (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In this chilling, atmospheric thriller, Katelyn (Lindy Booth) seeks answers about the brutal murder that claimed her mother's life 20 years ago in the lighthouse where they lived, a crime for which her grief-and-guilt-crazed father has long ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: ghost, murder, supernatural, deadly, rivalry, danger, dark secret, demonic possession, haunted by the past, spirit, priest, death of mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.7
 975
Apt. (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Se-jin, a lonely department store employee, moves into a high-rise apartment building. One day she notices that the lights in the windows of the building opposite all start to mysteriously flicker at exactly 9:56pm. She begins to suspect that these ...
Style: suspense, bleak, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: voyeurism, murder mystery, murder, ghost, terror, nightmare, apartment, riddles and clues, apartment building, mysterious woman, surrealism, elevator shaft ...
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Wraith (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Style: psychotronic, suspense, scary, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: murder, death, supernatural, ghost, supernatural power, torment, dead, haunted house, supernatural horror, house
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Secrets of the Summer House (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosting a new exhibit, artist Nikki Wickersham, (Lindsay Price) and her husband George Wickersham, (David Jones) are called out to Maine to sort through his father's belongings after he dies. Arriving there to find they've inherited an ...
Style: captivating, tense, mystical, suspense, disturbing
Plot: ghost, paranormal activity, getting home, mysticism, lawyer, dark past, tragic past, house for sale, haunted house, childhood home, paranormal, home renovation ...
Place: boston, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 2.6
 158
19 Doors (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a producer suggests that screenwriter Grace Mitchel pen a horror story set in an old hotel, the lond-abandoned Lyndora seems theperfect inspiration. The turn-of-the-century hotel is known for its rough and seedy past - the doors to its rooms ...
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspense, scary
Plot: ghost, writers, psychic, ghost child, abandoned hotel, possession, murder, paranormal phenomena, insanity, mystery, hanged man, literary agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 3K
The Djinn (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A mute boy is trapped in his apartment with a sinister monster when he makes a wish to fulfill his heart’s greatest desire.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, mystical, tense
Plot: trapped, wish come true, boy, supernatural horror, supernatural power, mysticism, deathtrap, supernatural, wish fulfillment, desire, human versus monster, monster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.3
 589
I Am ZoZo (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: I Am ZoZo is a psychological thriller about five young people who play with a Ouija board on Halloween and attract the attention of a malevolent demon. The film is based on real experiences with an ancient and malevolent spirit called ZoZo that ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, paranormal, spirit, ouija board, halloween, curses spells and rituals, danger, buddies, island, violence, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.2
 334
House of Bad (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Yearning to break free from their sordid pasts, three sisters unite for a simple plan: steal enough drugs to set themselves up for a new life. But when the eldest sister Teig decides they're going to hide out in their old, abandoned family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, realistic
Plot: ghost, survival, starting over, family relations, drug dealing, crimes, on the run, supernatural, supernatural power, murder, haunted house, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.6
 621
Sacrifice (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Isaac and his pregnant wife visit a remote Norwegian village to claim an unexpected inheritance. The couple finds themselves caught in a nightmare when they encounter a sinister cult that worships a sea-dwelling deity.
Style: mysterious, mystical, captivating, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: cult, occult, family secret, inheritance, mystery, secret past, dark past, supernatural horror, homecoming, mysticism, supernatural, religions or cults ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.5
 572
Deadly Still (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of friends decide to spend a weekend together at a country house, but an unexpected accident forces them to stop at a strange and remote estate. In this abandoned and eerie place, a rare antique camera is discovered. Slowly the camera ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: death, murder, danger, youth, mysticism, brutality, photograph, blood, beautiful scenery
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Closed for the Season (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, amusement park, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, theme park, supernatural, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, evil clown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 3.1
 149
The Forest (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, vengeance, danger, supernatural, urban legend, profanity, rivalry, deadly, in the woods, violence, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, mount fuji, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 545
Stickman (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The thing that waits under your bed, hides in the closet, stalks your dreams… is waiting for you. At least Emma Wright knew that at the age of 7 when she was wrongly accused of murdering her sister. Emma knew it was the Stickman. After years of ...
Style: serious, melancholic, intense, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Plot: monster, nightmare, paranormal activity, danger, life is a bitch, supernatural ability, poltergeist, ghosts, lone hero, psychologist, hysteria, ghost ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, danger, haunted house, investigation, nightmare, twin brother, murder, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 2K
The Unspoken (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In 1997 the close-knit Anderson family vanished from their home without a trace. No bodies were ever found and no explanation satisfied curiosity. For 17 years the house has remained undisturbed...until now. This eerily expert frightener is further ...
Style: suspense, scary, psychological, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, death, family in danger, haunted by the past, sibling relationship, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, evil force ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, year 1997
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 65K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological, gothic horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, supernatural horror, afterlife, boarding school, investigation, fear, haunted by the past, teacher, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Come Play With Me (2021)
Genre: Horror
Country: Mexico
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Sofia, an insecure young woman, begins babysitting two troublesome siblings that turn her job into a complete living hell. That is until a devilish presence starts messing with the trio and they must band together to fight the demon away.
Style: mystical, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: haunted house, ghost, doll, toys, baby, maid, evil doll, supernatural horror, poltergeist, supernatural, mysticism, killer doll ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 2K
Dreamkatcher (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Gail is forced to come to terms with Josh, her new stepson, at a remote country home. After stealing an evil talisman from a mysterious neighbor, Josh has sinister dreams of his dead mother, who commands Josh to murder Gail. When Josh's dad ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, scary, psychological
Plot: nightmare, evil spirit, widower, boy, waking up from a nightmare, nightmare comes true, recurring nightmare, psychologist, child protagonist, mysterious event, ghost, getting home ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Haunted Village (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A salt storehouse near the sea may be haunted. A penniless ex-con dies a gristly death in a house he can ill afford. The detectives assigned the case are Min, newly reinstated after a suspension, and Lee, a new transfer from forensics. Min has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, afterlife, mystery, crimes, rivalry, supernatural, danger, sexual abuse, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 3K
They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, mystery, couples, danger, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, grudge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ghosts of War (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of World War II American soldiers encounter a supernatural enemy as they occupy a French castle previously under Nazi control.
Style: mystical, twist ending, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wartime, world war two, supernatural, mystery, mysticism, ghosts, fear, curse, ghost, intrigue, dark secret, danger ...
Time: year 1944
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bunshinsaba: Ouija Board (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts a curse on the four girls tormenting them through a Ouija ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: curse, ghost, vengeance, ouija board, youth, danger, supernatural, rivalry, deadly, mute or deaf, curses spells and rituals, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, isolation, fear, murder, psychotherapy, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%