Movies like Viy

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Viy (2014)
 5.2
 5K
Viy (2014)
Original name: Вий
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Early 18th century. Cartographer Jonathan Green undertakes a scientific voyage from Europe to the East. Having passed through Transylvania and crossed the Carpathian Mountains, he finds himself in a small village lost in impassible woods. Nothing but chance and heavy fog could bring him to this cursed place. People who live here do not resemble any other people which the traveler saw before that. The villagers, having dug a deep moat to fend themselves from the rest of the world, share a naive belief that they could save themselves from evil, failing to understand that evil has made its nest in their souls and is waiting for an opportunity to gush out upon the world.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, atmospheric, exciting, serious, stylized
Plot: dark fantasy, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, church, good versus evil, deadly creature, witchcraft, escapades, religion versus science, remote village, folklore, superstition, adventurer, village, uncover truth, who done it, death of daughter, monster, mysticism, science, secret revealed, adventure, in the woods, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, europe

Most similar movies to Viy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and scary films with plots about danger, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, escapades, good versus evil and rivalry mostly in Fantasy, Adventure and Horror genres. Some movies like Viy: Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018), Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012), Sleepy Hollow (2013), Reign of the Gargoyles (2007), Revelation (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 6K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, dark fantasy, witch, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, surrealism, danger, church, escapades, supernatural ability, evil dead, priest ...
Place: ukraine, russia, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gogol. A Terrible Vengeance (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Soon after Gogol's death, Binh names him guilty for the deaths of the Cossacks and the young women at the hands of the Dark Horseman, since he was the one who ordered them to be hidden in the barn. Bomgart is unable to perform a post-mortem ...
Style: twists and turns, bloody, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: dark fantasy, magical, supernatural, gory, twists & turns, witch, adaptation, mysterious character, brutality, danger, good versus evil, victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 1K
Gogol. Viy (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mysterious Dark Horseman slays young girls near the village of Dikanka, and he has already butchered 11 ladies. Nikolai Gogol, a scribe from Saint Petersburg has to take charge of the investigation, but the closer he gets to solving the case, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, twists and turns
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, legends and myths, evil witch, imaginary, deadly creature, uncover truth, folklore, investigation, demon, church, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aladdin and the Death Lamp (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Aladdin the adventurer and his friend Ali accidentally uncover a lamp that contains a genie. But unlike the story we know, this genie does not grant three wonderful wishes. This genie destroys everything in its way by turning the keeper’s thoughts ...
Style: serious, exciting, disturbing, melancholic, light
Plot: genie, curses spells and rituals, adventure, wish come true, good versus evil, deadly, imaginary, supernatural, treasure hunt, heroes, rivalry, wizards and magicians ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 57K
Sleepy Hollow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, good versus evil, legends and myths, adventure, ghost, investigation, characters in danger, victim, escapades, investigator, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Reign of the Gargoyles (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During World War 2 a group of brave US Airmen are downed in Nazi controlled Europe, after their aircraft is attacked by Nazi-controlled mythological Gargoyles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense
Plot: world war two, heroic mission, daring rescue, supernatural, good versus evil, military, deadly creature, rivalry, adventure, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 2K
Revelation (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Since A.D. 50, a mysterious sacred artifact known as the Loculus has been at the center of a bloody clandestine war. Missing for a few hundred years, the puzzling relic has suddenly reappeared in the present day, bringing with it a terrible secret ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, miraculous event, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, destiny, good versus evil, danger, adventure, obsessive quest, chaos, treasure hunt ...
Time: ancient history, 50s, 13th century, 1st century, 18th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.6
 2K
The Hexer (2001)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Poland
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The TV series and the film were loosely based on Andrzej Sapkowski's book series The Witcher (Wiedźmin).
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, offbeat
Plot: legends and myths, adventure, supernatural ability, supernatural, heroes, good versus evil, danger, sword and sorcery, battles, magic, imaginary, escapades ...
Time: middle ages
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sinbad and the Minotaur (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sinbad, armed with rumors of ancient gold, finds himself sneaking into the desert camp of the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar. Hidden among the many relics is an ivory scroll case containing the logs of the pirate Captain Minos, which will lead Sinbad to the ...
Style: stylized, semi serious, captivating, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: adventure, folk hero, wizards and magicians, treasure hunt, deadly, danger, imaginary, good versus evil, escapades, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths ...
Place: europe, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Season of the Witch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 14th century Crusader returns with his comrade to a homeland devastated by the Black Plague. The Church commands the two knights to transport a witch to a remote abbey, where monks will perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspense, dark, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: knight, dark fantasy, gothic horror, legends and myths, supernatural, witch, good versus evil, monk, witchcraft, inquisition, curse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 245K
Van Helsing (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Romania
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster ...
Style: gothic, exciting, suspenseful, scary, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vampire, werewolf, adventure, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, vampire hunter, dark fantasy, heroes, human versus monster, good versus evil, deadly creature, dracula ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 15th century
Place: transylvania, europe, romania, rome italy, budapest hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beneath Still Waters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Studying under a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the leader of an upper class group invokes a supernatural force that slowly devours the village of Marienbad and its inhabitants, threatening to spread beyond its geographical limits. The mayor from ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, journalism, survival, rescue, ghost, escapades, danger, deadly, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Legend of the Red Reaper (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For a thousand years, the Reapers guarded mankind from the demons that wait in the dark. Now, at the beginning of a new age, the Reapers are betrayed and slaughtered. Only one Reaper remains - Red, and she's out to exact revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, captivating
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural romance, adventure, supernatural, save the world, good versus evil, forbidden love, betrayal, danger, rivalry, supernatural ability, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 72K
Seventh Son (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK, Canada, China
Duration: 102 min.
Story: John Gregory, who is a seventh son of a seventh son and also the local spook, has protected the country from witches, boggarts, ghouls and all manner of things that go bump in the night. However John is not young anymore, and has been seeking an ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: sword and sorcery, magic, supernatural ability, good versus evil, adventure, witch, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, demon, knight, master apprentice relationship ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rise of the Gargoyles (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Workers involuntarily release a gargoyle that proceeds to behead those who took her eggs (and some who didn't!).
Style: suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious
Plot: crimes, supernatural, church, ancient mystery, danger, curses spells and rituals, escapades, deadly, deadly creature, imaginary, chaos, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Crown and the Dragon (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a war-torn country that is plagued by a vicious dragon, Elenn, an arrogant, young noblewoman, accompanies her aunt on a mission to bring an ancient relic to the secret coronation of the rightful king.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, sincere, feel good
Plot: dragon, adventure, heroes, heroic mission, escapades, adventurer, wizards and magicians, imaginary, on the road, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mystics in Bali (1981)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Researching a book that takes her to Bali and the black magic cult of Leák, Cathy meets an evil witch which promises to train her in the dark arts. Tricked, Cathy is turned into a Penanggalan; a flying vampire with internal organs hanging from her ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, surreal, scary, tense ...
Plot: vampire, supernatural, save the lady, power relations, deal with the devil, save the day, danger, good versus evil, deadly, folklore, village, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
Place: indonesia, asia, bali
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.3
 47K
The Covenant (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.
Style: atmospheric, gothic, suspenseful, scary, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wizards and magicians, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, youth, good versus evil, teenager, supernatural, magic, chase, buddies, rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 17th century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 3.8
 1K
Witchville (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Prince Malachy returns to his father’s kingdom after the Crusades his first impression is that a bad harvest is the reason that the villagers are sick and hungry. But all is not as it seems and a stranger to the village, warns the new king ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, homecoming, rivalry, imaginary, escapades, danger, village, imaginary kingdom, save the kingdom ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 1K
Dark World (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Russia, the mystic student of linguistic Marina Leonova is in love with her boyfriend Artur. However, he blows her off and dates their schoolmate Vika. When their class travels to the countryside with their Professor Sergey Rudolfovich to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, mystery, imaginary, danger, female student, forest, witch, expedition, save the world, secret organization, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Dragon Pearl (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When teenagers JOSH (Louis Corbett) and LING (Li Lin Jin) join their respective parents, CHRIS (Sam Neill) and Dr LI (Wang Ji) on an archaeological dig in China they encounter something trapped beneath a temple beyond their wildest imagination. A ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, exciting, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: ancient mystery, legends and myths, adventure, heroic mission, teenage life, supernatural, child as adult, wish come true, imaginary, youth, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 2.6
 657
The Hobgoblin (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Once upon a time a god gave a mighty sword to the king of Aquiles to bring justice to his people. Now he wants it back - but the king rather gives his life than the sword. Goddess Dehamira, who spoke for him, is being taken all her privileges and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film
Plot: heroes, adventurer, escapades, good versus evil, imaginary, supernatural, danger, rivalry, adventure, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, dragon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ruslan and Ludmila (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film is based on the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin’s poem of the same name, which happens to be one of the most poetic and beautiful Russian fairy tales. In the midst of the wedding party of Prince Ruslan and Ludmila, daughter of a ...
Style: fairy tale, captivating, exciting, epic, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, heroic mission, rescue, love and romance, rivalry, escapades, adventure, legends and myths, wizards and magicians, family, danger ...
Time: middle ages
Place: finland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A noble warrior must battle dragons and demons while upholding his moral code as he covertly joins a group of villains to rescue his kidnapped father from Shathrax, the Mind Flayer, who threatens to destroy the world.
Style: serious, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: sword and sorcery, dragon, heroic mission, adventure, curses spells and rituals, wizards and magicians, supernatural, heroes, danger, imaginary, save the world, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Demon's Rook (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young boy named Roscoe finds a portal to another world where he is taught magic by an elder demon known as Dimwos. Dimwos raises the boy into manhood, revealing to him many secrets.
Style: suspenseful, scary, exciting, serious, offbeat ...
Plot: magic, demon, adventure, supernatural, experiment gone awry, parallel world, ancient mystery, heroes, escapades, danger, curses spells and rituals, portal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 52K
Night Watch (2004)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Among normal humans live the "Others" possessing various supernatural powers. They are divided up into the forces of light and the forces of the dark, who signed a truce several centuries ago to end a devastating battle. Ever since, the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, demons, witch, vampire, supernatural, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, russian, death, chosen one, danger, human becoming an animal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1992, 1990s ...
Place: russia, europe, eastern europe, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
SAGA: Curse of the Shadow (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A secret cabal, The Shadow, works to bring about the return of Goth Azul - the Undead God - in the rich world of SAGA, populated by elves, orcs, dwarves and dragons. A ruthless elven bounty huntress (Nemyt) shoots down the dragon ridden by the ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, elf, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, heroes, danger, battles, curses spells and rituals, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 6K
Thale (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Norwegian folklore turns out to be real when Leo and Elvis encounter a girl called Thale in a basement. A regular cleaning job turns into a struggle for survival, while they're trying to figure out what or who Thale is. Could Thale be a ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: in the woods, female nudity, deadly creature, legends and myths, supernatural, survival, confinement indoors, creature, danger, deadly, wrong place wrong time, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 1K
Soulkeeper (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two thieves (Rodney Rowland, Kevin Patrick Walls) compete with a madman in their search for an ancient relic which can create an army of evil souls.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, humorous, serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, demon, heroic mission, treasure hunt, supernatural, afterlife, deadly, danger, rivalry, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.7
 2K
The Ferryman (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Out on a dead calm ocean, in a thick fog, a group of tourists on a pleasure craft are about to cross paths with an ancient and terrible evil. Sharing the same ocean, a sick, dying old Greek man drifts alone on a stricken yacht. The Greek (John ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: ocean or sea, slasher, gory, supernatural, good versus evil, danger, imaginary, ghost, escapades, rivalry, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%