Movies like Bates Motel 1987

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Bates Motel (1987)
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Bates Motel (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex West is a man who roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After Bates' death, Alex finds that he is in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Bates' California hometown and with a little help from a teenage runaway, Willie, Alex struggles to re-open the motel for business, only to have strange things happen. Is someone trying to drive him away, or is the motel really haunted by the ghost of Norman's mother?
Style: anthology, twists and turns, tv series pilot
Plot: mental institution, ghost, church, male virgin, satire, renovation, motel, weirdo, last will and testament, electrocution, bulldozer, suicide note, bus station, inheritance, pilot, party, suicidal, supernatural, suicide attempt, cemetery, introvert, rock and roll, teenage boy, skeleton, female writer ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 1960s

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Most similar movies to Bates Motel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, scary, psychotronic and offbeat films with plots about ghost, supernatural, haunted house, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals and murder mostly in Comedy, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Bates Motel: Psycho Street (2011), Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015), The Spirit Is Willing (1967), Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016), Ghost Stories (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Psycho Street (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A psycho housewife (Tiffany Shepis) spins three tales of horror in this anthology.
Style: anthology
Plot: street life, nurse, child neglect, angel, ghost, doctor, drug addiction, psycho
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Dude Bro Party Massacre III (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico's frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother's murder at the hands of the serial killer known as ...
Plot: fraternity, party, massacre, frat party, house party, female serial killer, parody, revenge, twins, twin brother, masked killer, female killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Spirit Is Willing (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Ben and Kate Powell (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea, their son Steve (Barry Gordon) gets blamed for the destruction caused by three unruly ghosts. Another of 'exploitation king' William ...
Style: semi serious, scary, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, haunted house, teenager, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, missing child, fall in love, family in danger, domestic disturbance, family problems, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: 60s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spends a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeists, ghosts, ghouls, and zombies while keeping a watchful eye on a group of misbehaving teens.
Style: semi serious, feel good, scary, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: halloween, zombie, ghost, teenager, haunted house, poltergeist, group of teenagers, trick or treating, halloween party, ghost story, fraternity, ghosts ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 31K
Ghost Stories (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Professor Phillip Goodman devotes his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans. His skepticism soon gets put to the test when he receives news of three chilling and inexplicable cases -- disturbing visions in an ...
Style: anthology, enigmatic, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, journalist, car accident, religion, dishonesty, teenage boy, storytelling, twists & turns, satan, violence, character study, crucifix ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Harold and Maude (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is ...
Style: cult film, dark humor, touching, humorous, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, suicide attempt, suicide, older woman younger man relationship, obsession, coming of age, death, depression, misfit, elderly, youth, funeral ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Philippines
Story: Shake, Rattle and Roll 14 : The Invasion is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Chito S. Roño. The film stars an ensemble casts including Janice de Belen, Herbert Bautista, Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Paulo Avelino, Martin Escudero and ...
Style: anthology, tense, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: last will and testament, ghost, inheritance, soldier, alien, cave, insect, uncle, jungle, end of the world, chase, haunted house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.5
 13K
Inside No. 9 (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology of darkly comic twisted tales, each one taking place behind a door marked 'number 9'.
Style: anthology, surreal, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, under the surface, surprising revelation, odd, haunted house, british humour, indoor, teacher, surrealism
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Tales of the Third Dimension (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This movie is made-up of three tales, the first one is, "Young Blood" it is about a married pair of vampires who adopt a child. In "The Guardians," a pair of avaricious grave robbers make a terrible mistake when they visit the ...
Style: anthology, psychotronic
Plot: vampire, christmas, foster child, supernatural power, skeleton, terror, werewolf, supernatural, grave robber, murder, grave, adoption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Ghost Team One (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two roommates deathly afraid of ghosts both fall in love with a girl who believes their home is haunted.
Style: not serious, humorous, scary, horror spoof
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, buddies, deadly, parody, danger, exorcism, rivalry, friends, filmmaking, haunted house, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: satire, split personality, dangerous animal, gays and lesbians, deadly, danger, graphic violence, mental illness, store, clinic, switching roles, disorder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.9
 100
Playhouse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After years hiding in the shadows, the ancient ghosts of an old Pittsburgh theater make their presence known once again.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, scary, semi serious
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, deadly, crimes, goofy hero, disorder, haunted house, gory, theater, zombie, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 920
Another Evil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After encountering a ghost in his family's vacation home, Dan and his wife Mary hire an "industrial-grade exorcist" named Os to get rid of the beings.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: ghost, artist, haunted house, ghost hunter, exorcism, supernatural, old dark house, curses spells and rituals, exorcist, beer, stripper, cottage ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
House of the Damned (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A woman uses witchcraft to try to steal her daughter's youth.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: ghost, zombie, wizards and magicians, curses spells and rituals, crimes, deadly, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, race against time, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Where Got Ghost? (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Singapore
Duration: 102 min.
Story: "Where Got Ghost?" is a Horror-Comedy Chinese Movie. 3-in-1 Horror tales told in a good old comedy fashion.
Style: not serious, scary, humorous, bleak
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, danger, silly humor, death by strangulation, imaginary, strangulation, dead soldier
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Gas! -Or- It Became Necessary to Destroy the World in Order to Save It. (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A gas is let loose upon the world that kills anyone over 25 years old.
Style: cynical, biting, futuristic, offbeat, humorous ...
Plot: catastrophe, satire, rock, pregnancy, end of the world, concert, profanity, political unrest, future dystopia, on the road, apocalypse, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: texas, new mexico, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Derwin and Derick, Neo-Nazis, plan to commit a school shooting and kill themselves after a sick joke by the school jocks.
Style: dark humor, cynical, biting, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, high school, vengeance, murder, investigation, youth, social decay, teenage life, high school life, child in peril, kids in trouble, silly humor ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Sleeping Car (1990)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jason (David Naughton) moves into an abandoned train car where he resurrects the vicious ghost of his landlady's dead husband... The Mister. After some near-fatal encounters with the violent specter he seeks local exorcist Vincent Tuttle (Kevin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary
Plot: train, supernatural, ghost, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, heist, alcohol abuse, college, curses spells and rituals, drug abuse, human becoming an animal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Boneyard Collection (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A quirky anthology, consisting of four separate short films connected by host segments. The first one, BOOGIE WITH THE UNDEAD, has an all girl rock band booked to play a gig in a town overrun by flesh-eating zombies. In the second one, THE ...
Style: anthology
Plot: witch, vampire, devil, rock band, mummy, zombie, castle, lingerie, werewolf, coffin, virgin, dracula ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Stupid Teenagers Must Die! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: It's the 1980's and a group of typical horror movie high school kids are getting together to hold a séance in a haunted house. Naturally, people start dying preposterously bloody deaths, girls are getting naked for no apparent reason and ...
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, brutal, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, parody, slasher, zombie, ghost, youth, supernatural, deadly, danger, haunted house, teenage life, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Reflections of Evil (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Julie, a teen who died from a PCP overdose in the early '70s searches from beyond the grave for her younger brother Bob who now in the '90s is an obese watch seller suffering with sucrose intolerance.
Style: surreal, serious, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: drug abuse, mental illness, obsession, afterlife, supernatural, ghost, teenage life, reincarnation, terrorism, siblings relations, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 22K
House (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A girl invites her six friends to spend summer vacation with her at her aunt’s house in the countryside. However, the girls don’t know the aunt’s secret......
Style: humorous, offbeat, stylized, not serious, experimental ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, satire, death, house, teenage girl, cat, deadly, confined, imaginary, youth, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.9
 2K
The Hearse (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A schoolteacher moves into her deceased aunt’s house in a small Californian town, and is harassed by unfriendly locals and a mysterious hearse.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, small town, woman in danger, stalking, occult, possession, on the run, supernatural ability, gory, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The House on Pine Street (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A psychological horror about a young woman coping with an unwanted pregnancy after moving into a seemingly haunted house.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: haunted house, pregnant woman, relocation, neighbor, paranormal activity, exorcism, danger, demonic possession, ghost, fear, supernatural, evil ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.3
 125K
The Lost Boys (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mother and her two teenage sons move to a seemingly nice and quiet small coastal California town yet soon find out that it's overrun by bike gangs and vampires. A couple of teenage friends take it upon themselves to hunt down the vampires ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: vampire, small town, goth, teenage life, supernatural, gang, comics, secret hideout, amusement park, brother brother relationship, boardwalk, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 2K
Buzzard (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Paranoia forces small-time scam artist Marty to flee his hometown and hide out in a dangerous Detroit. With nothing but a pocket full of bogus checks, his Power Glove, and a bad temper, the horror metal slacker lashes out.
Style: dark humor, cynical, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: slacker, workplace, crimes, workplace situations, cons and scams, satire, psychopath, basement, violence, cheating, con artists, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 700
Hysterical (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Frederic Lansing (Bill Hudson) is a writer who hopes to find inspiration while vacationing in Hellview, Oregon; however, the lighthouse in which he's staying is haunted by the ghost of Venetia (Julie Newmar), who had killed herself 100 years ...
Style: humorous, not serious, scary, horror spoof, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, investigation, parody, supernatural, possession, lighthouse, losing-it hero, haunted by the past, reincarnation, vengeance, danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A corpse has 24 hours to mastermind a good deed without leaving his crypt, to go "up there" and have his youth restored.
Style: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, psychotronic
Audience: date night
Plot: seance, ghost, bikini, rock, supernatural, danger, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, couples, righting the wronged, silly humor, afterlife ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Paranormal Movie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man, long haunted by the paranormal, captures on camera the horror and hilarity he and his beautiful girlfriend encounter after moving into a new home.
Style: not serious, horror spoof, humorous, toilet humor, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, silly humor, goofy hero, supernatural, danger, haunted house, disorder, ghost, farce, paranormal phenomena, pop culture, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 203
Ted & Venus (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ted is a 1970s Venice Beach poet who spends his days drifting along the boardwalk, reciting his poetry to anyone who will listen. His life changes when a striking bikini-clad beauty named Linda strolls by him. Instantly, Ted believes he's found ...
Plot: prison sex, murder, party, restaurant, exercise, motel, champagne, strobe light, vomiting, sex, lapd, wheelchair ...
Place: venice beach california, pacific ocean, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%