Movies like The Believers

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The Believers (1987)
 6.1
 7K
The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, tense, suspenseful, bloody, intense, serious, slasher, gothic ...
Plot: cult, ritual, supernatural, voodoo, child in peril, religion, murder, investigation, macabre, brutality, torture, ritual murder, family relations, religions or cults, female nudity, satanic cult, death, occult, father son relationship, magic, spider, police, hospital, sacrifice, catastrophe ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, minneapolis minnesota

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Most similar movies to The Believers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, psychological, suspenseful and serious films with plots about brutality, suspense, murder, supernatural, dialogue, police investigation and macabre mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Believers: The Skeleton Key (2005), Angel Heart (1987), God Told Me To (1976), Lord of Illusions (1995), Apostle (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, gothic, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, plot twist, occult, voodoo, witchcraft, supernatural horror, twists and turns, suspense, ritual, black magic, macabre, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 91K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, sexy, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: investigation, devil, voodoo, twists and turns, private detective, satan, missing person, amnesia, incest, supernatural, suspense, sex with father ...
Time: 50s, year 1955, 20th century, year 1918, year 1943 ...
Place: new orleans, southern usa, new york, louisiana, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
God Told Me To (1976)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, cult, murder, alien, occult, macabre, life & death, mysterious character, introspection, supernatural, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, neo noir, dark, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, magic, investigation, supernatural, faked death, occult, violence, desert, fanatic, cult, demon, magician ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982
Place: los angeles, new york, mojave desert, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 55K
Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Style: scary, slasher, splatter, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: religion, ransom, cult, suspense, church, murder, father daughter relationship, violence, evil cult, vampire, torture, brutality ...
Time: victorian era, 90s, 20th century
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bless the Child (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Maggie's sister Jenna saddles her with an autistic newborn named Cody she touches Maggie's heart and becomes the daughter she has always longed for. But six years later Jenna suddenly re-enters her life and, with her mysterious new ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, intense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, good versus evil, murder, suspense, kidnapping, chase, satanism, religions or cults, save the world, apocalypse, custody ...
Time: 90s, year 1999
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: slasher, disturbing, scary, bloody, controversial ...
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, female villain, holy communion, psychopath, suspense, dead child, sister sister relationship, child molester, female serial killer, killing spree ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 260K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, suspense, fear, murder, supernatural horror, investigation, evil force, writer's life, paranormal activity, children ...
Time: year 2012, year 2011, year 1966, year 1979, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.3
 9K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghost story, haunted house, suspense, life & death, vengeance, small town, murder, death, guilt, macabre ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 100K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: supernatural, clergy, exorcism, church, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, supernatural ability, teachers and students, supernatural horror, suspense, demonic possession, catholic ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vatican, italy, latin america, europe, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 41K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: psychological, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychiatrist, police officer, sexual abuse, suspense, investigation, hospital, paranoia, false accusation, memory loss, twists and turns, child abuse, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1990, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 272K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Plot: witch, supernatural, witchcraft, religion, paranoia, isolation, wilderness, suspense, family bonds, black magic, curses spells and rituals, insanity ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: new england, canada, new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: scary, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: cannibalism, macabre, cannibal, rain, death, suspense, small town, religion, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, missing person ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 21K
Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, cult, conspiracy, death, police investigation, violent, surrealism, high school, brutality, macabre, hacker, student ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 19K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: slasher, disturbing, splatter, scary, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, violent, torture, murder, exploitation, violence, macabre, extreme violence, disturbed individual, weirdo, maniac, schizophrenic ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
 83K
The Wicker Man (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police sergeant Neil Howie is called to an island village in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. Stranger still, however, are the rituals that take place there.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twist ending, scary, controversial ...
Plot: cult, religion, ritual, disappearance, paganism, investigation, sacrifice, female nudity, secret society, human sacrifice, temptation, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: scotland, europe, united kingdom, scottish highlands, fictional island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 58K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, twist ending, disturbing, sexy, suspenseful ...
Audience: adult
Plot: supernatural, suspense, hallucination, drowning, serial killer, haunted by the past, twists and turns, grief, sex scene, blindness, death of daughter, marriage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 7K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: twins, suspense, evil child, twists and turns, coming of age, psychology, supernatural, macabre, murder, evil twin, child, creepy child ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, holland, usa, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, tricky, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police investigation, obsession, mental illness, justice, fbi, brutality, twists and turns, murder mystery, plot twist ...
Time: 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, colorado, missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, splatter, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, demon, possession, hospital, violence, priest, investigation, macabre, suspense, demonic possession, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, year 1998
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa, india, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, dark, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, religion, exorcism, found footage, supernatural, demon, suspense, demonic possession, satanic cult, evil spirit, devil, preacher ...
Time: 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, southern usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying ...
Style: scary, dark, bad ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, witch, suspense, supernatural horror, morgue, autopsy, witchcraft, corpse, demon, mutilation, dead woman, twists and turns ...
Place: london, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, rape, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, curse, sexual abuse, death, chase, redemption, suspense, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.4
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Thesis (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: disturbing, psychological, scary, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, suspense, macabre, investigation, violent, voyeurism, death, twists and turns, videotaping, loser, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, iberian peninsula, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 198K
Saw III (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate ...
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, brutal, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, game of death, sadism, trap, suspense, psychopath, mind game, brutality, mutilation, sadistic horror, kidnapping ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 154K
Saw IV (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, disturbing, twist ending, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, deathtrap, trap, game of death, suspense, violence, violent, game, serial killer, rescue, race against time, vigilantism ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, fear, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, child in peril, suspense, serial killer, boy, afterlife ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 164K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, evil doll, haunted house, supernatural horror, murder, demon, demonic possession, death, doll, self sacrifice, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, sex scene, revenge, police, nude, suspense, protagonist as suspect, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The House of the Devil (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: suspense, supernatural, witchcraft, macabre, ritual, female protagonist, satanic cult, lunar eclipse, devil, haunted house, ghost, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%