Movies like Exorcist: The Beginning 2004

Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have been built and then immediately buried to keep down evil from the crypt below. The natives are convinced that uncovering the church has unleashed a demon, and begin to violently clash with the British military troops. As the village rapidly disintegrates into chaos and war, Merrin must face-off with the demon which has taken possession of somebody close to him.

If you already watched and love Exorcist: The Beginning, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Exorcist: The Beginning.

1 The Grudge 2004

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Stephen Susco (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
5.9

2 Hostel 2005

After enrolling in an experimental study on Rage Impulse Disorder at the Straun Foundation, Michael Dare discovers that the research is not what it seems. After learning that the Foundation's head, Dr. Timothy Straun has his own agenda for them, Dare and head resident Dr. Susan Verger team up to stop him. Straun's shocking family secret and twisted plan are then revealed in a stunning finale.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Jeff Broadstreet

Writers:

Robert Benson (story), Jeff Broadstreet (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
2.6

3 My Bloody Valentine 2009

Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry Warden wanted revenge. Exactly one year later, on Valentine’s Day, he woke up…and brutally murdered twenty-two people with a pickaxe before being killed.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Patrick Lussier

Writers:

Todd Farmer (screenplay), Zane Smith (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

4 Thir13en Ghosts 2001

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Robb White (story), Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.6

5 Devil 2010

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

6 Mirrors 2008

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Alexandre Aja (screenplay), Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) (as Gregory Levasseur) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Romania, United States of America
6.2

7 Creep 2004

Trapped in a London subway station, a woman who's being pursued by a potential attacker heads into the unknown labyrinth of tunnels beneath the city's streets

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Christopher Smith

Countries:

Germany, United Kingdom
5.6

8 The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 2005

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 Ghost Ship 2002

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Mark Hanlon (story), Mark Hanlon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5.5

10 The Ring Two 2005

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

11 The Grudge 2 2006

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Country:

United States of America
5

12 The Midnight Meat Train 2008

The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers:

Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Clive Barker (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")

Country:

United States of America
6.1

13 Shutter 2008

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Masayuki Ochiai

Writer:

Luke Dawson (screenplay) (as Luke Dawson)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

14 The Eye 2008

Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Writers:

Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Yuet-Jan Hui | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

15 The Descent: Part 2 2009

Distraught, confused, and half-wild with fear, Sarah Carter emerges alone from the Appalachian cave system where she encountered unspeakable terrors. Unable to plausibly explain to the authorities what happened - or why she's covered in her friends' blood - Sarah is forced back to the subterranean depths to help locate her five missing companions.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Jon Harris

Writers:

James McCarthy (screenplay), J Blakeson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
5.8

16 Gothika 2003

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mathieu Kassovitz

Country:

United States of America
5.8

17 Darkness Falls 2003

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writers:

Joe Harris (story), John Fasano (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
5

18 The Gravedancers 2006

After a night of drunken exploits, Allison, Harris, and Kira are chased and terrorized by the ghosts of a child pyromaniac, an ax murderer, and a rapist.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mike Mendez

Country:

United States of America
5.5

19 Whisper 2007

Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also hired by the same absent mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Stewart Hendler

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.7

20 The Reaping 2007

Katherine Morrissey, a former Christian missionary, lost her faith after the tragic deaths of her family. Now she applies her expertise to debunking religious phenomena. When a series of biblical plagues overrun a small town, Katherine arrives to prove that a supernatural force is not behind the occurrences, but soon finds that science cannot explain what is happening. Instead, she must regain her faith to combat the evil that waits in a Louisiana swamp.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Carey W. Hayes (screenplay), Chad Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.6

21 Madhouse 2004

A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

William Butler

Writers:

William Butler (story and screenplay), Aaron Strongoni (story)

Country:

United States of America
5.5

22 The Abandoned 2006

A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) and the appearance of another man who has been drawn to the farm for the same reasons.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Nacho Cerdà

Writers:

Karim Hussain (screenplay), Nacho Cerdà (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Bulgaria, Spain, United Kingdom
5.6

23 The Glass House 2001

After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they have to do is move into the Glasses' gated house. Before very long, though, Ruby suspects that Erin and Terry may not be the ideal guardians they seemed to be.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Daniel Sackheim

Writer:

Wesley Strick

Country:

United States of America
5.8

24 The Rite 2011

Seminary student Michael Kovak reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, uncovering the devil’s reach even to one of the holiest places on Earth.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Michael Petroni, Matt Baglio (book)

Countries:

United States of America, Hungary, Italy
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