Movies like The First Purge 2018

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.

If you already watched and love The First Purge, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to The First Purge.

1 The Meg 2018

A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.

Genres:

Action, Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Dean Georgaris (screenplay by), Jon Hoeber (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

China, United States of America
5.7

2 Happy Death Day 2u 2019

Collegian Tree Gelbman wakes up in horror to learn that she's stuck in a parallel universe. Her boyfriend Carter is now with someone else, and her friends and fellow students seem to be completely different versions of themselves. When Tree discovers that Carter's roommate has been altering time, she finds herself once again the target of a masked killer. When the psychopath starts to go after her inner circle, Tree soon realizes that she must die over and over again to save everyone.

Genres:

Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Christopher Landon

Writers:

Christopher Landon, Scott Lobdell (based on characters created by)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

3 Overlord 2018

France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realise that, in addition to fighting the Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.

Genres:

Horror, War, Science Fiction

Director:

Julius Avery

Writers:

Billy Ray (screenplay by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.6

4 Halloween 2018

Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

David Gordon Green

Writers:

John Carpenter (based on characters created by), Debra Hill (based on characters created by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

5 The Predator 2018

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Comedy

Director:

Shane Black

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.4

6 The Nun 2018

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Corin Hardy

Writers:

Gary Dauberman (screenplay by), James Wan (story by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

7 Insidious: The Last Key 2018

Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, NM, to investigate a man’s claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family’s old home.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Adam Robitel

Writers:

Leigh Whannell, Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by)

Country:

United States of America
5.7

8 Unfriended: Dark Web 2018

​When a 20-something finds a cache of hidden files on his new laptop, he and his friends are unwittingly thrust into the depths of the dark web. They soon discover someone has been watching their every move and will go to unimaginable lengths to protect the dark web.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Stephen Susco

Writer:

Stephen Susco

Country:

United States of America
5.9

9 Escape Room 2019

Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.

Genres:

Thriller, Action, Mystery

Director:

Adam Robitel

Writers:

Bragi F. Schut (screenplay by) (as Bragi Schut), Maria Melnik (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

10 Annabelle: Creation 2017

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker's possessed creation—Annabelle.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

David F. Sandberg

Writers:

Gary Dauberman, Gary Dauberman (based on characters created by)

Country:

United States of America
6.5

11 Slender Man 2018

In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Sylvain White

Writers:

David Birke, Victor Surge (based on a character by)

Country:

United States of America
3.2

12 The Strangers: Prey At Night 2018

A family’s road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the family’s every limit as they struggle to survive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Johannes Roberts

Country:

United States of America
5.2

13 Hell Fest 2018

On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Gregory Plotkin

Writers:

Seth M. Sherwood (screenplay by), Blair Butler (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.5

14 The Open House 2018

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Country:

United States of America
3.2

15 Bird Box 2018

Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a survivor and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety.

Genres:

Thriller, Drama

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writers:

Eric Heisserer (screenplay), Josh Malerman (novel)

Country:

United States of America
6.6

16 The Babysitter 2017

When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a Satanic cult that will stop at nothing to keep him quiet.

Genres:

Horror, Comedy

Director:

McG

Writer:

Brian Duffield

Country:

United States of America
6.3

17 Jigsaw 2017

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Country:

United States of America
5.8

18 Gerald's Game 2017

When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Jeff Howard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

19 Unsane 2018

A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution where she is confronted by her greatest fear.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Country:

United States of America
6.4

20 Cam 2018

A young camgirl discovers that she’s inexplicably been replaced on her site with an exact replica of herself.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Horror

Director:

Daniel Goldhaber

Writers:

Isa Mazzei, Daniel Goldhaber (story by) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

21 The Purge 2013

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller

Director:

James DeMonaco

Writer:

James DeMonaco

Countries:

France, United States of America
5.7

22 The Purge: Election Year 2016

Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.

Genres:

Action, Horror, Thriller

Director:

James DeMonaco

Writer:

James DeMonaco

Countries:

France, United States of America
6

23 Terrifier 2016

A maniacal clown named Art terrorizes three young women and everyone else who stands in his way on Halloween night.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

Damien Leone

Writer:

Damien Leone

Country:

United States of America
5.6

24 Truth Or Dare 2018

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

Jeff Wadlow

Writers:

Michael Reisz (screenplay by), Jillian Jacobs (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.1