Movies like The Ruins 2008

Americans Amy, Stacy, Jeff and Eric look for fun during a sunny holiday in Mexico, but they get much more than that after visiting an archaeological dig in the jungle.

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

1 The Strangers 2008

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Bryan Bertino

Writer:

Bryan Bertino

Country:

United States of America
6.2

2 The Hills Have Eyes 2006

Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon realizes the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirsty mutant family...and they are the prey.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Wes Craven (based upon his film), Alexandre Aja (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.4

3 The Last House On The Left 2009

A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a horrible revenge.

Genres:

Crime, Thriller, Horror, Drama

Director:

Dennis Iliadis

Writers:

Adam Alleca (screenplay), Carl Ellsworth (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

4 Wolf Creek 2005

Stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman, who offers to fix their car, then takes them captive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Writer:

Greg McLean (as Greg Mclean)

Country:

Australia
6.2

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 Quarantine 2008

A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

John Erick Dowdle (screenplay by), Drew Dowdle (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

7 The Collector 2009

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Marcus Dunstan

Writers:

Patrick Melton (screenplay), Marcus Dunstan (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.4

8 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

9 The Descent 2005

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

10 The Crazies 2010

Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Action

Director:

Breck Eisner

Writers:

Scott Kosar (screenplay), Ray Wright (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

11 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

12 30 Days Of Night 2007

This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the small town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

David Slade

Writers:

Steve Niles (screenplay), Stuart Beattie (screenplay) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

New Zealand, United States of America
6.6

13 Eden Lake 2008

Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. Rowdiness quickly turns to rage as the teens terrorize the couple in unimaginable ways, and a weekend outing becomes a bloody battle for survival.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Watkins

Writer:

James Watkins

Country:

United Kingdom
6.8

14 Case 39 2009

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writer:

Ray Wright

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

15 Vacancy 2007

A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writer:

Mark L. Smith

Country:

United States of America
6.2

16 P2 2007

Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Franck Khalfoun

Writers:

Alexandre Aja (story), Grégory Levasseur (story) (as Gregory Levasseur) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

17 Chernobyl Diaries 2012

A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide' who, ignoring warnings, takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but now a deserted town since the disaster more than 25 years earlier. After a brief exploration of the abandoned city, the group members find themselves stranded, only to discover that they are not alone.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Bradley Parker (as Brad Parker)

Writers:

Oren Peli (screenplay), Carey Van Dyke (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5

18 The Mist 2007

After a violent storm, a dense cloud of mist envelops a small Maine town, trapping artist David Drayton and his five-year-old son in a local grocery store with other people. They soon discover that the mist conceals deadly horrors that threaten their lives, and worse, their sanity.

Genres:

Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Frank Darabont

Writers:

Frank Darabont (screenplay), Stephen King (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.1

19 The Fourth Kind 2009

Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Olatunde Osunsanmi

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olatunde Osunsanmi (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

20 Carriers 2009

A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe, and no one can be trusted. Four friends race through the back roads of the American West on their way to a secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal their fates.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Directors:

David Pastor, Àlex Pastor (as Alex Pastor)

Country:

United States of America
6

21 The Happening 2008

When a deadly airborne virus threatens to wipe out the northeastern United States, teacher Elliott Moore (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) flee from contaminated cities into the countryside in a fight to discover the truth. Is it terrorism, the accidental release of some toxic military bio weapon -- or something even more sinister? John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley co-star in this thriller from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan.

Genres:

Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan

Countries:

United States of America, India, France
5

22 Frozen 2010

When three skiers find themselves stranded on a chair lift at a New England ski resort that has closed for the next week, they are forced to make life or death choices that prove to be more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Genre:

Thriller

Director:

Adam Green

Writer:

Adam Green

Country:

United States of America
6.1

23 Turistas 2006

A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Stockwell

Country:

United States of America
5.4

24 A Perfect Getaway 2009

For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but well-meaning spirits who help guide them through the lush jungles. The picturesque waterfalls and scenic mountainsides quickly give way to terror when Cliff and Cydney learn of a grisly murder that occurred nearby and realize that they're being followed by chance acquaintances that suspiciously fit the description of the killers.

Genres:

Thriller, Mystery, Adventure

Director:

David Twohy

Writer:

David Twohy

Country:

United States of America
6.5