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The Village (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Village (2004)

M Night Shyamalan's The Villiage revolves around a desolate town in Pennsylvania. The residents of this town live by strict rules - They are not to leave the village or the monsters beyond their boundaries will surely attack them. Lucius and Ivy have an attraction - a strong one. But when Noah - a man with an intellectual disability and whom also has feelings for Ivy, finds out that the two are In love, Noah attacks Lucius. He will die if brave Ivy (who is blind) does not breach the borders and find help to save Lucius. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  blindness,  greed,  hope,  funeral,  wedding,  dance,  fear,  jealousy
Mood:myth,  suspense
Locations:village,  pennsylvania,  town,  woods,  forest
Characters:professor,  student,  teacher,  doctor
Period:1890s,  2000s
Story:wedding ceremony,  climbing up a wall,  community meeting,  mysterious creature,  death of child,  wedding gown,  living in fear,  school teacher,  grief counseling,  wildlife reserve,  fire wood,  stabbed with knife,  writer cameo,  school room,  visually impaired person,  hole in the ground,  female slaps male,  mentally challenged person,  skinning,  foot race,  covered in mud,  throwing a rock,  berry,  murder suicide,  walking cane,  yellow,  pact,  seclusion,  park ranger,  city country contrast,  oath,  feast,  hide and seek,  custom,  locked in a room,  new england,  orchestral music score,  rite,  red,  blind woman,  21st century,  autumn,  bell,  wall,  twist ending,  tombstone,  dead animal,  hiding in a closet,  death of loved one,  director cameo,  ceremony,  newspaper clipping,  blood on shirt,  death of sister,  siren,  falling to death,  box,  lantern,  fog,  infection,  superstition,  plot twist,  bravery,  guard,  celebration,  mythology,  community,  ladder,  bride,  sheep,  victim,  stabbed in the stomach,  loss of loved one,  killing an animal,  jeep,  medicine,  fireplace,  death of son,  character says i love you,  death of brother,  flower,  basement,  isolation,  written and directed by cast member,  19th century,  costume,  grave,  creature,  ritual,  drawing,  coffin,  child,  cult,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  single mother,  death of father,  rural setting,  lie,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

Kill List (2011)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Kill List (2011)

Locations:forest
Story:death of child,  ceremony,  infection,  stabbed in the stomach,  killing an animal,  character says i love you,  ritual,  cult,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  surprise ending,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:greed,  fear
Mood:suspense
Period:2000s
Story:hide and seek,  hiding in a closet,  newspaper clipping,  siren,  lantern,  fireplace,  grave,  drawing,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  secret,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Red Riding Hood (2011)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Red Riding Hood (2011)

Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the town, Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast--one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:town,  woods,  village,  forest
Story:red,  death of sister,  bravery,  creature,  ritual,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:hope,  funeral,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:covered in mud,  bell,  director cameo,  bravery,  guard,  mythology,  creature,  ritual,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  flashback,  murder

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Scream 3 (2000)
Horror, Mystery

Scream 3 (2000)

A new film is currently in production, and a killer is on the loose. The murders draw a reporter, ex-cop, and young woman to the set of the movie inspired by their life. They soon find out that they are dealing with a trilogy, and in a trilogy...anything can happen. This is why Scream 3 (2000) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:fear,  jealousy
Locations:woods
Period:2000s
Story:seclusion,  hiding in a closet,  director cameo,  newspaper clipping,  blood on shirt,  falling to death,  bravery,  stabbed in the stomach,  basement,  isolation,  costume,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  secret,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

Themes:greed,  hope,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:death of child,  bravery,  guard,  fireplace,  flower,  creature,  stabbed in the chest,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  surprise ending,  chase,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:village,  woods,  forest
Story:death of child,  covered in mud,  lantern,  fog,  superstition,  fireplace,  death of son,  basement,  grave,  drawing,  coffin,  child,  rural setting,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  photograph,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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Dogville (2003) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Crime, Drama

Dogville (2003)

Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace, arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive; following the sound of gunshots in the distance which have been heard by Tom, the self-appointed moral spokesman for the town. Persuaded by Tom, the town agree to hide Grace, and in return she freely helps the locals. However, when the Sheriff from a neighbouring town posts a Missing notice, advertising a reward for revealing her whereabouts, the townsfolk require a better deal from Grace, in return for their silence; and when the Sheriff returns some weeks later with a Wanted poster, even though the citizens know her to be innocent of the false charges against her, the town's sense of goodness takes a sinister turn and the price of Grace's freedom becomes a workload and treatment akin to that of a slave. But Grace has a deadly secret that the townsfolk will eventually encounter. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  greed,  hope,  jealousy
Locations:town
Characters:professor,  student,  teacher,  doctor
Story:secret,  city country contrast,  bell,  fog,  celebration,  community,  victim,  rural setting,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  blood

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  jealousy
Locations:town,  woods,  forest
Characters:professor,  student,  teacher
Story:bravery,  killing an animal,  medicine,  basement,  drawing,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  death of father,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Comedy, Drama

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. This is why The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  funeral,  wedding
Characters:professor
Story:blood on shirt,  siren,  stabbed in the stomach,  killing an animal,  character says i love you,  grave,  coffin,  death of father,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  flashback

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The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:village,  forest,  woods
Story:lantern,  guard,  mythology,  medicine,  19th century,  grave,  creature,  ritual,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  death of father,  sister sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback,  murder,  blood

Dreamcatcher (2003) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Dreamcatcher (2003)

Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom (Read More)

Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:professor,  student,  teacher
Story:secret,  seclusion,  wall,  dead animal,  siren,  infection,  victim,  fireplace,  creature,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  rural setting,  lie,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  flashback,  blood

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital.

Themes:funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:village
Characters:doctor
Period:2000s
Story:death of child,  grief counseling,  red,  grave,  drawing,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback

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Efter Brylluppet (2006)
Drama

Efter Brylluppet (2006)

Jacob Pederson lives in shanty surroundings in Bombay, India, and assists in the running of Anand Orphanage and School. He had attempted a number of projects to assist orphans, including child prostitutes - all quite in vain. He has adopted a young male orphan, Pramod, and takes special care of him. With growing pressure on the facilities, which is on the verge bankruptcy, the orphanage receives an offer of funding from wealthy Danish citizen, Jorgen, which may put an end to its problems. In order to obtain the money, Jacob must travel to Copenhagen, meet with Jorgen, get financial assistance, and be back to celebrate Pramod's 8th birthday. He sets forth, is received by Christian Refner, an employee and future son-in-law of Jorgen. Jacob is shown all possible courtesy and even housed in a posh apartment. He subsequently meets with Jorgen, shows him video-tapes and submits that a few Kroner could really save several lives which would otherwise succumb to minor illnesses and infections. Jorgen views the videos, but does not display much interest. He invites Jacob to attend his daughter's wedding. Jacob does attend the ceremony, is introduced to Helene, Jorgen's wife; the bride, Anna; and Jorgen's twins - Martin and Morten. After the wedding ceremony, Christian makes a speech. Quite unconventionally, Anna also decides to make a speech - it is this speech that will shatter Jacob's world, slowly make him realize that this invitation to Copenhagen was a ploy to not only ensnare him but also prevent him from returning to India. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  wealth,  funeral,  jealousy
Characters:teacher,  doctor
Story:wedding ceremony,  rite,  ceremony,  bride,  medicine,  death of son,  ritual,  coffin,  child,  death of father,  secret,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  flashback,  death

Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011)
Drama, History, Romance, War

Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011)

In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John ('Christian Bale' (qv)) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor. This is why Jin Ling Shi San Chai (2011) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:village
Characters:student
Story:death of child,  red,  hiding in a closet,  lantern,  fog,  celebration,  basement,  costume,  grave,  child,  stabbing,  death of father,  lie,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

Pet Sematary (1989) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Horror, Thriller

Pet Sematary (1989)

The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:town,  woods
Characters:doctor
Story:new england,  orchestral music score,  dead animal,  death of sister,  community,  death of son,  death of brother,  grave,  coffin,  child,  rural setting,  secret,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

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The Reaping (2007)
Horror, Thriller

The Reaping (2007)

The death of a child in mysterious circumstances sparks a series of events that seem to represent biblical plagues, which start occurring in, of all places, a town called "Haven" that is located deep in the bowels of Bible belt country in the bayous of Louisiana. A former Christian missionary turned religious phenomena debunker and her top open minded student turned personal assistant are sent to investigate. (Read More)

Locations:town
Characters:student
Story:death of child,  blood on shirt,  stabbed in the stomach,  death of brother,  basement,  child,  cult,  stabbed in the chest,  secret,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  death,  blood,  murder

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015)
Horror, Mystery

The Vvitch: A New-england Folktale (2015)

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:forest,  woods,  village
Story:new england,  lantern,  community,  death of son,  death of brother,  isolation,  grave,  child,  stabbing,  death of father,  rural setting,  lie,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

Boksuneun Naui Geot (2002)
Thriller

Boksuneun Naui Geot (2002)

In Seoul, Ryu, a deaf worker has a sister who needs a kidney transplant. He tries to donate his own kidney to his sister, but his blood type is not compatible with hers. When Ryu is fired from Ilshin Electronics, he meets illegal dealers of organs, and the criminals propose that he give them his kidney plus ten millions Won to obtain a kidney suitable for his sister. Ryu accepts the trade, but he does not have money to pay for the surgery. His anarchist revolutionary girlfriend Cha Young-mi convinces him to kidnap Yossun, the daughter of his former employer Park, who owns Ilshin Electronics. However, a tragedy happens, generating revenge and a series of acts of violence. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:doctor
Story:death of child,  death of loved one,  blood on shirt,  death of sister,  stabbed in the stomach,  death of son,  coffin,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

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Prom Night (2008) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Horror, Mystery

Prom Night (2008)

Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her dark past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night. This is why Prom Night (2008) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher,  student
Story:death of child,  school teacher,  hiding in a closet,  blood on shirt,  loss of loved one,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  chase,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  flashback,  death

Altered States (1980)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Altered States (1980)

It's the late 1960's. Just for a lark, graduate student Eddie Jessup, known for being unconventional, brilliant and slightly mad, conducts experiments with an isolation chamber, using himself as the subject. His experiences in the chamber cause him to hallucinate, much of the imagery being religious-based despite he not being a religious man. Seven years later, he is a respected full professor in the Harvard Medical School. Believing he has lost his edge and has fallen into an unwanted state of respectability, Eddie decides to resume his work with sensory deprivation, this time using hallucinogens, specifically untested ones used in mystical Mexican rituals, to enhance the experience of being in the isolation tank. After initial tests, he claims he entered an alternate physical and mental state. Although unbelieving of Eddie's claims, his colleagues Arthur Rosenberg and Mason Parrish, as well as Eddie's wife, Emily, who is in her own right a respected academic, are concerned for Eddie's well being. However, if Eddie's claims are indeed true, he could do irreparable harm to himself and others around him, especially if his altered states are uncontrollable. (Read More)

Themes:dance
Mood:suspense
Locations:village
Characters:professor,  student,  doctor
Story:custom,  rite,  ceremony,  guard,  sheep,  jeep,  fireplace,  basement,  isolation,  ritual,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  blood

The Eagle (2011)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

The Eagle (2011)

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:wall,  death of child,  bell,  guard,  killing an animal,  ritual,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  slow motion scene,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  blood

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Haute Tension (2003)
Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Haute Tension (2003)

Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, slaughters Alexia's family--including their dog--and kidnaps Alexia. Marie hides from the criminal and tries to help the hysterical and frightened Alexia, chase the maniac, and disclose his identity in the end. (Read More)

Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:student
Story:death of child,  plot twist,  stabbed in the stomach,  killing an animal,  fireplace,  death of son,  death of brother,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbing,  death of father,  rural setting,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Victor Frankenstein (2015) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein (2015)

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:doctor
Story:dead animal,  fireplace,  19th century,  creature,  drawing,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  bare chested male,  blood,  flashback

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Mood:suspense
Story:death of son,  character says i love you,  death of brother,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  rural setting,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  blood

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The Strangers (2008)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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. (Read More)

Themes:wedding,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods
Story:hiding in a closet,  blood on shirt,  stabbed in the stomach,  fireplace,  isolation,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  rural setting,  surprise ending,  dancing,  blood,  murder,  flashback

The Unborn (2009)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Unborn (2009)

While babysitting a boy and his baby brother, Casey Beldon has a dreadful nightmare involving a weird dog and an evil child, and she tells her best friend Romy over the phone. Casey is haunted by this boy, and when she goes to the ophthalmologist, he asks if she has a twin brother or sister. She asks her father and discovers that her mother lost a son that died in the womb. Casey suspects that she is haunted by the spirit of her brother. She finds a letter addressed to a woman called Sofi Kozma and a creepy picture at home that belonged to her mother. She goes with Romy to a retirement home to meet Sofi, a survivor of the experiments during the Holocaust. But Sofi tells Casey that she had never met her mother and later calls Casey to tell her she is in great danger. (Read More)

Locations:woods
Story:death of child,  bell,  newspaper clipping,  superstition,  stabbed in the stomach,  loss of loved one,  ritual,  child,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  death,  blood

Allegiant (2016) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Allegiant (2016)

After the earth-shattering revelations of INSURGENT, Tris must escape with Four and go beyond the wall enclosing Chicago. For the first time ever, they will leave the only city and family they have ever known. Once outside, old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless with the revelation of shocking new truths. Tris and Four must quickly decide who they can trust as a ruthless battle ignites beyond the walls of Chicago which threatens all of humanity. In order to survive, Tris will be forced to make impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice and love. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:climbing up a wall,  wall,  bravery,  character says i love you,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

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Hable Con Ella (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Hable Con Ella (2002)

After a chance encounter at a theater, two men, Benigno and Marco, meet at a private clinic where Benigno works. Lydia, Marco's girlfriend and a bullfighter by profession, has been gored and is in a coma. It so happens that Benigno is looking after another woman in a coma, Alicia, a young ballet student. The lives of the four characters will flow in all directions, past, present and future, dragging all of them towards an unsuspected destiny. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  wedding,  fear
Characters:student,  teacher,  doctor
Story:wedding gown,  walking cane,  custom,  rite,  bride,  costume,  ritual,  rural setting,  slow motion scene,  singing,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  flashback,  blood

In The Bedroom (2001)
Crime, Drama

In The Bedroom (2001)

In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorced mother Natalie who is several years his senior, but Frank's father Matt, the town doctor, doesn't see a problem. While Frank considers holding off his future for Natalie, her jilted husband causes them all problems until an unthinkable tragedy shakes the community to its very core. This is why In The Bedroom (2001) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:town,  woods,  forest
Characters:doctor
Story:new england,  community,  death of son,  child,  single mother,  lie,  face slap,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Dark Places (2015)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Dark Places (2015)

Libby Day is a lifeless woman who survived the massacre of her family in their farmhouse in the countryside of Kansas when she was eight. She's been living on donations and lectures ever since. Thirty years ago, the police believed that a satanic cult was responsible for the murder of her mother and two sisters, and her brother Ben was convicted with her testimony in court. Today, however, an acquaintance, Lyle Wirth, invites Libby to visit "The Kill Club", where amateurs investigate famous crimes, and she finds that they believe Ben is innocent. Libby needs money and, in return, accepts to revisit the slaughter of her family and comes up to the painful revelations and the ultimate truth. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Story:dead animal,  newspaper clipping,  death of sister,  stabbed in the stomach,  killing an animal,  fireplace,  basement,  ritual,  cult,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  rural setting,  lie,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

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The Rite (2011) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Rite (2011)

Michael, the son of a funeral director grows indifferent to his father and joins a Seminary. On his way to the course completion, he is overwhelmed by a strong lack of faith. His religious beliefs are further jolted when he sees a young girl haplessly dying in a road accident for whom he reluctantly performs the ritual to absolve her sins. His mentor still believes in him and urges him to go to Italy to take an exorcism course hoping that he it would strengthen his faith in Christianity. In Italy he attends a session from Father Xavier who soon becomes aware of his skepticism. As a result he sends him to an eminent Jesuit exorcist, Father Lucas, whose ways though questionable are quite effective. He witnesses the exorcism of a sixteen year old girl but still seems unconvinced. Father Lucas explains to him that it takes multiple sessions over a long stretch of time to completely free a victim from the demon. Despite witnessing some supernatural occurrences during the aforesaid exorcism, Michael is as skeptical as ever. After the second exorcism, the girls condition becomes quite critical as she is moved to a hospital. She soon dies and the demon finds a new victim. As the moment of reckoning draws near, Micheal may be the only hope left but first he must overcome his own doubts and apprehensions in order to fight and destroy the ominous forces. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  funeral
Characters:student,  doctor
Story:walking cane,  rite,  victim,  grave,  ritual,  coffin,  death of father,  secret,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  death,  blood,  flashback

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Locations:pennsylvania,  woods,  forest
Characters:teacher
Period:2000s
Story:death of child,  killing an animal,  death of brother,  flower,  grave,  child,  death of father,  lie,  face slap,  chase,  photograph,  bare chested male,  death,  flashback,  blood,  murder

The Human Stain (2003)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

The Human Stain (2003)

The Human Stain is the story of Coleman Silk (Hopkins), a classics professor with a terrible secret that is about to shatter his life in a small New England town. When his affair with a young troubled janitor (Kidman) is uncovered, the secret Silk had harbored for over fifty years from his wife, his children and colleague, writer Nathan Zuckerman, fast explodes in a conflagration of devastating consequences. It is Zuckerman who stumbles upon Silk's secret and sets out to reconstruct the unknown biography of this eminent, upright man, esteemed as an educator for nearly all his life, and to understand how this ingeniously contrived life came unraveled. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Locations:town,  woods
Characters:professor,  doctor
Story:new england,  death of sister,  death of son,  death of brother,  death of father,  lie,  secret,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death,  flashback

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Children Of The Corn (1984)
Horror, Thriller

Children Of The Corn (1984)

A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town. A young couple have a murder to report and they go to the nearest town (Gatlin) to seek help but the town seems deserted. They are soon trapped in Gatlin with little chance of getting out alive. This is why Children Of The Corn (1984) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:town
Story:death of child,  blood on shirt,  drawing,  cult,  stabbed to death,  surprise ending,  chase,  bare chested male,  murder,  blood,  death

The Fountain (2006) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Drama, Sci-fi

The Fountain (2006)

Three stories - one each from the past, present, and future - about men in pursuit of eternity with their love. A conquistador in Mayan country searches for the tree of life to free his captive queen; a medical researcher, working with various trees, looks for a cure that will save his dying wife; a space traveler, traveling with an aged tree encapsulated within a bubble, moves toward a dying star that's wrapped in a nebula; he seeks eternity with his love. The stories intersect and parallel; the quests fail and succeed. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  funeral
Characters:doctor
Story:custom,  rite,  tombstone,  mythology,  medicine,  fireplace,  flower,  grave,  ritual,  coffin,  stabbing,  chase,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Blindness (2008)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blindness (2008)

A city is ravaged by an epidemic of instant "white blindness". Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where the newly created "society of the blind" quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. There is, however, one eyewitness to the nightmare. A woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague follows her afflicted husband to quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become, in essence, a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city, which has seen all vestiges of civilization crumble. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  greed
Locations:town
Characters:doctor
Story:blind woman,  infection,  guard,  community,  isolation,  grave,  stabbing,  secret,  face slap,  surprise ending,  singing,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  death

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In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:greed,  wedding
Locations:town,  woods,  village,  forest
Story:bravery,  stabbed in the stomach,  death of son,  grave,  stabbing,  death of father,  slow motion scene,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  flashback,  blood,  death

Antichrist (2009)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Antichrist (2009)

A couple lose their young son when he falls out of a window while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  fear
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:death of child,  falling to death,  lantern,  mythology,  ladder,  death of son,  character says i love you,  stabbing,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death,  murder,  flashback

High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms. This is why High-rise (2015) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:wealth
Characters:doctor
Story:falling to death,  killing an animal,  child,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  lie,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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Big Fish (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Big Fish (2003)

United Press International journalist Will Bloom and his French freelance photojournalist wife Josephine Bloom, who is pregnant with their first child, leave their Paris base to return to Will's hometown of Ashton, Alabama on the news that his father, Edward Bloom, stricken with cancer, will soon die, he being taken off chemotherapy treatment. Although connected indirectly through Will's mother/Edward's wife, Sandra Bloom, Will has been estranged from his father for three years since his and Josephine's wedding. Will's issue with his father is the fanciful tales Edward has told of his life all his life, not only to Will but the whole world. As a child when Edward was largely absent as a traveling salesman, Will believed those stories, but now realizes that he does not know his father, who, as he continues to tell these stories, he will never get to know unless Edward comes clean with the truth before he dies. On the brink of his own family life beginning, Will does not want to be the kind of father Edward has been to him. One of those stories from Edward's childhood - that he saw his own death in the glass eye of a witch - led to him embracing life since he would not have to fear death knowing when and how it would eventually come. The question is whether Will will be able to reconcile Edward's stories against his real life, either directly from Edward before he dies and/or from other sources, and thus allow Will to come to a new understanding of himself and his life, past, present and future. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  wedding,  fear
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:student,  teacher,  doctor
Period:2000s
Story:sheep,  flower,  coffin,  child,  death of father,  rural setting,  lie,  secret,  slow motion scene,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  flashback

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)
Drama, Mystery

Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte (2009)

From July, 1913 to the outbreak of World War I, a series of incidents take place in a German village. A horse trips on a wire and throws the rider; a woman falls to her death through rotted planks; the local baron's son is hung upside down in a mill; parents slap and bully their children; a man is cruel to his long-suffering lover; another sexually abuses his daughter. People disappear. A callow teacher, who courts a nanny in the baron's household, narrates the story and tries to investigate the connections among these accidents and crimes. What is foreshadowed? Are the children holy innocents? God may be in His heaven, but all is not right with the world; the center cannot hold. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  dance,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:village
Characters:teacher,  doctor
Story:school teacher,  custom,  falling to death,  coffin,  single mother,  death of father,  rural setting,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  blood,  death

The Prestige (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:woods,  forest
Period:1890s
Story:twist ending,  tombstone,  lantern,  fog,  guard,  loss of loved one,  killing an animal,  fireplace,  character says i love you,  death of brother,  19th century,  costume,  coffin,  secret,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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Shi Mian Mai Fu (2004) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance

Shi Mian Mai Fu (2004)

During the reign of the Tang dynasty in China, a secret organization called "The House of the Flying Daggers" rises and opposes the government. A police officer called Leo sends officer Jin to investigate a young dancer named Mei, claiming that she has ties to the "Flying Daggers". Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin breaking her free in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. But things are far more complicated than they seem... (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  blindness,  jealousy
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:visually impaired person,  autumn,  bravery,  death of father,  secret,  surprise ending,  chase,  singing,  dancing,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  death

The Lobster (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-fi

The Lobster (2015)

A love story set in a dystopian near future where single people are arrested and transferred to a creepy hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and released into the woods. This is why The Lobster (2015) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004). (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  fear,  jealousy
Locations:woods
Characters:doctor
Story:blind woman,  dead animal,  killing an animal,  grave,  stabbing,  lie,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  chase,  singing,  photograph,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder

Les Rivieres Pourpres (2000)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Les Rivieres Pourpres (2000)

Parisian murder detective commissioner Pierre Niemans is called to Gueron, a self-sufficient, prestigious university in a mountain valley, to investigate the murder on 32-year old professor and librarian Remy Caillois, whose corpse was found 50 meters high on a steep mountain side, naked, horribly covered in bruises and bleeding wounds, the result of some five hours of bestial torture including quasi-surgical amputation of hands cauterized to prevent bleeding to death- and eyes. Guernon is a closed society of virtually incestuous scientists, de facto succeeding to their parents' posts; the eye-doctor, formerly on the staff, says hereditary genetic diseases are the price of such elitism, but in recent years spread to the simple farming families. Inspector Max Kerkerian examines two crimes in the town: a school break-in with theft of old photos and archive papers as well as a graveyard desecration of Judith Herault, the daughter of local nun Andree, who lives in a dark cell since 15 years and mumbles the demons who made an attempt of both of their lives have returned to prevent the child endanger their secret. As both police investigations continue, the loner sleuths meet; secrets and other corpses are found, till it all ties together. (Read More)

Themes:blindness,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:town,  village
Characters:professor,  teacher,  doctor
Story:grave,  ritual,  child,  lie,  secret,  chase,  photograph,  murder,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood

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Kynodontas (2009)
Drama, Thriller

Kynodontas (2009)

Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence 'the sea' refers to a large armchair and 'zombies' are little yellow flowers. Having invented a brother whom they claim to have ostracized for his disobedience, the uber-controlling parents terrorize their offspring into submission. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Tired of these dutiful acts of carnality, Christina disturbs the domestic balance. (Read More)

Themes:dance,  fear
Story:throwing a rock,  yellow,  seclusion,  hide and seek,  ceremony,  superstition,  celebration,  ritual,  lie,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  blood,  death

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014) is one of the best movies like The Village (2004)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  funeral,  wedding,  fear
Locations:village
Story:death of child,  dead animal,  guard,  sheep,  killing an animal,  death of son,  stabbed in the chest,  stabbed to death,  death of father,  lie,  sister sister relationship,  brother sister relationship,  surprise ending,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. (Read More)

Themes:wealth,  greed,  funeral,  wedding,  jealousy
Story:wedding gown,  oath,  tombstone,  death of sister,  siren,  lantern,  guard,  ladder,  bride,  grave,  drawing,  coffin,  stabbed to death,  stabbing,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  face slap,  brother sister relationship,  chase,  singing,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  flashback,  blood

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