10 best movies like The Ritual (2017)

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The Ritual 2017
A group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them.
List of the best movies like The Ritual (2017): Black Water: Abyss, The Descent: Part 2, Witches in the Woods, Rogue, The Night House, Red Dot, Suicide Forest Village, Frozen, Eden Lake, The Hollow Child.

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Black Water: Abyss (2020)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia

An adventure-loving couple convince their friends to explore a remote, uncharted cave system in the forests of Northern Australia. With a tropical storm approaching, they abseil into the mouth of the cave, but when the caves start to flood, tensions rise as oxygen levels fall and the friends find themselves trapped. Unknown to them, the storm has also brought in a pack of dangerous and hungry crocodiles.

The Descent: Part 2 (2009)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:34

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.

Witches in the Woods (2019)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryCanada
Duration02:16

A group of students head off for a snowboarding adventure on an untouched piece of land. When their SUV mysteriously stalls in a brutal snowstorm they are not only faced with the reality of freezing to death but a fate even more horrifying. For they have become stranded in Stoughton Valley, home of some Witch Trials even more horrendous than Salem, and are being hunted by a supernatural creature determined to keep them there.

Rogue (2007)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryAustralia
Duration01:39

From the director of Wolf Creek comes this terrifying look at nature's perfect killing machine. When a group of tourists stumble into the remote Australian river territory of an enormous crocodile, the deadly creature traps them on a tiny mud island with the tide quickly rising and darkness descending. As the hungry predator closes in, they must fight for survival against all odds.

The Night House (2021)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. Soon she begins to uncover her recently deceased husband's disturbing secrets.

Red Dot (2021)

On a hiking trip to rekindle their marriage, a couple find themselves fleeing for their lives in the unforgiving wilderness from an unknown shooter.

Suicide Forest Village (2021)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, detective
CountryJapan

One day a mysterious box arrived and a curse began to spread all over. The source of the box is 'Jukai Village'. The village is hidden in Jukai Forest, a suicide spot that once you enter it, you can never come out.

Frozen (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Eden Lake (2008)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:31

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.

The Hollow Child (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror
CountryCanada
Duration02:10

Samantha has lived her whole life in different foster homes. Now living in a small town, she never feels like she quite fits in, even with her own current foster family who might adopt her, or the boy who follows her around doing her classwork. So, it’s perhaps natural that she doesn’t know what to do with a curious tagalong little sister named Olivia. One day, Sam callously ditches Olivia, who wanders off into the woods on her own and disappears.

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In the Earth (2021)

As a deadly virus ravages the world, Dr. Martin Lowery embarks on a mission to reach test site ATU327A, a research hub deep in the Arboreal Forest. The arduous journey, guided by park scout Alma, is set back by a nighttime attack that leaves the two bruised and shoeless. When they run into Zach, a man living off the grid, they gratefully accept his help. Zach’s intentions aren’t exactly what they seem, however, and a path out of the forest and into safety quickly fades as the line between myth and science blurs.

Blair Witch (2016)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.

Vacation Friends (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA

When a straight-laced couple that has fun with a rowdy couple on vacation in Mexico return to the States, they discover that the crazy couple they met in Mexico followed them back home and decide to play tricks on them.

Victor Crowley (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Ten years after the events of the original movie, Victor Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and proceeds to kill once more.

Suspiria (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:26

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

Leatherface (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, moulding him into a monster named Leatherface.

The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

The Huntress: Rune of the Dead (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, action, fantasy
CountrySweden, USA

When Runa’s father disappears on a viking journey she steps up as head of her family, but she is tormented by strange nightmares. One day when she is out hunting, she stumbles across a wounded warrior who carries news of her father, new that seem connected to her dreams. Something is coming for them, something vile.

Triggered (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, comedy
CountrySouth Africa

Nine friends, all harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with suicide bombs strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.

It Comes at Night (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Pyewacket (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:42

A frustrated, angry teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.

The Night Watchmen (2017)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, action, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Three inept night watchmen, aided by a young rookie and a fearless tabloid journalist, fight an epic battle to save their lives. A mistaken warehouse delivery unleashes a horde of hungry vampires, and these unlikely heroes must not only save themselves but also stop the scourge that threatens to take over the city of Baltimore.

Ghostland (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:23

A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things get strange...

Truth or Dare (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

Eight college friends head to a "Haunted Rental" in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun, quickly turns serious when the dares become sickeningly dangerous and the truths threaten to tear the group apart. When players attempt to refuse the increasingly challenging tasks, they're met with deadly consequences, quickly discovering: you must do the dare, or the dare does you. As the death toll mounts, the remaining players must race against the clock to outrun, outsmart and outlast the simple game of Truth or Dare.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
Duration01:36

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
Duration02:46

Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.

Kill List (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35

Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.

The Horde (2016)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, action
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

The film follows John Crenshaw as he accompanies his girlfriend and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods. What should be an educational and fun-filled weekend turns into horror as the group is besieged by an unspeakable evil - a horde of hideously disfigured, mutated humans with an insatiable taste for blood. As things go from bad to worse, Crenshaw becomes their only hope if they are going to get out alive.

Alone (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, adventure, family
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:51

Five kids wake up in a world where everybody has disappeared.

The Witch (2016)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:35

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 crops mysteriously fail, the family turns on one another.




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