This is a list of movie recommendations of movies similar to The Rite. Bear in mind that this list is in no particular order.
As a young boy, Tim (Aaron Murphy) witnesses the horrifying event of his father (Charles Mesure) being dragged away by the boogeyman. Despite the reassurances of his mother (Lucy Lawless) that the boogeyman is not real, he is never the same afterward. Years later, Tim (Barry Watson) manages to create a normal life for himself — though he lives without closets and keeps his mattress on the floor. But when he learns of his mother’s death, Tim must return home to face his childhood trauma.
No one believes the claims of a young woman (Amber Heard) that a dead patient is stalking the residents of the psychiatric facility.
Publisher Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby (Rachel Weisz), and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. As they settle into their home, however, the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered there, and the surviving husband is the town’s prime suspect. With help from a neighbor (Naomi Watts) who was close to the murdered family, Will pieces together a horrifying chain of events.
A devastating nuclear attack thrusts nine strangers together in the bunker-like basement of their New York apartment building. The survivors are trapped underground with no hope of rescue, and only horror on the other side of the door. As supplies dwindle and tempers flare, they become increasingly unhinged by the close quarters and hopelessness of their situation and turn on one another. Still, one survivor holds on to a thin chance for escape, even though salvation is unlikely.
His tour of duty in Iraq finally over, Staff Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home to Brazos, Texas, ready to re-enter civilian life. Unexpectedly, the Army invokes a clause in Brandon’s military contract, requiring him to return to active duty in Iraq. With the help of close friend Michele (Abbie Cornish), Brandon goes AWOL and struggles to find a way out of the dilemma.
Found terrified and alone in rural Louisiana, Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is now safely in New Orleans. She can’t remember the terrible events of the previous months, only that she is the only surviving member of her family. Nell wants to start a new life for herself, but just as she begins the difficult process, the evil force that once possessed her returns — bringing with it unimaginably horrific plans that mean her last exorcism was just the beginning.
After her boyfriend commits suicide, a psychology student (Kristen Bell) and her friends begin receiving unsettling e-mails and video messages. After a number of disappearances across campus, she teams up with a computer hacker (Ian Somerhalder) to shut down the deadly force before it spreads to the rest of the world.
When father and son coroners investigate the death of a beautiful “Jane Doe,” they find increasingly bizarre clues.
Devastated by the death of his beloved daughter, Annie, Charles Darwin (Paul Bettany) sinks into a deep depression, and cannot bring himself to finish his book about evolution. Though Annie’s death has broken Darwin’s faith in God, it has galvanized that of his wife, Emma (Jennifer Connelly). Darwin‘s associates urge him to finish his revolutionary work, while Emma strongly objects, leaving Darwin with an agonizing choice.
Walter Black (Mel Gibson), the head of a failing toy company, is deeply depressed. His marriage to Meredith (Jodie Foster) is broken and his oldest son, Porter (Anton Yelchin), hates him. When Meredith finally throws him out of the house, Walter begins his final tailspin. Drunk and alone, Walter is about to commit suicide — but is saved by the voice of the beaver puppet he found in a dumpster. Wearing the puppet on his hand, Walter speaks only through it and tries to get his life on track.