10 “Great” Movies Like The Descent (2005)

Many people want to see movies like The Descent again, but what are they? Well, here's a list of 10 movies that perfectly match The Descent's personality.

The descent, being an incredible horror film, has its own cult-fan base, despite not being received well by the masses. Later, it was deemed as “underrated” and people have begun to appreciate the film more over time, for its effects, concept, and its gory direction. But sadly, most of the modern horror flicks are devoid of the elements that make “a horror film” a great horror film such as The Descent. People want to watch movies like The Descent again, but what are they? well, here I have scouted a list of 10 movies that perfectly match the personality of The Descent.

Movies Like The Descent:

Tumbbad

 Tumbbad - Movies Like The Descent
A glimpse from Tumbbad

Based on Hindu mythology, the story tells of a demon who is deprived of food while loaded with gold. In order to revive the demon, one family built a temple inside an isolated mansion but was exiled because of the temple. Only an old man remained alone with the demon idol. Every day, the mistress of the old man visits the mansion. Family members live just a few feet away from the mansion where the mistress and two kids live, as well as the great great grandmother of the old man, who is cursed to live forever since the demon bit him. In order to avoid cannibalism, the old witch needs to be fed regularly while asleep.

It’s one of those “perfect” movies like The Descent, except Tumbbad nails its subject and nuances.

Predator

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A glimpse from Predator

CIA man Colonel Al Dillon, led by a tough but fair soldier named Major “Dutch” Schaefer, is assigned to help a team of special force ops rescues potential survivors of a helicopter downed in a remote South American jungle. Dutch and his team discover shortly after relocating that they have been sent under false pretenses. However, this deception turns out to be the least of their worries, as they are methodically hunted by something that isn’t human.

Alien, And Aliens

Alien - Movies Like The Descent
A glimpse from Alien

In the distant future, the crew of the Nostromo commercial spaceship picks up a distress call from a distant moon while on their way home. As a result of their obligation, the crew investigates the area and descends on the moon afterward. Three crew members leave the spaceship after a rough landing to explore the moon. It turns out the ship’s computer deciphers the message as a warning, not a distress call at the same time they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature. As soon as one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes they’re not alone on the spaceship.

A Quiet Place

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A glimpse from A Quiet Place

New York City has become a death trap defined by an era of utter silence as a result of the invincible predators of possible extraterrestrial origin, overrun by the Abbotts on a devastated Earth. Despite the fact that noise attracts this new type of invader, even the slightest sound can be deadly. Nevertheless, the Abbott family continues to stand strong even after twelve months since the first reports of the powerful monsters surfaced. It is essential for the Abbotts to learn the rules of survival in this muted dystopia. And now, more than ever, they must not make a sound.

Prey

Prey  - Movies Like The Descent
A glimpse from Prey

A prequel to Predator, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled warrior who is raised in the shadow of legendary hunters scouting the Great Plains 300 years ago, finds herself in danger in her camp. She hunts a highly evolved alien predator with a highly advanced arsenal as her prey.

The Cabin in the Woods

The cabin in the woods - Movies Like The Descent
A glimpse from The Cabin in the Woods

During a weekend, five teenagers head to a secluded cabin in the woods, only to find themselves completely isolated. When a cellar door suddenly pops open, they go down to see what’s going on. The women find an odd collection of relics and curios, but Dana, one of the women, awakens a family of zombie killers when she reads from a book. But there is more going on here than meets the eye.

The Cabin in the Woods is one of those exaggerated and embroidered movies like The Descent.

The Thing

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A glimpse from The Thing

The base of an American research station in Antarctica, early winter 1982, is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from a nearby Norwegian station trying to kill a dog escaping from the facility. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper, the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to find them all dead or missing. They find the remains of a strange creature that the Norwegians burned. They take the creature to their base and determine it is alien. Eventually, it is revealed that this alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing.

The Mist

The mist
A glimpse from The Mist

One night, a ferocious storm damages the Drayton family’s house. The storm is accompanied by a strange mist the next morning. The Draytons live in a small Maine town with their son Billy. Upon entering the town with their neighbor Brent Norton, David and Billy, and others find themselves trapped in a grocery store with several others. There, they discover that the mist contains a scary substance that seeks to kill humans.

The Fly

The Fly
A glimpse from The Fly

When an eccentric scientist’s experiment seems to be going well, Dr. Seth Brundle experiments on himself and is fused with the worst pest on Earth: The Fly. Who will pay the price for a man who plays God? Only Seth knows the answer.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
A glimpse from The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

On their way to visit their grandfather’s grave (which appears to have been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers pass through a slaughterhouse, pick up a sinister hitchhiker (and quickly drop him off), eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, and finally reach their old family home… They encounter cannibals who more than makeup for their lack of social skills by using power tools…

Honorable Mention: The Descent 2

The Descent 2
A glimpse from The Descent 2

The sequel to The Descent. Although it did not score well with critics and audiences, if you want to watch just for the sake of having fun, give it a try.

A blood-covered Sarah Carter is found by the authorities with no memory of what happened during the spelunking expedition, so they take her back to the caves where it occurred, to uncover the mystery and the remains. — This is what a stupid horror movie sequel plot looks like.

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