The Seventh Day starring Guy Pearce did its best to take you into the world of exorcism. It’s not exactly what we or anyone will call a great movie. But, if the movie got you in the mood to watch more movies about exorcism, we have just the list for you. Here are 5 more movies like The Seventh Day. These 5 movies are of higher quality than The Seventh Day. So, pick one and enjoy the scares! Watch them all to make it a horror week this week!
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5 Exorcism Movies like The Seventh Day
1 The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose presents a very different take on the exorcism plot. And, that’s what makes it so interesting and refreshing to watch. It’s also based on a true story, which makes it even more intriguing. A priest is arrested. His crime? Murder they say he committed when trying to exorcise the demons from a girl, Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter). A trial begins. Laura Linney plays Erin Bruner, the lawyer who takes on the defense of the accused father. The Father is played by Tom Wilkinson.
As Erin tries to investigate Father Moore’s actions to try to defend him, she slowly uncovers many surprising truths that won’t just chance the nature of the trial, but put her own life at stake.
The acting is solid. The scares are harrowing each time they come along and there are plenty. Direct Scott Derrickson has done a stellar job with the depiction of what happens during and around a exorcism.
The movie has over 120,000 votes at IMDB, with an average rating of 6.7.
2 The Rite (2011)
In The Seventh Day, you saw a renowned exorcist take a priest under his wing, training him in the art of exorcism. The Rite takes a similar approach. An American student Michael (Colin O’Donoghue) travels to Italy to participate in a 2 month program that is designed to re-teach the art of exorcism to the clergy. While there, he becomes a protégé to Father Lucas Trevant (Anthony Hopkins), a priest who has performed over 1,000 exorcisms.
Michael is still not very convinced that the devil exists. But, when events take an unexpected turn with Father Lucas, Michael has no choice but to take the devil head on, using exorcism techniques he just learnt.
Anthony Hopkins is brilliant as the eerily calm priest. Definitely a movie that will builds a lot of tension, also delivering great scares.
3 The Priests (2015)
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The Priests is a very interesting exorcism movie if you are up for some movie watching with the subtitles on On. It is a Korean movie. Though the basics of the exorcism remain the same, the Korean priests add their cultural mix into the exorcisms. Also interesting is the camaraderie between a seasoned priest and a young priest who is still completing his studies, much like what you saw in The Seventh Day.
The two priests investigate the attack on a little girl. Along the way, they are confused about whether she was attacked by the devil or simply evil human force. But, as they delve deeper, they realize it could be both.
4 The Conjuring (2013)
A couple move their family into a dilapidated farm house in rural Rhode Island. Just as they are settling in, the devil begin to show itself, unleashing its fury. Terrified, they reach out to local paranormal investigators who reveal a long history of great tragedies and satanic occupancies in the area. And, the family is told that it won’t matter if they moved, as the devil will follow them.
Desperate to get back to normalcy, the couple seek the help of the paranormal investigators to exorcise the evil residing in the house. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are brilliant as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the paranormal investigators. Lily Taylor and Ron Livingston do their part as the terrified parents who don’t know what hits them where. All the children deliver very believable acting performances.
“Look what you made me do” became a cult line after this movie. Director James Wan aced his work when he made this horror mystery thriller. Once done with Conjuring, you can watch Conjuring 2 which is just as not good, if not debatably better.
5 The Exorcist (1973)
We put The Exorcist at the very end of the list when it should have been first on the list. It’s THE greatest exorcist movie ever made, even though it came out nearly 50 years ago. It’s last on our list because you have probably seen it. But, if you haven’t, this should be the first movie on your list after watching The Seventh Day. Even if you have seen it, it’s going to deliver what you are after – scares and jumps.
This movie is what made exorcism movies a thing. Despite the lack of special effects in those days, the scary visuals you will see in this movie will make every exorcism movie that came after it pale in comparison. We honestly think we haven’t got the blood-curling type of scares we got while watching this movie when we watched any of the more recent cinematic exorcist and horror movies.
After The Exorcist, you can watch The Exorcist II and III and also follow it up with The Omen for good measure. They all explore the exorcism idea in their own unique ways.