Movies like Case 39

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Case 39 (2009)
 6.2
 75K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, twists and turns, bleak, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, child abuse, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, demon, deadly, evil force, youth, office, pier, cityscape, child killer, twists & turns, manipulation, adoption, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Case 39

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about supernatural, weird, danger, storytelling, dialogue, death and catastrophe mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Case 39: Orphan (2009), Gothika (2003), 6 Souls (2010), The Others (2001), Devil's Pass (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 185K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, family problems, adoption, mysterious character, manipulation, deadly, parents and children, insanity, female psychopath, fear, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 104K
Gothika (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, psychiatrist, mental institution, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 32K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, witch doctor, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 327K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 22K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, Finland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five young filmmakers retrace the steps of a doomed group of hikers in pursuit of an unsolvable mystery.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snow, survival, ancient mystery, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, deadly, legends and myths, isolation, mountain, mutant, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 424K
The Conjuring (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 100K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, demon, mirror, evil, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, panic, couples, danger, videotaping, handheld camera, demonic possession, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 13K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, uncover truth, death in the family, mentally unstable, woman in danger, death of child, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: darkness, supernatural, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, child in peril, demon, demons, dark and stormy night, supernatural horror ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 210K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 214K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, haunted house, supernatural, psychic, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, child in peril, paranormal investigation, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1976, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 165K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 126K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, supernatural, twists & turns, danger, mystery, sin, captivity, police investigation, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 312K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, family relations, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 74K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, woman in danger, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.0
 80K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, mysterious character, haunted by the past, small town, mystery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, single father, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 143K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, serious, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, death, ghosts, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, ghost, tragic event, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, student life, danger, haunted by the past, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, heaven and hell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.8
 268K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, nightmare, evil spirit, family in danger, ghosts, parallel world, parents and children, psychic, paranormal activity, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.0
 76K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, violence, ghosts, nanny, mansion, supernatural, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 56K
The Possession (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal activity, family in danger, danger, evil force, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, exorcism, artifact, ghost, family relations, ancient mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 89K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, good versus evil, small town, female reporter, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 103K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Immediately after their miscarriage, the US diplomat Robert Thorn adopts the newborn Damien without the knowledge of his wife. Yet what he doesn’t know is that their new son is the son of the devil. A classic horror film with Gregory Peck from ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, scary, biblical ...
Plot: priest, devil, good versus evil, antichrist, monk, prophecy, apocalypse, murder, rottweiler, gory, supernatural, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: rome italy, europe, england, jerusalem, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 39K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, confined, danger, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 16K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: satan, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, pregnancy, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, religions or cults, pregnant woman, self mutilation, satanic cult ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, year 2012
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.2
 2K
Hidden 3D (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Brian's mother dies and is surprised when he inherit's The Sanctuary, her controversial experimental treatment center for addictions. When he and his friends are shown around the dilapidated building by a mysterious employee, it is clear ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, danger, gory, murder, monastery, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, secret place, supernatural, deadly, mutant, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 3K
Cassadaga (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deaf girl attempts to contact her sister during a séance, only to connect with the ghost of a murdered woman.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, touching
Plot: serial killer, uncover truth, ghost, supernatural, life turned upside down, deadly, danger, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, seance, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 32K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new york, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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