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Case 39 (2009)
 6.2
 82K
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, serious, twists and turns, bleak, atmospheric, macabre, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, demon, deadly, child killer, office, pier, cityscape, twists & turns, manipulation, adoption, death, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Case 39

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and atmospheric films with plots about supernatural, catastrophe, danger, death, storytelling, dialogue and mentor mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Case 39: Orphan (2009), Sinister (2012), The Ring (2002), The Others (2001), Devil's Pass (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
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Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
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, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, female psychopath, adoption, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, murderer, killer child, family problems, manipulation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
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94%
 6.8
 231K
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, sinister, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, murder, haunted house, supernatural, fear, supernatural horror, danger, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, year 2011, year 2012 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 331K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, investigation, ghost, curse, race against time, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children, uncover truth, death, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 348K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 104 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, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, psychic, mysterious character, supernatural, nightmare, uncover truth, spiritualism, ghosts, single parent, parallel world ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 24K
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, scary, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, snow, ancient mystery, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, legends and myths, deadly, found footage, mutant, time travel, filmmaking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 245K
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, dark, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, haunted house, psychic, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, family in danger, danger, riddles and clues, child in peril, single mother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 2000s, year 1977, year 1976 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 34K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, supernatural horror, female psychiatrist, mental illness, witch doctor, life is a bitch, child in peril, voodoo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1910s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 110K
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, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, mystery, investigation, serial killer, mental institution, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 13K
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: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 14K
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, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 290K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, ghosts, psychic, evil spirit, demons, paranormal activity, fear, danger, family in danger, parallel world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 83K
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, plot twist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 151K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural, death, missing child, orphan, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.5
 469K
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, paranormal investigation, family in danger, danger, witch, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, year 1971 ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 104K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany, France
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, demons, mirror, family in danger, investigation, evil, uncover truth, demon, family problems, hallucination, possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 40K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, abduction, mysterious character, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, child abduction, small town, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 3K
The Pact II (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sequel is set just weeks after Annie Barlow's deadly confrontation with the Judas Killer. In this elevated sequel, we meet June, a woman whose carefully constructed life is beginning to unravel due to lucid nightmares so awful they disturb ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense
Plot: serial killer, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, woman in danger, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, crimes, woman, jump scare, violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 59K
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: exorcism, family in danger, danger, curses spells and rituals, evil force, supernatural, ghost, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, artifact, family relations, ancient mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 78K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, twist ending, scary, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, step parent, siblings relations, evil woman, danger, pretense, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
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, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, psychic, nightmare comes true, demon, family, fear, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.6
 41K
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: twist ending, scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 173K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
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, macabre, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, paranormal activity, children, haunted house, parents and children, redemption, secrets, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.4
 93K
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, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, nun, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 111K
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, psychological, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: antichrist, devil, prophecy, priest, good versus evil, monk, murder, apocalypse, gory, supernatural, mystery, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, rome italy, europe, london, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 85K
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: psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, haunted house, ghosts, violence, mansion, supernatural, plot twist, mystery, boy, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 6.5
 193K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark fantasy ...
Plot: evil, curses spells and rituals, ghost, witch, dark humor, supernatural, gypsy, heaven and hell, curse, obsessive quest, life turned upside down, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1969, year 2009 ...
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 139K
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: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, group of strangers, danger, twists & turns, police investigation, stranded, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.9
 17K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, enigmatic, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, ghost, afterlife, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, ghosts, rescue, danger, house, trapped, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1985, 80s ...
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, danger, deadly, death of sister, mute or deaf, psychopath, seance, solace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%