Movies like Case 39

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Case 39 (2009)
 6.2
 73K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, gloomy, bleak, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns, disturbing, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, mental institution, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, deadly, evil force, family in danger, child killer, youth, office, cityscape, pier, twists & turns, manipulation, adoption, death, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Case 39

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, danger, death, storytelling, catastrophe, dialogue and mentor mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Case 39: Orphan (2009), Gothika (2003), Annabelle (2014), Devil's Pass (2013), 6 Souls (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 178K
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, manipulation, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, fear, domestic disturbance, childhood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 101K
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: psychological, scary, gothic, psycho film, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 127K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, demonic possession, violence, paranormal activity, danger, toy comes to life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 21K
Devil's Pass (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia, UK
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snow, survival, supernatural, danger, ancient mystery, uncover truth, plot twist, legends and myths, deadly, isolation, found footage, time travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 31K
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
Plot: murder, split personality, psychiatrist, supernatural, mental illness, mentally unstable, family relations, forensics, doctors and patients, parents and children, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 72K
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: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, family in danger, parents and children, family problems, ghost, slasher, danger, step parent, pretense, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ 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, twists and turns, suspense, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, supernatural, fear, handheld camera, psychic, danger, videotaping, couples, invisibility, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, loss of child, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, dealing with death, uncover truth, afterlife, mentally unstable, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 201K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, attic, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 301K
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, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, female protagonist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 258K
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, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, ghosts, parallel world, psychic, evil spirit, danger, paranormal activity, nightmare, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, mind bending, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, nightmare, demon, possession, ghost, seance, heaven and hell, family, god or devil, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 123K
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, suspense ...
Plot: elevator, devil, trapped in an elevator, supernatural, mysterious character, police investigation, danger, sin, mystery, captivity, death, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 161K
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, psychologist, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 139K
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, surprise ending, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: orphan, haunted house, missing child, seance, haunted by the past, fear, disappearance, death, paranormal activity, tragic event, ghost, ghosts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 317K
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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, gothic ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, psychic, supernatural, mysterious character, parallel world, seance, uncover truth, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: supernatural, nightmare, darkness, suicide, haunted by the past, danger, mind game, child in peril, demons, dark and stormy night, slasher, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 406K
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, frightening, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, danger, paranormal activity, paranormal investigation, witch, riddles and clues, seance, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1968 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 70K
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, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, violence, boy, ghosts, haunted house, mansion, supernatural, murder, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 50K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, mind game, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 87K
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, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, deadly, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, oregon, usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: satan, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, pregnancy, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, deadly, religions or cults, self mutilation, pregnant woman, satanic cult ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, 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, gory, murder, monastery, supernatural, experiment gone awry, deadly creature, secret place, danger, deadly, mutant, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 48K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, death, ghosts, haunted by the past, rabbi, twins, revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 201K
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, supernatural, haunted house, seance, psychic, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, single mother, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 2003, year 1977
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 16K
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, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, danger, rescue, haunted house, ghosts, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1983, year 1985
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, ghost, mental illness, danger, confined, murder, dissociative identity disorder, nurse, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 98K
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, investigation, family in danger, mirror, evil, uncover truth, family problems, hallucination, possession, death, medication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, danger, deadly, psychopath, neighbor, female protagonist, woman in danger, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, supernatural horror, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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