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Case 39 (2009)
 6.2
 86K
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, atmospheric, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, social worker, child abuse, mysterious character, mental institution, uncover truth, family in danger, supernatural horror, demon, murder, evil force, adoption, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, animal attack, ghost, torture, psychiatrist, chase, manipulation, child, death, child killer, fear ...
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, atmospheric and serious films with plots about supernatural, dialogue, catastrophe, death, ghost, storytelling and danger mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Case 39: Orphan (2009), The Ring (2002), The Others (2001), 6 Souls (2010), Sinister (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 217K
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, psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, orphan, killer child, female psychopath, mysterious character, family in danger, parents and children, insanity, murder, murderer, family problems, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 7.1
 346K
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, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, life is a bitch, paranormal phenomena, curse, death, race against time, female protagonist, urban legend, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 362K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, scary, gothic ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, spiritualism, able to see the dead, psychic, nightmare, mansion, isolation ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.0
 35K
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, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: supernatural, psychiatrist, split personality, murder, female psychiatrist, doctors and patients, mental illness, witch, witch doctor, devil, supernatural horror, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 248K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, murder, supernatural horror, fear, crimes, paranormal activity, family in danger, investigation, evil force, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 113K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, ghost, demon, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, supernatural ability, child in peril, college, chase ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 25K
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, scary, suspense, atmospheric, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, found footage, supernatural, snow, time travel, mutant, uncover truth, ancient mystery, mountain, mountain climbing, secrets, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1980
Place: russia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 67K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, afterlife, boarding school, fear, investigation, haunted by the past, teacher, boarding school life, supernatural horror, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, post world war one
Place: england, europe, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 265K
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, dark, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, psychic, single mother, demon, child in peril, fear, terror, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, year 1977, year 1976, 20th century, year 2003 ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, scary, twists and turns, surprise ending, slasher ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, alternate reality, fantasy world, life & death, ghost, hallucination, psychology, multiple storylines, college, haunted by the past, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 85K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, split personality, psychologist, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, mental illness, murder, single father, father daughter relationship, small town, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 108K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mirror, evil, investigation, family in danger, death, haunted house, demon, uncover truth, family problems, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.4
 155K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, macabre, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, missing child, afterlife, death, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, orphan, life is a bitch, orphanage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.8
 305K
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, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, paranormal activity, evil spirit, nightmare, afterlife, parallel world, ghost, fear, nightmare comes true, psychic, demon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 96K
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, psychological, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, evil child, nightmare, mental institution, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, child in peril, happy ending, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 498K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, exorcism, fear, investigation, family in danger, death, paranormal activity, supernatural horror ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1971 ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 202K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Plot: ghost, witch, supernatural, evil, curses spells and rituals, evil wins, dark humor, demon, life turned upside down, heaven and hell, exorcism, gypsy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1969, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 41K
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: scary, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, abduction, child abduction, small town, mystery, urban legend, mysterious character, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, paranoia, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 4K
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: ghost, serial killer, supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, violence, woman, deadly, danger, jump scare
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, supernatural, murder, death of child, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death in the family, afterlife, loss of child, woman in danger, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 60K
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, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, supernatural, exorcism, supernatural horror, ghost, curses spells and rituals, artifact, paranormal activity, father daughter relationship, evil force, parents and children, demonic possession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, frightening, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, family, fear, child in peril, serial killer, psychic, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 43K
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, twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: mental institution, ghost, mental illness, supernatural, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, doctors and patients, murder, brutality, confined, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 80K
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: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, slasher, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, woman in danger, mental illness, siblings relations, evil woman, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.5
 118K
The Omen (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, scary, macabre, bleak ...
Plot: devil, prophecy, priest, supernatural, good versus evil, antichrist, evil child, religion, monk, murder, hospital, boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, rome italy, europe, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 91K
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: scary, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, supernatural, haunted house, nanny, violence, mystery, murder, mansion, boy, ghost, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 3.4
 2K
The Attic (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emma has a strong aversion towards her family’s new house, especially the attic. After moving in, she becomes miserable and reclusive. The rest of her family also seems unhappy and unsettled. The situation escalates one day when Emma is in the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, investigation, murder, supernatural, family in danger, supernatural ability, riddles and clues, attic, woman in danger, police detective, mystery, mythical creature ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 94K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, supernatural, ventriloquist, murder, small town, investigation, mystery, clown, legend, urban legend, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 145K
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: scary, surprise ending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, elevator, group of strangers, mystery, mysterious character, stranded, police investigation, trapped in an elevator, death, trap, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%