Movies like Don't Go to Sleep

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Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
 6.5
 1K
Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young girl begins seeing the ghost of her sister who died in an accident a year earlier.
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, weird
Plot: ghost, supernatural, grandmother, mystery, parents and children, supernatural ability, vengeance, family problems, starting over, mischievous children, haunted by the past, death in the family, stalking, secret, occult, killer child, revenge, murder, patricide, car breakdown, siblings, hospital, dysfunctional family, death of child, fratricide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Don't Go to Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about ghost, supernatural, danger, deadly, mystery, haunted by the past and family relations mostly in Horror, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Don't Go to Sleep: Half Light (2006), A Whisper in the Dark (1976), Carnival of Souls (1998), Dark Water (2005), The Messengers (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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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 ⇓
100%
A Whisper in the Dark (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Martino is a young child who claims to have an invisible friend called Luca. His parents assume it is just a game, but strange things start to happen.
Style: tense, mind bending, scary, gothic, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, obsession, ghost, couples, parents and children, haunted by the past, pregnancy, crimes, mystery, mischievous children, supernatural, boy ...
Time: 70s
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil clown, female protagonist, carnival, childhood trauma, psychopath, sister sister relationship, vengeance, witnessing a crime, murder, haunted by the past, ghost, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 63K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, imaginary friend, divorce, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship, paranoia, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city, new york, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.3
 40K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, supernatural, death threat, family in danger, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, teenage life, parents and children, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 32K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: scary, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, missing child, haunted by the past, parents and children, custody, losing-it hero, family problems, single parent, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 3K
Cello (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cellist is haunted by strange events after a car wreck.
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, musician, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, mystery, family in danger, obsession, family problems, supernatural, mentally unstable, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The House at the End of Time (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of Dulce, a mother who has encounters with apparitions inside her old house. She must decipher a mystery that could trigger a prophecy: the death of her family.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, mystery, haunted house, family in danger, murder, life is a bitch, time travel, dealing with death, missing child, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 813
Ghost Son (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Ghost Son" takes place in South Africa. A married couple Stacey and Mark live on the farm with their black teenage maid. Mark and Stacey love each other deeply. Unfortunately Mark dies in a tragic truck accident.Stacey returns to the farm ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, slasher
Plot: pregnancy, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family in danger, missing child, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, supernatural ability, uncover truth, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 3K
They Wait (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, murder, death in the family, mystery, couples, life is a bitch, supernatural, supernatural ability, grudge, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
One Missed Call (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan, Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves -- messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Style: scary, suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, death, supernatural, destiny, asthma, hospital, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, cowardice, friendship, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 2K
Neverlake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: On a trip home to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend when she is called upon by 3000 year old spirits of the Neverlake to help return their lost artifacts and save the lives of missing children.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: lake, ghost, hidden truth, father daughter relationship, death, supernatural, obsession, life is a bitch, uncover truth, family relations, mystery, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 6K
The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, ex convict, riddles and clues, supernatural, family problems, parents and children, domestic disturbance, grudge, curses spells and rituals, paranormal, domestic violence, auto mechanic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Haunting of Julia (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After the death of her daughter, Julia Lofting, a wealthy housewife, moves to London to re-start her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the sadness of losing her own child and the ghosts of other children.
Style: slasher, gothic, psychotronic, macabre, sad ...
Plot: ghost, basement, mental breakdown, death, haunted house, evil child, mental disorder, female psychopath, young girl, seance, friendship, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.1
 31K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, childhood, haunted by the past, ghost, destiny, death, hallucination, nightmare, haunted house, hometown, mentally unstable, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
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The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: suspense, serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, haunted by the past, supernatural, family relations, family problems, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, estate, family secret, vengeance, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
40%
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 4.5
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Ruby (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revenge, supernatural, gangsters, ghost, murder, family relations, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, gang, mentally unstable, supernatural ability ...
Time: 1930s, year 1935, year 1951, 50s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 23K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: scary, psychological, tense, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, found footage, supernatural, drowning, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, mystery, paranormal activity, family life, supernatural ability, loss of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Wind of Fear (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia is a troubled teen confined in a very particular support center ruled with roughness by renowned psychiatrist Bernarda Alquicira. Coexisting with girls who have experienced similar trances, Claudia confronts horrible visions of Andrea, a ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, mystery, mentally unstable, isolation, confined, vengeance, mental institution, supernatural, uncover truth, murder, supernatural ability, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Kill Baby, Kill (1966)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An 18th century European village is haunted by the ghost of a murderous little girl.
Style: scary, psychological, gothic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, village, haunted by the past, vengeance, mysterious character, mystery, evil child, ghost, witch, curse ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 1K
The Haunting (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesca is a pediatrician who is dedicated to both motherhood and children, married to another physician, Pedro. Following the birth of a new child, Francesca begins to suffer from postpartum depression. Following the advice of friend and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, mystery, obsession, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, starting over, hopes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, family in danger, ghost, siblings relations, mentally unstable, dealing with death, family problems, possession, children, supernatural power, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 5K
Phone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Soon after Ji-won gets a new cell phone, her friend's young daughter, Yeong-ju, puts it to her ear and immediately begins screaming in terror. When other strange things start happening in connection with the phone, Ji-Won does some ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, journalism, evil spirit, haunted by the past, obsession, investigation, mystery, vengeance, teenage life, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 13K
Mirrors 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Max, who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mentally unstable, vengeance, supernatural power, murder, rape, nightmare, rape and revenge, survival, nudity (full frontal - brief), death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, parents and children, nanny, family problems, mind game, obsession, isolation, suburbs, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, who done it, murder, haunted by the past, small town life, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 1K
Find Me (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Before boxes are unpacked in their new home, newlyweds Tim and Emily, find themselves playing a very creepy game of hide and seek with a vengeful spirit.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, supernatural, rivalry, haunted by the past, vengeance, haunted house, mystery, riddles and clues, woman in danger, game, chase, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 2K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, desert, murder, dark secret, uncover truth, family in danger, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%