Movies like Don't Go to Sleep

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Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, slasher
Plot: ghost, supernatural, grandmother, vengeance, supernatural ability, parents and children, mystery, starting over, danger, family problems, haunted by the past, death in the family, mischievous children, stalking, hospital, murder, revenge, secret, family relations, dealing with death, gory, pursuit, dysfunctional family, death of child, alcoholic father ...
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 problems 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), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972), Dark Water (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, 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
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, obsession, family relations, couples, haunted by the past, pregnancy, parents and children, crimes, mischievous children, deadly, mystery, supernatural ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, scary, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, witnessing a crime, danger, deadly, circus, childhood trauma, sister sister relationship, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, slasher ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, family in danger, gory, supernatural, danger, deadly, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: 70s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 61K
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, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, job seeking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.0
 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, obsession, family in danger, mystery, losing-it hero, supernatural, mentally unstable, family problems, vengeance, teachers and students, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 31K
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: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, splatter ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 782
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, family in danger, mystery, supernatural, single parent, missing child, life is a bitch, pregnancy, uncover truth, family problems, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, danger, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
 30K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, hometown, gory, mentally unstable, danger, destiny, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: gothic, serious, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, friendship, seance, death, basement, haunted house, pursuit, danger, domestic disturbance, family relations, family problems, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: suspenseful, scary, captivating, serious, asian horror
Plot: ghost, death in the family, murder, mystery, couples, danger, curses spells and rituals, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, grudge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, domestic disturbance, danger, family problems, parents and children, grudge, gory, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, tense, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, obsession, family problems, uncover truth, life is a bitch, family relations, mystery, hidden truth, father daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
43%
 4.6
 880
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, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gangsters, supernatural, ghost, revenge, mute or deaf, gang, crime, deadly, danger, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1950s, year 1951, year 1935
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, mind bending, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, asthma, death, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, destiny, cowardliness, delusion, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 20K
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, drowning, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, paranormal activity, deadly, family life, mystery, danger, loss of daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
38%
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: ghost, village, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, vengeance, mystery, danger, supernatural, supernatural ability, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, supernatural, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, parents and children, couple relations, isolation, starting over, family problems, haunted house, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 763
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: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, estate, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, possession, ghost, deadly, family in danger, siblings relations, family problems, dealing with death, mentally unstable, danger, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.9
 12K
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, deadly, murder, supernatural power, nudity (full frontal - brief), store, strong violent content, profanity, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, death in the family, family in danger, woman in danger, master and servant, mysterious character, family relations, haunted house, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 horror, gothic, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, mysterious character, mystery, uncover truth, afterlife, danger, murder, haunted by the past, who done it, small town life ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 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: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, danger, mind game, parents and children, family problems, isolation, suburbs, obsession, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Even the Wind Is Afraid (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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, isolation, mentally unstable, mystery, supernatural, confined, mental institution, deadly, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
One Missed Call 2 (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, cell phone, curse, vengeance, afterlife, investigation, mystery, journalism, danger, deadly, supernatural, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
32%