Movies like Gothika

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Gothika (2003)
 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 of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, sexy, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, investigation, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental institution, mystery, insanity, crazy, mind game, hospital, protagonist as suspect, supernatural ability, wrongfully committed, maniac, woman in danger, prison, ghost, psychologist, haunted house, crimes, mentally unstable, false accusation, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire

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Most similar movies to Gothika

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, psychological and serious films with plots about murder, supernatural, mystery, police investigation, dialogue, catastrophe and mentor mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Gothika: What Lies Beneath (2000), 6 Souls (2010), Orphan (2009), Dream House (2011), Hide and Seek (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, infidelity, adultery, supernatural, woman in danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, dishonesty, losing-it hero, supernatural horror, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 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 ⇓
78%
 6.0
 67K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, memory loss, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, insanity, investigation, haunted by the past, mental patient, nervous breakdown, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 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%
 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: mental illness, investigation, mystery, insanity, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, psychology, losing-it hero, uncover truth, disorder, isolation ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 61K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, profiler, trap, island, investigation, fbi, survival, murder, fbi agent, psycho killer, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 18K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, psychological, twists and turns, gothic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, supernatural, investigation, priest, catholic church, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, sin, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, paris france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 81K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, psychic, supernatural, paranoia, clairvoyance, murder, hypnosis, rape, psychic power, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy, serious ...
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 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 3K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, ghost, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, psychopath, rivalry, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 246K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder mystery, mental disorder, investigation, motel, stranded, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, characters killed one by one, psychiatrist, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.5
 128K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mirror, haunted house, siblings relations, ghost, supernatural horror, paranormal activity, insanity, brother sister relationship, hallucination, flashback, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, 2000s, year 2002
Place: 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 ⇓
100%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, gothic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, insanity, mental patient, psychiatrist, doctors, doctors and patients, happy ending, conspiracy, mad scientist, madhouse, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 122K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, 911, psycho, child abduction, murder, chase, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 13K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, supernatural, kidnapping, murder mystery, investigation, supernatural ability, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dream, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 24K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
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Story: Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there.
Style: atmospheric, scary, macabre, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, mansion, psychic power, afterlife, psychic, precognition, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1991, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: seattle, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 7K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, psychiatry, mentally unstable, ghost, intern, murder, supernatural, investigation, mental illness, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, voodoo, occult, black magic, supernatural horror, witchcraft, ritual, supernatural, sacrifice, rite, paralysis, attic ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, slasher, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, found footage, investigation, snake, insanity, kidnapping, hospital, surveillance, demon, memory loss, transformation, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 35K
Julia's Eyes (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, slasher, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, twin sister, blindness, suicide, mind game, mysterious villain, murder, mystery killer, uncover truth, mystery, blind character, delusion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.4
 59K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: psychological, scary, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, lobotomy, mental illness, ghost, haunted house, insanity, transformation, murder, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 2K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, afterlife, architect, hotel, supernatural, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, rough, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, survival, mental institution, murder, haunted by the past, abandoned hospital, isolation, characters killed one by one, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ⇓
33%