Movies like Gothika

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Gothika (2003)
 5.8
 108K
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, psycho film, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric, surprise ending, twists and turns, sadistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, mental institution, mind game, psychiatrist, supernatural, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability, woman in danger, psychologist, psychopath, false accusation, maniac, hospital, twists & turns, goth, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, danger ...
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 scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, serial killer, police investigation, death, dialogue, mentor and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Gothika: What Lies Beneath (2000), Shutter Island (2010), Dream House (2011), Orphan (2009), 6 Souls (2010). 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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural horror, woman in danger, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, haunted by the past, dishonesty, danger, losing-it hero, spiritualism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.2M
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, paranoia, investigation, psychology, mental illness, psychiatrist, uncover truth, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 64K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 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: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 195K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, mysterious character, female psychopath, family in danger, parents and children, deadly, family problems, murderer, killer child, insanity, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 33K
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, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, supernatural, psychiatrist, witch doctor, doctors and patients, mental illness, female psychiatrist, supernatural horror, voodoo, mentally unstable, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 82K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, split personality, plot twist, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 80K
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: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 17K
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: psychological thriller, twists and turns, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, supernatural ability, mentor protege relationship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, rome italy, europe, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 58K
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, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, bad guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 231K
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, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, motel, psychiatrist, split personality, mystery, stranded, investigation, psycho terror, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, florida, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 76K
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: twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, rape, clairvoyance, murder, paranoia, hypnosis, haunted house, supernatural, nightmare, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, track down, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, crime, mountain, police detective, police investigation, ritual, corpse, crimes, faked death, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 87K
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, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, ventriloquist, mystery, doll, murder, funeral, legend, curses spells and rituals, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, supernatural horror, black magic, attic, ritual, paralysis, plot twist, soul transference, spell, rite ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.5
 12K
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, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 6K
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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatry, mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, murder, intern, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: snake, supernatural, investigation, insanity, mental illness, found footage, kidnapping, hospital, memory loss, demons, demon, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 114K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, 911, psycho, danger, investigation, youth, murder, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 41K
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: twist ending, scary, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, ghost, supernatural, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ 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, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, mind game, danger, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 55K
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: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, mental institution, hazmat suit, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 22K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
TV show
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, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, afterlife, mystery, psychic power, mansion, supernatural, supernatural ability, curse, murder, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, year 1950, year 1915, year 1914, 1990s ...
Place: seattle washington, africa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 36K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, √Āngela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, snuff, serial killer, research, violence, theft, sadism, video tape, thesis, perversion, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, who done it, afterlife, murder, investigation, crimes ...
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, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mental institution, supernatural, evil spirit, danger, murder, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 67K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, fbi, mind game, profiler, cannibalism, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, st. louis missouri, miami, baltimore, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 33K
Deep Red (1975)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Style: psychological, gothic, suspenseful, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, danger, psychopath, serial killer, mental illness, mind game, haunted by the past, mysterious character, crimes, intrigue, manic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy, italy, australia, lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 26K
Marrowbone (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: brother sister relationship, mental illness, murder, ghost, abandoned house, violence, secret, plot twist, love, attic, murder of family, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1969
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 852
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, mental illness, murder, law enforcement, investigation, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%