Movies like Gothika

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Gothika (2003)
 5.8
 101K
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: psychological, scary, gothic, psycho film, suspenseful, surprise ending, atmospheric, gloomy, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, mystery, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity, supernatural ability, mental institution, false accusation, rapist, hospital, crimes, crime, mentally unstable, danger, wrongfully committed, axe, maniac, psychopath, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut

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Most similar movies to Gothika

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, serious and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, mystery, death, twists & turns, dialogue and danger mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Gothika: 6 Souls (2010), Shutter Island (2010), Mindhunters (2004), Case 39 (2009), Orphan (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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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, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, psychiatrist, mental illness, supernatural, mentally unstable, family relations, forensics, doctors and patients, parents and children, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 1.0M
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, suspenseful, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: mystery, mental institution, insanity, paranoia, investigation, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, mental illness, psychiatrist, plot twist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 73K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.9
 178K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, adoption, manipulation, family problems, mysterious character, parents and children, deadly, insanity, fear, domestic disturbance, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 401K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, uncover truth, journalist, investigation, mystery, victim, paranoia, mind game, code, killings ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1991 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 16K
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, bleak, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, deadly, religions or cults, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, jerusalem, rome italy, italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 2K
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, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, ghost, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, obsession, danger, life is a bitch, mysterious character, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Before I Go to Sleep (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Sweden
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, mystery, uncover truth, life turned upside down, obsession, domestic violence, psychiatrist, power relations, doctors and patients, woman in danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2007, 2000s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 37K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, supernatural, child murder, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, family life, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, woman in danger, infidelity, couple relations, dishonesty, haunted by the past, supernatural power, supernatural, scientist, murder, seance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, psychiatry, intern, murder, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 79K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, haunted by the past, small town, mysterious character, dealing with death, mystery, fictional reality, family relations, death in the family, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 356K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, mind game, race against time, survival, insanity, gory, master criminal, trapped, game of death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, dark and stormy night, supernatural ability, woman in danger, danger, serial killer, slasher, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 201K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, attic, fear, danger, evil force, filmed killing, investigation, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1979, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 70K
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, ghost, afterlife, hypnosis, clairvoyance, haunted house, paranoia, murder, obsession, supernatural, woman in danger, supernatural ability ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 60K
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, suspenseful, tense, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, plot twist, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 28K
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: murder, family in danger, psychopath, danger, serial killer, investigation, mental illness, track down, mind game, woman in danger, intrigue, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, lebanon, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 39K
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: surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, ghost, mental illness, danger, confined, murder, dissociative identity disorder, nurse, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, kidnapping, murder, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, danger, investigation, deadly, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 50K
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental institution, psychology, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, transformation, insanity, obsession, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 212K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, psycho film, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, motel, isolation, investigation, psychology, stranded, coincidence, death, crime, psychiatrist, storm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Alice Sweet Alice (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: psycho film, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, psychopathic killer, gory, creep, mystery killer, investigation, mystery, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: 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, supernatural, ghost, murder, mental institution, danger, haunted by the past, survival, gory, vengeance, mystery, isolation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, starting over, danger, ghost, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Don't Look in the Basement (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young psychiatric nurse goes to work at a lonesome asylum following a murder. There, she experiences varying degrees of torment from the patients.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, murder, psychopath, danger, mental institution, patient, sanitarium, hospital, slasher, gory, serial killer, losing-it hero ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 2K
Salvage (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: death, danger, psychopath, time loop, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, destiny, vengeance, supernatural, rescue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young policewoman slowly goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Style: brutal, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: rapist, serial killer, murder, art, policewoman, mental illness, obsession, vengeance, mind game, memory loss, rescue, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: europe, italy, florence, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 80K
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, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, mystery, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, small town, supernatural, gory, doll, investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%