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Dark Water (2002)
 6.7
 32K
Dark Water (2002)
Original name: 仄暗い水の底から
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, mind bending, serious, gloomy, macabre, sinister ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, family problems, custody, losing-it hero, single parent, supernatural power, dead girl, drowning, flooding, haunted house, child custody, little girl, nightmare, family relations, siblings relations, family, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, divorce, school ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Dark Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, death, mystery and storytelling mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dark Water: The Forest (2016), Pulse (2001), The Orphanage (2007), The Messengers (2007), Boogeyman (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 42K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, missing person, forest, haunted house, family relations, suicide, violence, hallucination, sisters, twins, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 20K
Pulse (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, dark ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, isolation, internet, suicide, college student, missing person, supernatural, mystery, lifestyle, confined, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, asia, latin america, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 154K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, missing child, ghost, supernatural, death, fear, orphan, haunted by the past, afterlife, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, family in danger, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare, hallucination, supernatural, ghost, hometown, mentally unstable, destiny, parents and children, teenage life, youth, death ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 62K
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, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, family relations, single parent, imaginary friend, mother daughter relationship, drowning, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 70s, year 1974
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, seattle, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2009 mezzo-mezzo supernatural horror purporting to be based on a true story in which a cancer-afflicted teen starts seeing things in the new Victorian house he and his family moved into.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, murderer, dead man, parents and children, evil man, nightmare, mother daughter relationship, revenge ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, occult, ghost, funeral home, seance, curses spells and rituals, evil force, paranormal phenomena, hallucination, reverend, cancer, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1987
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Ju-on: The Curse (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted house, curse, ghost, murder, afterlife, fear, grudge, supernatural, missing child, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 14K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 24K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman recuperating at her father's run-down home after a tragic accident soon encounters a terrifying presence with a connection to her long-deceased mother.
Style: scary, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, nightmare, psychology, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, disability, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, woman in danger, haunted by the past, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, supernatural horror, dishonesty, losing-it hero, spiritualism, seance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 95K
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, investigation, supernatural ability, family problems, small town, nun, videotaping, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, scary, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, haunted by the past, mystery, family in danger, murder, ghost, dealing with death, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, losing-it hero, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, infidelity, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 509
Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, couple relations, couples, parent child relationship, research, supernatural power, child murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, macabre, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, paranormal activity, family, fear, nightmare comes true, demon, child in peril, psychic, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 809
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
Plot: ghost, mystery, family in danger, supernatural, single parent, family problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, supernatural ability, uncover truth, pregnancy, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 34K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, revenge, photographer, suicide ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, frightening, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural horror, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, ghost, psychic, supernatural power, seance, evil spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
When I Was Alive (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After losing his job and the end of his marriage, Júnior returns to his father's house. But that is not his childhood house anymore. His old room has been rented by a young woman and the place feels unwelcome and oppressive. Júnior develops ...
Style: psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary
Plot: haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, obsession, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, family relations, homecoming, danger, indoor
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, death, hospital, ghost, spirit, good versus evil, investigation, supernatural, mystery, mysterious death, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 178K
Mama (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that ...
Style: scary, gothic, macabre, frightening, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, adoption, afterlife, haunted house, mother daughter relationship, paranormal activity, forest, family relations, parents and children, children, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 66K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, riddles and clues, mystery, memory loss, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, crimes, family in danger, mental patient ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, supernatural horror, child in peril, countryside, world war two, death of child, evacuation, cemetery, wartime life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1941
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, family relations, family problems, haunted house, master and servant, mysterious character, family in danger, death in the family, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century, 90s
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, grandmother, family problems, haunted by the past, death in the family, parents and children, vengeance, starting over, mystery, supernatural ability, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, family, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals, curse, family relations, supernatural, justice, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s, year 2006, 2000s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, afterlife, ghost, social worker, death, panic, vengeance, haunted by the past, mystery, missing child, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Two Eyes Staring (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Nine-year-old Lisa discovers her sinister new friend is the ghost of the dead twin of Lisa's mother. Lisa's father also begins to suspect his wife of hiding a terrible secret, resulting in deadly consequences
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, dark ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, parents and children, countryside, family relations, family in danger, ghost, ghost child, little girl, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%