Movies like Insidious

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 6.8
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Insidious
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twist ending, psychological, serious, frightening, atmospheric, intense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, supernatural, demons, family in danger, evil spirit, afterlife, alternate reality, parents and children, children, blood, hospital, danger, family, splatter, gory, coma, deadly, doctors, family relations, catastrophe, goth, deadly creature, monster, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Insidious

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, suspenseful and frightening films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, supernatural, death, demons and ghosts mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Insidious: Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015), The Conjuring (2013), Sinister (2012), Oculus (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Insidious: Chapter 2
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, serious, frightening, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family, serial killer, parents and children, ghosts, hospital, investigation, afterlife, demons, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   94%
 
Insidious: Chapter 3
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, suspenseful, serious, frightening, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, ghosts, demons, afterlife, family in danger, family drama, danger, single father, family, mythology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   93%
 
 7.5
 369K
The Conjuring
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, exorcism, paranormal investigation, danger, riddles and clues, investigation, death, witch, haunted by the past, seance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s ...
Place: new england, usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   95%
 
 6.8
 189K
Sinister
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, suspense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, serial killer, obsession, investigation, demons, writers, mystery, filmed killing, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   81%
 
 6.5
 102K
Oculus
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, demons, mirror, supernatural, haunted house, insanity, plot twist, gory, danger, hallucination, murder, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   85%
 
 5.9
 52K
The Possession
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl's father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, father daughter relationship, divorce, ghost, jewish, demons, ancient mystery, brutality, hospital, death, blood, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 154K
Mama
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain
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, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, gothic ...
Plot: supernatural, children, ghost, adoption, redemption, secrets, danger, imaginary friend, afterlife, hospital, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   66%
 
The Amityville Horror
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, gory, insanity, mystery, supernatural, murder, family in danger, transformation, domestic disturbance, death, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   88%
 
 4.9
 50K
Poltergeist
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, parents and children, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, danger, demons, family problems, family, family relations, poltergeist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   88%
 
 6.2
 69K
Case 39
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, psychological, bleak, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: social worker, supernatural, adoption, woman in danger, uncover truth, murder, danger, demons, child abuse, evil child, mysterious character, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, evil doll, toy comes to life, cult, violence, ghost, haunted house, death, sacrifice, gory, parenthood, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
 168K
Orphan
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: adoption, orphan, manipulation, family in danger, murder, psychology, secrets, family problems, supernatural, parenthood, psychiatrist, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   71%
 
 7.4
 174K
The Conjuring 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, transformation, demons, ghosts, danger, single mother, family, demonic possession, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1977, year 2003
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 95K
Mirrors
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
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, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, uncover truth, family in danger, investigation, alternate reality, death, mirror, hallucination, evil, brutality, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   71%
 
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence
Genre: Fantasy, 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, suspenseful, gothic, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mystery, murder, ventriloquist, legend, ghost, doll, supernatural, gory, small town, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   35%
 
Paranormal Activity
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, surveillance, danger, couples, family, fear, videotaping, desperation, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, ghosts, hospital, parents and children, farm, family, siblings relations, mystery, sunflower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
 6.0
 64K
The Boy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, murder, violence, plot twist, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, mystery, brutality, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
Movie in collections
 7.6
 304K
The Others
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, dark, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: afterlife, haunted house, uncover truth, filicide, losing-it hero, single parent, parents and children, life is a bitch, suicide, bad mother, master servant relationship, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 5.9
 128K
The Grudge
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: American nurse, Karen Davis moves to Tokyo and encounters a vengeful supernatural spirit known as The Grudge that often possesses its victims. When a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths occur – with the spirit passing its curse onto each ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, gothic, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, gory, vengeance, murder, ghost, mystery, suicide, family curse, hospital, death, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
 4.8
 35K
The Forest
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, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghosts, haunted house, twists & turns, suicide, sisters, maggot, violence, hallucination, american abroad, in the woods, sexualized violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
The Last Exorcism
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, blood, religion, clergy, devil, demons, death, murder, hospital, farm, curses spells and rituals, witches ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 340K
Saw
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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: torture, survival, serial killer, gory, mind game, insanity, violence, slasher, murder, game of death, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   30%
 
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The Haunting in Connecticut
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, frightening ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, cancer, hospital, ghost, blood, ghosts, parents and children, splatter, family drama, demons, funeral home ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1987
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
 5.4
 48K
The Eye
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blindness, supernatural, afterlife, woman in danger, ghost, seeing dead people, supernatural ability, eye, danger, demons, fear, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   24%
 
As Above, So Below
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, dark, suspense, tense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gory, supernatural, mythology, ancient mystery, uncover truth, death, found footage, confined, escapades, survival, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   27%
 
 7.1
 36K
Shutter
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, frightening ...
Plot: supernatural, gory, revenge, ghost, vengeance, ghosts, blood, hospital, death, danger, storytelling, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   24%
 
 5.3
 38K
Sinister 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, twins, family in danger, dysfunctional family, ghosts, crime, danger, demons, investigation, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
Burnt Offerings
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A couple and their 12-year-old son move into a giant house for the summer. Things start acting strange almost immediately. It seems that every time some gets hurt on the grounds the beat-up house seems to repair itself.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, obsession, ghost, blood, death, losing-it hero, mystery, demons, supernatural ability, ghosts ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostages, serial killer, slasher, murder, isolation, home invasion, psychological thriller, violence, torture, brutality, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
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