Movies like The Messengers

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The Messengers (2007)
 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, 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 and endure attacks from a supernatural source. Jess must warn her disbelieving family before it is too late to save them.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, disturbing, macabre, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, family in danger, uncover truth, teenage life, crimes, psychopath, parents and children, family life, family problems, family relations, farm, father son relationship, child murder, husband wife relationship, raven, little boy, sunflower, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois

Most similar movies to The Messengers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, haunted house, deadly, death and supernatural horror mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Messengers: The Conjuring (2013), Sinister (2012), Insidious (2010), Dream House (2011), Poltergeist (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 434K
The Conjuring (2013)
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, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, exorcism, danger, paranormal investigation, haunted by the past, witch, fear, paranormal activity, evil force, family in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: new england, rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.8
 216K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, ghost, fear, family in danger, attic, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1966, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 274K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, nightmare, supernatural, evil spirit, parallel world, ghosts, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, demons, parents and children, afterlife, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 63K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, family relations, danger, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 55K
Poltergeist (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, suspenseful, psychological, intense, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, child in peril, poltergeist, family in danger, good versus evil, family problems, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, paranormal, family relations, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Burnt Offerings (1976)
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, macabre, atmospheric ...
Plot: old house, psychosis, attic, supernatural, family in danger, mystery, losing-it hero, murder, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, haunted house, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 631
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, investigation, haunted house, crimes, mentally unstable, estate, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 63K
The Awakening (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: 1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghosts, afterlife, teacher, investigation, haunted by the past, boarding school, uncover truth, fear, life is a bitch, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 141K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, missing child, kidnapping, good versus evil, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 12K
The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, ghost, family relations, supernatural, mystery, confined, woman in danger, danger, survival, insanity, adoption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.4
 782
Lizzie (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lizzie, a young woman with amnesia, slowly comes to realize that she may be responsible for the horrific murder of her parents. After returning to the family home, Lizzie had terrifying flashbacks to her childhood, and comes face to face with the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: ghost, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, supernatural, deadly, memory loss, murder, haunted by the past, nightmare, haunted house, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 3K
The Marsh (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Writer Claire Holloway is troubled by nightmares of Rose Marsh Farm. She decides to vacation at the farm which unbeknown to her is haunted by the ghost of a little girl and a teenage boy. Claire enlists the help of Geoffry Hunt to help uncover a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, countryside, swamp, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, missing person, supernatural ability, danger, mystery, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1982
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 22K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 29K
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, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, hometown, danger, mentally unstable, ghost, gory, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, danger, parents and children, family relations, family problems, couples, legends and myths, graphic violence, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 168K
Mama (2013)
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, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, frightening ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, dark, macabre ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, supernatural, haunted by the past, family in danger, countryside, parents and children, family relations, ghost, ghost child, husband wife relationship, secret past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: twin brother, supernatural, mystery, danger, investigation, nightmare, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, murder, brother sister relationship, sister sister relationship, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 2K
Dark House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A troupe of actors hired for a haunted house attraction soon find that they are working in a true house of horror.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, supernatural, danger, deadly, gory, ghost, fear, isolation, psychotherapy, murder, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 138K
The Grudge (2004)
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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, imaginary, suicide, curse, vengeance, ghosts, mystery, family curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 47K
The Grudge 2 (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, good versus evil, hospital, murder, high school, curse, little boy, supernatural, investigation, crimes, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, chicago illinois, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
 19K
Darkness (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A teenage girl moves into a remote countryside house with her family, only to discover that their gloomy new home has a horrifying past that threatens to destroy the family.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, solar eclipse, psychopath, ghost, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, family, mysterious character, danger ...
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, danger, imaginary, supernatural power, ghost, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1974
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 1K
Blackwood (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having recovered from a shattering emotional breakdown, college professor Ben Marshall relocates to the countryside with his wife and young son, hoping for a fresh start. He has a teaching job lined up and a new home to move into; things finally ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, mystery, uncover truth, mentally unstable, supernatural, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, adoption, parents and children, ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Death of a Ghost Hunter (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Renowned "ghost hunter", Carter Simms is paid to conduct a paranormal investigation of a supposedly haunted house. Along with a cameraman, a reporter, and a spiritual advocate, she embarks on a three night journey into terror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, murder, investigation, supernatural, uncover truth, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, journalism, gory, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 7K
The Terror (1963)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Lieutenant Andre Duvalier has been accidentally separated from his regiment. He is wandering near the coast when he sees a young woman. He asks the road to Coldon, where he hopes to rejoin his regiment. But the woman doesn't answer, ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, soldier, mystery, castle, baron, supernatural, murder, danger, uncover truth, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, mystery, danger, dealing with death, deadly, elderly, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%