Movies like Orphan

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Orphan (2009)
 6.9
 185K
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, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, serious, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, family problems, adoption, mysterious character, manipulation, deadly, parents and children, insanity, female psychopath, fear, domestic disturbance, childhood, danger, killer child, murder, family relations, life turned upside down, murderer, graphic violence, nightmare, psychology, psychiatrist, parenthood, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia

Most similar movies to Orphan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about danger, supernatural, family relations, deadly, murder, family problems and storytelling mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Orphan: Case 39 (2009), The Uninvited (2009), Dream House (2011), Gothika (2003), The Conjuring (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 75K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, child abuse, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 74K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, woman in danger, pretense, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 62K
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, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 104K
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 ...
Style: scary, psychological, psycho film, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, psychiatrist, mental institution, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.5
 424K
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 activity, witch, paranormal investigation, fear, haunted by the past, evil force, riddles and clues ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 80K
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, mysterious character, haunted by the past, small town, mystery, family relations, family problems, parents and children, death in the family, single father, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
 312K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, life is a bitch, telephone, urban legend, family relations, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 268K
Insidious (2010)
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, nightmare, evil spirit, family in danger, ghosts, parallel world, parents and children, psychic, paranormal activity, afterlife, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 143K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: 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, serious, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, death, ghosts, supernatural, fear, paranormal activity, ghost, tragic event, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 12K
Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: boy, child as adult, family relations, psychopath, child abuse, baby, manipulations, parents and children, manipulation, family problems, mind game, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.1
 32K
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, girls' night
Plot: split personality, murder, psychiatrist, supernatural, doctors and patients, female psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, witch doctor, family relations, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.6
 69K
Body Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, haunted by the past, cross dressing, danger, small town, friendship, parents and children, youth, family relations, insanity, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 1K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, ghost, family in danger, rescue, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, supernatural, desert, murder, family relations, uncover truth, dark secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.6
 327K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, 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, scary, suspense, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, isolation, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 89K
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, investigation, deadly, family problems, good versus evil, small town, female reporter, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, children, family in danger, ghost, deadly, family problems, mentally unstable, siblings relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural power, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, danger, imaginary, family problems, psychic, supernatural power, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, heaven and hell ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 68K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, paranormal activity, danger, alien, parents and children, family in danger, disorder, evil alien, abduction, self destructing, evil force, birds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 109K
The Visit (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, dark humor ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: kids in trouble, danger, siblings relations, grandfather granddaughter relationship, family relations, elderly, murder, farm, parents and children, basement, sibling relationship, farmhouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 17K
The Children (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, deadly virus, danger, violence spree, child illness, countryside, new year, family problems, killer child, murder, filicide, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.6
 44K
Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, motel, split personality, isolation, psycho, transvestism, stolen money, parents and children, crimes, eccentric family, secret ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 100K
Mirrors (2008)
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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, demon, mirror, evil, uncover truth, investigation, family problems, hallucination, possession, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, countryside, ghost, death threat, child murder, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Daisy Chain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, supernatural, adoption, mentally challenged, couples, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, starting over, couple relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.8
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, parents and children, nanny, danger, family problems, mind game, obsession, suburbs, isolation, ghost, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: psychopath, murder, stalking, family in danger, crimes, family problems, danger, parents and children, deadly, adoption, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, danger, family in danger, murder, confined, psychopath, isolation, manipulation, deadly, mind game, manipulations, family secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 86K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, family in danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, dishonesty, murder, family problems, grief, killing spree, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 32K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, twist ending, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulations, mysterious character, mind game, greed, on the run, manipulation, game, serial killer, unsupportive parent, plot twist, graphic violence, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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