Movies like The Skeleton Key

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The Skeleton Key (2005)
 6.5
 113K
The Skeleton Key (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, twists and turns, mysterious, gothic, psychological, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: voodoo, occult, ghost, black magic, ritual, attic, supernatural horror, paralysis, rite, witchcraft, soul transference, mysterious character, sacrifice, suspicion, supernatural, workplace, fight, kidnapping, secret room, nurse, mystery, spell, patient, heroes, crimes ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: new orleans, louisiana

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Most similar movies to The Skeleton Key

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful and weird films with plots about storytelling, death, police investigation, catastrophe, dialogue, secrets and mystery mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like The Skeleton Key: The Others (2001), The Sixth Sense (1999), What Lies Beneath (2000), Shutter Island (2010), Get Out (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 358K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 104 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, twist ending, atmospheric, scary, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, mysterious character, supernatural, uncover truth, spiritualism, psychic, nightmare, single parent, parallel world, able to see the dead ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 8.2
 968K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, mystery, ghost, death, afterlife, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, life & death, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.3M
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, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, mental institution, mystery, insanity, paranoia, mental illness, psychology, island, uncover truth, hallucination, psychiatrist, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 560K
Get Out (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, interracial romance, hypnosis, cult, african american, psycho, secrets, brainwashing, survival, missing person, interracial relations, secret society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.5
 193K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, tense ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, isolation, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.1
 93K
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, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, gothic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, doll, legend, ventriloquist, murder, small town, mystery, urban legend, investigation, clown, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 112K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, mental institution, serial killer, mystery, psychiatrist, supernatural, mind game, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.3
 87K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, investigation, private detective, missing person, murder, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, neurosis, chase ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1942, year 1943, year 1918 ...
Place: new orleans, southern usa, new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.9
 85K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, family problems, family relations, parents and children, death in the family, single father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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 ⇓
71%
 6.0
 14K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, murder, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death of child, loss of child, death in the family, woman in danger, afterlife, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 291K
Hereditary (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: After their reclusive grandmother passes away, the Graham family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, psychotronic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural horror, ritual, fear, spiritualism, secret society, possession, satanism, demon, dysfunctional family, evil spirit, curse, supernatural ...
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 68K
The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, scary, psychological ...
Plot: psychic, fortune teller, clairvoyant, extrasensory perception, foreknowledge, investigation, murder, psychic power, violence, tarot card, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Believers (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison (Martin Sheen) is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: voodoo, ritual, ritual murder, cult, crimes, religions or cults, family relations, supernatural, child in peril, murder, sacrifice, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, minneapolis minnesota, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 145K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, dark fantasy, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, incest, psychopath, murder, old mansion, supernatural, estate, supernatural romance, brother sister incest, female protagonist, ghost story ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 89K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
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: psychological, scary, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, violence, haunted house, mystery, boy, supernatural, mansion, murder, dealing with death, ghost, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, psychiatrist, insanity, doctors and patients, doctors, uncover truth, torture, escape, love, medical school ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 53K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, eye, seeing dead people, blindness, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, panic attack, cheating death ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 950K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Reporter John Klein is plunged into a world of impossible terror and unthinkable chaos when fate draws him to a sleepy West Virginia town whose residents are being visited by a great winged shape that sows hideous nightmares and fevered visions.
Style: scary, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mystery, psychic, warning, hallucination, small town, precognition, terminal illness, urban legend, mysterious event, death of wife, omen, reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ecuador, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 144K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: surprise ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, group of strangers, supernatural, mystery, trapped in an elevator, mysterious character, stranded, police investigation, confined, supernatural horror, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 8K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, exciting, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, guilt, father son relationship, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 105K
The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, dark, scary, intense ...
Plot: dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, paranoia, cult, group of friends, husband wife relationship, mass murder, insanity ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychotronic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, spiritualism, possession, witchcraft, ghost, occult, spirit, paranormal phenomena, supernatural horror, violence, paranormal ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 32K
Dark Water (2002)
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 ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, custody, losing-it hero, family problems, single parent, dead girl, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 146 min.
Story: An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they ...
Style: gothic, dark, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: cure, patient, therapist, torture, employee, health, treatment, violence, mountain, darkness, incestuous relationship, accident ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, swiss alps, alps, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 52K
Ouija (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.
Style: suspenseful, macabre, scary, psychotronic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, spiritualism, ouija board, board game, supernatural power, haunted house, supernatural horror, seance, evil spirit, medium ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%