Movies like What Lies Beneath

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What Lies Beneath (2000)
 6.6
 129K
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 investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, scary, twist ending, intense, atmospheric, sexy, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, suspense, adultery, couple relations, losing-it hero, infidelity, supernatural horror, supernatural, woman in danger, haunted by the past, spiritualism, betrayal, panic, murder, psychology, murder mystery, scientist, revenge, investigation, couples, missing person, psychiatrist, serial killer, macabre ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston

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Most similar movies to What Lies Beneath

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful and serious films with plots about suspense, macabre, death, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor and chase mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like What Lies Beneath: Half Light (2006), Secret Window (2004), Gothika (2003), The Skeleton Key (2005), The Gift (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, lighthouse, death of child, suspense, uncover truth, mentally unstable, loss of child, woman in danger, writers, afterlife ...
Place: london, scotland, san francisco
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100%
 6.5
 201K
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: psychological, twist ending, surprise ending, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychology, insanity, twists and turns, suspense, split personality, losing-it hero, isolation, nervous breakdown, murder, macabre, writer's life, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 115K
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, gothic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mental illness, serial killer, supernatural, investigation, murder, psychiatrist, insanity, mental institution, mind game, hospital, crazy, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, gothic, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, plot twist, occult, voodoo, witchcraft, supernatural horror, twists and turns, suspense, ritual, black magic, macabre, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 71K
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: suspenseful, twist ending, scary, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: investigation, small town, extrasensory perception, mental illness, psychic, suspense, murder, psychic power, clairvoyant, fortune teller, tarot card, foreknowledge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, fear, paranormal activity, demon, nightmare comes true, child in peril, suspense, serial killer, boy, afterlife ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 80K
Premonition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A depressed housewife who learns her husband was killed in a car accident the day previously, awakens the next morning to find him alive and well at home, and then awakens the day after to a world in which he is still dead.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, destiny, time loop, death, parallel world, dealing with death, memory loss, twists and turns, foreknowledge, family problems, couples ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 373K
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, twist ending, scary, atmospheric, gothic ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: ghost, haunted house, suspense, supernatural, afterlife, nightmare, twists and turns, mysterious character, spiritualism, mansion, isolation, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945
Place: europe, english channel, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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, atmospheric, psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: twists and turns, urban legend, conspiracy, suspense, death of wife, reporter, supernatural, investigation, hallucination, warning, psychic, ghost ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: west virginia, washington d.c., usa, ohio, ecuador ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 1.0M
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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: ghost, twists and turns, supernatural, afterlife, suspense, psychology, death, psychiatrist, life & death, plot twist, child, boy ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 8.1
 998K
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, surprise ending, clever, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, suspense, missing person, investigation, infidelity, murder mystery, marriage, manipulation, psychology, adultery, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2012, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 83K
Stir of Echoes (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After being hypnotized by his sister in law, Tom Witzky begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around her.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twist ending, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, psychic, paranoia, hypnosis, murder, clairvoyance, suspense, supernatural horror, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 519K
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, dark, atmospheric, suspenseful, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal investigation, witch, fear, exorcism, paranormal, supernatural horror, investigation, house, psychic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1968, 60s ...
Place: rhode island, new england, connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.3
 82K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, suspense, parents and children, mental illness, family problems, woman in danger, uncover truth, family in danger, teenager, twists and turns, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 1986, 21st century
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, gothic horror, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, suspense, estate, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, vengeance, tragic event, loss of son, curse ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1910s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.2
 37K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man staying at a secluded historical mansion, finds his life being haunted by the presence of a spectre.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, gothic, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, isolated house, supernatural, suspense, senator, murder, investigation, revenge, musician, composer, death of daughter ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, canada, washington d.c., new york, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 25K
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, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, voodoo, psychology, macabre, nightmare, disability, insanity, uncover truth, haunted by the past, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: year 1988, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 50K
White Noise (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.
Style: twist ending, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, spirit, paranormal phenomena, dealing with death, death, obsession, suspense, loss, secrets, death of wife, remote control ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.0
 78K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: adult
Plot: haunted house, ghost, evil, supernatural, suspense, psychology, survival, insomnia, domestic disturbance, destiny, vengeance, research ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 279K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, confusing, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: ghost, suspense, hotel, haunted house, supernatural, isolation, fear, survival, evil, insanity, trapped, writers ...
Time: 15th century, 21st century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 185K
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, splatter, dark, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, suspense, haunted house, supernatural horror, mother daughter relationship, afterlife, children, macabre, adoption, paranormal activity, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, rape, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, curse, sexual abuse, death, chase, redemption, suspense, flashback ...
Time: 19th century, year 2006, 2000s, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 158K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
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, surprise ending, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, fear, macabre, missing child, death, tragic event, twists and turns, afterlife, orphanage, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.3
 9K
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, suspenseful, gothic, atmospheric, light ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ghost story, haunted house, suspense, life & death, vengeance, small town, murder, death, guilt, macabre ...
Time: 1930s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A remake of the 1959 film of the same name. A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, slasher, rough ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, evil spirit, survival, mental institution, murder, haunted by the past, isolation, serial murder, confined, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 39K
Dragonfly (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: afterlife, suspense, twists and turns, hospital, supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, death, doctor, lovers apart, dealing with death, destiny ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: usa, latin america, chicago illinois, venezuela, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 68K
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, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, twists and turns, haunted house, plot twist, memory loss, insanity, suspense, murder, mental patient, ghost, nervous breakdown, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.5
 152K
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, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic horror, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, incest, macabre, suspense, murder, psychopath, female protagonist, brother sister incest, betrayal, estate ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, 1890s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 20K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, neo noir, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, hospital, investigation, suspense, twists and turns, amateur detective, coma, serial killer, medical, black market, intern, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, atmospheric, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, fear, supernatural, paranormal activity, suspense, demon, videotaping, panic, found footage, monster, evil force ...
Time: year 2006, 2000s, 21st century
Place: san diego california, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%