Movies like The Awakening

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The Awakening (2011)
 6.5
 62K
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, gothic, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, teacher, investigation, haunted by the past, boarding school, uncover truth, fear, life is a bitch, countryside, boarding school life, murder, discovery, haunted house, youth, children, seance, twists & turns, ghosts, pursuit, classroom, adaptation, fantasy world, supernatural horror ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, post world war one
Place: england, europe, britain, london

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Most similar movies to The Awakening

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, death, haunted house, mystery and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Awakening: The Woman in Black (2012), The Others (2001), The Woman in Black (1989), Half Light (2006), The Changeling (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, gothic horror, isolation, ghosts, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, loss of son, village, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
The Woman in Black (1989)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a friendless old widow dies in the seaside town of Crythin, a young solicitor is sent by his firm to settle the estate. The lawyer finds the townspeople reluctant to talk about or go near the woman's dreary home and no one will explain or ...
Style: gothic, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gothic horror, supernatural, ghost, haunted house, mystery, mysterious character, uncover truth, afterlife, who done it, haunted by the past, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 13K
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, uncover truth, death in the family, mentally unstable, woman in danger, death of child, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 29K
The Changeling (1980)
Genre: Horror
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, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, inheritance, seance, mystery, isolated house, haunted by the past, uncover truth, estate, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 80s
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., new york, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, child in peril, danger, countryside, world war two, supernatural horror, death of child, cemetery, evacuation, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1940, year 1941
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 125K
Crimson Peak (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, atmospheric, twist ending, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, murder, dark fantasy, estate, incest, brother sister incest, old mansion, supernatural romance, ghosts, brother sister relationship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s, 1890s
Place: england, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 6K
Haunted (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Professor David Ash exposes false spiritulists and mediums. He is invited to Edbrook to resolve the fears and torments within its secretive family. Soon after arriving Ash begins to doubt his own senses, and watching the strange behaviour of its ...
Style: psychological, scary, gothic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, family relations, uncover truth, deadly, siblings relations, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 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%
 7.8
 25K
The Innocents (1961)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young governess for two children becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, orphan, estate, child in peril, old mansion, governess, mystery, ghost, mysterious character, master and servant, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: atmospheric, serious, scary, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, haunted house, mentally unstable, supernatural, uncover truth, mystery, danger, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, bleak, macabre ...
Plot: ghost, investigation, supernatural, countryside, swamp, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, missing person, mystery, uncover truth, danger, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, voodoo, supernatural, nightmare, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 72K
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: atmospheric, psychological, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, ghost, clairvoyance, paranoia, hypnosis, murder, haunted house, supernatural, supernatural ability, obsession, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 165K
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, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 69K
The Haunting (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, insomnia, psychology, ghost, danger, domestic disturbance, evil, supernatural, estate, delusion, research, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, afterlife, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, journalism, supernatural ability, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
22%
 4.4
 1K
Spirit Trap (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When five young students move into an old unoccupied mansion an inexplicable chain of events is set into motion as a mysterious spirit clock begins to tick again. As the story unfolds, revealing each student's dark secrets, the boundary between ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, haunted house, uncover truth, mysterious character, danger, captivity, deadly, teenage life, youth, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, mystery, woman in danger, death in the family, family problems, mysterious character, master and servant, family in danger, family relations, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.9
 16K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, time loop, ghost, supernatural, uncover truth, haunted house, rescue, danger, ghosts, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, year 1983, year 1985 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Drowning Ghost (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hundred years ago, three students at the Hellestads Boarding School were brutally slaughtered, the murderer drowned himself in a lake nearby and his body was never found. The story has become a legend for generations of students as well as a yearly ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: boarding school, murder, vengeance, investigation, ghost, slasher, deadly, life turned upside down, supernatural, teenage life, youth, legends and myths ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
The Sight (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The American successful architect Michael Lewis travels to London with his partner and friend, the builder Jake, to refurbish an old hotel. Michael is having successive nightmares, and once in London, he realizes that twenty-one spirits are trying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: ghost, serial killer, hotel, architect, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, investigation, danger, afterlife, murder, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 210K
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: haunted house, murder, supernatural, ghost, fear, attic, family in danger, danger, investigation, evil force, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, st. louis missouri, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Taking place thirty years before the events of Ringu, Ringu 0 provides the shocking background story of how the girl on the video became a deadly, vengeful spirit.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, split personality, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, mental illness, a vision, curses spells and rituals, self control, curse ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, soldier, haunted by the past, mystery, castle, baron, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, danger, obsession, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.9
 136K
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: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghost, gory, murder, imaginary, ghosts, suicide, curse, vengeance, mystery, family curse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.8
 13K
The Canal (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, christmas, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: parallel world, healing power, murder, supernatural, supernatural ability, dealing with death, memory loss, haunted by the past, monster, deadly, graphic violence, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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