Movies like The Boy

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The Boy (2016)
 6.0
 65K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
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, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, macabre, surprise ending, bad ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, dealing with death, boy, family in crisis, plot twist, secret passageway, haunted house, supernatural, ghosts, loss of son, death in the family, mystery, brutality, mask, shower, mansion, suicide, broken mirror, burn victim, country house, fire, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa

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Most similar movies to The Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about danger, supernatural, catastrophe, death, storytelling, dialogue and murder mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Boy: Hide and Seek (2005), The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Case 39 (2009), Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013), Ghostland (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 76K
Hide and Seek (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychologist, imaginary friend, mysterious character, dealing with death, small town, haunted by the past, mystery, supernatural, parents and children, death in the family, house, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, sacrifice, insanity, transformation, mental illness, kidnapping, hospital, demons, memory loss, mother daughter relationship, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 69K
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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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, serious, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, heaven and hell, possession, demon, ghost, nightmare, family, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 14K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: nightmare, danger, doll, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, violence, female protagonist, insanity, home invasion, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 154K
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, suspenseful, gothic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, children, adoption, parents and children, paranormal activity, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist, afterlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 35K
The Forest (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Set in the Aokigahara Forest, a real-life place in Japan where people go to end their lives. Against this backdrop, a young American woman comes in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, in the woods, family relations, suicide, twins, maggot, hallucination, violence, american abroad, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 12K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, christmas, haunted house, sex, cheating, ghost, protagonist as suspect, missing person, danger, murder, infidelity, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 58K
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 128K
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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, ghost, murder, gory, vengeance, mystery, suicide, hospital, family curse, nurse, curse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, family in crisis, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, murder, mind game, country house, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 112K
Annabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, violence, evil doll, danger, toy comes to life, paranormal activity, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970, year 1969
Place: california, usa, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 37K
The Ward (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental institution, supernatural, doctors and patients, isolation, ghost, mental illness, confined, danger, murder, dissociative identity disorder, mentally unstable, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 98K
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: psychological, gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, mind game, psychiatrist, serial killer, supernatural ability, crazy, mystery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, supernatural, sunflower, child murder, kitchen, little boy, heavy rain, death threat, raven, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 118K
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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious, scary ...
Plot: elevator, devil, mysterious character, supernatural, police investigation, danger, captivity, sin, death, trapped in an elevator, suspicion, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 29K
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, psychological, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, supernatural, psychiatrist, mental illness, mentally unstable, fear, witch doctor, grave, forest, catholicism, voodoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 168K
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, nanny, family in danger, suburbs, babies and infants, mind game, parents and children, family problems, danger, obsession, isolation, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, 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: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, brutal, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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: supernatural, mystery, danger, investigation, woman in danger, nightmare, twin brother, twin sister, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 76K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Fantasy, 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: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: ventriloquist, legend, murder, ghost, doll, mystery, small town, funeral, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, babies and infants, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 4K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: suspenseful, scary, macabre, serious, tense ...
Plot: nanny, hidden identity, mysterious character, danger, supernatural, babies and infants, curses spells and rituals, gory, death, sacrifice, witches, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 741
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: in the woods, mind game, isolation, danger, manipulations, ghost, mystery, alone, psychological thriller, woman in danger, confined, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, serious, surprise ending, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, danger, deadly, family relations, domestic disturbance, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, family problems, nightmare comes true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%