Movies like The Boy

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The Boy (2016)
 6.0
 78K
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: tense, psychological, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, macabre, suspense, atmospheric, frightening ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, ghosts, violence, nanny, supernatural, mansion, murder, boy, haunted house, loss of son, dealing with death, plot twist, secret passageway, family in crisis, mystery, suicide, mask, broken mirror, shower, brutality, death in the family, governess, fire, country house, burn victim ...
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, suspense and atmospheric films with plots about danger, supernatural, death, storytelling, ghost, weird and murder mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Boy: Hide and Seek (2005), The Others (2001), Case 39 (2009), The Orphanage (2007), The Forest (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 81K
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, haunted by the past, imaginary friend, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family problems, family relations, death in the family, single father, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.6
 331K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA, France, Italy, UK
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, twist ending, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, afterlife, ghost, mysterious character, psychic, supernatural, uncover truth, parallel world, single parent, supernatural ability, isolation, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, england, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brahms: The Boy II (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Canada, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary
Plot: doll, mansion, murder, curses spells and rituals, evil, supernatural, family, haunted house, devil, death, violence, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 77K
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: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, danger, murder, evil force, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 145K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, surprise ending, psychological, macabre, serious ...
Plot: ghosts, haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, supernatural, death, fear, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 39K
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, twists and turns, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, maggot, violence, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ 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, suspense, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, murder, lighthouse, loss of child, supernatural, death in the family, uncover truth, mentally unstable, woman in danger, death of child, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ 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, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, ghost, nightmare comes true, family, fear, seance, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 11K
The Return (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, nightmare, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, a vision, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, wound ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Jesse has been hearing terrifying sounds coming from his neighbor’s apartment, but when he turns on his camera and sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won’t rest until it’s claimed his very ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, demon, curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, investigation, imaginary, drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, parallel world, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, 80s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 167K
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, frightening ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, danger, afterlife, paranormal activity, adoption, children, parents and children, redemption, secrets, imaginary friend, psychologist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 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, family, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.8
 214K
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: supernatural, murder, haunted house, ghost, attic, fear, family in danger, danger, graphic violence, investigation, evil force, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 1979 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 83K
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, gothic, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ventriloquist, murder, funeral, legend, ghost, curses spells and rituals, small town, mystery, investigation, doll, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, child murder, death threat, mystery, family in danger, uncover truth, haunted by the past, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 40K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, danger, confined, murder, survival, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, witch doctor, mentally unstable, family relations, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, student life, haunted by the past, college life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
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, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, imaginary, danger, ghost, psychic, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 315K
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, life is a bitch, murder, death, ghost, journalist, race against time, little girl, telephone, urban legend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 105K
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, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, mental illness, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, mystery, crazy, supernatural ability, psychiatrist, mental institution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Haunting of Winchester House (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, estate, nightmare comes true, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, curse, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 137K
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, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, evil doll, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, death, demonic possession, sacrifice, graphic violence, violence, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1970
Place: usa, california, pasadena california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 12K
The Abandoned (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film producer who was adopted as a baby and sent to America, returns to her native Russia and the family farm. Once there, strange things begin to happen including the disappearance of her guide, the manifestation of ghosts (including her own!) ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural horror, haunted house, ghost, family relations, supernatural, confined, mystery, survival, danger, woman in danger, insanity, farm ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 73K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: psychic, afterlife, ghost, clairvoyance, paranoia, hypnosis, murder, haunted house, supernatural, obsession, rape, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 17K
The Order (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: For centuries, a secret Order of priests has existed within the Church. A renegade priest, Father Alex Bernier, is sent to Rome to investigate the mysterious death of one of the Order's most revered members. Following a series of strangely ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, catholic church, vatican, mentor protege relationship, priest, supernatural, mystery, uncover truth, danger, religions or cults, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, paris france, jerusalem, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: haunted house, ghost, danger, supernatural, uncover truth, mentally unstable, mystery, death, violence, life is a bitch, college
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 625
The Hideout (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hopes, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, investigation, haunted house, crimes, mentally unstable, estate, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%