Movies like Emelie

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Emelie (2015)
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Emelie (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After their regular babysitter Maggie can’t make it, the Thompson family turns to her friend Anna to supervise their children while the parents go out to celebrate their anniversary. At first Anna seems like a dream come true to the kids, allowing them to eat extra cookies and play with things that are usually off-limits, but as her behavior becomes increasingly odd, the kids soon find out that her intentions are dark and twisted, and she is not who she seems to be.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, macabre
Audience: date night
Plot: female psychopath, nanny, kidnapping, family in danger, husband wife relationship, trophy, family home, little girl, crimes, children, teenager, snake, car, police, abduction, restaurant, african american, teenage girl, taxi, theater, female protagonist, hamster, boy, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Emelie

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about danger, murder, crimes, violence, kidnapping, supernatural and deadly mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Emelie: Nanny Cam (2014), Treehouse (2014), Haunting of Winchester House (2009), Keep Watching (2017), When a Stranger Calls (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Nanny Cam (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Linda has a seemingly perfect marriage with her rugged and handsome husband Mark and an adorable 8 year old daughter, Chloe. But when Chloe is injured by an elderly babysitter who has slipped into dementia, Linda wants to ensure that her child is ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, enigmatic, bleak
Plot: nanny, obsession, false accusation, husband wife relationship, manipulation, female psychopath, mysterious character, little girl, kidnapping, bicycle, sex scene, pretty girl ...
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Treehouse (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A teenage boy discovers the perpetrators of several brutal kidnappings in his home town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, confined, forest, graphic violence, teenager, brutality, psychopath, crimes, death, missing child, discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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48%
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, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, estate, nightmare comes true, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, curse, murder, paranormal investigation, mystery, abduction, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, family in danger, murder, manipulation, psychopath, confined, mind game, isolation, family secret, strangulation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, nanny, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, mind game, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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45%
 5.6
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Ma (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her ...
Style: twists and turns, slasher, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: female psychopath, underage drinking, mental health, basement, male bondage, kidnapping, torture, party, murder, african american, social network, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
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45%
A Deadly Encounter (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidentally cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harass Joanne.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, crimes, violence, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, police detective, ex husband ex wife relationship, parents and children, threatening telephone call, kidnapping, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%
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The Culling (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Five college pals head out of town for a fun weekend, but plans quickly change after they encounter a strange 7-year old girl at an abandoned roadside cafe and offer to drive her home - and come face to face with evil incarnate.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, survival, curses spells and rituals, isolation, group of friends, little girl, road trip, demonic possession, car accident, evil spirit, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Boy Behind the Door (2020)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After Bobby and his best friend Kevin are kidnapped and taken to a strange house in the middle of nowhere, Bobby manages to escape. But as he starts to make a break for it, he hears Kevin’s screams for help and realizes he can’t leave his friend ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, friends, violence, vengeance, chase, brutality, fear, death, psychopath, crimes, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, woman in danger, family in danger, mentally unstable, psychopath, dangerous attraction, who done it, mind game, crimes, serial killer, stalker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 785
The Rake (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Ben and Ashley come together 20 years after the murder of their parents to determine the cause of their parents' death. Ashley is troubled by the idea that the thing that took her parents' lives may not be finished with her family.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, parents, myth, siblings, monster, creature, hallucination, basement, uncover truth, violence, death, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, small town, murder, supernatural, family in danger, drowning, witch, witchcraft, curses spells and rituals, moving, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts
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40%
 4.8
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The Nursery (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When college freshman Ranae agrees to babysit for a family with a tragic past, her run-of-the-mill Saturday night quickly turns into a confrontation with unspeakable horror. Stalked by a sinister presence and haunted by ghosts from her own past, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, babysitting, paranormal activity, evil spirit, evil force, exorcism, showdown, haunted by the past, fear, paranormal investigation, nanny, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Appearing (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman once possessed by a mysterious entity uncovers a shocking secret about her past and must face the demon that is lurking inside of her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, human host, supernatural, small town, curse, showdown, evil, murder, religions or cults, graphic violence, possession, woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Visible Scars (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, Mike kills a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife's desire for kids. 10 years later Stacy flees to her uncle's old secluded cabin in those ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, crimes, isolation, law enforcement, woman in danger, ghost, mountain, graphic violence, supernatural, haunted house, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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39%
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Sun Choke (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. But when she develops an ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: held captive, therapy, recovery, obsession, insanity, murder, sex scene, nanny, caretaker, violence, female nudity, female assassin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
House Hunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two families go to an open house and can't leave
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: haunted house, captivity, survival, family in danger, confined, supernatural, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, real estate agent, car accident, dead girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, police detective, abduction, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, captivity, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Barricade (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A father's quiet retreat to the woods with his two children turns into a fight for survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, survival, ghost, isolation, family in danger, parents and children, mystery, forces of nature, forest, family relations, confined, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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39%
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Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: insomnia, law enforcement, crimes, murder, alter ego, split personality, rivalry, violence, neighbor, businessman, uncontrollable, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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38%
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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, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, fear, murder, supernatural, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
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38%
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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, mansion, mystery, boy, supernatural, murder, dealing with death, ghost, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
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38%
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I See You (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, home invasion, missing child, kidnapping, investigation, serial killer, small town, cruelty, obsession, dysfunctional family, forest, search party ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, murder, baby, father son relationship, intervention, kidnapping, terror, night, isolated house, house ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
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50%
The Curse of Downers Grove (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Downers Grove looks like your average suburban neighborhood -- but Downers Grove has a disturbing secret.... For the past eight years, one senior from every high school graduating class has met a bizarre death right before graduation ...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, slasher
Plot: curse, high school, murder, graduation, violence, jealousy, father son relationship, attempted rape, self defense, survival, party, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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#Captured (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A zealous vigilante looking to clean the Internet of sin targets a group of teens that broadcast misadventures on their chatroom.
Style: suspense, tense, psychological, captivating
Plot: serial killer, found footage, stalker, abduction, crimes, undercover, murder, investigation, secret, sin, online dating, internet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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37%
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Within (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A thriller centered around a widower who moves into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, neighbor, peeping tom, husband wife relationship, voyeurism, family relations, mistaken identity, attic, teenage girl, secret room, crimes, pervert ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hunting the Legend (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 2008, a deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: forest, vengeance, dangerous animal, legends and myths, murder, creature, violence, death of father, uncover truth, best friends, creature feature, bigfoot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, usa
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37%
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The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, couples, suburbs, parents and children, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, writers, wedding dress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.1
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Black Ribbon (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A writer buys a typewriter which brings out his deepest and darkest desires.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally challenged, supernatural, isolation, kidnapping, curses spells and rituals, strong sexual content, reincarnation, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, couple relations, countryside, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%