Movies like They Look Like People

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They Look Like People (2015)
 5.9
 7K
They Look Like People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Suspecting that people around him are turning into evil creatures, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
Style: psychological, tense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, macabre, cult film, feel good ...
Plot: mental illness, paranoia, supernatural, demon, demons, axe, secrets, twists & turns, psychology, insanity, obsession, unlikely friendships, socks, nail gun, life philosophy, nudity (topless - notable), claustrophobia, hospital, mentor, relationships, storytelling, catastrophe, police investigation, spider, spiders ...
Time: 70s, 80s

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Most similar movies to They Look Like People

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, weird, scary and suspense films with plots about storytelling, brutality, catastrophe, supernatural, psychology, violence and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like They Look Like People: The Invitation (2015), Creep (2014), Session 9 (2001), Stonehearst Asylum (2014), Secret Window (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending, twists and turns, dark, scary ...
Plot: dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, cult, paranoia, group of friends, husband wife relationship, mass murder ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 48K
Creep (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Looking for work, Aaron comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets ...
Style: disturbing, scary, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, obsession, cameraman, nightmare, lie, stalker, found footage, videotaping, forest, cabin ...
Time: year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 57K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.
Style: psychological, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychology, mental institution, hazmat suit, supernatural, haunted by the past, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, lobotomy, murder, transformation, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, atmospheric, psychological thriller ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, psychiatrist, doctors and patients, twists & turns, doctors, plot twist, happy ending, uncover truth, escape ...
Time: 19th century, year 1900, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.5
 189K
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: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stephen king, stalking, paranoia, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 14K
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, ghost, haunted house, protagonist as suspect, murder, violence, husband wife relationship, investigation, mystery, obsession, haunted, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 34K
The Innkeepers (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, hotel, ghost, paranormal activity, workplace, whispering, amateur detective, survival, workplace situations, danger, partners, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ring 0: Birthday (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: split personality, supernatural, mystery, curse, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, a vision ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychotronic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, spiritualism, possession, ghosts, ghost, witchcraft, spirit, paranormal phenomena, supernatural horror, supernatural power, violence ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 6K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, twins, good versus evil, mystery, countryside, psychopath, family relations, graphic violence, rivalry, danger, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, connecticut, holland, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to ...
Style: gothic, surreal, atmospheric, neo noir, psychological ...
Plot: lovecraftian, insanity, hallucination, disappearance, investigation, h.p. lovecraft, paranoia, police brutality, gory, danger, hallucinations, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 42K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, forest, missing person, haunted house, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, hallucination, ghosts, maggot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 42K
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, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, survival, danger, confined, split personality, murder, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1960s, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 111K
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, psycho film, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mental institution, mind game, psychiatrist, false accusation, crazy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 65K
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, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, plot twist, supernatural, riddles and clues, memory loss, mystery, danger, haunted by the past, murder, nervous breakdown, investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, twist ending, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, amnesia, tragedy, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 24K
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, haunted by the past, uncover truth, spirit, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 84K
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: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: imaginary friend, psychologist, plot twist, haunted by the past, split personality, small town, mysterious character, mystery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 7K
Sauna (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Czech Republic
Duration: 83 min.
Story: It is 1595. Brutal wars have just ended in an uneasy peace between Protestant Sweden and Orthodox Russia. We focus on the spiritual defeats of two conquered Finnish brothers, one a hardened near-psychopathic war hero, the other a gentle scientist in ...
Style: gothic horror, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: ghost, redemption, village, supernatural, haunted by the past, danger, curses spells and rituals, swamp, guilt, post war, dark secret, russian ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: finland, europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 209K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: psychological, tense, scary, macabre, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nightmare, supernatural, danger, ghost, family in danger, nightmare comes true, dealing with death, single mother, dysfunctional family, monster, sleeping, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.0
 95K
The Rite (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While he’s in Rome, Michael meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith, ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: exorcism, curses spells and rituals, clergy, supernatural, church, good versus evil, teachers and students, supernatural ability, seminary, spirit, power relations, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vatican, italy, rome italy, europe, xian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 123K
Lights Out (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and ...
Style: suspense, dark, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: darkness, ghost, supernatural, mental illness, sibling relationship, depression, parenthood, mental institution, brother sister relationship, paranormal, little boy, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.1
 34K
Bug (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, conspiracy theory, couples, drugs/alcohol, losing-it hero, psychosis, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), delusion, mental illness, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 20K
The Quiet Ones (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A university student and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman. Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranormal phenomena, experiment, skepticism, mad doctor, possession, danger, poltergeist, off the grid, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, point of view, self mutilation, seance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 38K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, bleak, psychological, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: afterlife, life & death, mysterious character, mystery, couple relations, dealing with death, danger, supernatural, wheelchair, talking to the dead, death, crying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 46K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: twist ending, psychological, scary, tense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, claustrophobia, twists & turns, youth, danger, mystery, bunker, psychology, psychologist, survival, underground bunker, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 83K
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, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: evil child, supernatural, child abuse, social worker, uncover truth, mysterious character, demons, mental institution, danger, murder, family in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, parents and children, family problems, danger, mind game, isolation, suburbs, obsession, ghost, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: A dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. The nephew begins to learn why the study of the cult so fascinated his grandfather. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, silent film, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: ancient mystery, nightmare, cult, investigation, supernatural, legends and myths, secrets, existentialism, obsession, expressionism, religions or cults, ocean or sea ...
Time: 1920s, 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%