Movies like The Babadook

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The Babadook (2014)
 6.8
 168K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, macabre, dark, suspense, depressing, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, dark fantasy, family in danger, nightmare, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, mental illness, nightmare comes true, deadly creature, single mother, parent child relationship, depression, insanity, monster, haunted by the past, isolation, psychology, family drama, loneliness, ghost, family relations, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

Most similar movies to The Babadook

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about supernatural, danger, death, storytelling, brutality, ghost and gory mostly in Horror, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Babadook: Mama (2013), The Orphanage (2007), Antichrist (2009), The Ring Two (2005), The Shining (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 157K
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, adoption, children, paranormal activity, parents and children, redemption, secrets, psychologist, afterlife, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.5
 136K
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, psychological, surprise ending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: orphan, missing child, haunted by the past, haunted house, disappearance, seance, ghost, paranormal activity, fear, hallucinations, ghosts, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 105K
Antichrist (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: fear, violence, cruelty, insanity, torture, guilt, hypnosis, isolation, confined, brutality, depression, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 85K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, deadly, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, single parent, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, psychic, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, ghost, trapped, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 106K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 240K
1408 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, isolation, fear, ghost, survival, insanity, paranormal activity, evil, trapped, hotel, paranoia, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Grave Encounters (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A crew from a paranormal reality television show lock themselves in a haunted psychiatric hospital. They search for evidence of paranormal activity as they shoot what ends up becoming their final episode.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal, danger, deadly, found footage, paranormal investigation, insanity, blood, abandoned hospital, tv host ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 13K
The Entity (1982)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Barbara Hershey stars as Carla Moran, a hard-working single mother until the night she is raped in her bedroom by someone - or something - that she cannot see. Despite skeptical psychiatrists, she is repeatedly attacked in her car, in the bath, and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, supernatural, sexual abuse, single parent, invisibility, ghost, good versus evil, vengeance, serial killer, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Horror, 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, suspenseful, macabre, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, uncover truth, haunted by the past, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under the Bed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers team up to battle a creature under the bed, in what is being described as a "suburban nightmare" tale.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, suburbs, deadly, gory, domestic disturbance, siblings relations, deadly creature, suburban life, nightmare comes true, kids in trouble, family relations, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.2
 28K
Boogeyman (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every culture has one – the horrible monster fueling young children's nightmares. But for Tim, the Boogeyman still lives in his memories as a creature that devoured his father 16 years earlier. Is the Boogeyman real? Or did Tim make him up to ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: nightmare, hallucination, supernatural, hometown, haunted by the past, danger, mentally unstable, ghost, gory, destiny, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, religious, prayer, small town, gory, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, family relations, danger, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 196K
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, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, family in danger, attic, danger, fear, filmed killing, investigation, crime, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2012, year 1998 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: scary, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, supernatural, mystery, woman in danger, afterlife, family in danger, family relations, haunted house, master and servant, mysterious character, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 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: atmospheric, psychological, mind bending, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, guilt, haunted house, nightmare, suicide, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, losing-it hero, danger, mentally unstable, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 250K
Insidious (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, parents and children, family in danger, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, danger, nightmare, demons, paranormal activity, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 762
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: tense, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, mind game, manipulations, danger, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, in the woods, surveillance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 26K
The Eye (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. And some of these ghosts are down right unfriendly. So she embarks on a ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural ability, hospital, afterlife, woman in danger, transplant, blindness, able to see the dead, supernatural power, ghosts, surgery, disfigurement, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 722
The Heirloom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Taiwanese man returns to the island after years abroad when he inherits a house; when he and his fiancé move in, strange things start to happen.
Style: scary, mind bending, psychological, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, inheritance, family relations, estate, curses spells and rituals, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, supernatural, family problems, deadly, danger, babies and infants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.5
 917
The Fear (1995)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A weekend of 'fear therapy' turns into a nightmare of terror when a mannequin comes to life. Only those with the courage to confront their demons will survive.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mannequin, slasher, deadly, gory, danger, stalking, haunted by the past, deadly creature, crimes, psychopath, mental illness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Amityville Horror (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: George Lutz and his wife Kathleen, move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, family in danger, paranormal, indian burial ground, haunted, danger, mystery, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: long island, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.6
 66K
Body Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, cross dressing, parents and children, friendship, danger, haunted by the past, small town, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, family relations, youth, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, danger, murder, domestic disturbance, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa, long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Apartment 1303 3D (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A woman uncovers sinister secrets while investigating the apparent suicide of her sister.
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ghost, investigation, haunted house, uncover truth, supernatural, woman in danger, danger, family relations, deadly, mother daughter relationship, nightmare, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, ghost, nanny, haunted house, mystery, investigation, family, fall in love, siblings relations, mysterious character, prank ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 82K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, delusion, fear, nervous breakdown, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.4
 196K
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense, dark ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, haunted house, psychic, seance, danger, riddles and clues, ghost, paranormal investigation, demon, single mother, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 2003, year 1976
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
 167K
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A young couple moves into an infamous New York apartment building to start a family. Things become frightening as Rosemary begins to suspect her unborn baby isn't safe around their strange neighbors.
Style: psychological, surreal, gothic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: satanic cult, pregnancy, mind game, losing-it hero, demonic possession, deal with the devil, supernatural, mystery, dreams, paranoia, devil, under the surface ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, collector, ghosts, ghost, family in danger, danger, inheritance, machine, violence, survival, psychic ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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