Movies like You Shall Not Sleep

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You Shall Not Sleep (2018)
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You Shall Not Sleep (2018)
Original name: No dormirás
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, Uruguay
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In an abandoned psychiatric hospital, a theatre group experiments with insomnia for the preparation of a stage play. With the passage of days without sleep, they reach new thresholds of perception that expose them to the secrets of the place and the energies that inhabit it. When Bianca, a young, promising actress, joins the cast, competing for the lead role, she must survive not only the intensity of the work and her cast mates, but the unknown force that is pulling them towards a tragic outcome.
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: insomnia, experiment, hallucination, aspiring actor, abandoned hospital, mysterious death, stage play, abandoned building, mental institution, violence, cemetery, candle, death, theater, fire, baby, female protagonist, photograph, father daughter relationship, bathtub, cigarette lighter, hit on the head, injury, vinyl record, aspiring actress ...
Time: year 1975, year 1984

Most similar movies to You Shall Not Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, scary and psychological films with plots about murder, violence, death, ghost, danger, supernatural and deadly mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like You Shall Not Sleep: Chasing Sleep (2000), Gothika (2003), The Quiet Ones (2014), The Boy (2016), Eloise (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: insomnia, missing person, nightmare, professor, police, uncover truth, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, haunted by the past, pill ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
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 5.8
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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, mental illness, investigation, serial killer, mystery, mental institution, protagonist as suspect, supernatural, mind game, psychiatrist, crazy, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new hampshire, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, screaming, danger, poltergeist, off the grid, point of view, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, seance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, plot twist, ghosts, violence, mystery, mansion, haunted house, supernatural, boy, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eloise (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, rough
Plot: mental institution, time travel, phobia, mental illness, torture, missing person, mad doctor, haunted, inheritance, death certificate, ghost, baby ...
Time: year 1982
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Haunted Hospital: Heilstatten (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Group of Youtubers enter an abandoned surgery ward for 24-hour challenge, hoping to go viral. They will soon learn that they're not welcome.
Style: bleak, suspense, scary, rough
Plot: abandoned hospital, abandoned building, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, found footage, survival, mystery, group of friends, trapped, human experiment, paranormal activity, vlogger, sister sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Expiration (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four participants sign up for a mysterious medical test.
Style: suspense, rough, bleak, scary, cult film
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Pact (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suddenly, Clara, Mónica's daughter, falls into a deep coma. With Clara left to die, a mysterious man proposes Monica to make a pact: Clara will be saved if Mónica does something for him.
Style: psychotronic, tense, scary, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, family relations, learning the truth, missing daughter, overprotective mother, psychological trauma, motherhood, guilty conscience, abused woman, manipulation, parenthood, saving a life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, 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, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, supernatural, death, orphan, missing child, fear, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.6
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The Sound (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.
Style: disturbing, captivating, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: scary, rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: female ghost, single mother, supernatural, urban legend, violence, crime, death, investigation, kidnapping, danger, crimes, family ...
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 665
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, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, parents, myth, siblings, home invasion, monster, creature, hallucination, basement, uncover truth, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Art of Dying (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Case 39 (2009)
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Against The Night (2017)
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dead Outside (2008)
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Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Breathing Room (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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99.9 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting secret experiments searching for tortured souls trapped behind ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Canada, France
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, rough, bleak
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 2.5
 109
Pulled to Hell (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Charles, and Kyle are three private investigators that specialize in missing persons cases. Mickey and her team get in way over there heads when they cross a serial killer who has three very nasty pets that have a taste for human flesh. The team ...
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[Rec] (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
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Driftwood (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, rough, slasher ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Unfolding (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is 2016 and a fearful world seems to be on the brink of a nuclear catastrophe. A researcher in psychical events and his girlfriend travel to deepest Dartmoor to investigate a centuries-old building. What they unlock and discover is way more than ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, paranormal, violence, paranormal phenomena, peril, demon, revenge, paranormal investigation, exorcism, supernatural, deadly creature, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
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Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: nightmare, experiment, mental illness, insanity, hallucination, experiment gone awry, delusion, deadly, haunted by the past, obsession, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 56K
Session 9 (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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
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