Movies like Brightburn

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Brightburn (2019)
 6.1
 70K
Brightburn (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
Style: macabre, disturbing, suspense, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, intellectual, psychotronic, awful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil child, evil, super villain, supernatural ability, bloody violence, adopted son, adoption, fear, violence, baby, paranoia, danger, escape attempt, massacre, anger, little boy, small town, panic, showdown, child murderess, super strength, human alien, child, murderer, family ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2006, year 2016
Place: kansas

Most similar movies to Brightburn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, surprise ending and psychotronic films with plots about violence, death, danger, murder, brutality, corpse and blood mostly in Horror, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brightburn: Village of the Damned (1995), Carrie (2013), A Quiet Place (2018), Body Snatchers (1993), Scream (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Village of the Damned (1995)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn't take the "parents" long to realize that the kids ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, alien, mind game, pregnancy, deadly, space and aliens, evil alien, village, supernatural power, babies and infants, supernatural, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 130K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: telekinesis, prom, humiliation, bullying, social misfits, high school, supernatural ability, teenage life, supernatural, revenge, gory, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 381K
A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, sign language, deafness, self sacrifice, monster, pregnancy, creature feature, marriage, creature, chase, silence ...
Time: near future, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 16K
Body Snatchers (1993)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Environmental Protection Agency inspector Steve Malone travels to a remote military base in order to check for toxic materials, he brings his family along for the ride. After arriving at the base, his teenage daughter Marti befriends Jean ...
Style: scary, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil alien, soldier, alien invasion, military base, zombie, sleeping, emotionless, teenage life, danger, research, toxic, cloning ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1950s, 50s
Place: atlanta georgia, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 275K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, psychopath, paranoia, violence, small town, teenage life, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 59K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, dark hero, destiny, coma, supernatural, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, tragedy, paranoia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 30K
Critters (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A massive ball of furry creatures from another world eat their way through a small mid-western town followed by intergalactic bounty hunters opposed only by militant townspeople.
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: alien, bounty hunter, outer space, creature, danger, chaos, small town, misfit, family in danger, intergalactic, barn, sheriff ...
Time: 80s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 183K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: dark, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: witch, curses spells and rituals, supernatural, religion, wilderness, parents and children, family in danger, insanity, imaginary, guilt, violence, paganism ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 124K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, humorous, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, stabbing, woman in danger, psychopath, slasher, sheriff, knife, hospital, mask, rescue, book ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 64K
Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic, reboot
Plot: gory violence, death, violence, psychopath, brutality, serial killer, police investigation, murder investigation, murder, abduction, fear, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Contamination (1980)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former astronaut helps a government agent and a police detective track the source of mysterious alien pod spores, filled with lethal flesh-dissolving acid, to a South American coffee plantation controlled by alien pod clones.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mars, investigation, murder, outer space, good versus evil, survival, race against time, danger, blood, alien, space travel, supernatural ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, new york, latin america, florida, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 24K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, scary, twist ending, melancholic, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, violence, murder, airport, cell phone, suicide, virus, zombie, survival, on the road, paranoia, teenage girl ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Exorcist III (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set fifteen years after the original film, The Exorcist III centers around the philosophical Lieutenant William F. Kinderman who is investigating a baffling series of murders around Georgetown that all contain the hallmarks of The Gemini, a deceased ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, mental institution, priest, killing spree, supernatural, death penalty, gory, police investigation, exorcism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1998, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, copenhagen denmark, virginia, india ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 368K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, plot twist, insanity, master criminal, survival, race against time, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 40K
Blair Witch (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, lost in the woods, forest, death, fear, missing person, friendship, tree, chase, violence, hostage, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 434K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: killer clown, clown, missing person, supernatural power, fear, death of brother, monster, asthma, good versus evil, summer, abandoned house, small town ...
Time: quarry, year 1988, 80s, year 1989
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 99K
The Host (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Gang-du is a dim-witted man working at his father's tiny snack bar near the Han River. One day, Gang-du's one and only daughter Hyun-seo comes back from school irritated. She is angry at her uncle, Nam-il, who visited her school as her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark humor, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, beast, deadly creature, sacrifice, supernatural, family in danger, toxic, quarantine, danger, snow, daughter, giant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2000, 2000s
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 7K
Castle Freak (1995)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John has inherited a castle and Italy and he moves there with his wife Susan and their blind daughter Rebecca. What they don't realize is that there is somebody else in the castle. An abused child left to die in the basement who has now become ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, macabre, serious ...
Plot: haunted by the past, death, cannibalism, gory, danger, castle, parents and children, freak, cellar, basement, slasher, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 120K
Scream 3 (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A murdering spree begins to happen again, this time its targeted toward the original Woodsboro survivors and those associated with the movie inside a movie, 'Stab 3'. Sydney must face the demons of her past to stop the killer.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, hollywood, filmmaking, murder, wannabe, screaming, mask, isolation, masked killer, reporter, mystery killer ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 39K
Flatliners (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment. By stopping their hearts for short periods of time, each triggers a near-death experience. As the ...
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, light, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: medical experiment, medical student, death, paranormal, afterlife, haunted by the past, near death experience, experiment, guilt, paranoia, fear, guilty conscience ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s, year 2017
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: atmospheric, gothic, surreal, scary, psychological ...
Plot: disappearance, lovecraftian, insanity, investigation, hallucination, paranoia, violence, police brutality, gory, hallucinations, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new england, new hampshire, europe, england, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film that brings back horror icon Freddy Krueger as a darker and more sinister character than ever before. While Freddy is on the prowl a group of teenagers being stalked soon learn they all have a common factor making them targets for this ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, death, nightmare comes true, danger, serial killer, youth, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture, burned alive, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 103K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: disturbing, psychological, enigmatic, scary, gothic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, murder, doctor, mind control, psychic, magician, dying, little girl, hotel, ghost, alcohol ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 2011, year 1980
Place: iowa, new hampshire, florida, colorado, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 485K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, superhero, conspiracy, anti heroes, parallel world, imaginary, save the world, anti hero, superhuman powers, good versus evil, heroes, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, soviet union, vietnam, russia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 72K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Style: scary, dark humor, disturbing, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, small town, transformation, apocalypse, monster, alien invasion, save the day, alien, zombie, violence, mutant, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.2
 24K
Slender Man (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of Slender Man. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, his latest victim.
Style: suspense, scary, bad ending, bleak, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, forest, kidnapping, panic attack, evil spirit, internet, teenage protagonist, small town, fear, missing person, curses spells and rituals, supernatural being ...
Time: 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 25
Chain Mail (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A usual chain mail is forwarded to a group of people. Some pass it while others ignore. One dies and is followed by series of sudden and unexplainable deaths of others. Soon after, a revelation begins to unfold, the chain mail is cursed and so she ...
Style: suspense, macabre, gothic, surprise ending, sinister ...
Plot: death, dark past, supernatural power, survival, group of friends, evil, characters killed one by one, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, murder, friendship, paranoia ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A group of men who were clearing bush for the government arrive back in town, claiming that their friend was abducted by aliens. Nobody believes them, and despite a lack of motive and no evidence of foul play, their friends' disappearance is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ufo, alien, investigation, friendship, false accusation, abduction, danger, alien encounter, police, forest, murder, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 11K
Desperation (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, supernatural, sheriff, hitchhiker, highway, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, deadly, small town life, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, vietnam, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.4
 853K
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, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, supernatural, evil, danger, psychic, hotel, nervous breakdown, psychopath, ghost, trapped, a vision ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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