Movies like Doctor Sleep

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Doctor Sleep (2019)
 7.4
 115K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, ambiguous ending, psychotronic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, magician, psychic, doctor, murder, mind control, ghost, hotel, dying, little girl, alcohol, mind game, missing child, nightmare, loss of father, native american, coffin, kidnapped girl, child abduction, maze, death, femme fatale, bathtub, death of father ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 2011, year 1980, year 2019
Place: florida, colorado, new jersey, iowa, new hampshire, ohio

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Most similar movies to Doctor Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and suspense films with plots about death, supernatural, murder, danger, supernatural power, violence and blood mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Doctor Sleep: The Shining (1980), Flatliners (1990), The Dead Zone (1983), Dreamcatcher (2003), It: Chapter Two (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 863K
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, evil, supernatural, danger, psychic, nervous breakdown, hotel, psychopath, ghost, trapped, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, miami, montana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 78K
Flatliners (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Five medical students want to find out if there is life after death. They plan to stop one of their hearts for a few seconds, thus simulating death, and then bring the person back to life. A science fiction thriller from the early 1990's with a ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, surreal ...
Plot: afterlife, medical student, experiment gone awry, suicide, nightmare, hallucination, medical school, supernatural, hallucinations, supernatural ability, deadly, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, neo noir, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, a vision ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, future
Place: usa, new hampshire, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 88K
Dreamcatcher (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Four boyhood pals perform a heroic act and are changed by the powers they gain in return. Years later, on a hunting trip in the Maine woods, they're overtaken by a vicious blizzard that harbors an ominous presence. Challenged to stop an alien ...
Style: scary, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien invasion, plague, friends, supernatural, in the woods, evil alien, first contact, danger, foreknowledge, mind control, supernatural ability, alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: maine, usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 188K
It: Chapter Two (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, it chapter two brings the chapters - who've long since gone their separate ways - back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.
Style: scary, suspense, macabre, epic, suspenseful ...
Plot: evil, clown, evil clown, killer clown, inhaler, fear, giant, kids in trouble, good versus evil, killing spree, group of friends, haunted house ...
Time: 2010s, year 1989, 80s, quarry, year 2016
Place: maine, new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 29K
Firestarter (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, rough, exciting ...
Plot: supernatural, experiment gone awry, on the run, fire, little girl, supernatural ability, government agency, danger, conspiracy, kidnapping, scientist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 138K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, psychic, ghost, poltergeist, supernatural, good versus evil, missing child, child in peril, ghosts, parallel world, curses spells and rituals, nightmare ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 101K
The Wolfman (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lawrence Talbot, an American man on a visit to Victorian London to make amends with his estranged father, gets bitten by a werewolf and, after a moonlight transformation, leaves him with a savage hunger for flesh.
Style: gothic, scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, human becomes animal, deadly, deadly creature, human becoming an animal, superhuman powers, supernatural, gory, missing person, danger, investigation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, victorian england ...
Place: europe, london, england, tower bridge london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 37K
Before I Wake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, subconscious, nightmare, danger, dreams, supernatural, dream, family, graphic violence, youth, insomnia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 54K
Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, serial killer, psychology, fbi, chase, supernatural, police investigation, murder, autopsy, brutality, hospital, terminal illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 20K
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures come to town to seek out a virgin to feed on.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, supernatural, vampire, danger, kidnapping, slasher, morphing, survival, parents and children, monster, mother son incest, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, indiana, california, ohio, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 92K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, macabre, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, family in danger, pet, pets, supernatural, stephen king, back from the dead, indian burial ground, grief, coffin, loss of pet ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, deadly, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, danger, gory, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, usa, salt lake city utah, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 144K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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, surprise ending, psychological, serious, macabre ...
Plot: haunted house, haunted by the past, ghosts, missing child, orphan, death, supernatural, fear, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: ghost, high school, stephen king, haunted by the past, supernatural, family in danger, murder, bully, train, tunnel, death in the family, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 100K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, demon, gory, vengeance, monster, blood, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 10K
The Dark (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Isle Of Man, UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: ghost, missing person, supernatural, secret, suicide, child abuse, uncover truth, haunted by the past, family in danger, mind game, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 21K
Wind Chill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, on the road, danger, paranoia, road accident, deadly, out of the way, wilderness, evil spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 7K
Ghost Story (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four successful elderly gentlemen, members of the Chowder Society, share a gruesome, 50-year old secret. When one of Edward Wanderley's twin sons dies in a bizarre accident, the group begins to see a pattern of frightening events developing.
Style: scary, serious, psychological, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, small town, supernatural, ghost story, vengeance, haunted by the past, friendship, death, murder, father son relationship, secret, haunted house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
Place: new england, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 12K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, haunted by the past, investigation, deadly, supernatural ability, danger, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 47K
Don't Look Now (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After Laura and John Baxter lose their only child in a horrible drowning, they are greeted by strange sightings of her throughout their everyday lives. When two old ladies approach them in Italy with news that their daughter may still be alive, it ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, hallucination, haunted by the past, drowning, family relations, architecture, mystery, loss of child, crimes, serial killer, psychic, ladder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, supernatural, possession, ghosts, seance, demon, demons, dialogue, death, storytelling, devil, teenager ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 152
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, family relations, supernatural ability, parents and children, deadly, danger, chase, sexual content, profanity, betrayal, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, family relations, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, reincarnation, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 9K
Puppetmaster (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Toulon, a puppet maker, discovers an ancient Egyptian potion and uses it to bring his creations to life. His puppets become murderous little demons and escape. Distraught, the master takes his life. Years later, psychics tune into the existence of ...
Style: scary, rough, gothic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, objects come to life, puppet, deadly creature, danger, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, evil doll, hotel, violence, toy comes to life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: yale university, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, sexy, suspenseful, atmospheric, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, immortality, goth, supernatural ability, rock star, supernatural, danger, music, loneliness, fatal attraction, vengeance ...
Time: 1780s, 18th century, 2000s
Place: california, england, europe, usa, egypt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 19K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark fantasy, monster, serial killer, supernatural, murder, afterlife, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, haunted by the past, woman in danger, couple relations, dishonesty, adultery, infidelity, scientist, murder, spiritualism, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: vermont, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Luxembourg, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.
Style: gothic, scary, dark humor, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, danger, supernatural, rescue, dangerous animal, afterlife, transformation, race against time, one against many, eaten alive, meat, animal horror ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%