Movies like Boogeyman

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Boogeyman (2005)
 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 explain why his father abandoned his family?
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious, macabre, bad ending, idiotic, frightening ...
Plot: nightmare, hallucination, supernatural, hometown, haunted by the past, ghost, mentally unstable, danger, gory, destiny, teenage life, youth, parents and children, death, childhood, sexual relations, psychopath, family relations, supernatural ability, deadly, twentysomething life, thanksgiving, figment, break-up, psychotherapy ...
Time: contemporary

Most similar movies to Boogeyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and psychological films with plots about supernatural, danger, ghost, deadly, death, storytelling and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Boogeyman: The Uninvited (2009), The Forest (2016), They (2002), An American Haunting (2005), The Ring Two (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 71K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, parents and children, uncover truth, family in danger, slasher, family problems, ghost, danger, evil stepmother, death of mother, white dress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new england, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 37K
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, missing person, ghost, family relations, in the woods, suicide, hallucination, american abroad, maggot, violence, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, dark and stormy night, college, rivalry, haunted by the past, murder, student life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An American Haunting (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: witch, ghost, curses spells and rituals, justice, family, haunted by the past, countryside, supernatural, rape, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1810s, year 2006
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
73%
 4.7
 662
The Garden (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A troubled young boy and his father on a road trip stumble upon a rural farm where the elderly owner has sinister plans for the both of them involving witchcraft and evil.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, futuristic
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, gory, parents and children, countryside, deadly, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, hallucination, father son relationship, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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 ⇓
73%
 5.4
 36K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, supernatural, death threat, child murder, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mystery, family in danger, family problems, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 31K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Style: atmospheric, scary, serious, suspenseful, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: honeymoon, ghost, supernatural, obsession, death, car accident, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, revenge, photographer, road accident ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
 4.8
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, investigation, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, starting over, mysterious character, deadly, danger, mind game, psychopath, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 47K
The Unborn (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, woman in danger, afterlife, danger, haunted by the past, death, rabbi, twins, ghosts, revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, family in danger, danger, nanny, parents and children, mind game, family problems, suburbs, obsession, isolation, pregnancy, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
64%
 5.6
 57K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dahlia Williams and her daughter Cecelia move into a rundown apartment on New York's Roosevelt Island. She is currently in midst of divorce proceedings and the apartment, though near an excellent school for her daughter, is all she can afford. ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: ghost, elevator, drowning, divorce, water, apartment, teacher, job seeking, danger, single parent, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 4K
The Guardian (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The idyllic lives of Phil and Kate seem complete when they select the winsome young Camilla as a live-in nanny for their newborn child. But the lovely young Camilla s not what she appears to be.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, danger, hidden identity, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 13K
Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, dealing with death, family problems, death in the family, mentally unstable, woman in danger, drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 28K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, drowning, child custody, water, supernatural, mystery, danger, family relations, custody, haunted by the past, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 13K
Lake Mungo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 16 year old Alice Palmer drowns in a local dam. When her body is recovered and, her grieving family buries her. The family experiences a series of strange, inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Unsettled, the Palmers seek the help ...
Style: scary, tense, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, deadly, family life, videotaping, investigation, parents and children, mystery, uncover truth, paranormal activity, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
59%
 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 ⇓
59%
 4.1
 3K
Asylum (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The teenager Madison McBride is traumatized by the loss of her deranged father when she was nine years old and the suicide of her beloved brother Brandon one year ago. She decides to join the Richard Miller University, where Brandon committed ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mental institution, doctors and patients, social misfits, mind game, supernatural, serial killer, isolation, danger, youth, gory ...
Time: 30s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 70K
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, bleak, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 30K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, supernatural, split personality, psychiatrist, mental illness, forest, witch doctor, grave, catholicism, fear, mentally unstable, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1910s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, high school, stephen king, supernatural, haunted by the past, family in danger, murder, tunnel, bully, train, supernatural ability, school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A female collage co-ed freshman who was involved in a fatal car crash discovers she may not have survived the tragedy after all when she becomes caught between the world of the living and the dead A sort of limbo state of being between both the real ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, college, afterlife, hallucination, supernatural, death, college life, haunted by the past, social relations, lifestyle, gory, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 37K
Shutter (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.
Style: asian horror, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, car accident, polaroid, nightmare, photographer, strobe light, suicide, supernatural, revenge, vengeance, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Children's Play (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: supernatural, children, possession, hanging, ghost, mentally unstable, death in the family, deadly, family problems, family relations, domestic disturbance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 3K
The Nun (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of catholic school girls are victimized by a sadistic and jealous nun, "Sister Ursula". The girls drown the nun in a pool of "holy" water. Eighteen years later circumstances arise in which the nuns spirit is released to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, british horror, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: evil nun, ghost, ritual murder, violence, vengeance, boarding school, danger, supernatural ability, gory, deadly, supernatural, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona spain, europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%