Movies like Boogeyman

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Boogeyman (2005)
 4.2
 29K
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, figment, thanksgiving, 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, mentor, storytelling and death mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boogeyman: Half Light (2006), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Darkness Falls (2003), The Messengers (2007), The Uninvited (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, dealing with death, death in the family, uncover truth, family problems, afterlife, mentally unstable, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, death, nightmare comes true, danger, serial killer, back from the dead, youth, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 29K
Darkness Falls (2003)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, supernatural, witch, small town, legends and myths, danger, haunted by the past, child in peril, ghost, brother sister relationship, childhood trauma, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 37K
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, child murder, death threat, family in danger, uncover truth, mystery, haunted by the past, teenage life, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 72K
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: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, siblings relations, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, ghost, slasher, danger, step parent, woman in danger, pretense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, darkness, nightmare, suicide, haunted by the past, danger, mind game, child in peril, demons, dark and stormy night, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 4K
Boogeyman 3 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a college student witnesses the alleged suicide of her roommate, it sets into motion a series of horrific events that cause her to fear the supernatural entity. As she tries to convince the rest of her dorm that the Boogeyman does exist, the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric
Plot: boogeyman, dead teenager, college life, youth, race against time, danger, woman in danger, college, deadly, gory, serial killer, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 5K
Boo (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The friends Emmett, Freddy, Marie, Kevin and his reluctant girlfriend Jessie decide to spend the Halloween night in an abandoned hospital. Meanwhile, the younger Allan meets the old friend of his father Arlo Ray Baines and asks him to help to find ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, danger, haunted by the past, mysterious character, ghost, deadly, mental institution, human experiment, supernatural, basement, violence, childhood trauma ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 57K
Dark Water (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
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, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, haunted by the past, starting over, parents and children, danger, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, in the woods, family relations, suicide, violence, american abroad, hallucination, maggot, ghosts, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Soul Survivors (2001)
Genre: 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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, danger, student life, alternate reality, supernatural horror, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 666
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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, futuristic
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, gory, parents and children, supernatural ability, countryside, haunted by the past, deadly, mentally unstable, farm, father son relationship, hallucination ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 87K
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, murder, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: surprise ending, psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
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 ⇓
49%
 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, child custody, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, losing-it hero, parents and children, custody, danger, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 139K
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, surprise ending, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, orphan, missing child, fear, seance, haunted by the past, paranormal activity, disappearance, ghosts, death, tragic event, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 14K
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, deadly, family life, danger, paranormal activity, mystery, loss of daughter, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 67K
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, haunted by the past, cross dressing, danger, small town, parents and children, friendship, family relations, youth, insanity, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 48K
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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, death, ghosts, haunted by the past, rabbi, twins, revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mysterious character, ghost, psychopath, supernatural ability, danger, murder, starting over, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 5K
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, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, slasher, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, mind game, nanny, danger, parents and children, family problems, suburbs, isolation, obsession, pregnancy, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 38K
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, macabre, suspenseful, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, car accident, nightmare, supernatural, secret lover, suicide, polaroid, danger, uncover truth, revenge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 5K
The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, domestic disturbance, parents and children, danger, family problems, grudge, gory, curses spells and rituals, ex convict, apartment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 31K
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, split personality, psychiatrist, supernatural, mental illness, mentally unstable, family relations, family in danger, woman in danger, danger, deadly, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 258K
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, frightening, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, ghosts, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, nightmare, psychic, evil spirit, danger, paranormal activity, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 108K
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, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 21K
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, macabre, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, nightmare, ghost, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, uncover truth, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 4K
Wendigo (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: George is a high-strung professional photographer who is starting to unravel from the stress of his work with a Manhattan advertising agency. Needing some time away from the city, Jake, his wife Kim, and their son Miles head to upstate New York to ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: mystery, danger, deadly, family relations, parents and children, family in crisis, gory, stranded, isolation, husband wife relationship, spirit, myth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%