Movies like Boogeyman

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Boogeyman (2005)
 4.2
 30K
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, weird, idiotic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, ghost, hometown, mentally unstable, danger, gory, destiny, teenage life, youth, parents and children, death, childhood, childhood trauma, sexual relations, psychopath, family relations, supernatural ability, thanksgiving, deadly, twentysomething life, figment, break-up ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Boogeyman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and psychological films with plots about supernatural, ghost, danger, storytelling, death, mentor and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Boogeyman: Half Light (2006), Darkness Falls (2003), The Forest (2016), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), The Messengers (2007). 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, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, supernatural, murder, loss of child, mentally unstable, uncover truth, death of child, death in the family, woman in danger, female protagonist, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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100%
 5.0
 30K
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: scary, suspenseful, dark, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lighthouse, supernatural, witch, small town, legends and myths, haunted by the past, danger, ghost, child in peril, childhood trauma, brother sister relationship, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 40K
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, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, missing person, family relations, in the woods, suicide, violence, maggot, hallucination, twins, forest, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo
⇓ 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, psychotronic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: slasher, nightmare comes true, sleeping, death, danger, serial killer, youth, serial murder, supernatural, murder, nightmare, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.4
 38K
The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, murder, countryside, death threat, mystery, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, family life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 76K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, 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: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, ghost, parents and children, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, pretense, woman in danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 5K
Boogeyman 3 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: boogeyman, supernatural, ghost, college, crimes, danger, race against time, mysterious character, supernatural ability, youth, serial killer, deadly ...
Place: north carolina
⇓ 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, college, supernatural ability, child in peril, fear, demons ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 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: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, mysterious character, danger, haunted by the past, ghost, deadly, mental institution, human experiment, supernatural, violence, childhood trauma, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 23K
Jessabelle (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, 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, macabre, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, ghost, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, psychology, uncover truth, haunted by the past, spirit, sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1988
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted by the past, ghost, curses spells and rituals, justice, family relations, family, countryside, supernatural, witch, chase, death, school ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, year 2006, 1810s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: afterlife, ghost, college, hallucination, supernatural, college life, haunted by the past, student life, danger, alternate reality, car accident, life & death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 691
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, futuristic
Plot: apocalypse, supernatural, gory, parents and children, haunted by the past, countryside, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, deadly, mental institution, alcohol abuse, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 30K
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, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, family problems, custody, parents and children, losing-it hero, danger, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 147K
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, macabre, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, ghosts, ghost, orphan, supernatural, missing child, fear, death, haunted by the past, tragic event, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 60K
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, stylized ...
Plot: ghost, divorce, danger, starting over, haunted by the past, parents and children, supernatural, imaginary friend, drowning, elevator, teacher, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1974, 70s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 50K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, afterlife, ghost, uncover truth, danger, ghosts, woman in danger, death, twins, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 92K
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, macabre, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, mental institution, ghost, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, investigation, family problems, supernatural ability, small town, bathtub, female reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.1
 41K
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: scary, twist ending, asian horror, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, secret lover, ghosts, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, photographer, polaroid, suicide, danger, uncover truth, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 73K
Body Hunt (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage life, haunted by the past, youth, cross dressing, danger, small town, parents and children, friendship, family relations, insanity, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, suspense, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, paranormal activity, psychic, nightmare comes true, ghost, family, fear, demon, nightmare, curses spells and rituals, seance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: mental illness, haunted house, guilt, family relations, losing-it hero, danger, delusion, tragedy, amnesia, suicide, ghost, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, nanny, family problems, parents and children, danger, mind game, suburbs, isolation, obsession, ghost, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 32K
Shutter (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Thailand
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, suspenseful, serious, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ghost, honeymoon, obsession, death, car accident, supernatural, haunted by the past, uncover truth, danger, spirit, revenge, photographer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, mount fuji, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 18K
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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, uncover truth, teenage life, danger, family life, paranormal activity, deadly, mystery, parents and children, drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A twisted new tale of terror begins for a teenage girl and her family, predating the haunting of the Lambert family in the earlier movies and revealing more mysteries of the otherworldly realm The Further.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural horror, supernatural, haunted house, curses spells and rituals, family in danger, demon, family problems, danger, imaginary, ghost, supernatural power, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, psychotronic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ouija board, spiritualism, supernatural, possession, ghosts, ghost, witchcraft, spirit, seance, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, supernatural horror ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, tense ...
Plot: nanny, supernatural, hidden identity, danger, mysterious character, babies and infants, gory, curses spells and rituals, death, sacrifice, witch, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 257
Inheritance (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inheritance tells the tale of sinister old lady Lillian Baker (Marjorie Nelson) & her kind hearted, good natured carer Abigail Nielsen (Jen Taylor). Abigail feels sorry for Lillian & does her best to keep her happy, however one ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, scary
Plot: afterlife, ghost, haunted by the past, supernatural, uncover truth, mental illness, supernatural ability, mentally unstable, danger, curses spells and rituals, golden years, schizophrenia ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 52K
The Eye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, danger, seeing dead people, eye, ghost, blindness, death, demon, supernatural, fear, woman in danger, cheating death ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%