Nightmare movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant nightmare movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, psychological and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with nightmare, supernatural, danger, blood, death, storytelling, brutality, violence, murder and mentor plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nightmare: The Babadook (2014), Twin Peaks (1990), Eraserhead (1977), Jessabelle (2014), Ghostland (2018), Orphan (2009), Insidious (2010), It Comes at Night (2017), The Ring Two (2005), Boogeyman (2005).

List of nightmare movies

 6.8
 158K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, supernatural, nightmare, dysfunctional family, family in danger, dealing with death, mental illness, book, depression, insanity, single mother, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, crime, who done it, supernatural, mysterious place, double life, special agents, under the surface, psychic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead (1977)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
Style: surreal, psychological, avant garde, enigmatic, art house ...
Plot: surrealism, nightmare, baby, cult, freak, parents and children, insanity, unwanted pregnancy, art, imagination, crazy, psychology ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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 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, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, voodoo, ghost, danger, curses spells and rituals, disability, nightmare, police investigation, sacrifice, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 6.4
 14K
Ghostland (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother of two inherits a home from her aunt. On the first night in the new home she is confronted with murderous intruders and fights for her daughters' lives. Sixteen years later the daughters reunite at the house, and that is when things ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: nightmare, danger, doll, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, violence, female protagonist, insanity, home invasion, escape, blood, sadistic psychopath ...
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 7.0
 168K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, family in danger, family problems, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, parents and children, life turned upside down, deadly, fear, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, estonia, connecticut
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 6.8
 241K
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, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, fear, danger, coma, curses spells and rituals, paranormal activity, psychic, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal, psychological
Plot: infected, paranoia, fear, hopelessness, pandemic, nightmare, darkness, violence, dog, forest, survival, cabin in the woods ...
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 5.4
 82K
The Ring Two (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: evil child, nightmare, ghost, supernatural, deadly, mental institution, investigation, family problems, small town, nun, haunted by the past, son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, seattle
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 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 ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, hometown, supernatural, ghost, gory, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, danger, parents and children, destiny, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 26K
Veronica (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Madrid, 1990s. After making a Ouija with friends, a teenager is besieged by dangerous supernatural presences that threaten to harm her whole family. Inspired by terrifying police files never solved.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: possession, solar eclipse, nightmare, crucifix, widow, family, supernatural, ouija board, demonic possession, nun, flickering light, bathtub ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: madrid, spain
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A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: touching, emotional, fairy tale, compassionate, sentimental ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, childhood, family, imagination, nightmare, school, bullying, life & death, part animation, storytelling, dark fantasy ...
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 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 136 min.
Story: David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between ...
Style: psychological, surreal, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, hallucinations, virtual reality, disfigured face, love, obsession, mind game, nightmare, redemption, freak accident ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 30K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, nightmare, danger, dreams, subconscious, family, insomnia, dream, youth, supernatural, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, haunted by the past, war, soldier, memory loss, massacre, genocide, dog, corpse, army, introspection, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surreal, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, disfigurement, nightmare, teenage life, creep, serial killer, high school, boiler room, booby trap, dream, alcoholic ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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 6.7
 138K
Event Horizon (1997)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the year 2047 a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the long lost starship "Event Horizon". The ship disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, outer space, nightmare, danger, space station, survival, insanity, violence, space and aliens, rescue, black hole, supernatural ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
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 8.0
 631K
Black Swan (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 6.9
 84K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, buddies, storm, time loop, danger, ocean or sea, sea disaster, friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
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 7.6
 304K
The Others (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, afterlife, uncover truth, seance, mysterious character, single parent, isolation, supernatural, psychic, losing-it hero, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: england, europe, english channel
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Masters of Horror (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, Japan, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Masters of Horror is an informal social group of international film writers and directors specializing in horror movies and an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, ghost, fear, mysterious character, supernatural, gory, danger, deadly, evil force, wrong place wrong time, mysterious place, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, scary, witty, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mysterious character, supernatural, amateur detective, vampire, hidden identity, verbal byplay, supernatural ability, gory, danger, crime, deadly, deadly creature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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 7.4
 296K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, curses spells and rituals, investigation, legends and myths, murder, uncover truth, small town, gory, ancient mystery, horseman ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1700s, 19th century
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, revenge, dreams, gory, high school, serial killer, teenage life, danger, small town, nightmare comes true, burned alive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.6
 172K
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. ...
Style: dark humor, scary, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, supernatural, ghost, obsessive quest, witch, heaven and hell, life turned upside down, legends and myths, psychic, curse, gypsy, evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: pasadena california
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 7.5
 138K
The Fly (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mutant, experiment, teleportation, tragic love, deadly creature, scientist, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, transformation, science, nightmare, dangerous animal ...
Time: 80s
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 4.7
 3K
Slumber (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A sleep doctor tries to protect a family from a demon that feeds on people in their nightmares.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: nightmare, hallucination, doctor, laboratory, female protagonist, childhood trauma, supernatural, haunted by the past, sleeping, sleepwalking, experiment, flashback sequence ...
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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, abuse of power, party, sadism, nazism, experiment, survival horror, night, nightmare, terrorism, serial killer, racism ...
Time: 2010s
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Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, danger, investigation, woman in danger, nightmare, twin brother, twin sister, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, coma, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
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Paranormal Activity (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, dark, suspense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, psychic, ghost, fear, danger, couples, paranormal activity, videotaping, desperation, invisibility, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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