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 serious, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense and scary films and TV shows about / with nightmare, death, violence, storytelling, murder, brutality, supernatural, dialogue, mentor and psychology 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: Event Horizon (1997), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Jessabelle (2014), Insidious (2010), Take Shelter (2011), The Babadook (2014), Eraserhead (1977), Waltz with Bashir (2008), Vanilla Sky (2001), The Fly (1986).

List of nightmare movies

 6.7
 145K
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, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space travel, nightmare, space station, outer space, danger, insanity, space and aliens, supernatural, survival, crew, black hole, violence ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
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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, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, fear, nightmare, disfigurement, teenage life, nightmare comes true, back from the dead, high school, serial killer, burned alive, gory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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 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, twist ending, macabre, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, voodoo, supernatural, danger, curses spells and rituals, nightmare, ghost, uncover truth, haunted by the past, disability, sacrifice, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 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, tense, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, parents and children, parallel world, psychic, ghosts, paranormal activity, danger, nightmare, fear, demons ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.4
 84K
Take Shelter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.
Style: disturbing, bleak, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: paranoia, mental illness, nightmare, nervous breakdown, fear, delusion, construction worker, insurance, dreams, sanity, insanity, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1986, year 2011
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.8
 176K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 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, macabre, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
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 7.4
 92K
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, art house, psychological, avant garde, disturbing ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, baby, freak, existentialism, cult, unwanted pregnancy, parents and children, art, imagination, crazy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Documentary, Animation, Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, 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, psychological, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: massacre, nightmare, haunted by the past, army, soldier, dog, corpse, memory loss, war, genocide, guilt, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 20th century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
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 6.9
 236K
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, enigmatic, surreal, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: love triangle, mystery, disfigurement, love, virtual reality, nightmare, jealousy, hallucinations, disfigured face, obsession, mind game, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 22nd century, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 147K
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, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: experiment, mad scientist, scientist, science, mutant, tragic love, mutation, research, nightmare, deadly creature, transformation, teleportation ...
Time: 80s
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, atmospheric, art house ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, strong sexual content, death, hollywood, obsession, cowboy, frustration, dreams, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 8.8
 158K
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, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, investigation, small town life, murder, supernatural, who done it, double life, mysterious place, rape, death, special agents, crime ...
Time: 1990s, 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa
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666 Park Avenue (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York's most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, god or devil, wish come true, nightmare, fear, desire, good versus evil, neighbor, temptation, mysterious character, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, 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, psychological, rough, brutal, suspenseful
Plot: post apocalypse, infected, pandemic, fear, paranoia, violence, nightmare, hopelessness, darkness, forest, dog, cabin in the woods ...
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 5.7
 34K
Regression (2015)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, scary ...
Plot: memory loss, satanic cult, nightmare, hospital, sexual abuse, police officer, cemetery, investigation, false accusation, psychiatrist, paranoia, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: minnesota, usa
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 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, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, oregon
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 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 ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, nightmare, supernatural, hometown, haunted by the past, gory, ghost, danger, mentally unstable, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.6
 76K
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, memory, obsession, nightmare, supernatural, deadly, supernatural ability, hallucinations, disorder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: medical school, campus, chicago illinois
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 7.0
 44K
Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Bubba Ho-tep tells the "true" story of what really did become of Elvis Presley. We find Elvis as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his "death," then ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, absurd, funny ...
Plot: roommate, nightmare, president, musician, star, mummy, partners, retirement home, odd couple, good versus evil, nurse, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: texas, usa, egypt
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 6.2
 30K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, serious ...
Plot: nightmare, crucifix, possession, solar eclipse, widow, family, supernatural, ouija, demonic possession, nun, flickering light, death ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: madrid, spain
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 4.5
 1K
Cold Moon (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cold Moon takes place in tiny Babylon, Fla., where the granddaughter of Clark’s character is murdered by a mysterious assailant, her body sunk into the black waters of the Styx River — the river where her parents disappeared from their boat a ...
Style: dark, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, secret, nightmare, memory, sheriff, parent child relationship, banker, murder, corpse, river, moon, night ...
Place: florida
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 4.7
 11K
Shut In (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: isolation, single parent, nightmare, murder, missing child, winter, doctor, psychologist, introspection, parents and children, family problems, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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 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, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, photographer, nightmare, car accident, supernatural, polaroid, suicide, secret lover, danger, uncover truth, revenge, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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 4.3
 3K
Octane (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a family visit, stressed businesswoman Senga Wilson (Madeleine Stowe) is driving with her rebellious daughter, Nat (Mischa Barton), down an ominous highway in the middle of the night. After they pick up a weird teenage hitchhiker (Bijou ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: road trip, nightmare, kidnapping, parents and children, slasher, psychopath, violence, gory, disorder, family relations, chase, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
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King of the Ants (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: accountant, nightmare, crime, hitman, vengeance, criminal heroes, violence, kidnapping, drifter, golf, deadly, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.0
 3K
Brain Dead (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: experiment, nightmare, insanity, delusion, experiment gone awry, obsession, murder, deadly, doctors and patients, haunted by the past, mental illness, corporation ...
Time: 80s
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 6.8
 15K
Borgman (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Borgman is the central character of this dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, surreal, bleak, enigmatic ...
Plot: mysterious character, family relations, dishonesty, nightmare, life turned upside down, manipulations, hidden identity, mystery, family problems, drifter, supernatural, terrorizing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
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 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, betrayal, reincarnation, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, loss of daughter, hypnosis ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, manhattan new york city
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 6.2
 56K
Red Lights (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Two investigators of paranormal hoaxes, the veteran Dr. Margaret Matheson and her young assistant, Tom Buckley, study the most varied metaphysical phenomena with the aim of proving their fraudulent origins. Simon Silver, a legendary blind psychic, ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural ability, experiment, uncover truth, mind game, supernatural, obsession, deception, investigation, skepticism, revelation, levitation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011
Place: usa
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 6.4
 186K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: twists and turns, scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insanity, a vision, suicide, uncover truth, riddles and clues, nightmare, paranoia, mystery, imagination, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
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