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, serious, psychological, scary, suspense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with nightmare, blood, murder, supernatural, danger, death, violence, insanity, deadly and hallucination plots mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Spain, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as nightmare: Eraserhead (1977), A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), Slumber (2017), The Babadook (2014), It Comes at Night (2017), Boogeyman (2005), Before I Wake (2016), Twin Peaks (1990), Masters of Horror (2005), Tales from the Crypt (1989).
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Twin Peaks
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
47 min.
 8.8
Tales from the Crypt
Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
USA
25 min.
 8.0
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The First Purge
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
98 min.
 5.1
Tully
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
USA
95 min.
 7.0

List of nightmare movies

 7.4
 86K
Eraserhead
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, enigmatic, psychological, art house, avant garde ...
Plot: surrealism, insanity, nightmare, art, imagination, baby, cult, crazy, psychology, existentialism, dreams, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, revenge, serial killer, dreams, gory, nightmare comes true, supernatural, murder, nightmare, death, teenage life, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
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 4.7
 3K
Slumber
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, bleak, suspenseful, 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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 6.8
 158K
The Babadook
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, dark, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, supernatural, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, mental illness, book, deadly creature, single mother, nightmare, depression, insanity, dark fantasy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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It Comes at Night
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: survival, infected, cabin in the woods, paranoia, forest, fear, pandemic, hopelessness, violence, nightmare, darkness, murder of family ...
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 4.2
 28K
Boogeyman
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: supernatural, haunted by the past, ghost, gory, death, mentally unstable, hallucination, nightmare, danger, destiny, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.2
 29K
Before I Wake
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: supernatural ability, orphan, nightmare, dreams, subconscious, danger, family, youth, supernatural, insomnia, dream, adoption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.8
 145K
Twin Peaks
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: surreal, twists and turns, psychological, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, special agents, mystery, crime, who done it, supernatural, agent, paranormal investigation, murder mystery, mysterious character, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1989
Place: usa, washington state
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Masters of Horror
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, serious, suspenseful, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, fear, evil force, mysterious character, murder, gory, danger, deadly, ghost, wrong place wrong time, mysterious place, self destructing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Tales from the Crypt
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: suspenseful, scary, dark humor, witty, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mysterious character, amateur detective, hidden identity, supernatural ability, danger, supernatural, deadly, deadly creature, master villain, nightmare comes true, nightmare, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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The First Purge
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, sinister
Plot: party, nazism, sadism, murder, survival horror, experiment, gory violence, fighting the system, night, terrorism, racism, serial killer ...
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Amityville: The Awakening
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, mystery, danger, twin brother, nightmare, twin sister, investigation, woman in danger, mother daughter relationship, murder, teenage girl, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1965, year 1974
Place: usa
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Paranormal Activity
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, dark, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, paranormal activity, surveillance, danger, couples, family, fear, videotaping, desperation, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
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 3.9
 994
Inkubus
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Inkubus tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift at a soon to be demolished police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when the demon, Inkubus, calmly walks into the station holding the severed head of a murdered girl. Inkubus ...
Style: scary, serious, brutal, suspenseful, sadistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, gory, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, nightmare, characters killed one by one, mysterious stranger, supernatural, evisceration ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rhode island, usa
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 5.4
 20K
Jessabelle
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: supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, haunted by the past, mystery, ghost, woman in danger, danger, estate, voodoo, curses spells and rituals, disability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
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 6.2
 25K
Veronica
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, family, ouija board, demonic possession, possession, solar eclipse, crucifix, nightmare, nun, flickering light, bathtub, teenage girl ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991
Place: madrid, spain
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 7.0
 27K
Tully
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marlo, a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging nanny named Tully.
Style: psychological, twist ending
Plot: motherhood, baby, parent child relationship, nanny, split personality, female protagonist, plot twist, newborn baby, mother, happy ending, hallucination, autism ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1977
Place: usa, kindergarten, manhattan new york city
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 6.4
 13K
Ghostland
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, rough, suspense, psychedelic, tense ...
Plot: doll, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, violence, female protagonist, danger, sadistic psychopath, home invasion, escape, nightmare, blood, insanity ...
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Gogol. The Beginning
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The year 1829. Nikolay Gogol, a young Third Section clerk, is desperate: his own books seem shallow and mediocre, so he keeps buying entire print runs just to burn them all. He is suffering from violent epileptic seizures and struggles to keep on ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, surprise ending, disturbing, captivating
Plot: mysticism, good versus evil, writers, witch, investigation, secrets, nightmare, dreams, femme fatale, murder, intrigue
Time: 19th century
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 228K
Vanilla Sky
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: surreal, psychological, enigmatic, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: virtual reality, obsession, surrealism, love, love triangle, disfigurement, mystery, mind game, existentialism, alternate reality, redemption, disfigured face ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 22nd century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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A Nightmare on Elm Street
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: suspenseful, scary, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, serial killer, dreams, teenager, murder, blood, death, violence, revenge, monster ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: usa
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 6.7
 138K
Event Horizon
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: futuristic, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, space travel, insanity, survival, supernatural, violence, science, outer space, blood, transformation, gore, ghost ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
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 6.6
 137K
Mother!
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Style: disturbing, sinister, macabre
Plot: surrealism, uninvited guest, pregnancy, nightmare, violence, stranger, cannibalism, pregnant woman, riot, cigarette smoking, cigarette lighter, explosion ...
Is relevant ?
 4.7
 10K
Shut In
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
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: introspection, parents and children, nightmare, single parent, child illness, psychologist, isolation, family problems, family relations, doctor, murder, winter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
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The Night Walker
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: laboratory, protagonist as suspect, mystery, betrayal, palaces castles and temples, split personality, murder, nightmare, crime, dream, memory loss, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Super Dark Times
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: coming of age, murder, sword, marijuana, high school, nightmare, youth, adolescence, christmas, insomnia, blood, guilt ...
Time: 1990s, year 1996, year 1995
Place: new york
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Project Nightmare
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Beneath the desert lies a terrifying secret! While camping out, two close friends, Gus and John are attacked by an awesome, but unidentifiable force. Fleeing this unknown terror, they come upon Marcy, a vision of beauty, alone in the desert. She’s ...
Plot: nightmare, mind control, experiment, computer, isolation, underground, airplane, scientist, priest, camp, pyramid, cabin ...
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A Monster Calls
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: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, melancholic, reflective ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, monster, bullying, cancer, imagination, school, coming of age, storytelling, dark fantasy, childhood, monsters, adolescence ...
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A Lizard in a Woman's Skin
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman is accused of murdering her debauched neighbor after dreaming it. Was she set up, or did she really do it?
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amateur detective, gory, protagonist as suspect, orgy, serial killer, nightmare, investigation, mind game, lsd, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.8
 5K
Paperhouse
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, scary, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, coming of age, fantasy world, children, school, supernatural ability, dreams, childhood, young heroes, haunted by the past, sexualized violence, nightmare ...
Place: england
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