Movies about the estate

List of the best movies about the estate, selected by visitors to our site: Dangerous Lies, Rebecca, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass, Long Lost, The Russian Bride, Ready or Not, Knives Out, The Little Stranger, The Sonata
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Dangerous Lies (2020)
Markimdb: 5.2
PlotMoney, Cheating
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

After losing her waitressing job, Katie Franklin takes a job as a caretaker to a wealthy elderly man in his sprawling, empty Chicago estate. The two grow close, but when he unexpectedly passes away and names Katie as his sole heir, she and her husband Adam are pulled into a complex web of lies, deception, and murder. If she's going to survive, Katie will have to question everyone's motives — even the people she loves.

Rebecca (2020)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleTense, Disturbing

After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2019)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CharactersHermits, Sisters, Family
PlotRevenge, Fate, Mental disorders
StyleTense, Gothic, Action, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

In Shirleyville, Vermont, during the sixties, sisters Merricat and Constance, along with their ailing uncle Julian, confined to a wheelchair, live isolated in a big mansion located on the hill overlooking the town, tormented by the memories of a family tragedy occurred six years ago. The arrival of cousin Charles will threaten the fragile equilibrium of their minds, haunted by madness, fear and superstition.

Queen of Spades: Through the Looking Glass (2019)
Markimdb: 5
PlaceEstate, Russia

The sinister ghost of the Queen of Spades is out for blood, her victims the students of an old boarding school shrouded in gloomy rumors. Exploring the school’s abandoned wing, the teenagers discover a mirror covered in mysterious drawings. Facing it, they playfully recite an incantation which renders their innermost desires a reality - at the expense of nothing less than their souls.

Long Lost (2019)
Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, detective

When Seth receives a mysterious letter inviting him to spend the weekend at a secluded mansion in the country, he soon realizes the people inside the house may know him better than he knows himself.

The Russian Bride (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersManiacs, Rich, Mothers, Single mothers
PlotMoney, Survival

A Russian woman travels to America with her daughter to marry a reclusive billionaire, who turns out to be a psycho who sends their lives spiraling into a living hell.

Ready or Not (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, comedy, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersFamily, Brides, Newlyweds
PlotWedding, Supernatural, Survival, Survival, The escape
PlaceEstate, Mansions, Castle
StyleFancy, Tense, Disturbing

A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

The Little Stranger (2018)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France
CharactersDogs, Maids
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Mystery, Death, Funeral, Ghosts
PlaceEstate, Country houses
StyleBy books, Depressive

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

The Sonata (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
CountryRussia, United Kingdom, Latvia, France
StyleWomens in main roles

After a gifted musician inherits a mansion after her long lost father dies under mysterious circumstances, she discovers his last musical masterpiece riddled with cryptic symbols that unravels an evil secret, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination.

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Curse of the Witch's Doll (2018)
Markimdb: 3.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersRevived toys, Witch
StyleDepressive, Disturbing, Creepy

Adeline Gray’s attempt to escape bombing leads her to a derelict, creepy manor in the woods. When Adeline’s young daughter goes missing, a series of inexplicable events lead her to believe a haunted doll holds a vengeful soul; the soul of a murdered Witch. As Adeline’s desperate search continues, she soon realizes she too is at the mercy of The Witch’s Doll.

Get Out (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives, Dogs, Family
PlotMystery, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Wizards
PlotThe escape, Supernatural, Superpowers, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool, Japan, Estate
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Romantic

In the story, the seasons have changed and it will soon be the second spring. Tatsuya and Miyuki have finished their first year at First Magic High School and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.

Dementia 13 (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CharactersSisters, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Death, Ghosts
PlaceMansions, Castle, Lake, Estate

A vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer, and a family where everyone has a secret converge in one night of terror in this remake of Francis Ford Coppola's first feature film.

The Boy (2016)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, China, Canada
CharactersParents, Family, Babysitting
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Estate, Mansions, Country houses
StyleAction, Unexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.

The Disappointments Room (2016)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CharactersDogs, Cats
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts

A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.

Men & Chicken (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, comedy, drama, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany
CharactersBrothers, Fathers, Chickens
PlotDeath, Mystery, Relationship
PlaceHospitals, Estate

Men & Chicken is a black comedy about two outcast brothers, who by getting to know their unknown family also discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.

Crimson Peak (2015)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Cheating, Supernatural, Ghosts, Superpowers
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleGothic, Atmospheric, Action, Disturbing, Creepy

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

UnREAL (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
PlotLove triangle
StyleAction, Touching, Fascinating

Set against the backdrop of a hit dating competition show, "UnREAL" is led by Rachel, a young staffer whose sole job is to manipulate her relationships with and among the contestants to get the vital dramatic and outrageous footage the program's dispassionate executive producer demands. What ensues is a humorous, yet vexing, look at what happens in the world of unscripted television, where being a contestant can be vicious and producing it is a whole other reality.

Diary of a Chambermaid (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersGardeners, Janitors, Maids, Dogs
PlaceFrance, Sea, Village, Estate

France, around 1900. Coming from the vibrancy of Paris, pert Célestine is procured as a chambermaid in Normandy. In the Lanlaire's villa she encounters the lecherous man of the house and his asexual, tyrannical and jealous wife. Célestine is determined to avoid the fate suffered by the cook Marianne who has already secretly killed one child born out of wedlock and now despairingly realises she is pregnant again. The lively maid is intrigued by what the mysterious manservant Joseph is up to: he distributes anti-Semitic leaflets and suggests that she could work for him as a prostitute in Cherbourg…

Wondrous Boccaccio (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, history
CountryItaly, France
CharactersTeens, Lovers
PlotLove, Death, The escape, Viruses
PlaceItaly, Village, Estate
TimeMiddle Ages

It's 1348. The plague has brutally hit Florence. A group of then young people, seven women and three men, rebel against the feeling of death that is about to swallow them. They flee the city and find refuge in an abandoned villa in the Tuscan hills. Here, between moral doubts and the tasks needed to survive, they kill time by telling each other stories until they will decide to return. The stories are varied - tragic, bizarre, funny or erotic - but common and central to all of them is the female presence.

Seeds of Yesterday (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
PlotDancing, Adoption

The Sheffield family reveal and go through some home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion. The family's ghosts looming over, and more tragedies are in store as the curse lives on.

If There Be Thorns (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
CountryCanada, USA
PlotDancing, Love, Mystery

The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with "Flowers in the Attic," "If There Be Thorns" follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy's two sons who are unaware of the incestuous nature of their parents' relationship. But when a mysterious woman moves in next door and befriends the younger boy, Bart, he begins a strange transformation and displays accusatory behavior towards Cathy and Christopher. When Christopher discovers their mysterious neighbor is, in fact, his mother Corrine Dollanganger, all of the family's long-hidden secrets are revealed in a tragic climax.

Squatters (2014)
Markimdb: 5.8
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotDrug addict
PlaceBeach, Estate
StyleAction, Disturbing

A wealthy couple from the Pacific Palisades discovers homeless young lovers have moved into their home.

Darker Than Night (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
CountryMexico, Spain
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceMexico, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Disturbing

When four women move into an old house left by one woman's aunt, strange things begin to happen. Bizarre voices, visions of ghosts, and mysterious noises lead them to discover the darkest powers of evil and a horror and agony beyond terror.

Jessabelle (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersZombie, Disabled people
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts
PlaceParallel worlds, Estate
StyleCreepy, Disturbing

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.

Miss Julie (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryNorway, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, France, Republic of Ireland
CharactersDogs, Thieves
PlotLove triangle, Love, Money, Seduction
PlaceIreland, Estate

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Canada
CharactersMilitary, Demons, Teachers, Angels
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Gothic, Gloomy

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrethriller, comedy, melodrama
PlotSupernatural, Superpowers
PlaceNew York, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy

Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status.

Altar (2014)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Superpowers, Ghosts, Fog
PlaceEngland, London, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing, Fancy, Unexpected ending

A young family find themselves in serious danger when they move to an isolated haunted house in the Yorkshire Moors.

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
CharactersFriends, Lovers
PlotObsession, Love, Jealousy, Money, Mystery, Intrigue, Love triangle, Loneliness
PlaceParty, Estate, New York, Hotels, USA
StyleBy books, Fascinating, To cry

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

A Promise (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersOld man, Horses
PlotLove, War, Dancing
PlaceEstate, France, Germany
StyleTouching, Gloomy

A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another.

Belle (2013)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotSlavery, Uprising, On real events
PlaceEngland, Court, Estate
Time18th century

BELLE is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England

Thunder and the House of Magic (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryUSA, Belgium
CharactersCats, Rabbits, Dogs, Wizards, Family, Friends, Nephews, Scammers

Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Not everyone welcomes the new addition to the troupe as Jack Rabbit and Maggie Mouse plot to evict Thunder. The situation gets worse when the magician lands in hospital and his scheming nephew sees his chance to cash in by selling the mansion. Our young hero is determined to earn his place and so he enlists the help of some wacky magician's assistants to protect his magical new home.

Darkroom (2013)
Markimdb: 3.6

Michelle kills three of her friends in a horrific car accident while driving under the influence. After rehab, Michelle takes a job recommended by her counselor that lands her trapped in a mansion with three psychotic siblings hell bent on physical torture to purge Michelle of her sins.

Rock the Casbah (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
CountryFrance, Morocco
StyleTouching, Gloomy

The whole family is reunited when Sofia comes back for his father's funeral. Quickly, inner problems are revealed.

Dark Shadows (2012)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersWitch, Vampire, Wizards, Werewolf
PlotMagic, Mystery, Revenge, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceEstate, Castle, Psychiatric hospitals, Small cities
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleGothic, Fancy

Vampire Barnabas Collins is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate and family have fallen into ruin.

The Woman in Black (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Sweden
PlotGhosts, Revenge, Supernatural, Curses, Mystery, Life after death
PlaceLondon, Village, England, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Tense, Disturbing

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity.

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
PlaceParty, Estate

A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.

The Queen of Versailles (2012)
Markimdb: 7.1
CountryUSA, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark
StyleMakes me think, Fascinating

With the epic dimensions of a Shakespearean tragedy, The Queen of Versailles follows billionaires Jackie and David’s rags-to-riches story to uncover the innate virtues and flaws of their American dream. We open on the triumphant construction of the biggest house in America, a sprawling, 90,000-square-foot mansion inspired by Versailles. Since a booming time-share business built on the real-estate bubble is financing it, the economic crisis brings progress to a halt and seals the fate of its owners. We witness the impact of this turn of fortune over the next two years in a riveting film fraught with delusion, denial, and self-effacing humor.

The Scapegoat (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDoubles, Teachers, Lovers, Drivers
PlaceEngland, Mansions, Estate
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

Set in 1952, as England prepares for the coronation, The Scapegoat tells the story of two very different men who have one thing in common - a face.

Would You Rather (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror, thriller
CharactersSoldier, Veterans
PlotDeath, Survival
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Action

Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.

Fertile Ground (2011)
Markimdb: 4.5
PlotSupernatural, Chase, Ghosts
PlaceParty, Psychiatric hospitals, Estate
StyleGothic, Tense

Emily and Nate Weaver leave the city for the rural comfort of Nate’s ancestral home in the country. Once there, Emily is plagued by horrifying visions and haunted by the ghosts inhabiting their isolated new home. When Nate’s behavior undergoes a strange and fearful metamorphosis, Emily fears she might be the latest target in a murderous tradition.

The Descendants (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
PlotDeath, Mystery, Travel
StyleTouching, To cry, Smart

With his wife Elizabeth on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron, Matt King takes his daughters on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront the young real estate broker, who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

Jane Eyre (2011)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotLove, Mystery, Love triangle
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleTouching, Atmospheric, Gothic, Fascinating

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester's terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

Another Happy Day (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotDepression, Mental disorders, Wedding
StyleTouching, To cry

A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics.

Melancholia (2011)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryDenmark, Sweden, France, Germany
CharactersParents, Family, Sisters, Mothers, Friends, Horses
PlotApocalypse, Wedding, Disasters, Depression, Fear
PlaceHospitals, Mansions, Party, Estate
StyleDepressive, Atmospheric, Gloomy

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

The Awakening (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersPsychics, Teachers, Writers
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Life after death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceEngland, Estate
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Gothic

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

A Princess for Christmas (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CharactersOrphans, Maids, Family, Horses
PlotHolidays, Snow
PlaceEngland, Castle, Estate
TimeNew Year
StyleTo cry

After her sister and brother-in-law's tragic death, an American woman who is the guardian for her young niece and nephew is invited to a royal European castle for Christmas by her late brother-in-law's father, the Duke of Castlebury. Feeling out of place as a commoner, she is determined to give her family a merry Christmas and surprises herself when she falls for a handsome prince.

Retreat (2011)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotApocalypse, Death, Radio, Viruses
PlaceEngland, Islands, Scotland, Estate
StyleAction, Disturbing, For men

Kate and Martin escape from personal tragedy to an Island Retreat. Cut off from the outside world, their attempts to recover are shattered when a man is washed ashore, with news of airborne killer disease that is sweeping through Europe.