10 best movies like Insidious (2010)

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Movies similar to Insidious (2010): Incarnate, The Haunting in Connecticut, You Shall Not Sleep, Ghost Theater, The Conjuring 2, Malicious, Ouija: Origin of Evil, The Conjuring, Shelter, Poltergeist.

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Incarnate (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersDemons
PlotObsession, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

An exorcist comes up against an evil from his past when he uses his skills to enter the mind of a nine year old boy.

The Haunting in Connecticut (2009)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:42
PlotOn real events, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

You Shall Not Sleep (2018)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountrySpain, Argentina, Uruguay
Duration01:59
CharactersActors
PlotGhosts, Death
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Abandoned houses

In an abandoned psychiatric hospital, a theatre group experiments with insomnia for the preparation of a stage play. With the passage of days without sleep, they reach new thresholds of perception that expose them to the secrets of the place and the energies that inhabit it. When Bianca, a young, promising actress, joins the cast, competing for the lead role, she must survive not only the intensity of the work and her cast mates, but the unknown force that is pulling them towards a tragic outcome.

Ghost Theater (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genrehorror
CountryJapan
Duration01:03
PlotGhosts

Sara, a young actress, is able to land the leading role in big theater play, but soon learns that somebody or something is trying to end the production at all cost, which puts Sara in deadly danger.

The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:30
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Malicious (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersFamily, Pregnant
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Curses, Damn things

A young college professor and his pregnant wife unwittingly release a malevolent entity with murderous intentions.

Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryJapan, USA, China
Duration02:28
PlotGhosts, Wiji board, Supernatural, Death
StyleTense

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 family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

The Conjuring (2013)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotOn real events, Ghosts, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Shelter (2010)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotSupernatural
PlaceLaboratory

A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

Poltergeist (2015)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Mothers, Fathers, Pupils
PlotDeath, Mystery, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan reimagine and contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is invaded by angry spirits. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and take the youngest daughter, the family must come together to rescue her.

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Winchester (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective, biography
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:46
PlotGhosts, On real events, Curses
PlaceCalifornia
StyleGothic

San Jose, California, 1906. Isolated in her labyrinthine mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes that she is being haunted by the souls of those killed by the guns manufactured by her company.

Lights Out (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersParents
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Depression

When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged.

The Devil Inside (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Family, Priests, Jews
PlotDamn things, Curses, Obsession, Exorcism
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

The Witch in the Window (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, drama
Duration01:17
CharactersFamily
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

When Simon brings his twelve year-old son, Finn, to rural Vermont to help flip an old farmhouse, they encounter the malicious spirit of Lydia, a previous owner. And now with every repair they make - she's getting stronger.

Mirrors (2008)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Romania, Germany
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Mothers
PlotSupernatural, Investigation
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

The Orphanage (2007)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:45
CharactersOrphans
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

Annabelle (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle.

Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersWitch
PlotSupernatural

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. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

The Last Exorcism (2010)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:27
PlotSupernatural

After years of performing “exorcisms” and taking believers’ money, Reverend Marcus travels to rural Louisiana with a film crew so he can dispel what he believes is the myth of demonic possession. The dynamic reverend is certain that this will be another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic but instead comes upon the blood-soaked farm of the Sweetzer family and a true evil he would have never thought imaginable.

Sinister (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersWriters
PlotGhosts, Moving, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

The Woman in Black (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Sweden
Duration01:35
CharactersLawyers
PlotGhosts
PlaceLondon, Village
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic

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.

The Unborn (2009)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersTerrorists
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

A young woman fights the spirit that is slowly taking possession of her.

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersFamily
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Tense

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 when they sleep. Or try to.

Mama (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryCanada, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersPsychologists
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing, Gothic

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

The Forest (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Missing people
PlaceJapan, Forest
StyleDisturbing

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.

Malevolent (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:21
CharactersScammers
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleNetflix

A brother-sister team who fake paranormal encounters for cash get more than they bargained for when a job at a haunted estate turns very, very real.

The Open House (2018)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 3.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:19
PlotGhosts, Intrigue
StyleNetflix, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

A teenager and his mother find themselves besieged by threatening forces when they move into a new house.

Ouija (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens
PlotGhosts, Wiji board, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

11-11-11 (2011)
Mark5.2 (imdb: 3.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration01:30
CharactersWriters
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

After the death of his wife and child, an author travels to Barcelona to see his estranged brother and dying father, where he learns that his life is plagued by events that occur on 11/11/11.

Haunter (2013)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

The Babadook (2014)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryAustralia, Canada
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural
StyleCreepy, Action

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.

Ghostland (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:23
CharactersWriters, Maniacs, Captives, Sisters
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Fear, Survival
StyleCreepy, Tense, Disturbing, Action

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 get strange...

The Forest (2011)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 3.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
PlotGhosts, Revenge, Supernatural
PlaceForest, Japan, Asia

By taking her own life in the infamous Suicide Forest of Mount Fuji, a sexy American cover-girl supernaturally transforms into a demonic spirit to wreak a violent revenge, one by one, upon those who helped her ex-boyfriend leave her. .

Down a Dark Hall (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:25
CharactersTeens, Difficult teens
PlotGhosts, Intrigue
StyleHeavy, Depressive

Kit, a troubled girl, is sent to the exclusive Blackwood boarding school, where she discovers that only four other female students have been admitted to learn the four pillars of knowledge under the ominous wing of the mysterious headmistress Madame Duret.

Dark Skies (2013)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
PlotAlien invasion, Supernatural

From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

Haunted (2017)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryItaly
CharactersWriters
PlotGhosts

An aspiring writer pays a visit to his sister to look after her house while she is out of town, but what he finds there is more terrifying than any of the stories he writes.

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersWitch
PlotSupernatural
StyleAction, Disturbing

In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.

The Vault (2017)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersSisters
PlotBank robbery, Robbery, Ghosts, Supernatural

Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank.

Pay the Ghost (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration02:07
CharactersPolice, Fathers
PlotGhosts, Death, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceNew York, USA
TimeHalloween

One year after his young son disappeared during a Halloween carnival, Mike Cole is haunted by eerie images and terrifying messages he can’t explain. Together with his estranged wife, he will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery and find their son—and, in doing so, he unearths a legend that refuses to remain buried in the past.

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration02:26
CharactersSingle mothers
PlotGhosts, Death, Supernatural
StyleHeavy

A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.

ParaNorman (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7)
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersWitch
PlotGhosts, Supernatural
StyleGothic

In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from an curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman decides to cooperate, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the accursed dead rise. Together with unexpected new companions, Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can.

Stormhouse (2011)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:28
CharactersMilitary
PlotGhosts, UFO, Supernatural

The military have captured and imprisoned a supernatural entity. And now it wants to play.

The Sound (2017)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.

Oculus (2013)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Action

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
PlotInternet, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleCreepy

An internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for their 'experience the horror' show at Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, a place selected as one of the '7 freakiest places on the planet'. They are to explore the haunted asylum and stream it live on their online show.

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
PlotSupernatural
StyleDisturbing

Just as Dan and Kristi welcome a newborn baby into their home, a demonic presence begins terrorizing them, tearing apart their perfect world and turning it into an inescapable nightmare. Security cameras capture the torment, making every minute horrifyingly real.

Annabelle: Creation (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Slice (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersWerewolf, Witch
PlotGhosts, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleIncredible

In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.

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