10 best movies like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Movies similar to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019): Ma, Ghostland, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, The Party's Just Beginning, My Best Friend, El Angel, Truth or Dare, Rampage, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Tag.

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Ma (2019)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, thriller
Duration01:30
CharactersManiacs, Teens
PlaceParty
StyleDisturbing

Sue Ann is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting, if younger, friends of her own.

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...

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotDamn things
TimeHalloween
StyleFor a group of friends

Two boys face an onslaught from witches, monsters, ghouls and a talking dummy after they discover a mysterious book by author R. L. Stine.

The Party's Just Beginning (2018)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:09
CharactersTeens
PlotDepression, Relationship, Everyday life, Death
PlaceParty, Scotland
StyleDisturbing

In a bleak Inverness midwinter, Luisaidh is careening off the rails after the suicide of her best friend. She medicates her misery with joyless sex, chips and a belief in the power of positive drinking. Surrounded by bittersweet memories, she struggles to find someone to talk to or some reason to make life worthwhile at the most stressful time of the year.

My Best Friend (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
Duration01:58
CharactersGay, Friends, Teens
PlotRelationship

Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty adapting to the new home. Despite the differences, a unique friendship arises between them. Each has much to learn from the other. Caito, still with his things, has that share of rebellion that Lorenzo needs to break the strict molds in his head and to let his most repressed instincts and passions flow. Home life becomes chaotic but vital and engaging. Caíto is much more than a troublesome boy: he is someone who forces Lorenzo's parents to reopen a dark chapter of their past that they would rather not remember.

El Angel (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Teens, Difficult teens, Thieves, Serial killers, Presidential
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, War, Political
PlaceSchool, Egypt
StyleSmart

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Carlos Robledo Puch is a 19-year-old boy with an angelic face, but a vocational thief as well, who acts ruthlessly, without remorse. When he meets Ramón, they follow together a dark path of crime and death.

Truth or Dare (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:40
CharactersDemons, Friends
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Rivalry, Adventure
PlaceCollege
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting, Disturbing

A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

Rampage (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersGiants, Wolves, Friends, Monkeys, Lifeguards, Crocodiles
PlotKiller animals, Genetic experiments
PlaceHelicopters, Chicago
StyleFor a group of friends, Exciting

Primatologist Davis Okoye shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield, not only to halt a global catastrophe but to save the fearsome creature that was once his friend.

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:24
CharactersFriends, Spy
PlotConspiracies
StyleFor girls, For a group of friends, Womens in main roles

Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail.

Tag (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersFriends
PlotAdventure, Rivalry
StyleFor a group of friends, For men, Uplifting

For one month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming...and he’s ready.

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:38
CharactersPregnant, Friends
PlotHolidays
PlaceGreece
TimeSummer
StyleLight, Cute, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, Best soundtracks

Five years after meeting her three fathers, Sophie Sheridan prepares to open her mother’s hotel. In 1979, young Donna Sheridan meets the men who each could be Sophie’s biological father.

Ibiza (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:42
CharactersDJs, Friends
PlotAdventure
PlaceParty, Spain
StyleFor girls, For a group of friends, Netflix

When her not exciting job takes her to Ibiza for business reasons, a woman finds love amidst the partying.

The Kissing Booth (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:42
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotMotorcycles, Love, First love
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleFor girls, Netflix, By books, Light

When teenager Elle's first kiss leads to a forbidden romance with the hottest boy in high school, she risks her relationship with her best friend.

Crystal Sky of Yesterday (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, cartoon
Duration01:18
CharactersFriends, Teens
PlotLove
PlaceSchool

The story of some senior high school students in a Chinese village, their dreams, friendships and romances.

Someone Great (2019)
Mark4.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
Duration02:49
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship
PlaceNew York
StyleFor a group of friends, Cute

An aspiring music journalist lands her dream job and is about to move to San Francisco when her boyfriend of nine years decides to call it quits. To nurse her broken heart, she and her two best friends spend one outrageous last adventure in New York City.

Loudspeaker (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship
StyleFor a group of friends

Gathered together in a country house, seven friends play an entertaining game, in which participants have to read aloud all of their incoming text messages, and can only answer their calls using loudspeaker mode. They can’t even imagine what stunning surprises about each other they will discover.

Minding the Gap (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredocumentary
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Teens
StyleFor a group of friends

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Polaroid (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration01:28
CharactersPhotographers
PlotSupernatural, Damn things, Death
StyleDepressive, Disturbing

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end. Bird and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.

Annabelle Comes Home (2019)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration01:46
CharactersRevived toys
PlotSupernatural

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens' ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Secret Obsession (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
Duration01:55
CharactersManiacs, Detectives
PlotObsession, Lost memory, Mystery, Investigation
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Action

Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he reintroduces her to their secluded mountain estate, Detective Page pursues Jennifer’s assailant — his own daughter went missing and was never found. The same fate now awaits Jennifer, unless someone realizes that her loving caretaker is actually her captor.

Blood Fest (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersKillers, Maniacs, Teens
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending, Disturbing, Action

Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity, and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.

Harpoon (2019)
CharactersFriends
PlotTime travel, Love, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Fancy

Rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean under suspicious circumstances.

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
Duration02:45
CharactersArtists, Gay
PlotInvestigation, Damn things, Supernatural
PlaceLos Angeles

Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

Low Tide (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Brothers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Money, Relationship, Fidelity
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

Budapest (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:22
CharactersFriends
PlaceParty, Hotels
StyleFor a group of friends, Light

Two best friends stuck in boring jobs become bachelor party planners in Budapest.

Laplace's Witch (2018)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrefantastic, crime, detective
Duration01:32
CharactersPolice, Pupils, Family
PlotDeath, Investigation, Supernatural
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Disturbing

An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins.

Time Trap (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStudents, Lifeguards, Archaeologists, Climbers, Friends
PlotTime travel, Missing people, Adventure
PlaceCaves
StyleFor a group of friends, Worth watching, Fascinating

A group of students become trapped inside a mysterious cave where they discover time passes differently underground than on the surface.

Baywatch (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.5)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:16
CharactersLifeguards, Friends, Bodybuilders
PlotInvestigation
PlaceBeach, Party
TimeSummer
StyleFor a group of friends, Light

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Power Rangers (2017)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand
Duration02:24
CharactersFriends, Teens, Superhero, Superhero
PlotSuperpowers

Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

Game Over, Man! (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersLosers, Terrorists, Janitors, Friends, Gay
PlotHostage
PlaceHotels
StyleNetflix, For a group of friends

Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeens, Friends, Crocodiles
PlotComputer games, Adventure, Fight, Survival
PlaceNature, Jungle

The tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game.

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

The Hollow Child (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Family, Sisters
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Mystery, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceForest, USA
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric

Samantha has lived her whole life in different foster homes. Now living in a small town, she never feels like she quite fits in, even with her own current foster family who might adopt her, or the boy who follows her around doing her classwork. So, it’s perhaps natural that she doesn’t know what to do with a curious tagalong little sister named Olivia. One day, Sam callously ditches Olivia, who wanders off into the woods on her own and disappears.

Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantasy, drama
CountryMexico
Duration01:57
CharactersMafia, Teens, Teachers, Orphans, Gangsters, Mothers, Pupils, Tigers, Fish
PlotRevenge, Survival, Weapon, Supernatural
PlaceMexico
StyleDisturbing

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Hangman (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Friends, Detectives, Journalists, Reporters, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotDeath, Investigation, Motorcycles
PlaceUSA, School

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game, Hangman.

The Invisible Guardian (2017)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller
CountrySpain, Germany
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Serial killers
PlotLove, Investigation, Mystery, Mystery, Supernatural
PlaceFrance, Spain

When the naked body of a teenage girl is found on the banks of the River Baztán, it is quickly linked to a similar murder one month before. Soon, rumours are flying in the nearby village of Elizondo. Is this the work of a ritualistic killer or is it the basajaun, the ‘invisible guardian’ of Basque mythology? Inspector Amaia Salazar leads the investigation, taking her back to the heart of the Basque country where she was born, and where she hoped never to return. Shrouded in mist and surrounded by impenetrable forests, it is a place of unresolved conflicts and a terrible secret from Amaia’s childhood that will come back to haunt her. Faced with the superstitions of the village, Amaia must fight the demons of her past to confront the reality of a serial killer on the loose. But as she is drawn deeper into the investigation, she feels the presence of something darker lurking in the shadows…

Dead Lucky (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Brothers, Friends
PlotFight, Mystery, Investigation, Fear
PlaceRussia

'The perfect killers just met their match'. The young fella is drawn into a criminal gang of his older brother that engaged in assassinations. But when they on the affair, they face a maniac who opens them hunt.

Wish Upon (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:54
CharactersLosers, Teens
PlotFulfillment of desires, Damn things, Curses
PlaceSchool
StyleTense

A teenage girl discovers a box with magical powers, but those powers comes with a deadly price.

Sink or Swim (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
Duration01:56
CharactersFriends, Trainers
StyleFor a group of friends, For men, Soulful, Light

40-year-old Bertrand has been suffering from depression for the last two years and is barely able to keep his head above water. Despite the medication he gulps down all day, every day, and his wife's encouragement, he is unable to find any meaning in his life. Curiously, he will end up finding this sense of purpose at the swimming pool, by joining an all-male synchronised swimming team.

Rampant (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, action, thriller
Duration01:17
CharactersZombie, Princesses
PlotConspiracies, Viruses, Supernatural
PlaceChina
StyleDisturbing

Ancient Korea, 17th century. While the paranoid King Lee Jo of Joseon, vassal of the Qing dynasty, feels surrounded by conspirators and rebels, a dark evil emerges from the bowels of a merchant ship and the exiled Prince Lee Cheung returns to the royal court, ignoring that he will have to lead the few capable of defeating the ambitious humans and the bloody monsters who threaten to destroy the kingdom.

A Vacation in Thailand (2018)
Mark4.4
Genrecomedy, adventure
Duration01:00
CharactersStudents, Friends
PlotAdventure
TimeVacation
StyleFor a group of friends

A bunch of Kazakh students gets in trouble during vacation in Thailand and they are going to re-discover the meaning of friendship and trust.

Nothing to Hide (2018)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:19
CharactersFriends
PlotRelationship, Mystery
StyleFor a group of friends, Unexpected ending, Fascinating

To spice up a dinner party, old friends agree to share every private message that pops up on their phones -- with disastrous results.

Ladies in Black (2018)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration02:33
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends
PlaceAustralia
StyleFor girls, For a group of friends, For single girls, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.

Stillwater (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrethriller, detective
Duration02:37
CharactersFriends, Killers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLake
StyleFor a group of friends

A weekend camping trip among six old friends in Northern Minnesota's "Boundary Waters" turns tragic after one dies under mysterious circumstances, triggering further turmoil as they attempt to unmask the killer within their own group.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective
Duration01:45
CharactersDetectives, Mafia, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventure

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself "collector," and a man suspected of being tied to the incident.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (2018)
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotPolitical, Investigation, Power, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Although the city of Fukuoka might look relatively peaceful at first glance, in actuality it houses a thriving mixture of dangerous individuals such as killers, detectives, and professional revenge seekers right beneath its surface. Among their number is Zenji Banba, a laidback and observant detective who is investigating the work of other hitmen companies in the area. However, Banba might not be the only one with a bone to pick with these organizations, as Xianming Ling, a crossdressing male hitman in the employ of one such company begins getting fed up with his lack of jobs and pay.One day, after Ling's current target commits suicide before the hitman could reach him, his company refuses to pay him even half the amount they were originally supposed to for the assassination. Frustrated, Ling requests another mission and is offered the job of taking out Banba, whom his organization believes has been interfering with their business. However, when Banba arrives at his home and finds the hitman inside, Ling surprisingly doesn't even attempt to kill him. Instead, he offers the detective another option: to join him and form a team. With the offer on the table, exactly how will Banba respond, and just what plans does Ling have in store for the underground world of Fukuoka?

Voldemort: Origins of the Heir (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryItaly
CharactersWizards, Teens, Students, Friends
PlotRevenge, Supernatural
PlaceSchool
StyleCreepy

A fan made prequel to the Harry Potter series based on Tom Riddle and his progression to becoming The Dark Lord.

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.

Kilimanjara (2018)
Mark4.4
Genrecomedy, adventure
CountryRussia
Duration01:42
CharactersFriends
PlotAdventure, Wedding
StyleLight, For a group of friends

At the wedding day the beautiful bride Marusya is left alone by her fiancé. She decides to find him by any cost with her friends and they travel to motherland of the groom – Azerbaijan – where they get into the greatest adventure they ever experienced.

Bird Box (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CharactersFamily
PlotSurvival, Supernatural
StyleTense, Disturbing, Netflix, By books, Womens in main roles, Atmospheric

When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.

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