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20 best movies like Sleepy Hollow (1999)


List of the best movies like Sleepy Hollow (1999): Lady in White, Odd Thomas, Crimson Peak, The Dark, Haunter, The Bye Bye Man, Twixt, The Wailing, Darkness Falls, The Haunting of Whaley House.

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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Friends
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceAntarctica, USA, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:33
CharactersClairvoyants
PlotSkirmishes, Superpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Chase
PlaceUSA, California, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleRomantic, By books, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Creepy, Gothic

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.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:33
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Mystery, Ghosts
StyleAction, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter as she is tormented by Celtic mythology from the past.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Recurring day, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22
CharactersMonsters, Demons, Killers, Students
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceParty, USA
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:24
CharactersVampire, Writers, Alcoholics, Sheriffs
PlotSupernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceMoon, Hotels, Small cities
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Gothic, Serious

A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl. That night in a dream, he is approached by a mysterious young ghost named V. He's unsure of her connection to the murder in the town, but is grateful for the story being handed to him. Ultimately he is led to the truth of the story, surprised to find that the ending has more to do with his own life than he could ever have anticipated.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:50
CharactersZombie, Dogs, Demons, Police, Shamans
PlotMotorcycles, Investigation, Obsession, Death, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, Mountains, Korea, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric

A stranger arrives in a little village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration01:26
CharactersVampire, Witch
PlotRevenge, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse, Small cities
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersTourists
PlotSurvival, Travel, Supernatural, Pursuit, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Friendship, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceSchool, Trains, Texas, Small cities
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, Czech Republic, Belgium
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs, Strong women, Friends, Brothers
PlotTravel, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceTrains, Paris, Hotels
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Psychics, Losers, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceIslands, Ships, Antarctica, USA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters
PlotRevenge, Death, Supernatural, Inheritance, Ghosts
PlaceCastle, Lake, Mansions, Estate
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersZombie, Vampire, Werewolf, Heroes
PlotTravel, Superpowers, Investigation, Friendship, Supernatural
StyleExciting, Gothic, For men, Disturbing

Supernatural private eye, Dylan Dog, seeks out the monsters of the Louisiana bayou in his signature red shirt, black jacket and blue jeans.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, fantasy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Cancer, Mystery, Ghosts
StylePsychological problems, By books, Serious, Disturbing

A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders looks to him for help in solving the case.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Submariners, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Investigation, Supernatural, Shipwreck
PlacePrison, Submarines, Court
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:59
CharactersDemons
PlotInvestigation, Ghosts, Self-sacrifice
PlaceNature, Forest, Party, Summer camp, Lake
TimeSummer
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53
PlotSurvival, Revenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Fate
PlaceCastle, Estate
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Serious

Dr. David Marrow invites Nell Vance, and Theo and Luke Sanderson to the eerie and isolated Hill House to be subjects for a sleep disorder study. The unfortunate guests discover that Marrow is far more interested in the sinister mansion itself – and they soon see the true nature of its horror.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryItaly, USA
Duration02:26
CharactersWitch, Demons, Psychotherapists
PlotSurvival, Dancing, Supernatural, Ballet, Witchcraft
PlaceCollege, Berlin
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe's artistic director, an ambitious young dancer and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare, others will finally wake up.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountrySpain, United Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Teens
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceVillage
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Fancy, Serious, Disturbing

Studying under a disciple of Aleister Crowley, the leader of an upper class group invokes a supernatural force that slowly devours the village of Marienbad and its inhabitants, threatening to spread beyond its geographical limits. The mayor from the town nearby commissions the building of a dam which would flood the valley and therefore submerge the village forever sealing the evil force under water after leader and his followers were incapacitated to be kept from escaping. However, fate ensured the leader's freedom as he remained in the depths when the waters covered Marienbad. Now 40 years later an array of disappearances and deaths in mysterious circumstances are threatening the town next to the reservoir that now covers Marienbad.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Hostage, Mystery, Ghosts
StyleFascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Jason and his wife, Sarah, leave their adopted home of Shanghai and travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, for his uncle's funeral, staying with his Aunt Mei. Already disoriented, Jason and Sarah are unnerved when their son, Sam, begins seeing ghosts and violent deaths. After Sam is hospitalized, Sarah consults with a pharmacist who's well-informed about Chinese mythology and who tells her that supernatural forces threaten her son.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:44
PlotSuperpowers, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Mystery
PlaceJungle, Hospitals, USA
StyleRomantic, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Twisted plot

A grieving doctor is being contacted by his late wife through his patients near death experiences.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
PlotSuperpowers, Obsession, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleAction, Tense, Gloomy, Creepy, Serious

Joanna Mills has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father, and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she is the killer's next target. Determined to solve the mystery and escape her apparent fate, Joanna follows her visions to the victim's hometown and finds that some secrets just do not stay buried.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersWitch, Mothers, Artists
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Curses, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Mansions
StyleHeavy, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersHackers, Special Forces, Scientists, Military, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Artificial Intelligence, Investigation, Death
PlacePrison, Afghanistan, USA
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

The story follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersWitch, Werewolf, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceUSA, Small cities
StyleAction, Incredible, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gangsters, Angels, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Birthday
PlaceIraq, Metro, USA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersMonsters, Twins, Surgeons
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Chase, Mystery
PlaceDeserts
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Creepy

The film contains five stories set on desolate stretches of a desert highway. Two men on the run from their past, a band on its way to a gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersArchaeologists
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceParis, France, Tomb
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Philosophical, Serious, Disturbing

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.





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