10 best movies like The Empty Man (2020)

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The Empty Man 2020
After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.
List of the best movies like The Empty Man (2020): Phoenix Forgotten, Gothika, The Dark, Lord of Illusions, The Unholy, Run, Knowing, Archive, Inheritance, Body Cam.

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Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

20 years after three teenagers disappeared in the wake of mysterious lights appearing above Phoenix, Arizona, unseen footage from that night has been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition.

Gothika (2003)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration01:38

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist (Halle Berry) comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband -- but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she tries to regain her memory and convince her co-workers of her innocence, a vengeful spirit uses her as an earthly pawn, which further convinces everyone of her guilt.

The Dark (2005)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany
Duration01:33

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.

Lord of Illusions (1995)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.

The Unholy (2021)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror
CountryUSA

Alice, a young hearing-impaired girl who, after a supposed visitation from the Virgin Mary, is inexplicably able to hear, speak and heal the sick. As word spreads and people from near and far flock to witness her miracles, a disgraced journalist hoping to revive his career visits the small New England town to investigate. When terrifying events begin to happen all around, he starts to question if these phenomena are the works of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister.

Run (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

Chloe, a teenager who is confined to a wheelchair, is homeschooled by her mother, Diane. Chloe soon becomes suspicious of her mother and begins to suspect that she may be harboring a dark secret.

Knowing (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Australia, China
Duration02:01

A teacher opens a time capsule that has been dug up at his son's elementary school; in it are some chilling predictions -- some that have already occurred and others that are about to -- that lead him to believe his family plays a role in the events that are about to unfold.

Archive (2020)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, USA

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI, and his latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs—being reunited with his dead wife.

Inheritance (2020)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

The patriarch of a wealthy and powerful family suddenly passes away, leaving his wife and daughter with a shocking secret inheritance that threatens to unravel and destroy their lives.

Body Cam (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

Cops involved with covering up a murder by getting rid of their body cam video footage find themselves haunted by an evil spirit.

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The Closet (2020)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Korea

After moving into a new house, a young girl begins displaying strange and disturbing behavior until, one day, she disappears behind a closet. While the devastated father is left with no clue about his daughter’s disappearance, an exorcist shows up to help.

A Classic Horror Story (2021)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrehorror
CountryItaly

Five carpoolers travel in a motorhome to reach a common destination. Night falls, and to avoid a dead animal carcass, they crash into a tree. When they come to their senses, they find themselves in the middle of nowhere. The road they were traveling on has disappeared and there is only a dense, impenetrable forest and a wooden house in the middle of a clearing, which they discover is the home of a spine-chilling cult.

The Dark and the Wicked (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror
CountryUSA

On a secluded farm in a nondescript rural town, a man is slowly dying. His family gathers to mourn, and soon a darkness grows, marked by waking nightmares and a growing sense that something evil is taking over the family.

Gone Girl (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Jolt (2021)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, comedy
CountryUSA

Lindy is an acid-tongued woman with rage issues who controls her temper by shocking herself with an electrode vest. One day she makes a connection with Justin, who gives her a glimmer of hope for a shock-free future, but when he’s murdered she launches herself on a revenge-fueled rampage in pursuit of his killer.

The Turning (2020)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, India, Canada

A young woman quits her teaching job to be a private tutor (governess) for a wealthy young heiress who witnessed her parent's tragic death. Shortly after arriving, the girl's degenerate brother is sent home from his boarding school. The tutor has some strange, unexplainable experiences in the house and begins to suspect there is more to their story.

Taking Lives (2004)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:49

Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.

Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Hereditary (2018)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00

When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry.

The Craft: Legacy (2020)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama
CountryUSA, Canada

An eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.

Amulet (2020)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, fantasy
CountryUnited Kingdom, United Arab Emirates

Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.

Lost Girls (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA

When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

Don't Listen (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror
CountrySpain
Duration01:37

After the strange death of his young son at their new home, Daniel hears a ghostly plea for help, spurring him to seek out a renowned paranormal expert.

Doctor Sleep (2019)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

Circle of Eight (2009)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, detective
CountryUSA

Jessica moves into a loft on the eighth floor of a Los Angeles apartment building called The Dante. The other tenants all seem friendly at first, but when she starts witnessing horrible deaths, she must team up with her neighbor Evan (Doom) to solve the mystery -- and uncover her own connection to the place.

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada

Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain condition. FBI agent Drummy arrives to ask Scully’s help in locating Fox Mulder, the fugitive former head of the X-Files division, and says they will call off its manhunt for him if he will help investigate the disappearances of several women, including young FBI agent Monica Banan. Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

God Told Me To (1976)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Island Zero (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

A fishing community on a remote Maine island finds itself suddenly cut off from the rest of the world after the ferry stops coming. When people start to vanish, the terrified survivors realize that someone - or something - is hunting them.

Bulbbul (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrefantasy, drama, detective
CountryIndia

A child bride grows up to be an enigmatic woman presiding over her household, harboring a painful past as supernatural murders of men plague her village.

Yavarum Nalam (2009)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia

Manohar, an upwardly mobile middle class Indian moves into a new apartment -13B on the 13th floor with his family. From the first day in their new home, the women are hooked on to a new TV show 'Sab Khairiyat'. The show is about a family eerily similar to theirs who have also just moved into a new house. As the TV show unfolds, all the incidents that happen in the show start happening to them.




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