10 best movies like The Forest (2016)

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The Forest 2016
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.

List of the best movies like The Forest (2016): In the Mouth of Madness, Half Light, The Haunting, The Dead Zone, Rings, Oculus, Haunter, Mercy Black, The Haunting of Whaley House, Hide and Seek.

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Half Light (2006)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

The Haunting (1999)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:53

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.

The Dead Zone (1983)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:43

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.

Rings (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:10

Julia becomes worried about her boyfriend, Holt when he explores the dark urban legend of a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after viewing. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before.

Oculus (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

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

Haunter (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37

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.

Mercy Black (2019)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

Fifteen years after conjuring an imaginary phantom known as Mercy Black, a repentant woman returns to her hometown to live with her sister and young nephew. But as Mercy continues to haunt her and the death count rises, she must face her deepest terror and discover the truth of her past before Mercy Black claims her nephew. Daniella Pineda, Austin Amelio, Elle LaMont, Miles Emmons, Lee Eddy, and Janeane Garofalo star in this terrifying story of regret, redemption, and the dark side of belief.

The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

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.

Hide and Seek (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:37

David Callaway tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide and has been left to raise his nine-year-old daughter, Emily on his own. David is at first amused to discover that Emily has created an imaginary friend named 'Charlie', but it isn't long before 'Charlie' develops a sinister and violent side, and as David struggles with his daughter's growing emotional problems, he comes to the frightening realisation that 'Charlie' isn't just a figment of Emily's imagination.

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The Ward (2010)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

The Uninvited (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany
Duration01:27

Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.

The Eye (2008)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32

Violinist Sydney Wells was accidentally blinded by her sister Helen when she was five years old. She submits to a cornea transplantation, and while recovering from the operation, she realizes that she is seeing dead people.

The Canal (2014)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34

Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within.

Marrowbone (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:11

A young man and his four younger siblings, who have kept secret the death of their beloved mother in order to remain together, are plagued by a sinister presence in the sprawling manor in which they live.

Delirium (2018)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing in terror before even reaching the house, as others have. When he doesn't return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside they discover the truth about the house, the fate of their friend and their own fate as well.

The Skeleton Key (2005)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:44

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Sinister 2 (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:34

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22

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.

Shutter (2008)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, Thailand
Duration01:30

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

The Unborn (2009)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

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

I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:49

A young nurse takes care of elderly author who lives in a haunted house.

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".

Dementia 13 (2017)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA

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.

An American Haunting (2005)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

A Haunting in Salem (2011)
Markimdb: 3.2
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA

When the new sheriff of Salem, Massachusetts discovers that he is the victim of a centuries-old curse, he must protect his family from the vengeful ghosts that torment his home.

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.

Poltergeist (2015)
Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41

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.

Don't Look Now (1973)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:50

Laura and John, grieved by a terrible loss, meet in Venice, where John is in charge of the restoration of a church, two mysterious sisters, one of whom gives them a message sent from the afterlife.

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.




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