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20 best movies like The Ninth Gate (1999)

List of the best movies like The Ninth Gate (1999): Crimson Peak, The Devil's Advocate, Fallen, Lord of Illusions, Southbound, Gothika, Lady in White, The Haunting, Muse, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

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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: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersDemons, Killers, Lawyers
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Success, Fate
PlacePrison, Court, Hospitals, USA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersSerial killers, Angels, Family, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Curses, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Court, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersDemons, Killers, Wizards
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit, Witchcraft
PlaceUSA, New York, Los Angeles
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

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.

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: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, France, Canada, Spain
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers, Psychologists
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Gothic

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.

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: 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: 5.4
Genrethriller, fantasy, detective
CountrySpain, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, France
Duration01:42
CharactersWitch
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Dreams
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Samuel Salomon, a literature professor, has been off work for almost a year after the tragic death of his girlfriend. Samuel has been suffering from a recurring nightmare in which a woman is brutally murdered in a strange ritual. Suddenly, the same woman who appears every night in his dreams is found dead in exactly the same circumstances. Samuel sneaks into the crime scene and there he meets Rachel who has also dreamed about the murder. Together, they will do whatever they can to discover the identity of the mystery woman, entering a terrifying world controlled by the figures who have inspired artists throughout time: the Muses.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, France
Duration02:01
CharactersActors
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Love triangle, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France
Duration01:53
PlotOn real events, Passion, Investigation, Fate, Mystery
PlaceIslands
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, South Africa
Duration01:42
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryFrance
Duration01:29
PlotObsession, Supernatural, Ghosts, Fear
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand the origin of her nightmares. Following the death of her maternal grandmother she hardly knew, Jessica reluctantly returns to the family home. Jessica then begins to wander in a nightmarish world inhabited by twisted versions of her family members. She gradually improves her skills as a lucid dreamer and investigates to solve the mystery that gnaws her and haunts the family home...

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Students, Girlfriends
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Witchcraft, Computers
TimeHalloween, Dark ones
StyleTense, Disturbing

My name is Rebecca. When I left for college my ex John thought web cams would help us keep in touch. It does however it also leads us to a dark secret when we meet and cam with Vera Madeline, an on-line psychic, who initiates a deadly reign of terror.

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersWerewolf, Poets, Singers
PlotSupernatural, Religious, Love triangle, Chase, Power
PlaceVillage, Forest
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleUnexpected ending, Philosophical, Tense, Gothic, Serious

Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by a werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon, to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them.

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: 5.9
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: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45
CharactersManiacs, Witch, Horses
PlotLove, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceVillage, USA, Small cities
Time18th century, Dark ones
StyleFascinating, Gothic, Disturbing

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:55
CharactersDogs
PlotPassion, Investigation, Obsession, Radio, Pads
StyleExplicit scenes, Serious, Disturbing

Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But things get a little complicated when Javier finds out that this phone sex trysts have been secretly taped and being distributed all over Madrid, and that his ex-wife is living with his business partner. Elsewhere, while investigating a murder case, Felix discovers Miranda's affair with Javier.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, fantasy, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:24
CharactersTeens, Aliens, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Chase, Ghosts
PlaceCountry houses
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis headlines and Lynn-Holly Johnson co-stars in this suspenseful take on haunted houses.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Hypnosis, Lost memory
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the woman and Church seem to have a strange link back to the Strauss murder.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, action, thriller, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Teens, Spiders, Heroes, Friends
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Chase, Inheritance, Rivalry
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Serious

Four young men who belong to a supernatural legacy are forced to battle a fifth power long thought to have died out. Another great force they must contend with is the jealousy and suspicion that threatens to tear them apart.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Teens, Family
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Tense

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersActors
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit, Chase
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body as his guide.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:34
CharactersFamily
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Depression, Mystery
PlaceIreland
TimeNew Year, Dark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersDemons, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Voodoo
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Gothic

The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, fantasy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Sherlock Holmes, Friends
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryItaly, France, Spain, United Kingdom
CharactersZombie, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Pads
PlaceEngland, London
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Carol Hammond, the sexually frustrated wife of a successful London lawyer, is having bizarre, erotic dreams about her uninhibited neighbour, Julia Durer, who presides over noisy, sex and drug filled parties in the house next door. One night, Carol dreams culminate in violent death and she wakes to find her nightmares have become reality - Julia has been murdered and Carol is the main suspect. Was she set up, or did she really do it?





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