10 best movies like The Witch in the Window (2018)

List of the best movies like The Witch in the Window (2018): The Boy, Annabelle, The Devil Inside, The Fog, An American Haunting, After Midnight, Girl on the Third Floor, The Magicians, Fear the Walking Dead, The Grudge.

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The Boy (2016)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, China, Canada
Duration02:29
CharactersParents, Family, Babysitting
PlotMystery, Supernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Estate, Mansions, Country houses
StyleAction, Unexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.

Annabelle (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Death, Religious, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing, Atmospheric, Action

John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia - a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now... Annabelle.

The Devil Inside (2012)
Mark8 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Family, Priests, Jews
PlotDamn things, Curses, Obsession, Exorcism, Supernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Tense

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

The Fog (2005)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersTeens, Family, Priests
PlotSupernatural, Revenge, Fog, Death, Fate, Justice, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse, Islands, Beach, Ships, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance. One hundred years earlier, a ship carrying lepers was purposely lured onto the rocky coastline and sank, drowning all aboard. Now they're back – long-dead mariners who've waited a century for their revenge.

An American Haunting (2005)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Family, Teens
PlotSupernatural, Death, Curses, Justice, Superpowers, Chase, Ghosts, On real events
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

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

After Midnight (2019)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, fantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersDemons, Family
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts, Mystery
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating, Romantic

Dealing with a girlfriend suddenly leaving is tough enough. But for Hank, heartbreak couldn’t have come at a worse time. There’s also a monster trying to break through his front door every night.

Girl on the Third Floor (2019)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily
PlotMystery, Moving, Death, Supernatural, Curses, Ghosts
PlaceSmall cities
StyleCreepy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

Don Koch tries to renovate a rundown mansion with a sordid history for his growing family, only to learn that the house has other plans.

The Magicians (2015)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration03:03
CharactersZombie, Zombie
PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Viruses
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, Action, Depressive, For men, Action, Fascinating

What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

The Grudge (2020)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Japan, Canada
Duration01:33
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleAtmospheric, Disturbing

After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost. Now targeted by the demonic spirits, the detective must do anything to protect herself and her family from harm.

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Poldark (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 8.3)
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:44
CharactersPoor
PlotRelationship, Love triangle
PlaceEngland
StyleFascinating

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Girl Meets World (2014)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryUSA
CharactersTeenagers
PlotGrowing up

The adventures of relatable and adventurous Riley Matthews, the tween daughter of Cory and Topanga Matthews, and her bold best friend Maya as they traverse the twists and turns of teenage years at Manhattan's John Quincy Adams Middle School where Riley's dad is their History teacher.

Andhaghaaram (2020)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryIndia
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

As a blind librarian, dispirited cricketer and desolate psychiatrist each seek retribution and release, their lives overlap under eerie influences.

Marvel's Daredevil (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 8.6)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersSuperhero, Lawyers
StyleNetflix, Spectacular, For men

Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.

Mr. Robot (2015)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersHackers, Hackers, Criminals
PlotSplit personality, Drug addict, Sects, Revolution, Sects, Uprising
StyleDisturbing, Depressive

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Alone (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller
CountryUSA
CharactersManiacs, Psychopath, Hunters
PlotSurvival, Pursuit, The escape, Supernatural, Death, Chase, Ghosts, Travel
PlaceForest
StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, Action

A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.

iZombie (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrehorror, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersZombie, Zombie
PlotSupernatural, Supernatural, Superpowers
StyleDisturbing, Smart

A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve their deaths with help from the Medical examiner and a police detective.

The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Mark6.2 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersSingle mothers, Family
PlotGhosts, Death, Supernatural, Investigation, Fate, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.

White House Farm (2020)
Markimdb: 7.3
CharactersDetectives, Friends
PlotInvestigation
PlaceEngland
StyleBased on real events, Fascinating, By books

Factual drama based on the notorious White House Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.

Veronica (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror
CountrySpain
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice, Family, Demons, Nurses, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Nuns
PlotGhosts, Fear, Witchcraft, Supernatural, Death
PlaceSchool, Spain, Party
StyleTense, Disturbing

Madrid, 1990s. After making a Ouija with friends, a teenager is besieged by dangerous supernatural presences that threaten to harm her whole family. Inspired by terrifying police files never solved.

Sinister 2 (2015)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:34
CharactersFamily, Twins, Demons, Sheriffs, Mothers, Spiders
PlotDeath, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
TimeNew Year
StyleDisturbing, Unexpected ending

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

Origin (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
Genrehorror, fantastic
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersAliens
PlotSurvival, Survival
PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
TimeFuture, Future
StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

Soy Luna (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryArgentina
Duration01:43
CharactersTeenagers, Parents
PlaceSchool

Luna leads a happy life in Mexico where she enjoys skating. Her life change overnight when a wealthy woman offers Luna's parents a job in Argentina and also to pay an elite school for Luna. Luna and her family moves to Argentina. She should start a new life, makes new friends, but soon she discovers the Jam & Roller, a rollerskating club, where she can not only prove her talent on wheels, but also on the stage singing. And that's not all, Luna is adopted and her parents have never kept her adoption a secret. However, Luna is suddenly overtaken by her past after moving to Argentina.

Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersSuperhero
PlotSuperpowers, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleNetflix, Spectacular

Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27
CharactersHeroes, Zombie, Demons, Zombie, Demons
PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, Viruses
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who’s spent the last three decades avoiding maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. But when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, he’s forced to face his demons — both metaphorical and literal.

How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Students
PlaceCollege
StyleFascinating

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

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

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.

Dead Story (2017)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing

When a young couple – Anne and Harold – moves into a new home without knowing it was a site of horrific murders, Anne's loneliness and strange behavior makes their relationship complicated, especially after Anne meets 'Mary', a dark presence from which she can't escape.

I Remember You (2017)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIceland
Duration02:39
PlotDeath, Investigation, Ghosts, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

After an older lady hangs herself in a church, a new psychiatrist discovers she was obsessed with the disappearance of his eight-year-old son, who vanished three years earlier. Meanwhile, three city dwellers are restoring a house when they realize it is haunted.

The Lullaby (2017)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror
CountrySouth Africa
Duration01:30
CharactersMothers, Single mothers
PlotGhosts, Depression, Moving, Death, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Returning to her home town, overwhelmed by the birth of her firstborn, nineteen-year-old Chloe van Heerden tries to come to terms with motherhood. Despite the support from her own mother, Chloe struggles with the demands of caring for a newborn child. The incessant crying of her baby, the growing sense of guilt and paranoia send her into a dark depression. With a heightened urge to protect her son, she sees danger everywhere.

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantasy, drama, adventure
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersAngels, Gods
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Life after death, Superpowers, Ghosts
PlaceKorea, Court
StyleTense, Disturbing

Having died unexpectedly, firefighter Ja-hong is taken to the afterlife by 3 afterlife guardians. Only when he passes 7 trials over 49 days and proves he was innocent in human life, he’s able to reincarnate, and his 3 afterlife guardians are by his side to defend him in trial.

7 from Etheria (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, comedy
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

Seven female directors present seven short films.

The Hollow Child (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Parents, Family, Sisters, Foster children
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Mystery, Fear, Supernatural, Ghosts
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.

The Call (2020)
CharactersDifficult teens, Teens, Old man
PlotDeath, Revenge, Cheating, Ghosts, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Disturbing

In the fall of 1987, a group of small-town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple after a tragic accident occurs. Needing only to make a single phone call, the request seems horribly ordinary until they realize that this call could change their life…or end it.

Don't Listen (2020)
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Family, Demons, Writers
PlotGhosts, Moving, Supernatural, Investigation, Fear
PlaceMansions
StyleTense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

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.

Come Play (2020)
Duration01:36
CharactersChildrens, Autistic, Family, Parents
PlotTechnology, Supernatural, Death
StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Creepy

A lonely young boy feels different from everyone else. Desperate for a friend, he seeks solace and refuge in his ever-present cell phone and tablet. When a mysterious creature uses the boy’s devices against him to break into our world, his parents must fight to save their son from the monster beyond the screen.

Cadaver (2020)
CharactersPoor, Family, Actors, Cannibals, Killers
PlotMissing people, Survival, Supernatural, Death, Fight
PlaceHotels
TimePost apocalypse
StyleTense, Disturbing

In the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, a starving family find hope in a charismatic hotel owner. Lured by the prospect of a free dinner, they discover that the evening's entertainment blurs the lines between performance and reality. Will they wind up the spectators or the spectacle?

Devil's Whisper (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Indonesia
CharactersDemons, Priests
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Devil's Whisper is a supernatural horror film about demonic possession but at its core it's a psychological thriller about repressed memories, childhood trauma and the cycle of abuse.

The Sound (2017)
Mark4.2 (imdb: 3.6)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
PlotGhosts, Supernatural, Death
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Unexpected ending

A writer who studies the paranormal believes that low frequency tactile sound is the cause for reported ghost sightings in an abandoned subway station. In an attempt to debunk the sightings, she breaks into the station to record evidence.

Laplace's Witch (2018)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genrefantastic, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersPolice, Pupils, Family
PlotDeath, Investigation, Supernatural, Experiments
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.

Extra Ordinary (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, fantasy, comedy
CountryRepublic of Ireland, Belgium
Duration01:56
CharactersNeighbors
PlotFear, Witchcraft, Obsession, Supernatural, Adventure, Rivalry, Investigation, Death, Ghosts
PlaceIreland, Small cities
StyleDisturbing

A driving instructor must use her other-worldly gifts to save a lonely man’s daughter from a rock star looking to use her for Satanic purposes.

Pet Sematary (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersFamily, Zombie, Cats, Neighbors
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death
TimeHalloween
StyleCreepy, Atmospheric, Tense, Disturbing

Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, move from Boston to Ludlow, in rural Maine, with their two young children. Hidden in the woods near the new family home, Ellie, their eldest daughter, discovers a mysterious cemetery where the pets of community members are buried.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:36
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Friends, Zombie, Spiders, Monsters
PlotDamn things, Supernatural, Investigation, Death, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceSmall cities
TimeHalloween
StyleDisturbing, For a group of friends, Depressive, Tense

Mill Valley, Pennsylvania, Halloween night, 1968. After playing a joke on a school bully, Sarah and her friends decide to sneak into a supposedly haunted house that once belonged to the powerful Bellows family, unleashing dark forces that they will be unable to control.

Delirium (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 3.3)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersStudents
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
PlaceMansions
StyleTense, Atmospheric, Disturbing

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 Amityville Murders (2018)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleHeavy, Disturbing

On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. took a high powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that 'voices' in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.

Inoperable (2017)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching that has awakened malevolent forces inside. She realizes she must escape the hospital before the hurricane passes, or she will be trapped there forever.

Between Worlds (2018)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genrethriller, fantasy
CountrySpain
CharactersFamily
PlotSupernatural, Love, Ghosts, Life after death
StyleTense, Disturbing

Joe—a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child—meets Julie, a spiritually gifted woman who enlists his help in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter. But the spirit of Joe's dead wife proves stronger, possessing the young woman's body and determined to settle her unfinished business with the living.

I'll Take Your Dead (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrehorror, crime
CountryCanada
Duration01:45
CharactersFarmers, Gangsters, Criminals, Hired assassins, Fathers, Family, Parents
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Ghosts
StyleDisturbing

William has a simple job: he makes dead bodies disappear. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough-looking men dropping off corpses, and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house.

Hereditary (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersDemons, Family, Dogs, Students, Teachers, Insects
PlotSupernatural, Death, Ghosts, Funeral, Computers, Mystery, Loneliness
PlaceParty
StyleCreepy, Unexpected ending

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 Nightshifter (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryBrazil
CharactersFamily
PlotDeath, Superpowers, Ghosts
StyleDepressive, Tense, Creepy, Disturbing

Stênio, the nightshifter of a morgue, has the ability to communicate with the cadavers that are brought to him every night.

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