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20 best movies like What Lies Beneath (2000)

List of the best movies like What Lies Beneath (2000): Personal Shopper, The Canal, Dream House, The Awakening, The Bye Bye Man, The Haunting of Whaley House, The Girl on the Train, The Haunting, The Forest, Armed Response.

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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: 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: 6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:24
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts, Lost memory
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Serious, Disturbing

Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered there, and the surviving husband is the town's prime suspect. With help from a neighbor who was close to the murdered family, Will pieces together a horrifying chain of events.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersTeachers, Psychics, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Pursuit, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceEngland, Estate, Boarding school
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gothic, Serious, Disturbing

1921 England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart (Hall) visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost.

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: 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: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Time travel, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceTrains, New York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:52
CharactersLesbians, Orphans, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Experiments
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic, Serious

Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersTwins, FBI, Sisters
PlotSupernatural, Mental disorders, Fate, Ghosts, Missing people
PlaceForest, Japan
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

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.

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: 5
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Shamans, Orphans
PlotPursuit, Intrigue, Curses, Ghosts, Missing people
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersTeens, Demons, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts, Missing people
PlaceParty, Abandoned houses, USA
StyleHeavy, Creepy, Serious, Disturbing

A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

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: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

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.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersChildrens, Doctors, Psychologists, Clairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Superpowers, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, Canada, Mexico
Duration01:36
CharactersZombie, Maniacs, Teens, Monsters, Spiders
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StyleBy books, Tense, Depressive, For a group of friends, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Clowns, Pupils, Fathers
PlotAbduction, Mystery, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense, Creepy, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 5
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration02:01
CharactersWitch, Gods, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Hostage
PlaceForest, USA
TimeDark ones, Night
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Students on a camping trip discover something sinister is lurking beyond the trees.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIceland
Duration02:39
CharactersClairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts, Fear
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

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.

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: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDemons, Spiders, Family, Twins, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Alligators
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Disturbing

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

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: 6.8
Genrehorror, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:15
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceTomb
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic

Frederick Loren has invited five strangers to a party of a lifetime. He is offering each of them $10,000 if they can stay the night in a house. But the house is no ordinary house. This house has a reputation for murder. Frederick offers them each a gun for protection. They all arrived in a hearse and will either leave in it $10,000 richer or leave in it dead!

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

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.

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: 6.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Supernatural, Chase, Mystery
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Simon Cable wakes up in a hospital bed, confused and disoriented. He soon discovers from doctors that he has amnesia and is unable to remember the last two years of his life. Cable investigates what has happened to him and slowly pieces together his enigmatic past.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryIndia
CharactersSerial killers, Thieves, Strangers
PlotSuperpowers, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleTwisted plot, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Depressive, Serious

Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror
CountrySpain
Duration01:37
CharactersWitch, Demons, Family, Writers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Ghosts, Moving, Fear
PlaceMansions
TimeDark ones
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Sisters
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Mystery, Ghosts
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house including the miraculous recovery of her brother, Belle begins to suspect her Mother isn't telling her everything and soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.





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