Movies like Orphan 2009

A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.

If you already watched and love Orphan, you will love these. Below is the list of movies similar to Orphan.

1 Paranormal Activity 2007

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie and Micah become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Oren Peli

Writer:

Oren Peli

Country:

United States of America
6.3

2 Drag Me To Hell 2009

After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writers:

Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi

Country:

United States of America
6.5

3 Devil 2010

A group of people are trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, and one of them is the devil.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

Brian Nelson (screenplay), M. Night Shyamalan (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.2

4 I Spit On Your Grave 2010

Jennifer is a writer working on a new novel and, needing to get out of the city to finish it, hires a riverside apartment in upstate New York to finish her book—attracting the attention of a number of rowdy male locals.

Genres:

Thriller, Crime, Horror

Director:

Steven R. Monroe

Writers:

Adam Rockoff (screenplay) (as Stuart Morse), Meir Zarchi (based on the film by)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

5 Mirrors 2008

An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Alexandre Aja

Writers:

Alexandre Aja (screenplay), Grégory Levasseur (screenplay) (as Gregory Levasseur) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Romania, United States of America
6.2

6 The Final Destination 2009

After a young man's premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

Eric Bress, Jeffrey Reddick (characters)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

7 The Human Centipede 2009

During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a deranged retired surgeon who explains his mad scientific vision to his captives' utter horror. They are to be the subjects of his sick lifetime fantasy: to be the first to connect people, one to the next, and in doing so bring to life "the human centipede."

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Tom Six

Writer:

Tom Six

Countries:

Netherlands, United Kingdom
4.4

8 The Exorcism Of Emily Rose 2005

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Country:

United States of America
6.7

9 Case 39 2009

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writer:

Ray Wright

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.2

10 The Eye 2008

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.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Writers:

Sebastian Gutierrez (screenplay), Yuet-Jan Hui | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

11 Insidious 2010

A family discovers that dark spirits have invaded their home after their son inexplicably falls into an endless sleep. When they reach out to a professional for help, they learn things are a lot more personal than they thought.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Writer:

Leigh Whannell

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
6.8

12 Rec 2007

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Writers:

Jaume Balagueró (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay) (as Luis Berdejo) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Spain
7.4

13 Sinister 2012

Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Scott Derrickson

Country:

United States of America
6.8

14 Gothika 2003

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness 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.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mathieu Kassovitz

Country:

United States of America
5.8

15 Gerald's Game 2017

When her husband's sex game goes wrong, Jessie (who is handcuffed to a bed in a remote lake house) faces warped visions, dark secrets and a dire choice.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Writers:

Mike Flanagan (screenplay by), Jeff Howard (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

16 Mama 2013

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Andy Muschietti

Writers:

Andy Muschietti (story), Barbara Muschietti (story) | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Canada, Spain
6.2

17 The Conjuring 2013

Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Country:

United States of America
7.5

18 The Purge 2013

Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror, Thriller

Director:

James DeMonaco

Writer:

James DeMonaco

Countries:

France, United States of America
5.7

19 We Need To Talk About Kevin 2011

After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller

Director:

Lynne Ramsay

Writers:

Lynne Ramsay (screenplay), Rory Stewart Kinnear (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.5

20 The Conjuring 2 2016

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Chad Hayes (screenplay by), Carey W. Hayes (screenplay by) | 7 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

21 Don't Breathe 2016

A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Fede Alvarez

Country:

United States of America
7.1

22 Hush 2016

A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mike Flanagan

Country:

United States of America
6.6

23 The Boy 2016

An American nanny is shocked that her new English family's boy is actually a life-sized doll. After she violates a list of strict rules, disturbing events make her believe that the doll is really alive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

William Brent Bell

Writer:

Stacey Menear

Countries:

United States of America, China, Canada
6

24 The Visit 2015

The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan

Country:

United States of America
6.2