Movies like Secret Window 2004

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to question his own sanity.

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1 The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993

Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Genres:

Fantasy, Animation, Family

Director:

Henry Selick

Writers:

Tim Burton (story and characters), Michael McDowell (adaptation) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
8

2 Red Dragon 2002

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.

Genres:

Crime, Horror, Thriller, Drama

Director:

Brett Ratner

Writers:

Thomas Harris (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.2

3 The Devil's Advocate 1997

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

Genres:

Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Taylor Hackford

Writers:

Andrew Neiderman (novel), Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.5

4 Big Fish 2003

Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true picture of his father from flashbacks of his amazing adventures.

Genres:

Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Daniel Wallace (novel), John August (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
8

5 Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events 2004

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf (Jim Carrey) who wants their enormous fortune." It includes a suspicious fire, delicious pasta, Jim Carrey, poorly behaved looches, Billy Connolly, an incredibly deadly viper, Meryl Streep, and the voice of an imposter named Jude Law.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Director:

Brad Silberling

Writers:

Robert Gordon (screenplay), Daniel Handler (books) (as Lemony Snicket)

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
6.8

6 Corpse Bride 2005

Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the living.

Genres:

Romance, Fantasy, Animation

Directors:

Tim Burton, Mike Johnson

Writers:

Tim Burton (characters), Carlos Grangel (characters) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.3

7 What's Eating Gilbert Grape 1993

Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a job at a grocery store and an ongoing affair with local woman Betty Carver, Gilbert finally has his life shaken up by the free-spirited Becky.

Genres:

Romance, Drama

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Peter Hedges (novel), Peter Hedges (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.8

8 Finding Neverland 2004

During a writing slump, playwright J.M. Barrie meets a widow and her three children—who soon become an important part of Barrie’s life and the inspiration that lead him to create his masterpiece. Peter Pan'.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Marc Forster

Writers:

Allan Knee (play), David Magee (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.7

9 Ed Wood 1994

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, History

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Rudolph Grey (book), Scott Alexander | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

10 Charlie And The Chocolate Factory 2005

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Genres:

Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Roald Dahl (book), John August (screenplay)

Countries:

Australia, United Kingdom, United States of America
6.6

11 Beetlejuice 1988

Thanks to an untimely demise via drowning, a young couple end up as poltergeists in their New England farmhouse, where they fail to meet the challenge of scaring away the insufferable new owners, who want to make drastic changes. In desperation, the undead newlyweds turn to an expert frightmeister, but he's got a diabolical agenda of his own.

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Michael McDowell (story), Larry Wilson (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

12 Constantine 2005

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Director:

Francis Lawrence

Writers:

Jamie Delano (comic book "Hellblazer"), Garth Ennis (comic book "Hellblazer") | 3 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7

13 Blow 2001

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Director:

Ted Demme

Writers:

Bruce Porter (book), David McKenna (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.6

14 From Hell 2001

Frederick Abberline is an opium-huffing inspector from Scotland Yard who falls for one of Jack the Ripper's prostitute targets in this Hughes brothers adaption of a graphic novel that posits the Ripper's true identity.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Directors:

Albert Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers), Allen Hughes (as The Hughes Brothers)

Writers:

Alan Moore (graphic novel), Eddie Campbell (graphic novel) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Czech Republic, United Kingdom
6.8

15 The Ninth Gate 1999

An all-expenses-paid international search for a rare copy of the book, 'The Nine Gates of the Kingdom Of Shadows' brings an unscrupulous book dealer deep into a world of murder, double-dealing and satanic worship.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Roman Polanski

Writers:

Arturo Pérez-Reverte (novel) (as Arturo Perez-Reverte), John Brownjohn (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, France
6.7

16 Sleepy Hollow 1999

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.

Genres:

Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Washington Irving (story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"), Kevin Yagher (screen story) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.3

17 Edward Scissorhands 1990

A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

Tim Burton (story), Caroline Thompson (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.9

18 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street 2007

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Music

Director:

Tim Burton

Writers:

John Logan (screenplay), Hugh Wheeler (musical) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.3

19 Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer 2006

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Genres:

Crime, Fantasy, Drama

Director:

Tom Tykwer

Writers:

Andrew Birkin (screenplay), Bernd Eichinger (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Countries:

Spain, Germany, France
7.5

20 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button 2008

Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Eric Roth (screenplay), Eric Roth (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.8

21 Hannibal Rising 2007

The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his sojourn in France, where as a med student he hones his appetite for the kill.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Peter Webber

Writers:

Thomas Harris (screenplay), Thomas Harris (novel)

Countries:

United Kingdom, Czech Republic, France, Italy
6.2

22 Chocolat 2000

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis.

Genres:

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Lasse Hallström

Writers:

Joanne Harris (novel), Robert Nelson Jacobs (screenplay)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.2

23 Hannibal 2001

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now disgraced Agent Clarice Starling, who is suffering the wrath of a malicious FBI rival as well as the media.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Thomas Harris (novel), David Mamet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

24 Interview With The Vampire 1994

A vampire relates his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and dark hunger to an over-curious reporter.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Fantasy

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Anne Rice (screenplay), Anne Rice (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.6