Movies like Shutter 2004

A young photographer Thun and his girlfriend Jane discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after fleeing the scene of an accident. As they investigate the phenomenon, they find other photographs contain similar supernatural images, that Thun's best friends are being haunted as well, and Jane discovers that her boyfriend has not told her everything. It soon becomes clear that you can not escape your past.

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1 Cabin Fever 2002

A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Eli Roth

Country:

United States of America
5.7

2 The Grudge 2004

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Stephen Susco (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
5.9

3 The Strangers 2008

After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Bryan Bertino

Writer:

Bryan Bertino

Country:

United States of America
6.2

4 Dead Silence 2007

Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find out the truth, Jamie goes to the town of Raven's Fair, where Shaw used to perform and is buried. But Jamie is in for more than he expected.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Leigh Whannell (screenplay), James Wan (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

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 Descent 2005

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Genres:

Adventure, Horror

Director:

Neil Marshall

Writer:

Neil Marshall

Country:

United Kingdom
7.2

7 The Midnight Meat Train 2008

The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she analyzes Leon's work and asks him to improve the quality of his photos. During the night, the upset Leon decides to wander on the streets taking pictures with his camera, and he follows three punks down to the subway station; when the gang attacks a young woman, Leon defends her and the guys move on. On the next morning, Leon discovers that the woman is missing. He goes to the police station, but Detective Lynn Hadley does not give much attention to him and discredits his statement. Leon becomes obsessed to find what happened with the stranger and he watches the subway station. When he sees the elegant butcher Mahogany in the train, Leon believes he might be a murderer and stalks him everywhere, in the beginning of his journey to the darkness.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror

Director:

Ryûhei Kitamura

Writers:

Jeff Buhler (screenplay), Clive Barker (short story "The Midnight Meat Train")

Country:

United States of America
6.1

8 Dead End 2003

Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Genres:

Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.6

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 Shutter 2008

A newly married couple discovers disturbing, ghostly images in photographs they develop after a tragic accident. Fearing the manifestations may be connected, they investigate and learn that some mysteries are better left unsolved.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Masayuki Ochiai

Writer:

Luke Dawson (screenplay) (as Luke Dawson)

Country:

United States of America
5.2

11 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

12 Them 2006

Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way to control their spread in this Cold War-era monster film.

Genres:

Science Fiction, Horror

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Russell S. Hughes (adaptation) (as Russell Hughes) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7.2

13 The Devil's Backbone 2001

Spain, 1939. In the last days of the Spanish Civil War, the young Carlos arrives at the Santa Lucía orphanage, where he will make friends and enemies as he follows the quiet footsteps of a mysterious presence eager for revenge.

Genres:

Fantasy, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Guillermo del Toro

Countries:

Spain, Mexico
7.4

14 The Hole 2001

Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Nick Hamm

Writers:

Guy Burt (novel), Ben Court (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United Kingdom
6.2

15 The Orphanage 2007

A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director:

J.A. Bayona

Writer:

Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay)

Country:

Spain
7.4

16 Ju-On: The Grudge 2002

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu

Country:

Japan
6.7

17 The Eye 2002

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

18 Audition 1999

A darkly funny, claustrophobic Midnight Movie to laugh, wince and gasp at. An ex-lawyer and his crack team run an underworld service; they seek the most desperate and greedy to become fake criminals to take the fall for the rich and powerful elite’s felonies. The process is known as the Criminal Audition. In an undisclosed location, over one night they will put three individuals through hell to find the perfect candidate for their latest assignment. But their world is turned upside down when they face lies, deceit, murder and a very dangerous new client auditioning for their biggest job yet.

Director:

Samuel Gridley

Writers:

Luke Kaile (screenplay), Samuel Gridley (screenplay)

Country:

United Kingdom
7.9

19 Noroi: The Curse 2005

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."

Genres:

Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Kôji Shiraishi

Country:

Japan
7

20 One Missed Call 2003

An hour-long archival documentary on the film's production.

21 Dark Water 2002

A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Kôji Suzuki (novel), Ken'ichi Suzuki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Japan
6.7

22 A Tale Of Two Sisters 2003

A recently released patient from a mental institution returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery

Director:

Jee-woon Kim (as Kim Jee-woon)

Writer:

Jee-woon Kim (screenplay) (as Kim Jee-woon)

Country:

South Korea
7.2

23 Pulse 2001

An intimate entrée into an Iranian woman’s private world. Here the renowned actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, who like Neshat is from Iran, appears in a moment of solitude before a radio. In the film, she captivatingly sings a love poem by Rumi in the film, and this photograph is no less poignant, as she is captured within the beautiful and dramatic light that filters into her bare room.

24 Ring 1998

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writers:

Ehren Kruger (screenplay), Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki)

Countries:

Japan, United States of America
7.1