Movies like 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.

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

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 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.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (screenplay) (as David Leslie Johnson), Alex Mace (story)

Countries:

Canada, France, Germany, United States of America
6.9

5 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

6 The Woman In Black 2012

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true identity.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Watkins

Writers:

Susan Hill (novel), Jane Goldman (screenplay)

Countries:

Canada, Sweden, United Kingdom
6.4

7 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

8 You're Next 2011

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Director:

Adam Wingard

Writer:

Simon Barrett

Country:

United States of America
6.5

9 Evil Dead 2013

Mia, a young woman struggling with sobriety, heads to a remote cabin with a group of friends where the discovery of a Book of the Dead unwittingly summon up dormant demons which possess the youngsters one-by-one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Fede Alvarez

Writers:

Fede Alvarez (screenplay by), Rodo Sayagues (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.5

10 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

11 Insidious: Chapter 2 2013

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

James Wan

Writers:

Leigh Whannell (based on characters created by), James Wan (story) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

12 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

13 The Autopsy Of Jane Doe 2016

Father and son coroners receive a mysterious unidentified corpse with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to examine the beautiful young "Jane Doe," they discover increasingly bizarre clues that hold the key to her terrifying secrets.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

André Øvredal

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
6.8

14 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

15 Creep 2014

Looking for work, Aaron comes across a cryptic online ad: “$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated.” Low on cash and full of naiveté, he decides to go for it. He drives to a cabin in a remote mountain town where he meets Josef, his cinematic subject for the day. Josef is sincere and the project seems heartfelt, so Aaron begins to film. But as the day goes on, it becomes clear that Josef is not who he says, and his intentions are not at all pure.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Patrick Brice

Writers:

Patrick Brice (story), Mark Duplass (story)

Country:

United States of America
6.3

16 Annabelle 2014

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.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

John R. Leonetti

Writer:

Gary Dauberman

Country:

United States of America
5.4

17 Oculus 2013

Mieke is being harassed by an inexplicable phenomenon. She is having nightmares and her children are acting strange. For no apparent reason her mother appears, after a long period without any contact. She tries to warn Mieke for impending doom. Has it something to do with the doll that one of her sons got for his birthday? Mieke makes a discovery, a very dark one. Something that will turn her life upside down.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Gianni Carella

Writers:

Gianni Carella (scenario), Joachim Huveneers (scenario) | 1 more credit »
6.8

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 Sinister 2 2015

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

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Ciarán Foy

Country:

United States of America
5.3

22 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

23 As Above, So Below 2014

When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

John Erick Dowdle

Writers:

John Erick Dowdle (screenplay), Drew Dowdle (screenplay)

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.2

24 Full Out 2016

Based on the true life story of California gymnast Ariana Berlin. As she zoned in on her Olympic goals, 14 year old Ariana Berlin's life took a sharp turn when she was involved in a debilitating car accident. Gaining her confidence and movement back through learning hip hop dance, she unexpectedly found herself called back to the gymnastics world thanks to world renowned UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field. With Val's help, Ariana was eventually able to secure a spot on the UCLA gymnastics team and win an NCAA championship, a lifelong goal that she had always dreamed of. This is a wonderfully inspiring story of persistence, confidence, and the heart and courage to make a somewhat impossible comeback in life.

Genres:

History, Drama, Family

Director:

Sean Cisterna

Writers:

Beth Iley (story editor), Willem Wennekers

Country:

Canada
6.3