Movies like 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.

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

1 Hostel 2005

After enrolling in an experimental study on Rage Impulse Disorder at the Straun Foundation, Michael Dare discovers that the research is not what it seems. After learning that the Foundation's head, Dr. Timothy Straun has his own agenda for them, Dare and head resident Dr. Susan Verger team up to stop him. Straun's shocking family secret and twisted plan are then revealed in a stunning finale.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

Jeff Broadstreet

Writers:

Robert Benson (story), Jeff Broadstreet (story) | 3 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
2.6

2 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

3 Final Destination 2000

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.

Genre:

Horror

Director:

James Wong

Writers:

Glen Morgan (screenplay), James Wong (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.7

4 Final Destination 2 2003

When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe...Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

David R. Ellis

Writers:

J. Mackye Gruber (screenplay), Eric Bress (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.2

5 House Of Wax 2005

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Genres:

Horror, Drama

Director:

Jaume Collet-Serra

Writers:

Charles Belden (story), Chad Hayes (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.3

6 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

7 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

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 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

10 The Ring Two 2005

Rachel Keller must prevent evil Samara from taking possession of her son's soul.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki (novel) (as Koji Suzuki) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.4

11 The Grudge 2 2006

A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo, a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong, and strange things begin happening in a Chicago apartment building.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

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

Country:

United States of America
5

12 The Ring 2002

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

13 The Haunting In Connecticut 2009

When the Campbell family moves to upstate Connecticut, they soon learn that their charming Victorian home has a disturbing history: not only was the house a transformed funeral parlor where inconceivable acts occurred, but the owner's clairvoyant son Jonah served as a demonic messenger, providing a gateway for spiritual entities to crossover.

Genres:

Thriller, Horror

Director:

Peter Cornwell

Country:

United States of America
5.9

14 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

15 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

16 The Uninvited 2009

Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns this shocking news, Anna is visited by her mother's ghost, who warns her that Rachel has evil intentions.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Directors:

Charles Guard (as The Guard Brothers), Thomas Guard (as The Guard Brothers)

Writers:

Craig Rosenberg (screenplay), Doug Miro (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.3

17 1408 2007

A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Mikael Håfström

Writers:

Matt Greenberg (screenplay), Scott Alexander (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

18 Silent Hill 2006

In search for answers, a mother travels to the enigmatic town of Silent Hill when her daughter begins to suffer recurring nightmares related to the place. It doesn't take long for her to discover its home to beings as equally haunting as the town itself.

Genres:

Horror, Mystery

Director:

Christophe Gans

Writer:

Roger Avary

Countries:

Canada, France, Japan, United States of America
6.5

19 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

20 Vacancy 2007

A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writer:

Mark L. Smith

Country:

United States of America
6.2

21 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

22 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.

Genres:

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Writers:

Parkpoom Wongpoom (screenplay), Banjong Pisanthanakun (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

Thailand
7.1

23 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

24 Thirteen Ghosts 2001

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Steve Beck

Writers:

Robb White (story), Neal Marshall Stevens (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Canada, United States of America
5.6