Movies like The Skeleton Key 2005

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

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1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

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 The Fourth Kind 2009

Since the 1960s, a disproportionate number of the population in and around Nome, Alaska, have gone missing. Despite FBI investigations, the disappearances remain a mystery. Dr. Abigail Tyler, a psychologist, may be on the verge of blowing the unsolved cases wide open when, during the course of treating her patients, she finds evidence of alien abductions.

Genres:

Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Olatunde Osunsanmi

Writers:

Olatunde Osunsanmi (screenplay), Olatunde Osunsanmi (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
5.9

16 White Noise 2005

An architect's desire to speak with his wife from beyond the grave using EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon), becomes an obsession with supernatural repercussions.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Geoffrey Sax

Writer:

Niall Johnson

Countries:

Canada, United Kingdom, United States of America
5.5

17 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

18 An American Haunting 2005

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Genres:

Horror, Thriller

Director:

Courtney Solomon

Writers:

Brent Monahan (novel), Courtney Solomon

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
5.1

19 What Lies Beneath 2000

When Claire Spencer starts hearing ghostly voices and seeing spooky images, she wonders if an otherworldly spirit is trying to contact her. All the while, her husband tries to reassure her by telling her it's all in her head. But as Claire investigates, she discovers that the man she loves might know more than he's letting on.

Genres:

Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writers:

Clark Gregg (screenplay), Sarah Kernochan (story) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
6.6

20 The Others 2001

Grace is a religious woman who lives in an old house kept dark because her two children, Anne and Nicholas, have a rare sensitivity to light. When the family begins to suspect the house is haunted, Grace fights to protect her children at any cost in the face of strange events and disturbing visions.

Genres:

Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Countries:

Spain, United States of America, France, Italy
7.6

21 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

22 Identity 2003

Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Director:

James Mangold

Writer:

Michael Cooney

Country:

United States of America
7.3

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