20 Movies Like The Tale

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Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth
Pan's Labyrinth
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 98/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 109 wins & 115 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro
Actors: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico, Spain
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Pan’s Labyrinth is a dark fantasy film set in post-Civil War Spain, where a young girl named Ofelia escapes into a mythical labyrinth to cope with the harsh reality of her surroundings, encountering magical creatures and facing moral challenges that blur the line between fantasy and reality.

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 137 wins & 350 nominations total
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Actors: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Language: English, American Sign , Russian, French
Country: United States, Mexico
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“The Shape of Water” is a fantasy romance film set in the early 1960s, where a mute janitor forms a unique bond with a mysterious amphibious creature being held captive in a government laboratory, leading to a transformative and unconventional love story.

Crimson Peak

Crimson Peak
Crimson Peak
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 7 wins & 43 nominations
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins
Actors: Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston
Language: English
Country: United States, Mexico
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“Crimson Peak” is a gothic romance film about a young woman who marries a mysterious man and moves into his decaying mansion, where she discovers dark secrets and encounters supernatural entities. As she unravels the mysteries of the house, she must confront her own fears and fight for her survival.

The Orphanage

The Orphanage
The Orphanage
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 32 wins & 43 nominations
Writer: Sergio G. Sánchez
Actors: Belén Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Príncep
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain, Mexico, France, Belgium
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“The Orphanage” is a Spanish horror film about a woman who returns to her childhood orphanage to reopen it as a home for disabled children, only to uncover dark secrets and paranormal occurrences that threaten her and her family.

The Devil’s Backbone

The Devil's Backbone
The Devil's Backbone
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 78/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 6 wins & 11 nominations
Writer: Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Muñoz
Actors: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi
Language: Spanish
Country: Spain, Mexico
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“The Devil’s Backbone” is a Spanish-language supernatural thriller set during the Spanish Civil War, following a young boy who arrives at an orphanage haunted by a ghostly presence. As he navigates the eerie atmosphere and uncovers the truth about the orphanage’s dark secrets, he must confront his fears and find a way to survive.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 39 wins & 57 nominations
Writer: Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
Actors: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones
Language: English
Country: United States, Spain, United Kingdom
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“A Monster Calls” is a movie about a young boy named Conor who is dealing with his mother’s terminal illness. He is visited by a tree monster who helps him navigate his emotions and confront his fears.

The Others

The Others
The Others
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 29 wins & 55 nominations total
Writer: Alejandro Amenábar
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Fionnula Flanagan
Language: English
Country: Spain, France, United States
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“The Others” is a psychological horror film about a woman living in a secluded mansion with her two children, who becomes convinced that their house is haunted. As she tries to unravel the mystery behind the eerie occurrences, she discovers a shocking truth about their existence.

The Witch

The Witch
The Witch
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 45 wins & 70 nominations
Writer: Robert Eggers
Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, United Kingdom
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“The Witch” is a horror film set in 17th century New England, following a family as they face supernatural occurrences after being banished from their Puritan community. As paranoia and suspicion grow, they are haunted by an evil presence lurking in the nearby woods.

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award76 wins & 58 nominations total
Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist
Actors: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
Language: Swedish, Spanish
Country: Sweden, Norway, France
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“Let the Right One In” is a Swedish horror film about a young boy named Oskar who befriends a mysterious girl named Eli, who turns out to be a vampire. As their friendship develops, they navigate the complexities of their dark secrets and the violent world they inhabit.

The Babadook

The Babadook
The Babadook
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 56 wins & 64 nominations
Writer: Jennifer Kent
Actors: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Language: English
Country: Australia, Canada
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“The Babadook” is a psychological horror film about a single mother and her troubled son who are tormented by a sinister children’s book character that manifests as a malevolent force in their lives. As they struggle to confront their own fears and unravel the mystery of the Babadook, their sanity is pushed to the brink.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 37 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Language: English, Latin, Spanish
Country: United States
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“The Sixth Sense” is a supernatural thriller about a young boy who can see and communicate with the dead. As he forms a bond with a child psychologist, they uncover a dark secret that connects them both.

The Village

The Village
The Village
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Village” is a psychological thriller film about a secluded 19th-century village whose residents live in fear of mysterious creatures that inhabit the surrounding woods. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, the true nature of the village and its inhabitants is uncovered.

The Conjuring

The Conjuring
The Conjuring
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 15 wins & 22 nominations
Writer: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes
Actors: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
Language: English, Latin
Country: United States
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“The Conjuring” is a horror film based on a true story about paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse, leading to a terrifying battle against evil forces.

The Ring

The Ring
The Ring
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: 14 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki, Hiroshi Takahashi
Actors: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox
Language: English
Country: United States, Japan
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The Ring is a horror film about a cursed videotape that causes anyone who watches it to die seven days later. A journalist investigates the mystery behind the tape to save herself and her son from its deadly curse.

The Grudge

The Grudge
The Grudge
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu
Actors: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, Japan
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“The Grudge” is a horror film about a vengeful spirit that haunts a cursed house, spreading its malevolence to anyone who enters. As the curse continues to claim victims, a detective must unravel the mystery behind the haunting to save herself and those she cares about.

Dark Water

Dark Water
Dark Water
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 105 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 6 nominations
Writer: Kôji Suzuki, Hideo Nakata, Takashige Ichise
Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Dark Water movie is a psychological horror-thriller about a mother and daughter who move into a rundown apartment plagued by mysterious water leaks, which soon reveal a dark secret that threatens their sanity and safety.

Mama

Mama
Mama
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 11 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Andy Muschietti, Barbara Muschietti, Neil Cross
Actors: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier
Language: English
Country: Canada, Spain
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“Mama” is a horror film about two young girls who are found living alone in a cabin in the woods and are taken in by their uncle and his girlfriend. However, they soon discover that a supernatural entity known as “Mama” has followed the girls and is determined to keep them all to herself.

The Awakening

The Awakening
The Awakening
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 4 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Stephen Volk, Nick Murphy
Actors: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton
Language: English, French, Latin
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Awakening” is a supernatural horror film set in post-World War I England, where a skeptical ghost debunker investigates a haunted boarding school and uncovers a dark secret that challenges her beliefs and sanity.

The Innocents

The Innocents
The Innocents
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Horror
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 4 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: Henry James, John Mortimer, William Archibald
Actors: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarde, Megs Jenkins
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Innocents” is a 1961 psychological horror film about a young governess who becomes convinced that the two children she is caring for are possessed by malevolent spirits. As she tries to protect them, she uncovers dark secrets and confronts her own fears.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 5 wins & 14 nominations
Writer: Susan Hill, Jane Goldman
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer, Ciarán Hinds
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Sweden
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“The Woman in Black” is a supernatural horror film about a young lawyer who travels to a remote village to settle the estate of a deceased woman, only to encounter a vengeful ghost that haunts the town and seeks to harm the living.”

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