20 Movies Like Asylum

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Shutter Island

Shutter Island
Shutter Island
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 138 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 11 wins & 66 nominations
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Shutter Island” is a psychological thriller film about two U.S. Marshals investigating the disappearance of a patient from a remote mental institution, only to uncover dark secrets and experience mind-altering events that challenge their perception of reality. As they delve deeper into the mystery, they become entangled in a web of deception and manipulation that leads to a shocking twist.

Inception

Inception
Inception
Internet Movie Database: 8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74/100
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Runtime: 148 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 159 wins & 220 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elliot Page
Language: English, Japanese, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“Inception is a science fiction heist thriller that follows a skilled thief who infiltrates people’s dreams to steal their secrets. As he takes on his most challenging mission yet, he must navigate a complex web of dreams within dreams to plant an idea in someone’s subconscious.”

The Machinist

The Machinist
The Machinist
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 7 wins & 15 nominations
Writer: Scott Kosar
Actors: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
Language: English, Spanish
Country: Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States
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“The Machinist” is a psychological thriller about an insomniac factory worker who descends into paranoia and madness after a year of extreme sleep deprivation. As he becomes increasingly haunted by his past and mysterious occurrences, he embarks on a disturbing journey to uncover the truth behind his deteriorating mental state.

Black Swan

Black Swan
Black Swan
Internet Movie Database: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 79/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 97 wins & 279 nominations total
Writer: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin
Actors: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel
Language: English, French, Italian
Country: United States
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The Black Swan movie is a psychological thriller that follows a ballet dancer’s descent into madness as she prepares for a dual role in a production of Swan Lake, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. It explores themes of obsession, perfectionism, and the dark side of artistic pursuit.

A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness
A Cure for Wellness
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 4 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Justin Haythe, Gore Verbinski
Actors: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
Language: English, German
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, United States
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“A Cure for Wellness is a psychological thriller film about a young executive who is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a mysterious wellness center in the Swiss Alps, only to uncover dark secrets and a sinister plot that threatens his sanity and life.”

The Jacket

The Jacket
The Jacket
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Tom Bleecker, Marc Rocco, Massy Tadjedin
Actors: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“The Jacket” is a psychological thriller film about a Gulf War veteran who is wrongly accused of murder and is institutionalized in a psychiatric hospital. While there, he is subjected to an experimental treatment involving a straightjacket-like device that sends him into the future, where he tries to prevent his own death and uncover the truth behind the murder.

Identity

Identity
Identity
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 11 nominations
Writer: Michael Cooney
Actors: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Identity” is a psychological thriller about ten strangers who find themselves stranded at a remote motel during a storm, only to discover that they are being killed off one by one. As the survivors try to uncover the identity of the murderer, they realize that their lives are interconnected in unexpected ways.

The Cell

The Cell
The Cell
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 40/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 9 wins & 29 nominations total
Writer: Mark Protosevich
Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“The Cell” is a psychological thriller film about a psychologist who enters the mind of a comatose serial killer to find the location of his latest victim before it’s too late.”

Stonehearst Asylum

Stonehearst Asylum
Stonehearst Asylum
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Joe Gangemi, Edgar Allan Poe
Actors: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Stonehearst Asylum” is a psychological thriller set in the 19th century, where a young doctor arrives at a mental institution and becomes suspicious of the methods employed by the superintendent, leading to a shocking revelation about the true nature of the asylum and its patients.

Session 9

Session 9
Session 9
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 58/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Brad Anderson, Stephen Gevedon
Actors: David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Session 9” is a psychological horror film that follows an asbestos removal crew working in an abandoned mental asylum, where they encounter disturbing secrets and supernatural occurrences that unravel their sanity. As they delve deeper into the building’s dark history, their own psychological demons begin to surface, leading to a horrifying descent into madness.

Gothika

Gothika
Gothika
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 15%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez
Actors: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr.
Language: English
Country: United States, France, Canada, Spain
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“Gothika” is a psychological horror film about a psychiatrist who wakes up as a patient in the very mental institution she works at, and must uncover the truth behind her mysterious incarceration while facing supernatural forces.

The Ninth Gate

The Ninth Gate
The Ninth Gate
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 44/100
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Runtime: 133 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Arturo Pérez-Reverte, John Brownjohn, Enrique Urbizu
Actors: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin
Language: English, French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Country: France, Spain, United States
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“The Ninth Gate is a supernatural thriller film about a rare book dealer who is hired to find the last two copies of a demonic book said to summon the devil. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he becomes embroiled in a dangerous and occult world where he must decipher clues and confront dark forces to unlock the secrets of the book.”

The Ward

The Ward
The Ward
Internet Movie Database: 5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Actors: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Ward” is a psychological horror film about a young woman named Kristen who is admitted to a psychiatric ward and soon discovers that a malevolent supernatural force is haunting the facility, targeting the patients one by one as she tries to unravel the mystery and escape.

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 with her two children in a secluded mansion, who becomes convinced that her house is haunted. As she tries to uncover the truth, dark secrets and unexpected twists unfold, leading to a shocking revelation.

The Uninvited

The Uninvited
The Uninvited
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 32%
Metacritic: 43/100
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard
Actors: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, Germany
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“The Uninvited” is a psychological horror film about a young woman who returns home from a mental institution after her mother’s death and becomes convinced that her mother’s new girlfriend is a malevolent presence in their house, leading her to uncover dark secrets about her family’s past.”

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 supernatural horror film that follows a woman who returns to the orphanage where she grew up to reopen it as a home for disabled children. As she settles in, her own adopted son starts to communicate with invisible friends, leading her to uncover dark secrets about the orphanage’s past.

The Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key
The Skeleton Key
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Actors: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant
Language: English, French
Country: United States, Germany
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“The Skeleton Key” is a psychological thriller about a young hospice worker who uncovers dark secrets and supernatural phenomena while caring for an elderly couple in a secluded Louisiana mansion. As she delves deeper into the mystery, she discovers the key to unlocking a sinister curse that threatens her own life.

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 mysterious creature from a children’s book that manifests in their lives. As they struggle to survive its haunting presence, the line between reality and their own fears becomes increasingly blurred.

The Shining

The Shining
The Shining
Internet Movie Database: 8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 146 min
Genre: Drama, Horror
Awards: 6 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson
Actors: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Shining” is a psychological horror film based on Stephen King’s novel. It follows a writer and his family as they stay in an isolated hotel over the winter, where supernatural forces begin to unravel their sanity.

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 psychological horror film about a young boy who can see and communicate with ghosts. As he forms a bond with a troubled child psychologist, they work together to uncover the truth behind the boy’s supernatural abilities.”

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