20 Movies Like Be Careful What You Wish For

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress
Actors: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Butterfly Effect” is a psychological thriller film that follows a man who discovers he can travel back in time and alter events from his past. However, each change he makes has unforeseen and disastrous consequences in his present and future.

The Box

The Box
The Box
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson
Actors: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Box” is a psychological thriller film about a couple who receive a mysterious box with a button on it. They are informed that if they press the button, they will receive a large sum of money but someone they don’t know will die. As they grapple with the moral dilemma, they uncover a dark and sinister conspiracy behind the box.

Wish Upon

Wish Upon
Wish Upon
Internet Movie Database: 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 32/100
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Barbara Marshall
Actors: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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The Wish Upon movie follows a teenage girl who discovers a mysterious music box that grants her seven wishes, but each wish comes with a deadly consequence. As she becomes consumed by her desires, she must find a way to break the curse before it consumes her completely.

The Monkey’s Paw

The Monkey's Paw
The Monkey's Paw
Internet Movie Database: 4.6/10
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: Macon Blair, W.W. Jacobs, Adam Meyer
Actors: C.J. Thomason, Stephen Lang, Michelle Pierce
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Monkey’s Paw movie is a horror film based on the short story by W.W. Jacobs. It follows a family who comes into possession of a cursed monkey’s paw that grants three wishes, but with deadly consequences.

The Brass Teapot

The Brass Teapot
The Brass Teapot
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 43/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: Tim Macy, Ramaa Mosley
Actors: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Brass Teapot” is a dark comedy film about a young couple who discovers a magical teapot that grants them money whenever they inflict pain upon themselves or others. As they indulge in the teapot’s power, they must confront the moral and ethical consequences of their actions.

The Cabin in the Woods

The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 20 wins & 34 nominations
Writer: Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard
Actors: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Cabin in the Woods” is a horror-comedy film that follows a group of friends who visit a remote cabin and unknowingly become part of a larger, elaborate ritual orchestrated by a secretive organization. As the friends encounter various monsters and supernatural entities, they must uncover the truth behind their situation and fight for their survival.

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 horror film about a young hospice nurse who begins working at a remote plantation in Louisiana, only to uncover dark secrets and malevolent spirits connected to the house. As she delves deeper into the mystery, she must confront her own beliefs and fight to save her own life.

The Number 23

The Number 23
The Number 23
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 7%
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Fernley Phillips
Actors: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman
Language: English, Chinese
Country: United States
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“The Number 23” is a psychological thriller film about a man who becomes obsessed with a book that seems to mirror his own life and the number 23, leading him to question his sanity and reality. As he delves deeper into the mystery, he uncovers a dark and disturbing connection between the number and his own past.

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man
The Wicker Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Anthony Shaffer, David Pinner
Actors: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Wicker Man” is a mystery horror film about a police officer who investigates the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island and uncovers a disturbing pagan cult. As he delves deeper into the community’s dark rituals, he becomes trapped in their sinister plans.

The Secret Window

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“The Secret Window” is a psychological thriller about a writer named Mort Rainey who becomes the target of a disturbed stranger claiming that Rainey plagiarized his work, leading to a series of mysterious and increasingly dangerous events. As Rainey tries to defend himself and uncover the truth, he descends into paranoia and madness.

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 authenticate a mysterious book rumored to be able to summon the Devil. As he delves deeper into the book’s origins and encounters various dangerous individuals, he becomes entangled in a sinister plot involving satanic rituals and the pursuit of immortality.”

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 139 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 10 wins & 81 nominations total
Writer: Patricia Highsmith, Anthony Minghella
Actors: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Language: English, Italian
Country: United States
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“The Talented Mr. Ripley” is a psychological thriller about a young and talented imposter named Tom Ripley who is sent to Italy to retrieve a wealthy man’s son, but becomes obsessed with his luxurious lifestyle and resorts to murder to maintain his charade.

The Prestige

The Prestige
The Prestige
Internet Movie Database: 8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 44 nominations total
Writer: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Prestige” is a film about two rival magicians in Victorian-era London who engage in a bitter and dangerous competition to create the ultimate illusion, leading them down a path of obsession, deceit, and sacrifice. As their rivalry escalates, the line between reality and illusion becomes blurred, leaving audiences questioning what is true and what is merely a trick.

The Game

The Game
The Game
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: John Brancato, Michael Ferris
Actors: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn
Language: English, Cantonese, German, Spanish, Thai
Country: United States
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“The Game” is a psychological thriller film about a wealthy investment banker who becomes embroiled in a mysterious and dangerous game that blurs the line between reality and illusion, pushing him to the edge of his sanity. As he delves deeper into the game, he must unravel its secrets and survive its challenges to uncover the truth.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
The Truman Show
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 90/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 40 wins & 69 nominations total
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank who unknowingly lives his entire life inside a giant television set, where his every move is filmed and broadcast to the world. As Truman begins to question the reality of his existence, he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth and escape the fabricated world he has been living in.”

The Adjustment Bureau

The Adjustment Bureau
The Adjustment Bureau
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 9 nominations
Writer: George Nolfi, Philip K. Dick
Actors: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Lisa Thoreson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Adjustment Bureau” is a science fiction romantic thriller about a man who discovers a mysterious group of agents who control the fate of individuals and intervene to ensure their lives follow a predetermined plan. As he falls in love with a woman who was not part of his intended path, he must fight against the Bureau to be with her and determine his own destiny.

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 directed by M. Night Shyamalan, set in a secluded 19th-century village where the residents live in fear of mysterious creatures that inhabit the surrounding woods. As secrets unravel, the true nature of the village and its inhabitants is revealed, challenging everything they believe to be true.

The Stepford Wives

The Stepford Wives
The Stepford Wives
Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Ira Levin, Paul Rudnick
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Stepford Wives” is a satirical thriller film about a woman who moves to a seemingly perfect suburban town, only to discover that the wives are being replaced with robotic versions programmed to be obedient and submissive. She must uncover the truth behind the town’s sinister secret before she too becomes a Stepford wife.

The Invasion

The Invasion
The Invasion
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: David Kajganich, Jack Finney
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Jeremy Northam
Language: English, Russian
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Invasion” is a science fiction thriller film about an alien virus that infects humans, causing them to lose their emotions and become cold and emotionless beings. A psychiatrist races against time to find a cure and protect her son from the spreading epidemic.

The Forgotten

The Forgotten
The Forgotten
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 43/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Gerald Di Pego
Actors: Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Forgotten” is a psychological thriller about a grieving mother, Telly Paretta, who becomes convinced that her son, who died in a plane crash, was never real. As she investigates further, she uncovers a conspiracy that challenges her reality and forces her to question her own sanity.

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