20 Movies Like Esther

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The Orphan

The Orphan
The Orphan
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
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Runtime: 16 min
Genre: Short, Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Carolina Markowicz
Actors: Clarisse Abujamra, Kauan Alvarenga, Georgina Castro
Language: Portuguese
Country: Brazil
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“The Orphan” is a psychological horror film about a couple who adopts a nine-year-old girl named Esther, only to discover that she is not as innocent as she seems. As mysterious events unfold, they uncover Esther’s dark and dangerous past.

The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 63%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 129 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 4 Oscars. 1 win & 6 nominations total
Writer: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March
Actors: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Bad Seed” is a psychological thriller about a seemingly perfect young girl named Rhoda, who harbors a dark secret. As her sinister nature is gradually revealed, her mother must confront the terrifying truth about her daughter’s true nature.

The Good Son

The Good Son
The Good Son
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 87 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Ian McEwan
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Good Son” is a psychological thriller about a young boy named Mark who becomes suspicious of his cousin Henry’s disturbing behavior. As Mark investigates further, he realizes that Henry is a dangerous and manipulative sociopath, leading to a deadly confrontation between the two.

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, only to be haunted by disturbing visions and uncover a dark secret about her family’s past.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Amanda Silver
Actors: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” is a psychological thriller about a vengeful nanny who infiltrates a family to seek revenge on the woman she blames for her husband’s suicide. As she manipulates and threatens the family, a mother must uncover her true identity and protect her loved ones from the nanny’s dangerous intentions.

The Omen

The Omen
The Omen
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 62/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: David Seltzer
Actors: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens
Language: English, Latin, Italian
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Omen” is a horror film about a couple who adopt a child who turns out to be the Antichrist, and as he grows older, supernatural events and mysterious deaths occur around him, leading to a battle between good and evil.

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 photosensitive children who becomes convinced that their house is haunted. As she unravels the mysteries surrounding her family and home, dark secrets and unexpected twists are revealed.

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 psychological thriller film about a young woman who believes she is being haunted by her deceased mother, leading her to question her own sanity and uncover dark family secrets.”

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 158 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 26 wins & 91 nominations total
Writer: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson
Actors: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer
Language: English, Swedish
Country: United States, Sweden, Norway
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“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is a gripping thriller about a journalist and a computer hacker who team up to solve a decades-old disappearance case, uncovering a dark web of corruption, violence, and secrets along the way. As they delve deeper into the investigation, they become entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a sadistic serial killer.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 3 BAFTA 26 wins & 66 nominations total
Writer: Lynne Ramsay, Rory Stewart Kinnear, Lionel Shriver
Actors: Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States, Spain
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“We Need to Talk About Kevin” is a psychological thriller film that delves into the complex relationship between a mother, Eva, and her troubled son, Kevin, who displays increasingly disturbing behavior. As Eva grapples with her son’s actions, the film explores themes of guilt, responsibility, and the consequences of unchecked violence.”

Carrie

Carrie
Carrie
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 86/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen
Actors: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Carrie movie is about a high school girl with telekinetic powers who seeks revenge on her tormentors after a cruel prank at prom pushes her over the edge. As her powers grow stronger, chaos ensues, leading to a devastating climax.

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 thriller about a young boy who can communicate with ghosts and a child psychologist who tries to help him. As they uncover dark secrets, they must confront their own fears and unravel a shocking twist ending.”

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 family’s stay at an isolated hotel, where the father’s descent into madness and supernatural occurrences threaten their lives.

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 young son who are tormented by a malevolent entity that emerges from a mysterious children’s book. As they struggle to confront their own fears and the creature’s relentless presence, their lives are consumed by terror and despair.

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 receive a phone call, informing them that they have only seven days left to live. The protagonist must unravel the mystery behind the tape and find a way to break the curse before her time runs out.

The Exorcist

The Exorcist
The Exorcist
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Horror
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 18 wins & 21 nominations total
Writer: William Peter Blatty
Actors: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair
Language: English, Latin, Greek, French, German, Arabic, Kurdish
Country: United States
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“The Exorcist” is a horror film about a young girl who becomes possessed by a demonic entity, leading to her mother seeking the help of two priests to perform an exorcism and save her daughter’s soul.

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 supernatural thriller about a young hospice nurse who uncovers dark secrets while caring for an elderly man in a remote Louisiana plantation, leading her to question her own sanity and the true nature of the house. As she delves deeper into the mysteries, she discovers a sinister voodoo curse and must find a way to break it before it consumes her.

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. It follows a community living in isolation in the 19th century, who believe they are surrounded by dangerous creatures in the woods, but ultimately discover a shocking truth about their existence.

The Boy

The Boy
The Boy
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 31%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 6 nominations
Writer: Stacey Menear
Actors: Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans, James Russell
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada, China
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“The Boy” is a horror film about a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the child she is supposed to care for is actually a life-sized doll that the parents treat as their son.”

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 true events, following paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they help a family plagued by a malevolent presence in their farmhouse, leading to a terrifying battle against supernatural forces.

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