20 Movies Like Orphan

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Orphan

Orphan
Orphan
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Alex Mace
Actors: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman
Language: English, American Sign , Estonian
Country: Canada, United States, Germany, France
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The Orphan movie follows a couple who adopts a seemingly sweet and innocent girl, only to discover her dark and twisted secret that threatens their family’s safety and sanity.

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 little girl named Rhoda who harbors a dark secret. As her true nature is revealed, her mother must confront the terrifying truth about her daughter’s true nature and decide how far she is willing to go to protect her family.

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 film about a vengeful nanny who becomes obsessed with destroying a family after her own life falls apart. She manipulates and terrorizes the family, seeking revenge for a perceived injustice.

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 troubled young boy, Mark, who exhibits sociopathic tendencies and forms a dangerous bond with his cousin, Henry. As their relationship intensifies, Mark’s true nature is revealed, leading to a deadly battle between the two boys.

Joshua

Joshua
Joshua
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 62%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 106 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 5 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: David Gilbert, George Ratliff
Actors: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Joshua movie is about a mysterious stranger named Joshua who arrives in a small town and begins performing miracles, causing the townspeople to question their beliefs and prejudices. As he interacts with the community, Joshua’s actions and teachings have a profound impact on the lives of those around him.

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 that delves into the troubled relationship between a mother, Eva, and her son, Kevin, who commits a horrific act of violence. The film explores themes of nature versus nurture, guilt, and the complexities of motherhood.

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. 5 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 unknowingly adopts a young boy who turns out to be the Antichrist, causing a series of sinister events and supernatural occurrences to unfold around them. As they uncover the truth, they must confront the terrifying implications of their son’s true identity.

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 psychiatric hospital after her mother’s death, only to discover that her mother’s former nurse has become her father’s new girlfriend. As she investigates her mother’s death, she uncovers dark secrets and a supernatural presence that threatens her family’s safety.

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 creature from a children’s book. As they struggle to escape its grip, their own fears and anxieties begin to unravel.

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, United States, France, Italy
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“The Others” is a psychological horror film about a woman living in an isolated mansion with her two children who believe their house is haunted. As strange events unfold, the family’s reality and perceptions are challenged, leading to a shocking twist.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 12%
Metacritic: 35/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: 1 win & 5 nominations
Writer: Ari Schlossberg
Actors: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Hide and Seek” is a psychological thriller about a widowed father and his young daughter who move to a secluded house, only to discover a terrifying presence that begins to haunt them during their game of hide and seek. As the game intensifies, dark secrets and a disturbing past are revealed, leading to a chilling climax.

The Girl with All the Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award8 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Mike Carey
Actors: Sennia Nanua, Fisayo Akinade, Dominique Tipper
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Girl with All the Gifts” is a post-apocalyptic horror film where a young girl named Melanie, who is infected with a fungal disease that turns humans into flesh-eating zombies, holds the key to finding a cure. As she and a group of survivors journey across a dangerous and decimated world, they must confront the moral dilemmas and complex emotions that arise from their unique situation.

Case 39

Case 39
Case 39
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 25/100
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Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Ray Wright
Actors: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
Language: English
Country: Canada, United States
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“Case 39” is a psychological horror film about a social worker who takes in a young girl, only to discover that she is not what she seems. As the girl’s true nature is revealed, the social worker must fight to protect herself and those around her from a sinister supernatural force.

The Boy

The Boy
The Boy
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 30%
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 being treated as a real boy by the elderly couple who hired her.”

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 directed by Jack Clayton. It follows a governess who becomes convinced that the two children she is caring for are possessed by malevolent spirits.

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 seeks help from a child psychologist, they uncover a dark secret that connects them in a chilling twist.

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 horror film set in an orphanage during the Spanish Civil War, where a young boy encounters the ghost of a former student and uncovers dark secrets. It explores themes of war, loss, and the supernatural through a haunting and atmospheric narrative.

The Children

The Children
The Children
Internet Movie Database: 5.9/10
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Paul Andrew Williams, Tom Shankland
Actors: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“The Children” is a horror film about a group of children who become infected with a mysterious illness that turns them into violent and deadly creatures. As their parents struggle to survive, they must confront the terrifying reality that their own children have become their worst nightmares.

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, warning them that they will die in seven days. A journalist investigates the origins of the tape to save herself and her son from the deadly curse.

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 a novel by Stephen King. It follows a writer who becomes the caretaker of an isolated hotel during the winter, where he slowly descends into madness, while his psychic son becomes aware of the hotel’s dark past.

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