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The Sixth Sense (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Malcom Crowe ('Bruce Willis' (qv))is a child psychologist who receives an award on the same night that he is visited by a very unhappy ex-patient. After this encounter, Crowe takes on the task of curing a young boy with the same ills as the ex-patient ('Donnie Wahlberg' (qv)) . This boy "sees dead people". Crowe spends a lot of time with the boy much to the dismay of his wife ('Olivia Williams (I)' (qv)). Cole's mom ('Toni Collette' (qv)) is at her wit's end with what to do about her son's increasing problems. Crowe is the boy's only hope. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  redemption,  tragedy,  obsession,  conspiracy,  funeral,  fear
Mood:affection,  suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  teacher
Story:patient,  child psychologist,  munchausen syndrome by proxy,  communicating with the dead,  able to hear the dead,  talking with the dead,  vcr tape,  zoloft,  sixth sense,  the color red,  hanged child,  seeing dead people,  cold the temperature,  able to see the dead,  talking to the dead,  extrasensory perception,  ghost child,  wine cellar,  sanctuary,  filicide,  understanding,  emaciation,  precocious child,  school play,  watching a video,  enlightenment,  bus ride,  stuttering,  christ allegory,  psychic power,  road accident,  elementary school,  misfit,  spiral staircase,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  soul,  gunshot wound,  misunderstanding,  paranormal phenomena,  psycho thriller,  compassion,  psychology,  toy,  single parent,  poison,  spirituality,  child in peril,  widow,  supernatural power,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  murder

The Dead Zone (1983)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Dead Zone (1983)

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...

Themes:trauma,  tragedy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher,  psychiatrist
Story:extrasensory perception,  psychic power,  paranormal phenomena,  psycho thriller,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

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Sinister (2012)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Sinister (2012)

True-crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves himself and his family into a house where a horrific crime took place earlier, but his family doesn't know. He begins researching the crime so that he can write a new book about it to help his flailing career. He uses some "snuff" film footage he finds in the house to help him in his research, but he soon finds more than he bargained for. There is a figure in each of the films but who or what is it? As a result, his family start to suffer (as does he) and things take a turn for the worse. Will they survive? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  obsession,  fear
Story:hanged child,  ghost child,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Frequency (2000)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Frequency (2000)

A rare atmospheric phenomenon allows a New York City firefighter to communicate with his son 30 years in the future via HAM radio. The son uses this opportunity to warn the father of his impending death in a warehouse fire, and manages to save his life. However, what he does not realize is that changing history has triggered a new set of tragic events, including the murder of his mother. The two men must now work together, 30 years apart, to find the murderer before he strikes so that they can change history--again. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  obsession
Mood:affection,  suspense
Story:misunderstanding,  paranormal phenomena,  compassion,  patient,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Scanners (1981) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Scanners (1981)

Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  conspiracy
Mood:suspense
Story:extrasensory perception,  psychic power,  paranormal phenomena,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  murder

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8mm (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

8mm (1999)

A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, Welles relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate of a complete stranger. As his work turns into obsession, he drifts farther and farther away from his wife, family and simple life as a small-town private eye. This is why 8mm (1999) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  conspiracy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:watching a video,  psycho thriller,  widow,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  number in title,  murder

Odd Thomas (2013)
Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Odd Thomas (2013)

Small-town fry cook Odd Thomas ('Anton Yelchin' (qv)) is an ordinary guy with a paranormal secret: he sees dead people, everywhere. When a creepy stranger shows-up with an entourage of ghostly bodachs - predators who feed on pain and portend mass destruction - Odd knows that his town is in serious trouble. Teaming up with his sweetheart Stormy ('Addison Timlin' (qv)) and the local sheriff ('Willem Dafoe' (qv)), Odd plunges into an epic battle of good vs evil to try to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Based on the best-selling thriller by Dean Koontz. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  conspiracy,  fear
Story:seeing dead people,  able to see the dead,  paranormal phenomena,  single parent,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

6 Souls (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6 Souls (2010)

After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to get her more open to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who also takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But Cara quickly discovers that his other personalities were murder victims and the more she finds out about Adam and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:soul,  patient,  widow,  supernatural power,  number in title,  murder

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Child's Play 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Horror, Thriller

Child's Play 2 (1990)

Andy Barclay has been placed in a foster home after the tragic events of the first film, since his mother was committed. In an attempt to save their reputation, the manufacturers of Chucky reconstruct the killer doll, to prove to the public that nothing was wrong with it in the first place. In doing so, they also bring the soul of serial killer Charles Lee Ray back to life. As Chucky tries to locate Andy, the body count rises. Will Andy be able to escape, or will Chucky succeed in possessing his body? (Read More)

Characters:teacher
Story:soul,  elementary school,  psycho thriller,  toy,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  husband wife relationship

Gothika (2003)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Gothika (2003)

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:patient,  psycho thriller,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Sci-fi, Thriller

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Evan Treborn grows up in a small town with his single, working mother and his friends. He suffers from memory blackouts where he suddenly finds himself somewhere else, confused. Evan's friends and mother hardly believe him, thinking he makes it up just to get out of trouble. As Evan grows up he has fewer of these blackouts until he seems to have recovered. Since the age of seven he has written a diary of his blackout moments so he can remember what happens. One day at college he starts to read one of his old diaries, and suddenly a flashback hits him like a brick! This is why The Butterfly Effect (2004) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  funeral
Characters:psychiatrist,  teacher
Story:paranormal phenomena,  compassion,  psychology,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  murder

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Stir Of Echoes (1999)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stir Of Echoes (1999)

A man is hypnotized at a party by his sister-in law. He soon has visions and dreams of a ghost of a girl. Trying to avoid this, nearly pushes him to brink of insanity as the ghost wants something from him - to find out how she died. The only way he can get his life back is finding out the truth behind her death. The more he digs, the more he lets her in, the shocking truth behind her death puts his whole family in danger. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:able to see the dead,  talking to the dead,  extrasensory perception,  understanding,  psychic power,  supernatural power,  secret,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Shutter Island (2010) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

Shutter Island (2010)

It's 1954, and up-and-coming U.S. marshal Teddy Daniels is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a patient from Boston's Shutter Island Ashecliffe Hospital. He's been pushing for an assignment on the island for personal reasons, but before long he wonders whether he hasn't been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. Teddy's shrewd investigating skills soon provide a promising lead, but the hospital refuses him access to records he suspects would break the case wide open. As a hurricane cuts off communication with the mainland, more dangerous criminals "escape" in the confusion, and the puzzling, improbable clues multiply, Teddy begins to doubt everything - his memory, his partner, even his own sanity. (Read More)

Themes:trauma
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:patient,  talking with the dead,  talking to the dead,  filicide,  spiral staircase,  psycho thriller,  psychology,  widow,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

Lolita (1997)
Drama, Romance

Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert, a British professor coming to the US to teach, rents a room in Charlotte Haze's house, but only after he sees her 14-year-old daughter, Dolores (Lolita), to whom he is immediately attracted. Though he hates the mother, he marries her as this is the only way to be close to the girl, who will prove to be too mature for her age. They start a journey together, trying to hide they're not just (step)father and daughter, throughout the country, being followed by someone whom Humbert first suspects to be from the police. The profound jealousy, and maybe some guilt from the forbidden love, seem slowly to drive the man emotionally labile. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  obsession
Characters:teacher
Story:precocious child,  school play,  spiral staircase,  widow,  secret,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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The Others (2001)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Others (2001)

A woman named Grace retires with her two children to a mansion on Jersey, towards the end of the Second World War, where she's waiting for her husband to come back from battle. The children have a disease which means they cannot be touched by direct sunlight without being hurt in some way. They will live alone there with oppressive, strange and almost religious rules, until she needs to hire a group of servants for them. Their arrival will accidentally begin to break the rules with unexpected consequences. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:able to see the dead,  ghost child,  filicide,  paranormal phenomena,  single parent,  widow,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  murder

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)
Drama, Mystery, Romance

Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994)

Valentine is a young model living in Geneva. Because of a dog she ran over, she meets a retired judge who spies his neighbours' phone calls, not for money but to feed his cynicism. The film is the story of relationships between some human beings, Valentine and the judge, but also other people who may not be aware of the relationship they have with Valentine or/and the old judge. Redemption, forgiveness and compassion... This is why Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  fear
Story:the color red,  compassion,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title

The Uninvited (2009) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Uninvited (2009)

After the death of her ill mother in a fire, the young teenager Anna tries to commit suicide and is sent to a mental institution for treatment. Ten months later, Anna still cannot remember what had happened on the night her mother died. Her psychiatric Dr. Silberling, however, discharges her telling that she has resolved her issues. Her father and successful writer, Steven, brings her back home in an isolated mansion nearby the coast. Anna finds that her mother's former nurse, Rachel Summers, is her stepmother now. Anna meets her beloved sister, Alex, swimming in the sea. She discovers that Steven has not delivered the letters and CDs that Alex had sent to her. As time moves on, Anna is haunted by ghosts and she believes that Rachel killed her mother. Alex and Anna decide to look for evidence to prove that Rachel is the murderer and Anna discovers the truth about the fire in the boat house. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  obsession,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:seeing dead people,  ghost child,  secret,  surprise ending,  murder

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The Green Mile (1999)
Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

The Green Mile (1999)

Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.

Themes:redemption
Story:extrasensory perception,  christ allegory,  psychic power,  compassion,  spirituality,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  murder

The Negotiator (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  conspiracy,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:misunderstanding,  psychology,  surprise ending,  murder,  husband wife relationship

Parenthood (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Parenthood (1989)

The story of the Buckman family and friends, attempting to bring up their children. They suffer/enjoy all the events that occur: estranged relatives, the "black sheep" of the family, the eccentrics, the skeletons in the closet, and the rebellious teenagers.

Mood:affection
Story:child psychologist,  school play,  watching a video,  single parent,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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Ringu (1998) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Horror, Mystery

Ringu (1998)

Reiko Asakawa is researching into a 'Cursed Video' interviewing teenagers about it. When her niece Tomoko dies of 'sudden heart failure' with an unnaturally horrified expression on her face, Reiko investigates. She finds out that some of Tomoko's friends, who had been on a holiday with Tomoko the week before, had died on exactly the same night at the exact same time in the exact same way. Reiko goes to the cabin where the teens had stayed and finds an 'unlabeled' video tape. Reiko watched the tape to discover to her horror it is in fact the 'cursed videotape'. Ex-Husband Ryuji helps Reiko solve the mystery, Reiko makes him a copy for further investigation. Things become more tense when their son Yoichi watches the tape saying Tomoko had told him to. Their discovery takes them to a volcanic island where they discover that the video has a connection to a psychic who died 30 years ago, and her child Sadako... This is why Ringu (1998) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:extrasensory perception,  watching a video,  road accident,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  murder

Hearts In Atlantis (2001)
Drama, Mystery

Hearts In Atlantis (2001)

This is a gentle, innocent film about the reflections of an aging man, who returns to his home town after the death of his best friend. Memories of life at age 11 floods back as it was a magical time that changed his life. Three 11 year old children (Bobby, Carol, and Sully) share their lives. Carol and Bobby have a special affection for one another including sharing a kiss "by which all others will be measured". Bobby lives with his mother, a bitter, vain woman who looks for pleasures for herself without sharing much with her son. Into their lives comes a mysterious new boarder, who befriends the boy but generates distrust from the mother. As time passes, the man and boy share confidences and special powers are revealed. The man warns the boy to be on the lookout for the "lowmen", who were seeking him. The two share a summer's adventures and come to love one another before the inevitable happens. A confrontation with a school bully also changes everyone. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Mood:affection,  suspense
Story:psychic power,  compassion,  widow,  supernatural power,  mother son relationship

Safe Haven (2013)
Drama, Romance, Thriller

Safe Haven (2013)

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  fear
Story:spiral staircase,  single parent,  child in peril,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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Man On Fire (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Man On Fire (2004)

Hard drinking, burnt out ex CIA operative John Creasy has given up on life until he's hired as a bodyguard to protect nine year old Pita Ramos. Bit by bit, Creasy begins to reclaim some of his soul, but when pita is kidnapped, Creasy's fiery rage is finally released and he will stop at nothing to save her as he sets out on a dangerous, revenge fuelled rescue mission. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy
Mood:affection
Story:precocious child,  soul,  psycho thriller,  compassion,  child in peril,  husband wife relationship,  murder

The Woman In Black (2012) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

The Woman In Black (2012)

In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years ago. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Cryphin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow. Arthur befriends Daily on the train and the man offers a ride to him to the Gifford Arms inn. Arthur has a cold reception and the owner of the inn tells that he did not receive the request of reservation and there is no available room. The next morning, Arthur meets solicitor Jerome who advises him to return to London. However, Arthur goes to the isolated manor and soon he finds that Eel Marsh House is haunted by the vengeful ghost of a woman dressed in black. He also learns that the woman lost her son drowned in the marsh and she seeks revenge, taking the children of the scared locals. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Story:talking to the dead,  ghost child,  toy,  single parent,  widow,  supernatural power,  secret,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Dragonfly (2002)
Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Dragonfly (2002)

Dr. Joe Darrow is a recently widowed doctor. He is grieving due to the death of his pregnant wife in a Red Cross mission in Venezuela. Although being atheist, he began to believe that his dead wife wants to communicate with him, through her young patients in the Pediatrics of a Chicago hospital. This is why Dragonfly (2002) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:paranormal phenomena,  patient,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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Non-stop (2014)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Non-stop (2014)

Bill Marks, a former cop dealing with his daughter's death by drinking, is now a federal air marshal. While on a flight from New York to London, Marks gets a text telling him that unless 150 million dollars is transferred to an offshore account, someone will die every 20 minutes. Can he find the terrorist in time and save everyone? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  conspiracy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:psycho thriller,  poison,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  murder

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  conspiracy,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:christ allegory,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

The Number 23 (2007) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

The Number 23 (2007)

On his birthday, Walter Sparrow, an amiable dog-catcher, takes a call that leaves him dog bit and late to pick up his wife. She's browsed in a bookstore, finding a blood-red-covered novel, a murder mystery with numerology that loops constantly around the number 23. The story captivates Walter: he dreams it, he notices aspects of his life that can be rendered by "23," he searches for the author, he stays in the hotel (in room 23) where events in the novel took place, and he begins to believe it was no novel. His wife and son try to help him, sometimes in sympathy, sometimes to protect him. Slowly, with danger to himself and to his family, he closes in on the truth. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  funeral
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  teacher
Story:psycho thriller,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  murder

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King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Themes:redemption,  funeral,  fear
Story:christ allegory,  poison,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Nick Of Time (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Nick Of Time (1995)

Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones. Pretending to be cops, Smith and Jones kidnap Lynn and confront Gene with a simple choice -- kill California governor Eleanor Grant in 90 minutes or less, or Lynn will die. Watson is given a gun, six bullets, and a name tag, and he is told to go to the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and kill Eleanor, who is giving an afternoon speech. While Jones is watching Lynn in a van, Smith watches Watson in order to prevent Watson from alerting the authorities. Watson must quickly find some way to get himself and Lynn out of this seemingly impossible situation. This is why Nick Of Time (1995) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:funeral,  obsession,  conspiracy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:psycho thriller,  single parent,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

21 Grams (2003)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:patient,  widow,  secret,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  murder

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Don't Say A Word (2001) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:patient,  child in peril,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

The Haunting (1999)
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Haunting (1999)

A remake of the classic 1963 movie "The Haunting" about a team of paranormal experts who look into strange occurrences in an ill-fated house. Through the course of the night some will unravel, some will question, and all will fight for their lives as the house fights back.

Themes:fear,  trauma
Story:ghost child,  spiral staircase,  psychology,  supernatural power,  secret,  surprise ending

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  funeral
Characters:teacher
Story:widow,  supernatural power,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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Rushmore (1998)
Comedy, Drama

Rushmore (1998)

Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very little after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film. This is why Rushmore (1998) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:obsession
Mood:affection
Characters:teacher
Story:school play,  elementary school,  misfit,  widow

Huo Yuanjia (2006) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Huo Yuanjia (2006)

Martial arts legend Huo Yuanjia became the most famous fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness and into history, defining the true spirit of martial arts. His self-discovery, and the choices he made, inspired his nation. The son of a great fighter who did not wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, the bullied Huo Yuanjia resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win. Years of training enable him to ace match after match in his home region of Tianjin. But as his fame as a martial arts master grows, so does his pride. After an ill-advised fight leads to another master's death, members of Huo's family are slain in revenge. Grieving and ashamed, Huo wanders the country in shock. Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in sportsmanship and not brutality, and he rejoins society to apply what he has learned. Returning to Tianjin, Huo takes steps to come to terms with his past and restore his family's name. His evolving, graceful Mizong (Missing) Fist method of fighting brings Huo renewed success, and he forms the progressive Jingwu Sports Federation. Taking note, duplicitous members of the Foreign Chamber of Commerce engineer a Shanghai tournament pitting Huo against four fighters, each representing the major foreign powers in China. Huo commits to the bout and faces off against, respectively, a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist. What happened that day in 1910 has never been, and will never be, forgotten in China. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy
Story:christ allegory,  compassion,  poison,  surprise ending,  mother son relationship,  murder

Les Rivieres Pourpres (2000)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Les Rivieres Pourpres (2000)

Parisian murder detective commissioner Pierre Niemans is called to Gueron, a self-sufficient, prestigious university in a mountain valley, to investigate the murder on 32-year old professor and librarian Remy Caillois, whose corpse was found 50 meters high on a steep mountain side, naked, horribly covered in bruises and bleeding wounds, the result of some five hours of bestial torture including quasi-surgical amputation of hands cauterized to prevent bleeding to death- and eyes. Guernon is a closed society of virtually incestuous scientists, de facto succeeding to their parents' posts; the eye-doctor, formerly on the staff, says hereditary genetic diseases are the price of such elitism, but in recent years spread to the simple farming families. Inspector Max Kerkerian examines two crimes in the town: a school break-in with theft of old photos and archive papers as well as a graveyard desecration of Judith Herault, the daughter of local nun Andree, who lives in a dark cell since 15 years and mumbles the demons who made an attempt of both of their lives have returned to prevent the child endanger their secret. As both police investigations continue, the loner sleuths meet; secrets and other corpses are found, till it all ties together. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:teacher
Story:road accident,  spiral staircase,  secret,  murder,  mother son relationship

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Split (2016)
Horror, Thriller

Split (2016)

When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities, they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them.

Themes:tragedy,  funeral,  fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:spiral staircase,  philadelphia pennsylvania,  psycho thriller,  surprise ending,  murder

Looper (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Looper (2012)

Joe is classified as a "looper", a job in which his employers use time travel to send men from the future to be killed into the past, where Joe can properly dispose of their bodies. However, to tie up loose ends and erase the evidence of his ever being a looper, Joe knows that one day his future self will be sent back for him to kill. When this day comes, Joe's future self is prepared and escapes, and the two men struggle separately in the past trying to evade capture and attempting to fulfill their own personal agendas. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy
Story:single parent,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Identity (2003) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Mystery, Thriller

Identity (2003)

Malcolm Rivers has been convicted as the perpetrator of several murders and is sentenced to death. An eleventh hour defense by his lawyers and psychiatrist that Malcolm is insane based on new evidence has resulted in them meeting with the prosecutors and the judge to discuss if the verdict should be overturned. Meanwhile, on a dark night during a torrential rainstorm in the Nevada desert, a series of chain reaction events results in several people needing to stay at an out of the way motel managed by Larry. They are: ex-cop now limo driver Ed, and his client Caroline, a diva of a once famous actress; quiet adolescent Timmy, his stepfather George, and his mother Alice, who was seriously injured when Ed accidentally ran over her as she watched George change their flat tire; prostitute Paris, who was the unwitting cause of George's flat tire; newlyweds Lou and Ginny, whose marriage is based on a lie; and Police Officer Rhodes, who was en route escorting prisoner Robert to his new institution. They all can't leave the area because of washed out roads, all the other businesses around the motel are closed because of the storm, and all communication in and out is not functioning also because of the storm. One by one, they are murdered, the murderer leaving a calling card of a motel room key, starting with the room 10 key and working his way presumably to the room 1 key when the last person will be dead. Those still alive band somewhat together under Officer Rhodes and Ed's direction to find out which of the eleven is the murderer, and if, based on one of their theories, that they were brought to the motel by some force by the murderer as his intended targets. Whether those still alive can discover who the murderer is, discover why he has chosen to kill them, and be able to subdue him may well determine Malcolm's fate. This is why Identity (2003) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist
Story:road accident,  psycho thriller,  psychology,  widow,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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I Am Sam (2001)
Drama

I Am Sam (2001)

Themes:obsession,  fear
Characters:teacher
Story:watching a video,  compassion,  single parent,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

War For The Planet Of The Apes (2017)

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  obsession,  fear
Mood:suspense
Story:christ allegory,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

What Lies Beneath (2000)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

What Lies Beneath (2000)

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman's stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation. At her husband's urging, Claire starts to see a therapist; she tells him she thinks the house is being haunted by a ghost. His advice? Try to make contact. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Jody, and a ouija board, Claire seeks to find out the truth of What Lies Beneath. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Characters:psychiatrist,  teacher
Story:supernatural power,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  murder

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Untraceable (2008) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Untraceable (2008)

A secret service agent, Jennifer Marsh, gets caught in a very personal and deadly cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who knows that people (being what they are - both curious and drawn to the dark side of things) will log onto an "untraceable" website where he conducts violent and painful murders LIVE on the net. The more people who log on and enter the website, the quicker and more violently the victim dies. (Read More)

Mood:suspense
Story:single parent,  child in peril,  widow,  secret,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003)

Two sisters who, after spending time in a mental institution, return to the home of their father and cruel stepmother. Once there, in addition to dealing with their stepmother's obsessive and unbalanced ways, an interfering ghost also affects their recovery. This is why Janghwa, Hongryeon (2003) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  obsession,  conspiracy
Story:sanctuary,  surprise ending

Ben-hur (2016)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History

Ben-hur (2016)

Themes:redemption
Story:christ allegory,  spiral staircase,  compassion,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder

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White Noise (2005)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

White Noise (2005)

The car of successful author Anna Rivers is found disabled next to the river, the thought being that she accidentally fell into the river while trying to change a flat tire. Her dead body is found upstream several weeks later, consistent with the accidental death theory. Based on incidents around him, her grieving husband, architect Jonathan Rivers, decides several months later to visit with Raymond Price, who approached John prior to Anna's body being found with news that she was trying to contact him from beyond. At that time, John was skeptical of Raymond's claims of electronic voice phenomena (EVP): that he is contacted from the beyond through electronic means - radio, television - which he is able to record. Along with Sarah Tate, another of Raymond's "clients" whose fiance passed away, John becomes obsessed with EVP as he gets more and more audio and video messages, however fuzzy, from Anna from beyond. That obsession takes a slight change in focus when John believes that Anna is trying to pass along information to help others. But the nature of those messages and their connection to Raymond in combination with John learning that not all good comes through EVP leads to the possible belief that he dabbling in EVP in and of itself may be dangerous and the cause of those potentially deadly issues in which he is supposed to assist in helping. John has to decide whether or not to continue with his work in EVP, not continuing which means that he may actually prevent bad things from happening, and continuing which means that he gets his much wanted connection with Anna. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  funeral
Mood:suspense
Story:communicating with the dead,  able to hear the dead,  paranormal phenomena,  supernatural power,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like The Sixth Sense (1999)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:fear
Mood:affection
Story:single parent,  child in peril,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  number in title,  murder

Insidious (2010)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Insidious (2010)

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. (Read More)

Themes:trauma,  fear
Characters:teacher
Story:ghost child,  spiral staircase,  child in peril,  supernatural power,  surprise ending,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship

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