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The Woman In Black (2012)
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:madness,  forgiveness,  vengeance,  adoption,  grief,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:england,  woods,  village,  bathtub,  forest,  beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Period:1910s
Story:loss of child,  ghost child,  house on fire,  stuck in mud,  covered in mud,  suicide by hanging,  threat of job loss,  suicide by drowning,  toy monkey,  toy rabbit,  toy bear,  wind up toy,  child suicide,  ghost girl,  broken doll,  door key,  loss of son,  loss of wife,  baby bird,  bird in a cage,  caged bird,  child's drawing,  loss of mother,  carriage accident,  dilapidated house,  manor house,  murder of a child,  old dark house,  dead child,  reading a newspaper,  fictional village,  death of child,  haunted house,  handwritten letter,  portrait painting,  voice over letter,  death of girl,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  london england,  walking on train tracks,  killed by a train,  female ghost,  passenger train,  hit by a train,  death of boy,  baby boy,  little girl,  person on fire,  family photograph,  little boy,  suicide by jumping out a window,  death certificate,  blood vomiting,  reflection in a window,  scream off camera,  pacing the floor,  four year old,  horse drawn wagon,  wash basin,  water faucet,  lye,  woman in black,  zoetrope,  bird's nest,  shilling,  genuflecting,  reunited family,  engraving,  english countryside,  dead daughter,  specter,  birthday card,  opening a window,  distorted voice,  waving goodbye,  terrier,  handprint,  hearing noises,  footsteps,  belief in heaven,  sandcastle,  hanged by the neck,  tide,  self immolation,  wallpaper,  death in childbirth,  talking to the dead,  marsh,  constable,  dead son,  peephole,  solicitor,  breaking down a door,  writing on a wall,  coughing blood,  nursery,  oil lamp,  headstone,  spitting blood,  innkeeper,  chihuahua,  jumping out a window,  law firm,  mausoleum,  gothic horror,  rocking chair,  overhead shot,  spiritualism,  footprint,  crypt,  trance,  hatchet,  horse and wagon,  locket,  black dress,  dead wife,  music box,  inn,  raven,  telegram,  horror movie remake,  bereavement,  locked door,  pocket watch,  hearing voices,  knocking on a door,  barking dog,  looking out a window,  seagull,  last will and testament,  mental breakdown,  estate,  stairway,  burned to death,  apparition,  tomb,  crow,  mud,  nanny,  horse and carriage,  smoke,  chloroform,  parrot,  briefcase,  lantern,  fog,  attic,  death of daughter,  superstition,  thunderstorm,  lost,  wizard,  afterlife,  thunder,  clock,  railway station,  single father,  loss,  eccentric,  toy,  crucifix,  fireplace,  single parent,  death of son,  sleeping,  suspicion,  haunting,  reunion,  basement,  tragic event,  cross,  hanging,  skeleton,  doll,  death of wife,  widower,  key,  screaming,  prologue,  curse,  grave,  flash forward,  drowning,  graveyard,  journey,  search,  drawing,  coffin,  bird,  child,  driving,  accident,  house,  widow,  eating,  mansion,  axe,  candle,  newspaper,  telephone,  color in title,  supernatural power,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  rural setting,  tears,  painting,  letter,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  car,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  ghost,  train,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback,  murder

Pet Sematary (1989)
Horror, Thriller

Pet Sematary (1989)

The Creeds have just moved to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for two things: the semi-trailers that roar past on the narrow road, and the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house. The Creed's neighbours are reluctant to talk about the cemetery, and for good reason too. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  bathtub
Story:loss of child,  suicide by hanging,  loss of son,  loss of wife,  loss of mother,  dead child,  death of boy,  little girl,  person on fire,  little boy,  dead son,  dead wife,  toy,  death of son,  hanging,  death of wife,  grave,  coffin,  child,  house,  telephone,  supernatural power,  rural setting,  tears,  secret,  rescue,  car,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  violence,  blood,  death

A Man Called Ove (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drinking,  betrayal,  friendship
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:house on fire,  suicide by hanging,  loss of wife,  loss of mother,  voice over letter,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  hit by a train,  little girl,  dead wife,  barking dog,  looking out a window,  toy,  sleeping,  cross,  hanging,  death of wife,  widower,  prologue,  grave,  flash forward,  coffin,  house,  candle,  newspaper,  telephone,  running,  reference to god,  letter,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  train,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  death,  blood,  flashback

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.

Themes:grief,  fear,  drinking,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:village
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:loss of wife,  death of child,  death of boy,  little girl,  little boy,  dead wife,  hearing voices,  apparition,  parrot,  afterlife,  thunder,  crucifix,  cross,  death of wife,  widower,  grave,  drowning,  graveyard,  drawing,  bird,  candle,  supernatural power,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  corpse,  ghost,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  flashback

The Water Diviner (2014) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, War

The Water Diviner (2014)

After the Battle of Gallipoli, in 1915, an Australian farmer, Connor (Russell Crowe), travels to Turkey to find his 3 missing sons. While staying at a hotel in Istanbul, he meets Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), the hotel manager. And tries to find a way to Gallipoli.

Themes:forgiveness,  grief,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:suicide by drowning,  loss of son,  loss of wife,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  dead son,  overhead shot,  telegram,  knocking on a door,  stairway,  horse and carriage,  thunder,  death of son,  cross,  skeleton,  death of wife,  widower,  curse,  grave,  flash forward,  graveyard,  coffin,  widow,  candle,  dead body,  running,  tears,  secret,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  crying,  train,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  dog,  death,  murder,  blood,  violence

The Witch (2015)
Horror, Mystery, Drama

The Witch (2015)

New England, 1630: William and Katherine try to lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. 'The Witch' is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own sins, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:england,  woods,  village,  forest
Characters:boy
Story:murder of a child,  death of boy,  baby boy,  little girl,  little boy,  dead son,  raven,  barking dog,  lantern,  death of son,  sleeping,  suspicion,  screaming,  grave,  search,  eating,  axe,  candle,  supernatural power,  reference to god,  rural setting,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  food,  rain,  crying,  ghost,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  dog

The Prestige (2006)
Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

The Prestige (2006)

In the end of the Nineteenth Century, in London, Robert Angier, his beloved wife Julia McCullough and Alfred Borden are friends and assistants of a magician. When Julia accidentally dies during a performance, Robert blames Alfred for her death and they become enemies. Both become famous and rival magicians, sabotaging the performance of the other on the stage. When Alfred performs a successful trick, Robert becomes obsessed trying to disclose the secret of his competitor with tragic consequences. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:door key,  london england,  little girl,  little boy,  solicitor,  oil lamp,  headstone,  crypt,  horse and wagon,  horse and carriage,  lantern,  fog,  wizard,  thunder,  loss,  fireplace,  hanging,  death of wife,  flash forward,  drowning,  graveyard,  coffin,  bird,  axe,  candle,  dead body,  letter,  secret,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  train,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  blood,  murder

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:fear,  drinking,  suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:ghost girl,  old dark house,  haunted house,  passenger train,  talking to the dead,  hearing voices,  fog,  superstition,  afterlife,  railway station,  sleeping,  grave,  graveyard,  search,  coffin,  house,  supernatural power,  dead body,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  ghost,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  death,  blood

The Dressmaker (2015) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Comedy, Drama

The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:madness,  drinking,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge,  friendship
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:house on fire,  loss of son,  loss of mother,  london england,  dead son,  horse and wagon,  looking out a window,  lantern,  death of son,  sleeping,  cross,  screaming,  curse,  flash forward,  drowning,  coffin,  newspaper,  telephone,  running,  rural setting,  letter,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  train,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  murder,  violence,  flashback,  blood

The Omen (2006)
Horror

The Omen (2006)

When the Vatican observatory priest sees the appearance of a comet, the Church is sure that it confirms the eve of the Armageddon. Meanwhile, the USA President's godson Robert Thorn is informed in the maternity in Rome by Father Spiletto that his wife Katherine has just lost her baby and she had troubles with her uterus and would not have another pregnancy. Spiletto suggests Robert that another just born child that lost his mother could be the substituted for his son, and Robert accepts the child and gives the name of Damien. Robert is promoted to ambassador in London after a tragic accident. When Damien's nanny commits suicide in his birthday party, a substitute, Mrs. Baylock, comes to work and live with the family. Along the years, Katherine realizes that Damien is evil, while Robert is contacted by Father Brennan, who tells him that Damien is the son of devil. When the priest dies in a bizarre accident, the photographer Keith Jennings shows evidences to Robert that the boy is the Antichrist. They travel to the town of Megiddo to learn how the boy can be stopped. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  suicide
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bathtub
Characters:boy
Story:loss of child,  suicide by hanging,  loss of son,  loss of wife,  loss of mother,  murder of a child,  london england,  person on fire,  hanged by the neck,  horror movie remake,  tomb,  nanny,  fog,  thunderstorm,  lost,  crucifix,  fireplace,  tragic event,  cross,  hanging,  skeleton,  grave,  graveyard,  child,  accident,  candle,  secret,  slow motion scene,  rain,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  dog,  murder,  blood

The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. They are put to the test, however, when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  revenge
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:hatchet,  horse and wagon,  inn,  raven,  tomb,  crow,  horse and carriage,  lantern,  haunting,  cross,  prologue,  curse,  grave,  flash forward,  drawing,  eating,  axe,  candle,  supernatural power,  running,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  rain,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  violence,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  blood,  death

The Tree Of Life (2011)
Drama, Fantasy

The Tree Of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father ('Brad Pitt' (qv)). Jack (played as an adult by 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv)) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear
Locations:woods,  bathtub,  forest,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:loss of son,  reading a newspaper,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  death of boy,  little boy,  overhead shot,  telegram,  seagull,  looking out a window,  stairway,  attic,  lost,  afterlife,  thunder,  death of son,  sleeping,  flash forward,  drowning,  graveyard,  journey,  search,  coffin,  house,  eating,  candle,  newspaper,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  painting,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  fire,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  flashback,  dog

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Romance

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene ('Carey Mulligan' (qv)), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak ('Matthias Schoenaerts' (qv)), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy ('Tom Sturridge' (qv)), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood ('Michael Sheen (I)' (qv)), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:woods,  beach
Characters:friend
Story:suicide by drowning,  voice over letter,  waving goodbye,  horse and wagon,  pocket watch,  last will and testament,  horse and carriage,  lantern,  thunderstorm,  thunder,  sleeping,  prologue,  grave,  graveyard,  coffin,  widow,  eating,  candle,  dead body,  rural setting,  tears,  letter,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  fire,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  murder,  violence,  death

Biutiful (2010)
Drama, Romance

Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  drinking,  betrayal
Locations:woods,  forest,  beach
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:child's drawing,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  baby boy,  little girl,  little boy,  dead son,  afterlife,  single father,  crucifix,  single parent,  death of son,  tragic event,  cross,  prologue,  grave,  coffin,  accident,  eating,  candle,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  tears,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Tideland (2005)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Tideland (2005)

Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. When pa, rocker Noah, finds ma's OD'd, he fears to be charged with homicide and takes Jeliza along to his ma's place, in a desolate country region. With Noah passed out, the girl mentally transfers to a fantasy world she and her doll heads enter magically. Jeliza's adventures also star the crazy locals, notably Dell, and Dell's grown but intellectually disabled brother Dickens. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking
Mood:nightmare
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:broken doll,  loss of mother,  old dark house,  passenger train,  rocking chair,  lantern,  attic,  eccentric,  sleeping,  cross,  doll,  death of wife,  screaming,  eating,  supernatural power,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  rural setting,  painting,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  food,  corpse,  train,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  death,  flashback,  blood

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Before I Go To Sleep (2014)

Forty-year-old Christine Lucas wakes up in bed with a man she does not know, in an unfamiliar house. The man explains that he is her husband, Ben, and that she suffered brain damage from a car accident ten years earlier. Christine wakes up every morning with no memory of her life from her early twenties onwards. Christine receives treatment from Dr. Nasch, a neurologist at a local hospital who provides her a camera to record her thoughts and progress each day, and calls her every morning to remind her to watch the video in the camera. Soon, she starts to discover the truth around her. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  grief,  fear,  betrayal,  friendship
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:england
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:loss of son,  voice over letter,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  london england,  little boy,  dead son,  peephole,  locked door,  hearing voices,  death of son,  sleeping,  reunion,  key,  screaming,  flash forward,  search,  drawing,  accident,  house,  eating,  telephone,  running,  letter,  secret,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  car,  crying,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  blood,  violence

Miss Potter (2006) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Biography, Drama

Miss Potter (2006)

In 1902, in London, the spinster Beatrix Potter lives with her bourgeois parents. Her snobbish mother, Helen Potter, had introduced several bachelors to Beatrix until she was twenty years old, but she had turned them all down. Beatrix Potter has been drawing animals and making up stories about them since she was a child, but her parents have never recognized her as an artist. One day, Miss Potter offers her stories to a print house, and a rookie publisher, Norman Warne, who is delighted with her tales, publishes her first children's book. This success leads Norman to publish two other books, and Miss Potter meanwhile becomes the best friend of his single sister Millie Warne. Soon Beatrix and Norman fall in love with each other, but Helen does not accept that her daughter would marry a "trader". However, Beatrix's father Rupert Potter proposes that his daughter spend the summer with his wife and him in their country house in Lake District, and if she is still interested in Norman after the summertime, he would bless their marriage. When Miss Potter stops receiving letters from Norman, she is disappointed. Then one day she receives a letter from Millie explaining what had happened to Norman. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  friendship
Locations:england
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Period:1910s
Story:covered in mud,  child's drawing,  voice over letter,  london england,  little girl,  little boy,  solicitor,  horse and wagon,  music box,  bereavement,  estate,  nanny,  horse and carriage,  loss,  fireplace,  doll,  drawing,  child,  house,  mansion,  rural setting,  tears,  painting,  letter,  rain,  crying,  train,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  death

The Shipping News (2001)
Drama

The Shipping News (2001)

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird" finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then he meets the widow Wavey... (Read More)

Themes:adoption
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  village
Story:little girl,  little boy,  superstition,  thunder,  single father,  single parent,  doll,  widower,  curse,  graveyard,  search,  bird,  driving,  accident,  house,  widow,  candle,  newspaper,  telephone,  rural setting,  tears,  rescue,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  death

Deep Red (1975)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Deep Red (1975)

A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. (Read More)

Themes:drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:house on fire,  child's drawing,  water faucet,  hatchet,  locked door,  apparition,  crow,  toy,  fireplace,  suspicion,  basement,  hanging,  skeleton,  doll,  key,  screaming,  prologue,  drowning,  graveyard,  search,  drawing,  bird,  driving,  house,  axe,  newspaper,  telephone,  color in title,  dead body,  running,  painting,  secret,  drink,  mirror,  car,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  flashback,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

The Secret Garden (1993)
Drama, Family, Fantasy

The Secret Garden (1993)

Living in India, Mary Lennox, a young, privileged girl, is left orphaned when her parents are killed in an earthquake. She is sent back to England where she goes to live on her uncle's estate. It is a fairly isolated existence and she has to find things to keep herself occupied. She finds a sickly young boy...and a secret garden. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  friendship
Locations:england,  bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:loss of wife,  manor house,  little girl,  little boy,  oil lamp,  music box,  estate,  horse and carriage,  widower,  key,  mansion,  rural setting,  secret,  crying,  fire,  photograph,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  dog

A Tale Of Two Sisters (2003) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A Tale Of Two Sisters (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.

Themes:vengeance,  betrayal,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:village
Characters:boy
Story:suicide by hanging,  dead child,  haunted house,  telegram,  death of daughter,  suspicion,  haunting,  doll,  death of wife,  drowning,  accident,  house,  newspaper,  color in title,  dead body,  running,  sister sister relationship,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  ghost,  photograph,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Exodus: Gods And Kings (2014)

Epic adventure Exodus: Gods and Kings is the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and 3D immersion, Scott brings new life to the story of the defiant leader Moses as he rises up against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses, setting 600,000 slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  revenge
Locations:village,  beach
Characters:boy
Story:loss of son,  death of child,  baby boy,  person on fire,  little boy,  horse drawn wagon,  reunited family,  overhead shot,  horse and wagon,  hearing voices,  barking dog,  seagull,  tomb,  thunder,  death of son,  hanging,  flash forward,  drowning,  journey,  search,  eating,  axe,  candle,  running,  reference to god,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  food,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  dog,  blood,  violence,  death

Coraline (2009)
Animation, Family, Fantasy

Coraline (2009)

When Coraline moves to an old house, she feels bored and neglected by her parents. She finds a hidden door with a bricked up passage. During the night, she crosses the passage and finds a parallel world where everybody has buttons instead of eyes, with caring parents and all her dreams coming true. When the Other Mother invites Coraline to stay in her world forever, the girl refuses and finds that the alternate reality where she is trapped is only a trick to lure her. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:nightmare
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:ghost child,  old dark house,  little girl,  little boy,  wallpaper,  fog,  thunderstorm,  thunder,  eccentric,  fireplace,  sleeping,  doll,  key,  search,  house,  eating,  candle,  tears,  letter,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  rain,  crying,  ghost,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  blood,  dog

Hugo (2011)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

Hugo (2011)

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:wind up toy,  little girl,  little boy,  oil lamp,  mausoleum,  overhead shot,  pocket watch,  lantern,  wizard,  clock,  railway station,  toy,  key,  prologue,  grave,  graveyard,  search,  drawing,  child,  newspaper,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  tears,  secret,  drink,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  corpse,  crying,  train,  fire,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  dog,  flashback,  death

The Lovely Bones (2009) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

The Lovely Bones (2009)

A 14-year-old girl in suburban 1970's Pennsylvania is murdered by her neighbor. She tells the story from the place between Heaven and Earth, showing the lives of the people around her and how they have changed all while attempting to get someone to find her lost body.

Themes:drinking
Mood:suspense
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl
Story:dead child,  little girl,  little boy,  breaking down a door,  mud,  death of daughter,  lost,  afterlife,  suspicion,  flash forward,  search,  eating,  axe,  candle,  dead body,  running,  tears,  painting,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  food,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  murder,  dog,  blood,  death,  flashback

The Uninvited (2009)
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:fear,  suicide,  revenge
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Locations:woods,  bathtub,  forest,  beach
Story:ghost child,  house on fire,  loss of mother,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  little girl,  handprint,  horror movie remake,  burned to death,  apparition,  nanny,  attic,  suspicion,  tragic event,  widower,  key,  screaming,  house,  mansion,  candle,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  murder,  blood,  flashback

High-rise (2015)
Drama

High-rise (2015)

Class struggle becomes all too real as a young doctor moves into a modern apartment block in suburban 1975 London. Drugs, drink & debauchery dissolve into murder, mayhem and misogyny in this pseudo-post-apocalyptic breakdown of societal norms.

Themes:drinking,  suicide
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:door key,  looking at oneself in a mirror,  london england,  peephole,  overhead shot,  knocking on a door,  seagull,  stairway,  briefcase,  single parent,  sleeping,  screaming,  flash forward,  drowning,  child,  eating,  candle,  dead body,  reference to god,  painting,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  corpse,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  violence,  blood,  dog

Ida (2013)
Drama

Ida (2013)

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  suicide
Locations:woods,  bathtub,  forest
Characters:boy
Story:looking at oneself in a mirror,  suicide by jumping out a window,  pacing the floor,  dead son,  jumping out a window,  knocking on a door,  stairway,  tragic event,  cross,  grave,  journey,  search,  child,  eating,  candle,  reference to god,  rural setting,  letter,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  mirror,  food,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder

Tokyo Story (1953) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama

Tokyo Story (1953)

An elderly couple journey to Tokyo to visit their children and are confronted by indifference, ingratitude and selfishness. When the parents are packed off to a resort by their busy, impatient children, the film deepens into an unbearably moving meditation on mortality.

Themes:fear,  drinking,  friendship
Locations:village,  beach
Characters:friend
Story:loss of wife,  loss of mother,  headstone,  telegram,  pocket watch,  briefcase,  lantern,  lost,  railway station,  death of son,  sleeping,  reunion,  death of wife,  widower,  graveyard,  journey,  widow,  rural setting,  letter,  sister sister relationship,  drink,  food,  crying,  train,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)
Drama, Mystery

Picnic At Hanging Rock (1975)

Three students and a school teacher disappear on an excursion to Hanging Rock, in Victoria, on Valentine's Day, 1900. Widely (and incorrectly) regarded as being based on a true story, the movie follows those that disappeared, and those that stayed behind, but it delights in the asking of questions, not the answering of them. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Characters:girl,  friend
Story:opening a window,  constable,  pocket watch,  knocking on a door,  estate,  apparition,  horse and carriage,  lantern,  lost,  clock,  sleeping,  hanging,  screaming,  journey,  search,  bird,  child,  mansion,  dead body,  rural setting,  tears,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  crying,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  death,  dog,  blood,  flashback

The Lost City Of Z (2016)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History

The Lost City Of Z (2016)

The Lost City of Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as "savages," the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  drinking
Locations:village
Characters:boy
Period:1910s
Story:portrait painting,  voice over letter,  london england,  baby boy,  little boy,  waving goodbye,  telegram,  knocking on a door,  barking dog,  horse and carriage,  lost,  thunder,  fireplace,  death of son,  flash forward,  journey,  drawing,  bird,  candle,  newspaper,  dead body,  reference to god,  letter,  drink,  slow motion scene,  food,  rain,  train,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  murder,  dog,  violence

Changeling (2008)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Changeling (2008)

Los Angeles, 1928. A single mother returns from work to find her nine-year-old son gone. She calls the LAPD to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description; he says he's her son. To fanfare and photos, the LAPD reunite mother and son, but she insists he's not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who's without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There's redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power? (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear
Locations:bathtub
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:loss of child,  loss of son,  reading a newspaper,  waving goodbye,  breaking down a door,  mental breakdown,  railway station,  crucifix,  single parent,  reunion,  hanging,  skeleton,  screaming,  grave,  search,  eating,  axe,  candle,  newspaper,  telephone,  running,  tears,  food,  rain,  crying,  train,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

Gone With The Wind (1939) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, History, Romance, War

Gone With The Wind (1939)

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Story:loss of son,  loss of mother,  death of child,  portrait painting,  london england,  talking to the dead,  nursery,  headstone,  horse and wagon,  pocket watch,  mental breakdown,  estate,  stairway,  horse and carriage,  chloroform,  fog,  railway station,  death of son,  reunion,  death of wife,  grave,  widow,  axe,  dead body,  reference to god,  tears,  letter,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  rescue,  mirror,  food,  crying,  train,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  blood,  murder,  death

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller

In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

Set in the kingdom of Ehb, the story follows Farmer ('Jason Statham' (qv)), who was adopted by his village. When Farmer's wife, Solana ('Claire Forlani' (qv)), and his son leave to sell vegetables at the town of Stonebridge, Farmer's farm is attacked by creatures called Krugs. With the help of his friend and neighbor Norrick ('Ron Perlman (I)' (qv)), he travels to Stonebridge where his wife and son are. Before he arrives, the Krugs, controlled by the wizard Gallian ('Ray Liotta' (qv)), kill his son and capture his wife. Farmer, with the help of Bastian ('Will Sanderson' (qv)), his brother-in-law, and Norrick sets out to find and rescue his wife. The King's nephew Fallow ('Matthew Lillard' (qv)) is conspiring with the wizard Gallian to take over the kingdom led by King Konreid ('Burt Reynolds'). (Read More)

Themes:vengeance,  adoption,  grief,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Characters:boy,  friend
Story:loss of son,  hanged by the neck,  horse and wagon,  crow,  smoke,  wizard,  thunder,  death of son,  hanging,  grave,  eating,  axe,  candle,  supernatural power,  running,  tears,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  food,  rain,  crying,  fire,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  death,  murder,  flashback,  violence,  blood

Mother (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mother (2009)

A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove him innocent or to leave him imprisoned.

Themes:fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  revenge,  friendship
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:spitting blood,  overhead shot,  mud,  attic,  sleeping,  suspicion,  prologue,  flash forward,  graveyard,  search,  eating,  candle,  dead body,  running,  tears,  drink,  mirror,  food,  rain,  corpse,  crying,  fire,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  dog,  death,  violence,  blood,  murder,  flashback

Solomon Kane (2009)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Solomon Kane (2009)

Once a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting Spaniards in Africa, Solomon met the Devil's Reaper and discovered he was bound for hell. Barely escaping, he soon renounced violence to atone for his past sins, seeking out redemption in a life of peace. That is until the followers of sorcerer Malachi kidnap a Puritan girl, Meredith Crowthorn, and brutally slaughter her family before his very eyes, forcing Solomon to take up arms and return to his violent ways once more to rescue her. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:england,  woods,  village,  forest
Characters:girl
Story:murder of a child,  dead child,  death of child,  person on fire,  jumping out a window,  gothic horror,  locket,  inn,  burned to death,  crow,  mud,  crucifix,  death of son,  prologue,  curse,  journey,  axe,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  mirror,  corpse,  fire,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood,  flashback

Thir13en Ghosts (2001) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Horror

Thir13en Ghosts (2001)

Arthur and his two children, Kathy and Bobby, inherit his Uncle Cyrus's estate: a glass house that serves as a prison to 12 ghosts. When the family, accompanied by Bobby's Nanny and an attorney, enter the house they find themselves trapped inside an evil machine "designed by the devil and powered by the dead" to open the Eye of Hell. Aided by Dennis, a ghost hunter, and his rival Kalina, a ghost rights activist out to set the ghosts free, the group must do what they can to get out of the house alive. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  revenge
Locations:bathtub
Story:ghost child,  loss of wife,  loss of mother,  haunted house,  horror movie remake,  last will and testament,  estate,  nanny,  single father,  eccentric,  single parent,  widower,  house,  axe,  supernatural power,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  ghost,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Everything is connected: an 1849 diary of an ocean voyage across the Pacific; letters from a composer to his lover; a thriller about a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant; a farce about a publisher in a nursing home; a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea; and the tale of a tribe living on post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. (Read More)

Themes:drinking,  suicide,  friendship,  revenge
Locations:woods,  village,  bathtub,  forest,  beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:murder of a child,  voice over letter,  passenger train,  peephole,  overhead shot,  knocking on a door,  last will and testament,  reunion,  skeleton,  death of wife,  prologue,  flash forward,  eating,  candle,  newspaper,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  reference to god,  tears,  letter,  secret,  drink,  food,  corpse,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  death,  dog,  blood,  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:madness,  fear,  suicide
Mood:suspense
Story:house on fire,  toy rabbit,  loss of wife,  loss of mother,  dead child,  death of child,  little boy,  lost,  tragic event,  death of wife,  widower,  flash forward,  drowning,  accident,  mansion,  telephone,  supernatural power,  letter,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  car,  corpse,  fire,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  murder,  blood,  death

House On Haunted Hill (1999)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

House On Haunted Hill (1999)

When an eccentric millionaire offer a group of opposites $1,000,000 to spend the night in a so called "Haunted House" with a murderous past, they figure it is a quick way to get quick money and leave. All of them are sure it is some made up story just to mess with their heads a little and test their courage. But, once they stay in the house they start to think about the mistake they made in coming there when mysterious things start to happen. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  drinking,  betrayal,  revenge
Locations:bathtub
Story:haunted house,  horror movie remake,  attic,  eccentric,  fireplace,  suspicion,  haunting,  basement,  skeleton,  screaming,  prologue,  flash forward,  house,  axe,  supernatural power,  drink,  rescue,  corpse,  ghost,  fire,  photograph,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  death,  blood

Tell No One (2006) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Tell No One (2006)

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse of Margot was dumped, the police reopen the case and Alex becomes suspect again. The mystery increases when Alex receives an e-mail showing Margot older and alive. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  grief,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:loss of wife,  stairway,  clock,  death of son,  suspicion,  death of wife,  key,  prologue,  flash forward,  search,  coffin,  eating,  mansion,  newspaper,  telephone,  dead body,  running,  tears,  secret,  drink,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  food,  corpse,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  based on novel,  flashback,  dog,  murder,  violence,  blood,  death

My Girl (1991)
Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance

My Girl (1991)

1972. Vada Sultenfuss (played by Anna Chlumsky) is an intelligent, bubbly, hypochondriacal 11-year old girl. Her father, Harry (Dan Aykroyd), is a mortician and a widower. Her best friend is Thomas J Sennett (Macaulay Culkin). Then her father hires a new receptionist, Shelly (Jamie Lee Curtis), and life will never be the same again. (Read More)

Themes:grief,  fear,  friendship
Locations:woods,  forest
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:loss of wife,  loss of mother,  dead child,  death of child,  little girl,  little boy,  death in childbirth,  rocking chair,  single father,  loss,  single parent,  basement,  widower,  coffin,  dead body,  tears,  corpse,  crying,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  death,  blood

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,  friendship,  revenge
Mood:suspense
Locations:bathtub
Characters:friend
Story:haunted house,  writing on a wall,  footprint,  hearing voices,  fireplace,  suspicion,  haunting,  key,  grave,  drowning,  graveyard,  accident,  house,  candle,  supernatural power,  rural setting,  tears,  secret,  mirror,  rain,  crying,  ghost,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  murder,  dog,  death,  blood

Don't Look Now (1973)
Drama, Horror, Thriller

Don't Look Now (1973)

John and Laura Baxter are in Venice when they meet a pair of elderly sisters, one of whom claims to be psychic. She insists that she sees the spirit of the Baxters' daughter, who recently drowned. Laura is intrigued, but John resists the idea. He, however, seems to have his own psychic flashes, seeing their daughter walk the streets in her red cloak, as well as Laura and the sisters on a funeral gondola. (Read More)

Themes:grief
Mood:suspense
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:loss of child,  dead child,  death of child,  dead daughter,  trance,  apparition,  death of daughter,  doll,  flash forward,  drowning,  candle,  supernatural power,  dead body,  rural setting,  letter,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  mirror,  rain,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  death,  flashback,  blood

The Others (2001) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
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)

Themes:suicide
Mood:suspense,  nightmare
Characters:girl
Story:ghost child,  old dark house,  haunted house,  little girl,  little boy,  nanny,  fog,  superstition,  afterlife,  single parent,  haunting,  key,  grave,  mansion,  supernatural power,  ghost,  photograph,  mother daughter relationship,  mother son relationship,  murder,  death

The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to London, England, where single mother Peggy Hodgson believes that something evil is in her home. When Peggy's youngest daughter starts showing signs of demonic possession, Ed and Lorraine attempt to help the besieged girl, only to find themselves targeted by the malicious spirits. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Locations:england
Characters:girl
Story:haunted house,  london england,  little girl,  zoetrope,  specter,  talking to the dead,  breaking down a door,  jumping out a window,  thunderstorm,  crucifix,  haunting,  basement,  cross,  screaming,  house,  axe,  painting,  ghost,  husband wife relationship

Boy A (2007)
Drama

Boy A (2007)

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. (Read More)

Themes:forgiveness,  fear,  drinking,  suicide,  friendship
Mood:nightmare
Locations:bathtub,  beach
Characters:girl,  boy,  friend
Story:child's drawing,  murder of a child,  little girl,  estate,  sleeping,  hanging,  screaming,  prologue,  graveyard,  drawing,  newspaper,  tears,  letter,  secret,  drink,  rescue,  mirror,  crying,  train,  photograph,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  based on novel,  death,  blood,  murder,  flashback,  violence

Dracula Untold (2014)
Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War

Dracula Untold (2014)

At the turn of the century, the young lord Vlad and his family live a peaceful life ruling over their small kingdom, but when a Turk warlord demands from Vlad a thousand boys and his son to create an army Vlad seeks a terrible power that will allow him to protect his kingdom and family from the Turks at a terrible cost. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  betrayal,  suicide,  revenge
Locations:woods,  forest
Story:loss of wife,  london england,  person on fire,  hearing voices,  burned to death,  thunderstorm,  crucifix,  cross,  skeleton,  death of wife,  screaming,  curse,  flash forward,  axe,  candle,  supernatural power,  running,  slow motion scene,  rescue,  corpse,  fire,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  violence,  death,  murder,  blood

Eyes Without A Face (1960) is one of the best movies like The Woman In Black (2012)
Drama, Horror

Eyes Without A Face (1960)

After causing an accident that left his daughter Christiane severely disfigured, the brilliant surgeon Dr. Genessier works tirelessly to give the girl a new face. He does so however by kidnapping young women and attempting face transplants. He has been woefully unsuccessful to date. The doctor's world begins to collapse around him when his daughter realizes just what he has been doing. (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:girl,  boy
Story:portrait painting,  crypt,  barking dog,  estate,  stairway,  tomb,  chloroform,  death of wife,  screaming,  drowning,  graveyard,  bird,  driving,  accident,  eating,  mansion,  candle,  painting,  secret,  mirror,  food,  rain,  corpse,  train,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  based on novel,  dog,  blood,  murder,  death

The Village (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Village (2004)

M Night Shyamalan's The Villiage revolves around a desolate town in Pennsylvania. The residents of this town live by strict rules - They are not to leave the village or the monsters beyond their boundaries will surely attack them. Lucius and Ivy have an attraction - a strong one. But when Noah - a man with an intellectual disability and whom also has feelings for Ivy, finds out that the two are In love, Noah attacks Lucius. He will die if brave Ivy (who is blind) does not breach the borders and find help to save Lucius. (Read More)

Themes:fear
Mood:suspense
Locations:woods,  village,  forest
Story:covered in mud,  death of child,  lantern,  fog,  superstition,  fireplace,  death of son,  basement,  grave,  drawing,  coffin,  child,  rural setting,  secret,  sister sister relationship,  slow motion scene,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  flashback,  death,  murder,  blood

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