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Movies Like Mama

The horror movie world has been going through a bit of a dry spell recently. The last few years have been more about jump scares and less about true terror, but that’s all changing with this new generation of horror movies. There are some really great ones out there right now, so, if you’re a horror movie lover listen up! There are some movies out there that will scare the living daylights out of you. These 20+ horrifying movies like Mama will have your heart racing and your palms sweating by the time they’re over with.

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Our Top Picks For The Best Movies Like Mama
  • Goodnight Mommy (2014)
  • The Orphanage (2007)
  • The Conjuring (2013)
  • Oculus (2013)
  • The Others (2001)
  • The Woman In Black (2012)
  • Lights Out (2016)
  • Crimson Peak (2015)

1.  Lights Out

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Lights Out Movie Description

Growing up Rebecca (Teresa Palmer) was tormented when the lights went out. After leaving home, she believed that she had left those fears behind. However, when her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) has begun to experience the same terrifying things she did in the dark. A supernatural being with an unusual attachment to their mother, has come back with a vengeance to break down and destroy this family.

2.  The Orphanage

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The Orphanage Movie Description

Growing up in an orphanage, Laura (Belén Rueda) has nothing but good memories of her childhood there. She manages to convince her husband to buy the orphanage and turn it into a sanctuary for sick children. However, when her own adopted child who is deathly sick disappears, things begin to take a dark turn. After several months the boy is presumed to be dead. Not long after, Laura begins to hear a spirit who she believes is trying to lead her to her missing child.

3.  The Conjuring

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The Conjuring Movie Description

Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren are paranormal investigators who have been called to come and check the new home of Carolyn (Lili Taylor) and Roger (Ron Livingston) Perron. They, along with their five daughters recently moved to a farmhouse. It isn’t long before a supernatural force makes itself known. At first, the paranormal events are relatively harmless. But, they quickly escalate into horrific events, especially after Lorraine and Ed uncover the sinister past of the house.

4.  Goodnight Mommy

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Goodnight Mommy Movie Description

A pair of inseparable twin boys do everything imaginable together. One day they welcome home their mother from a reconstructive surgery she recently had. However, due to her face being wrapped and her unfamiliar demeanor, the two boys begin to question the womans true identity

5.  Crimson Peak

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Crimson Peak Movie Description

Edith (Mia Wasikowska) ends up moving to a remote mansion along with her new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). Living with them is Thomas’s sister Lady Lucille (Jessica Chastain), who guards the family’s dark secrets. Being able to communicate with the dead, Edith begins to uncover the past of the home she now lives in. She continues to get closer to the truth she’s been seeking but may not like or expect what she uncovers.

6.  The Others

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The Others Movie Description

Grace (Nicole Kidman) moves to the English coast along with her two children Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley) during WWII. Her two kids live with a rare photosensitive disease which makes it that the suns harms them. As Grace wait for news about her missing husband she tries to protect them from this disease. However, things become more complicated when Anne begins to say that she can see ghosts. At first Grace believed it was their servants playing tricks on the kids but it isn’t long before it becomes clear that a supernatural force is at play.

7.  The Woman in Black

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The Woman in Black Movie Description

Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) has suffered the loss of his wife and is now in a state of grief. Working as a lawyer he is sent to a remote village to put some peoples affairs in order. Not long after arriving it becomes clear to him that the villagers are hiding some dark secrets. He discovers that the house of his client has become haunted by an entity that will stop at nothing to accomplish her goal, leaving everyone in the village including the children in imminent danger.

8.  Oculus

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Oculus Movie Description

Kaylie (Karen Gillan) and Tim (Brenton Thwaites) are siblings who have had a strenuous relationship after the freak death of their parents 10 years ago. Kaylie believes that an antique mirror know as the Lasser Glass that was in the family was responsible for their parents death. The mirror contains a dangerous and malevolent supernatural force within it. It can invade the mind of anyone who looks into its reflection. As Kaylie continuously get closer to proving this, the two siblings find themselves trapped in the mirrors killer game.


There you go! That’s all the films we believe will give you the best experience on your search for movies like Mama. But let’s be real here, 8 movies simply aren’t enough for a movie lover like you! So, we’ll be listing all the other films we went through that were just barely beat out by the ones above. So, if you’ve already watched through all our top picks then these should be next on your watchlist.

15 More Terrifying Movies Like Mama

  • Sinister (2012)
  • Insidious (2010)
  • What Lies Beneath (2000)
  • Hereditary (2018)
  • The Babadook (2014)
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  • Annabelle (2014)
  • The Nun (2018)
  • Orphan (2009)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • The Possession (2012)
  • It Follows (2014)
  • Mother! (2017)
  • The Ring (2002)
  • The Grudge (2020)
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