Movies like Acolytes

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Acolytes (2008)
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Acolytes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three teens blackmail a serial killer into helping them get rid of a violent bully.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, tense, realistic, twist ending, mumblecore
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, friendship, teenager, handcuffs, crimes, vengeance, crime, teenage life, youth, mystery, deadly, in the woods, suburbs, rivalry, investigation, manipulation, wanted, wanted man, slasher, high school, survival, kidnapping, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, danger and blood mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Acolytes: Disturbia (2007), The Snowtown Murders (2011), Cry_Wolf (2005), Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003), When the Bough Breaks (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, investigation, mystery, suspicion, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, psychopath, manipulations, murder, manipulation, suspicion, deadly, vandalism, gang, child molester, single mother ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1998, 1990s
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
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Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, crimes, nobody believes, chase, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, crimes, deadly, who done it, woman in danger, slasher, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
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When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, mystery, police investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary, suspense ...
Plot: murder, slasher, investigation, mystery, gory, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, computer program, computer, love triangle, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulation, rivalry, high school, friendship, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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32%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, manhunt, psychopath, woman in danger, law enforcement, friendship, mind game, mystery, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
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32%
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Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, lust, murder, danger, crimes, small town, police officer, family life, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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 5.1
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The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, psychopath, youth, amateur detective, danger, deadly, in the woods, small town life, murder, child in peril, chase, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
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Koma (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A horrid crime was committed at a wedding reception and bridesmaid Chi Ching was the lone eyewitness. At the police station, she recognised the suspect, Suen Ling, in a line up. She also discovered the affair between this stranger and her lover. All ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, black market, mind game, obsession, woman in danger, mystery, serial killer, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, danger, slasher, survival, friendship, vengeance, strong violent content, in the woods, youth, rivalry, deadly, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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Needle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this cunning mystery-horror hybrid, college student Ben inherits a curious old mechanical box that churns out voodoo dolls. When a shadowy figure starts using the box to murder Ben's friends, Ben must find the killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns, bloody
Audience: teens
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Place: australia
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Hit and Run (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mary Murdock, a college student, thinks she's hit and killed a cat with her car driving home drunk from a party. She is horrified beyond words when she gets home and discovers a man's nearly dead body impaled on the bumper of her Jeep. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense
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Time: contemporary
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An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
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Time: 90s
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Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, violence, mystery, brutality, race against time, husband wife relationship, religion, death of son, autopsy ...
Time: 90s
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, memory loss, obsession, couples, deadly, danger, crime ...
Time: 80s
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Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, profiler, crimes, forensics, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, slasher, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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31%
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The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, prom, obsessive love, kidnapping, female psychopath, psychopath, teenager, captivity, danger, confined, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
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F (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A group of teachers must defend themselves from a gang of murderous kids when their school comes under siege after hours.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, danger, murder, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, high school life, isolation, survival, self defense, hardcase students, deadly, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following the murders at the Rollerdome, Skye Rotter leaves town in search of a normal life. Reunited with the mother who abandoned her as a child, Skye's dream of a happier life starts to take shape - until her serial killer father returns.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, parents and children, crimes, youth, deadly, starting over, teenage life, small town, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, traffic jam, group of friends, small town, torture, wax museum, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
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30%
 5.1
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Summer Scars (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A group of teens are faced with a life-changing experience when they meet a deranged drifter
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: survival, youth, psychopath, kids in trouble, teenage life, kidnapping, mind game, danger, in the woods, crimes, schizophrenic, exploitation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 13K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, danger, captivity, survival, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
To Sir with Love (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mi-ja, who has been taking care of a retired teacher, Ms Park, invites several of her former students to her house 16 years after their graduation. Since the end of her teaching career, Park has been residing in the countryside, suffering from an ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: reunion, slasher, murder, psychopath, vengeance, mystery, teachers and students, youth, rivalry, deadly, prank, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, police, violence, police investigation, master criminal, chase, introspection, torture, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Criminal Lovers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice and her boyfriend, Luc, drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost – much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, couples, confined, youth, mind game, hostages, psychopath, hostage, deadly, teenage life, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%