Movies like Celia

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Celia (1989)
 6.9
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Celia (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in mid 1950s Australia, with the fear of communism in the air and the country's farmlands overrun by a plague of rabbits, the film depicts a long hot summer seen through the eyes and over-active imagination of nine year old Celia. Shaken by the death of her beloved Grandmother, Celia finds herself adrift between the cruel games and rituals of childhood and the incomprehensible world of grown-ups. With monstrous creatures stalking her dreams by night, those imagined terrors blur by day with the banal brutality of the adult world and lead to tragic and shocking consequences. Ann Turner's refreshingly unsentimental debut feature is a dark fable of childhood's end. An enthralling film to rank alongside Lord of the Flies, The 400 Blows and Stand By Me.
Style: scary, tense, serious, surreal, disturbing, suspense
Plot: coming of age, nightmare, corporal punishment, vengeance, youth, family relations, parents and children, violence spree, mentally unstable, daydreamer, deadly, rivalry, young heroes, suburbs, childhood trauma, monster, teacher, blonde, death, church, secret, puppy, old man, cold war, zoo ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia, melbourne australia

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Most similar movies to Celia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and tense films with plots about deadly, supernatural, vengeance, danger, blood, murder and youth mostly in Drama, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Celia: Paperhouse (1988), Wicked Little Things (2006), Audrey Rose (1977), The Company of Wolves (1984), Ginger Snaps (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Paperhouse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna is becoming lost in the loneliness of her own world when she discovers she can visit another, a house she has drawn herself and occupied by a young disabled boy. But as she discovers more of the links between her fantasy world and the mundane ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, supernatural, coming of age, supernatural ability, parallel world, friendship, alternate reality, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, house, drawing, nightmare ...
Time: 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Wicked Little Things (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Karen, Sarah, and Emma Tunney are all moving to a small town in Pennsylvania where, unknown to them, in 1913, a horrid mine accident trapped dozens of children alive, underground. But there's a problem. They're still alive.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: zombie, deadly, small town life, missing person, small town, danger, parents and children, mother daughter relationship, zombie child, ghost, violence, abandoned house ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.8
 5K
Audrey Rose (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man is convinced that a young girl is the reincarnation of his own daughter Audrey Rose, who died in a fiery car accident, along with his wife, two minutes before the girl was born.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, reincarnation, betrayal, obsession, nightmare, stranger, supernatural, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, hypnosis, loss of daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, usa, new york, asia, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An adaptation of Angela Carter's fairy tales. Young Rosaleen dreams of a village in the dark woods, where Granny tells her cautionary tales in which innocent maidens are tempted by wolves who are hairy on the inside. As Rosaleen grows into ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, surreal, dark, stylized ...
Plot: werewolf, beast, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, supernatural, danger, imaginary, mind game, dangerous animal, dark fantasy ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 39K
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of two outcast sisters, Ginger (Katharine Isabelle) and Brigitte (Emily Perkins), in the mindless suburban town of Bailey Downs. On the night of Ginger's first period, she is savagely attacked by a wild creature. Ginger's wounds ...
Style: gothic, scary, rough, dark humor, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, female werewolf, coming of age, goth, obsession, high school, puberty, cure, transformation, gory, halloween, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 313
Heatwave (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A woman attempts to stop a redevelopment plot which she thought was the cover-up for fraud and other criminal activity.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: fighting the system, against the odds, state affairs, crimes, rebellion, society, injustice, rivalry, press conference, photographer, student, microphone ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 176K
The Babadook (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: Australia, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, macabre, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, dark fantasy, supernatural, family in danger, nightmare, single mother, nightmare comes true, dysfunctional family, book, dealing with death, monster, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 10K
Heartless (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story follows Jamie, a troubled young man with a birthmark on his face, which has left him feeling isolated and fearful, hiding from the world outside. He lives in the East End of London, an area notorious for its violent hooded gangs. According ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: birthmark, pact with the devil, human nature, misfit, society, moral dilemma, rivalry, social misfits, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 5.3
 1K
Possessed (2000)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furniture begins to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't remember any of it. After giving up on the protestants, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, tense ...
Plot: family relations, clergy, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, church, uncover truth, supernatural, mind game, danger, losing-it hero, society, deadly ...
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 653
Ruby (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, supernatural, murder, ghost, revenge, rivalry, family relations, danger, criminal heroes, curses spells and rituals, mute or deaf, supernatural ability ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Reflecting Skin (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of ...
Style: surreal, scary, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Plot: vampire, murder, surrealism, parents and children, family relations, investigation, supernatural, crimes, danger, molestation, gas station, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: midwest, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 1K
Faust 5.0 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On his way to a medical convention, Dr Fausto runs into a man who claims the Doctor removed his stomach eight years ago in a surgical operation. Against all odds, he is still alive. The man turns up repeatedly and promises Fausto to make all his ...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: terminal illness, doctors and patients, couples, desire, doctor, wish come true, fall in love, murder, prostitute, hotel, female nudity, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 30K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, imagination, dark fantasy, orphan, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, down on your luck, figment, surrealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 76
Moving Out (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Coming-of-age story about an Italian-Australian teenager making his way in the world.
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, misfit, society, life turned upside down, family relations, immigrants, suburbs, teenage life, culture clash, youth, teenage girl, grief ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Carnival of Souls (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alex Grant is a troubled young woman, 20 years ago, she witnessed her mother get murdered by a carnival clown. She has nightmares of the clown - Louis Seagram. First a kind man then turned bad and also tried to rape Alex's mother. Alex fears ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: carnival, evil clown, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, witnessing a crime, danger, woman in danger, circus, deadly, slasher, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 10K
The Keep (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nazis take over an ancient fortress that contains a mysterious entity that wreaks havoc and death upon them.
Style: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, village, demon, ss, curses spells and rituals, village life, mysterious character, heroes, war, prison life, danger, laser ...
Time: year 1941, 80s
Place: germany, greece, berlin germany, romania, black sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 3K
Patrick (1978)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense
Plot: hospital, supernatural, telekinesis, gory, deadly, mentally unstable, isolation, danger, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, italy, europe, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 7K
Spiral (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, small town, supernatural, mystery, deadly, danger, curses spells and rituals, insanity, transformation, survival horror, curse, vortex ...
Place: medical school, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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I Am the Cheese (1983)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Adapted from the Robert Cormier novel. This film follows the life of a young boy whose happy, if somewhat unusual life with his friends and family gradually starts to unravel, until the truth of the boy's situation is finally revealed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: teen angst, mental institution, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, doctors and patients, uncover truth, teenage life, secret identity, youth, family relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 3K
Evilspeak (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bullied by classmates, a pudgy military-school student fights back by computer with the devil.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak
Audience: teens
Plot: computer, pig, nerd, revenge, orphan, social misfits, supernatural ability, danger, religions or cults, vengeance, good versus evil, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pet Sematary II (1992)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The "sematary" is up to its old zombie-raising tricks again. This time, the protagonists are Jeff Matthews, whose mother died in a Hollywood stage accident, and Drew Gilbert, a boy coping with an abusive stepfather.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, back from the dead, family in danger, small town, dog, death in the family, murder, supernatural, burial, gory, slasher, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1992
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 825
How to Save Us (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Brian Everett's younger brother Sam goes missing on the island of Tasmania during the middle of a mysterious quarantine forcing Brian to traverse across enemy lines to save his brother from an army of ghosts.
Style: serious, atmospheric, scary, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: isolation, island, danger, missing person, siblings relations, confined, escapades, ghost, survival, supernatural, family relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 5K
Viy (1967)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A young priest is ordered to preside over the wake of a witch in the church of a remote village. This means spending three nights alone with the corpse with only his faith to protect him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, stylized, bleak
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, dark fantasy, good versus evil, witch, danger, church, supernatural ability, escapades, evil dead, clergy, priest ...
Place: russia, ukraine, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.8
 26K
Thinner (1996)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: curse, supernatural, legal action, vengeance, death, justice, paranoia, weight loss, guilt, redemption, husband wife relationship, corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 6K
Irresistible (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, seduction, paranoia, secret, fear, sex, stalker, mentally unstable, stalking, danger, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: kosovo, melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 1K
52 Tuesdays (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Sixteen-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesdays. This emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, captivating, rough ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage girl, gender, transsexual, family relations, disorder, youth, parents and children, family, mother daughter relationship, teenage life, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 127K
Carrie (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prom, telekinesis, humiliation, high school, social misfits, supernatural ability, teenage life, supernatural, bullying, revenge, gory, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 17K
Santa Sangre (1989)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A young man is confined in a mental hospital. Through a flashback we see that he was traumatized as a child, when he and his family were circus performers: he saw his father cut off the arms of his mother, a religious fanatic and leader of the ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: surrealism, serial killer, murder, violence, blood, slasher, dwarf, mental institution, suicide, shrine, elephant, clown ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico city, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 9K
Martin (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Martin sedates women with a syringe full of narcotics and then slices their wrists with a razor blade so he can drink their blood. Martin, who comes to live with his uncle and cousin in the dying town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, has romantic ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, surreal, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: vampire, murder, supernatural, hidden identity, crimes, teenage life, radio show, golden years, socially awkward, violence, blood, curse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Tree of Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, psychological, epic ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, dinosaur, grief, child abuse, suffering, parenthood, family life, family problems, family relations, parents and children, wisdom of life, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, prehistoric times
Place: texas, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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