Movies like Child in the Night

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Child in the Night (1990)
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Child in the Night (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A child psychologist, Hollis who's marriage collapsed after she learned she was barren, bonds with Luke Winfield, who witnessed his father's murder at the hands of rain-slicker wearing killer with a cargo hook. Along the way she befriends Detective Bass as he investigates a series of homicides, each with the same M.O. As Hollis gets closer to Luke she discovers some trouble family secrets ensuring she is next to be slain.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, child psychologist, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, murder witness, pirate, murderer, psychology, family relations, memory, warehouse, death of father, little boy, loss of father, testimony, identity, repressed memory, child witness, deadly, hook, injury, broken window, hook for hand, broken glass ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Child in the Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, investigation and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Child in the Night: An Amish Murder (2013), The Stranger (1987), Fatal Trust (2006), Tucked Away (2007), The President's Mistress (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, society, law enforcement, religions or cults, mystery, witnessing a crime, terrorism, performer's life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 254
The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Bedilia stars in this psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she has a car accident. She becomes an amnesia victim and although, she doesn't know her own identity, is able to ...
Style: twists and turns, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, murder, mystery, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, crimes, graphic violence, doctors and patients, false accusation, who done it, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.2
 480
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, death, murder of father, death of husband, death of father, ex boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, infidelity, espionage, undercover, special agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, adventure, government agency, politics ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perfect Nanny (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon her release from a mental institution where she was recovering from a suicide attempt, Andrea McBride applies for the position of nanny for a handsome, wealthy surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, a widower with two children. Another applicant is hired, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, obsession, crimes, parents and children, under the surface, murder, family relations, femme fatale, graphic violence, matricide, doctor, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Calendar Girl Murders (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a building and later on that night Miss February is knifed to death. ...
Style: scary, mind bending, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, serial killer, photographer, friendship, who done it, police detective, psychopath, stoners, fashion, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, murder investigation, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt, store ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, forest, gays and lesbians, gay, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, privacy invasion, concierge, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir, wealthy family, abusive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, arms dealing, police, arms deal, police procedural, hospital, murder investigation, medical ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Flirting with Danger (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A lawyer begins a sordid fling with an attractive young woman whom he slowly begins to suspect to be a serial killer of men.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, investigation, femme fatale, fall in love, crimes, psychopath, split personality, police, sex, lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 1K
The Sitter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prosperous couple find the perfect live-in nanny but soon discover she intends to do her job to deadly perfection.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, slasher
Plot: nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, serial killer, crimes, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.1
 196
Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: righting the wronged, murder, false accusation, frame up, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, stripper, undercover cop, falsely accused ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, homecoming, mystery, school, crimes, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, high school, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 733
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: mind bending, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, manipulation, performer's life, estrangement, voyeurism, addiction, city life, mental illness, mystery, mysterious character, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 2K
H (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pregnancy, police investigation, psychopath, partners, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, confined, wannabe, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, sexy, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, couples, tough law enforcer, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, betrayal, dancer's life, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 2K
In My Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marcus (Philip WInchester) wakes up in the middle of a cemetery half naked and has no idea how he got there. Urgent questions pound inside his head. "Where was I last night? Who was I with?" Marcus suffers from parasomnia, a rare sleep ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, crimes, murder, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, surprise party, graphic violence, sleeping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 689
Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, computers and web, stalker, danger, off the grid, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: terminal illness, who done it, investigation, police detective, murder, golden years, law enforcement, crimes, resistance, ice hockey, loss of child, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.6
 448
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
Story: What's in a name but murder? Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation, murder mystery, police detective, escapades, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery, snow ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 570
Mexico City (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her brother disappears during a brief travel layover in Mexico, Mitch begins a desperate search that will eventually lead the young divorcee into the capital city's most notorious neighborhood. But even with the aid of the American ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, kidnapping, police corruption, murder, chase, assassination, murder witness, photograph, bespectacled male
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, crimes, talking to the dead, serial killer, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives, flashback, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, forbidden love, mystery, law enforcement, family problems, infidelity, police investigation, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 672
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, hitman, insurance, police detective, couples, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, child in peril, topless woman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.3
 2K
The Fields (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic, serious
Plot: family in danger, mystery, murder, youth, small town, farm, family relations, religions or cults, child in peril, redneck, danger, deadly
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, haunted by the past, rivalry, police investigation, profiler, death, crimes, childhood trauma, police, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%