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, crimes, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, murder witness, hook, pirate, murderer, psychology, family relations, memory, little boy, death of father, warehouse, loss of father, testimony, identity, broken window, hook for hand, broken glass, repressed memory, bloody hand, cut arm, injury ...
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 dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Child in the Night: An Amish Murder (2013), The Stranger (1987), Fatal Trust (2006), Swallow, Cat, Rose, Death (2006), Calendar Girl Murders (1984). 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, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, religions or cults, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, innocence lost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 209
The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Argentina
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, suspenseful, mind bending, rough, serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, hospital, wrongfully committed, mystery, doctors and patients, crimes, memory loss, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.3
 367
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, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, danger, deadly, crimes, small town, male female relationship, murder, doctor, murder of husband, ex boyfriend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes, mystery, fictional country, snow, abuse, police procedural
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Calendar Girl Murders (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, photographer, calendar, crime, mystery, murderous pair, who done it, crimes, witnessing a crime, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, espionage, special agents, adventure, state affairs, crimes, mystery, heroes, politics, government agency, deadly, infidelity ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, mind bending, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: ghost, murder, fugitives, danger, deadly, crimes, mystery, psychic power, sex, train, flashback, runaway
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
 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, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, old friends, high school, school, homecoming, high school life, couples, deadly, crimes, mystery, career woman, bra removing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, concierge, privacy invasion, crime, heir heiress, nosy, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.2
 150
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: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: righting the wronged, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, mystery, crime, false accusation, frame up, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, fall in love, crimes, deadly, psychopath, bra, police, lawyer, split personality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
While the Children Sleep (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
Plot: nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, deadly, family problems, serial killer, crimes, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 535
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, deadly, dishonesty, couples, law enforcement, danger, hitman, police detective, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, mind bending, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, serial killer, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, couples, fall in love, dancer's life, mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 608
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: psychological, gloomy, mind bending, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, estrangement, mind game, deadly, dishonesty, mental illness, urban, mentally unstable, police detective, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: memory loss, disorder, mystery, uncover truth, murder, crimes, deadly, gory, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, falling down stairs ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: aging, investigation, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: rough, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, police detective, who done it, terminal illness, crimes, golden years, murder, deadly, law enforcement, resistance, hockey, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, introspection, investigation, police detective, love affair, mystery, forbidden love, deadly, family problems, law enforcement, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 508
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, kidnapping, photograph, man with glasses, police corruption, bespectacled male, murder witness, chase, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 377
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: memory loss, serial killer, murder, investigation, deadly, danger, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, amateur detective, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 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: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, gory, slasher, rivalry, police investigation, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.5
 590
Mystery Woman (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A famous writer is found hanged in his office. At first, all police investigations conclude that it was suicide, but when Samantha Kinsey, owner of Seller 'Mystery Woman' starts his own investigation, he discovers that there is chance that ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, betrayal, deadly, dishonesty, murder, danger, store, sabotage, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 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, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, dealing with death, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 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, serious, realistic
Plot: family in danger, mystery, murder, danger, youth, deadly, family relations, religions or cults, farm, small town, child in peril
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 325
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, mind game, teenage life, deadly, youth, family relations, crimes, parents and children, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, murder, missing person, danger, dishonesty, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 110
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, mind bending
Plot: murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, college, neo noir, school, who done it, music band ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 344
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, investigation, psychopath, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, hospital, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, cheating ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%