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, deadly, witnessing a crime, murder witness, hook, pirate, murderer, psychology, family relations, memory, little boy, death of father, warehouse, loss of father, testimony, identity, cut arm, broken window, hook for hand, broken glass, repressed memory, 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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and mind bending films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, investigation and crime 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), 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
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95%
 5.4
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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, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, wrongfully committed, false accusation, doctors and patients, hospital, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.3
 405
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: family relations, mystery, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, escaped mental patient, murder of husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
 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, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, serial killer, photographer, calendar, witnessing a crime, stalking, mind game, crimes, crime, mystery, murderous pair ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, dishonesty, undercover, special agents, mystery, state affairs, adventure, espionage, infidelity, government agency, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Hanging Offense (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: obsession, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, murder, insomnia, anniversary, death of son, gays and lesbians, in the woods, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.5
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, guilt, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, nosy, heir heiress, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, mystery, crimes, crime, arms dealing, law enforcement, investigation, hospital, arms deal, shot in the head, police procedural ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, investigation, crimes, deadly, fall in love, psychopath, lawyer, police, bra, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, family problems, crimes, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, crumbling marriage, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 153
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: righting the wronged, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, chases and races, life is a bitch, frame up, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, dealing with death, law enforcement, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, old friends, mystery, homecoming, school, crimes, deadly, career woman, seduction, small town, investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pregnancy, police investigation, psychopath, who done it, wannabe, gory, deadly, crimes, confined, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 625
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, scary ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, performer's life, manipulation, addiction, voyeurism, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, sexual, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending
Plot: memory loss, mystery, disorder, uncover truth, gory, murder, crimes, deadly, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, surprise party ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, terminal illness, who done it, investigation, golden years, murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, resistance, hockey, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, police detective, murder mystery, escapades, danger, evidence, witnessing a crime, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, 19th century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 544
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, danger, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, police detective, couples, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, talky
Plot: mystery, crimes, missing person, hotel, bespectacled male, kidnapping, chase, photograph, police corruption, murder, man with glasses, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, ghost, danger, psychic power, deadly, crimes, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, fugitives, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.6
 399
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, journalism, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, investigation, police detective, love affair, introspection, mystery, forbidden love, family problems, deadly, law enforcement, infidelity, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: island, murder, danger, crimes, crime, estate, confined, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, adult virgin, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ 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, realistic, serious
Plot: mystery, family in danger, deadly, youth, danger, murder, small town, religions or cults, farm, family relations, child in peril
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: rough, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, forensic, haunted by the past, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, gory, deadly, danger, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, psychological, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, uncover truth, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%