Movies like Cruel World

If you like "Cruel World" you are looking for slasher, serious and suspenseful movies about / with psychopath, vengeance, hostage, rivalry, media, confined and tv show themes of Comedy, Horror and Thriller genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Cruel World (2005)
 3.7
 1K
Cruel World (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Millions witnessed Philip Markham's public humiliation when he got dumped by Catherine, the beautiful star of a popular dating show, and now - several years and reality series later - he wants revenge. After taking Catherine captive, he lures nine unsuspecting co-eds to her luxurious mansion in the middle of nowhere, trapping the contestants in his own sick version of reality TV - where the challenges are bizarre, the danger is real and death is just a competition away.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, cult film, offbeat
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, hostage, rivalry, media, confined, tv show, serial killer, fictional reality show, television, murder, revenge, college, challenge, kidnapping, satire, media satire, poker, police officer, student, sword fight, college student, hanging, reality, gory ...
Time: contemporary

Movie in categories

psychopath movies
4076
slasher movies
4522
vengeance movies
11039
hostage movies
2959
suspenseful movies
19547
rivalry movies
13553
media movies
1230
confined movies
2682

Most similar movies to Cruel World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and slasher films with plots about psychopath, deadly, danger, crimes, murder, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cruel World: Bloody Murder (2000), Repentance (2013), XII (2008), The Cellar Door (2007), Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, confined, vengeance, teenage life, survival, rivalry, mind game, crimes, summer camp, murderer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 3K
Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, slasher, realistic
Plot: psychopath, confined, family in danger, rivalry, crimes, split personality, murder, terror, maniac, villain, psycho, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.2
 574
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, crimes, strong violent content, serial killer, masked killer, murder, violence, chase, escaped prisoner, comeback, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, survival, confined, mind game, psychopath, obsession, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, master criminal, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Movie in collections
Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, hidden identity, river, monster, crimes, obsessive quest, city life, casting couch, villain played by lead actor, cabin in the woods, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.4
 2K
Blood Dolls (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Virgil, an eccentric freak billionaire, spends his days being a "biological inventor." The "blood dolls," his newest creation, aid him in getting revenge on those who betrayed him.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rivalry, supernatural, betrayal, psychopath, crimes, experiment gone awry, killer clown, vengeance, bad girl, monster ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, teenage life, family life, murder, law enforcement, crimes, journalism, home invasion, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, murder, investigation, death, university, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
suspense movies
17006
television movies
1273
murder movies
19449
revenge movies
9974
 1.4
 1K
The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, crimes, supernatural, rivalry, psychopath, confined, survival, ancient mystery, escapades, cons and scams, destiny, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: survival, serial killer, murder, forest, rescue, fanatic, confined, religions or cults, psychopath, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.5
 2K
The Butcher (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tragic car accident in the middle of nowhere finds six stranded college students fighting for their lives after making a horrifying discovery in a remote farmhouse in director Edward Gorsuch's rural frightener. With no place to run and no ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, rivalry, stalking, farmhouse, redneck, killer, car accident, high society, chase, forest, mute child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, supernatural, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, murder, small town life, dark and stormy night, game, sexual murder, sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.8
 940
Axed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: unemployment, psychopath, family in danger, confined, rivalry, isolation, family relations, parents and children, countryside, murder, crisis, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.4
 304
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, mental illness, split personality, obsession, rivalry, suburbs, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Actors: Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, Chico Benymon, Andrea Bogart, James Ferris
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, heist, psychopath, legends and myths, college, storm, violence, criminal heroes, nightlife, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 601
Chainsaw Sally (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, serious, slasher, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, vigilantism, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, courtroom drama ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, college, mystery, amateur detective, mind game, investigation, psychopath, stalking, journalism, crimes, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 2K
Slashers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Japan's number one extreme reality show is having it's first all-American special! Six lucky contestants, chosen from thousands of applicants, will have the chance to win millions of dollars, and all they have to do is stay alive!
Style: slasher, exciting, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, serial killer, night vision, tv show, psychopath, contests and competitions, violence spree, rivalry, confined, ambition, media, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
college movies
2238
challenge movies
282
kidnapping movies
5793
satire movies
4676
 4.5
 3K
Julia X (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Meeting a man on the Internet, Julia decides to see him in person, only to get abducted and branded with the letter "x" by that guy. A game of cat and mouse follows, but the story has an unexpected twist.
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, serial killer, internet dating, rape, crimes, torture, escape, vengeance, kidnapping, sister sister relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 911
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, mind game, survival, mental illness, murder, mentally unstable, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 1K
Chop (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lance Reed is forced by a psychotic stranger to confront his duplicitous past. Seeking retribution for a crime, the man forces Lance to reveal his inner most secrets by systematically removing his limbs.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, crimes, paranoia, rivalry, save the planet, prostitute, ambush, car trouble, hit and run, pedophile, half brother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.0
 148
Disturbed (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The quiet town of Quartz Hill is about to experience the worst night of the town's history. A notorious killer has escaped from death row with one thought on his mind. Revenge.
Style: psychological, slasher, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, stalking, murder, rape, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, mentally unstable, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Andre the Butcher (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Andre the Butcher will make sure you pay for your sins.
Style: slasher, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, survival, confined, isolation, violence spree, supernatural, mind game, destiny, murder, cheerleader, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
Don't Let Him In (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, couples, countryside, isolation, crimes, murder, fear, violence, travel, psychopath, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.0
 2K
Incubus (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Stranded after a car accident, a medical school student and her friends try to find shelter - only to cross paths with a deranged killer.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, demonic possession, experiment gone awry, psychopath, supernatural, survival, confined, isolation, murder, mystery, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 3K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, valentine's day, psychopath, stalking, child murders a child, woman in danger, vengeance, decapitation, physical exam, violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, who done it, woman in danger, youth, rivalry, siblings relations, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.4
 598
Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary
Plot: prison, psychopath, prison life, survival, serial killer, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, murder, death row, all male cast, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 5K
Mother's Day (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her sons commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim ...
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, rape and revenge, dark humor, female psychopath, redneck, serial killer, rape, forest, mentally unstable, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.1
 934
Trackman (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A perfect bank heist turns deadly when the robbers and their hostages flee to the abandoned underground subway station where they encounter the Trackman, a deformed madman that prowls the darkness.
Style: slasher, tense, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, confined, supernatural, crimes, criminal heroes, isolation, heist, violence, subway, hostage, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%