Movies like Cruel World

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Cruel World (2005)
 3.9
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, offbeat
Plot: psychopath, slasher, vengeance, gory, hostages, hostage, confined, danger, media, tv show, rivalry, serial killer, fictional reality show, multiple murder, student, television, kidnapping, satire, media satire, college, challenge, revenge, poker, sword fight, bikini ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Cruel World

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, psychopath, slasher, crimes, serial killer and gory mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Cruel World: Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001), The Cellar Door (2007), Bloody Murder (2000), Repentance (2013), XII (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Return to Cabin by the Lake (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Murderous screenwriter Stanley Caldwell, who incidentally is thought to be dead, returns to the scenes of his crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, hidden identity, slasher, deadly, lake or river, crimes, city life, obsessive quest, urban, casting couch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, mind game, confined, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, isolation, slasher, serial killer, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, mind game, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.9
 2K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, confined, rivalry, deadly, crimes, split personality, murder, maniac, terror, villain, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.1
 509
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, strong violent content, crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, violence, masked killer, danger, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crimes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, psychopath, escapades, deadly, serial killer, ancient mystery, confined, survival, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.6
 1K
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: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, danger, gory, stalking, farmhouse, in the woods, chase, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.4
 1K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rivalry, betrayal, supernatural, psychopath, experiment gone awry, slasher, crimes, danger, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 2K
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, rape, crimes, serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, internet dating, torture, escape, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, youth, mind game, survival, gory, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 1K
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: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, tv show, serial killer, slasher, contests and competitions, deadly, danger, psychopath, gory, confined, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 846
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, slasher, gory, confined, heist, isolation, criminal heroes, serial killer, crimes, supernatural, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 504
Chainsaw Sally (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, cult film
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, obsession, vigilantism, slasher, deadly, crimes, psychopath, gory, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.7
 863
Axed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: unemployment, psychopath, family in danger, deadly, confined, rivalry, isolation, parents and children, countryside, family relations, profanity, crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 264
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, danger, deadly, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, mind game, deadly, journalism, stalking, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Actors: Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, Chico Benymon, Andrea Bogart, James Ferris
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, heist, crimes, legends and myths, college, deadly, storm, danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, mind game, serial killer, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.4
 8K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, danger, deadly, murder, masked killer, college, prank, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
 845
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, master criminal, mental illness, murder, law enforcement, mentally unstable, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: semi serious, scary, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: slasher, confined, psychopath, survival, gory, deadly, danger, isolation, violence spree, mind game, supernatural, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, teenage life, confined, deadly, psychopath, danger, gory, isolation, crimes, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, danger, vengeance, friendship, in the woods, strong violent content, youth, rivalry, deadly, slasher, camp ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 7K
Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
Style: rough, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, slasher, isolation, moral dilemma, survival, gory, friends, mind game, deadly, confined, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, serial killer, psychopath, danger, slasher, forest, violence spree, gory, youth, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 2K
Jason Z (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: At an exclusive, secluded North American ski resort up on Mount Rocky Summit, brutal slashing, severing and beheading on a group of teenagers are taking place and are believed to be the work of a mysterious skier dressed in black.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Plot: snowboard, slasher, danger, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, gory, skiing, teenage life, survival, deadly, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Satan's Little Helper (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A naïve young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, suspenseful, absurd ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, halloween party, gory, deadly, crimes, danger, satire, obsession, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.0
 611
Killer Holiday (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Taylor, a former juvenile delinquent, convinces straight-'A' student, Cammi to join her and her friends on a Spring Break road trip through the California desert. Ignoring evil premonitions from Cammi, the 8 friends party heavily as they ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, semi serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, buddies, slasher, danger, theme park, on the road, deadly, stalking, road trip, survival, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, deadly, danger, slasher, couples, countryside, isolation, crimes, murder, psychopath, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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