Movies like Cujo

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Cujo (1983)
 6.0
 34K
Cujo (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, bad ending, realistic, rough, intense, frightening ...
Plot: dangerous animal, rabies, danger, dog, hiding in a car, blood, brutality, death, corpse, cadillac, dam, murder, mother son relationship, killer dog, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, love and romance, couples, investigation, couple relations, love affair, woman in danger, chase, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: kindergarten, maine

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Most similar movies to Cujo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, suspense and serious films with plots about brutality, murder, violence, deadly, dialogue, death and splatter mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cujo: Dead Birds (2004), The Good Son (1993), Eden Lake (2008), Bad Moon (1996), Pet Sematary (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 9K
Dead Birds (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of Confederate soldiers who hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank, and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, dark ...
Plot: supernatural ability, ghost, supernatural, violence, haunted house, gory, danger, torture, survival, brutality, civil war, demons ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: alabama, mexico, latin america, usa
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100%
 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sociopath, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, sadism, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 69K
Eden Lake (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, scary, bloody, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gang, forest, torture, camping, fear, slasher, revenge, chase, weekend, murder, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 5K
Bad Moon (1996)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One man's struggle to contain the curse he hides within... and his last-ditch attempt to free himself with the love of family. But when it looks as if he is losing his battle, and endangering all he holds most dear, the family dog, Thor, is the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, bloody, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: werewolf, dog, deadly creature, transformation, human animal relationship, family in danger, boy, brother sister relationship, full moon, sex scene, trailer, corpse ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 79K
Pet Sematary (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Dr. Louis Creed's family moves into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, macabre, tense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: afterlife, zombie, indian burial ground, pet, back from the dead, family in danger, grief, gory, grave robbing, supernatural, loss of pet, coffin ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa, new england, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 20K
Cat's Eye (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny, an ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, macabre, tense ...
Plot: cat, danger, cure, dishonesty, couple relations, child in peril, girl, revenge, life & death, monster, supernatural, multiple storylines ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 27K
The Howling (1981)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a newswoman is sent to a rehabilitation center whose inhabitants may not be what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, gothic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, murder, dangerous animal, adultery, psychiatrist, hunting, danger, secret society, transformation, couples, creature feature ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, survival, objects come to life, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, classic car, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1978, year 1958 ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.6
 1K
The Kindred (1987)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Amanda's deathbed request to her son, John, was for him to destroy all the lab notes etc. from her last experiment. She also blurts out he had a brother. At the funeral John meets Melissa, who claims to be his mothers biggest fan. Together with ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, mad scientist, mutant, dangerous animal, murder, experiment gone awry, supernatural, crimes, danger, deadly, disorder, twins ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence spree, psychopath, woman in danger, killing off one by one, crimes, danger, death, gore, chainsaw ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 91K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, bloody, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, supernatural, demon, murder, gory, adultery, vengeance, danger, monster, blood, death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 14K
The Dark Half (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Thad Beaumont is the author of a highly successful series of violent pulp thrillers written under the pseudonym of ‘George Stark’, but when he decides to ‘kill-off’ his alter-ego in a mock ceremony, it precipitates a string of sadistic ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, book, alter ego, ghost, brain tumor, blackmail, razor, sparrow, family, supernatural, supernatural ability, sheriff ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: danger, attic, missing person, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples, twins, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 109K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 2K
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, valentine's day, slasher, psychopath, vengeance, gory, danger, woman in danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, death, danger, air disaster, youth, airplane accident, survival, life & death, characters killed one by one, race against time, psychic, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 27K
Them (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: chase, forest, night, murder, strangulation, tunnel, stranger, isolation, mystery, couple relations, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, halloween, slasher, blood, knife, evil, ambulance, niece, masked killer, good versus evil, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, summer camp, lake, camp, psychopath, gory, axe, vengeance, in the woods, summer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 65K
Quarantine (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A television reporter and her cameraman are trapped inside a building quarantined by the CDC after the outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns humans into bloodthirsty killers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: plague, virus, found footage, quarantine, tv reporter, gory, firefighter, journalism, uncover truth, isolation, supernatural, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 76K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, deaf, isolation, murder, blood, masked killer, alone, trapped, disability, home invasion, survival ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, murder, danger, confined, found footage, deadly, manipulations, mind game, isolation, psychopath, hidden camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, death, murder, gory, psychopath, danger, survival, human monster, vengeance, zombie, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.4
 52K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, trap, home invasion, extreme violence, torture, violence, masked man, thief, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, teenage life, mental patient, evil, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, high school, murder, serial killer, slasher, killer, strange person, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Amityville: The Awakening (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Belle, her little sister, and her comatose twin brother move into a new house with their single mother Joan in order to save money to help pay for her brother's expensive healthcare. But when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mystery, investigation, woman in danger, twin brother, twin sister, nightmare, coma, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1974, year 1965
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 671
Blind Date (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, prostitute, beach, taxi, disability, crimes, crime, mystery, deadly, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 4K
Body Parts (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminal psychologist loses his arm in a car crash, and becomes one of three patients to have their missing limbs replaced by those belonging to an executed serial killer. One of them dies violently, and disturbing occurrences start happening to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: death row, serial killer, slasher, car accident, psychologist, murder, police investigation, gory, bar fight, transplant, vengeance, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the Crystal Lake Massacres, Jason is pronounced dead and taken to the hospital morgue, where he is mysteriously revived, allowing his diabolical killing spree to continue at the camp where the gruesome slaughtering began. But this time, in ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, morgue, camp, psychopath, gory, knife murder, summer camp, strong sexual content, in the woods, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%