Movies like Flowers in the Attic 1987

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Flowers in the Attic (1987)
 5.8
 9K
Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the death of her husband, a mother takes her kids off to live with their grandparents in a huge, decrepit old mansion. However, the kids are kept hidden in a room just below the attic, visited only by their mother who becomes less and less concerned about them and their failing health, and more concerned about herself and the inheritence she plans to win back from her dying father.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, harsh, scary, atmospheric, realistic, suspense, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: siblings relations, survival, estate, confined, family life, danger, mind game, attic, old mansion, incest, family problems, youth, child abuse, selfishness, children, orphan, inheritance, life is a bitch, family in danger, corporal punishment, young heroes, graphic violence, family relations, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about family relations, danger, deadly, vengeance, family problems, murder and blood mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Flowers in the Attic: Petals on the Wind (2014), If There Be Thorns (2015), Hush (1998), The Uninvited (2009), The Bleeding House (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Flowers in the Attic (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.
Style: sadistic, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, abusive mother, attic, incest, locked in a room, domestic disturbance, captive, family relations, parents and children, mansion, life is a bitch, family life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: virginia
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50%
Petals on the Wind (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This sequel to Flowers in the Attic picks up 10 years after Cathy, Chris and Carrie managed to escape Foxworth Hall.
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic
Plot: brother sister incest, family relations, vengeance, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family problems, youth, young heroes, mother daughter relationship, engagement, grandmother ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, new york, south carolina, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
If There Be Thorns (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with "Flowers in the Attic," "If There Be Thorns" follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy's two sons ...
Style: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, hidden identity, youth, life is a bitch, estate, family problems, family in crisis, dysfunctional family, family secret, problem child, sibling rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.5
 10K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.3
 76K
The Uninvited (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anna returns home after spending time in a psychiatric facility following her mother's tragic death and discovers that her mother's former nurse, Rachel, has moved into their house and become engaged to her father. Soon after she learns ...
Style: surprise ending, scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, slasher, parents and children, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, danger, pretense, woman in danger, mistrust ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1986, 2000s
Place: maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, crimes, deadly, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An isolated family, having already lost four members to poisoning, uses rituals and talismans to keep itself away from hostile townspeople.
Style: tense, gothic, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, incestuous relationship, incest, murder, family relations, cousin cousin relationship, isolation, cousin, sexual abuse, crime, vengeance, death of father ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1950s, 1940s, 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Seeds of Yesterday (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Sheffield family reveal and go through some home truths as their middle child inherits the Foxworth mansion. The family's ghosts looming over, and more tragedies are in store as the curse lives on.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: brother sister incest, estate, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, death in the family, sexual relations, family life, life is a bitch, family problems, adoption, family curse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, crime, crimes, estate, confined, haunted by the past, adult virgin, mystery, deadly, isolation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 103K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, family problems, danger, mystery, estate, parents and children, funeral, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 44K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, twists & turns, claustrophobia, psychologist, bunker, psychology, mystery, survival, school, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 6K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, twins, good versus evil, mystery, countryside, graphic violence, family relations, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, holland, connecticut, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, mind bending ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, kidnapping, school, missing person, kindergarten, mystery, family relations, journalism, crimes, deadly, single parent ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 149K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, one man show ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, buried alive, isolation, danger, desperation, race against time, trapped, fear, terrorism, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, family in danger, family life, infidelity, obsession, dysfunctional family, stalking, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Glass House: The Good Mother (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: One year after losing their son David, Eve Goode and her husband Raymond Goode adopt the orphan Ethan Snow (and his teenager sister Abby Snow and bring them to their mansion nearby a lake. Abby faces difficulties of adaptation in her new home, and ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: child in peril, orphan, mentally unstable, danger, deadly, adoption, estate, psychopath, family relations, youth, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 83K
Dogtooth (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet. The trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, biting, serious ...
Plot: incest, brother sister incest, dysfunctional family, power relations, odd, family problems, punishment, family relations, perversion, parents and children, eccentric family, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
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First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: family in danger, mentally unstable, nanny, family problems, parents and children, danger, mind game, suburbs, isolation, obsession, ghost, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
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The Messengers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the Solomons trade in the craziness of big-city life for the quiet of a North Dakota farm, little do they expect the nightmare that follows. Soon after arriving, teenage Jess (Kristen Stewart) and her younger brother see terrifying apparitions ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, murder, ghost, countryside, death threat, haunted by the past, uncover truth, family in danger, mystery, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north dakota, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Glass House (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After the parents of Ruby and her younger brother, Rhett, are killed in a car crash, their parents' best friends, Erin and Terry Glass, become their guardians. The children hear promises of a world of opulence and California fun -- all they ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, psychological thriller, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, murder, adoption, unlikely criminals, youth, teenage life, custody, dishonesty, high school, family relations, dead parents, loss of parents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.2
 117
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, confined, family tragedy, drunk driving, vengeance, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 22K
Silent House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sarah returns with her father and uncle to fix up the family's longtime summerhouse after it was violated by squatters in the off-season. As they work in the dark, Sarah begins to hear sounds from within the walls of the boarded-up building. ...
Style: bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: family in danger, uncover truth, survival, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, confined, isolation, parents and children, family problems, father daughter relationship, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 30K
Dark Water (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman in the midst of an unpleasant divorce moves to an eerie apartment building with her young daughter. The ceiling of their apartment has a dark and active leak.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, scary, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, missing child, supernatural, mystery, haunted by the past, flooding, losing-it hero, danger, custody, parents and children, family problems, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 516
Haunting Sarah (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mother dealing with the death of her young son, learns that her niece is in contact with his spirit.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: estrangement, mystery, ghost, twins, love and romance, opposites attract, family problems, reunion, vengeance, death in the family, siblings relations, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.8
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, haunted by the past, manipulation, manipulations, youth, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Presence of Mind (1999)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Henry James' classic tale of terror The Turn of the Screw receives yet another screen adaptation in this thriller shot in Spain. A young woman (Sadie Frost) is hired to serve as a governess for two children, Miles and Flora (Nilo Mur and Ella ...
Style: gothic, scary, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: haunted by the past, supernatural, ghost, mystery, death in the family, family in danger, woman in danger, mysterious character, master and servant, family relations, family problems, haunted house ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian
Place: england, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 13
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, mystery, family problems, memory loss, supernatural, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, family in crisis, destiny, loss, car accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%