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Jack Be Nimble (1993)
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Jack Be Nimble (1993)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jack and Dora, abandoned by their parents as babies, are desperate to find each other after years of adoption. Jack's young life has been spent with a sadistic family. Dora, whose life has been somewhat better, has developed extra-sensory powers which tell her that Jack's in danger and drives her to search for him.
Style: gothic, scary, serious, suspenseful, fairy tale
Plot: adoption, teenage life, vengeance, youth, family relations, missing child, orphan, supernatural ability, parents and children, life is a bitch, family life, babies and infants, danger, family problems, family in danger, urban, mischievous children, city life, coming of age, gory, siblings relations, child in peril, reunion, showbiz, young heroes ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Jack Be Nimble

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, family relations, supernatural, gory and crimes mostly in Thriller, Horror and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Jack Be Nimble: Savage Island (2004), Acacia (2003), A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013), Demons of the Mind (1972), Out of the Dark (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two young Gatlin residents are orphaned after the younger brother kills their father. The terror of Gatlin goes urban when the two boys are placed in the custody of two foster parents in the city. The younger brother takes some corn seeds along for ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, blood, good versus evil, telekinesis, corn, blood splatter, killer child, city, priest, dream within a dream, supernatural, gory ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, nebraska
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95%
 4.1
 311
Savage Island (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julia Young and Steven Harris are having marital troubles, but on a weekend trip to visit Julia's family on the remote Savage Island, marital problems quickly become the least of their worries. An intense struggle between the Young and the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, scary
Plot: island, survival, family in danger, vengeance, isolation, murder, family life, supernatural, deadly, serial killer, rivalry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, obsession, adoption, ghost, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Haunting at Silver Falls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A small town is haunted by the twin daughters of a wrongfully convicted man. Young Jordan is sent down the path to who the real killer is only to find the killer is very close to her.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: ghost, twins, youth, serial killer, small town, supernatural, crimes, teenage life, deadly, danger, friendship, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Demons of the Mind (1972)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A physician discovers that two children are being kept virtually imprisoned in their house by their father. He investigates, and discovers a web of sex, incest and satanic possession.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: incest, secret, parents and children, estate, siblings relations, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, danger, manipulations, manipulation, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, dark, sinister
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, danger, couples, family relations, parents and children, family problems, legends and myths, couple relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Here Comes the Devil (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married couple loses their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation, but it becomes clear that they are not who they used to be, that something terrifying has changed them.
Style: tense, scary, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: demonic possession, family problems, siblings relations, parents and children, family in crisis, danger, gory, strong sexual content, legends and myths, supernatural power, murder, incest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.2
 2K
The Calling (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On her wedding night, a young woman conceives a child during an hallucinatory encounter. Several years later, as her friends and family begin to behave strangely, she pieces together clues that lead to one conclusion...her son is the Antichrist
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: murder, evil child, supernatural, mentally unstable, danger, apocalypse, pregnancy, family relations, babies and infants, supernatural ability, wedding, mother son relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.1
 691
The Cradle (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Frank and Julie move to a small isolated town with their son Sam, both Julie and Sam become ill. Driven by terrifying nightmares of torture that come true Frank begs a local midwife Helen to care for Sam as he desperately searches for a way to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending
Plot: ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, family life, captivity, isolation, gory, danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, curse, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.9
 1K
The Lodge (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young couple's weekend getaway at a secluded mountain ranch becomes an unfathomable nightmare when they discover the truth about the caretaker.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family in danger, isolation, supernatural, captivity, survival, wilderness, gory, farm, danger, lodge, rape, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.4
 1K
Spirit Trap (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When five young students move into an old unoccupied mansion an inexplicable chain of events is set into motion as a mysterious spirit clock begins to tick again. As the story unfolds, revealing each student's dark secrets, the boundary between ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, tense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ouija board, afterlife, haunted house, mysterious character, uncover truth, isolation, deadly, confined, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, female killer, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, rivalry, parents and children, farm, adoption, impostor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 2K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mikey just needs a good stable home. He's bounced from foster home to foster home his whole life. He finally lands himself with a new loving family, but their perfect little child is not what he appears to be. His previous caretakers all died ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, juvenile delinquency, orphan, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, crime, adoption, friendship, evil child, slasher, children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 190K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, mysterious character, female psychopath, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, deadly, insanity, murderer, killer child, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town... only to discover that this deceptively quiet place hides a murderous cult of children controlled by evil forces. Yet even as bodies begin cropping ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, children, curses spells and rituals, teenage life, religions or cults, supernatural, escapades, child in peril, youth, danger, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.3
 783
Cubbyhouse (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Following a messy divorce, Lynn Graham moves back home to Australia with her three American-born children in tow. Buying an old house on the same street as her sister seems like a good idea, but its low price reflects a unpleasant history of murder ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family in danger, deadly, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, haunted by the past, vengeance, isolation, murder, crimes, mischievous children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, little girl, strip club, investigation, danger, uncover truth, parents and children, crimes, secret place, family relations, family problems, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.4
 352
Child of Mine (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An Alberta small-town police chief officially finds no suspect in the bloody stabbing to death of 'working girl' Jane McGill. Her daughters are adopted two years later, trough his friend Alvin, by a London couple who don't qualify yet ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: adoption, murder, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, family problems, family relations, uncover truth, family in danger, parents and children, sister sister relationship, suspicion, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, cult film, harsh ...
Plot: cannibalism, blood, desert, incest, kidnapping, rape, survival, stalking, gory, family in danger, danger, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
 999
Sick Girl (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Izzy is raising her younger brother, Kevin, by herself. Their parents are deceased and her older brother, Rusty, is away in the Marines. When Izzy learns that her little brother is being bullied at school, she does what any unstable, psychopathic, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, revenge, youth, crimes, mentally unstable, vengeance, gory, psychopath, best friends, deadly, young heroes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Bloody Birthday (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1970, three children are born at the height of a total eclipse. Due to the sun and moon blocking Saturn, which controls emotions, they have become heartless killers ten years later, and are able to escape detection because of their youthful and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: slasher, murder, solar eclipse, elementary school, birthday, children, crime, supernatural, crimes, family life, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1980, 70s, year 1970
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 92
Hostile (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The New Wave of French horror cinema has arrived and at its vanguard is 14 year-old director Nathan Ambrosioni. Meredith Langston always longed to have children. She finally makes this happen when she adopts two young adolescent girls. However, her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic
Plot: orphan, danger, supernatural, family in danger, adoption, family relations, youth, journalism, siblings relations, media, house
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Afflicted (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother (imdb.com)
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: child abuse, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, parents and children, family problems, domestic disturbance, deadly, danger, crimes, siblings relations, alcohol abuse, beating with a belt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Among the Living (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It’s a warm and dry summer. Dan, Tom and Victor, three inseparable adolescents, take advantage of the last day of school to wander in the countryside. They jump with joy when they discover an abandoned old film studio, whose many corridors and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, youth, mischievous children, danger, deadly, vengeance, teenage life, child in peril, psychopath, witnessing a crime, small town, friendship between boys ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.
Style: serious, rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, slasher, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, danger, murder, haunted by the past, profanity, buddies, vengeance, legends and myths ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 60s, 2000s, year 1969 ...
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Haunting of Helena (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: supernatural, parents and children, single parent, ghost, danger, deadly, haunted house, family relations, gory, child in peril, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 2K
Dark Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young girl, Johanna, is attacked and seemingly murdered. Her father receives a phone call from the police pronouncing her dead as he sees her walk in the front door of their house. Strange things begin to happen to Johanna; she is disorientated ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, murder, uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, danger, psychopath, gory, vengeance, kids in trouble, infection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 104K
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, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, demon, gory, vengeance, undead, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 3K
Torment (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new Mom. Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, slasher, graphic violence, torture, countryside, home invasion, isolation, masked killer, confined, psychological torture, husband wife relationship, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 3K
Broken (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, survival, forest, danger, captivity, mind game, vengeance, family in danger, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%