Movies like Joshua

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Joshua (2007)
 5.9
 12K
Joshua (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: boy, child as adult, family relations, psychopath, baby, child abuse, parents and children, manipulations, family problems, manipulation, danger, mind game, rivalry, deadly, prodigy, dishonesty, father son relationship, museum, mother-in-law, brother sister relationship, brother brother relationship, youth, psychologist, graphic violence, pianist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Joshua

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and scary films with plots about danger, deadly, murder, family relations, psychopath, family problems and crimes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Joshua: Orphan (2009), Home Movie (2008), Mother's Day (2010), Adopting Terror (2012), The Good Son (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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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
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100%
 5.6
 4K
Home Movie (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Reverend David Poe and his psychiatrist wife trade hectic New York life for an idyllic rural farmhouse; the perfect place for 10 year old twins Jack & Emily to run, play and imagine. Documenting this lifestyle change, David decides to film ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: killer child, found footage, family problems, twins, deadly, danger, crimes, siblings relations, family life, cruelty, murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 16K
Mother's Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, hostage, mind game, psychopath, siblings relations, violence spree, sadistic horror, danger, crimes, domestic disturbance, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, murder, family problems, crimes, parents and children, adoption, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, privacy invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 36K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, 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, teens
Plot: children, murder, problem child, sociopath, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, deception, sadism, disbelieving adult, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, usa, asia, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Hamiltons (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family secret, survival, slasher, twins, crimes, family life, kidnapping, siblings relations, gory, orphan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
23%
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 5.1
 557
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.9
 419
Echo (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A divorced policeman loses custody of his young son, only to kidnap his boy and retreat to a remote cottage, where his plan soon turns into a nightmare.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, danger, family problems, mentally unstable, single parent, family relations, kidnapping, curses spells and rituals, custody, child as adult, child illness, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 287
Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, crimes, social misfits, family life, danger, mentally challenged, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.4
 38K
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 ⇓
21%
 5.1
 2K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, family problems, danger, deadly, stalking, family in crisis, murder, deception, stalker, domestic disturbance, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 4K
Found (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, family relations, murder, violence, decapitation, bullying, gas mask, psychopath, crimes, deadly, youth, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 3.7
 874
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, isolation, deadly, rivalry, confined, family relations, profanity, countryside, parents and children, slasher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: scary, tense, serious, mysterious, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, child in peril, family in danger, parents and children, supernatural, estate, deadly, danger, haunted house, family problems, isolation, attic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.7
 660
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, family relations, crimes, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 4.8
 1K
The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.1
 827
The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
20%
Secrets in the Walls (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her two daughters move from their cramped Detroit apartment to the suburbs but scratching, cries and shadows haunt their new home.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: ghost, family in danger, starting over, supernatural, deadly, slasher, family problems, psychopath, family relations, fall in love, parents and children, missing child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.7
 12K
Dread (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: fear, manipulation, nightmare, social relations, human nature, mind game, manipulations, obsession, dishonesty, youth, rivalry, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 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 ⇓
33%
We Are What We Are (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this reimagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, director Jim Mickle paints a gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: cannibalism, rain, family relations, prayer, small town, gory, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, missing person, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
You'll Like My Mother (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pregnant Los Angeles widow journeys to her late husband's Minnesota hometown to finally meet his mother and family, but she quickly discovers they're a very strange--and homicidal--lot. Director Lamont Johnson's 1972 thriller stars ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, pregnancy, woman in danger, family relations, family gatherings, family in danger, family problems, estate, manipulation, danger, manipulations, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: minnesota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 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: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, rivalry, crimes, danger, supernatural, woman in danger, destiny, survival, gory, cons and scams, ancient mystery, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.1
 1K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, family in danger, haunted by the past, desert, dysfunctional family, supernatural, murder, family relations, uncover truth, dark secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%