Movies like Parents

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Parents (1989)
 6.2
 5K
Parents
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Michael is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, offbeat, surreal, satirical, macabre, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: cannibalism, school, self discovery, blood, suburbs, parents and children, dark fantasy, dysfunctional family, cannibal, eccentric family, workplace, parenthood, suburban life, coming of age, teenage life, pornography, family life, imagination, childhood, secrets, youth, transformation, catastrophe, splatter, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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The Kingdom
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Denmark, Italy, Germany, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands
561 min.
 8.3
Braindead
Comedy, Horror
New Zealand
104 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out dark humor, humorous, scary and melancholic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, splatter, brutality, gory and demons mostly in Comedy, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Parents: Housebound (2014), Society (1989), Ed and His Dead Mother (1993), The People Under the Stairs (1991), Motel Hell (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
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Housebound
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Kylie Bucknell is sentenced to home detention, she's forced to come to terms with her unsociable behaviour, her blabbering mother and a hostile spirit who seems less than happy about the new living arrangement.
Style: dark humor, scary, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, mystery, plot twist, ghost, splatter, ghosts, violence, gory, curses spells and rituals, twists & turns, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 10K
Society
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A Beverly Hills teen (Billy Warlock) discovers his parents are part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.
Style: surreal, dark humor, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, cult, transformation, surrealism, incest, paranoia, male nudity, conspiracy, blood, hospital, splatter, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   100%
 
Ed and His Dead Mother
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mourning son makes a deal to reanimate his one year dead mother, however things turn into an unexpected direction.
Style: macabre, scary, semi serious, humorous, dark humor ...
Plot: parents and children, danger, irreverent, splatter, life & death, deadly, brutality, weapons, death, love and romance, gore, violent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   77%
 
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The People Under the Stairs
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When young Poindexter "Fool" Williams breaks into the creepy, immense old home of his family's greedy and uncaring landlords, he uncovers a disturbing scenario underneath the stairs.
Style: scary, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: incest, cannibalism, sexual abuse, child abuse, dog, insanity, mental illness, blood, kidnapping, violence, parents and children, splatter ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
 6.0
 8K
Motel Hell
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, offbeat, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, gory, gore, cannibalism, cult, murder, violence, serial killer, hotel, splatter, monster, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas
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System:   84%
    User:   72%
 
 5.9
 11K
Vampire's Kiss
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A publishing executive is visited and bitten by a vampire and starts exhibiting erratic behavior. He pushes his secretary to extremes as he tries to come to terms with his affliction. The vampire continues to visit and drink his blood, and as his ...
Style: dark humor, surreal, sexy, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: vampire, insanity, mental illness, supernatural, murder, losing-it hero, rape, womanizer, splatter, loneliness, psychiatry, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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    User:   80%
 
 5.1
 4K
976-EVIL
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers. When Spike dialed 976-EVIL, he knew it was an expensive toll call, but he didn't know that he'd have to pay for it with his soul.
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, supernatural, high school, vengeance, splatter, slasher, gore, revenge, supernatural ability, demons, murder, spiders ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   78%
 
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Psycho Beach Party
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films. A not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu becomes the first girl surfer at Malibu Beach, only she suffers from dissociative identity disorder and occasionally ...
Style: not serious, satirical, dark humor, witty, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, teenage life, psychopath, brutality, friends, youth, camp, parody, surfer, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: europe, florence, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   80%
 
 7.5
 85K
Braindead
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, not serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, gory, cult, cannibalism, gore, blood, monster, violence, brutality, goofy hero, splatter, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
The Happiness of the Katakuris
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Musical
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: hotel, zombie, suicide, death, dancing, dance, surrealism, parents and children, splatter, family bonds, murder, family drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 6.7
 7K
Brain Damage
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain.
Style: dark humor, humorous, surreal, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: addiction, gory, drug abuse, monster, drugs, blood, gore, male nudity, death, splatter, farce, drug addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
I Sell the Dead
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 18th century justice catches up with a pair of grave robbers. With only a few hours to go before his date with the guillotine, Arthur Blake (Monaghan) tells his life story to Father Francis Duffy (Ron Perlman). Before long, Arthur spills the beans ...
Style: dark humor, stylized, humorous, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, storytelling, death, irish, blood, adventure, mentor, deadly, gory, immortality, life & death ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 7.3
 18K
Cemetery Man
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cemetery man has the unusual problem of the dead rising from the grave. Himself and his assistant must end these creatures' lives again after they are reborn. Everything is going well until "She" comes along and stirs things up a ...
Style: humorous, macabre, dark humor, semi serious, gothic ...
Plot: zombie, insanity, supernatural, death, gore, blood, splatter, violence, supernatural ability, dark hero, hospital, life & death ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   46%
 
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The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Famous organist Anton Phibes is horribly disfigured in an automobile accident while rushing to the side of his sick wife and presumed to be dead. Once Phibes learns that his wife died on the operating table, he is convinced the doctors are ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, stylized, serious ...
Plot: revenge, murder, camp, serial killer, vengeance, master villain, doctors, mad scientist, death, stylish, insanity, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
Place: egypt, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   40%
 
Carnival of Souls
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mary Henry ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, gothic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, ghost, surrealism, death, mysterious character, ghosts, supernatural ability, life & death, insanity, isolation, female protagonist ...
Place: usa, utah, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
 6.2
 96K
The Visit
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents' remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, murder, siblings relations, plot twist, family relations, farm, supernatural, diaper, golden years, farmhouse, hide and seek, oven ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 5.8
 3K
Popcorn
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A horror film festival, held in a theater which was once the scene of a tragic fire, turns into a real life horror show.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, offbeat, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, gory, murder, halloween, college, splatter, college life, psychopath, monster, camp, dreams ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 5.6
 12K
Drowning Mona
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny ...
Style: dark humor, clever, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, murder, death, investigation, crime, suburbs, eccentric family, mystery, sexualized violence, suspicion, suspect ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, minnesota
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System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
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 6.1
 13K
Basket Case
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man carrying a big basket that contains his deformed Siamese-twin brother seeks vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will.
Style: scary, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Plot: gory, vengeance, murder, male nudity, monster, blood, hotel, slasher, splatter, crimes, doctors, gore ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
Deadtime Stories
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A babysitting uncle tells his charges three horror stories--about a killer witch, Little Red Riding Hood and a werewolf, and a story about "Goldi Lox" and the three bears.
Style: scary, fairy tale, semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: werewolf, monster, witch, supernatural, male nudity, cult, dangerous animal, hospital, serial killer, deadly creature, murder, witches ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Basket Case 2
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Having eluded the authorities after a series of grisly murders, the pair find sanctuary at the palatial home of Granny Ruth, an eccentric philanthropist who rallies the cause of "Unique Individuals". But even amongst "friends" ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, hospital, splatter, slasher, zombie, monster, social misfits, murder, mad scientist, psychopath, camp, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
Common Wealth
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Julia finds 300 million pesetas hidden in a dead man's house while selling an apartment. She's a 40-ish real estate agent now forced to face the wrath of a very peculiar community (of neighbors), headed by an unscrupulous administrator. ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, money, murder, crime, crimes, gory, vengeance, deadly, stylish, brutality, siblings relations, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   41%
 
 5.9
 4K
Vamp
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Style: dark humor, humorous, scary, semi serious, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, college, supernatural, chase, violence, splatter, dangerous animal, camp, blood, gang, nightclub, demons ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
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 6.7
 9K
The Raven
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, humorous, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: parody, supernatural, magic, death, palaces castles and temples, supernatural ability, wizards, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, adaptation, monster, splatter ...
Place: dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
The Human Centipede III
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Taking inspiration from The Human Centipede films, the warden of a notorious and troubled prison looks to create a 500-person human centipede as a solution to his problems.
Style: disturbing, bloody, satirical, brutal, humorous ...
Plot: torture, gore, prison, violence, brutality, rape, splatter, insanity, pornography, mad scientist, violent, dialogue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
Slaughterhouse
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his 350lbs, mentally retarded son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property.
Style: scary, dark humor, serious, suspenseful, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, vengeance, splatter, blood, gore, rock, crimes, revenge, murder, death, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   31%
 
ABCs of Death 2
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, Japan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Taking all that was great from the first installment, ABCs OF DEATH 2 aims to be a wilder, leaner, faster paced and even more entertaining anthology this time around, with a new crop of award-winning, visionary filmmakers from around the globe.
Style: disturbing, scary, dark humor, rough, semi serious ...
Plot: gory, psychopath, utopia, danger, torture, zombie, splatter, deadly, murder, creativity, death, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
My Boyfriend's Back
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, offbeat, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: zombie, high school, gory, romance, unlikely couple, small town, impossible love, school, teenage love, splatter, afterlife, death ...
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System:   36%
    User:   34%
 

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Class Reunion
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When ...
Style: humorous, scary, dark humor, not serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, parody, slasher, vengeance, revenge, vampire, chase, social misfits, death, reunion, devil, stereotypes ...
Time: 80s, year 1972, year 1982
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System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
Student Bodies
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, bloody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, parody, gory, high school, murder, splatter, serial killer, male nudity, school, weapons, cult, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
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