Movies like Perfect Little Angels

If you like "Perfect Little Angels" you are looking for movies about / with high school student, high school, brainwashing, personality change, human experimentation, mother daughter relationship and widow themes of Action, Drama and Family genre shot in Canada or USA.
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Perfect Little Angels (1998)
 5.7
 373
Perfect Little Angels (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Having just moved to a new town, widow Elaine Freedman (Cheryl Ladd) and her teenage daughter, Justine (Jody Thompson) are greeted by the effusive, terribly nice Dr. Calvin Lawrence (Michael York). Sensing that Justine is bit testy and out of sorts (most kids her age tend to get that way, you know), Dr. Lawrence recommends that she begin taking a special vitamin which he manufactures in his own home. Before long, Justine is the model of perfection -- just like all the other teenagers in town. What no one realizes until it is almost too late is that the kindly Dr. Lawrence is the quintessential control freak, using mind-altering drugs and secret radio waves to create his own "perfect city," where everyone bends to his will.
Plot: high school student, high school, brainwashing, personality change, human experimentation, mother daughter relationship, widow

Most similar movies to Perfect Little Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about mother daughter relationship, high school, murder, widow, teenage girl, high school student and brother sister relationship mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Perfect Little Angels: #SquadGoals (2018), Sword of Gideon (1986), Live Wire (1992), Pyewacket (2017), Seduced (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 379
#SquadGoals (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious high school senior Samantha Hodges is a serious journalist, both for the school paper and for the yearbook, but she's just as serious about her friends, Nate, Gillian, and Rudy, all of whom are vying with her for a full-ride local ...
Plot: teenager, friendship, high school principal, allergy, high school student, love triangle, knife, photographer, friend, scholarship, amateur detective, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sword of Gideon (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, rivalry, murder, fighting the system, deadly, danger, rebellion, undercover, assassination, crimes, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 3K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, terrorism, explosive, senator, crimes, danger, investigation, undercover, police detective, politics, special agents, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 6K
Pyewacket (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A frustrated, angry teenage girl awakens something in the woods when she naively performs an occult ritual to evoke a witch to kill her mother.
Plot: high school, mother daughter relationship, murder, cabin, witch, forest, devil worship, loss of father, book signing, cabin in the woods, hearing noises, sleepover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 4.6
 268
Seduced (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Caroline and Margo respond to a "Missed Connections" ad on Craigslist, only to realize that there whirlwind romance was a trap, and the man of her dreams is leading a secret life. The Two women join forces to bring down the dangerous con ...
Plot: dating, bathtub, mother daughter relationship, older woman younger man sex, widow, seaside, internet dating, businesswoman, date, swimming, bookstore, teenage love
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
A Girl of the Limberlost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl living in 1908 rural Indiana attends high school despite her mother's fierce opposition of her life, the friendship of a free-spirted older woman helps her stick to her goals.
Plot: widow, teenage girl, violinist, teen angst, farm, single parent, friendship, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.2
 102
The Nightman (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drifter comes between an aging Southern beauty and her teenaged daughter.
Plot: mother daughter relationship, secret, erotic thriller, love triangle, hotel, pantyhose, murder, female protagonist, sexual awakening, rebellious daughter
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 79
Dead Badge (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Policeman Dan Sampson happens to have the same badge # as deceased policeman Manny Torres, who died while on duty. The circumstances surrounding Torres' death, officially ruled a drug overdose, become Sampson's obsession. After Sampson ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: policewoman, tattoo, latina, policewoman killing, coroner, whistleblower, psychologist, widow, heroin, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Jack of the Red Hearts (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teenage con artist tricks a desperate mother into hiring her as a live-in companion for her autistic daughter.
Plot: autism, mother daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, mother son relationship, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.1
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, ex soldier, survival, mercenary, tough heroes, confined, hostages, one man army, danger, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.6
 185
Mamaboy (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A high school student must hide the fact that he has become pregnant from his family, friends and the school faculty!
Plot: student, high school, family relations, high school student
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Social Nightmare (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A student's chances of getting into a good college hang in the balance when inappropriate photos of her are posted on the Internet.
Plot: social media, mother daughter relationship, violence, computer, psychopath, high school, nervous breakdown, social network
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
My Husband's Secret Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: A policeman's widow (Archer) uncovers corruption within the force after meeting a woman (Alonso) who was tied to her husband's mysterious death.
Plot: police officer, stockings, corruption, mother daughter relationship, widow, loss of husband
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Voyage of Terror (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An infectious disease researcher is on a cruise with her daughter when an ebola-type virus attacks the ship's passengers and crew.
Plot: doctor, mother daughter relationship, white house, quarantine, water, cruise ship, cruise, virus, ship, disease, mutiny, submarine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.
Plot: menarche, puberty, mother daughter relationship, innocence, wrongful imprisonment, prisoner, prison, women's prison
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Stalked by My Doctor: The Return (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dr. Beck, who has changed his name, saves a young teenage girl drowning in Mexico, whom he falls in love with. As always, there are some complications in his way, but he has plans to possibly get past them and get the girl of his dreams.
Plot: stalker, doctor patient relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor, jail cell, teenager, alias, surgeon, fear of heights, prison guard, murder, on the lam ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Debating Robert Lee (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches them that life is debate and DEBATE IS WAR.
Plot: high school, debate, high school student, teacher, neglect, homosexual, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, abuse, tennis, racial tension, competition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 608
Never Let Go (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Morocco, Spain, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A whiplash thriller in the lean, mean TAKEN tradition from Howard J. Ford, Director/Co-Writer, of the past FrightFest favourites THE DEAD and THE DEAD 2: INDIA. Former FBI agent, now single mother Lisa Brennan, takes a holiday to escape an unhappy ...
Plot: conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, rescue, one against many, heroine, race against time, corruption, organized crime, kidnapping, on the run, parenthood, betrayal
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Painful Secrets (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dawn isn't like other kids her age full of typical teenage angst about boys, school and parents. Her pain goes far deeper, and to deal with her emotional overload she physically cuts herself. The problem of adolescent girls committing ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, high school, therapist, mental illness, psychiatrist, broken mirror, teenage girl, physical abuse, sex, scar, wolf, self mutilation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 40
Elaan (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Naresh Kumar Saxena lives with his widowed mom and sister, Seema. He works as a freelance photographer and journalist. One day he meets with Mala Mehta and her dad, who is the Editor of a Newspaper. Mr. Mehta hires Naresh and assigns him to go to a ...
Plot: photographer, father daughter relationship, friend, women fight, invisible man, invisibility, island, brother sister relationship, scientist, mother daughter relationship, magical ring, ring ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Brotherhood of Justice (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of high school students, led by a rich boy Derek, is sick of school violence and decides to become underground vigilantes named "Brotherhood of Justice". It starts with the idea "watching people", but things quickly get ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gang, high school, school, vigilante, violence, student, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, vigilantism, youth, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mother Knows Best (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.
Plot: hitman, marriage, mother daughter relationship, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 51
5 Dark Souls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of popular teenagers trick three unsuspecting classmates into the woods to see what it's like to kill someone.
Plot: slasher, nerd, high school student, high school, revenge, teenage girl, teenage boy, popularity
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.6
 124
Lay It Down (2001)
Genre: Drama, Family, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The two Destin brothers are about to collide with eternity. When older Ben chooses the narrow road, he forces his younger brother Pete, and the people around him, into a head-on encounter with life and death.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, religion, christianity, brother brother relationship, preaching, street racing, racing
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Desperate Lives (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A brother and sister get caught up in the drug scene in their local high school, with tragic results.
Plot: high school, death, propaganda, car accident, jumping through a window, high school student, drug addiction, drugs, education, suicide, teenage girl, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 398
Deserted (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When twenty-four-year-old Jae is released from prison for killing her mother, she returns to her childhood home in small-town Ridgecrest. The desire to go anywhere but there prompts her to agree to join her brother on a road trip out to Death Valley ...
Plot: desert, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, death valley, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Final Assignment (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An intrepid television journalist (Genevieve Bujold) sent to cover the Canadian prime minister's visit to the Soviet Union has trouble sticking to her assignment when she unearths a horrific experimental drug trial involving children. ...
Plot: reporter, escape, experiment, journalism, cold war, prime minister, telephone, canadian, suit and tie, children, steroids
Place: soviet union, russia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Night of the Twisters (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Nebraska farm community is plagued by a storm with a series of tornadoes acting against normal patterns...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: babies and infants, self discovery, danger, race against time, forces of nature, escapades, countryside, small town, demolished city, family relations, family life, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
An Appointment with Mr. Vield (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Samantha Anthony is a teenage girl who has been forced to deal with situations, which have made her wise far beyond her years. She's had to watch her mother spiral out-of-control while addicted to the drug meth. Lost a baby brother to CPS as a ...
Plot: female protagonist, drug use, revenge, teenage girl, coming of age, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 248
Sister (2014)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When unstable Connie is tragically widowed, she finds it impossible to care for her delinquent adolescent daughter, Niki, forcing her son, Bill, to take his sister in. As the two begin to forge a healthy bond, well-meaning Bill implements his own ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, mental illness, bikini, family conflict, brother sister relationship, mother daughter conflict, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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