Movies like Perfect Little Angels

If you like "Perfect Little Angels" you are looking for movies about / with human experimentation, personality change, brainwashing, high school student, high school, widow and mother daughter relationship themes of Action, Drama and Family genre shot in Canada or USA.
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Perfect Little Angels
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: human experimentation, personality change, brainwashing, high school student, high school, widow, mother daughter relationship

Most similar movies to Perfect Little Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and suspense films with plots about high school, mother daughter relationship, high school student, teenage girl, teenager, youth and teenage life mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Perfect Little Angels: The Pacifier (2005), #SquadGoals (2018), Savage Streets (1984), The Karate Kid (1984), Touchless (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.6
 77K
The Pacifier
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains hidden in the kids' house.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, children, family in danger, special agents, martial arts, mischievous children, nanny, witnessing a crime, fish out of water, disorder, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   95%
    User:   90%
 
 4.0
 106
#SquadGoals
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: friendship, teenager, amateur detective, scholarship, allergy, high school principal, high school, best friend, high school student, murder, knife, photographer ...
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System:   78%
    User:   68%
 
Savage Streets
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: punk, criminal's revenge, gory, gang, juvenile delinquency, mute or deaf, crime, track down, vigilantism, vengeance, rape, fire ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   54%
 
 7.2
 152K
The Karate Kid
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel ... and ends up teaching him much more than ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, underdog, coming of age, family, friendship, kids and family, teenager, mentor, chase, culture clash, revenge, teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   56%
 
 3.8
 136
Touchless
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Jolana (18) is an object of her stepf-father's desire. She is unable to cope, especially when her own mother turns a blind eye. Those events are heavily paid for when she finds herself working in a brothel. Her inability to cope raise a ...
Plot: sexploitation, female hysteria, female objectification, self pity, prostitute, rape, psychologist, cunnilingus, shaving, broken arm, anal sex, hysteria ...
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System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In the questionable town of Deer Meadow, Washington, FBI Agent Desmond inexplicably disappears while hunting for the man who murdered a teen girl. The killer is never apprehended, and, after experiencing dark visions and supernatural encounters, ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, small town, mystery, sexual abuse, surrealism, supernatural, incest, brutality, death, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1989
Place: washington state, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   58%
 
Stalked by My Doctor: The Return
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: fear of heights, on the lam, prison guard, doctor, teenager, murder, mother daughter relationship, doctor patient relationship, alias, surgeon, high school, stalker ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
American History X
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, redemption, prison, xenophobia, brutality, revenge, crime, skinhead, prejudice, racial slur, blacks and whites, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
Painful Secrets
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: self mutilation, parents, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, mental illness, therapy session, blood on clothes, blood on wall, female bully, high school student ...
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System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
 5.7
 4K
Pyewacket
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, cabin, devil worship, murder, forest, witch, car accident, loss of father, female protagonist, teenager, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 6.2
 79K
3 Days to Kill
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, secret service, father daughter relationship, assassin, car chase, spy, cia, chase, arms dealer, kidnapping, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Story of a Girl
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a compromising video of sixteen-year-old Deanna Lambert hits social media, her teenage life is changed forever. Overcoming bullies, hurtful school-yard taunts and the enduring rage and disappointment of her father, Deanna longs to escape a life ...
Plot: caucasian, high school student, 16 year old, man crying, abusive father, crying girl, gossip, summer vacation, bullying, bully, dysfunctional family, brother sister relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   46%
 
Project Almanac
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bad ending, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, high school, teenager, teleportation, changing the past or future, time loop, teenagers, bullying, revenge, teenage life, science, time machine ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: talky, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, mother daughter relationship, single parent, small town, teacher, parents and children, adolescence, family, drinking, runaway, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
Life Unexpected
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Life Unexpected is a coming-of-age family drama that centers around 16-year-old Lux, who was given up for adoption at birth but never adopted. When she is put back into the custody of her estranged-since-high-school birth parents, Cate and Baze, the ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: adolescence vs adulthood, custody, youth, parents and children, teenage life, thirtysomething life, teenager, family relations, foster child, family, radio, proposal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
Claudelle Inglish
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A rural southern girl reaches the age where she's ready for a little excitement away from home. Director Gordon Douglas' 1961 drama stars Diane McBain, Arthur Kennedy, Will Hutchins, Chad Everett, Constance Ford, Claude Akins, Frank ...
Plot: church, hit by a car, storm, high school, marital infidelity, engagement, older man younger woman relationship, letter, breakup, attempted murder, desperation, farm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 5.2
 530
Fat Girls
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, best friends, high school, gays and lesbians, small town, social misfits, friendship, suburbs, young lovers, coming out, looking for sex, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   34%
 
Disturbing Behavior
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, small town, teenager, brainwashing, teacher, murder, mad scientist, bullying, violence, teenagers, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
Speech & Debate
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Plot: competition, road trip, high school student, computer, gay, mirror, gay teenager, teen angst, teenage pregnancy, high school teacher, gay bar, high school ...
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 193
@urFRENZ
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When depressed and withdrawn Catharine meets a secretive boy online, she begins to come out of her shell. But is he a suitor or a stalker, a friend or foe? The mystery of his existence fuels obsession, denial and deceit, sending her to the point of ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prank, teenage life, computers and web, youth, disorder, best friends, parents and children, high school life, family relations, friends, cyberspace, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 7.6
 92K
The Wave
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A school teacher discusses types of government with his class. His students find it too boring to repeatedly go over national socialism and believe that dictatorship cannot be established in modern Germany. He starts an experiment to show how easily ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, psychological, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: fascism, high school, german, teacher, suicide, politics, violence, bullying, justice, friendship, dedicated educator, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 7.2
 7K
The Gates
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, suburbs, parents and children, suburban life, family life, danger, chief of police, succubus, imaginary, law enforcement, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
Inventing the Abbotts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: talky, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, small town, obsession, coming of age, working class, betrayal, rich and poor, relationships, death, adultery, nudity (topless - notable), siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
For You in Full Blossom
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise, also known as Ike-para, is a Japanese drama produced by Fuji Television and first aired on July 3, 2007. It is based on the comic by Hisaya Nakajo, published in English as Hana-Kimi. Filming locations ...
Plot: high school, homosexual, high school student, school, student, male bonding, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, love, friendship, rivalry, guilt ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
 6.8
 95K
Stoker
Genre: Drama, 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: stylized, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mystery, death, murder, mysterious character, stylish, psychology, death in the family, serial killer, estate, vengeance, obsession, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 5.8
 59K
Into the Storm
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The town of Silverton is in one day destroyed by the unprecedented power of a series of tornadoes. The population is at the mercy of the unpredictable and deadly cyclones, while hunters warn that the worst is yet to come. Most people find shelter, ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, natural disaster, single father, survival, obsession, death, catastrophe, adventure, high school, redemption, apocalypse, end of the world ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
 5.1
 339
Spieltrieb
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A tangled drama of cruelty and manipulation, attraction and love.
Plot: laptop, videotaped sex, blackmail, high school, guitar, sex scene, shaving, costume party, nosebleed, limp, diary, blood on face ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
 5.3
 5K
Nobody Walks
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young woman's arrival sparks a surge of energy into a laid-back, artistic Los Angeles household, forcing the residents to confront their own fears and desires in an intricate dance of lust, denial and deception.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, self discovery, family relations, couple relations, eccentric family, life turned upside down, couples, disorder, repression, short hair, synthesizer, insect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   33%
 
A Girl Like Her
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school life, high school, kids in trouble, youth, social relations, teenage life, hidden camera, teenage girl, suicidal, found footage, interview, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
 6.9
 245
Dam Street
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Loneliness, saving face, and public mores. In 1983 in China, Yun is a bright schoolgirl who gets pregnant. She's expelled, her boyfriend leaves town, and her mother arranges the baby's adoption, telling Yun the child died at birth. Ten ...
Style: serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: haunted by the past, small town, couples, family relations, social misfits, unlikely couple, estrangement, parents and children, down on your luck, pregnancy, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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