Movies like Perfect Little Angels

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Perfect Little Angels (1998)
 5.7
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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, widow, mother daughter relationship, high school, brainwashing, personality change, human experimentation

Most similar movies to Perfect Little Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about mother daughter relationship, danger, widow, crimes, heroes, murder and family relations mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Perfect Little Angels: Sword of Gideon (1986), #SquadGoals (2018), Night of the Twisters (1996), Live Wire (1992), Detention (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, mossad, chases and races, fighting the system, contests and competitions, state affairs, crimes, danger, heroes, assassination, confined, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
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 4.1
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#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 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: teenager, friendship, amateur detective, murder, mother daughter relationship, scholarship, high school principal, allergy, love triangle, high school, photographer, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: disaster film, catastrophe, family relations, tornado, danger, escapades, race against time, babies and infants, demolished city, countryside, forces of nature, self discovery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: terrorism, assassination, senator, explosive, danger, crimes, undercover, investigation, police detective, government agency, politics, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 4.1
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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: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, hostages, confined, one man army, teachers and students, danger, master warrior, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.1
 108
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: tattoo, psychologist, widow, policewoman, crooked cop, heroin, whistleblower, police, coroner, latina, policewoman killing, female police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Black Dog, Red Dog (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Follows the life of Stephen Dobyns as he deals with life, women, and his move from journalism to poetry.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, offbeat, contemplative
Plot: couples, journalism, couple relations, writer's life, artists and showbiz
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, psychopath, mother daughter relationship, violence, social network, computer, high school, nervous breakdown
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: teenage girl, teen angst, violinist, widow, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, naturalist, family relations, countryside, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Sure Hand of God (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Adaptation of the Erkine Caldwell novel
Plot: nosy neighbor, dead husband, widow, church
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 283
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, female director, woman in a bikini, sex, widow, date, older woman younger man sex, businesswoman, teenage love, bookstore, bathtub, swimming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Toy Soldiers (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, siege, preparatory school, heroic mission, rescue, friendship, high school, rebelliousness, teenage life, hardcase students, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 108
The Nightman (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drifter comes between an aging Southern beauty and her teenaged daughter.
Style: erotic
Plot: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, erotic thriller, hotel, murder, pantyhose, love triangle, rebellious daughter, female stockinged legs, female nudity, ex convict, sexual awakening ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: catastrophe, cruise, disease, doctor, water, mother daughter relationship, president, videotaping, cruise ship, virus, white house, helicopter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Collision Course (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kate Parks has spent the past year on tour promoting her book, an in-depth look at the attempted cover up of her husband's death in a plane crash. Now all she wants is to return home to her daughter, 15-year-old Samantha. But when a powerful ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: catastrophe, airplane, mother daughter relationship, widow, fear, female writer, pilot, death, motor, survival, stranded, writers ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: female director, menarche, prisoner, women's prison, wrongful imprisonment, innocence, prison, puberty, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.4
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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: high school, student, favor, family relations, high school student
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: loss of husband, mother daughter relationship, corruption, stockings, widow, police officer
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: street racing, preaching, race, christian, religion, christianity, brother brother relationship, racing
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: kidnapping, organized crime, rescue, conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, on the run, race against time, parenthood, heroine, betrayal, corruption, one against many ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 18K
Airport (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Melodrama about a bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, passenger, airplane, stowaway, danger, stewardess, bomb, panic, save the day, rescue, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, detroit, chicago illinois, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, cold war, children, canadian, prime minister, journalism, escape, suit and tie, assignment, telephone, steroids, experiment
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 49
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: magical ring, women fight, invisibility, ring, island, brother sister relationship, fistfight, widow, invisible man, escape, journalist, newspaper ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear ...
Plot: murder, black widow, true crime, high school basketball, life insurance, widow, basketball coach, family relations, court, deception, greed, trial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Happiest Time of My Life (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Follows the life of a young woman (Min-ah) who has become reserved and indifferent to the world as a result of her chronic illness/deformed hand and quietly portrays the unconventional, yet endearing relationship between mother and daughter as well ...
Plot: high school student, female director, security guard, family relations, terminal illness, deformity, disease, ballet, illness, mother daughter relationship, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 286
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 ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: family relations, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, mother daughter conflict, mental illness, family conflict, life, family problems, relationship problems, sister, mother son relationship, birthday ...
Place: new hampshire, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 550
Man with a Gun (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, hitman, mafia, crime, crime gone awry, chases and races, couples, impossible love, moral dilemma, woman in danger, cons and scams, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.6
 1K
Airspeed (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When wealthy executive Raymond Stone sends out his private plane to pick up his spoiled teenage daughter, Nicole, and a pair of his top-ranking employees, disaster strikes. While the jet flies through an electrical storm, the pilot and other ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, airplane accident, catastrophe, survival, teenage life, school, parents and children, heroes, chases and races, daring rescue, race against time, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.1
 1K
Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, rescue, bus, hostage, asthma, crimes, mind game, one man army, betrayal, fugitives, murderous pair, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada, new york state, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A military career man, distraught over the murder of his daughter and the subsequent release of her killer who is protected by 'diplomatic immunity,' resigns from the service to pursue the psychopath. No one will help him - and no one can ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, jungle, law enforcement, good versus evil, vengeance, psychopath, heroes, vietnam vet ...
Time: 90s
Place: paraguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%