Movies like Perfect Little Angels

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

Most similar movies to Perfect Little Angels

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about mother daughter relationship, high school, murder, high school student, widow, teenage girl and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Perfect Little Angels: #SquadGoals (2018), Sword of Gideon (1986), Live Wire (1992), Seduced (2016), A Girl of the Limberlost (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 403
#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: friendship, teenager, high school principal, amateur detective, friend, photographer, mother daughter relationship, allergy, knife, high school, high school student, scholarship ...
⇓ 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: terrorism, rebellion, deadly, fighting the system, danger, undercover, murder, workplace situations, rivalry, assassination, confined, heroes ...
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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, terrorism, explosive, senator, crimes, danger, investigation, undercover, politics, police detective, special agents, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, businesswoman, internet dating, bookstore, teenage love, date, swimming, older woman younger man sex, widow, seaside
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: child's point of view, single mother, widow, teenage girl, violinist, farm, single parent, teen angst, mother daughter relationship, friendship
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, rebellious daughter, seductive man, sexual awakening, love triangle, murder, hotel, pantyhose, female protagonist
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: police, whistleblower, latina, policewoman, tattoo, heroin, psychologist, widow, policewoman killing, coroner
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, autism, mother son relationship, marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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, master warrior, teachers and students, dedicated educator, youth ...
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, high school student, family relations
⇓ 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, high school, social network, nervous breakdown, psychopath, computer, mother daughter relationship, violence
⇓ 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: corruption, stockings, police officer, 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: torpedo, quarantine, white house, mother daughter relationship, doctor, cruise, cruise ship, mutiny, disease, helicopter, ship, u.s. president ...
⇓ 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, mother daughter relationship, prison, women's prison, prisoner, wrongful imprisonment, innocence, puberty
⇓ 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, high school, on the lam, doctor patient relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor, widow, surgeon, teenager, jail cell, murder, prison guard ...
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, neglect, homosexual, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, teacher, abuse, drugs, tennis, 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: one against many, heroine, mother daughter relationship, conspiracy, parenthood, on the run, kidnapping, organized crime, corruption, betrayal, race against time, rescue
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: father daughter relationship, scientist, mother daughter relationship, photographer, friend, widow, fistfight, brother sister relationship, ring, journalist, escape, island ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: high school, gang, school, vigilante, violence, student, teenage life, drug dealing, rivalry, vengeance, youth, vigilantism ...
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, high school student, popularity, revenge, teenage boy, teenage girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: racing, christianity, religion, christian, brother brother relationship, preaching, street 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, propaganda, death, drugs, car accident, high school student, jumping through a window, drug addiction, teacher student relationship, teenage boy, suicide, teenage girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 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, brother sister relationship, female protagonist, death valley, mother daughter 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, prime minister, suit and tie, steroids, children, experiment, journalism, telephone, cold war, canadian
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, demolished city, countryside, self discovery, forces of nature, escapades, babies and infants, race against time, danger, small town, small town life, family 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: mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, drug use, revenge, coming of age, teenage girl
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: mental illness, mother daughter relationship, bikini, brother sister relationship, mother daughter conflict, family conflict, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Unhappily married couple Roslyn and Michael lead separate affairs that lead to violent repercussions for all.
Style: stylized, realistic, sexual, serious, suspenseful
Plot: infidelity, drug dealing, couple relations, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, best friends, youth, tough heroes, couples, unfulfillment, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Mind Benders (1963)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A British scientist is discovered to have been passing information to the Communists, then kills himself. Another scientist decides that they might have brainwashed him by a sensory deprivation technique, but he doesn’t know if someone really can ...
Plot: experiment, brainwashing, psychology, spy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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