Movies like Perfect Little Angels

If you like "Perfect Little Angels" you are looking for movies about / with high school student, high school, brainwashing, mother daughter relationship, widow, personality change and human experimentation themes of Action, Drama and Family genre shot in Canada or USA.
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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, high school, brainwashing, mother daughter relationship, widow, 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, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about mother daughter relationship, high school, widow, murder, high school student, teenager and violence mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Perfect Little Angels: Sword of Gideon (1986), The Nightman (1992), Live Wire (1992), Detention (2003), #SquadGoals (2018). 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, fighting the system, assassination, contests and competitions, murder, workplace situations, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
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95%
 6.8
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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, sexual awakening, hotel, secret, murder, pantyhose
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, extramarital affair, terrorist, explosive, senator, assassination, terrorism, police investigation, politics, bomb threat, government agency, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, school, mercenary, ex soldier, one man army, survival, heist, hardcase students, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ...
Plot: friendship, teenager, allergy, high school principal, amateur detective, scholarship, high school, high school student, best friend, love triangle, murder, photographer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 4K
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, cabin, devil worship, murder, witch, forest, car accident, loss of father, teenager, teenage girl, female protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 74
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: heroin, police, whistleblower, latina, psychologist, coroner, policewoman killing, widow, policewoman, tattoo
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, mother daughter relationship, friendship, violinist, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, widow, farm, teen angst
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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, internet dating, seaside, teenage love, businesswoman, widow, older woman younger man sex, bathtub, bookstore, mother daughter relationship, swimming, date
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 77K
The Pacifier (2005)
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, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: family, family in danger, fish out of water, mischievous children, martial arts, children, danger, bodyguard, witnessing a crime, special agents, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 8K
The Thinning (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic future where population control is dictated by a high-school aptitude test, two students discover the test is smoke and mirrors hiding a larger conspiracy.
Plot: eugenics, conspiracy, high school, father son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, family relations, high school student
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, competition, racial tension, tennis, teacher, father son relationship, drugs, neglect, abuse, homosexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: puberty, menarche, wrongful imprisonment, prison, innocence, prisoner, women's prison, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
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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 ...
Plot: rescue, one against many, heroine, race against time, conspiracy, betrayal, on the run, organized crime, kidnapping, corruption, mother daughter relationship, parenthood
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 121
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, street racing, preaching, brother brother relationship, religion, christianity, christian
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suit and tie, experiment, journalism, children, steroids, prime minister, telephone, canadian, cold war, escape
Place: soviet union, russia, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, vengeance, teenage life, crimes, youth, drug dealing, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug dealing, infidelity, high school, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, dangerous attraction, love triangle, teenage life, fall in love, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: family life, countryside, danger, babies and infants, small town, race against time, self discovery, forces of nature, small town life, escapades, family relations, demolished city ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, mother daughter relationship, stockings, loss of husband, police officer, widow
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 28K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, rough, suspense, brutal, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, drug cartel, loss of child, corruption, murder, fighting the system, revenge, police corruption, corrupt official, justice, coma, death of daughter ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Destination: Infestation (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While on a flight home from Colombia, the plane that Dr. Carrie Ross and her daughter are on is attacked by bullet ants whose sting is the most painful and deadliest on the planet. Joining forces with air marshal Ethan Hart, Dr. Ross, an ...
Plot: single mother, mother daughter relationship, breast feeding, entomologist, ant, pesticide, government conspiracy, lesbian couple
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Blue Seal (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 'The Blue Seal' follows John Kraft, a socially awkward farmer who longs for secluded retirement but is held back by his sordid involvement with a criminal delivery organization. Victim to relentless attempts on his life, this good-natured ...
Plot: crime boss, interrogation, anger, car chase, friendship, train, small town, motel room, male bonding, compassion, death, moral ambiguity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 31
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: invisible man, magical ring, ring, invisibility, women fight, journalist, escape, scientist, photographer, friend, newspaper, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, surgeon, high school, alias, jail cell, widow, murder, doctor, teenager, doctor patient relationship, mother daughter relationship, prison guard ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, brother sister relationship, marriage, mother daughter relationship, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Teacher's Obsession (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A high-school English teacher becomes dangerously obsessed with a star athlete who needs academic help.
Style: psychological
Plot: lacrosse, teacher, high school, female protagonist, lesbian subtext, lesbian interest, teacher student relationship, manipulative woman, female student, female teacher
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Terror On The Beach (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.
Plot: violence, car trouble, hippie, mannequin, mysterious villain, family vacation, breakdown, sibling, stress, hysteria, gang, panic ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, self mutilation, brother sister relationship, parents, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, mental illness, blood on wall, female bully, blood on clothes, therapy session, therapist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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