Movies like Perfect Little Angels

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Perfect Little Angels (1998)
 5.8
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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 rough films with plots about mother daughter relationship, danger, widow, crimes, high school, family relations and murder 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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, contests and competitions, confined, state affairs, chases and races, rebellion, vengeance, murder, workplace situations, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 463
#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: captivating, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: teenager, friendship, amateur detective, murder, scholarship, mother daughter relationship, photographer, allergy, high school principal, high school, love triangle, high school student ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: family relations, catastrophe, demolished city, babies and infants, family life, small town life, self discovery, countryside, small town, forces of nature, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.7
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, explosive, senator, crimes, danger, investigation, undercover, police detective, politics, special agents, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, mercenary, hostages, confined, one man army, teachers and students, danger, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.2
 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: crooked cop, policewoman, heroin, tattoo, psychologist, widow, police, policewoman killing, latina, coroner, whistleblower
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, violence, mother daughter relationship, nervous breakdown, social network, high school, computer
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: naturalist, family relations, countryside, teenage girl, teen angst, violinist, widow, mother daughter relationship, single mother, child's point of view, single parent, farm ...
Time: victorian era, 1900s
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, offbeat, contemplative
Plot: couple relations, writer's life, journalism, couples, artists and showbiz
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Sure Hand of God (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Adaptation of the Erkine Caldwell novel
Plot: church, widow, nosy neighbor, dead husband
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 274
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, sex, woman in a bikini, widow, date, teenage love, businesswoman, internet dating, bathtub, swimming, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.6
 19K
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, teenage life, rebelliousness, hardcase students, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, virginia, florida, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, autism, mother daughter relationship, female director, con artists, mother son relationship, marriage, overalls
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, submarine, cruise ship, cruise, water, ship, president, videotaping, helicopter, u.s. president, torpedo, mutiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 106
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, erotic thriller, secret, hotel, murder, pantyhose, rebellious daughter, love triangle, female protagonist, sexual awakening, ex convict, seductive man ...
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, women's prison, innocence, prisoner, wrongful imprisonment, menarche, mother daughter relationship, puberty, prison
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.4
 205
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, favor, family relations, high school student
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, widow, police officer, corruption, stockings, mother daughter relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 126
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, christianity, preaching, racing, race, brother brother relationship, christian, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.3
 708
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: organized crime, kidnapping, rescue, conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, on the run, race against time, parenthood, heroine, betrayal, corruption, one against many ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 939
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, murderous pair, on the run, betrayal, mind game, crimes, rescue, one man army, fugitives, danger, child in peril, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 17K
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, rescue, save the day, landing, catastrophe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1930s
Place: rome italy, new york, chicago illinois, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, children, prime minister, experiment, canadian, journalism, steroids, suit and tie, assignment, escape, telephone, cold war
Place: russia, soviet union, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 47
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: newspaper, widow, island, fistfight, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, women fight, ring, journalist, escape, invisible man, magical ring ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, divorce, extramarital affair, life insurance, true crime, greed, husband wife relationship, christianity, high school basketball, hypocrisy, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, widow, alias, mother daughter relationship, jail cell, on the lam, teenager, surgeon, high school, murder, doctor patient relationship ...
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, family relations, security guard, terminal illness, deformity, disease, illness, ballet, mother daughter relationship, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Love's Resounding Courage (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Clark Davis struggles to maintain his land and support his family during a long drought. With a bank loan to repay, his wife, Ellen, takes a job in town as a seamstress, but soon becomes ill with scarlet fever. Devastated to lose his beloved wife, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: family problems, family relations, romance, dealing with death, death in the family, fall in love, parents and children, farm, single parent, father son relationship, love and romance, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.7
 1K
Airspeed (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, adventure, chases and races, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, catastrophe, danger, race against time, teenage life, survival, school ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 525
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, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, hitman, mafia, opposites attract, gangsters, crime, couples, moral dilemma, woman in danger, impossible love, cons and scams, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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