Movies like Children's Play

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Children's Play (2001)
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Children's Play (2001)
Original name: Un jeu d'enfants
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Marianne and Jacques are a young middle-class couple who live in a chic Parisian apartment with their two young children. One day, Marianne receives an unexpected visit from two strangers, Mr and Mrs Worms, who claim to have lived in the apartment when they were children and who ask if they can just take a look around their former home. Marianne agrees, but no sooner have the mysterious Worms left than things take an inexplicable turn for the worse...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychotronic, weird
Plot: good versus evil, ghost, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, mentally unstable, dealing with death, children, supernatural power, possession, mother son relationship, wedding, demonic possession, a vision, hanging, death, nightmare, family relations, parents and children, death in the family, domestic disturbance, murder, hypnosis, fire, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france

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Most similar movies to Children's Play

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and suspense films with plots about danger, ghost, supernatural, deadly, family problems, family relations and family in danger mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Children's Play: The Echo (2008), Static (2012), House of Voices (2004), Hurt (2009), Secrets in the Walls (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Echo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bobby Reynolds is released on probation from Rikers and moves to the old apartment in East Village, New York, where his lonely mother lived and passed away. He finds a job as mechanic at the Houston Auto Repair shop owned by the supportive Hector ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surreal ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, ex convict, riddles and clues, family problems, parents and children, domestic disturbance, grudge, curses spells and rituals, freak, paranormal, domestic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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100%
 5.3
 3K
Static (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A couple facing marital problems after losing their child finds their life together further complicated by a mysterious visitor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, domestic disturbance, couple relations, stalking, twists and turns, ghost, loss of child, husband wife relationship, mourning, guilt, flashback, forgiveness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
House of Voices (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1958, in the French Alp, the young servant Anna Jurin arrives in Saint Ange Orphanage to work with Helena while the orphans moved to new families. Anna, who is secretly pregnant, meets the last orphan , Judith, left behind because of her mental ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, pregnancy, breast feeding, female nudity, haunted house, haunted by the past, mystery, mentally unstable, isolation, uncover truth, mind game, losing-it hero ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1958, contemporary, year 1946 ...
Place: france, alps, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 2K
Hurt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: There are terrible things happening in the desert...unexplainable, frightening things. Tragic, inexplicable incidents… ever since she arrived.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: orphan, rescue, ghost, supernatural, desert, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, murder, dark secret, uncover truth, mental illness, demonic possession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Secrets in the Walls (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her two daughters move from their cramped Detroit apartment to the suburbs but scratching, cries and shadows haunt their new home.
Style: scary, suspenseful, slasher, serious, tense ...
Plot: ghost, starting over, supernatural, family in danger, psychopath, family relations, family problems, single parent, mentally unstable, fall in love, missing child, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 819
Ghost Son (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, South Africa, Spain, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: "Ghost Son" takes place in South Africa. A married couple Stacey and Mark live on the farm with their black teenage maid. Mark and Stacey love each other deeply. Unfortunately Mark dies in a tragic truck accident.Stacey returns to the farm ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, slasher, suspense
Plot: pregnancy, ghost, supernatural, family in danger, mystery, missing child, supernatural ability, uncover truth, parents and children, family problems, life is a bitch, babies and infants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 2K
Laddaland (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A family moves into a new house where they gradually begin to encounter paranormal and horror events.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, dark, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, family in danger, supernatural, family relations, parents and children, death, black cat, paranormal activity, fear, evil force, post apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Comedy of Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Today, Camille turns nine. He had sworn that on his 9th birthday he would show his parents the videos he was shooting on the side - the tail of a cat scampering away, a window, and a veiled woman's face - an intriguing picture... Later that ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, supernatural, supernatural ability, death in the family, family life, obsession, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, single parent ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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40%
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 4.3
 193
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: mad scientist, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, chase, sexual content, betrayal, murder, death, violence, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 3K
First Born (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mentally unstable, family in danger, nanny, mind game, parents and children, family problems, isolation, suburbs, obsession, curses spells and rituals, pregnancy, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Haunting of Whaley House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a tour guide breaks into America's Most Haunted House, a bit of amateur ghost hunting with friends turns into more horror than they could have ever imagined.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, murder, possession, survival, supernatural, legends and myths, woman with a gun, house, woman in danger, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
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Hostile (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The New Wave of French horror cinema has arrived and at its vanguard is 14 year-old director Nathan Ambrosioni. Meredith Langston always longed to have children. She finally makes this happen when she adopts two young adolescent girls. However, her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic
Plot: orphan, supernatural, adoption, family in danger, family relations, youth, siblings relations, media, journalism, house, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Out of the Dark (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A couple and their daughter moves to Colombia to take over a family manufacturing plant, only to realize their new home is haunted.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark, serious, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, family relations, couples, parents and children, family problems, legends and myths, child, killer child, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mysterious character, psychopath, violent death, crimes, family problems, obsession, family life, haunted by the past, vengeance, family secret, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 2K
Uninvited (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Impaired by amnesia, Jeong-won (Shin-yang Park) can't remember his youth -- until he meets Yeon (Ji-hyun Jun), a psychic who may be able to uncover his past. After witnessing the horrific deaths of children, both share dreamlike visions of ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: afterlife, ghost, losing-it hero, supernatural, society, dealing with death, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, missing child, family in danger, murder, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Through the Air (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Vincent, a former air rifle champion lives a quiet life with his wife and his daughter. Despite his happy family life he ends up with economic problems. One day at the shooting range he meets the mysterious Renaud who promises him a solution to his ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, moral dilemma, contract killing, conspiracy, couples, family problems, family in crisis, hospital, debt, boat, hitman, pig ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 519
Restless Souls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple and their daughter move into a rambling old house. Soon, an increasingly alarming string of events and supernatural disturbances connects the house, and them, with a series of unsolved murders committed three years earlier. They are ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychotronic
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, mystery, couple relations, family relations, parent child relationship, research, supernatural power, child murder, uncover truth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
It's in the Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after a tragic incident tore their family apart, a grieving son and his estranged father embark on a journey into the wild to reconcile their past. When a horrifying accident leaves Russell badly injured, and strands them in the wild, it is ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: ghost, survival, isolation, wilderness, supernatural, rescue, parents and children, escapades, estrangement, stalking, forest, redneck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Dorothy Mills (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a gloomy, God-fearing island community is rocked by the murder of a young child, a psychologist is called in to examine Dorothy Mills, the teenager accused of the crime. Despite the villagers' resistance, the therapist soon suspects that ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: psychiatrist, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, social relations, teenage life, mental illness, supernatural ability, babies and infants, clergy, creepy child, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 1K
The Chair (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Psychology student Danielle inadvertently wakes a evil spirit while renting a century old Victorian house. In setting out to prove his existence, Danielle inadvertently frees and becomes a puppet of the spirit of serial killer Edgar Crowe. ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, supernatural, ghost, psychopath, supernatural ability, crimes, haunted by the past, woman in danger, amateur detective, family in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.4
 4K
Ghost (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Manjeet Khosla lives with her widowed mom in Bombay, India. She gets married, gives birth to a son, and separates from her spouse. She goes to live on the 12th floor of an apartment building. Thereafter, she has an affair with Sanjay Thakkar, who is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary
Plot: ghost, supernatural, family problems, supernatural power, husband wife relationship, supernatural horror, isolation, crimes, mentally unstable, love and romance, skyscraper, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 1K
The Complex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nursing student Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) has just moved into an apartment complex with her parents and younger brother. On the first night in her new room, she is awoken by a strange scratching sound coming from the apartment of her neighbor, a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: curses spells and rituals, haunted house, ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, death, domestic disturbance, golden years, retirement home life, retirement home, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mother and her young son release unimaginable horrors from the attic of their rural dream home.
Style: scary, tense, serious, mysterious, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, supernatural, haunted house, child in peril, estate, family in danger, parents and children, parent child relationship, family problems, isolation, mother son relationship, cat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, murder, crimes, family problems, parents and children, adoption, husband wife relationship, lifetime, babies and infants, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 6K
The Monitor (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping an abusive husband, Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, dark ...
Plot: delusion, haunted by the past, social worker, family relations, murder, mother son relationship, ghost, overprotective mother, teenager, wedding, mental disorder, abused woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.8
 2K
Horsehead (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Since her childhood, Jessica has been haunted by recurrent nightmares whose meaning escapes her. This peculiarity has led her to study the psychophysiology of dreams and to follow a therapy with Sean, her mentor and boyfriend, to try and understand ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, obsession, haunted house, woman in danger, haunted by the past, homecoming, ghost, paranormal investigation, fear, exorcism, evil force, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, crimes, talking to the dead, serial killer, death, new neighbor, lifetime, mystery, fugitives, runaway ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While driving, the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: vengeful ghost, haunted house, ghost, afterlife, ghost story, revenge, curse, supernatural, crimes, abandoned house, curses spells and rituals, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Uninvited Guest (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What if ... you let a stranger into your house to use your phone, but while you've been patiently waiting in the kitchen, he just disappears ... or does he? Félix, an architect who has just split up with his girl-friend and inhabits a huge ...
Style: scary, surreal, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: intruder, crimes, domestic disturbance, paranoia, mystery, missing person, family problems, home invasion, hearing voices, loneliness, haunted house, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Daisy Chain (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.
Style: suspense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, orphan, evil child, family in danger, adoption, starting over, mentally challenged, family relations, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%