Movies like Detention

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Detention (2011)
 5.8
 14K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As a killer named Cinderhella stalks the student body at the high school in Grizzly Lake, a group of co-eds band together to survive while they're all serving detention.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, cynical, semi serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, time machine, prom, cheerleader, murder, youth, high school life, imaginary, small town, alien encounter, social relations, goth, deadly, teenage life, porn, space and aliens, body swapping, unfulfilled love, dog, survival, alien, gay, time travel, parody ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998, 1990s, year 2011, year 1994, year 1992 ...

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Most similar movies to Detention

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, bloody and realistic films with plots about slasher, blood, deadly, murder, death, violence and high school mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Detention: Jawbreaker (1999), Jennifer's Body (2009), Tormented (2009), The Faculty (1998), Freaks of Nature (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 22K
Jawbreaker (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 3 of Reagan High School's most popular girls pretend to kidnap their friend by shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. Now the ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, satirical, absurd, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, murder, friendship, prank, popularity, accidental killing, teenager, fashion, bullying, makeover, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 105K
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A newly possessed cheerleader turns into a killer who specializes in offing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
Style: dark humor, sexy, scary, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, female killer, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, goth, small town, teenagers, succubus, cannibalism, cheerleader, high school life, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 6K
Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film centers on Darren Mullet, a bullied asthmatic, driven to suicide by his tormented life - ignored by his parents, ridiculed by his teachers and bullied at school. He returns from the dead to pay his teenage tormentors a final visit.
Style: scary, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, prank, school, high school, suicide, drowning, swimming pool, ghost, serial killer, friendship, bullying, asthma inhaler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 102K
The Faculty (1998)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien invasion, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, high school life, small town, evil alien, youth, space and aliens, danger, transformation, alien encounter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Freaks of Nature (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Dillford, humans, vampires and zombies were all living in peace - until the alien apocalypse arrived. Now three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie-have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visitors.
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, small town, teenager, alien, supernatural, unlikely partners, save the day, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 37K
Idle Hands (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anton is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly, the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's ...
Style: humorous, scary, semi serious, realistic, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, halloween, supernatural, teenage life, best friends, ghost, youth, deadly, murder, zombie, high school, attic ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cutting Class (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: High school student Paula Carson's affections are being sought after by two of her classmates: Dwight, the "bad boy", and Brian, a disturbed young man who has just been released from a mental hospital where he was committed following ...
Style: rough, realistic, scary, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, opposites attract, murder, serial killer, high school, youth, woman in danger, who done it, crimes, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Serial Killing 4 Dummys (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Casey Noland, a high school kid with no direction in life, decides to pursue the serial killing profession. Only problem...he can't bring himself to kill anybody. Will the help of a gothic chick named Sasha, he attempts to learn the ways of a ...
Style: dark humor, scary, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, teenage life, obsession, psychopath, slasher, mind game, who done it, mystery, deadly, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that ...
Style: scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, suicide, blood, innocence lost, small town, weightlifting, swimming pool, party, murder, fire, telekinesis ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean ...
Style: exciting, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, brainwashing, high school, small town, mind control, insanity, society, chase, student, mind game, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, urban legend, nightmare comes true, small town, deadly, gory, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 258K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, small town, woman in danger, masked killer, danger, psychopath, teenager, who done it, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 7K
Body Bags (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, feel good, tense, humorous ...
Plot: psychopath, obsession, investigation, serial killer, murder, baseball, anthology, hair loss, gory, crimes, supernatural, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Class of Nuke 'Em High (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The pupils at a high school next to a nuclear power plant start acting and looking strange after buying contaminated drugs from a plant worker.
Style: dark humor, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, stoners, zombie, gory, misfit, high school life, gang, youth, disorder, toxic, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 11K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: rough, scary, witty, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, slasher, high school, virgin, teenager, murder, revenge, sex, dead teenager, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.2
 17K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: 20 years after a horrific accident during a small town school play, students at the school resurrect the failed show in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but soon discover that some things are better left alone.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, murder, found footage, hanging, tragedy, gallows, youth, dead teenager, slasher killer, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1993, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for spring break. Mike has studied all horror films on video, and recognizes the signs of foreshadowing of doom. The others dismiss his concerns as the workings of a person that watches too many videos, but ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Plot: friendship, vacation, alien, skinny dipping, video store, swimming, slasher, deadly creature, environmentalism, isolation, danger, cliche ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
 705
Horror High (1973)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors at the high school, Vernon Potts goes on a ...
Style: scary, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: school, rivalry, investigation, high school, slasher, murder, crimes, violence spree, college life, prodigy, danger, youth ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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My Bloody Valentine (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, survival, psychopath, miner, small town, death, gory, haunted by the past, danger, old love, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 7K
Silent Night (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.
Style: realistic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, small town, serial killer, holiday horror, electrocution, gore, crimes, deadly, gory, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a bumbling pair of employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to re-animate as they go on a rampage seeking their favorite food: brains!
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, cannibalism, back from the dead, mortician, paramedic, attic, cemetery, crematorium, undead, warehouse, slasher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, kentucky, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 25K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, nobody believes, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, small town, small town life, haunted by the past, danger, strong sexual content, crimes, teenage life, deadly, social relations ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leanne is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, disturbing, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: school, kidnapping, teachers and students, destiny, manipulation, youth, teenage life, high school, crimes, false accusation, cheating, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Director Mickey Rose's zany send-up of teen slasher flicks features a maniacal psycho known as the Breather (played by Jerry Belson), who stalks –and murders– promiscuous students at a suburban high school. The fanatical killer's ...
Style: humorous, not serious, satirical, bloody, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, parody, murder, high school, gory, danger, youth, high school life, investigation, psychopath, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.4
 13K
Prom Night (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This slasher movie follows a relentless killer who is out to avenge the death of a young girl who died after being bullied and teased by four of her classmates. Now high-school students, the guilt-ridden kids have kept their involvement a secret, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, high school, serial killer, prom, chase, murder, revenge, stalking, psychopath, disco, red herring, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1980, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Frightening (2002)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The eighteen years old Corey Peterson moves with his mother to a small town due a trauma in the past. On his first day at Hallows End High School, he is approached by the student also new arrival in town Mason that tells him about a death of a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, social misfits, crimes, haunted by the past, high school life, misfit, small town, rivalry, youth, social relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 107K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, traffic jam, group of friends, slasher, deadly, ghost town, wax museum, small town, torture, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Chopping Mall (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, sex, murder, survival, remote control, party, shopping mall, laser, slasher, gory, law enforcement, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 118K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, stabbing, woman in danger, psychopath, slasher, knife, book, masked killer, rescue, sheriff, hospital, mask ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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