Movies like Detention

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Detention (2011)
 5.7
 15K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, humorous, offbeat, cynical, horror spoof, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, youth, imaginary, social relations, cheerleader, time machine, survival, teenage life, love triangle, delusion, unfulfilled love, prom, suicide attempt, on the run, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, secretly observing, murder, detention, body swapping, high school life, small town, alien encounter, goth, grizzly bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s, year 2008, 2010s, year 2011 ...

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Most similar movies to Detention

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, humorous and dark humor films with plots about murder, deadly, youth, blood, violence, teenager and high school mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Detention: Freaks of Nature (2015), The Faculty (1998), Idle Hands (1999), You Might Be the Killer (2018), Jennifer's Body (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: vampire comedy, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, supernatural, small town, teenager, alien, save the day, nerd, evil alien, parody, apocalypse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 111K
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, alien, parasite, youth, teenage life, teachers and students, evil alien, first contact, space and aliens, high school life, teenager, small town ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 40K
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, ghost, youth, best friends, deadly, murder, high school, priestess, attic ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You Might Be the Killer (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Counselors are being killed off at summer camp, and Sam (Fran Kranz) is stuck in the middle of it. Instead of contacting the cops, he calls his friend and slasher-film expert (Alyson Hannigan) to discuss his options.
Style: non-linear, dark humor, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, friendship, murder, trap, survival, mystery killer, characters killed one by one, homicidal maniac, treasure hunt, curse, hearing voices, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.2
 117K
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
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, sexual, scary, satirical ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: seductress, female killer, succubus, teenagers, supernatural, high school, popular girl, curses spells and rituals, demon, demons, small town, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 24K
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, biting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, girls' night
Plot: high school, prom, popularity, murder, popular girl, friendship, prank, accidental killing, fashion, teenager, bullying, makeover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 289K
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: twists and turns, scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, who done it, murder, small town, danger, teenage life, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 158K
Scream 2 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college ...
Style: suspense, scary, suspenseful, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, college, mask, masked killer, serial murder, crimes, wannabe, psychopath, film within a film, mystery killer, pursuit ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, slasher, deadly, journalism, small town, halloween, insanity, satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 128K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, post modern ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, serial murder, crimes, mystery killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mask, slasher, rescue, gory, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Student Bodies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
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: horror spoof, humorous, not serious, dark humor, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, serial killer, slasher, murder, investigation, psychopath, high school, gory, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Happy Death Day 2U (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tree Gelbman learns that dying over and over again was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead.
Style: captivating, semi serious, brutal, suspenseful, bloody
Plot: time loop, university, repeated event, slasher, paradox, masked killer, blonde, serial killer, slasher killer, suicide, mystery killer, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.1
 6K
Tormented (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 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, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: slasher, high school, prank, school, suicide, drowning, vengeance, ghost, teenage life, revenge, serial killer, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, scary, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: opposites attract, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, high school, woman in danger, murder, deadly, crimes, youth, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.3
 19K
The Gallows (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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, suspense, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, youth, murder, dead teenager, tragedy, teenage life, supernatural, social relations, crimes, deadly, found footage, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Night Warning (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rejected by her lover, the only man left in Cheryl's life is the orphaned nephew she has raised as her own son. She'll stop at nothing to keep Billy with her. When her plans misfire, she is swept up into an insane frenzy that means death ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, orphan, obsession, murder, high school, psychopath, investigation, serial killer, child abuse, manipulation, mental illness, incest ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, camp, psychopath, psycho killer, who done it, investigation, crimes, deadly, danger, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, high school, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, teenage life, slasher, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Sexy Killer: You'll Die for Her (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In medical school of an elite university, campus starts sown with corpses. The police have no clue who is responsible for the carnage. Nobody suspected Barbara, a beautiful young innocent looking whose only concern seems to be the fashion. However, ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, zombie, female assassin, psychopath, serial killer, slasher, sex addict, danger, deadly, amateur detective, obsession, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma inhaler, high school, seance, teenage life, student life, asthma attack, detention, teenager, murder, supernatural, manipulation, preparatory school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.4
 47K
Vampires Suck (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen is torn between two boys. Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child. Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic ...
Style: humorous, absurd, vampire comedy, idiotic, not serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: parody, vampire, vampire human love, prom, love triangle, teenage love, imaginary, supernatural romance, supernatural, teenage life, youth, vampire slayer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Detention of the Dead (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A group of oddball high school students find themselves trapped in detention with their classmates having turned into a horde of Zombies.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, high school, school, supernatural, escapades, danger, deadly, social misfits, gory, teenager, survival, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, brainwashing, high school, small town, mind control, insanity, society, student, chase, mind game, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 2K
Neon Maniacs (1986)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: mutant, danger, survival, deadly, youth, deadly creature, crimes, rivalry, stalking, teenage life, murder, samurai ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Beautiful Mandy Lane isn't a party girl but, when classmate Chloe invites the Texas high school student to a bash in the countryside, she reluctantly accepts. After hitching a ride with a vaguely scary older man, the teens arrive at their ...
Style: sexy, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, serial killer, youth, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, crimes, danger, beauty, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 8K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, holiday horror, small town, law enforcement, deadly, gory, psychopath, police investigation, graphic violence, dismemberment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.2
 12K
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, rape, small town, slasher, psychopath, revenge, murder, teenager, virgin, haunted by the past, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 23K
Cooties (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.
Style: dark humor, scary, not serious, humorous, bloody ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gory, survival, zombie, zombie apocalypse, teacher, school, virus, supernatural, deadly, danger, small town, imaginary ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: psycho film, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, murder, psychopath, supernatural, urban legend, haunted by the past, small town, danger, gory, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s, 90s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, suicide, blood, lone wolves, innocence lost, small town, murder, telekinesis, fire, swimming pool, party ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%