Movies like Detention

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Detention (2011)
 5.7
 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, semi serious, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, humorous, offbeat, cynical, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, youth, 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, high school life, imaginary, small town, alien encounter, goth, deadly, porn, space and aliens ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 1998, year 1994, year 1992, year 2008 ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, dark humor and semi serious films with plots about blood, deadly, murder, teenage life, death, youth and high school mostly in Horror, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Detention: Freaks of Nature (2015), Jawbreaker (1999), Jennifer's Body (2009), The Faculty (1998), Tormented (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: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, funny, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, alien, small town, supernatural, teenager, unlikely partners, save the day, parody, apocalypse, high school, social satire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: high school, prom, popularity, murder, friendship, prank, accidental killing, fashion, teenager, bullying, makeover, jealousy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 107K
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, sexual, scary, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: seductress, high school, teenagers, female killer, succubus, curses spells and rituals, small town, supernatural, goth, demons, cannibalism, cheerleader ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 104K
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, parasite, teenage life, teachers and students, high school, high school life, evil alien, small town, space and aliens, youth, alien, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 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, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: slasher, high school, school, prank, drowning, suicide, swimming pool, ghost, friendship, serial killer, dead woman, asthma inhaler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, dark humor, twist ending, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, slasher, serial killer, murder, high school, school, investigation, psychopath, gory, student life, dangerous attraction, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, deadly, best friends, youth, ghost, murder, zombie, high school, priestess ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, semi serious, humorous, scary, suspenseful
Plot: high school, murder, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, slasher, psychopath, rivalry, high school life, mind game, law enforcement, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.2
 18K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, murder, gallows, found footage, hanging, tragedy, youth, dead teenager, slasher killer, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1993, 20th century ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, innocence lost, small town, telekinesis, teacher, party, murder, fire, weightlifting ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, brainwashing, high school, small town, mind control, insanity, society, student, chase, mind game, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, opposites attract, high school, psychopath, serial killer, youth, woman in danger, gory, deadly, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 264K
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, masked killer, woman in danger, high school, small town, who done it, psychopath, teenage life, danger, murder, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 2K
Big Bad Wolf (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Cameron, a group of hunters is attacked by a wild animal, and Charlie Cowley survives, but sees his brother Scott dying. Seven years later, his teenage nephew Derek Cowley steals the key of his stepfather's cabin in the isolated Fire Road ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, supernatural, survival, deadly creature, dangerous animal, gory, teenage life, stalking, adventurer, college, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, deadly, supernatural, psychopath, murder, haunted by the past, urban legend, danger, small town, gory, nightmare comes true ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: slasher, serial killer, survival, psychopath, miner, small town, death, gory, haunted by the past, danger, old love, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, masked killer, small town, small town life, danger, haunted by the past, strong sexual content, social relations, deadly, crimes ...
Time: year 1976, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, not serious, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, stoners, zombie, gory, gang, slasher, heroes, teachers and students, escapades, teenage life, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 832
Zombie High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman goes to previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: boarding school, school dance, school, high school, zombie, student, conspiracy, supernatural, rebelliousness, high school life, power relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 733
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: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, scary
Plot: murder, high school, slasher, school, rivalry, investigation, creature, classroom, monster, teacher, transformation, potion ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, manipulation, teachers and students, destiny, teenage life, youth, high school, false accusation, crimes, cheating, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: serious, rough, witty, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, virgin, high school, teenager, revenge, sex, murder, dead teenager, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, tense, feel good, offbeat ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, obsession, murder, serial killer, hair loss, anthology, baseball, gory, crimes, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 833
Chastity Bites (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Serial killer Countess Elizabeth Bathory believed that bathing in virgin blood would keep her young and beautiful forever. Still alive today, she's found a perfect hunting ground for her "botox" as an abstinence educator in ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, dark humor
Plot: feminism, serial killer, high school, reporter, blogger, blood, teenager, seductive behavior, journalism, danger, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: summer camp, slasher, murder, psychopath, psycho killer, who done it, investigation, camp, deadly, gory, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)
Genre: Comedy, 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: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, detention, teenage life, supernatural, seance, student life, teenager, murder, racial slur, manipulation, preparatory school, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, social misfits, social relations, youth, misfit, high school life, crimes, small town, haunted by the past, rivalry, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.8
 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 ⇓
22%
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary
Plot: friendship, skinny dipping, video store, vacation, alien, swimming, teenage life, deadly creature, environmentalism, buddies, strong sexual content, cliche ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 8K
The Prowler (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, love affair, college, obsession, sadism ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1980, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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