Movies like Detention

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Detention (2011)
 5.8
 14K
Detention (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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, semi serious, cynical, offbeat, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, time machine, cheerleader, small town, high school life, imaginary, youth, alien encounter, social relations, murder, prom, deadly, unfulfilled love, teenage life, space and aliens, body swapping, porn, teenage angst, bully, ufo, gay, suicide attempt, bear, time travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 2005, year 2003, year 2008, year 1992 ...

Most similar movies to Detention

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, scary, semi serious and dark humor films with plots about youth, deadly, high school, blood, gory, murder and teenage life mostly in Horror, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Detention: Jennifer's Body (2009), The Faculty (1998), Tormented (2009), Jawbreaker (1999), Freaks of Nature (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 103K
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: sexy, dark humor, humorous, sexual, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, teenagers, small town, transformation, succubus, high school life, cannibalism, danger, friends, female killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: minnesota
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75%
 6.5
 100K
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: suspenseful, scary, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teachers and students, alien invasion, small town, high school, evil alien, high school life, youth, alien encounter, danger, transformation, space and aliens ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, dead teenager, serial killer, high school, revenge, bullying, school, asthma inhaler, suicide, severed head, drowning, swimming pool ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 21K
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
Plot: high school, prom, friendship, murder, accidental killing, popularity, prank, fashion, teenager, bullying, teenage life, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ 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, scary, dark humor, vampire comedy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: vampire, zombie, small town, alien, teenager, supernatural, evil alien, unlikely partners, young heroes, save the day, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 18th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, high school, murder, gory, school, countdown, dangerous attraction, mystery, high school life, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dance of the Dead (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: With Prom only hours away, the usual suspects of Cosa High (Cheerleaders, geeks, bad boys and the happy-go-lucky student council alike) are preoccupied with the annual rituals of teendom. On the night of the big dance when the dead unexpectedly rise ...
Style: scary, humorous, dark humor, entertaining, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: zombie, high school, gory, prom, back from the dead, supernatural, anti heroes, save the day, violence, unlikely couple, survival, apocalypse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All Cheerleaders Die (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When tragedy rocks Blackfoot High, rebellious outsider Maddy Killian shocks the student body by joining the cheerleading squad. This decision drives a rift between Maddy and her ex-girlfriend Leena Miller — a loner who claims to practice the dark ...
Style: semi serious, scary, humorous, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, cheerleader, magic, teenage life, rivalry, youth, zombie, murder, back from the dead, supernatural, body swapping, lesbian relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: humorous, not serious, offbeat, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, stoners, gory, zombie, school, slasher, social misfits, small town, superhero, superhuman powers, teachers and students, splatter ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Invisible Maniac (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An invisible scientist escapes from an asylum and teaches high-school physics to nubile teens.
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, murder, mad scientist, sexploitation, gory, school, experiment gone awry, experiment, maniac, sex, rape, death ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 6K
Expelled (2014)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Felix (Cameron Dallas) is a legendary prankster who gets expelled from his high school and, with his friend’s help, stops at nothing to hide it from his parents.
Style: witty, cynical, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, coming of age, youth, power relations, friends, student, prankster, social relations, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Big Monster on Campus (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A student receives a serial killer's brain in a transplant after being thrown into a pool with no water in it
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, gothic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, brain transplant, frankenstein, mad scientist, college, mentally challenged, popularity, socially awkward, house party, laboratory, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, prom, suicide, blood, weightlifting, telekinesis, swimming pool, murder, fire, teacher, party, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.5
 68K
Slither (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, entertaining, suspense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, apocalypse, parasite, alien, monster, alien invasion, transformation, zombie, save the day, violence, husband wife relationship, evil alien ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 6K
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: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: clinic, serial killer, hair loss, anthology, baseball, investigation, obsession, murder, psychopath, transplant, gory, slasher ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.5
 578
Wacko (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Cops try to track down the infamous "Lawnmower Killer"
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, high school, whipped cream, slasher spoof, murder, small town, gory, parody, deadly, traumatic childhood, small town life, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school prom faces a deadly threat: a flesh-eating virus that spreads via a popular brand of bottled water.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, virus, bottled water, gory, quarantine, prom, plague, danger, deadly, zombie, survival, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, slasher, slasher killer, youth, dead teenager, murder, found footage, gallows, hanging, tragedy, high school life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1993, 2010s ...
Place: usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 3.3
 502
Monster High (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two high school goofs steal an explosive device from another world that has been hidden on earth, and an alien named Mr. Armageddon is sent to retrieve it from them.
Style: semi serious, humorous, scary, exciting
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: high school, save the world, drugs/alcohol, good versus evil, strong sexual content, danger, deadly, youth, space and aliens, supernatural, evil alien, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must ...
Style: not serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: chaos and mayhem, gory, mutant, imaginary, high school, youth, small town, chaos, social misfits, save the day, high school life, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Return to Horror High (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about these events - on location, at the now abandoned school. Since ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, police investigation, gore, murder, screenwriter, filmmaking, gory, college, movie business, school ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three scouts and lifelong friends join forces with one badass cocktail waitress to become the world’s most unlikely team of heroes. When their peaceful town is ravaged by a zombie invasion, they’ll fight for the badge of a lifetime and put ...
Style: humorous, scary, funny, bloody, not serious ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: zombie, danger, survival, gory, strip club, apocalypse, teenager, friendship, virus, small town, parody, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 3K
Zapped (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Zoey is a talented dancer whose organized life is rudely disrupted when she moves in with her new step-dad and three step-brothers, until she discovers a dog-training app that can get boys to obey her every command. But she soon learns that it ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat
Audience: family outing, teen comedy
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, imaginary, youth, family, wish come true, social relations, disorder, teenager, obedience, dance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: humorous, scary, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, punk, undead, paramedic, crematorium, cemetery, attic, warehouse, walking dead, gory, cannibalism, mortician ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: kentucky, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 11K
2001 Maniacs (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On their way to Spring Break, college kids take a detour through an old Southern town. The people of Pleasant Valley insist the kids stay for their annual barbecue celebration... but instead of getting a taste of the old South, the old South gets a ...
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, scary, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, gory, racism, violence spree, psychopath, slasher, violence, crimes, american civil war, gays and lesbians, animal cruelty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: florida, usa, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Class Reunion (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lizzie Borden High's class of '72 are going through the motions at their tenth-year reunion, until deranged alum Walter Baylor, driven insane by a sadistic senior-year prank, escapes from the mental institution and crashes the party. When ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, not serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, parody, slasher, reunion, prank, vengeance, social misfits, psychopath, danger, deadly, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1982, year 1972
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.6
 4K
Drive Thru (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Horror gets Super Sized when Horny The Clown, the demonic mascot of "Hella-Burger," starts slashing Orange County teenagers with his meat cleaver from Hell.
Style: semi serious, scary, cynical, humorous, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, clown, evil clown, masked killer, killer clown, meat cleaver, gory, mind game, fast food restaurant, restaurant, stalking, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, sex, shopping mall, laser, remote control, party, survival, gory, murder, slasher, a.i., androids and robots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Night of the Creeps (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1959, an alien experiment crashes to earth and infects a fraternity member. They freeze the body, but in the modern day, two geeks pledging a fraternity accidentally thaw the corpse, which proceeds to infect the campus with parasites that ...
Style: scary, humorous, not serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher killer, alien, zombie, monster, serial killer, violence, college, fraternity, murder, teenager, corpse, spacecraft ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, year 1986 ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers who, in an attempt to rescue their friend from an evil corporation, end up releasing a horde of blood thirsty zombies.
Style: semi serious, scary, bleak, humorous, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, gore, living dead, undead, deadly creature, high school, mad scientist, gory, slasher, rescue, survival, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%