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The Cottage (2012)
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The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, scary, realistic
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, twists and turns, parents and children, couples, suburbs, suspense, kidnapping, writers, family relations, family problems, wedding, murder, male nudity, husband wife relationship, wedding dress, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, skinny dipping, novelist, cottage, mother son relationship, deadly, cabin, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and realistic films with plots about danger, deadly, suspense, murder, psychopath, family relations and parents and children mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cottage: The Nightmare Nanny (2013), Nailbiter (2013), Jake's Closet (2007), Secrets in the Walls (2010), Sick Boy (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Nightmare Nanny (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Stay-home mom Annie is reluctant to return to work, until she finds Amber, the perfect nanny for her 3-year-old daughter Jenny. But as Annie's young daughter grows closer and closer to Amber, Annie begins to feel like she's being pushed ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, nanny, family relations, parents and children, woman in danger, single parent, couples, twists and turns, suspicion, suspense, woman seduces a man, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Nailbiter (2013)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A horror film that combines classic monster movie elements set within the backdrop of unpredictable Kansas weather. Start with a mother and her three daughters forced to take shelter from an advancing tornado in a local storm cellar. What is waiting ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, slasher ...
Plot: survival, storm, family in danger, deadly creature, confined, forced into action, family relations, suspense, death, violence, basement, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Jake's Closet (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jake's Closet takes you back through childhood in a suspenseful and deeply moving story that dives deep into the mind of a little boy under the stress of a fractured family.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: zombie, supernatural, family relations, supernatural ability, child in peril, coming of age, couples, family problems, illusion, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, breakup ...
Time: 21st century
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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, serious, slasher, tense ...
Plot: ghost, starting over, supernatural, family in danger, mentally unstable, single parent, psychopath, family relations, family problems, missing child, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: detroit
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Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: tense, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, confined, zombie, parents and children, family problems, suspense, murder, violence, bad kids, killer child, virus ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, texas
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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, murder, family in danger, family problems, adoption, parents and children, husband wife relationship, babies and infants, child, family relations, privacy invasion ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Repentance (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An earnest life-coach/author, Thomas Carter, is mysteriously abducted by a deranged client, Angel Sanchez, who delves into Thomas' teachings and uses his spiritual messages of Karma - action and reaction (Vipaka), against him to terrorize him ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, slasher, realistic
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
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Axed (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strict father loosens up enough to let his children take a day off school for a trip to the countryside. But things turn darker when the family realize he is planning to make it their last outing ever.
Style: slasher, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, unemployment, psychopath, family in danger, confined, rivalry, isolation, countryside, parents and children, murder, crisis, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england
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Crawlspace (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - hiding in the house attic and methodically taking out all those ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, psychopath, stalking, privacy invasion, uninvited guest, domestic disturbance, graphic violence, home invasion, suspense, survival horror, survival, struggle for survival ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, twists and turns, investigation, betrayal, infidelity, stalking, love, suspense, couples, dishonesty, corrupt officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century
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Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
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Time: 21st century
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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, scary, psychological, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, domestic disturbance, couple relations, stalking, twists and turns, loss of child, husband wife relationship, ghost, mourning, flashback, guilt, novelist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Fall Down Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metropolitan city is in the grip of fear when rolling blackouts bring out a serial killer dubbed The Picasso Killer. One night, in the middle of a blackout, seven strangers become trapped in an office building as the killer hunts for Christie ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, captivating, slasher ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Gut (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark, his job is suffocating him, and his childhood best friend Dan still clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions, becoming increasingly detached from those around ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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 ...
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Desecrated (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A rich heiress and her friends head for a weekend of fun at her isolated ranch house in the middle of no man's land. They soon find that the caretaker's dark past, has taken him down a bloody killing spree.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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XII (2008)
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Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
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Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
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The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, surreal ...
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Time: 21st century
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Deep in the Darkness (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Michael Cayle thought leaving the chaotic lifestyle of New York City behind for the quiet, small town of Ashborough would bring his family closer together. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers the town's deepest secret: a terrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, captivating, tense, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher, realistic
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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Inside (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex has a disturbing hobby of following strangers...until one night he gets caught. Instead of calling the police, the couple--fascinated by Alex's resemblance to their dead son--asks him to stay, and Alex finds himself trapped in a horrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, emotional ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hazard (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, tense, captivating ...
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Time: 21st century
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4Closed (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 21st century
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 21st century
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The Disappeared (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Following the disappearance of his younger brother Tom, Matthew Ryan tries to put his life and sanity back together. However the past keeps coming back to haunt him.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, haunted by the past, family relations, parents and children, religions or cults, destiny, teenage life, disappearance, brother, ghost, kidnapping, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london
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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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, talking to the dead, serial killer, death, suspense, new neighbor, fugitives, runaway, train, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, tense ...
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Time: 21st century
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