Movies like Sweet 16

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Sweet 16 (1983)
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Sweet 16 (1983)
Original name: Sweet Sixteen
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa turns out to be a suspect when it seems she's the last person who has seen her boyfriends alive.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, realistic, slasher, twist ending, splatter, cult film
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, female serial killer, investigation, serial killer, teenage life, small town, teenage girl, youth, crimes, parents and children, maniac, teenager, native american, psychopath, truck, psychic, female nudity, death, murder investigation, excavation, bully, mental patient, suicide, sheriff, beer ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Sweet 16

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about deadly, serial killer, murder, crimes, gory, danger and psychopath mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sweet 16: Beneath the Darkness (2011), New Year's Evil (1980), Trauma (1993), The Prowler (1981), Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beneath the Darkness (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Style: serious, scary, suspense, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, young heroes, investigation, amateur detective, confined, crimes, youth, murder, social relations, small town, mortician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
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100%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, slasher, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, nightclub, serial killer, new year's eve, nightlife, investigation, crimes, mentally unstable, showbiz, stalking, holiday horror ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, rain, journalism, amateur detective, teenage life, woman in danger, haunted by the past, seance, murder witness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, world war two, love affair, college, masked villain, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1945, year 1980 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, crimes, mystery, small town, cannibalism, media, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.0
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Lovers Lane (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man who killed 13 years before goes out on the loose to kill his victims' children.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, small town, murder, dead teenager, youth, teenage life, graphic violence, killer, single parent, death of loved one, mental patient ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
When a Killer Calls (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, nanny, urban legend, terrorism, crimes, youth, teenage life, prank, legends and myths, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, small town, small town life, investigation, crimes, computers and web, high school student, found footage, violence, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web, love triangle, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Virginia is proud that she belongs to a clique. The best students at a private school. But before her 18th birthday, a grueling set of murders take place and her friends are the ones who are falling prey. Could it be her? She suffers from blackouts ...
Style: slasher, splatter, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, school, college, vengeance, birthday, birthday party, master criminal, crimes, stalking, youth ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.2
 4K
Simon Says (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five college friends choose to spend their vacation debauching at the riverside. They find the perfect place to camp out, but end up crossing paths with twin brothers, Simon and Stanley. The twins then begins to knock off the campers in some ...
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psycho killer, serial killer, woman in danger, teenage life, youth, crimes, college, murder, twins, siblings relations, stoners, forest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, investigation, death, murder, prank telephone call, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
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Scar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joan Burrows returns to her hometown for her niece's graduation, only to be confronted by the serial killer she thought she offed years ago -- after he kidnapped and tormented her and her best friend.
Style: slasher, realistic, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, psychopath, violence spree, haunted by the past, homecoming, serial killer, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, murder, aunt niece relationship, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, youth, stalking, spring break, murder, dark secret, mystery killer, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, suspenseful, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: teenage life, serial killer, youth, murder, high school, psychopath, mystery killer, virginity, crimes, beauty, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: slasher, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: masked man, serial killer, murder, masked killer, small town, small town life, crimes, haunted by the past, social relations, teenage life, police investigation, characters killed one by one ...
Time: year 2013, year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, amateur detective, crimes, race against time, mystery, apartment building, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.2
 840
Buried Alive (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman goes to teach at the Ravenscroft Institute, a spooky old girls' school overrun by ants and staffed by various ex-mental patients. Spurred on by a series of horrific hallucinations, she begins to investigate the mysterious ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mental illness, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, school, youth, serial killer, insanity, mental institution, doctors and patients, misfit, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
April Fool's Day (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, island, holiday horror, hanging, serial killer, teenage life, crimes, mind game, supernatural, police investigation, mad scientist, college ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
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Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, witnessing a crime, graphic violence, sexual content, education, teenager, tutor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, summer camp, violence spree, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, cons and scams, supernatural, forest, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, love affair, mentally challenged, law enforcement, serial killer, small town life, small town, riddles and clues, politics, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Graduation Day (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing off her friends on the school track team one by one. The ...
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, serial killer, murder, high school sports, runner, psychopath, mentally unstable, stalking, youth, crimes, athlete's life, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Silent Scream (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: attic, psychopath, murder, college student, mystery, crimes, serial murder, brutality, secret room, estate, beach, haunted house ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: slasher, scary, enigmatic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, university, college, school, mental institution, mystery, crimes, youth, friendship, teacher, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: xian
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Christina's House (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The teenager Christina, her younger brother Bobby, and their father James Tarling moves to a rented house in a small town in Washington to be close to Christina's mother Joanne, who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, psychopath, mystery, amateur detective, teenage life, love triangle, mental illness, stalking, teenager, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, mind game, crimes, tragic hero, buddies, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%