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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)
 5.6
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Killing Mr. Griffin (1997)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The high school students didn't mean to kill Mr. Griffin. They wanted to make him suffer. But when their mean English teacher turns up dead, they have to find out who killed them before the police arrests them all.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: group shower, kidnapping, high school, teenage life, crimes, vengeance, youth, teachers and students, high school life, murder, amateur detective, deadly, prank, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, power relations, teenager, school, basketball, fight, student, party, teacher, violence, investigation ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, teenage life, teenage boy, violence, teenager and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Killing Mr. Griffin: Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Black Circle Boys (1997), Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000), The Falls (2003), Cherry Crush (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: humorous, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: school, kidnapping, manipulation, dark humor, teachers and students, destiny, teenage life, youth, high school, false accusation, crimes, cheating ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Black Circle Boys (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man moves to a new town after experiencing a tragedy and becomes involved with a gang of Satan-worshipping teens who believe they have supernatural powers. But by the time he realises he’s in too deep, it may be too late to escape.
Style: gothic, serious, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Plot: gang, occult, dysfunctional family, heavy metal culture, juvenile delinquency, leadership, social decay, youth, society, friendship, violence spree, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, court, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
 115
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 3K
Cherry Crush (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A High school Photographer breaks his own rules and falls in love with his teenage model
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, dangerous attraction, high school life, crimes, love and romance, teenage life, golf, father son relationship, photographer, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, man boy relationship, cave, boy, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 20K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, stalker, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, swimming, high school, hospital, teenager, female stalker, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 3K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, confined, crimes, isolation, survival, rivalry, mind game, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, dishonesty, frame up, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
State's Evidence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When 16 year old Scott Byers decided to bring a camcorder to school, none of his schoolmates ever imagined what was to come. Only Scott's five closest friends and followers have the insight on his master plan. He is on a quest for the ultimate ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: life is a bitch, introspection, destructive relationship, voyeurism, teenage life, deadly, buddies, youth, sociopath, looking at the camera, loss of control, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Our Mother's Murder (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, working class, love affair, couples, family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, betrayal, investigation, deadly, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, mentally unstable, stalking, obsessed fan, jaguar car, stalker, disc jockey, dj, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 7K
M.F.A. (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An art student taps into a rich source of creative inspiration after the accidental slaughter of her rapist. An unlikely vigilante emerges, set out to avenge college girls whose attackers walked free- all the while fueling a vivid thesis exhibition.
Style: propaganda film, psychological, suspense, rough, feminist film
Plot: rape revenge, vigilante, female psychopath, rape, revenge, art student, rape and revenge, police investigation, murder, femme fatale, violence, stabbed to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 18K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, manipulation, obsessive love, infidelity, teenage life, destructive relationship, adultery, high school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 7K
Dismissed (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A straight-edged teacher finds trouble when an honors student is willing to do anything to get an A.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: manipulative person, teachers and students, perfectionist, revenge, serial killer, mental illness, crimes, crime and punishment, multiple murder, handcuffed man, kidnapped boy, little boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 448
The Word (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Days before the end of the school year, Liliana gives Janek an ultimatum, giving him 24 hours to either prove his love for her or forget about her altogether.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, teenage love, high school life, youth, teenage life, revenge, jealousy, rivalry, murder, betrayal, danger, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, tense, biting, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: single parent, chase, family relations, dysfunctional family, woman in danger, family in danger, school, little brother, siblings relations, drug abuse, teenage life, obsession ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Massacre at Central High (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Maimed by bullies at a California high school, a new student (Derrel Maury) engineers acts of revenge.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, school, psychopath, pursuit, prank, rivalry, gang, revenge, dead teenager, crimes, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
Scorned (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A vengeful widow is out to seduce the relatives of the man she blames for her husband's death.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense, tense ...
Plot: seduction, femme fatale, sexual relations, manipulation, psychopath, widow, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, family problems, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Detention: The Siege at Johnson High (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former high school student, Jason Copeland, returns to his school to take his revenge on the teachers for failing him out of school.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, school, hostage, vengeance, school shooting, high school life, urban ghetto life, teachers and students, police station, teenage life, haunted by the past, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 2K
Bad Ronald (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A shy teenager accidentally kills a mocking peer, and his mother helps him hide in a spare room in their house. Problems arise when the mother goes for an operation and dies, and the house is sold to a new family, with the teen still living inside.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, psychopath, secret, mental illness, voyeurism, death of mother, hidden room, mysterious character, crimes, social misfits, teenage life ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 3K
The New Kids (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.
Style: rough, captivating, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: amusement park, gang, orphan, small town, kidnapping, school dance, bully, chase, pursuit, redneck, decapitation, bullying ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.7
 296
Fatal Charm (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Valerie's (Amanda Peterson) prosecutor mom is trying to put away Adam (Christopher Atkins), an alleged serial killer on trial for murdering six women. But he's so charming that the teenage Valerie just can't believe he really did it, ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death row, male male kiss, forbidden love, cheerleader, high school, crime, young heroes, crimes, youth, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bang Bang You're Dead (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Trevor is a troubled high school student, thanks to the effects of bullying. This is the story of his fight to break free.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, sincere, harsh, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: bully, bullying, high school, social misfits, teenage life, bomb, death threat, vengeance, juvenile delinquency, social problems, teachers and students, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 965
The Teacher (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 18-year-old Sean's first summer after completing high school is much spent with 28-year-old teacher Diane, who's husband is too often motorcycle-racing instead of with her. Wacko Ralph also has "the hots" for Diane; and it ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, stalking, teacher, loss of virginity, voyeur, shower, police investigation, high school student, youth, crime, mentally unstable ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 4K
Coldwater (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, survival, juvenile delinquency, danger, confined, youth, re-education, prison, power relations, teenage boy, violence, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
When Angels Sleep (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Germán, an honest family man, sees how his whole world wobbles the night when, driving home, accidentally runs over two teenage girls. From that moment, Germán will have to do everything in his power to prevent his life from being destroyed ...
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: accident, birthday, birthday party, teenager, highway, police investigation, crimes, deadly, danger, youth, family, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 49K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.3
 2K
Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two ...
Style: scary, mind bending, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburbs, investigation, teenage life, obsession, uncover truth, danger, deadly, youth, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%