Movies like Child's Play 1972

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Child's Play (1972)
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Child's Play (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, rough, suspense, mind bending, clever, realistic, talky
Plot: school, youth, teachers and students, mystery, society, idealism, mentally unstable, dedicated educator, workplace situations, rivalry, boarding school, boys' school, high school life, high school, hardcase students, boarding school life, chaos and mayhem, power relations, religions or cults, hospital, cemetery, suicide, satanism, repression, cult ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Child's Play

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about mystery, crimes, youth, rivalry, murder, deadly and society mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Child's Play: Playmaker (1994), Absolution (1978), Innocence (2004), An Amish Murder (2013), The Fields (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A group of young girls are brought up in a college within dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about live outside ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, erotic ...
Plot: rebelliousness, mystery, power relations, boarding school, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, isolation, orphan, youth, confined, teachers and students, lesbian ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
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95%
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Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, power relations, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, murder, actress, mentor, love affair, vengeance, faked death ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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92%
 6.5
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Absolution (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a Catholic public school, Benjamin Stanfield is tired of being the teacher's pet and decides to play a practical joke on his form master Father Goddard. In confession, Stanfield tells Goddard that he has accidentally murdered his friend ...
Style: slasher, twists and turns, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: practical joke, catholic priest, boarding school, murder, catholicism, murderer, ultimatum, scarecrow, death, violence, coming of age, confession booth ...
Time: 70s
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74%
 6.8
 6K
Innocence (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Belgium, France, UK, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A look inside an offbeat boarding school for young girls.
Style: disturbing, surreal, enigmatic, atmospheric, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, girls' boarding school, boarding school life, friendship, childhood, society, mystery, ballet, friendship between girls, escape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, mystery, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, winter, snow, religion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio
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72%
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The Fields (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic, serious
Plot: youth, farm, family in danger, mystery, murder, small town, family relations, religions or cults, child in peril, redneck, danger, deadly
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 559
Guilty at 17 (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager becomes overwhelmed with guilt after her lies to support a friend's claim of sexual assault lead to the accused teacher's suicide.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, teachers and students, high school life, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, youth, friends, lifetime, suicide, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
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Cheaters (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the fall of 1994, a teacher at Chicago's run-down Steinmetz High conspires with the school's academic decathlon team to cheat on an academic competition.
Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lifestyle, ambition, society, dedicated educator, youth, contests and competitions, rivalry, teenage life, teachers and students, social differences, education ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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The President's Mistress (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When Ben investigates the mysterious death of his sister, he is unaware that he is opening up a web of political intrigue. Ed Murphy, the White House Chief of Staff, becomes embroiled in a struggle to save the President from a humiliating scandal.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, espionage, undercover, special agents, crimes, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty, adventure, government agency, politics, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 32K
In the House (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A sixteen-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his ...
Style: suspense, witty, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, high school, writers, school, literature, student, art, obsession, teacher student relationship, voyeurism, privacy invasion, teen angst ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 622
The Circle (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some students at Runcie prep school form an elite club. The group is implicated in a cheating scandal and one of the club members dies mysteriously. Another member decides to try and discover the dangerous truth about Runcie.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, tense
Plot: high school, murder, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, rebellion, youth, dedicated educator, crimes, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, couple relations, legal, clergy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Into the Arms of Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two years ago, Andy Barker suffered serious brain damage in a car accident. In the last two days however, memories have started creeping back, triggered by family portraits and strange locations. Andy has a brother who has gone missing and a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, memory loss, human nature, bandit, amnesia, death of brother, fratricide, losing-it hero, epileptic seizure, boy, car chase, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Circle of Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Maggie returns to her hometown to dedicate a scholarship in her late husband's name. While there, she reconnects with old friends and comes to believe that her husband's death is tied to the mysterious deaths of several old classmates..
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, old friends, small town, homecoming, mystery, career woman, school, crimes, investigation, lifetime, seduction, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, mystery, investigation, frame up, introspection, teenage life, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Rage (1972)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An accidental nerve gas leak by the military kills not only a rancher's livestock, but also his son. When he tries to hold the military accountable for their actions, he runs up against a wall of silence.
Style: political, experimental, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, rivalry, fighting the system, dealing with death, crimes, society, farm, toxic, contamination, death in the family, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
 389
Teenage Angst (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 64 min.
Story: At an elite private Border School four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours to meet, drink and play. By trying to escape the golden cage which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the Extreme. In the course ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspense, queer cinema
Plot: bullying, boarding school, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, youth, kids in trouble, society, immorality, physical abuse, peer pressure, class differences, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 1K
Shackles (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An aspiring teacher (Hughley) takes the one job he's offered, a position at a school inside a prison.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, starting over, hardcase students, ambition, human spirit, prison life, idealism, rehabilitation, hopes, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sorority Surrogate (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A surrogate mother faces an uncertain future when the couple who hires her dies in an accident.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: custody, mystery, surrogate mother, crimes, pregnancy, friendship, family problems, youth, family relations, rivalry, college, lifetime ...
Time: future
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, investigation, mystery, social relations, life is a bitch, crimes, witch, society, mysticism, social issues, social problems, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Last of Sheila (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, yacht, manipulation, murder, mind game, game, puzzle, paranoia, disorder, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: south of france, mediterranean sea, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, extramarital affair, infidelity, murder mystery, revenge, riddles and clues, adultery, mind game, insurance, rivalry, writers, romantic rivalry ...
Time: future, 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, crimes, school shooting, hostage, high school, vengeance, school, power relations, psychopath, confined, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Sitter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prosperous couple find the perfect live-in nanny but soon discover she intends to do her job to deadly perfection.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, nanny, mystery, mind game, family relations, family problems, crimes, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Vanishing Point (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lucie Audibert, a student of Art History, does research work on Watteau and is certain that a hidden sense that nobody has ever deciphered can be found in a few of his paintings. The further she explores this the more Professor Jean Dussart - for ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mute or deaf, obsessive quest, power relations, teachers and students, couples, deaf, art, performer's life, artists and showbiz, mystery, riddles and clues, celebrity culture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the later years of the nineteenth century Latin master Mr. Chipping is the mainstay of Brookfields boys boarding school, a good teacher and a kindly person but he is considered to be married to the job so that it is a surprise when, on a walking ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic
Plot: boarding school, dedicated educator, tragic hero, society, idealism, social differences, friendship, family relations, youth, teachers and students, husband wife relationship, teacher ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, year 1914, edwardian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mystery, manipulation, mind game, game, uncover truth, life turned upside down, psychology, scheme, disorder, life philosophy, existentialism, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, mexico, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Life of a King (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, rough, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dedicated educator, chess, hardcase students, teenage life, changing lives, rebellion, ambition, society, bad attitude, contests and competitions, gain trust, teachers and students ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.9
 17K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: college, psychology, gossip, investigation, rumor, manipulation, secrets, adaptation, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, mystery, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rivalry, parents and children, lawyer, lifetime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%