Movies like Child's Play 1972

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Child's Play (1972)
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Child's Play (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, clever, mind bending, realistic, talky
Plot: boarding school, school, youth, teachers and students, mystery, mentally unstable, society, idealism, dedicated educator, workplace situations, rivalry, religions or cults, high school life, chaos and mayhem, high school, hardcase students, boarding school life, power relations, boys' school, suicide, hospital, repression, cemetery, satanism, paranoia ...
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, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about deadly, mystery, crimes, youth, murder, rivalry and power relations mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Child's Play: Are You in the House Alone? (1978), Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004), Playmaker (1994), Breaking Dawn (2004), Cry_Wolf (2005). 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: rebelliousness, mystery, orphan, boarding school, power relations, teaching the ways of the world, love affair, isolation, youth, confined, teachers and students, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
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95%
Are You in the House Alone? (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Teenage girl is plagued by harassing phone calls. Her fear mounts when she's babysitting at a neighbor's home one evening and the caller rings her at that number.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, stalking, rock, high school, mentally unstable, crimes, mind game, mystery, deadly, rivalry, danger, best friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Three girls take a pre-college trip to a cabin in the woods. Their night is interrupted by a visitor who, they begin to believe, may have killed a babysitter some years before. An original twist on the teens-in-peril film.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: survival, captivity, mystery, deadly, mysterious character, youth, confined, danger, wilderness, teenage life, isolation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.2
 390
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, manipulation, power relations, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Breaking Dawn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Within the confines of an insane asylum languish many would-be seers and messiahs. Medical students meet them day in, day out. But when Eve meets Don Wake, she discovers he's not your run-of-the-mill paranoic. In fact, his visions of her life ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious
Plot: mental institution, paranoia, mentally unstable, mystery, investigation, mental illness, obsession, hospital, losing-it hero, stalking, mind game, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.8
 26K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, crimes, nobody believes, chase, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Nightmare at the End of the Hall (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Courtney Snow, an author with writer's block, still haunted by the suicide of her best friend while they were in prep school, finds herself teaching at the very same school while trying to get back on her feet. She encounters a young student, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: reincarnation, suicide, teacher, supernatural, boarding school life, boarding school, family relations, youth, preparatory school, best friend, cheating, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 90s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 7K
From Within (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The residents of a small American town begin to die one-by-one apparently by suicide...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, vengeance, supernatural, mystery, social misfits, danger, deadly, society, youth, social relations, teenage life, afterlife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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: clever, sincere, realistic, serious, offbeat
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, ambition, lifestyle, teachers and students, teenage life, society, dedicated educator, contests and competitions, youth, rivalry, social differences, cheating ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 7K
Sublime (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Admitted to Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure, George Grieves discovers that his condition is much more serious and complicated than originally expected; and as his own fears begin to manifest around him, he learns that Mt. Abaddon is not ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: hospital, racism, doctors and patients, mystery, danger, destiny, psychology, fear, coma, death, blood, nurse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.9
 574
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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: high school, murder, uncover truth, investigation, rebellion, mystery, deadly, friendship, rebelliousness, teenage life, college life, idealism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.4
 790
Hallows Point (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trapped in an abandoned schoolhouse with an evil they helped create, but cannot defeat, the students are ill prepared for their last lesson...in terror!
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, murder, gory, psychopath, supernatural ability, youth, danger, prank, crimes, isolation, power relations, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: boarding school, prank, murder, deadly, clergy, crimes, hopes, investigation, rebellion, mind game, teachers and students, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: surreal, suspenseful, psychological, enigmatic, stylized ...
Plot: boarding school life, boarding school, mystery, society, school, childhood, friendship between girls, coming of age, teenage life, ballet, girls' boarding school, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.1
 612
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, woman in danger, danger, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable, psychopath, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, religions or cults, deadly, crimes, society, law enforcement, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hangman's Curse (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bullying students are becoming deathly ill after screaming the name of a legendary ghost. What's to blame? An exotic illness? An illicit drug? Or is it the supernatural? The clues are few and time is running out for the students of Rogers High ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, horror for children
Plot: high school, ghost, curse, secret mission, urban legend, haunted by the past, uncover truth, investigation, supernatural, teenage life, who done it, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 2K
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: mystery, family in danger, deadly, youth, danger, murder, small town, religions or cults, farm, family relations, child in peril
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.7
 508
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, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Plot: uncover truth, false accusation, frame up, high school life, teachers and students, crimes, friends, dishonesty, youth, suicide, sexual abuse, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.9
 6K
The Other (1972)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, twins, good versus evil, mystery, siblings relations, countryside, psychopath, family relations, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, holland, connecticut, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
To Sir with Love (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mi-ja, who has been taking care of a retired teacher, Ms Park, invites several of her former students to her house 16 years after their graduation. Since the end of her teaching career, Park has been residing in the countryside, suffering from an ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: reunion, slasher, murder, psychopath, vengeance, mystery, teachers and students, youth, rivalry, deadly, prank, hardcase students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.1
 713
Bad Reputation (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school girl wrongly branded as the school slut embraces her 'bad reputation' and takes revenge on the kids who have made her life a living hell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape and revenge, domineering mother, public humiliation, high school, alcoholic mother, party, gang rape, vengeance, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, teenage love, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 505
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, suspense, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: prison, dedicated educator, prison life, starting over, idealism, human spirit, hardcase students, ambition, hopes, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 661
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, crimes, family relations, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 818
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, experimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, nerve gas, crimes, rivalry, death in the family, vengeance, toxic, farm, contamination, deadly, society, dealing with death ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
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Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, black market, investigation, coma, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, danger, neo noir, conspiracy, intern, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, dishonesty, undercover, special agents, mystery, state affairs, adventure, espionage, infidelity, government agency, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 495
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 360
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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: boarding school, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, kids in trouble, society, immorality, peer pressure, physical abuse, bullying, teen angst, cruelty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, captivating, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: crimes, legal investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, false accusation, mystery, legal action, dedicated lawyer, legal, clergy, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%