Movies like Happy Death Day

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Happy Death Day (2017)
 6.5
 70K
Happy Death Day (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending
Plot: college, mystery killer, time loop, murder, roommate, birthday, masked killer, dying repeatedly, repeated scene, time travel, sorority, cupcake, surprise birthday party, hospital, father daughter relationship, teacher student relationship, slasher killer, dead teenager, stabbed to death, college student, young adult, survival, suicide, infidelity, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona

Most similar movies to Happy Death Day

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, surprise ending and serious films with plots about murder, slasher, blood, deadly, serial killer, psychopath and crimes mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Happy Death Day: Mine Games (2012), Unsane (2018), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998), Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000), The Telling (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, small town, serial killer, murder, revenge, secret, fisherman, mystery, psychopath, who done it, buried truth, urban legend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 3K
Mine Games (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, surprise ending
Plot: mystery killer, danger, imaginary, mystery, losing-it hero, changing the past or future, curses spells and rituals, destiny, hopes, unfulfillment, time loop, time paradox ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 26K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological, disturbing
Plot: mental institution, fear, murder, obsession, pursuit, psychiatric ward, maniac, crimes, psychological thriller, mental disorder, stalker, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, death, violence, evil, underage drinking, masked killer, boarding school, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1998, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in the country in 'Urban Legends: Final Cut', the suspenseful follow up to the smash hit 'Urban Legend'. At Alpine ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, urban legend, serial killer, teenage life, murder, psychopath, rivalry, gory, college life, who done it, movie business ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.7
 1K
The Telling (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this horror anthology film, three girls pledge the most popular - and cruelest - sorority on campus. For their final task, they must tell the scariest story they know. Containing three distinct stories - one featuring a murderous doll, one a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, undead, sorority, poison, college, curses spells and rituals, mystery, danger, deadly, supernatural ability, prank, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 8K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, slasher killer, small town, pitchfork, maniac, psychopathic killer, soldier, gory, college ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1980, year 1945 ...
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, sexual, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, knife murder, mystery killer, college, swamp, prostitution, countryside, murder, masked killer, investigation, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: southern italy, italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Initiation (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kelly, a young woman, has been plagued by nightmares of a burning man her entire life. Upon entering college, she pledges a sorority that forces them to perform an initiation night prank. With several of her friends, she breaks into a store and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, nightmare, ritual, serial killer, fraternity, maniac, psycho killer, escaped mental patient, sorority, violence, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: train, murder, college, serial killer, slasher, revenge, masked killer, stalker, killer, mask, costume, psycho ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 139K
Scream 2 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, college, mystery killer, masked killer, mask, psychopath, postmodernism, university, mystery, media satire, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Happy Hell Night (1992)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 25 years ago at Winfield College, psycho-priest Zachary Malius murdered seven frat boys and was put away in the local asylum. Now, however, the same fraternity stages a prank from which Malius is inadvertently set free and returns to the house to ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, halloween, mausoleum, fraternity, sex tape, serial killer, gory, college life, mental institution, sex ...
Time: 90s, year 1965
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Happy Birthday to Me (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 111 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: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mystery killer, murder, gory, school, college, psychopath, mystery, master criminal, vengeance, mind game ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: usa, virginia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 22K
Valentine (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, murder, valentine's day, gory, school, college, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ 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: serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, university, serial killer, murder, maniac, knife, violence, sex, slasher, knife murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 27K
Truth or Dare (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A harmless game of "Truth or Dare" among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, scary, suspense
Plot: suicide, friendship, murder, demon, game, rivalry, danger, adventure, hallucination, betrayal, college, survival ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 53K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, college, serial killer, urban legend, murder, death, dead teenager, gory, axe, strangulation, hanging, gas station ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, summer camp, murder, mystery killer, knife murder, gore, camp, serial killer, psychopath, gory, stalking, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, year 1984
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, cult, camp, serial killer, revenge, drowning, teenager, knife murder, mystery killer, maniac, cabin ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, slasher, wax museum, ghost town, deadly, gory, woman in danger, traffic jam, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
All-American Murder (1991)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Artie Logan is the new guy on Campus. Suddenly, he meets Tally Fuller: the most popular and beautiful girl at Fairfield college and she finally agrees to go on a date with him. But that night she is brutally killed by a blowtorch-wielding maniac and ...
Style: serious, talky, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, college, slasher, mystery, protagonist as suspect, school, who done it, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 12K
They (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, nightmare, suicide, darkness, college, ghost, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, supernatural ability, mind game, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, sorority, attic, gory, school, stalker, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 24K
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, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, high school life, youth, school, rumor, student, friendship, chase, high school, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 55K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, halloween costume, stabbed to death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: midwest, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 5K
Hell Night (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four college pledges are forced to spend the night in a deserted old mansion where they get killed off one by one by the monstrous surviving members of a family massacre years earlier for trespassing on their living grounds.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, college, ghost, haunted house, serial killer, college student, gory, psychopath, supernatural, abandoned house, trespassing, survival ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 26K
Sorority Row (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: slasher, college, serial killer, blood, graduation, prank, stalking, best friends, killer, college life, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dead Man's Curve (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, college, suicide, psychopath, party, pregnancy, urban legend, urban, roommate, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%