Movies like Dear Diary 1989

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Dear Diary (1989)
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Dear Diary (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two teen stories in one movie. "Dear Partyline" tells the story of Badong who falls in love with a girl in a Coke commercial who happens to be the other half of their telephone party line. "Dear Killer" tells the story of Lenny and the mysterious disappearance of a girl who was considered the school's best Soprano singer.
Style: anthology
Plot: murder, psycho, werewolf, school, ghost, teacher, police, split personality, nanny, death, model, billiards, beach, swimming, singer, missing person, taxi, television, valentine's day, flowers, mirror, perfume, piano, disco, painting ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, slasher and serious films with plots about murder, death, deadly, serial killer, danger, crimes and violence mostly in Mystery, Horror and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dear Diary: The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), All-American Murder (1991), The Slayer (1982), Terror Tract (2000), Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A stressed-out police officer struggles not to give in to the paranoia that grips his small mountain town as bodies turn up after each full moon.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: werewolf, serial killer, investigation, monster, killing spree, loss of father, murder, small town, fear, death, escape, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: slasher, cynical, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, college, woman with a gun, campus, frame up, college life, false accusation, who done it, school, race against time, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 90s
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The Slayer (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.
Style: slasher, mind bending, surreal, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, island, unknown killer, monster, nightmare, dream, fear, beach, murder, recurring nightmare, mystery killer, demon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Terror Tract (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bob Carter, a suburban real estate agent, tries to get a kindly couple, Allen and Mary Ann Doyle, to buy a house only to give them horrifying stories about the pasts of three of them. In the first story "Nightmare" a businessman discovers ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark, scary ...
Plot: murder, real estate agent, psychopath, suburban life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, serial killer, dark humor, crimes, house, ghost, family problems, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: It's summer camp as usual at Camp Manabe where the kids torment each other for fun while the underpaid camp staff provides as little supervision as possible. Greedy camp owner Frank and junior partner Ronnie do their best to keep everyone in ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, psycho killer, psychopath, who done it, serial killer, investigation, teenage life, obsession, mind game, crimes, bully ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Tales of Terror (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three stories adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe: 1) A man and his daughter are reunited, but the blame for the death of his wife hangs over them, unresolved. 2) A derelict challenges the local wine-tasting champion to a competition, but ...
Style: scary, gothic, suspenseful, suspense, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, zombie, ghost, supernatural, reincarnation, vengeance, afterlife, hypnotist, infidelity, experiment gone awry, mystery, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Paranormal Entity (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Twenty-three year old, Thomas Finley was arrested for the murder of his nineteen-year old sister, Samantha, as well as the murder of fifty-two year old, Edgar Lauren, a Professor and paranormal investigator.In the early morning hours, Police were ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, dark ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, ghost, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, supernatural power, haunted house, murder, woman in danger, evil, paranormal activity, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Inn (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A television reporter investigates a small town's dark secret.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, bleak, slasher
Plot: disappearance, dark secret, missing person, murder, female reporter, small town, curse, ghost, voodoo, hotel, voodoo doll, deep south
Place: maryland, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A crazed killer stalks college students who gave up their vacation to clean a deserted dormitory.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, supernatural, college life, college, school, law enforcement, isolation, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Wolf and the Baby (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Strange circumstances lead a young mother to become surrounded by evil forces that are all after the unborn child. A satanic gynecologist, a homicidal vagrant, a mysterious priest, a morally skewed Nazi, the local sheriff and his wife, and Santa ...
Style: scary, psychotronic, bleak, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: pregnant woman, satanist, murder, mother, baby, nazi, death, good versus evil, supernatural power, rescue, loss, paranormal investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serial killer, murder, college, obsession, world war two, soldier, small town, vengeance, youth, homecoming, masked villain, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1980, 20th century ...
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Night School (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston police detective investigates a series of gruesome decapitations of various college coeds commited by a helmeted, black-leather clad serial killer which leads him to suspect a well known anthropology professor as well as his female live-in ...
Style: slasher, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, college, suspicion, murder, pregnancy, riddles and clues, mysterious character, love affair, woman in danger, mystery, lesbian ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: boston, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Wraith (2022)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, death, supernatural power, torment, dead, haunted house, supernatural horror, house
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: slasher, suspense, sexy, twists and turns, bloody ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psycho, mental illness, murder, accidental death, characters murdered one by one, insanity, corpse, nun, split personality, depression, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Moon (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Miguel, a horribly disfigured young man, goes on a rampage at a masquerade party and rapes and then mutilates a girl. Institutionalized at a mental asylum, he is released five years later, into the care of his sister, Manuela who, along with their ...
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, mental patient, psychopath, mental institution, woman in danger, rape, youth, crimes, dangerous attraction, violence, exploitation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe
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Half Light (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, enigmatic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ghost, lighthouse, supernatural, murder, death of child, uncover truth, mentally unstable, death in the family, afterlife, loss of child, woman in danger, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, london, san francisco
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Plain Clothes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: To prove his brother's innocence, undercover officer Nick enrolls in high school again, dealing with crushes, bullies, humiliations, popularity swings, and quirky teachers and staff to find the real murderer.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: murder, high school, undercover cop, undercover, youth, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, disorder, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 39
Grimas (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl is being haunted by a ghost spirit, in the shape of a clown, while babysitting.
Style: feel good, light, humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: killer clown, chase, night, clown, ghost, amusement park, death, wedding, police, evil clown, nanny, taxi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Don't Click (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A horror movie about the mysterious happenings that happen to a pair of sisters after watching an unidentified video. Directed by Kim Tae-kyeong, Park Bo-yeong plays Se-hee who tries to save her sister Jeong-mi, her boyfriend Joo Won and Kang Byeol ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: curse, paranormal phenomena, mysterious death, ghost, surrealism, terror, evil, murder, death, fear, survival, violence ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
A Blade in the Dark (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.
Style: slasher, scary, macabre, realistic, serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, murder, musician, pervert, mystery killer, young woman, voyeur, brutality, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
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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, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, splatter ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, teenager, psychopath, vengeance, birthday party, school, college, mystery, master criminal, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: tokyo, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Ornate Lock (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: A young couple, Ganga and Nakulan, arrives at the ancestral home called Madampalli of the latter. Hailing from a family that follows tradition and superstitions, Nakulan's uncle Thampi objects to the couple's idea of moving into the ...
Style: suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: vengeful ghost, locked room, ghost, psychiatrist, dancer, palace, room, myth, dark past, exorcism, village, husband wife relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Man Without a Memory (1974)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In London, an amnesiac is abducted and beaten by a stranger who calls him a "dirty son of a double-crosser." When a sniper's bullet kills his attacker the man flees the country with airline tickets provided by a wife he never knew he ...
Style: slasher, suspense, cult film
Plot: female nudity, confession, friend, promise, lie, mental illness, hallucination, love, psychiatry, police detective, extramarital affair, hiding ...
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prague (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A city with a history of heritage, myth and superstition. A passionate architect with strong but delusional ideas about love and life. A Czech gypsy girl searching for her identity and true love. Add to the drama of a mean friend you can’t do ...
Style: gothic, macabre, romantic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, suicide, murder mystery, friendship between men, death, gypsy, dancer, psycho, murder, art history, travel ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, europe
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Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is ...
Style: slasher, ambiguous ending, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: split personality, serial killer, oedipus complex, child abuse, schizophrenia, matricide, poisoning, double murder, voyeur, incestuous desire, cross dressing, psychopath ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Psychic (1977)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.
Style: macabre, slasher, gothic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: exploitation, murder, supernatural, serial killer, whodunit, psychic, premonition, wedding, a vision, psychopath, clairvoyant, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s
Place: italy, europe, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
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Shrooms (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of American teens comes Ireland to visit an Irish school friend who takes them on a camping trip in search of the local, fabled magic mushrooms. When the hallucinations start taking hold, the panicked friends are attacked by ghostly ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mushroom, murder, uncover truth, nothing goes right, forest, isolation, psychedelia, drugs, self defense, hallucination, psychopath, bad trip ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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99.9 (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting secret experiments searching for tortured souls trapped behind ...
Style: psychological, dark, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay slur, homosexual, curse, love, radio, experiment, village, murder, ghost, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
One Missed Call (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot ...
Style: macabre, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, hospital, supernatural, urban legend, ghost, mystery, investigation, child abuse, spirit, mysterious death, good versus evil, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 80s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Psycho (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Criminal on the run, Marion Crane takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates - a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, slasher, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, split personality, murder, motel, psycho, transvestism, crimes, parents and children, eccentric family, isolation, stolen money, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%