Movies like I Kill Giants

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I Kill Giants (2017)
 6.1
 25K
I Kill Giants (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium, Denmark, UK, Sweden, China
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sophia, a new high school student, tries to make friends with Barbara, who tells her that “she kills giants,” protecting this way her hometown and its inhabitants, who do not understand her strange behavior.
Style: sad, psychological, atmospheric, rough, psychedelic
Plot: escape from reality, imagination, giant, teenage girl, death of mother, illness, school, psychologist, bully, monster, fear of death, mysticism, fight, fear, social misfits, life & death, psychological abuse, sea, forest, cancer, death, sister sister relationship, beach, cemetery, storm ...

Most similar movies to I Kill Giants

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about death, blood, vengeance, violence, storytelling, weird and murder mostly in Drama, Thriller and Fantasy genres. Some movies like I Kill Giants: Bridge to Terabithia (2007), A Monster Calls (2016), Wildling (2018), Tideland (2005), Look Away (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he's very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences, including that she's rich, he's poor, and ...
Style: emotional, captivating, touching, sentimental, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, imaginary, loss of friend, childhood, escape from reality, magical, teenage boy, social misfits, loneliness, fantasy world, classmate, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Monster Calls (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A boy imagines a monster that helps him deal with his difficult life and see the world in a different way.
Style: emotional, touching, fairy tale, compassionate, tear jerker ...
Audience: kids
Plot: terminal illness, dark fantasy, monster, childhood, storytelling, family, tree, nightmare, imagination, life & death, truth, bullying ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 12K
Wildling (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman held in captivity discovers the realities of truth and lies in the outside world.
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, sentimental, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, transformation, freedom, single parent, survival, tragic event, sheriff, captive, werewolf, social misfits, teenage girl, mysterious past ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 31K
Tideland (2005)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, heroin, dark fantasy, orphan, imaginary, imagination, life is a bitch, addiction, friendship, mentally challenged, down on your luck, figment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 13K
Look Away (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A timid and reclusive 18-year-old high school student is alienated by her parents and ruthlessly rejected by her peers. Desperate and isolated, she confides in her own reflection — and in the mirror she finds her imagined evil twin, someone who ...
Style: bleak, psychological, macabre, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, high school life, supernatural, teenage life, teenage girl, parents and children, vengeance, murder, father daughter relationship, snow, female nudity, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 38K
Before I Wake (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: About an orphaned child whose dreams - and nightmares - manifest physically as he sleeps.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, supernatural ability, subconscious, nightmare, danger, supernatural, dream, dreams, family, graphic violence, youth, insomnia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.
Style: gothic, sentimental, surreal, atmospheric, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night
Plot: loneliness, goth, social misfits, dark fantasy, fall in love, freak, surrealism, love, romance, suburbs, human nature, snow ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 44K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, claustrophobia, psychologist, twists & turns, bunker, psychology, survival, isolation, mystery, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 880
You Disappear (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Frederik is the headmaster of a private school and one day he is being accused of stealing 12 million Danish crowns from the school. But everything is not as simple as it might seem. Frederik has been living with a tumor in his brain for the last 3 ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspense, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: free will, brain tumor, marital problem, school, brain damage, imagination, illusion, tumor, family relations, love, fight, danger ...
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 450
The Kiss (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sarah, a beautiful and gifted 15-year-old from a wealthy but chaotic family, holds on to one dream: to run away from home and to become a professional ballet dancer.
Style: psychological, suspense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: teenage prostitution, mother daughter relationship, child abuse, fight, police, rape, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, danger, female director, prostitution, bar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Between Worlds (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Joe—a down-on-his-luck truck driver haunted by the memory of his deceased wife and child—meets Julie, a spiritually gifted woman who enlists his help in a desperate effort to find the lost soul of her comatose daughter. But the spirit of ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, suspense, psychological
Plot: life & death, unfulfillment, ghost, characters in danger, back from the dead, supernatural, death of daughter, seance, donation, family, death of wife, grief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 145K
The Orphanage (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage, intent on reopening it. Before long, her son starts to communicate with a new invisible friend.
Style: scary, surprise ending, psychological, macabre, serious ...
Plot: ghosts, haunted house, haunted by the past, missing child, orphan, supernatural, death, fear, tragic event, ghost, life is a bitch, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Butterfly Dreaming (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Anxious dreams, hallucinations, and paranoid reality torment a young math professor in the aftermath of his wife's death in a car accident. As madness, addiction and affairs send the story spiraling towards its conclusion, the truth about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, mind bending ...
Plot: haunted by the past, obsession, couple relations, life is a bitch, couples, dealing with death, bone, gambling, death, mathematician, dream
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Seventh Sign (1988)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Abby is a pregnant woman with a curious new boarder in the apartment over her garage. Turns out he's heaven-sent and is speeding along the Apocalypse by bloodying rivers, egging on plagues and following scripture word for word.
Style: biblical, bleak, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: apocalypse, christianity, supernatural, pregnancy, prophecy, sacrifice, destiny, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger, clergy, religions or cults, worldwide chaos ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: haiti, nicaragua, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, twists and turns, disturbing, realistic, rough ...
Plot: family relations, small town, robbery, neo noir, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Hummingbird Project (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pair of high-frequency traders go up against their old boss in an effort to make millions in a fiber-optic cable deal.
Style: psychological, based on true events, sentimental, rough
Plot: psychoanalysis, game, anti hero, trial, violence, danger, hopes, death, anti heroes, hacking, amish, stock market ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 112K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspense, biting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, loneliness, gory, fall in love, friendship, bully, coming of age, small town, transformation, dangerous attraction, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, disappearance, ex convict, manslaughter, crimes, revenge, vigilantism, track down, fist fighting, loss of parent, financial problem, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
The Woman in Black (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA, Sweden
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, estate, gothic horror, ghosts, isolation, supernatural, afterlife, curses spells and rituals, village, loss of son, tragic event ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, victorian era, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Distant Neighbourhood (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Thomas, a father in his fifties, returns by chance to the town where he grew up. He collapses and wakes up forty years earlier in the body of his teenage self. Thrown back into his past, Thomas will not only have to re-live his first love, but also ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: changing the past or future, family relations, hopes, love and romance, parents and children, small town, teenage life, adult as child, father son relationship, sent to the past, bittersweet, parents separation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 351K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: insomnia, mysterious character, uncover truth, losing-it hero, obsession, life is a bitch, insanity, paranoia, torment, neo noir, layoff, hit and run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Lady in the Water (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: legends and myths, save the lady, swimming pool, redemption, imaginary character, imaginary, friendship, getting home, fish out of water, human spirit, religion and supernatural, mythical creature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 1K
Subject Two (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A doctor invents a resurrection formula and tests it by killing his assistant over and over and over again
Style: rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, mad scientist, zombie, death wish, doctors and patients, confined, deadly, crimes, supernatural, danger, power relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 123K
Doctor Sleep (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off people like them in order to remain immortal.
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, psychological, scary, gothic ...
Plot: psychic power, supernatural, magician, psychic, murder, doctor, mind control, dying, hotel, ghost, little girl, alcohol ...
Time: year 1980, 2010s, year 2011, year 2019, 80s
Place: florida, ohio, colorado, new hampshire, iowa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 26K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Great Hypnotist (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The famous psychologist Xu Ruining has a raising career, when he met the troublesome patient Ren Xiaoyan. The meeting is not easy as feeble-looking Ren is point by point against him.
Style: surreal, enigmatic, rough, twist ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: hypnosis, hypnotist, psychologist, chinese, psychotherapy, mysticism, therapist, brain, paranormal phenomena, demon, psychology, psychiatric patient ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.2
 607K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: atmospheric, fairy tale, stylized, gothic, serious ...
Plot: dark fantasy, creature, monster, imaginary, legends and myths, imaginary kingdom, fairy, fantasy world, good versus evil, young heroes, imagination, death ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mystery, small town life, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Satan tempts Father Dossignan, who is trying to save the soul of a young girl who killed one of her lovers.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, psychological, contemplative
Plot: redemption, miraculous event, priest, dean, leadership, dealing with death, social misfits, investigation, religions or cults, forbidden love, pregnancy, death in the family ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lesser Evil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-two years ago four friends went to the quarry on the edge of town with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. At the end of the day the beer was gone, the gun was empty and a stranger lay dead at the bottom of the quarry. Now, the four are ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, vengeance, friends, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, clergy, interrogation, tape recorder, shot to death ...
Time: 90s, quarry
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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