Movies like While the Children Sleep

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While the Children Sleep (2007)
 4.9
 1K
While the Children Sleep (2007)
Original name: The Sitter
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
Plot: mystery, mind game, crimes, serial killer, family relations, family problems, nanny, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder, neighbor, mysterious girl, psychopath, slasher, extinction, unfulfillment, female nudity, jealousy, murder of a nude woman, female killer, woman in a wheelchair, woman kills woman, dead woman in bath tub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california

Most similar movies to While the Children Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, mystery, psychopath, serial killer and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like While the Children Sleep: Poison (2000), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), The Perfect Wife (2001), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), 1st to Die (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 323
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, deadly, mind game, family relations, parents and children, crimes, teenage life, mystery, youth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, police detective, private detective, danger, police investigation, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, revenge, femme fatale, serial killer, psychopath, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, family problems, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, life is a bitch, psychopath, single parent, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 643
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, master criminal, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: law enforcement, legal investigation, police investigation, dedicated lawyer, mystery, serial killer, crimes, legal, rivalry, parents and children, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 363
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: mystery, psychopath, family relations, danger, crimes, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, night, doctor, death of father ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, friendship, rivalry, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 375
Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: woman in danger, starting over, family problems, deadly, redemption, murder, rivalry, crimes, hopes, rehabilitation, graphic violence, getting home ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: serious, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mystery, investigation, police investigation, missing person, murder, mentally unstable, danger, woman in danger, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, murder, crimes, family problems, parents and children, danger, adoption, deadly, husband wife relationship, privacy invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, heist, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes, family problems, suburbs, deadly, suburban life, crumbling marriage, family in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, murder, investigation, mystery, parents and children, crimes, haunted by the past, small town life, small town, strong female presence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, vengeance, danger, chases and races, crime, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, rough
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger, slasher, forest, rivalry, deadly, crimes, teenage life, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, mind game, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 378
Playmaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, manipulations, power relations, rivalry, crimes, mentally unstable, murder, actress, vengeance, mentor, manipulation, love affair ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, crimes, survival, rescue, mind game, psychopath, deadly, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, haunted by the past, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, police investigation, deadly, gory, slasher, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 2K
Taboo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six young adults struggle with their personal demons while staying at a secluded mansion during a dark and stormy night where a seemingly innocent game of 'taboo' brings out their inter-most secrets which soon leads to murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, intense, suspense ...
Plot: taboo, murder, crimes, deadly, mystery, teenage life, psychopath, youth, serial killer, revelation, betrayal, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 3K
Trauma (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, murder, danger, mind game, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, mysterious character, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 373
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: murder, crimes, legal investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, legal action, false accusation, clergy, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, woman in danger, murder, vengeance, law enforcement, friendship, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.8
 236
After Midnight (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When an exotic dancer is murdered at a seedy strip club, her sister Constance, a TV newscaster, goes undercover to find the killer. While working at the club, she quickly realizes that everyone is a suspect and that other dancers are being targeted. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, serial killer, stripper, working undercover, uncover truth, amateur detective, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, loss of sister ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, prison, prison life, law enforcement, psychopath, crimes, confined, deadly, crime, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: introspection, love affair, investigation, police detective, deadly, family problems, law enforcement, murder, forbidden love, mystery, love and romance, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, danger, track down, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 305
Between (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Nadine, a beautiful lawyer from Chicago, travels alone to Tijuana, Mexico in search of her missing sister. Her investigation presents unsettling encounters leading her on a mind-bender as she attempts to unravel the compelling truth.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: obsessive quest, mystery, missing person, riddles and clues, mind game, crimes, love affair, deadly, missing sister, truth, lawyer, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%