Movies like While the Children Sleep

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While the Children Sleep
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: nanny, serial killer, slasher, mystery, crumbling marriage, mind game, psychopath, crimes, deadly, family problems, rivalry, unfulfillment, family relations, extinction, dead woman in bath tub, murder of a nude woman, female nudity, electrocution, female killer, female psychopath, nude woman murdered, woman's neck broken, woman kills woman, bound and gagged, gagged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Unbreakable
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.3
The Bridge
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to While the Children Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about psychopath, crimes, deadly, mind game, murder, serial killer and mystery mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like While the Children Sleep: The Hamiltons (2006), The House Next Door (2002), Try to Remember (2004), After Midnight (2014), 1st to Die (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Hamiltons
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Hamilton's seem to be an ordinary American family, living in a small town in Northern California and dealing with the problems of everyday life. They've also been recently adjusting to the untimely death of their parents, but since ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, siblings relations, murder, school, misfit, video camera, suburbs, psychopath, family life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The House Next Door
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, serial killer, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, investigation, mind game, couple relations, psychopath, family in danger, missing person, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   77%
    User:   92%
 
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Try to Remember
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, small town, murder, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   80%
 
 2.7
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After Midnight
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: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, investigation, uncover truth, murder, who done it, working undercover, stripper, crimes, serial killer, deadly, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   87%
 
 5.7
 616
1st to Die
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, reluctant partners, mystery, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   70%
    User:   59%
 
Skeletons in the Closet
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   55%
 
Adopting Terror
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: domestic disturbance, mind game, stalking, parents and children, family in danger, adoption, life turned upside down, crimes, murder, psychopath, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   62%
 
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Whispers in the Dark
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, mentally unstable, college, investigation, crime, mind game, obsession, doctors and patients, erotic thriller, sex, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
Suspended Animation
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, slasher, mind game, hollywood, rescue, survival, murder, isolation, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   75%
 
 5.3
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Blind Turn
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, captivity, mystery, woman in danger, confined, crimes, family tragedy, drunk driving, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: boston, usa
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System:   65%
    User:   77%
 
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, juvenile delinquency, serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, murder, violence spree, teenage life, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   75%
 
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The Lodger
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, hollywood, murder, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, mysterious character, slasher, mind game, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   67%
 
 5.8
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Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, crime, neo-noir, mystery, gangsters, betrayal, femme fatale, infidelity, twists & turns, murder mystery, psychiatry ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
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Headspace
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man (Christopher Denham) must use his newfound intellect to stop a brutal series of murders.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, offbeat ...
Plot: gory, serial killer, slasher, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game, obsession, murder, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, prison, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   69%
 
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Dead Sexy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: serious, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   62%
 
 5.6
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My Little Eye
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, gory, serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, video surveillance, vengeance, isolation, psychopath, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
 7.3
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Unbreakable
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An ordinary man makes an extraordinary discovery when a train accident leaves his fellow passengers dead – and him unscathed. The answer to this mystery could lie with the mysterious Elijah Price, a man who suffers from a disease that renders his ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mystery, superhero, supernatural, plot twist, destiny, good versus evil, supernatural ability, storytelling, crumbling marriage, comics, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
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Jack's Back
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, murder, dangerous attraction, crime, woman in danger, who done it, hypnosis, dual role, scalpel ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
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Nightstalker
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murderous pair, crime, heavy metal, serial killer, slasher, police station, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
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The Barber
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, small town, slasher, mystery, investigation, mind game, isolation, psychopath, murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   54%
 
Little Erin Merryweather
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale
Plot: amateur detective, gory, serial killer, college, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, police investigation, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
 5.9
 11K
Joshua
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua, an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, parents and children, dysfunctional family, psychopath, baby, dishonesty, child abuse, family relations, prodigy, manipulations, child as adult, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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When the Bough Breaks
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, mind game, missing person, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   55%
 
 4.3
 804
Dark Asylum
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: gory, master criminal, mental institution, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, special agents, investigation, mind game, psychopath, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   52%
 
 4.5
 413
Hunting Humans
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Meet Aric Blue. He's young. He's handsome. He's successful. He's also a serial killer. He picks his victims at random, stalking them and taking advantage of the patterns in their life to kill them. He's the ultimate serial ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, murderous pair, serial killer, mystery, slasher, special agents, lovers on the run, mind game, psychopath, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 5.1
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The Scare Hole
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, mummy, mysterious character, curses spells and rituals, cafe, isolation, mystery, woman in danger, torture, danger, domestic disturbance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
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Acolytes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three teens blackmail a serial killer into helping them get rid of a violent bully.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, crime, suburbs, slasher, in the woods, mind game, mystery, vengeance, high school life, murder, handcuffs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   48%
    User:   50%
 

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What's the Matter with Helen?
Genre: Crime, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, tense ...
Plot: hollywood, dance school, mystery, amateur detective, mysterious character, serial killer, mind game, school, murder, psychopath, parents and children, college life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   46%
    User:   45%
 
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