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
Plot: crimes, serial killer, psychopath, family relations, slasher, family problems, extinction, nanny, deadly, crumbling marriage, mind game, rivalry, unfulfillment, mystery, female nudity, jealousy, murder, murder of a nude woman, female killer, neighbor, woman kills woman, female psychopath, woman in a wheelchair, falling down stairs, duct tape over mouth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa

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 crimes, deadly, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger and mind game mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like While the Children Sleep: Love Thy Neighbor (2006), After Midnight (2014), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), 1st to Die (2003), Poison (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: stalking, voyeurism, murder, vengeance, psychopath, heist, haunted by the past, amateur detective, rivalry, family in danger, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.8
 220
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, surprise ending
Plot: murder, serial killer, stripper, vengeance, ghost, uncover truth, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, who done it, working undercover, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, uncover truth, single parent, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, alcohol abuse, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.6
 637
1st to Die (2003)
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, track down, deadly, partners, law enforcement, master criminal, terminal illness, mind game, murder, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: realistic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, rivalry, prison life, psychopath, law enforcement, crime, crimes, confined, manipulations, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.0
 319
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, murder, deadly, teenage life, boarding school life, parents and children, crimes, mystery, couples, youth, single parent, starting over ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, profiler, forensic, danger, haunted by the past, crimes, rivalry, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, murder, rivalry, danger, adoption, parents and children, crimes, domestic disturbance, family problems, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, murder, mystery, crimes, investigation, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, danger, woman in danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: psychological, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, obsession, mind game, crimes, mystery, gory, psychopath, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
 925
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: psychopath, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, family problems, rivalry, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, crimes, mystery, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, vengeance, psychopath, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, deadly, femme fatale, crime, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 353
The Scare Hole (2004)
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: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, family problems, woman in danger, danger, mysterious character, family relations, missing person, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 356
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, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, danger, mystery, crimes, family relations, small town, deadly, tied feet, ex lover, secretary, running, night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, violence spree, crimes, law enforcement, murder, psychopath, police investigation, deadly, stalking, danger, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
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: gloomy, sexual, sexy, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, sex, female protagonist, crime, crimes, love affair, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: country house, family problems, crimes, danger, murder, countryside, family relations, family in crisis, haunted by the past, psychopath, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, rough, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, murder, forest, mind game, rivalry, gory, teenage life, deadly, psychopath, haunted by the past, danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 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, suspense, intense ...
Plot: taboo, murder, crimes, mystery, psychopath, youth, serial killer, deadly, teenage life, revelation, betrayal, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: psychological, sexual, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, mind game, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, love affair, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, who done it, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 927
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police, supernatural, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, police detective, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.5
 367
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: memory loss, serial killer, life is a bitch, journalism, media, murder, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, infidelity, hidden identity, vengeance, danger, family in danger, stalking, dysfunctional family, couples, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, deadly, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, mystery, legal investigation, legal, false accusation, courtroom drama, wrong place wrong time, deadly, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But after the ceremony the uncle of the bride is dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, private detective, courtroom drama, deadly, murder, amateur detective, legal, false accusation, investigation, mystery, crime, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The House Next Door (2002)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, nervous breakdown, home invasion, investigation, mind game, missing person, amateur detective, dishonesty, danger, family in danger, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 2K
Memory (2006)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dr. Taylor Biggs is haunted by a past that's not his own. A hallucinatory drug gives him the power to see visions of vicious crimes, visions made all that more disturbing when he discovers that the murderous memories may belong to the father he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: experiment gone awry, uncover truth, murder, mind game, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, kidnapping, haunted by the past, investigation, time travel, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: mind game, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger, woman in danger, deadly, vengeance, crime, crimes, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%