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

Most similar movies to While the Children Sleep

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, psychological and realistic films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, psychopath, mystery, mind game and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like While the Children Sleep: Adopting Terror (2012), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), 1st to Die (2003), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Whispers in the Dark (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, tense, 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:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Love Thy Neighbor
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, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, suburbs, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, mind game, obsession, family in danger, murder, voyeurism, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.6
 622
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, reluctant partners, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
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, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   92%
    User:   77%
 
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, mystery, mentally unstable, investigation, crime, mind game, obsession, doctors and patients, erotic thriller, psychiatrist, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   76%
 
 2.8
 195
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:   89%
    User:   74%
 
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   87%
    User:   95%
 
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, realistic, bleak, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
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: serial killer, gory, siblings relations, murder, school, misfit, video camera, suburbs, psychopath, family life, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   97%
 
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gory, summer camp, serial killer, slasher, mystery, mind game, murder, violence spree, forest, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   80%
 
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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, serial killer, gory, slasher, mystery, mind game, video surveillance, vengeance, isolation, psychopath, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   79%
    User:   95%
 
 5.2
 102
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, realistic, scary ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   68%
 
 4.3
 659
Angel of Death
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: mysterious character, serial killer, slasher, mystery, small town, investigation, mind game, murder, fascism, small town life, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   75%
 
 4.1
 660
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, crime, mystery, witnessing a crime, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   71%
 
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: mystery, betrayal, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, murder, architect, adultery, marriage, divorce ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   56%
 
 5.1
 349
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, realistic, scary, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   70%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   64%
    User:   66%
 
 5.2
 3K
Wicked
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cul-de-sac in an oppressive suburb becomes a literal dead end for wife and mother Karen Christianson (Chelsea Field) when she is brutally murdered in her own home. In the wake of the event, Karen's teenage daughter Ellie (Julia Stiles) begins ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: suburbs, serial killer, mind game, couple relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, dysfunctional family, murder, parents and children, jealousy, death, teenager ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
 4.4
 886
Living Death
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Torture is the ultimate seduction when Victor, a powerful and dangerous millionaire, discovers that his beautiful wife Elizabeth (Kristy Swanson) is having a steamy affair with his best friend. And when the lovers' risky plan to get rid of him ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, psychological
Plot: gory, ghost, serial killer, slasher, betrayal, crime gone awry, crumbling marriage, vengeance, obsession, murder, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    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:   58%
    User:   63%
 
 6.0
 855
Killing Daddy
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, parents and children, crime, dysfunctional family, mystery, homecoming, crimes, family problems, siblings relations, haunted by the past, psychopath, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
 5.4
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The Zodiac
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, gory, investigation, mind game, murder, mystery, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   44%
 
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, mind game, rescue, hollywood, survival, murder, isolation, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, murder, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
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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, realistic, scary, 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:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 6.0
 58K
Dream House
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, haunted house, murder, supernatural, investigation, memory loss, plot twist, amnesia, family in danger, twists & turns, murder mystery, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
The Iris Effect
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Los Angeles, Dr. Sarah Hathaway hired private eyes trying to find her missing son, the painter Thomas, who ran away from their home ten years ago after a quarrel with her. She finds a clue in a catalog of a panting exhibition in San Petersburg ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, mentally unstable, investigation, mind game, parents and children, haunted by the past, missing child, missing person, estrangement, crimes, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, russia, usa, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   59%
 
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: ghost, losing-it hero, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural ability, domestic disturbance, couple relations, haunted house, dangerous attraction, infidelity, afterlife, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
 4.7
 2K
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: serial killer, gory, slasher, mystery, supernatural ability, investigation, mind game, obsession, murder, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
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Freeze Frame
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   54%
 
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