Movies like While the Children Sleep

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While the Children Sleep (2007)
 5.2
 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: serious, suspenseful, 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, female nudity, jealousy, murder, murder of a nude woman, female killer, neighbor, female psychopath, woman in a wheelchair, duct tape over mouth, bound and gagged ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa

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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, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, psychopath, serial killer and mind game mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like While the Children Sleep: Adopting Terror (2012), After Midnight (2014), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Love Thy Neighbor (2006), 1st to Die (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Adopting Terror (2012)
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: stalking, family in danger, murder, psychopath, domestic disturbance, mind game, parents and children, adoption, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.8
 213
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: stripper, murder, serial killer, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, working undercover, crimes, deadly, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: stalking, amateur detective, suburbs, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, mind game, obsession, family in danger, murder, voyeurism, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 627
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, mystery, reluctant partners, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, scary
Plot: serial killer, forensic, murder, profiler, gory, slasher, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, crime, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, manipulations, woman in danger, confined, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.6
 341
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: mystery, deadly, small town, psychopath, crimes, danger, family relations, murder, death, escaped mental patient, doctor, kitchen ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 358
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
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, amateur detective, journalism, murder, danger, deadly, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 311
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: murder, psychopath, single parent, mind game, parents and children, mystery, teenage life, crimes, deadly, youth, family relations, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: dedicated lawyer, mystery, legal investigation, crimes, legal, cons and scams, courtroom drama, false accusation, murder, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 905
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: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: vengeance, crime, parents and children, dysfunctional family, mystery, homecoming, crimes, family problems, siblings relations, haunted by the past, psychopath, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, midlife crisis, murder, crimes, deadly, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, power relations, psychiatrist, bar, marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, gory, crime, investigation, reporter, family conflict, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: courtroom, dedicated lawyer, crime, investigation, mystery, false accusation, murder, who done it, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, forest, murder, gory, juvenile delinquency, serial killer, slasher, mind game, mystery, violence spree, teenage life, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, nervous breakdown, home invasion, amateur detective, serial killer, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, investigation, mind game, couple relations, family in danger, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, scary, realistic, tense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, dealing with death, vengeance, crime, death in the family, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples, femme fatale, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, gory, slasher, mind game, rescue, hollywood, survival, isolation, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, reluctant partners, 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 ⇓
48%
The Iris Effect (2005)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: mystery, amateur detective, 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 ⇓
47%
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: family in crisis, countryside, haunted by the past, murder, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, country house, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, tense, psychological
Plot: ghost, dedicated lawyer, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural romance, afterlife, haunted by the past, crimes, legal, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 3.6
 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, twist ending
Plot: slasher, murder, betrayal, serial killer, on the road, college, mystery, psychopath, crimes, deadly, vampire, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 49K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, crime, profiler, psychology, twists & turns, police detective, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
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: serious, emotional, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, legal investigation, crime, uncover truth, courtroom drama, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 11
Eroded (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: "It is said that when left unhealed, the past can destroy our lives. When Billy Reid and his sister Sheila lose loved ones in a horrific accident, they must face the aftermath together. For Billy, that aftermath and the secrets that lie within ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: haunted by the past, mystery, life is a bitch, in the woods, supernatural, family problems, supernatural ability, siblings relations, family in crisis, memory loss, family relations, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, erotic, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychiatrist, erotic thriller, sex, female protagonist, investigation, crime, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amish, mystery, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, terrorism, innocence lost, religions or cults, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, workplace intrigue, small town, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, workplace, betrayal, boss and employee, parents and children, family business ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%