Movies like Summer of '84

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Summer of '84 (2018)
 6.7
 19K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Original name: Summer of 84
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: friendship, serial killer, murder, paranoia, surveillance, neighbor, child killer, basement, teenage crush, paperboy, teenager, news report, group of friends, walkie talkie, psycho killer, voyeurism, newspaper, suspicion, psychopath, cat and mouse, murder suspect, violence, food, murder mystery, summer vacation ...
Time: year 1984

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Most similar movies to Summer of '84

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and surprise ending films with plots about murder, serial killer, psychopath, blood, slasher, violence and crimes mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Summer of '84: Disturbia (2007), It (2017), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016), Toolbox Murders (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 206K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, paranoia, neighbor, amateur detective, bad guy, murder, investigation, loneliness, arrest, mystery, crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 342K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, bleak, rough ...
Plot: missing person, fear, clown, abandoned house, death of brother, monster, supernatural power, killer clown, good versus evil, small town, group of friends, child in peril ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, dark past, father son relationship, church, psychological thriller, fear, friendship, mysterious villain, teenage boy, double life, sadism ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, adolescence, teenager, hunt down, psychological thriller, research, teenage hero, thanksgiving, winter, embalming ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Toolbox Murders (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A historic Hollywood hotel houses a supernatural evil. It's been subdued for decades - but when renovations start, a series of murders take place. It's up to our heroine to solve the mystery.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, blood, violence, gore, old dark house, nail gun, hollywood, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 5.9
 25K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, school, friendship, prank, death, psycho killer, crimes, nobody believes, characters killed one by one ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Killer in Prague (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. There is every indication that the masked murderer has been ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: teenager, murder, serial killer, police interrogation, telephone, friendship, group of friends, deputy, danger, blood, knife in back, masked killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Splatter University (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A sociology instructor finds her new teaching duties at a private college interrupted by the presence of a killer.
Style: serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: college, school, university, serial killer, murder, knife, maniac, violence, sex, slasher, crimes, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.7
 384K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, uncover truth, victim, journalist, paranoia, investigation, mystery, code, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Killing Floor (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A literary agent moves into a penthouse apartment. Soon after the move, he receives crime scene photographs that seem to have taken place in his new apartment. Next he receives a series of stalker videotapes that document his every move.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: neighbor, stalking, obsession, gory, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, surveillance, investigation, mind game, couple relations, dangerous attraction, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 104K
Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, camp, serial killer, revenge, maniac, teenager, fear, lake, gory, danger, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1950s, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 8K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, violence, brutality, murder, mystery, husband wife relationship, amputee, race against time, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 30K
Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, disturbing
Plot: mental institution, fear, maniac, psychological thriller, murder, obsession, pursuit, psychiatric ward, mental disorder, crimes, stalker, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Stepfather II (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Stepfather" Jerry Blake escapes an insane asylum and winds up in another town, this time impersonating a marriage counselor. With a future wife and new stepson who love him, Blake eliminates anyone who stands in his way to building the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, dentist, maniac, wedding, psychopath, violence, hospital, gory, mental institution, domestic disturbance, psychopathic killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Friday the 13th (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ignoring the warnings of the locals, a group of teenage camp counselors takes on the job of reopening Camp Crystal Lake — on Friday the 13th no less, and raise the ire of Jason Voorhees, a masked, homicidal maniac.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, serial killer, in the woods, murder, back from the dead, death, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, knife murder, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 231
Reaper (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Horror novelist Luke Sinclair retreats to a small town to finish writing his latest book. A young woman is murdered in the woods nearby, in circumstances similar to those in his bestselling novel, "Reaper". Faced with increasing pressure ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, sexual murder, writer's block, sheriff, investigation, motel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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A Knife for the Ladies (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A mutilating knife-killer haunts the small Southwest-desert town of Mescal. Though most victims have been prostitutes, the first was none other than Travis Mescal, the only son of the town's first family. When the Sheriff proves unable to solve ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, serial killer, sheriff, private investigator, slasher, brawl, hanged man, murder mystery, bare breasts, blood, lightning ...
Time: 1880s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Christina's House (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The teenager Christina, her younger brother Bobby, and their father James Tarling moves to a rented house in a small town in Washington to be close to Christina's mother Joanne, who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, teenager, house, gory, small town, amateur detective, serial killer, violence, mystery, slasher, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Bodies Presented Traces of Carnal Violence (1973)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A series of sex murders shock a college campus, and four beautiful young girlfriends head for the safety of an isolated country villa. But as they succumb to their own erotic desires, their weekend of pleasure becomes a vacation to dismember at the ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, scary, psycho film ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, masked killer, college, stalking, perversion, countryside, investigation, woman in danger, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: rome italy, southern italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 11K
Cherry Falls (2000)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cherry Falls is a quiet little town - until the night that a serial killer begins preying on its youth. After a third teen is found slain, the killer's modus operandi emerges: the victims were all virgins. Sheriff Marken is concerned for the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, slasher, revenge, murder, sex, high school, virgin, teenager, dead teenager, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 6K
Trauma (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An anorexic young woman escapes from a psychiatric clinic and meets a young man who wants to help. She is caught and returned to her parents, who are soon beheaded by a garrotting stranger making the rounds about town, apparently striking only when ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, hospital, rain, kidnapping, seance, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.1
 301
Mommy (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Patty McCormack's "Mommy" is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't get the "Student of the Year" award again, she solves the problem by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, psychopath, investigation, dedicated lawyer, slasher, mind game, mystery, parents and children, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.3
 339K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, macabre, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, serial killer, insanity, schizophrenia, violence, survival, teenage girl, paranoia, psychiatrist, dissociative identity disorder, held captive ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Lucifer Killings (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Story: The hunt for one of the most prolific serial killer begins.
Style: gothic, suspense
Plot: fear, death, murder, serial killer, true crime, bodies, blood, lucifer, gore, darkness, thrill ride
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 1990s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Someone's Watching Me! (1978)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: stalking, stalker, obsession, mentally unstable, serial killer, mind game, mystery, dangerous attraction, family in danger, isolation, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Corruption of Chris Miller (1973)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a scythe to slash his murder victims--or maybe it's *her* murder victims?
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, love triangle, scythe, stepmother, axe, daughter
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, France, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the ...
Style: gloomy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: halloween, bus, murder, girl, secret, police officer, hamster, corpse, teenage girl, father, orphan, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%