Movies like Summer of '84

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Summer of '84 (2018)
 6.7
 15K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Original name: Summer of 84
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: friendship, serial killer, murder, neighbor, paranoia, suspicion, surveillance, newspaper, teenage crush, walkie talkie, news report, paperboy, basement, group of friends, teenager, cat and mouse, psychopath, child killer, voyeurism, sadistic killer, bad guy wins, murder of friend, garbage can, pickaxe, house arrest ...
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, scary, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, serial killer, blood, psychopath, violence, crimes and deadly mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like Summer of '84: Disturbia (2007), I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016), It (2017), Cry_Wolf (2005), The Clovehitch Killer (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 202K
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, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, amateur detective, voyeurism, bad guy, kidnapping, murder, loneliness, death, investigation, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, supernatural, murder, high school, winter, embalming, thanksgiving, gps, snow, christmas, psychopath, halloween ...
Place: minnesota, midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 324K
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, abandoned house, death of brother, killer clown, group of friends, monster, child in peril, supernatural power, traumatic childhood, sadistic psychopath, flashback ...
Time: year 1989
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.9
 24K
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, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, high school life, youth, school, rumor, student, friendship, chase, high school, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: gothic, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, psychological thriller, coming of age, church, retro, psycho terror, two killers, teenager, gore, torture, good versus evil ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, slasher, wax museum, ghost town, deadly, gory, woman in danger, traffic jam, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, split personality, cross dressing, radio dj, voyeurism, motel, overbearing mother, radio show, slasher, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 80s, 1990s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 48K
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, profiler, crime, police detective, psychology, master criminal, violence, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, maniac, knife, violence, sex, slasher, knife murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 11K
My Little Eye (2002)
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, video surveillance, slasher, voyeurism, gory, serial killer, observation, mystery, mind game, vengeance, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, knife murder, mental institution, teenager, psychopath, gory, hospital, psychology, mask, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, autopsy, knife, gore, brutality, violence, psychopath, priest, bible, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serial killer, teenager, murder, police interrogation, danger, group of friends, mask, deputy, villain, friendship, violence, stabbed to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Eye of the Beholder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.
Style: surreal, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, secret service, voyeurism, blindness, murder, stalking, mystery, investigation, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, alaska, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, maniac, dentist, wedding, psychopath, violence, hospital, gory, domestic disturbance, mental institution, psycho killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, violence, blood, gore, nail gun, old dark house, gory, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, small town, psychopath, dead teenager, slasher, sex, murder, revenge, high school, virgin, teenager, gory ...
Time: 90s
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 44K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, crime, police investigation, internet, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.0
 5K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, rain, hospital, kidnapping, seance, clinic, gory, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 80K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 11K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, family relations, shower, murder of family, dysfunctional family, real estate agent, teenager, widow, psycho, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Bay of Blood (1971)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing field, complicated by some teenagers who decide to camp out in a ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence, gore, mass murder, skinny dipping, sex, wheelchair, suicide, extreme violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.6
 20K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, police investigation, gory, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.7
 370K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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, murder, crime, uncover truth, victim, paranoia, investigation, journalist, crimes, code, who done it, law enforcement ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty years ago in the sleepy mining town of Valentine Bluffs, a fatal mining disaster occurred on Valentine's Day while some of the crew was decorating for a party. The sole survivor of the accident killed the remaining crewmembers and warned ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, small town, slasher killer, murder, mystery killer, unknown killer, killing spree, masked killer, miner, maniac, valentine's day ...
Time: 80s, year 1960, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 11K
Psycho III (1986)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Norman Bates is still running his little motel, and he has kept the dressed skeleton he calls mother. One of his guests is a young girl who has left the convent where she lived. To get some help he employs a young man. One day a nosey journalist ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, mental illness, psychopath, split personality, hotel, nun, sex, corpse, gore, blood, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The House on Sorority Row (1983)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, prank, serial killer, sorority, attic, gory, school, stalker, mind game, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, house, teenager, small town, amateur detective, gory, serial killer, violence, slasher, mystery, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 250K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, woman in danger, high school, halloween, small town, who done it, masked killer, psychopath, danger, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%