Movies like Jackals

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Jackals (2017)
 5.0
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Jackals (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, an estranged family hires a cult deprogrammer to take back their teenage son from a murderous cult, but find themselves under siege when the cultists surround their cabin, demanding the boy back.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: cult, family in danger, siege, baby, home invasion, murder, kidnapping, night, father son relationship, terror, intervention, isolated house, house, alcoholic mother, hair pulling, cat, forest, family relations, torture, swing, running, gun, tattoo, fear, mask ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983

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Most similar movies to Jackals

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, scary and tense films with plots about murder, danger, violence, deadly, blood, psychopath and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Jackals: He's Out There (2018), You're Next (2011), Within (2016), Fender Bender (2016), Poltergeist (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Style: dark, slasher, suspense, suspenseful, psychological thriller ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, survival, mother daughter relationship, psychopath, forest, vacation, lake house, murder, remote island, crazy, woman in danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 94K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, massacre, murder, survival, deathtrap, gory, crimes, family relations, trap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 7K
Within (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A thriller centered around a widower who moves into a seemingly perfect new home with his daughter and new wife.
Style: tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, peeping tom, neighbor, mistaken identity, new house, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, attic, alarm, family relations, voyeurism, camera ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fender Bender (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver’s license gets into her first Fender Bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in ...
Style: suspense, psychological, bleak, rough, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, killer, murder, stalker, home invasion, evil man, terror, brutality, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, home alone, teenage girl ...
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 153K
Poltergeist (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Steve Freeling lives with his wife, Diane, and their three children, Dana, Robbie, and Carol Anne, in Southern California where he sells houses for the company that built the neighborhood. It starts with just a few odd occurrences, such as broken ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, psychic, poltergeist, good versus evil, kidnapping, missing child, child in peril, nightmare, parallel world, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A group of people try to survive an attack of bloodthirsty zombies while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Although not the first zombie film, Night of the Living Dead is the progenitor of the contemporary "zombie apocalypse" ...
Style: scary, cult film, rough, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, cult, survival, rescue, isolation, chaos, back from the dead, danger, cannibalism, trapped, cemetery, human nature ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1967, year 1968
Place: pennsylvania, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 8K
Kidnapped (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back - brutally.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, hostage, crimes, danger, rape, brutality, hostages, confined, violence, family life, wrong place wrong time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Children of Sorrow (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon Leach is a very, very sick man. Thriving on despair, pain, and panic, he unites a group of broken and desperate people in the middle of the desert. He showers them with the love and affection they’re so desperate for, but Simon has a much ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: cult, danger, missing person, mysterious character, religions or cults, murder, isolation, manipulation, desert, death, brainwashing, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, masked killer, psychopath, danger, survival, death, slasher killer, human monster, hitchhiker, gory, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 116K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, trapped, masked killer, deafness, brutality, blood, murder, murderer, violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, slasher ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: killer child, cult, small town, murder, cornfield, human sacrifice, preacher, good versus evil, sacrifice, isolation, children, supernatural ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After her husband dies of mysterious circumstances, a widow becomes increasingly paranoid of the neighboring religious community that may have diabolical plans for her.
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: voyeur, murder, supernatural, psychopath, woman in danger, occult, serial killer, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, crimes, tractor ...
Time: 80s, year 1981
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 125K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: psychological thriller, scary, slasher, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, survival, hostage, serial killer, hostages, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, bag over head, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 15K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
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, tense, scary, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, family relations, stepfather, maniac, investigation, widow, murder of family, real estate agent, shower, psycho ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Deep in the Darkness (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Michael Cayle thought leaving the chaotic lifestyle of New York City behind for the quiet, small town of Ashborough would bring his family closer together. Soon after arriving, however, he discovers the town's deepest secret: a terrifying ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: deadly creature, danger, small town, family relations, deadly, survival, standoff, creature, resistance, in the woods, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 78K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: objects come to life, obsession, chase, supernatural, classic car, car, survival, vengeance, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, year 1979 ...
Place: california, detroit, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stalking, nanny, serial killer, murder, mind game, survival, high school, psychopath, crimes, prank, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, danger, family in danger, murder, manipulation, confined, mind game, deadly, psychopath, isolation, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 244
Day 13 (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Colton is left at home to babysit his little sister for the summer, he develops a crush on Heather, the beautiful girl who just moved into a mysterious old house across the street. He falls in love with her from afar — but also ...
Style: psychotronic, bleak, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: death, chase, family in danger, evil, haunted by the past, family relations, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, characters in danger, vengeance, peril, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bound to Vengeance (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young woman, Eve, fights back and manages to escape a malicious abductor. However, after discovering she may not be the only victim, Eve unravels a darker truth and decides to turn the tables on her captor.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: revenge, sex slave, captive, female vigilante, serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, escape, female killer, human trafficking, vigilantism, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 688
The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: obsession, split personality, murder, disobey, psychopath, blind ambition, dishonesty, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, spouse killer, stalking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Amityville Murders (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: On the night of November 13th, 1974, Ronald DeFeo Jr. took a high powered rifle and murdered his entire family as they slept. At his trial, DeFeo claimed that 'voices' in the house commanded him to kill. This is their story.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, supernatural, danger, deadly, mental patient, hearing voices, hallucination, taunting, supernatural horror, house
Time: year 1974, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 213K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twist ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, violence spree, future dystopia, self defense, danger, social decay, survival, chaos, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 3K
Stag Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four guys on a bachelor party get off the subway at a station that shut down in the 70's and, after watching a transit cop get brutally murdered, find themselves running for their lives beneath the streets of NY.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, survival, tunnel, danger, deadly, friends, cannibal, subway tunnel, survival horror, murder, subway, dismemberment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 1K
The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 302
Craig (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: CRAIG is a lonely, somewhat awkward, young man trying to recover from losing his parents in a big fire. Besides a friend from childhood, in one go he looses everyone he cares about. The friend, Cliff, isn't of much use either. He has his own ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cult, psychopath, vengeance, mental illness, crimes, deadly, danger, gory, split personality, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 483
Hazard (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, murder, prank, crazy, danger, survival, manhunt, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 521
Refuge (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A post-apocalyptic thriller set in the ruins of a collapsed America, Refuge follows a family’s struggle to survive and rebuild a life in the absence of civilization. In the wake of a catastrophic plague, the family lives a lonely existence, ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological
Plot: post apocalypse, survival, end of the world, home invasion, epidemic, murder, medication, gang, family home, husband wife relationship, child in peril, held at gunpoint ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.5
 298
5 Souls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: afterlife, rivalry, murder, moral dilemma, mysterious character, uncover truth, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, supernatural, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Evil Takes Root (2020)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A paranormal investigator arrives in a sleepy Midwest town to investigate the mysterious loss of his old lover and reconcile sins of the past. He discovers she fell victim to the Batibat, an ancient evil that followed her home from the Philippines.
Style: scary, psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: witchcraft, occult, coven, demon, evil, possession, cult, family in danger, exorcism, danger, hunting, deadly creature ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%