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The Afflicted (2011)
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The Afflicted (2011)
Original name: Another American Crime
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A story of incomprehensible abuse delivered by an explosively violent mother of four. Journey through the mind of a child that experiences a living hell, defined and defended by the twisted religious beliefs of her mother (imdb.com)
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, scary
Plot: child abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, danger, family problems, deadly, domestic disturbance, crimes, alcohol abuse, siblings relations, beating with a belt, bad mother, family relations, graphic violence, strong female presence, child in peril, suicide, dysfunctional family, murder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about deadly, crimes, danger, murder, psychopath, graphic violence and confined mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Afflicted: Sick Boy (2012), Slink (2013), Not Forgotten (2009), The Hitchhiker (2007), Nightstalker (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: tense, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, danger, confined, deadly, parents and children, family problems, violence, murder, family relations, domestic disturbance, evil
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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 2.4
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Slink (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the rural town of Wickenhaven, a psychotic tanning salon owner is responsible for the disappearances of many young, innocent girls, while his wife, an exotic purse designer, is willing to overlook his evil nature.
Style: scary, rough, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Plot: psychopath, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, couple relations, countryside, murder, cons and scams, domestic disturbance, estate, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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93%
Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious
Plot: abduction, strip club, uncover truth, parents and children, investigation, danger, secret place, family relations, life is a bitch, supernatural, crimes, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 3.6
 941
The Hitchhiker (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four young women driving across the desert to Las Vegas have their road trip turned upside-down when they pick up a handsome, seemingly-friendly hitchhiker. When their car breaks down near a roadside motel in the middle of nowhere, they find ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: psychopath, on the road, gory, confined, slasher, danger, deadly, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, isolation, desert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 2.0
 234
Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, deadly, crimes, devil worship, blasphemy, gang violence, violence, satanist, slasher, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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65%
 3.5
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Exit to Hell (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of stick-up kids rob a mafia run strip club and head for the border but when they enter the town of Redstone, they find that crime is a dish best served cold! Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) takes the title role as Sheriff Slade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, deadly, crimes, cannibalism, injustice, stripper, cannibal, theft, sickle, gun action, drug ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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64%
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Crawlspace (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Gates family dream house turns quickly into a nightmare when their life is disturbed by the deranged previous owner who plots to retake his home and the Gates children for his own - hiding in the house attic and methodically taking out all those ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, crimes, privacy invasion, stalking, uninvited guest, domestic disturbance, deadly, graphic violence, sexual content, suburbs, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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62%
 4.0
 695
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, slasher, serial killer, captivity, crimes, confined, law enforcement, danger, deadly, graphic violence, psycho killer, cannibalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
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61%
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 4.5
 826
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, obsession, psychopath, deadly, crimes, murder, police, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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61%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, murder, family problems, crimes, parents and children, adoption, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
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Family Demons (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When an abused teenage girl murders her alcoholic mother, the mother's vengeful spirit returns to haunt her. Even in death, the mother is hell bent on denying her daughter her freedom.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, ghost, dysfunctional family, teenage life, addiction, family problems, crimes, danger, deadly, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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59%
 3.6
 436
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, murder, prank, crazy, survival, danger, manhunt, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
 5.2
 825
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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53%
 5.5
 3K
Alyce Kills (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart… along with anyone else who gets in her way.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, disorder, psychopath, life turned upside down, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, drug abuse, vengeance, life is a bitch, deadly, mentally unstable, paralysis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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52%
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Mother's Day (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Crazed members of a sadistic family return to their childhood home to terrorize the new owners.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: mentally unstable, hostage, mind game, psychopath, siblings relations, violence spree, home invasion, sadistic horror, danger, sadism, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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52%
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Wreckage (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jared, Kate, Rick, and Jessica find themselves stranded in a wreckage yard after their car breaks down during a drag race. Meanwhile, the sheriff's office receives notice that a convict escaped from a local state prison. As the teenagers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: slasher, escaped prisoner, isolation, deadly, serial killer, buddies, crimes, confined, danger, murder, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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52%
 3.3
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Abduction (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: ABDUCTION: The town of Process is located somewhere in rural New Jersey. It's been in existence for over 100 years, although it's not on any known map. It's a nice place to visit, with lovely shops and friendly people. That is unless ...
Style: realistic, serious, scary, rough, offbeat
Plot: woman in danger, crimes, confined, babies and infants, deadly, gory, kidnapping, child in peril, white slavery, bondage, computers and web, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mind game, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
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49%
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Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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49%
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Death Row (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy abandoned prison, an unknown killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, scary
Plot: psychopath, prison, survival, prison life, serial killer, danger, life is a bitch, deadly, confined, crimes, murder, all male cast ...
Time: contemporary
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47%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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47%
 3.3
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Visible Scars (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Seventeen years ago, Mike kills a new mother of twin girls and took the babies to a house in the woods, claiming them as his own to appease his wife's desire for kids. 10 years later Stacy flees to her uncle's old secluded cabin in those ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, confined, isolation, deadly, danger, law enforcement, ghost, woman in danger, graphic violence, mountain, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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46%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, halloween, serial killer, danger, stalking, strong sexual content, youth, deadly, crimes, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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41%
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Omnivores (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Marcos Vela is a prestigious gastronomic journalist who accepts the request of an independent publisher to write an article on the recent emergence of the Clandestine Restaurants.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, murder, secret movement, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, secret place, cannibalism, strong violent content, restaurant, cannibal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
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Sick Girl (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Izzy is raising her younger brother, Kevin, by herself. Their parents are deceased and her older brother, Rusty, is away in the Marines. When Izzy learns that her little brother is being bullied at school, she does what any unstable, psychopathic, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, revenge, youth, crimes, mentally unstable, vengeance, psychopath, gory, best friends, deadly, young heroes, death in the family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cherry Tree Lane (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Prosperous professional couple Mike and Christine are settling in for a standard evening of wine, TV and low-level marital hostility when a ring on their doorbell changes everything. Turns out their son Sebastian is in a little trouble with some ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: hostage, revenge, home invasion, danger, confined, juvenile delinquency, family relations, parents and children, family in danger, isolation, domestic disturbance, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
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Sanatorium (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a bitterly cold December night, a paranormal investigations team has set their sights on the bloody Hillcrest Sanatorium to answer the age old question: Is there life after death? With rumours of hauntings and local children gone missing, they ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: afterlife, mentally unstable, ghost, crimes, mental institution, chaos and mayhem, deadly, supernatural, danger, murder, violence, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense
Plot: murder, supernatural, slasher, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, deadly, crimes, danger, in the woods, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 918
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
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Neighbor (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious new girl arrives in posh suburban neighborhood and quickly sets out to terrorize the town. As she starts breaking into homes and torturing the occupants, they begin to realize that she isn't just another girl next door.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, psychopath, unlikely criminals, crimes, confined, deadly, danger, captivity, society, gory, suburbs, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%