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My Pure Joy (2011)
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My Pure Joy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On the outside Adam appears to be a normal teenager, but underneath...his mind has been so rotted by trauma from his past and the gory films he watches, that he has blurred the lines between reality and pretend! This prompts Adam to start killing people in similar ways to films he watches, making sure to put his own little spin on it.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, obsession, teenage life, crimes, youth, terrorism, mentally unstable, psycho, murder, teenage murderer, gory, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to My Pure Joy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out slasher, suspenseful, scary and serious films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, serial killer, gory, youth and teenage life mostly in Horror, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like My Pure Joy: Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011), Crazy Bitches (2014), Death and Cremation (2010), Late Fee (2009), Bundy: An American Icon (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Filth to Ashes, Flesh to Dust (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Purge: To put to death, eliminate what is undesirable. The serial killer known as Purge lived and died by this code. But is he dead? Driving home from a road trip, ERIC and SHELLY take a back road to avoid a traffic jam. They encounter the serial ...
Style: suspenseful, slasher, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, friends, youth, revenge, psychopath, survival, violence, rivalry, teenage life, traffic jam ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Crazy Bitches (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 girls and 1 fab gay guy plan a getaway to a remote ranch for a week of gossip and grub. They start off where they always do, old rivalries in place, extreme vanity covering great insecurities, but with a true love for each other underneath the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, slasher, suspense
Plot: psychopath, isolation, best friends, youth, murder, serial killer, vanity, group of friends, missing person, forest, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Death and Cremation (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a typical American suburb filled with middle class morals, a lonely 59-year-old, Stan, contributes to society by offering cremation services from his basement. In fact, Stan murders neighbors he perceives to be social bullies. Jarod, a fatherless ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Plot: cremation, serial killer, mentally unstable, estrangement, vigilantism, obsession, hidden truth, crimes, unlikely partners, weakness, teenage life, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 3.2
 354
Late Fee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young couple’s quest to rent the scariest movie on DVD on Halloween eve results in a real life horror show they may live to regret!
Style: slasher, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: supernatural, isolation, murder, crimes, terrorism, youth, stalking, halloween, store, teenage life, ghost, vampire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Slaughter Daughter (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: After being left at the altar, Farrah has a mental break. When her mother announces her upcoming wedding, Farrah seeks help from her jailed love to plot out the perfect murder.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, wedding, serial killer, crimes, murder, violence, death row, mental institution, insanity, prison, couples, villainess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.7
 545
Camp Slaughter (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While searching for a way out of the woods, a group of lost friends stumble upon Camp Hiawatha and take up with the teens who are bunking there. But the party's over when they discover that this camp is literally stuck in a time warp -- 1981, ...
Style: slasher, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer camp, serial killer, youth, crimes, teenage life, psychopath, stalking, forest, time travel, murder, mass murder, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.4
 767
Hayride (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A college student returning home for Halloween is forced to face his childhood fears when an escaped killer takes refuge in his family's "Haunted Hayride".
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, youth, halloween, murder, death, mental patient, small town, brutality, violence, holiday, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Jason Z (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: At an exclusive, secluded North American ski resort up on Mount Rocky Summit, brutal slashing, severing and beheading on a group of teenagers are taking place and are believed to be the work of a mysterious skier dressed in black.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: snowboard, psychopath, serial killer, skiing, crimes, survival, teenage life, gays and lesbians, youth, stalking, rivalry, snow ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 2.6
 327
30 Days to Die (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of girls trapped in an institution suffer the wrath of a serial killer on the loose. This campy thriller pays homage to Friday the 13th.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, mentally unstable, mental institution, struggle for survival, murder, violence, strong violent content, survival, violence spree, woman in danger, lake, topless woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
When a Killer Calls (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, nanny, urban legend, terrorism, crimes, youth, teenage life, prank, legends and myths, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, home invasion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, psychopath, murder, ghost, uncover truth, youth, crimes, vengeance, teenage life, violence spree, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Death by Engagement (2005)
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to track down a vicious serial killer bent on reclaiming his mother's family heirloom wedding ring as it passes from bride to bride with the killer always one step behind, and the detectives one step behind the killer.
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, obsession, law enforcement, track down, crimes, vengeance, police detective, curses spells and rituals, wedding, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A troubled teenage girl finds herself in a web of lies and deceit when her stepmother attempts to murder her by sending her to a discipline camp.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, tense ...
Plot: forest, psychopath, murder, youth, isolation, crimes, graphic violence, teenage life, boot camp, premonition, juvenile delinquent, strangulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following the murders at the Rollerdome, Skye Rotter leaves town in search of a normal life. Reunited with the mother who abandoned her as a child, Skye's dream of a happier life starts to take shape - until her serial killer father returns.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, parents and children, teenage life, youth, starting over, crimes, small town, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
 894
Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, leadership, investigation, uncover truth, suburbs, religions or cults, vampire, kids in trouble, psychopath, society ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, year 1996, 2000s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.2
 5K
Stage Fright (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Musical, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A snobby musical theater camp is terrorized by a blood-thirsty killer who hates musical theater.
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, desire for fame, youth, actor's life, haunted by the past, teenage life, who done it, masked killer, graphic violence, camp, starlet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 468
The Janitor (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lionel is a custodian that longs for more. Bombarded with daily disrespect and insults from his co-workers, Lionel sets on a path of revenge and begins to brutally murder everyone in his path.
Style: scary, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, crimes, college life, college, sexual relations, violence spree, janitor, threesome ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Scarecrow (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A high school outcast who lives in a trailer with his mother finally meets a friend. He wants to ask her if they can go the next step, but then sees her kissing another boy at a party. He runs home only to find his mother having sex with a drunk. He ...
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: supernatural, scarecrow, crimes, vengeance, martial arts, murder, zombie, revenge, death, ghost, youth, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.4
 525
Evil Eyes (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A screenwriter is plagued by nightmares as he writes a script about a family that was slaughtered years before. Soon, the grisly murders he's writing about starts to actually happen.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: screenwriter, premonition, crimes, serial killer, psychopath, writer's block, pregnancy, mystery, forces of nature, graphic violence, sexual content, baseball ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.1
 144
Disturbed (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The quiet town of Quartz Hill is about to experience the worst night of the town's history. A notorious killer has escaped from death row with one thought on his mind. Revenge.
Style: psychological, slasher, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, rivalry, crimes, stalking, murder, rape, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, mentally unstable, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Scream Bloody Murder (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this horror spoof, the girls from Cherry Mount Academy are on their way to a dance at a nearby all-boys school when the van they're riding in breaks down. With no other choice but to spend the night at their tow truck driver's junkyard, ...
Style: slasher, not serious, humorous, parody, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, youth, teenage life, schoolgirl, van, school, gays and lesbians, crimes, death of friend, killer, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.9
 1K
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, computers and web, love triangle, crimes, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Adam & Evil (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of sexy high school graduates are ready for a weekend of serious partying at a remote camp ground. Soon a murderer is on the loose...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: survival, serial killer, who done it, confined, teenage life, crimes, psychopath, murder, youth, isolation, school, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 339
Maniacts (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two serial killers meet and fall in love in an asylum for the criminally insane. Upon escaping their corrupt captors, they flee to the country to try and lead a happy, normal life. Unfortunately, "normal" turns out to be a state of ...
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, lovers on the run, mental institution, romancing a criminal, fall in love, criminal heroes, psychopath, love and romance, starting over, crimes, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.4
 379
The Choke (2006)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A band playing their final gig in a former meat packing factory find themselves being stalked by a psychopath
Style: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rock, survival, rave, teenage life, crimes, stalking, murder, rock band, van, axe murder, teenager, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.1
 277
Reality Check (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Four young women and three young men, totally strangers to each other, are sent to an isolated house with the crew members of a reality show to stay living together for three months without any means of communication with the exterior, and in the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, crimes, serial killer, sexual relations, contests and competitions, strong sexual content, isolation, prize money, farm, graphic violence, media satire, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bikini Bloodbath Car Wash (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: slasher, semi serious, humorous, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, gays and lesbians, crimes, woman in danger, absurd humor, lesbianism, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, college, female nudity, zombie, car wash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.4
 150
Skull & Bones (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A Tale of Homo-cidal Mania! Gay sex buddies Nathan and Justin are united by their passion for slasher, vigilante, serial killer and zombie films. Bored and frustrated with their lives as students at an obscure college in impoverished New Haven, ...
Style: slasher, semi serious, realistic, scary, humorous
Plot: murder, massacre, torture, rape, obsession, serial killer, friends, vengeance, college, sexual relations, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 2K
The Hazing (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The Evil Dead meets Scream as an evil professor, through an ancient staff and a book of incantation, possesses the bodies of a group of fraterity and sorority pledges during a night of "hazing" activities in an abandoned mansion. When the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, supernatural, serial killer, murder, supernatural ability, survival, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, youth, student life, college, prank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%