Movies like Boarding School

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Boarding School (2018)
 5.8
 2K
Boarding School (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid’s worst nightmare: a creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.
Style: suspense, rough, harsh, scary, emotional
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, child abuse, boarding school life, life is a bitch, boy, violence, betrayal, lifestyle, brutality, moral ambiguity, compassion, misfit, grandmother, death, stepfather, stepfather stepson relationship, burnt face, cross dressing

Most similar movies to Boarding School

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, scary, suspenseful and serious films with plots about violence, murder, death, supernatural, brutality, blood and danger mostly in Horror, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Boarding School: It Follows (2014), Abattoir (2016), Await Further Instructions (2018), The Den (2013), Jeepers Creepers (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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It Follows (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: For 19-year-old Jay, fall should be about school, boys and weekends out at the lake. But a seemingly innocent physical encounter turns sour and gives her the inescapable sense that someone, or something, is following her. Faced with this burden, Jay ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, depressing, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, stalking, ghost, dangerous attraction, paranoia, death, friendship, chase, group of friends, fright, being followed, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, california
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100%
 4.5
 3K
Abattoir (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A reporter unearths an urban legend about a home being constructed from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: haunted house, evangelist, crime scene, collection, mansion, murder of sister, child murder, violence, uncover truth, investigation, haunted by the past, dark secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Await Further Instructions (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dysfunctional family awake on Christmas morning to discover they’re sealed inside their house by a mysterious black substance. On television, a single line of text reads: “Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions.”
Style: dark, macabre, scary, suspense
Plot: paranoia, isolation, christmas, violence, brutality, survival horror, fight, darkness, insanity, blood, survival, characters killed one by one ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 12K
The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, danger, hacking, cyberspace, woman in danger, video chat, fear, brutality, witnessing a crime, violence, talking to the camera, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A college-age brother and sister get more than they bargained for on their road trip home from spring break. When the bickering siblings witness a creepy truck driver tossing body bags into a sewer near an abandoned church, they investigate. Bad ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, survival, danger, monster, gory, chase, serial killer, brother, death, dead teenager, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 106K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, murder, insanity, demons, ghost, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 4K
Stephanie (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An orphaned young girl with girl with unworldly powers is taken in by a man and woman who claim to be her parents.
Style: exciting, scary, suspense, rough
Plot: little girl, monster, home alone, supernatural, alone, dead brother, creature, nightmare, psychokinesis, telekinesis, hypnosis, thunderstorm ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Curse of La Llorona (2019)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A social worker dealing with the disappearance of two children fears for her own family after beginning the investigation.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary
Plot: single mother, supernatural, violence, death, female ghost, urban legend, investigation, kidnapping, parents and children, danger, crimes, family ...
Time: year 1973
Place: los angeles, mexico
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55%
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 3.9
 31K
Prom Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, stalking, obsession, hotel, high school, slasher, haunted by the past, prom, death, characters killed one by one, best friends, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 295K
The Ring (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, supernatural, murder, journalist, ghost, telephone, death, fear, race against time, little girl, island, reporter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
It Comes at Night (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, brutal, suspenseful
Plot: infected, pandemic, fear, post apocalypse, violence, paranoia, nightmare, hopelessness, darkness, forest, dog, cabin in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.2
 109K
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: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 258K
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, high school, small town, woman in danger, halloween, masked killer, psychopath, danger, teenager, who done it, news reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A group of six tourists looking to go off the beaten path, hire an 'extreme tour guide'. Ignoring warnings, he takes them into the city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor, but a deserted town since ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: tourist, stranded, nuclear power plant, radiation, mutant, death, brutality, group of friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship, abandoned building, survival ...
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.9
 11K
Mirrors 2 (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Max, who is recovering from a traumatic accident, takes a job as a nighttime security guard, he begins to see visions of a young mysterious woman in the store's mirror.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: supernatural, mentally unstable, deadly, store, rivalry, mysterious character, ghost, vengeance, gory, nightmare, death, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 69K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, boy, violence, doll, murder, haunted house, dealing with death, plot twist, mansion, secret passageway, supernatural, loss of son ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 8K
The Mangler (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner, wants to find new victims for his machine.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, slasher, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, heroes, supernatural ability, man versus machine, apocalypse, rescue, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, danger, survival, friends, wilderness, panic, supernatural, fear, mysterious place, videotaping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, photographer, violence, stalking, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, psychopath, deadly, gore, blood, cannibalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 6K
Autopsy (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Emily Johnson, her boyfriend Bobby and their friends Clare and Jude are recent college grads driving cross-country, taking a last vacation together before they face the "real" world. An accident leaves them hurt and stranded on a lonely ...
Style: rough, scary, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hospital, psychopath, ghost, danger, gory, murder, group of friends, evil doctor, fight, youth, torture, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 70K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, supernatural, evil child, danger, mysterious character, demons, social worker, mental institution, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.2
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The Orphan (1979)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disturbed young man is plagued by horrific headaches that he believes make him commit murders.
Plot: nightmare, orphan, boarding school, murder, animal, killer child, boy, suicide, accidental shooting, child abuse, adoption, death ...
Time: 1930s
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49%
 5.6
 3K
Piercing (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own.
Style: surreal, sexy, emotional, suspense, disturbing
Plot: escort service, perversion, prostitute, planned murder, psychological thriller, married man, violence, death wish
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 118K
Scream 4 (2011)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, ...
Style: scary, witty, suspenseful, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, stabbing, psychopath, woman in danger, slasher, sheriff, book, rescue, masked killer, hospital, mask, knife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, scary, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, slasher, disfigurement, freak, revenge, chimpanzee, doctor, maniac, sleepwalking ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, munich germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 155K
The Witch (2015)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1630s New England, William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness, exiled from their settlement when William defies the local church. When their newborn son vanishes and ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, dark, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, family in danger, curses spells and rituals, parents and children, wilderness, insanity, guilt, violence, isolation, paranoia ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.
Style: scary, macabre, suspense, bloody, surreal ...
Plot: torture, demon, serial killer, murder, investigation, police, danger, good versus evil, crime, violence, mysticism, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 73K
Martyrs (2008)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: violence, torture, cult, torment, child abuse, torture chamber, kidnapping, suffering, afterlife, gory, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, revenge, secret, small town, fisherman, mystery, buried truth, urban legend, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, exciting, rough, bloody ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, danger, serial killer, murder, in the woods, back from the dead, death, human monster, camp counselor, gory, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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