Movies like Boarding School

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Boarding School (2018)
 5.7
 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: rough, suspense, harsh, scary, emotional
Plot: corporal punishment, boarding school, life is a bitch, child abuse, boy, boarding school life, 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 scary, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, brutality, death, blood, violence, supernatural 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.
 6.8
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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, death, chase, friendship, paranoia, group of friends, being followed, fright, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, 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, murder of sister, mansion, child murder, violence, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, 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: macabre, dark, suspense, scary
Plot: paranoia, isolation, christmas, survival horror, brutality, violence, survival, danger, blood, characters killed one by one, insanity, family drama ...
⇓ 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, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, hacking, danger, cyberspace, video chat, woman in danger, brutality, fear, witnessing a crime, talking to the camera, violence, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, supernatural, gory, survival, monster, danger, chase, brother, serial killer, death, characters killed one by one, brother sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.2
 96K
Mirrors (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Romania, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An ex-cop and his family are the target of an evil force that is using mirrors as a gateway into their home.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, investigation, family in danger, hallucination, evil, possession, schizophrenia, medication, uncover truth, store, demons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, insanity, artifact, demons, plot twist, gory, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: obsession, stalking, serial killer, high school, hotel, slasher, haunted by the past, prom, death, characters killed one by one, best friends, teacher ...
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, ghost, supernatural, murder, telephone, journalist, death, little girl, race against time, female protagonist, island, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, rough, brutal, psychological
Plot: infected, fear, paranoia, nightmare, hopelessness, violence, pandemic, darkness, forest, dog, cabin in the woods, post apocalypse ...
⇓ 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, masked killer, teenager, who done it, psychopath, danger, halloween, news reporter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, gory, ghost, vengeance, death, store, deadly, rivalry, nightmare, mysterious character, gun held to head ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, radiation, mutant, death, brutality, nuclear power plant, group of friends, survival, abandoned building, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Place: ukraine, kiev ukraine, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, deadly creature, slasher, ghost, mysterious character, supernatural, serial killer, supernatural ability, race against time, rescue, uncover truth, apocalypse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 27K
Sorority Row (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again, so they can get on with their lives. This proves easier said than done, ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: slasher, college, serial killer, blood, graduation, prank, stalking, best friends, killer, college life, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hospital, psychopath, gory, ghost, danger, group of friends, evil doctor, murder, torture, youth, fight, loss of friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 143K
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: suspense, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: witch, religion, supernatural, parents and children, curses spells and rituals, wilderness, family in danger, insanity, guilt, violence, paranoia, isolation ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspense, scary, dark, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, in the woods, legend, survival, danger, friends, wilderness, panic, fear, supernatural, mystery, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, 1990s
Place: maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: psychopath, slasher, danger, serial killer, in the woods, murder, back from the dead, death, gory, camp counselor, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, mask, hospital, sheriff, knife, book, rescue, masked killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mystery killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: torment, torture, child abuse, torture chamber, violence, cult, suffering, gory, brutality, afterlife, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 1971
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspense, surreal, macabre, scary, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, demon, torture, murder, police, investigation, violence, danger, good versus evil, crime, mysticism, surrealism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 78K
Dead Silence (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jamie returns to his hometown in search of answers to his wife's murder, which occurred after receiving a weird package containing a ventriloquist dummy named Billy, which may be linked to the legend of ventriloquist Mary Shaw. Destined to find ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, macabre, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: legend, ventriloquist, murder, ghost, doll, mystery, small town, funeral, gory, supernatural, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, small town, secret, fisherman, mystery, who done it, buried truth, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.8
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Scream (1981)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A group of friends on a rafting trip down a river stop in at an old ghost town to spend the night. Soon their rafts disappear, and then they begin to be eliminated one by one by a mysterious killer.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: slasher, ghost town, ghost, family life, wilderness, mystery, on the run, lake or river, river, rafting, deadly, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 68K
The Boy (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, violence, doll, murder, boy, plot twist, secret passageway, dealing with death, haunted house, mansion, supernatural, ghosts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, school, serial killer, revenge, slasher, doctor, chimpanzee, maniac, sleepwalking, gory, boarding school life ...
Time: 80s, twentieth century, year 1985, 20th century
Place: europe, switzerland, munich germany, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, danger, demons, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 9K
Wilderness (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Juvenile delinquents gets sent to a small British island after a fellow prisoners death, where they have to fight for survival.
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: island, survival, dog, death, brutality, violence, human prey, gory, isolation, juvenile delinquency, danger, bully ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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