Movies like A Mother's Nightmare

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A Mother's Nightmare (2012)
 5.9
 2K
A Mother's Nightmare (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A seductive teen becomes vindictive when her boyfriend tries to end the relationship.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic
Plot: mental illness, teenager, teenage life, obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, manipulations, manipulation, youth, parents and children, danger, false accusation, single parent, parents separation, depression, drug abuse, mentally unstable, child in peril, new student, drug, drugs, telephone, kissing, male objectification, condom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to A Mother's Nightmare

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, psychopath, obsession, deadly and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like A Mother's Nightmare: Death Clique (2014), The Perfect Teacher (2010), Swimfan (2002), Side Effects (2013), Son of Cain (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, manipulation, rivalry, high school, friendship, jealousy, social relations, dishonesty, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, youth, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Teacher (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A spoiled, selfish teenager becomes infatuated with her teacher. She befriends his daughter as a way of worming her way into the family, and sets about manipulating every aspect of his life.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: obsession, female stalker, teenage love, teenage life, unfulfilled love, youth, love and romance, high school, psychopath, blind ambition, seduction, young heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 19K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, hospital, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 181K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 772
Son of Cain (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nico Albert is a very peculiar character teenager, with exceptional intelligence and a single obsession: chess. His parents, concerned about the anomalous attitude of his son, child psychologist hired Julio Beltran. Through therapy and common hobby ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: mentally unstable, parents and children, murder, family relations, psychologist, chess, emotional manipulation, teenager, family in crisis, manipulations, teenage life, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Roommate (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carrie Remington seems like any other struggling waitress who's had a run of bad luck including a recent divorce. Things seem to be improving when she moves in with Ashley Dunnfield, a young woman from a wealthy background who's trying to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, dishonesty, danger, haunted by the past, psychopath, murder, revenge, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Perfect Sisters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tired of their mother's alcoholism and a string of her abusive boyfriends, two sisters plot to kill her.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, family relations, deadly, crime, crimes, youth, rumor, teenager, investigation, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Girl He Met Online (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man's relationship with a bipolar woman becomes dangerous.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, couples, losing-it hero, mental illness, jealousy, online dating, murder, crimes, obsession, down on your luck
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.9
 17K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, false accusation, journalism, female psychopath, crimes, teenage life, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.0
 328
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, teenage life, parents and children, mind game, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 973
Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, salvation, murder, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 990
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: psychopath, family problems, vengeance, homecoming, dysfunctional family, danger, crimes, mystery, family relations, revenge, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 536
Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, mental illness, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, crimes, life is a bitch, cafe, psychopath, boy
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.8
 631
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, obsession, psychopath, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime, chases and races, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 429
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, haunted by the past, composer, crimes, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
No Brother of Mine (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a woman sneaks away to visit her dying grandmother across the country, she returns into the clutches of her troubled brother.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, family in danger, family problems, siblings relations, crimes, couple relations, danger, dishonesty, psychopath, spouse in danger, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 4K
Carjacked (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hijacking, fugitives, manipulation, woman in danger, manipulations, crimes, rivalry, danger, chases and races, on the road, single parent, bank robber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Lover's Revenge (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, the psychologist Dr. Liz Manners is the host of the WLOR Talk Radio Show giving advices about relationships to her audience. When she suggests to her listener Sara Jane to leave her abusive and obsessive husband Kyle Lundstrom, Sara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, destructive relationship, danger, stalking, terrorism, radio show, murder, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 639
Fatal Desire (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: gangsters, computers and web, love and romance, parents and children, pregnancy, crime, crimes, teenage life, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, child, casino ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lost in the Dark (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young girl, who has recently lost her eyesight to a degenerative disease, struggles to outwit an escaped convict who has taken refuge in her grandmother's cabin during a ferocious snowstorm.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: confined, child in peril, hostage, teenage life, youth, danger, crimes, isolation, fugitives, escaped prisoner, brother brother relationship, blind girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 322
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, danger, deadly, on the run, supernatural, false accusation, woman in danger, mental illness, life is a bitch, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Hazing Secret (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Megan loses her long term memory in an accident she had five years ago as a sorority girl. Every night, she has the same dream of a party and the death of a sister. When she's invited to a Greek reunion, she realizes it wasn't just a dream.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: memory loss, obsession, investigation, intrigue, uncover truth, reunion, dishonesty, ritual, therapy, mockery, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The Gingerbread Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, psychopath, twists & turns, femme fatale, courtroom, law firm, crimes, crime, couples, parents and children, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: georgia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Her Perfect Spouse (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman discovers her new husband wants to keep her all to himself.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, deadly, delusion, hidden identity, couple relations, captivity, dishonesty, mentally unstable, husband wife relationship, possessiveness, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Living with the Enemy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Smart, sexy Allison can't help but fall in love with Philip, a dashing software billionaire, and they quickly marry. But soon this new bride begins to think her hubby was involved in the mysterious death of his first wife. This suspicious ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: woman in danger, mystery, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, couples, intrigue, danger, computer system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 128
Winter Lily (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a remote part of New England, Clive arrives at Memory Lane, a rustic bed&breakfast. After being welcomed by the charming hostess, Agatha, he soon discovers a diary filled with mystery about the hostess' daughter, Lily. His natural ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, survival, obsession, isolation, teenage life, riddles and clues, psychopath, danger, stalking, confined, captivity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 681
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, danger, single parent, parents and children, couples, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, obsession, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 635
Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, couples, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, neighbor, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, investigation, deadly, crimes, nanny, dishonesty, heist, family relations, child in peril, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%