The latest Stephen King remake, Firestarter, has gotten a lot of attention. Firestarter, which was released on May 13th, is a touching coming-of-age drama about a young girl who, with the support of her father, navigates a difficult period in her life. Except that Stephen King wrote it. While the story has some “warming” components, the temperatures involved are far more dangerous. While the new movie is still in theatres, we’ve compiled a list of films to see that have similar themes and plots.

1. Carrie (2013)

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Director- Kimberly Pierce

Carrie White, an unpopular adolescent, is bullied by her classmates in high school. Margaret White, her mother, is a religious and neurotic woman who finds sin everywhere and believes in self-punishment. Carrie has her first period and has her classmates embarrass her in the changing room because she has no idea what is going on. Carrie is videotaped with her cellphone by Chris Hargensen, who then broadcasts it on the Internet. Ms. Desjardin, their instructor, punishes the pupils, but when Chris confronts her, she is suspended and thus barred from the prom.

Carrie, on the other hand, realises she possesses telekinesis and learns how to manage it. Sue Snell, one of the girls who bullied Carrie, feels horrible and asks her boyfriend Tommy Ross to invite Carrie to the prom to make one for her actions. Chris and her boyfriend Billy Nolan, on the other hand, plan a nasty prank with her friends to get even with Carrie.

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2. Brightburn (2019)

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Director-  David Yarovesky

Tori Breyer’s aspirations of becoming a mother come true with the birth of a strange baby boy, following a lengthy fight with fertility. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, have ever desired in a partner: brilliant, talented, and interested about the world. Tori is gripped by dreadful thoughts about her kid as Brandon approaches puberty. Those closest to Brandon are put in terrible risk once Brandon acts on his perverted desires.

3. The Darkest Minds (2018)

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Director- Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Over 98 percent of children worldwide are killed by a sudden sickness, leaving survivors with unique ability. As a result, governments around the world send the survivors to “rehabilitation camps,” where they try to cure the youngsters of their disease by classifying them according to their ability. Ruby Daly receives a key chain from her father on her tenth birthday, which she celebrates with her family. Ruby attempts to console her parents in the middle of the night after seeing their fear about the cancer, accidentally wiping all of their memories with Ruby by touching their hands.

Her mother, who has no knowledge of Ruby, locks her in the garage in the morning. Ruby is sent to an internment camp, where she is determined to be an Orange, the most deadly class with the ability to control the minds and memories of others. Ruby uses her skills to persuade her boss that she is a Green, the least hazardous of the three with the highest IQ.

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4. The New Mutants (2020)

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Director- Josh Boone

Danielle Moonstar wakes up in an abandoned research facility led by the mysterious Dr Cecilia Reyes after having a near-death experience during a bizarre tornado. Dr. Reyes introduces Dani to four other unusual teenagers: Illyana Rasputin, Rahne Sinclair, Sam Guthrie, and Roberto da Costa, who wants to keep them safe until they learn to control their unique powers fully. Despite the fact that the excellent team of traumatised inmates feels they are being treated and cared for, they all begin to have terrifying hallucinations before long. However, this was supposed to be a secure environment.

5. Freaks (2018)

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Director(s)-  Zach Lipovsky, Adam Stein

Chloe, a seven-year-old girl who lived with her father, was persuaded that the outside world was hazardous, so she spent her days alone in her house. She left the house one day when her father was sleeping, and she was accosted by an elderly guy standing in front of her house in an ice cream truck. Chloe’s grandfather informs her that her mother is still alive and has a mysterious power. Chloe’s particular power was activated by boosting her emotions after her father chastised her for going out. Manipulation of a person’s mind was a tremendously dangerous power. To save a jailed mother, Chloe teams up with a grandfather and a father who have different powers.

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6. Hanna (2011)

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Director- Joe Wright

Hanna, a sweet and innocent-looking sixteen-year-old girl, has spent virtually her entire childhood training to be a cold-blooded assassin, conditioned by her father, Erik Heller, a former C.I.A. employee. When an intense desire to explore the unknown outside world starts a ferocious cat-and-mouse game across countries, the bright pupil will have to put her rigorous training in the inhospitable Finnish wilderness to the test. But Hanna’s fearsome foe – Marissa Wiegler, an old foe and merciless C.I.A. agent – is hell-bent on destroying her fair-skinned prey, and nothing will stop her and her nasty henchman.

7. Looper (2012)

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Director- Rain Johnson

Joe is a “looper,” a career in which his bosses use time travel to send men from the future to be killed in the past, so Joe can dispose of their bodies correctly. Joe knows that in order to tie up loose ends and eliminate proof of his ever being a looper, his future self will be sent back for him to kill one day. When the time comes, Joe’s future self is ready and flees, and the two men strive separately in the past to avoid capture while pursuing their own personal goals.