Movies like The Business of Strangers

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The Business of Strangers (2001)
 6.3
 4K
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two women get to know each other. They flirt, they drink, they lie; personal flaws are revealed and exposed. But at the end of the night their relationship turns and becomes a complex battle of power, authority, and wit.
Style: psychological, serious, biting, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, sexy, intellectual, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: revenge, rape, airport, trust, sex, crimes, vengeance, cliche, dishonesty, rise to the top, mind game, rivalry, cons and scams, workplace situations, power, assistant, drinking, hotel, airplane, male female relationship, businesswoman, swimming, bisexual, tattoo, elevator ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california

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Most similar movies to The Business of Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, catastrophe, dialogue, police investigation, mentor, storytelling and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Business of Strangers: When Will I Be Loved (2004), Edmond (2005), The Canyons (2013), Extremities (1986), Her Name Is Carla (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexy, melancholic, talky, stylized, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, mind game, dishonesty, couples, cons and scams, power relations, love and romance, male female relationship, sex, seduction, manipulation, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, redemption, violence, pimp, stripper, testimony, murder, prejudice, prostitute, fortune teller, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.8
 10K
The Canyons (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The discovery of an illicit love affair leads two young Angelenos on a violent, sexually charged tour through the dark side of human nature.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: swinger couple, wife swapping, adultery, sexual relations, love triangle, jealousy, obsession, dangerous attraction, neo noir, swinger, fear, liar ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new mexico, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: rapist, revenge, vigilantism, moral dilemma, rape and revenge, attempted rape, home invasion, torture, unsupportive friend, sexualized violence, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, danger, couples, couple relations, domestic disturbance, mind game, telephone call, drink, flashback, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, drinking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (topless - notable), murder, femme fatale, obsession, betrayal, vengeance, manipulation, family, dishonesty, manipulations, crimes, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 39K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 148K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, pedophilia, pedophile, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, older man younger woman relationship, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 8K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: salesman, destiny, desert, manic, betrayal, business venture, a vision, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, love and romance, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, mind game, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love affair, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Brimstone & Treacle (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.
Style: psychological, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: cons and scams, elderly lovers, dangerous attraction, couple relations, mysterious character, mental illness, danger, couples, dishonesty, family life, mute or deaf, rape ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 18K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 33K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, espionage, workplace intrigue, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bad Influence (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, clever, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, betrayal, friendship, false accusation, psychopath, frame up, neo-noir, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 43K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, false accusation, promotion, boss and employee, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations, workplace intrigue, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 109K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: cheating, obsession, stalker, voyeurism, loner, infidelity, knife, birthday party, theft, undercover, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, dishonesty, teenage life, college life, mystery, false accusation, rumor, manipulation, storytelling, drinking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 262
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, family problems, danger, woman in danger, best friends, sexual abuse, rivalry, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, crimes, female friendship, middle aged woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 19K
O (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hot young stars, a hip, driving soundtrack, plus a provocative tale of jealousy and betrayal combine to create this controversial modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic, "Othello." O is Odin James (Mekhi Phifer), the ...
Style: clever, tense, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friends, betrayal, friendship, basketball, strangulation, boarding school, jealousy, unfulfillment, love and romance, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 15K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, love and romance, rivalry, post september 11 2001, injustice, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, taxi driver ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, danger, small town life, couples, small town, stalking, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly, crimes, driving at night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 16K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 4K
Demonlover (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
Style: erotic, sexual, stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: espionage, murder, office, dishonesty, danger, deadly, couples, uninhibited rivalry, couple relations, computers and web, workplace situations, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 1K
Caught (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple has a drifter enter their lives. The fish-store owners find that the mysterious young man awakens the couple in ways they didn't expect. Things get tense when the drifter begins an affair with the woman of the house.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sexual, erotic ...
Plot: murder, bus, infidelity, drifter, fish market, betrayal, couples, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, family business, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 18K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, confession, reunion, secret, apology, money, criminal, violence, sex, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 6K
Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, self defense, call girl, hearing, mental illness, heroes, wrongfully committed, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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