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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, suspenseful, disturbing, harsh, twists and turns, biting, realistic, enigmatic, complex ...
Plot: revenge, rape, trust, sex, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, women, brutality, twists & turns, manipulation, psychology, character study, redemption, paranoid, cliche, rise to the top, mind game, brat, cons and scams, workplace situations, power, assistant ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, twists & turns, police investigation, revenge and obsession mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Business of Strangers: When Will I Be Loved (2004), Edmond (2005), Stone (2010), 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, sex, dishonesty, mind game, power relations, cons and scams, couples, love and romance, male female relationship, 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, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, self control, unlikely criminals, society, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 40K
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, manipulation, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, dangerous attraction, danger, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, unsupportive friend, revenge, vigilantism, moral dilemma, rape and revenge, attempted rape, home invasion, torture, switching roles, confinement indoors, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, couples, couple relations, danger, stranger, husband wife relationship, adultery, rape, sexual content, rivalry, domestic disturbance, emerald ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 150K
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, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, pedophile, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, deception, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, gossip, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, crimes, teenage life, false accusation, college life, rumor, manipulation, storytelling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.1
 44K
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, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, false accusation, promotion, boss and employee, vengeance, manipulations, workplace intrigue, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, atmospheric, intense, tense ...
Plot: salesman, destiny, desert, manic, betrayal, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, psychic power, paranoia, business venture, a vision ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 48K
Arbitrage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: infidelity, corporate crimes, police investigation, manager, moral dilemma, corporate world, dishonesty, downfall, cover-up, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, revenge, femme fatale, serial killer, psychopath, couple relations, infidelity, dishonesty, couples, family problems, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, chases and races, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 111K
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, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 10K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, suspense, tense ...
Plot: revenge, dog, vengeance, killing a dog, redemption, justice, murder, crimes, small town, juvenile delinquency, social decay, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 16K
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, fatal attraction, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: realistic, sexual, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, rivalry, love affair, crimes, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, obsession, vengeance, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, stylized ...
Plot: murder, black man white woman relationship, cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, crime, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, rivalry, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 17K
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, erotic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, betrayal, friendship, psychopath, frame up, false accusation, neo-noir, rivalry, danger, intrigue, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (topless - notable), murder, femme fatale, obsession, betrayal, manipulation, family, infidelity, psychopath, couples, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 3.7
 277
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, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: family problems, crimes, life is a bitch, best friends, danger, sexual abuse, profanity, woman in danger, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, rivalry, rape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, teenage life, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 34K
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, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, vengeance, couples, obsession, danger, rivalry, passion, beating ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 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, serious, tense, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, drifter, murder, fish market, betrayal, crimes, family problems, family business, couples, love and romance, bus, jealousy ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, love and romance, rivalry, post september 11 2001, injustice, taxi driver, world trade center manhattan new york city, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 5K
Demonlover (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Two corporations compete for illicit 3D manga pornography, sending spies to infiltrate each other's operations.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, erotic, intense ...
Plot: espionage, murder, rivalry, mind game, rise and fall, danger, dishonesty, workplace situations, uninhibited rivalry, corporation, office, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%