Movies like The Business of Strangers

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The Business of Strangers
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, suspenseful, serious, biting, realistic, enigmatic, sexy, intellectual, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: revenge, rape, drinking, hotel, vengeance, workplace, manipulation, women, cons and scams, sexual abuse, pornography, secrets, mentor, loneliness, crimes, greed, character study, dialogue, dishonesty, betrayal, relationships, business, nudity (topless - notable), airport, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
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The Salesman
Drama, Thriller
Iran, France
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 7.8
Knife in the Water
Drama, Thriller
Poland
94 min.
 7.6
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and suspenseful films with plots about catastrophe, dialogue, mentor, storytelling, brutality, police investigation and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres. Some movies like The Business of Strangers: When Will I Be Loved (2004), Edmond (2005), Stone (2010), Suture (1993), Extremities (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 81 min.
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Place: new york, usa, israel
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Edmond
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Stone
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, sexual, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
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Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
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    User:   88%
 
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Suture
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Duration: 96 min.
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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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 ...
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O
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, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Bad Influence
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: suspenseful, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Oleanna
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A two character movie, involving a college professor, John, who is confronted by a female student, Carol, who is failing his course. The two spend a long time talking to each other, during which time John says a few things that can be taken the ...
Style: talky, disturbing, clever, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual harassment, college, dialogue driven, power relations, dialogue, teachers and students, false accusation, writers, relationships, manipulation, life philosophy, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: campus, new jersey
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    User:   53%
 
 6.8
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Caught
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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: realistic, psychological, sexual, serious, erotic ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, infidelity, fish, bus, love triangle, greed, homeless, love and romance, store, secrets, parenthood ...
Time: 90s
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System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
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Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Nuts
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
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 5.4
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Poison Ivy
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dysfunctional family, obsession, betrayal, murder, manipulation, sex, femme fatale, male nudity, death, teenager, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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    User:   50%
 
 7.3
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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, realistic, tense, clever, serious ...
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Country: USA
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Arbitrage
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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.
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Plot: police investigation, infidelity, adultery, downfall, business, greed, corruption, corporate crimes, secrets, courtroom, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.8
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Last Dance
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, legal action, death penalty, courtroom drama, death row, life & death, courtroom, false accusation, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, texas, new jersey, taj mahal, india
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System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
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A Hijacking
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychology, hijacking, hostage, pirate, negotiation, hostages, realism, islam, ship, captivity, character study, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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    User:   31%
 
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One Hour Photo
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, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, adultery, depression, pornography, cheating, revenge, psychology, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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First Snow
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, destiny, desert, paranoia, drinking, violence, salesman, neo-noir, existentialism, psychology, corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, boston, dallas texas
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Brimstone & Treacle
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, gothic, serious, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, guilt, sex, elderly lovers, male nudity, pornography, corruption, mysterious character, devil, brutality, police corruption, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: canada, england
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Bad Company
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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
Apartment Zero
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, love, mental illness, insanity, death, violence, gay, assassination, loneliness, psychology, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
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System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
The Crossing Guard
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: bleak, suspense, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, teenager, first love, secrets, family, terrorizing, violence, danger, betrayal, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco, seattle washington
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System:   35%
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Knife in the Water
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: jazz, murder, crumbling marriage, marriage, ego clash, psychology, mentor, runaway, ship, moral ambiguity, intrigue, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 5.7
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The Crush
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, erotic, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, vengeance, revenge, murder, mentally unstable, male nudity, stalking, teenager, manipulation, twists & turns, pornography, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
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Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, mystery, gangsters, femme fatale, infidelity, twists & turns, murder mystery, psychiatry ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   30%
 
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13
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: greed, gambling, revenge, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions, social decay, money, police investigation, crime, deadly, betrayal, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, pennsylvania, mexico ...
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System:   34%
    User:   38%
 

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Attraction
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, cross dressing, split personality, drinking, death, small town life, murder, mystery, mental illness, single parent, gunfight, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: nebraska, usa, texas
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