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Distant Cousins (1993)
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Distant Cousins (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kate's husband Richard hasn't seen his cousin Harry for 20 years. So when he comes to stay with his fiancee Connie they are welcomed. But Kate senses her family is at risk when they start behaving suspiciously.
Style: scary, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, crimes, mental institution, psychopath, kidnapping, missing person, stalking, family life, captivity, murder, danger, couples, deadly, hidden identity, pills, cousin cousin relationship, mentally unstable woman, bound and gagged, cleavage, tied feet, advertising executive, tape over mouth
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about deadly, crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, rivalry and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Distant Cousins: Deadbolt (1992), The Ex (1996), Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998), Benefit of the Doubt (1993), Mother's Boys (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsessive love, murder, betrayal, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, tragic love, couples, crime, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
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100%
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The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, family in danger, murder, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
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83%
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, nanny, infidelity, couples, babies and infants, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: chase, murder, parents and children, couples, family relations, psychopath, graphic violence, crimes, deadly, rivalry, dealing with death, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, hidden identity, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
You Belong to Me (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jeffrey has met the man of this dreams, hunky Frenchman René, he impulsively moves into the same building. The move backfires as Remé becomes cold and distant. Landlady Gladys lavishes attention on her new tenant.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: female psychopath, landlady, obsession, dangerous attraction, deadly, couples, crimes, mentally unstable, danger, dishonesty, stalking, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 415
13 Curses (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead years ago. To their arrival, visions of Mateo, his dead father ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, mental illness, deadly, family life, homecoming, family in crisis, friendship, supernatural, parents and children, crimes, danger, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.5
 364
Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, psychopath, race against time, parents and children, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, daring rescue, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Twist of Fate (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, legal investigation, mind game, danger, criminal heroes, twins, psychopath, power relations, bait, dishonesty, slasher ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 825
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 236
The Secretary (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Her boss made ​​a big mistake by not promoting it. Now is the perfect secretary in the service of revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, power relations, disgruntled, manipulations, workplace, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, vengeance, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, psychopath, crimes, teenage life, survival, deadly, rivalry, danger, confined, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, slasher, deadly, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hider in the House (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: attic, infidelity, danger, mind game, stalking, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, couples, psychopath, slasher, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: split personality, mysterious character, mind game, vengeance, haunted by the past, psychopath, chase, mentally unstable, danger, intrigue, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Requiem for Murder (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller starring Molly Ringwald
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, danger, media, unsupportive spouse, mystery, psychopath, radio show, who done it, fall in love, media satire ...
Time: 90s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eye of the Storm (1991)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At a highway gas station/motel/diner where they live, two young brothers witness their parents murder. The younger brother is blinded in the same incident. Ten years later both brothers are still there and the tragedy may have turned one of them ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, diner, infidelity, desert, alcohol abuse, family life, family in danger, haunted by the past, siblings relations, family relations, gas station, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
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41%
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 546
Innocents (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mind game, criminal heroes, serial killer, psychopath, dangerous attraction, false accusation, crimes, danger, police investigation, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, stalking, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, obsession, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger, neglected wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Lethal Eviction (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A first time landlord purchases a run-down, rent-controlled apartment building in hopes of making a solid investment. Everything seems to be going smoothly until, one by one, the tenants begin to meet strange, untimely gruesome deaths.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, dual identity, insanity, landlord, twins, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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38%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, danger, manipulations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
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The Maddening (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, hostage, on the road, torture, lesbian sex, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, rivalry, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, profanity, danger, journalism, rivalry, confined, stalking, deadly, special agents, dishonesty, haunted by the past, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 432
The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, pregnancy, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, crimes, mind game, family problems, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1943
Place: usa, vermont
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50%
The Paper Boy (1994)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lifes. Then the ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, realistic, psychological thriller ...
Plot: obsession, paperboy, mentally unstable, homecoming, psychopath, family relations, danger, small town, stalking, estate, murder, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, stalking, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 196
Water Damage (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after the drowning death of his young son, Paul Preedy (Daniel Baldwin) receives an invitation to a reunion at his prep school. Paul decides to go, taking his remaining son with him. When they arrive, they find that only two other people ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, reunion, investigation, crimes, slasher, buddies, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, kidnapping, high school, high school life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laurel has the boyfriend of her dreams, Kevin. He can and will do anything for her. He is totally devoted to her but the downside is that he won't leave her alone. When she tries to get some distance he responds with aggressiveness. It finally ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsession, paranoia, visceral, crimes of passion, parents and children, couple relations, couples, psychopath, family relations, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%