Movies like The Drifter

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The Drifter (1988)
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The Drifter (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A suspensefilled thriller about a successful single woman who, on a deserted road, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker. Once back in the city, "The Drifter" follows her every move. Every attempt to free herself of his harassment fails until the shocking conclusion is revealed!
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: obsession, stalking, woman in danger, crimes, best friends, couples, whodunit, psychopath, biker, police, pregnancy, sex scene, stalker, fashion designer, designer, murder, drifter, best friend, private detective, fashion industry, pregnant woman, motel, female protagonist, hitchhiking, interrogation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Drifter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about danger, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, deadly, murder and stalking mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Drifter: Lady Beware (1987), Shelter Island (2003), The Perfect Guy (2015), Lethal Admirer (2018), The Seduction (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lady Beware (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who has a fixation with her. Jack makes Katya's life ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, couples, psychopath, rivalry, investigation, crimes, journalism, dishonesty, vengeance, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
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95%
 3.9
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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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: crimes, island, mind game, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, mysterious character, stalking, isolation, murder, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, fatal attraction, obsession, stalking, stalker, couple relations, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, vengeance, life turned upside down, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
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Lethal Admirer (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Megan's fiancé is killed, she moves cross country and rebuilds her life with a new boyfriend and a closer relationship with her sister. Once she befriends one of her old colleagues, Lloyd, things take a turn for the worst. She realizes he ...
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, obsession, new life, insanity, unrequited love, villain, psychopath, sociopath, damsel in distress ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, woman in danger, crimes of passion, visceral, paranoia, couples, psychopath, family relations, crimes, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Seduction (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A beautiful newscaster is stalked and tormented by a photographer obsessed with her beauty.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: stalker, stalking, psychopath, mentally unstable, journalism, rivalry, media, best friends, crimes, obsession, vengeance, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
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The Stray (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: crimes, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, violence, male female relationship, restaurant, homeless, murder, seduction, revenge, drifter, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.4
 585
Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, mental illness, hunted, woman in danger, psychopath, life turned upside down, crimes, possessed human, threat, family problems, possessed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Intimate Stranger (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A policeman (James Russo) guards a barroom singer (Deborah Harry) whose phone-sex sideline has put a killer (Tim Thomerson) on her trail.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: phone sex, prostitute, murder, psychopath, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, crimes, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, realistic, slasher, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, serial killer, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.2
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, murder, rivalry, stalking, psychopath, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, mind game, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
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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, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsessive love, murder, investigation, betrayal, obsession, mentally unstable, tragic love, captivity, crimes, couples, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Girl on the Train (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When documentary filmmaker Danny Hart boards a train at Grand Central Station he has no reason to expect anything more than a pleasant ride to upstate New York to interview the subjects for his latest project. But a chance encounter with a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Plot: train, witnessing a crime, murder, investigation, disappearance, adultery, crimes, filmmaker, camera
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.1
 283
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, brutality, violence, fight, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Interstate (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Montreal DJ, following his girlfriend to Los Angeles, falls into a deadly relationship with a couple of female hitch-hikers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: on the road, crimes, confined, couples, captivity, car chase, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hitchhiking, chase, disorder, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, stalking, blackmail, seduction, obsessive love, older woman younger man sex, psychopath, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, buried alive, barbershop, undercover, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
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The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, family in danger, stalking, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, strong female presence, graphic violence, woman in danger, couples, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: psychological, serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, infidelity, attic, voyeurism, mental illness, crimes, serial killer, mind game, mentally unstable, who done it, woman in danger, family life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Night Drive (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer.
Style: road movie, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, stalker, psychopath, stalking, on the road, murder, witness, on the run, witnessing a crime, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: landlady, dangerous attraction, obsession, couples, stalking, crimes, dishonesty, mentally unstable, gay, female psychopath, kidnapping, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.6
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Poker Run (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robert (Bertie Higgins) and Allan (J.D. Rudometkin) decide to add some excitement to their lives by taking up Harley riding. But things go south when two psychopathic bikers (Robert Thorne and Jay Wisell) kidnap their wives (Debra Hopkins and ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, desert, gang, motorcycle chase, confined, crimes, buddies, mind game, couple relations, family in crisis, biker, abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
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Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, betrayal, infidelity, crimes, stalking, love, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, corrupt officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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A Deadly Encounter (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Restaurant hostess and mom Joanne Sanders has to work late one night. After she leaves the restaurant she accidentally cuts a car off on the highway. This driver takes it personally and he begins to stalk and harass Joanne.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, stalking, crimes, violence, police detective, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, parents and children, threatening telephone call, kidnapping, car ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, stalking, composer, crimes, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, danger, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 1K
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, murder, vengeance, obsession, crimes, family life, manipulation, architect, woman in danger, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 951
Endure (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a shocking photo of a young woman is found inside the twisted metal of a fatal car crash, veteran detective Emory Lloyd must risk everything to identify and find the woman before it's too late.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, swamp, woman in danger, police investigation, partners, race against time, confined, reluctant partners, law enforcement, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.1
 465
Do No Harm (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Emily Edmunds has a great job and a great guy, Mark. But when Mark is killed in a plane crash, a distraught Emily attempts suicide.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, crimes, doctors and patients, woman in danger, suicide attempt, plane crash, murder, psychiatrist, loss of husband, life turned upside down, power relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Stalked at 17 (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When 17 year old Angela fell for Chad, he promised to love her forever. When she got pregnant with his child, he promised to take care of them both. When she realized he was deceptive and abusive, he promised to change. When she wanted to leave, he ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: stalker, teenage pregnancy, obsession, teenage life, age difference, family problems, youth, stalking, family in danger, pregnancy, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.6
 456
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, who done it, psychopath, serial killer, mystery, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%