Movies like The Ex 1996

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The Ex (1996)
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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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, family in danger, murder, crimes, obsession, crime, family life, manipulation, architect, family relations, parents and children, couples, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, killer, jealousy, assassin, fire, obsessive love, s&m, bathtub, female killer ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, psychopath, danger, rivalry and obsession mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Ex: The Stepdaughter (2000), Mother's Boys (1993), Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998), Living in Peril (1997), The Serpent (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, female killer, life turned upside down, haunted by the past, crimes, deadly, rivalry, parents and children, farm, adoption, impostor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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100%
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, family problems, family in danger, family life, infidelity, obsession, dysfunctional family, stalking, hidden identity, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: nanny, infidelity, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry, crimes, danger, vengeance, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, insanity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
48%
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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, mind bending ...
Plot: woman in danger, obsessive love, murder, betrayal, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, tragic love, couples, crime, crimes, captivity ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: murder, chase, crime, graphic violence, psychopath, family relations, couples, prison, woman in danger, death in the family, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, scary, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, kidnapping, missing person, deadly, danger, crimes, hidden identity, stalking, psychopath, couples, mental institution, family life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 414
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, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely criminals, hitman, crimes, danger, dishonesty, deadly, crime, manipulations, manipulation, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, graphic violence, friendship, workplace intrigue, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.2
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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, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 560
White Snow (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Director Christophe Blanc delivers a fast-past thriller set to a background of Finland's stunning landscape. High-end car dealership owner Maxime is pursued by Finnish gangsters over unsatisfactory cars his dead partner sold them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: danger, gangsters, life turned upside down, vengeance, family relations, loss of partner, murder, crimes, family in danger, disorder, brother brother relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 326
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, mind game, youth, crimes, deadly, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 316
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, danger, deadly, on the run, supernatural, false accusation, woman in danger, mental illness, life is a bitch, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 860
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: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, neo noir, woman in danger, voyeurism, store, vengeance, murder, psychopath, couples, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 557
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, escapades, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 220
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: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, vengeance, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 829
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, obsession, psychopath, deadly, crimes, murder, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.4
 365
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: kidnapping, hostage, race against time, psychopath, parents and children, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, daring rescue, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sweet Angel Mine (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Paul, a young man from London, arrives in the small Nova Scotia town of Milestone, where his long lost father was last seen years earlier. Paul is eager to find out what brought his father to this remote community. He meets Rauchine, a young, ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: murder, single parent, love and romance, confined, danger, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, deadly, parents and children, wilderness, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 764
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 ⇓
39%
 4.0
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The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, rivalry, best friends, intrigue, murder, vengeance, gambling, dishonesty, ambition, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, family in danger, stalking, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, woman in danger, strong female presence, graphic violence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 542
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 ⇓
38%
Messages Deleted (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A quivering voice begs to screenwriter, Joel Brandt, to pick up the phone on a message from his answering machine. Thinking it a prank, Joel deletes the message. The caller is found dead. Another caller leaves Joel a message; there is another ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, answering machine, vengeance, crimes, serial killer, frame up, protagonist as suspect, deadly, writer's life, race against time, mystery, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.8
 352
Hush (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A married man must deal with an obsessive former girlfriend after he moves back to his hometown.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic
Plot: love triangle, murder, jealousy, obsession, blind ambition, psychopath, rivalry, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%