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The Guest (2014)
 6.7
 79K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, captivating, stylized, atmospheric, scary, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: danger, soldier, family in danger, murder, bullying, halloween, ex soldier, teenager, mysterious character, party, bar, arms dealer, grief, brawl, halloween costume, killing spree, high school, dishonesty, family relations, family problems, drugs/alcohol, mystery, violence spree, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa

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Most similar movies to The Guest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about murder, mentor, revenge, police investigation, violence, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Guest: You're Next (2011), Stoker (2013), Gone Girl (2014), A Perfect Getaway (2009), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 76K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, massacre, slasher, masked killer, domestic disturbance, crossbow, family in danger, gory, survival, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 95K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, masturbation, under the surface, youth, family relations, death, funeral, estate, death in the family, mystery, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, missing wife, manipulation, disappearance, investigation, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, manipulation, paranoia, murder, psychopath, wilderness, survival, chase, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, crime, investigation, mafia, serial killer, revenge, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 59K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, truck driver, kidnapping, psychopath, prank, deathtrap, murder, radio, road trip, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, salt lake city utah, wyoming, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.6
 27K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, hidden identity, serial killer, manic, youth, crimes, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, family problems, family relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 989K
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, amnesia, mystery, vengeance, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, investigation, paranoia, flashback, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.5
 113K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, crimes, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 58K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, plot twist, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.3
 202K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, isolation, crime, psychology, motel, stranded, murder mystery, psychiatrist, coincidence, storm, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 69K
Case 39 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, child abuse, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, murder, evil child, woman in danger, demons, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 41K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, mystery, danger, murder, psychologist, isolation, crimes, teenage life, police investigation, deadly, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.3
 20K
In the Cut (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City--as if to test the limits of her own safety--propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly ...
Style: erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: strong sexual content, police investigation, serial killer, eroticism, police detective, dangerous attraction, crime, sexual relations, gory, who done it, fondling, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, revenge, small town, secret, fisherman, mystery, who done it, buried truth, characters killed one by one, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspense, talky, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, friendship, betrayal, crime, mystery, crumbling marriage, physical abuse, couple relations, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 21K
Color of Night (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When New York psychiatrist Bill Capa visits Los Angeles to take over his murdered colleague's therapy group, he finds himself embroiled in the thick of a mystery when he bumps into Rose and begins a torrid affair.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychiatrist, violence, murder, mental illness, femme fatale, voyeurism, car chase, paranoia, grief, group therapy, therapist, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Don't Say a Word (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Switzerland, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret..
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychiatrist, island, cemetery, murder, danger, race against time, haunted by the past, mental illness, crime, killer, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 32K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, √Āngela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence, research, snuff, thesis, video tape, mystery, sadism, theft, perversion, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 246K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, guilt, insomnia, police corruption, fbi, small town, investigator, police detective, blackmail, suspect, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 139K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, mystery, family relations, search, family problems, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb, grief, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A masked maniac terrorizes the same small community where a murderer known as the Phantom Killer struck decades earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, serial killer, small town, strong sexual content, small town life, danger, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: year 1946, year 1976
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 6.6
 2K
See No Evil (1971)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the English countryside, Sarah Rexton (Mia Farrow), recently blinded in a horse riding accident, moves in with her uncle's family and gallantly adjusts to her new condition, unaware that a killer stalks them.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, disability, investigation, serial killer, on the run, mystery, amateur detective, slasher, blind girl, crime, witnessing a crime, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, supernatural, haunted house, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, filmed killing, investigation, crime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 1986, year 1966 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, family in crisis, haunted by the past, murder, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, country house, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 93K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, investigation, murder, mystery, amateur detective, drugs, drug dealing, puzzle, twists & turns, crime, cocaine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, wax museum, ghost town, slasher, traffic jam, small town, torture, brutality, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.9
 90K
Exam (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel.
Style: psychological, mind bending, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, psychologist, ambition, human nature, rivalry, surveillance, mystery, intrigue, room, rules, suspicion ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Soul to Take (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, psycho film, surprise ending
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, supernatural, haunted by the past, gory, small town, urban legend, danger, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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