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The Guest (2014)
 6.7
 92K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating, atmospheric, scary, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, danger, mysterious character, family in danger, family relations, ex soldier, family problems, dishonesty, murder, grief, killing spree, mystery, bullying, death in the family, violence spree, win over, gory, deadly, violence, brutality, halloween, teenager, party, psychopath, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico

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Most similar movies to The Guest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, violence, death, danger, runaway, revenge and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Guest: You're Next (2011), A Perfect Getaway (2009), Stoker (2013), John Wick (2014), Brick (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 89K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: slasher, home invasion, masked killer, murder, massacre, survival, crimes, gory, trap, deathtrap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, wilderness, serial killer, danger, psychopath, paranoia, escapades, veteran, deception, deadly, ex military ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 103K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, mystery, masturbation, family problems, danger, estate, parents and children, funeral, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.4
 542K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, lone hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, gangsters, shooting, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 101K
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: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, drugs, high school, investigation, murder, mystery, loner, drug lord, drug dealing, amateur detective, party, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 864K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: 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, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 64K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Action, 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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truck driver, murder, kidnapping, cat and mouse, prank, trap, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, siblings relations, deathtrap, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: colorado, new jersey, san antonio texas, nebraska, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, manic, hidden identity, youth, serial killer, crimes, uncover truth, serial murder, dishonesty, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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1445
 7.0
 192K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.
Style: scary, twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: orphan, adoption, mysterious character, female psychopath, family in danger, family problems, parents and children, deadly, insanity, murderer, killer child, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, loner, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 79K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, southeast asia, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 250K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, danger, life turned upside down, disorder, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day, danger, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.9
 387
Special Ops (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When an American soldier’s Black Ops Unit is ambushed during a raid to rescue a nano-nuclear device that has fallen into the wrong hands, he must run for his life to not only track down the missing device, but also clear his name when he is ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, soldier, one man army, danger, heroic mission, tough heroes, profanity, military, escapades, dishonesty, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Death of Evil (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: David Thunder (Damian Chapa) is a young Native American man whose dreams have been haunted by evil since childhood, and when Julietta Asher (Natasha Blasick) enters his life, it seems as though that evil is about to manifest in the everyday world. ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: mystery, family in danger, pregnancy, dangerous attraction, family relations, family problems, couples, rivalry, good versus evil, family in crisis, curses spells and rituals, satanist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 60K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Fire of Conscience (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Fire of Conscience is an 2010 Hong Kong action/thriller film directed by Dante Lam and starring Leon Lai and Richie Ren. The Chinese name is derived in one of the action scenes where Lai has to chase Ren through a street of dragon dance.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough heroes, investigation, danger, dishonesty, crimes, prostitute, loss of wife, parade, torture, shot to death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, family in danger, danger, murder, manipulation, isolation, deadly, confined, psychopath, mind game, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 32K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, investigation, danger, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, mastermind, track down, uninhibited rivalry, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, washington d.c., michigan, usa, indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: bloody, suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, photographer, deadly, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, butcher, psychopath, blood, obsession, subway train ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 151K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, loner, assassin, lone hero, boat, deception, mentor, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.0
 17K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crime, crimes, profanity, fall in love, military life, uncover truth, strong sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Hide and Seek (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A missing brother. Hide and seeks codes. A shocking truth for two different families and the struggle to save their families from someone who is already living inside their house.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, uncover truth, siblings relations, mystery, family relations, estrangement, grudge, hide and seek, family secret, missing brother, troubled past, poverty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, 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, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 7K
The Big Bang (2010)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper but the job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. From the mean streets of Los Angeles to the desolate desert of New Mexico, Cruz must contend with a brutal Russian Boxer, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: missing person, private investigator, crimes, private detective, mystery, crime, murder, track down, danger, strip club, bad cop, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 102K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 251K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, airplane, air disaster, hijacking, false accusation, danger, save the day, special agents, hostage, heroes, race against time, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, iceland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 69K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, solitary, older man younger woman relationship, vengeance, strong sexual content, psychological torture, neo noir, one man army, race against time, escape attempt, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 2010s, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%