Movies like The Guest

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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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, atmospheric, scary, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: danger, family in danger, soldier, mysterious character, murder, bullying, halloween, dishonesty, family relations, ex soldier, teenager, family problems, killing spree, halloween costume, brawl, grief, arms dealer, bar, party, high school, drugs/alcohol, mystery, violence spree, siblings relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa

Most similar movies to The Guest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and surprise ending films with plots about murder, police investigation, deadly, storytelling, serial killer, violence and revenge mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Horror genres. Some movies like The Guest: Stoker (2013), You're Next (2011), Gone Girl (2014), Joy Ride (2001), The Stepfather (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 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, under the surface, youth, family relations, masturbation, funeral, estate, death in the family, parents and children, danger, deadly, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
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82%
 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, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, massacre, survival, slasher, family gatherings, family relations, masked killer, crossbow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, deathtrap, truck driver, psychopath, prank, murder, chase, radio, road trip, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, new jersey, salt lake city utah, wyoming, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, family in danger, hidden identity, youth, manic, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, family problems, uncover truth, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, salt lake city utah, portland oregon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
Plot: haunted house, memory loss, supernatural, murder, family in danger, investigation, haunted by the past, parents and children, riddles and clues, mystery, plot twist, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological ...
Plot: countryside, family in crisis, haunted by the past, psychopath, crimes, danger, family problems, family relations, murder, mind game, country house, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, social worker, uncover truth, child abuse, evil child, murder, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, evil force ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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, swat, rainy, pilot, captain, robbery, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, serious, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychiatrist, isolation, crime, storm, death, convict, psychology, coincidence, murder mystery, murder ...
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: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, 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, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, murder, danger, confined, found footage, deadly, manipulations, mind game, isolation, psychopath, hidden camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, offbeat ...
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, amnesia, haunted by the past, revenge, murder, paranoia, crimes, mistaken identity, mistrust ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 38K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, infidelity, love, revenge, mystery, haunted by the past, spouse killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 102K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, siblings relations, haunted house, danger, hallucination, mirror, insanity, demons, deadly, plot twist, gory, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: youth, obsession, danger, crimes, mystery, teenage life, deadly, murder, psychologist, police investigation, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.3
 45K
The Loft (2014)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Belgium, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: For five men, the opportunity to share a penthouse in the city -- in which to carry on extramarital affairs -- is a dream come true, until the dead body of an unknown woman turns up. Realizing that her killer must be one of their group, the men are ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, urban, friendship, crimes, dishonesty, friends, apartment, murder mystery, mystery, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Devil You Know (2013)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kathryn Vale (Lena Olin) is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Plot: actor's life, desire for fame, career, actress, blackmail, secret, mystery, mind game, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: tense, erotic, sexual, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, strong sexual content, serial killer, eroticism, fondling, police detective, dangerous attraction, crime, sexual relations, gory, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 84K
Triangle (2009)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: ship, supernatural, isolation, gory, buddies, storm, time loop, danger, ocean or sea, sea disaster, friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: florida, caribbean, seaport
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
21%
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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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murderous pair, honeymoon, serial killer, escapades, paranoia, murder, psychopath, survival, chase, danger, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 15K
Devil's Due (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An unexpected pregnancy takes a terrifying turn for newlyweds Zach and Samantha McCall.
Style: scary, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, satan, babies and infants, family in danger, danger, supernatural ability, pregnancy, curses spells and rituals, deadly, religions or cults, self mutilation, pregnant woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: louisiana, new orleans, france, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Amityville Horror (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a home that was the site of a grisly mass-murder.
Style: suspense, scary, rough, suspenseful, based on supposedly true story ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, haunted house, danger, domestic disturbance, murder, family in danger, supernatural, parents and children, family problems, tortured to death, gory, mystery ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, long island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.5
 32K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela 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, perversion, video tape, thesis, snuff, mystery, sadism, theft, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, mental institution, paranoia, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, psychiatrist, partners ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, small town, serial killer, murder, revenge, secret, fisherman, mystery, psychopath, who done it, buried truth, urban legend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 6K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, investigation, track down, serial killer, survival, riddles and clues, police detective, crimes, danger, law enforcement, isolation, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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