Movies like The Guest

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The Guest (2014)
 6.7
 86K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, 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, captivating, serious, scary, atmospheric, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: danger, family in danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, dishonesty, murder, family problems, grief, killing spree, mystery, bullying, death in the family, violence spree, win over, deadly, gory, violence, brutality, halloween, teenager, party, arms dealer, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico

Most similar movies to The Guest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, deadly, danger, blood, violence, death and crimes mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Guest: The Stepfather (2009), You're Next (2011), John Wick (2014), The Presidio (1988), Stoker (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 30K
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: serial killer, family in danger, hidden identity, manic, youth, uncover truth, crimes, family relations, family problems, dishonesty, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 84K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: 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: home invasion, slasher, murder, masked killer, survival, crimes, family in danger, massacre, family gatherings, trap, gory, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 509K
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, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 16K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, partners, profanity, strong violent content, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 101K
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, bleak, gothic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, family relations, under the surface, masturbation, family problems, parents and children, danger, youth, estate, funeral, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.3
 99K
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: high school, investigation, neo noir, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, party, telephone call ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 185K
Orphan (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
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, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: orphan, family in danger, family problems, adoption, mysterious character, manipulation, deadly, parents and children, insanity, female psychopath, fear, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 35K
Kill List (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, cult, brutality, ritual sacrifice, ex soldier, priest, crimes, crime, deadly, danger, marital problem, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 57K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, isolation, island, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, scary, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, danger, family in danger, murder, confined, psychopath, isolation, manipulation, deadly, mind game, manipulations, family secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.5
 4K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hitman, race against time, danger, revenge, extortion, delivery, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, humorous, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, crimes, vengeance, woman in danger, cons and scams, disorder, deadly, dishonesty, small town, danger, assassination attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 19K
Suspect Zero (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A killer is on the loose, and an FBI agent sifts through clues and learns that the bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vigilantism, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, profiler, obsession, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, albuquerque new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 1K
Sisters (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A reporter witnesses a brutal murder, and becomes entangled in a mystery involving a pair of Siamese twins who were separated at birth, one of them forced to live under the eye of a watchful, controlling psychiatrist.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, twins, murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, obsession, mentally unstable, danger, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, photographer, stalking, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, psychopath, deadly, police investigation, blood, cannibalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, danger, investigation, tough heroes, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, prostitute, loss of wife, torture, blood, shot to death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An escaped murderer is in pursuit of his ex-girlfriend, who has fled to start a new life in a small town.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, woman in danger, mind game, violence spree, deadly, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, fanatic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 113K
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, siblings relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, family relations, murder, insanity, demons, demon ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 75K
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, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, evil child, child abuse, social worker, danger, mysterious character, mental institution, demons, uncover truth, murder, woman in danger, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 103K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, single father, tough heroes, crime, crimes, ex law enforcer, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town, fist fighting, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.6
 514
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, crimes, survival, supernatural, gory, vengeance, danger, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 29K
Feast (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, deadly creature, siege, deadly, danger, violence spree, impregnation, loss of child, graphic violence, gory, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 63K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, violence, betrayal, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, tense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, uncover truth, mystery, siblings relations, family relations, estrangement, grudge, family secret, missing brother, poverty, troubled past, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 56K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, trap, home invasion, serial killer, psychopath, held captive, gory, masked man, violence, danger, torture, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 958
Killing Daddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cassie Ross is scarred by the suicide of her mother, which occurred when Cassie was a child. She is convinced that her father was to blame for her mother's death. Cassie's older sister, Laura, has always sided with their father, so for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: family problems, psychopath, vengeance, mystery, crimes, homecoming, danger, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 58K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, deadly, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 8K
Highwaymen (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: James Cray watched as his wife was killed by Fargo, a hit-and-run serial murderer. After severely injuring Fargo and going to prison for several years, James is now determined to avenge his wife's death. He drives across the country looking for ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, car chase, murder, graphic violence, vengeance, crimes, deadly, danger, chases and races, rivalry, revenge, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.4
 8K
Smiley (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After learning of an urban legend in which a demented serial killer named SMILEY can be summoned through the Internet, mentally fragile Ashley must decide whether she is losing her mind or becoming Smiley's next victim.
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, urban legend, mysterious character, psychopath, deadly, danger, masked killer, murder, prank, college, stalker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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