Movies like The Guest

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The Guest (2014)
 6.7
 81K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, captivating, atmospheric, scary, stylized, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: soldier, danger, family in danger, family relations, mysterious character, bullying, murder, halloween, party, arms dealer, bar, high school, ex soldier, teenager, grief, brawl, halloween costume, killing spree, family problems, dishonesty, violence spree, death in the family, win over, gory, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico

Most similar movies to The Guest

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, blood, dialogue, violence, revenge, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Guest: The Stepfather (2009), You're Next (2011), John Wick (2014), Stoker (2013), Sabotage (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 28K
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, tense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hidden identity, serial killer, manic, youth, family in danger, crimes, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, killing off one by one, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 78K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Comedy, 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: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, massacre, slasher, axe, trap, masked killer, crossbow, family relations, domestic disturbance, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.3
 422K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, dark hero, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, violence spree, crimes, widower, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 97K
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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, antisocial behavior, family relations, youth, disappearance, funeral, loss of parent, family problems, estate, parents and children, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 55K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, brutality, police investigation, hostage, crime scene, gory, crimes, deadly, tough law enforcer, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, danger, save the day, agent, heroes, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 140K
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, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, revenge, betrayal, car chase, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, investigation, martial arts, prisoner, undercover, serial killer, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, against the odds, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 94K
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: atmospheric, serious, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, neo noir, murder, investigation, mystery, drug dealing, drugs, amateur detective, corpse, deception, party, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 98K
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, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, small town, ex law enforcer, sheriff, crimes, tough heroes, drug dealer, martial arts, crime, methamphetamine, car chase, drugs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 15K
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, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, crime, partners, deadly, strong sexual content, fall in love, military life, military base, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, haunted by the past, gangsters, crime, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 55K
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: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, profiler, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 66K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, tragic event, semiautomatic pistol, crime, justice, character change, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 35K
Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, isolation, murder, uncover truth, survival, forces of nature, crimes, military base, corpse, airplane, betrayal, crash landing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1957, 1950s
Place: antarctica, south pole
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, suspenseful, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, violence spree, revenge, small town, kidnapping, haunted by the past, remorse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 35K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, betrayal, hitman, on the run, chase, espionage, agent as target, chases and races, off the grid, undercover, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, barcelona spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 102K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostages, hostage negotiator, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, family in danger, crime gone awry, one man army, family problems, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 18K
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, police investigation, law enforcement, vigilantism, crime, crimes, deadly, investigation, fbi, justice, map ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, arizona, dallas texas, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 10K
Transit (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A family on a road trip is stalked by criminals who stashed stolen money in their car.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: car chase, on the road, family in danger, on the run, heist, crimes, road trip, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, danger, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 111K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, smuggling, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, criminal, gunfight, crime, betrayal, ex convict, financial problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 31K
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: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, ex military, track down, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, indonesia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, crimes, tough heroes, vigilantism, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 258K
Scream (1996)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the 'rules' of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, small town, woman in danger, masked killer, danger, psychopath, teenager, who done it, news reporter, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, killer, mechanic, shooting, revenge, gunfight, assassination, betrayal, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, ukraine, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 47K
Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, computers and web, hacker, technology, race against time, conspiracy, computer, terrorist plot, computer virus, one against many, hacking, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, usa, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 21K
Psycho II (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After years of treatment at a mental institution for the criminally insane, serial killer Norman Bates is finally released. Deciding to move back into his long-dead mother's infamous old house, he soon finds himself tormented by "her" ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, slasher, serial killer, revenge, starting over, motel, voyeur, blood, mental illness, gory, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 59K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: 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, serious ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, bag of money, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, scary, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, danger, murder, mind game, deadly, manipulations, confined, isolation, psychopath, found footage, hidden camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%