Movies like Perfect Strangers 2003

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Perfect Strangers (2003)
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Perfect Strangers (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Melanie goes home from the pub with a handsome stranger, she’s captivated by his charm and attentiveness. He sails her away to his ‘castle’- a rundown shack on a deserted island. But when seduction becomes deception and passion becomes possession, Melanie realizes that she has been kidnapped. Torn between fear and desire, Melanie must escape – but her ardent admirer has other plans.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: obsession, island, stalking, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, destructive relationship, danger, isolation, romance, couples, obsessive love, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, ocean or sea, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, stalker, claustrophobia, stranger
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand

Most similar movies to Perfect Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, stalking, crimes and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Shelter Island (2003), Blue Smoke (2007), Deceit (2006), The Cry of the Owl (2009), The Boy Next Door (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, crimes, danger, couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, isolation, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 1K
Blue Smoke (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After witnessing an uncontrollable blaze burn her family's pizzeria to the ground when she was just 11 old, it's no wonder that Reena decides to become an arson investigator. Now, years later, she decides to visit the old neighborhood, ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: psychopath, fire, female protagonist, obsession, danger, mind game, crimes, romance, couples, deadly, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.7
 398
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, friendship, dangerous attraction, love affair, destructive relationship, obsession, manipulations, love and romance, dishonesty, couples, stalking, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: danger, mysterious character, small town life, obsession, love and romance, stalking, deadly, crimes, couples, neighbor, small town, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, stalking, stalker, blackmail, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, seduction, erotic thriller, psychopath, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: realistic, sexual, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, infidelity, couples, obsession, danger, deadly, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, crimes, couple relations, marriage crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.0
 513
Love Sick Love (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dori and Norman, two stunning and sophisticated serial daters, are destined to endure a terrifying journey through perfect couple-hood: Valentine's, Easter, Halloween, Christmas and New Year. Except with psychopath Dori, it all needs to take ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: isolation, dangerous attraction, couples, danger, psychopath, confined, country house, weekend, holiday, female psychopath, obsession, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
The Bridesmaid (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hard-working young man meets and falls in love with his sister's bridesmaid. He soon finds out how disturbed she really is.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: destructive relationship, murder, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, power relations, romance, crimes, mentally unstable, couples, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 391
Asunder (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chance Williams (Underwood), a man whose life is torn apart when his wife and unborn child are killed in a bizarre accident. Chance comes to believe Lauren (Morgan), wife to best friend Michael (Beach), is the only woman who can love and help him, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, stalking, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couple relations, death in the family, dealing with death, dishonesty, couples, dangerous attraction, crimes, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, captivity, isolation, missing person, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 669
Attraction (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, intense, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, dangerous attraction, love triangle, infidelity, lifestyle, dishonesty, mentally unstable, stalking, voyeurism, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 38K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, danger, rapist, rivalry, fatal attraction, virginity, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, violent husband, woman in danger, starting over, haunted by the past, danger, psychopath, on the run, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 1990s, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 1K
Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: factory, isolation, murder, dangerous attraction, social misfits, stalking, danger, psychopath, ghost, obsession, destructive relationship, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, couple relations, confined, family problems, danger, honeymoon, insanity, vengeance, newlyweds ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, love affair, betrayal, couples, murder, danger, love and romance, crimes, stalking, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.1
 18K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, female psychopath, frame up, teenage life, obsessive love, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Keep Your Distance (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the perfectly normal town of Louisville, KY, there is a perfectly normal man living the perfect life. David Dailey is a man who has it all: A great career, a community that adores him, and an enduring marriage. But beneath the surface, ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: stalking, infidelity, dangerous attraction, obsession, betrayal, friendship, family problems, dishonesty, couples, mentally unstable, couple relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
 2K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, police investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, teenage life, mind game, psychopath, friendship, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 15K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.0
 27K
Obsessed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Things couldn't be better for Derek Charles. He's just received a big promotion at work, and has a wonderful marriage with his beautiful wife, Sharon. However, into this idyllic world steps Lisa, a temporary worker at Derek's office. ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, sexy, romantic, suspense ...
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, workplace, workplace intrigue, danger, wooing, family problems, promotion, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, stalking, danger, mind game, obsession, rivalry, mentally unstable, psychopath, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.2
 1K
Summer Heat (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Photographer Bob loses his girlfriend. A year later he meets Kathleen. Is she in love? Or does she use him for her dark dealings with the mafia?
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: beach, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, photographer, crimes, couple relations, criminal heroes, love and romance, romance, illegal drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
Crimes of Passion (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Joanna Crane lives a double life. During the day she works as fashion designer but during the night she is the high class prostitute China Blue. As she is accused for industrial spying, Bobby Grady is hired to shadow her. However, they fall in love. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, erotic, cult film, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual perversion, forbidden love, s&m, stalking, double life, role playing, preacher, obsession, sex, destructive relationship, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
My Daughter's Keeper (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An American writer in England takes his children and a newly hired nanny on a trip to South Africa while his wife, a reporter, is on assignment. He has an affair with the nanny, but when he refuses to leave his wife for her, the nanny gets her ...
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, murder, investigation, nanny, journalism, love affair, crimes, dangerous attraction, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, infidelity, family in danger, family life, family problems, dysfunctional family, obsession, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 2K
Miranda (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A librarian begins a passionate affair with a mysterious woman who walks into his library. When she suddenly disappears he travels down to London to search for her only to discover that she has three identities - dancer, dominatrix and con-woman. ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, investigation, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, manipulations, couples, dishonesty, romance, betrayal, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 608
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, femme fatale, obsession, infidelity, murder, danger, crumbling marriage, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
I Love You Too (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: While camping in France, Eric and Eddy fall in with two women. Eric talks to Silke, a Ugandan studying medicine in Holland. She tells him about her life and asks about the book he's writing: it's the story of his love affair with Reza. He ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, erotic, exciting ...
Plot: romance, dangerous attraction, losing-it hero, couples, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, love and romance, sexual relations, infidelity, dishonesty, love affair, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.3
 359
Body Chemistry (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A research project on sexual response leads two doctors into an affair where their deepest passions and darkest fantasies are revealed.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: fatal attraction, obsession, infidelity, seduction, laboratory, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, stalking, mental illness, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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