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: obsessive love, obsession, island, stalking, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, isolation, destructive relationship, couples, kidnapping, nihilism, ocean, love and romance, stalker, claustrophobia, slum, self destructing, stranger, stockholm syndrome, empire, danger, palaces castles and temples, romance, ocean or sea ...
Time: future, contemporary
Place: new zealand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about danger, obsession, couples, stalking, dangerous attraction, psychopath and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Devil's Pond (2003), Roman (2006), Man of Her Dreams (1997), Coffin Rock (2009), Asunder (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, psychological, disturbing, serious, scary
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, kidnapping, couple relations, newlyweds, isolation, honeymoon, love and romance, island, wilderness, insanity, family problems ...
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100%
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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, psychological, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: suspense, isolation, murder, factory, psychopath, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, serial killer, mind game, obsession, fall in love, investigation ...
Place: los angeles
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26%
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: sexy, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, psychopath, stalking, obsession, couples, dishonesty, couple relations, dangerous attraction, neglected wife, neglectful husband, cheating wife, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
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25%
 5.3
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Coffin Rock (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman unable to conceive a child with her husband, despite years of trying, makes the drunken mistake of sleeping with a young stranger. The stranger then goes to terrifying lengths to prove his paternity.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, slasher ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, suspense, stalking, obsession, infidelity, couples, small town, husband wife relationship, suspicion, stalker, kidnapping, house ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.1
 447
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: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, dishonesty, best friends, vengeance, dealing with death, crumbling marriage, psychopath, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 484
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, erotic ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, friendship, love affair, manipulation, love and romance, dishonesty, stalking, sexual relations, tragic love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.9
 826
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, lesbian sex, couples, obsession, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, stalking, mysterious character, isolation, betrayal, lgbtq ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 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, tense, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, female protagonist, psychopath, fire, mind game, couples, rivalry, stalking, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, serial killer, suspense, firefighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, mysterious character, stranger, couples, sex scene, marriage, alcohol abuse, isolation, confined, life is a bitch, abuse, drug trade ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
What You Don't See (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two strangers have a strong impact on a young man who's spending some time with his family in this drama from Germany. Seventeen-year-old Anton has been struggling to make sense of his life since his father committed suicide when Anton was ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, atmospheric, twisted ...
Plot: teenage life, dangerous attraction, family relations, mysterious character, destructive relationship, estrangement, youth, fight, mother son relationship, twists and turns, manipulation, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 33K
Obsessed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, 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, sexy, intense, disturbing, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, unrequited love, suspense, workplace, manipulation, sexual obsession, stalker, black man white woman relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 3K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, missing person, obsession, investigation, love triangle, uncover truth, police investigation, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, teenage life, police detective ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Bottom of the Sea (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An architect (Daniel Hendler) trails a man (Gustavo Garzón) who was hiding under his girlfriend's (Dolores Fonzi) bed.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: jealousy, love, obsession, investigation, stalking, couples, suspense, infidelity, unfaithful, lovers, rivalry, true love ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.0
 559
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, psychopath, confined, kidnapping, weekend, country house, obsession, halloween, held captive, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Sleeping with Danger (2020)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Ann Rule’s true crime collection Mortal Danger and Other True Cases. Paul Carter was like a knight in shining armor when he met flight attendant Grace Tanner and swept her into a passionate love affair. But her dream man quickly became ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: obsessive love, fatal attraction, psychopath, obsession, investigation, graphic violence, dangerous attraction, blackmail, sociopath, woman in danger, stalking, family conflict ...
Time: year 1994
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.8
 698
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: sexy, serious, suspenseful, erotic, tense ...
Plot: stalker, obsession, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, manipulation, infidelity, family problems, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, dysfunctional family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, obsession, mind game, stalking, rivalry, mentally unstable, psychopath, dangerous attraction, architect, uncover truth, prostitute, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Daughter's Keeper (1992)
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: sexy, realistic, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: woman seduces a man, infidelity, nanny, kidnapping, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, sexual content, graphic violence, dangerous attraction, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, infidelity, obsession, dangerous attraction, betrayal, dishonesty, mentally unstable, couple relations, friendship, family problems, couples, sexual relations ...
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20%
 4.0
 740
Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, stalker, psychopath, stalking, computers and web, suspense, lifetime, danger, off the grid, deadly
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, sexy, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love affair, couples, love and romance, betrayal, murder, stalking, teacher student romance, sex, older woman younger man relationship, teacher student sex ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.0
 470
Lethal Admirer (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Megan's fiancé is killed, she moves cross country and rebuilds her life with a new boyfriend and a closer relationship with her sister. Once she befriends one of her old colleagues, Lloyd, things take a turn for the worst. She realizes he ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: woman in danger, fatal attraction, stalking, dangerous attraction, obsession, new life, psychopath, damsel in distress, villain, sociopath, unrequited love, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.2
 756
Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, twists and turns, investigation, betrayal, infidelity, stalking, love, suspense, couples, dishonesty, corrupt officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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You Belong to Me (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jeffrey has met the man of this dreams, hunky Frenchman René, he impulsively moves into the same building. The move backfires as Remé becomes cold and distant. Landlady Gladys lavishes attention on her new tenant.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: gay, landlady, obsession, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, stalking, mentally unstable, couples, lgbt, dog, kidnapping, suspense ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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20%
Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, obsession, dangerous attraction, composer, haunted by the past, stalking, mind control, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, danger, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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19%
This Sweet Sickness (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: French filmmaker Claude Miller's This Sweet Sickness is based on a suspense novel by Patricia Highsmith, of Strangers on a Train fame. In the original, the murder-protagonist was a psychotic, pure and simple (if such words are appropriate ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: love, insanity, renovation, castle, jealousy, love of one's life, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, couples, psychopath, sexual dysfunction, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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19%
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Cold Heart (2001)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers becoming attracted to the wrong man can have deadly consequences in this tense erotic thriller. Linda (Nastassia Kinski) is a woman whose life would seem ideal on the surface: she runs a thriving business and is happily married to ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, serious, erotic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, love triangle, infidelity, family problems, couples, love and romance, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, sexual relations, love affair, unhappy wife ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Cry of the Owl (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, France, UK, 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, noir, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, love and romance, couples, suspense, neighbor, small town life, twists and turns, dishonesty, breakup, missing person, divorce ...
Time: 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 3.2
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Luella Miller (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The arrival of gorgeous and enigmatic Luella Miller instantly disrupts the social balance of a small New Zealand town in this spine-tingling psychological thriller.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: femme fatale, love triangle, small town, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, obsession, destructive relationship, murder ...
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Kaaterskill Falls (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A romantic road trip to the Catskills for some much-needed time alone turns bumpy for Ren (Hilary Howard) and Mitchell (Mitchell Riggs) in this indie film directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen. After picking up a hitchhiker, Lyle (Anthony Leslie), ...
Style: serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: survival, estrangement, mysterious character, wilderness, isolation, stalking, married couple, hitchhiker, mountain, graphic violence, sexual content, mind game ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%