Movies like Perfect Strangers 2003

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Perfect Strangers (2003)
 5.2
 1K
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, couples, romance, 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 obsession, danger, couples, stalking, psychopath, dangerous attraction and crimes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Obsessed (2009), Shelter Island (2003), Blue Smoke (2007), Man of Her Dreams (1997), The Boy Next Door (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, suspense, intense ...
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, stalking, obsessive love, workplace, workplace intrigue, fatal attraction, danger, wooing, family problems, workplace romance, promotion ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 746
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, crimes, couples, danger, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, isolation, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, fire, female protagonist, obsession, danger, mind game, crimes, romance, couples, deadly, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: sexual, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, infidelity, couples, deadly, danger, dishonesty, obsession, crimes, dangerous attraction, couple relations, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: sexy, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, obsession, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, stalker, fatal attraction, stalking, erotic thriller, seduction, psychopath, neighbor, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: isolation, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, couples, confined, weekend, country house, holiday, female psychopath, obsession, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, dangerous attraction, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dishonesty, deadly, couples, death in the family, family problems, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, obsessive love, rivalry, rapist, virginity, dishonesty, couples, crimes, terrorizing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: obsession, mysterious character, danger, small town life, couples, small town, stalking, dishonesty, love and romance, deadly, crimes, driving at night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, realistic, psychological, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, factory, isolation, social misfits, dangerous attraction, crimes, uncover truth, destructive relationship, ghost, psychopath, fall in love, zombie ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, confined, family problems, danger, vengeance, newlyweds, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, violent husband, starting over, woman in danger, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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, sexual, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: columnist, psychopath, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, mentally unstable, radio show, voyeurism, stalking, friendship, love triangle, young lovers ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, fatal attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, danger, stalking, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, infidelity, investigation, murder, obsession, nanny, journalism, love affair, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, infidelity, obsession, seduction, laboratory, love triangle, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, mental illness, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 639
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, love triangle, infidelity, family problems, destructive relationship, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, love affair, crimes, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Alone with Her (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The harrowing story of a disturbed young man's attempts to win the affections of an unsuspecting young woman. When Doug first sees Amy, he instantly falls for her and begins to watch her every move, going so far as to set up spy cameras in her ...
Style: psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, strangulation, stalking, stalker, hidden camera, sexual dysfunction, danger, crimes, voyeurism, psychopath, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 1K
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: realistic, scary, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: stalking, couples, deadly, infidelity, psychopath, danger, dishonesty, obsession, small town, couple relations, pregnancy, older woman younger man relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 342
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: realistic, sexual, surreal, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, manipulations, love and romance, love affair, obsession, betrayal, siblings relations, destructive relationship, danger, dishonesty, gory, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, butterfly, danger, confined, crimes, dangerous attraction, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, love affair, gays and lesbians, destructive relationship, manipulations, dangerous attraction, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, sexual, sexy, serious
Plot: beach, kidnapping, island, photographer, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, romance, couple relations, down on your luck, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Darr: A Violent Love Story (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense
Plot: love triangle, stalking, obsession, stalker, couples, deadly, fall in love, love and romance, danger, college, rivalry, bollywood ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 1K
Malicious (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mystery woman turns vengeful after a college athlete dumps her following a one-night stand.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, danger, psychopath, couples, deadly, dangerous attraction, crimes, athlete's life, college life, college, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: insanity, unfulfillment, crimes, destructive relationship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, romance, unlikely criminals, psychopath, sexual dysfunction, couples, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, parents and children, crimes, crumbling marriage, dangerous attraction, vengeance, infidelity, hidden identity, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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