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, romance, couples, obsessive love, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, ocean or sea, love and romance, palaces castles and temples, female director, stalker, slum, self destructing, 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, danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, crimes, stalking and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Roman (2006), The Boy Next Door (2015), Shelter Island (2003), Deceit (2006), Blue Smoke (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, factory, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsession, destructive relationship, deadly, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: 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, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, stalking, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, seduction, fatal attraction, blackmail, erotic thriller, stalker, neighbor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 763
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, crimes, danger, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, mysterious character, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.6
 410
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, destructive relationship, love affair, friendship, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, manipulations, stalking, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Movie in collections
 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: psychopath, fire, female protagonist, danger, obsession, mind game, crimes, deadly, romance, rivalry, couples, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 ⇓
85%
 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: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, obsession, infidelity, danger, couples, small town, husband wife relationship, suspicion, deadly, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.0
 29K
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, disturbing, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, stalking, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, black man white woman relationship, workplace, workplace intrigue, danger, wooing, workplace romance, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: psychological, sexual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, stalking, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, obsession, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger, neglected wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, teenage life, mysterious character, family relations, youth, danger, estrangement, destructive relationship, fight, mother son relationship, manipulation, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.0
 520
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, serious, realistic
Plot: isolation, dangerous attraction, psychopath, couples, danger, confined, country house, weekend, holiday, female psychopath, obsession, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.1
 397
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, gloomy, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, couples, family problems, beach, dishonesty, crimes, crumbling marriage, danger, love and romance, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, love affair, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, romance, mentally unstable, crimes, couples, power relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.1
 684
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, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, love triangle, dangerous attraction, infidelity, lifestyle, mentally unstable, dishonesty, stalking, voyeurism, friendship, radio show ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, missing person, isolation, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family problems, mysterious character, danger, crumbling marriage, couples, stranger, duel, sex scene, drinking, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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, danger, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, vengeance, lake or river ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.6
 350
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: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: love affair, couples, danger, dishonesty, betrayal, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, love and romance, gory, manipulations, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, danger, crimes, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 40K
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: suspenseful, sexual, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, virginity, fatal attraction, danger, rapist, rivalry, crimes, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 19K
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, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, high school, female psychopath, hospital, obsessive love, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 2K
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, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, obsession, missing person, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 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, sexy, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: beach, danger, dangerous attraction, love affair, island, photographer, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, romance, criminal heroes, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, suspense, realistic
Plot: stalking, infidelity, dangerous attraction, obsession, betrayal, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, mentally unstable, family problems, couples, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: psychological, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, small town, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, couples, destructive relationship, murder, obsession, family problems, crimes, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Love, Pain and Vice Versa (2008)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chelo is an architect, withdrawing from her social life because of realistic dreams she's having of a romance with a strange man. She's convinced the man is real, out there, destined to be with her. She reports a rape to the police, ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, dangerous attraction, couples, love and romance, romance, deadly, danger, crimes, supernatural, rivalry, supernatural ability, dream come true ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.9
 16K
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: sexy, suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: female psychopath, landlady, obsession, dangerous attraction, deadly, couples, crimes, mentally unstable, danger, dishonesty, stalking, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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