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: serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: stalking, obsession, island, kidnapping, mysterious character, ocean or sea, palaces castles and temples, romance, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, isolation, danger, couples, psychopath, love and romance, stalker, stockholm syndrome, claustrophobia, obsessive love, stranger
Time: 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 couples, danger, obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, crimes and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: The Boy Next Door (2015), Man of Her Dreams (1997), Asunder (1999), Obsessed (2009), The Cry of the Owl (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, 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: tense, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, stalking, psychopath, insanity, blackmail, woman in danger, stalker, fatal attraction, danger, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, infidelity, danger, couples, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, marriage crisis ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 384
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: stalking, pregnancy, beach, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love triangle, death in the family, family in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 27K
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, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: stalking, dangerous attraction, obsession, office, workplace, workplace intrigue, wooing, workplace romance, danger, couples, crumbling marriage, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: small town, mysterious character, small town life, danger, obsession, couples, stalking, dishonesty, love and romance, crimes, deadly, dead woman on ground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.1
 770
Smash Palace (1981)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Al Shaw's life revolves around motor racing and his back country junkyard, the "Smash Palace". His French wife, Jacqui, doesn't appreciate the lack of attention due to Al's obsession with cars. When Al finds her in the arms ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: love affair, kidnapping, chase, crumbling marriage, couple relations, palaces castles and temples, romance, infidelity, death in the family, dysfunctional family, midlife crisis, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand, cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: stalking, small town, obsession, danger, couple relations, infidelity, pregnancy, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, couples, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: beach, island, photographer, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, kidnapping, criminal heroes, romance, masturbation, illegal drugs, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.0
 388
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: infidelity, store, crumbling marriage, manipulations, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, tragic love, unfulfilled love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 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, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: factory, isolation, murder, mars, ghost, mentally unstable, serial killer, mind game, stalking, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 341
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: sexual, serious, stylized, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, gory, destructive relationship, couples, betrayal, manipulations, obsession, love affair, siblings relations, danger, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 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, scary, psychological
Plot: island, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, couple relations, vengeance, confined, danger, family problems, newlyweds, insanity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, youth, mysterious character, manipulations, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, fight, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 741
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, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: island, murder, mentally unstable, mysterious character, mind game, stalking, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, missing person, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 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, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, dangerous attraction, hospital, swimming, teenage life, frame up, mental illness, murder, insanity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Say It in Russian (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jacqueline, a Paris society hostess (Faye Dunaway) introduces a fellow American, businessman Andrew Lamont (Steven Brand) to a beautiful young Russian girl, Daria Larina (Agata Gotova), while he is on vacation in Europe. She is the kind of woman who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: dangerous attraction, romance, true love, fall in love, danger, deadly, love and romance, couples, hotshot lawyer, couple relations, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: love triangle, obsession, stalker, stalking, forbidden love, college, fall in love, bollywood, danger, love and romance, romance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, on the run, starting over, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: infidelity, stalking, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, voyeurism, dishonesty, couples, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, crime, love affair, murder, dishonesty, couples, betrayal, stalking, dangerous attraction, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.2
 662
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: sexual, serious, gloomy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, psychopath, columnist, mentally unstable, betrayal, young lovers, infidelity, romance, urban, dangerous attraction, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: confined, danger, marriage, violence, stranger, mysterious character, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, isolation, couples, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.9
 604
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: sexual, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: unemployment, femme fatale, mentally unstable, crumbling marriage, manipulations, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love affair, sexual relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 5.3
 1K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: psychopath, domestic disturbance, family in danger, danger, deadly, stalking, family in crisis, family problems, basement, police, stalker, tied feet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, scary ...
Plot: nanny, investigation, obsession, infidelity, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, couples, journalism, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 37K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, couples, crimes, dishonesty, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, investigation, obsession, mystery, amateur detective, hospital, mysterious character, disappearance, underwear, manipulations, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mind game, danger, breakup, couple relations, woman in danger, vengeance, rivalry, psychopath, fatal attraction, stalking, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: dark humor, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, stalking, hotel, true love, ocean or sea, voyeurism, love and romance, dancer's life, investigation, obsession, inventions and discoveries, danger ...
Time: 20s, 20th century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: murder, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, romance, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, love and romance, couples, family relations, femme fatale, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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