Movies like Perfect Strangers 2003

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Perfect Strangers
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, stalking, ocean or sea, obsession, palaces castles and temples, romance, island, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, isolation, kidnapping, danger, couples, psychopath, love and romance, claustrophobia, obsessive love, stockholm syndrome, stranger, stalker
Time: contemporary
Place: new zealand
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Monsieur Hire
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, danger, love and romance, dishonesty and crimes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Perfect Strangers: Tangled (2001), Shelter Island (2003), Roman (2006), Luella Miller (2005), Deceit (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 86 min.
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Shelter Island
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Roman
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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 ...
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, small town, mysterious character, serial killer, village, romance, crumbling marriage, obsession, love triangle, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
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Deceit
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Duration: 88 min.
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Crimes of Passion
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: sexual, erotic, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Plot: sex, obsession, prostitute, voyeurism, prostitution, sexuality, marriage, male nudity, strong sexual content, femme fatale, stalking, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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The Bridesmaid
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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System:   73%
    User:   69%
 
 7.1
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Smash Palace
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
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Time: 80s
Place: new zealand, cross country
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System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
 5.2
 651
Attraction
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, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, betrayal, infidelity, mentally unstable, relationships, violent, young lovers, twists & turns, revenge, violence, sexualized violence, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   57%
 
Deadly Betrayal
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
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System:   67%
    User:   78%
 
Love, Pain and Vice Versa
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, mysterious character, romance, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, miraculous event, danger, deadly, love and romance, rivalry, supernatural, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   66%
    User:   65%
 
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Obsessed
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, workplace, stalking, office, kidnapping, race issues, manipulation, hospital, dangerous attraction, wooing, workplace romance, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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Summer Heat
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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: serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, sexy
Plot: beach, island, criminal heroes, romance, dangerous attraction, love affair, crimes, danger, love and romance, kidnapping, photographer, couple relations ...
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    User:   60%
 
Man, Woman & the Wall
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When Ryo, a young magazine reporter, moves into a new apartment he is greeted by the passionate sounds of his astonishingly beautiful neighbor Satsuki. Realizing the wall dividing their apartments is paper thin, the captivated journalist begins to ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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October Gale
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Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A doctor takes in a mysterious man who washes ashore at her remote cottage with a gunshot wound. Quickly they both learn the killer has arrived to finish the job, while a storm has cut them off from the mainland.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
The Cry of the Owl
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: small town, stalking, crimes, obsession, mysterious character, small town life, danger, deadly, dishonesty, love and romance, couples, female stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
This Sweet Sickness
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, destructive relationship, misfit, romance, unlikely criminals, unfulfilled love, insanity, psychopath, crimes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   49%
 
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Man of Her Dreams
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, sexual, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, danger, couples, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, blackmail ...
Time: 90s
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System:   59%
    User:   69%
 
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Heart of Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: sexual, erotic, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, manipulations, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, mysterious character, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   66%
 
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Coffin Rock
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, scary
Audience: boys' night, teens, date night
Plot: stalking, small town, obsession, danger, couple relations, infidelity, pregnancy, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, couples, pregnancy test ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
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System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 4.5
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Dark Hearts
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
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System:   56%
    User:   49%
 
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Miranda
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: clever, serious, sexual, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, hidden identity, romance, betrayal, investigation, obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
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Cold Heart
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: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, stalking, crime, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, sexual relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   52%
    User:   43%
 
My Daughter's Keeper
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, sexual, realistic, scary ...
Plot: crimes, deadly, nanny, couples, investigation, obsession, infidelity, journalism, kidnapping, murder, dangerous attraction, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
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System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
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Last Sunset
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When 18-year-old Sam begins a no-strings-attached summer fling with uninhibited older woman Mary, it seems like the perfect relationship. But after Mary begins using him to make her uptight police officer husband John jealous, he becomes an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, college, suburbs, witnessing a crime, crumbling marriage, manipulations, stalking, dangerous attraction, police, sex, motel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
What You Don't See
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, danger, youth, mysterious character, manipulations, siblings relations, teenage life, estrangement, family relations, dog, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   45%
 
 4.3
 362
Sun Kissed
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.
Style: serious, atmospheric, surreal, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, romance, mysterious character, desert, obsession, mystery, couple relations, urban, wilderness, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   56%
 

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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 ...
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Keep Your Distance
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, ...
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Time: contemporary
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