Movies like Stranger at the Door

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Stranger at the Door (2004)
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Stranger at the Door (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katherine "Kathy" is happily married to businessman Greg Norris and lives in his beautiful home with his about 18-year old daughter Tara. When suddenly a charming young man, who Tara first saw lurking around in the garden, turns up on their doorstep claiming he must be Jamie, the baby son she once gave up for adoption as a teenage mother on her parents' orders, the couple is delighted to meet him. They even take him in as they hear his adoptive parents have died in car accident and he's looking for a place to stay during his business studies just like Greg, to pay for which he held various jobs, even in Rio. The only one who remains suspicious is Tara, who doesn't want to be the kid sister and starts looking for holes is Jamie's story, going trough his things and having a friend examine his past- there are, since he didn't tell the Norris family about his lover who helps him unconditionally with his sinister hidden agenda.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: garden, mystery, family in danger, amateur detective, crimes, family relations, parents and children, adoption, dishonesty, cons and scams, deadly, adopted son, partners, love and romance, danger, couples, murderous pair, held captive, parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, tied to a chair
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Stranger at the Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, dishonesty, mystery, danger and family relations mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Stranger at the Door: Confined (2010), Fatal Trust (2006), A Sister's Secret (2009), No Brother of Mine (2007), A Killer Upstairs (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, couples, family relations, dishonesty, crimes, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, neighbor, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 5.3
 440
Fatal Trust (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the father of her kid son Sam was killed by an escaped psychiatric patient, Kate decides it's time for a new chapter in her life. She moves to the town where her former lover Tom lives and now works in the sheriff's department, and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, psychopath, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, small town, male female relationship, murder, ex lover, murder of father, secretary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, workplace, family relations, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
No Brother of Mine (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When a woman sneaks away to visit her dying grandmother across the country, she returns into the clutches of her troubled brother.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: siblings relations, family relations, family problems, family in danger, psychopath, parents and children, dishonesty, couples, crimes, spouse in danger, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Seduced by Lies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brad Sterling arrives by yacht as a handsome dream prince, and the discrete favorite nephew and brilliant investor of his tycoon uncle Wade. Charles Colton's ingrate heiress Laura eagerly dates him and puts him in the guest-house, partially as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, couples, danger, crimes, stalking, jealousy, hit and run, sex scene, intrigue, manipulative person, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.0
 432
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, parents and children, manipulation, crime, danger, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: psychopath, stalking, murder, family in danger, family problems, crimes, parents and children, adoption, deadly, danger, husband wife relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.4
 2K
The Fields (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic, serious
Plot: mystery, family in danger, murder, deadly, danger, youth, family relations, farm, religions or cults, small town, child in peril
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Million Dollar Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After multi-millionaire Ted Ammon is found bludgeoned to death at his East Hampton estate, the fingers point to his estranged wife, Generosa Rand, and her lover, an electrician named Danny Pelosi.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: murder, adoption, love affair, family relations, mystery, terminal illness, couples, estrangement, family problems, infidelity, legal, legal action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 672
Fatal Desire (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, gangsters, pregnancy, love and romance, computers and web, crime, crimes, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, teenage life, child, casino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 669
Hide (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Boston detective investigates the mummified remains of six women, based on a novel by Lisa Gardner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, enigmatic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, deadly, danger, law enforcement, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, serial killer, mystery, legal, crimes, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.1
 323
Blind Terror (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After marrying a handsome man she barely knows, a woman experiences threatening calls and violent attacks from a mysterious woman who claims to be her new husband's former lover.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, private detective, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, infidelity, danger, dishonesty, couples, family problems, stalking, deadly, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, cons and scams, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 515
Maid of Honor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While driving in the road, Richard Wynn crashes his car and his beloved wife Carrie Wynn dies. Along two years, his sister-in-law Laci Collins moves to his house and helps Richard to raise his son Danny Wynn and his teenage daughter Molly Wynn. When ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: possessiveness, murder, vengeance, parents and children, love and romance, single parent, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, family problems, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: philadelphia, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.6
 422
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, deadly, murder, investigation, amateur detective, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mystery, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 1K
The Cottage (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A romance novelist (David Arquette) moves into a "cottage" behind the home of a composer and his family. He seems sweet, but what do they really know about him?
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspense ...
Plot: tenant, psychopath, family in danger, crimes, suburbs, parents and children, couples, deadly, kidnapping, danger, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, couple relations, infidelity, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, amateur detective, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, society, youth, danger, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
A Daughter's Nightmare (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A college student suspects that a nurse may harm her lonely, widowed mother.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: family problems, mystery, parents and children, family relations, isolation, college, death in the family, couple relations, danger, deadly, grief, poisoning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: courtroom drama, legal investigation, mystery, false accusation, rivalry, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, legal, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.5
 430
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Perfect Marriage (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A conman persuades his married lover to murder her husband for the inheritance, only for his reckless spending and infidelity to drive her away.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, haunted by the past, love affair, mind game, femme fatale, hidden identity, destiny, cons and scams, starting over, couples, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, investigation, deadly, crimes, nanny, dishonesty, heist, family relations, child in peril, employer employee relationship, husband wife relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Tenth Circle (2008)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Jodi Picoult's best-selling novel, "The Tenth Circle" tells the powerful story that probes the unbreakable bond between parent and child.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending
Plot: family relations, family problems, mystery, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family life, college, teenage life, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.0
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, deadly, drug abuse, crimes, danger, on the run, dishonesty, drug dealing, cons and scams, frame up, farm ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, false accusation, woman in danger, law enforcement, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, partners, amateur detective, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, disturbing
Plot: mystery, investigation, uncover truth, murder, school, deadly, teenager, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, chase, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
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Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, price of justice, society, crimes, injustice, idealism, redemption, parents and children, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%