Movies like Stranger in the House

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Stranger in the House (1997)
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Stranger in the House (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A botched diamond burglary and a dead publishing company executive set off a string of murders and betrayal in this suspensful, nonstop thriller!
Style: suspenseful, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, melancholic, clever, disturbing, bloody, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: burglary, insurance investigator, crimes, heist, confined, crime, fugitives, murder, dishonesty, isolation, criminal heroes, deadly, jewel, fishing, basement, bed and breakfast, pornography, violence, bollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, bdsm, sexualized violence, catastrophe, splatter ...
Time: victorian
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, crime, murder, rivalry and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stranger in the House: The Rich Man's Wife (1996), No Rest for the Wicked (2011), The Last Stop (2000), Marked for Murder (1990), Telling Lies (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, false accusation, mind game, crime, manipulations, crumbling marriage, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, terrorism, chases and races, crimes, crime, prostitute, law enforcement, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.2
 530
The Last Stop (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of quircky, snow bound, strangers discover there are killers amongst them.
Style: psychological, mind bending, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, mystery, chases and races, crime, confined, siblings relations, escapades, crimes, who done it, beach, isolation, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, agent, video cassette, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, crime, government conspiracy, drugs ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.0
 155
Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, mind bending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: chases and races, crimes, crime, legal investigation, rivalry, couples, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, who done it, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.5
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Twin Sisters (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman flies from Los Angeles to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of her identical twin. What she finds out could get her killed.
Style: mind bending, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, hidden identity, danger, twins, amateur detective, estrangement, deadly, dishonesty, strong sexual content, disorder, death in the family ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.9
 633
Underworld (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A crook sets out to get revenge on the thugs who hurt his father in this bloody noir-style crime drama. After being released from prison, Johnny Crown (Denis Leary) goes after Frank (Joe Mantegna), one of the mobsters involved in a series of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crime, prison, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, buddies, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 381
Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, godparent, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, heist, robbery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.4
 191
Water Damage (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: One year after the drowning death of his young son, Paul Preedy (Daniel Baldwin) receives an invitation to a reunion at his prep school. Paul decides to go, taking his remaining son with him. When they arrive, they find that only two other people ...
Style: mind bending, rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: reunion, murder, psychopath, crimes, crime, buddies, deadly, haunted by the past, investigation, high school, high school life, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, tragic love, crime, woman in danger, couples, captivity, prison life, maniac ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, partners, murder, mafia, devil
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 898
Bad Karma (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as Jack Malloy, a hardcore career criminal until a near-death experience causes him to turn his world around. But when his former partner Drake is released from prison, he tracks Jack down to blackmail him into one last job. Jack is ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, criminal's revenge, going straight, vengeance, frame up, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, rivalry, murder, female nudity, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, espionage, scientist, hotel, obsession, voyeurism, undercover, adventure, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Below Zero (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When Jack (Edward Furlong) is in danger of missing a deadline, his manager orders him to take whatever measures are needed to complete his screenplay. Jack locks himself in a slaughterhouse freezer but discovers that his inner demons are keeping him ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, deadly, danger, isolation, race against time, losing-it hero, one last chance, artists and showbiz, crimes, confined, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.1
 392
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hit and run, crimes, mystery, parents and children, crime, cons and scams, unlikely criminals, manipulations, danger, hitman, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Temptation (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After five years in prison for insurance fraud the sailor Lanarsky is released. Together with his buddy Bone he gets a job as seamen on board the yacht owned by the wife of his insurance fraud-partner Michael Reddick. Lanarsky has a question to his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, deadly, dishonesty, danger, woman in danger, crimes, criminal heroes, cons and scams, crime, betrayal, flame, taking a shower ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, vengeance, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, obsession, death of mother, cemetery, divorce, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Video X: The Dwayne and Darla-Jean Story (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This shocking video presents the actual home video footage shot by Kentucky killers Dwayne Foote and Darla-Jean Stanton as they embark on a deadly rampage. Watch in awe as the heartless lovers stumble into a situation that triggers one of the most ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, found footage, dishonesty, deadly, love affair, couples, cons and scams, crimes, murderous pair, chases and races, crime, lovers on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Protection (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mobster moves to a new town as a protected witness and tries to start over, only to find he can't escape his old ways
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, witnessing a crime, chases and races, vengeance, hidden identity, danger, crime gone awry, going straight, dishonesty, deadly, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, motorcycle, beach, bar, going straight, criminal's revenge, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, reunion, drug dealing, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 309
The Grind (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke, is a grifter who owes a significant debt to the Mexican mob. Set in the gritty underbelly of Gardena, CA Luke has to come up with one final scheme to pay back his debt or his life is at risk. Supported by his two only friends, Courtney and ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: dishonesty, deadly, going straight, danger, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, partners, looking for sex, disorder, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, secret agents, dealing with death, special agents, drug dealing, good versus evil, dishonesty, master criminal, death in the family, deadly, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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48%
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Stealing Candy (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star and force her to film a sex tape live on the internet for a paying audience.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, hitman, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, disorder, deadly, crime gone awry, woman in danger, rivalry, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dead Silent (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Julia Kerrbridge is working hard to become a doctor. Suddenly, Julia finds herself the guardian of her young niece, Amanda, after her parents were found murdered.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, dishonesty, deadly, youth, danger, woman in danger, crimes, witnessing a crime, mute or deaf, hospital, male nudity, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, legal, on the run, danger, injustice, rebellion, power relations, restaurant, murder, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.6
 368
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, crime, mystery, who done it, curses spells and rituals, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, law firm, murder, track down, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, investigation, frame up, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cold Eyes of Fear (1971)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Against a backdrop of Swingin' 60s London a young playboy type "steals" a beautiful Italian girl from her elderly date and suggests she comes back to his place for some good times. "His place" being owned by his father, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough, realistic
Plot: home invasion, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, crimes, police corruption, kidnapping, vengeance, rivalry, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 265
Captured (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A car thief breaks into a man's house who is on a low because his career is being taken away. The man locks up the thief in the car, and tortures him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, clever, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: torture, car thief, hostages, rivalry, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, confined, disorder, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 73
Deadly Breed (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The flames of racism burn hot as a murderous band of skinheads wreak havoc on the Los Angeles landscape and only one man can put an end to their explosive evil. Stars Blake Bahner, William Smith, Addison Randall.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parole officer, chases and races, crime, crimes, confined, police corruption, life is a bitch, interracial relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%