Movies like Stranger in the House

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Stranger in the House (1997)
 5.6
 203
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, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending, melancholic, clever, disturbing, bloody, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: burglary, insurance investigator, crime, murder, crimes, jewel, dishonesty, fugitives, heist, isolation, criminal heroes, confined, deadly, pornography, violence, bollywood, nudity (full frontal - brief), brutality, bdsm, sexualized violence, catastrophe, splatter, mentor, dialogue, classic car ...
Time: victorian
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Stranger in the House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, murder, crime, rivalry and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Stranger in the House: The Rich Man's Wife (1996), Deadbolt (1992), No Rest for the Wicked (2011), The Last Stop (2000), Twin Sisters (1992). 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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, marriage, protagonist as suspect, crime, crumbling marriage, stranger, rich, police investigation, false accusation, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 404
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, investigation, tragic love, prison, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, couples, best friends, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, investigation, law enforcement, prostitute, terrorism, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, mystery, isolation, gory, who done it, psychopathic killer, crimes, danger, beach, crime, deadly, slasher ...
Time: 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 147
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, strong sexual content, amateur detective, crime, prostitute, manipulations, switching roles, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, hidden identity, twins ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: frame up, murder, agent, video cassette, crimes, government conspiracy, crime, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, reunion, slasher, high school, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, buddies, investigation, haunted by the past, high school life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: legal investigation, who done it, crime, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, hidden identity, infidelity, murder, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 292
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: espionage, murder, scientist, hotel, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, adventure, intrigue, obsession, voyeurism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: prison, vengeance, gangsters, buddies, neo noir, criminal's revenge, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, chaos and mayhem, heist, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, godparent, father son relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, going straight, frame up, criminal heroes, ex convict, surveillance camera, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: crimes, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, devil, mafia, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: murder, hit and run, manipulations, crime, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, parents and children, cons and scams, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 364
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, small town, crime, gangsters, hidden identity, special agents, witnessing a crime, chase, crime gone awry, going straight, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, betrayal, neo noir, crime, manipulations, resort, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 2K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, crimes, obsession, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, divorce, photographer, drugged drink, tattoo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 355
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: beach, motorcycle, bar, hitman, criminal heroes, police investigation, photojournalist, stolen money, drug overdose, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: dishonesty, deadly, going straight, crimes, danger, rivalry, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, looking for sex, unlikely criminals, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 393
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, undercover, good versus evil, government agency, master criminal, partners against crime, crime, secret agents, special agents, drug dealing, espionage, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: found footage, murder, murderous pair, lovers on the run, lovers, camping, crimes, deadly, crime, couples, new wave, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 696
The Salamander (1981)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Italian policeman investigates a series of murders involving people in prominent positions. Left behind at each murder scene is a drawing of a salamander. The policeman begins to suspect these murders are linked to a plot to seize control of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, politics, political conspiracy, who done it, crime, mystery, police investigation, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 14K
Nightwatch (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, night watchman, false accusation, bet, crimes, dishonesty, couples, life is a bitch, slasher, mind game, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 255
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute or deaf, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, youth, home invasion, crime scene, child's point of view ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dealing with death, investigation, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Last Innocent Man (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A retired criminal lawyer is persuaded to take on one more case and becomes involved with his client's wife.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, clever ...
Plot: murder, legal action, crimes, courthouse, deadly, crime, dishonesty, legal, unsupportive spouse, introspection, moral dilemma, infidelity ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 721
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: losing-it hero, writer's life, gory, screenwriter, isolation, confined, serial killer, race against time, artists and showbiz, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 846
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, femme fatale, crime, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, betrayal, crime gone awry, manhunt, manipulations, on the run, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 197
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, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, crime, danger, deadly, dishonesty, woman in danger, criminal heroes, fire, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, revenge, betrayal, stripper, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, retired, escape, brother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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