Movies like A Stranger Is Watching

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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below Grand Central Station, he throws the police into a race against time to save the girls and catch the killer.
Style: scary, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, slasher, psychotronic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, hostage, psychopath, murder, rape, subway, crimes, serial killer, hostages, confined, missing child, missing person, crime, journalism, captivity, intrigue, danger, urban, chases and races, city life, mind game, deadly, rivalry, child in peril ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to A Stranger Is Watching

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, psychopath, danger, murder, serial killer and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like A Stranger Is Watching: Bereavement (2010), P2 (2007), The Mean Season (1985), No One Can Hear You (2001), Junkyard Dog (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bereavement (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in unspeakable ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, psychopath, deadly, crimes, danger, confined, hostage, child in peril, woman in danger, isolation, evil man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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95%
 5.9
 33K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, kidnapping, torment, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, journalism, serial killer, crimes, danger, mystery, police investigation, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, gory, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, buddies, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 745
Junkyard Dog (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gritty psychological-horror-thriller that delves the demented mind of a cannibalistic serial rapist who kidnaps his tenth victim in as many months on Halloween night.
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, captivity, confined, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, graphic violence, psycho killer, cannibalism, cannibal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.5
 1K
The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape and murder, filmmaking, filmmaker, deadly, crimes, voyeurism, psychopath, blackmail, rape, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.2
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Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film centers around retired police detective Derrick Stanswood (Mann), who is called by a successful doctor about an unsolved case involving his wife Maggy (Cottrel) and their son, Cole (newcomer Kevin Fennell). Chasing after loose ends in a ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: investigation, captivity, danger, private detective, confined, crimes, deadly, farm, kidnapping, small town, abduction, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, mind game, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, danger, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.3
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger, police investigation, mind game, deadly, crimes, police detective, murderous pair, law enforcement, true crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 1.8
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, danger, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: masochist, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, buried alive, police investigation, death sentence, death penalty, police station, digging, excavation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Great American Snuff Film (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two pretty young women are abducted to be the featured stars of a snuff film produced by a couple low-life goons. The ladies are bound, gagged, tortured, burned with cigarettes and forced to dig their own graves.
Style: bleak, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, deadly, serial killer, crimes, danger, gory, murder, law enforcement, voyeurism, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.1
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Cellar Door (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Having developed an uncontrollable obsession with the beautiful young Rudy (Michelle Tomlinson), crazed serial killer Herman (James DuMont) kidnaps her and locks her in a cage in his basement. The only way for Rudy to survive this nightmare is to ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, psychopath, confined, mind game, woman in danger, captivity, survival, obsession, danger, crimes, rivalry, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Green River Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, prostitute, police investigation, murder of a prostitute, who done it, mind game, investigation, gory, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 2K
Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial rapist, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, serial killer, hostage, rape, danger, confined, hostages, child in peril, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, crime, parents and children, deadly, hotshot hero, child killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, serious, scary, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, youth, rivalry, deadly, gory, survival, investigation, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 1.3
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Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, slasher, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, murder, parents and children, supernatural, law enforcement, police detective, psychiatrist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 59K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, trap, profiler, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, bad guy, law enforcement, killing spree, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, slasher, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, danger, hostages, woman in danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostage, espionage, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.7
 2K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, manhunt, who done it, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, master criminal, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 2K
Death Valley (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, twins, murder, desert, psychopath, teenage life, wilderness, on the road, family life, gory, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, banned film, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, abduction, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Held for Ransom (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film about five high-school students that are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area in Florida. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, psychopath, crimes, teenage life, survival, deadly, rivalry, danger, confined, ransom, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.8
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Carl (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychological horror/thriller depicting a backwoods family with a dark secret.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, danger, captivity, gory, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, rivalry, small town, confined, survival, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 20K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: trap, kidnapping, psychopath, gang, massacre, woman in danger, hostage, torture, serial killer, danger, hunt down, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%