Movies like The Stranger Within 1990

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The Stranger Within (1990)
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The Stranger Within (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.
Plot: dog, pregnancy, police, winter, psychopath, child abduction, hospital, kidnapping, excavation, mother, alcohol, storm, villain, impersonation, lie, coffee, rain, kiss, ice fishing, murder, impostor, birthday party, blood, mother daughter relationship, bathtub ...

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Most similar movies to The Stranger Within

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, blood, police, psychopath, danger, crimes and police officer mostly in Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Stranger Within: The Killer Next Door (2002), Weekend of Terror (1970), Exclusive (1992), The Maddening (1995), Vanquish (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Killer Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ronnie Schwann is a 20-something with a comfortable life in a guesthouse behind his mother's home. The two share cigarettes, drugs and too much TV. During the day he works at a halfway home for the mentally ill where he develops an attraction ...
Plot: toilet bowl, pill, drug use, kidnapping, murder, police, mental institution, dog, gun, female nudity, accident, pills ...
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95%
Weekend of Terror (1970)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three nuns on a weekend trip are held hostage by escaped convicts.
Plot: kidnapping, closet, shot to death, police, abduction, phone booth, kidnapper, blood, desert, wig, running, pay phone ...
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Exclusive (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The famous TV journalist Marcy Singer receives an anonymous phone call that orders her to the Blue Moon bar. When she arrives, she finds 6 corpses. Urged by her new boss, she investigates the case, and soon learns about evidence against her own ...
Style: suspense, mysterious
Plot: insanity, interview, face mask, candle, newspaper clipping, breaking and entering, journalism, siren, nightclub, video camera, held at gunpoint, blood ...
Place: california
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88%
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The Maddening (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, on the road, hostage, torture, lesbian sex, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Vanquish (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Victoria is a young mother trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts and a motorcycle to take out a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, neo noir, surprise ending
Plot: police, child abduction, murder, revenge, criminal, kidnapping, retired cop, hostage, lynching, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Hollywood Beach Murders (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thriller - Two cops are sent cross-country by train (on board the titular Hollywood Beach) to return a suspect in a murder case that's been closed. But a brutal murder that has all the earmarks of the one just solved, along with the presence of ...
Plot: crime scene, blood, kiss, handgun, old lady, kissing, murder, flame, police officer, fire, pistol, eyeglasses ...
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82%
Deliver Them from Evil: The Taking of Alta View (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man (Rick Worthington) assaults the Alta Vista Hospital taking four women, a man and two babies as hostages. He wants to kill Dr. Garrick, who, according to Worthington, ruined his life sterilizing his wife. He threatens to detonate a bomb. Based ...
Plot: hospital, doctor, hostage situation, death, insult, disturbed individual, helicopter, pregnancy, criminal, hostage, bandit, sniper ...
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76%
The Perfect Bride (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young woman begins to suspect that her brother's young fiancée, an attractive Englishwoman, is actually a serial killer who kills men on the eve of their weddings.
Plot: serial killer, fiancee, suicide, hospital, nurse, blood, flashback, psychopath, female serial killer, female killer, death, restaurant ...
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Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, plot twist, murder, search, crimes, crime, drug dealing, stabbing, neighbor, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal quebec, montreal
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75%
Hider in the House (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, slasher, serious, realistic
Plot: stalking, infidelity, attic, family life, mental illness, who done it, dangerous attraction, obsession, voyeurism, woman in danger, danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 80s
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75%
Straight on Till Morning (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brenda moved to London to begin living those intoxicated fantasies that all young women imagine city life to offer. Soon after her arrival she begins a relationship with Peter with whom she is tremendously happy. When she becomes pregnant ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, dog, female writer, castle, fall in love, pregnancy, kidnapping, innocence lost, psychopath, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, liverpool, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Deadly Messages (1985)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 1985 made-for-TV thriller starring Kathleen Beller & Michael Brandon.
Plot: ouija board, fired from the job, hotel, stabbed in the leg, stalker, police detective, murder witness, shopping mall, mental patient, pizza, gun, lawyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Dark Tide (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Brigitte Bako plays Andi, who visits her husband Tim working on a tropical island. Tim is collecting venom from poisonous eels, and his boat crew are mesmerised by his pretty wife. In particular, one of the crew members becomes obsessed with Andi. ...
Plot: horny woman, snake bite, cave, revenge, sex, female nudity, erotica, rape, harpoon, diving, water, boat ...
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74%
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Locker 13 (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Skip, a young ex-convict who takes a position as a night janitor at an old-west theme park. His supervisor Archie, teaches him the ropes, but more importantly attempts to convey critical philosophical messages through a series of four ...
Style: anthology, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, time travel, moral dilemma, confined, mysterious character, imaginary, hitman, human nature, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 20s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, arizona
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74%
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Shady (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Because of her last name "Kumada" (bear + rice paddy) and her appearance, Misa's high school classmates call her "Pooh" disparagingly. She obviously has no friends and can only let down her guard around her pet parrot and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, bloody ...
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, lie, trial, deception, missing person, transformation, cheating, mother daughter relationship, court, lesbian, police station ...
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73%
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The Last Bid (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When two female friends decide to try their hand at a storage locker auction, they unwittingly inherit a locker belonging to a dangerous serial killer. They soon find themselves in a desperate race to uncover the truth about the locker before the ...
Plot: murderer, thief, locker, evidence, prison, police, murder, female protagonist, police officer
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The Obsession (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A ballet teacher's obsession with a young student leads him to date the girl's unaware mother in order to get closer to the object of his twisted affection.
Plot: obsession, teacher student relationship, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, passion, ballet, teenage daughter, dancing, dead wife, new teacher, ballet teacher, planting evidence ...
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Indiscreet (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A case involving adultery, money and murder threatens a private eye's sobriety.
Plot: murder, investigation, insurance, white male black female relationship, private detective, framed for murder, following someone, suicide attempt, death of husband, skinny dipping, murder suspect, rescue from drowning ...
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No Good Deed (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed ...
Style: psycho film, sadistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, hostage, killer, family in danger, sociopath, deadly, serial killer, confined, blood, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, tennessee
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American Fable (2016)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When 11-year-old Gitty discovers that her father, Abe, a good and beloved farmer, is holding a wealthy man hostage in their abandoned silo in order to save their suffering farm, she befriends the captive in secret. As the truth unfolds about who he ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: farmer, little girl, hostage, psychopath, moral dilemma, dark secret, female protagonist, child in peril, threat, ransom, loner, child's point of view ...
Time: 80s, year 1982
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
A Date to Die For (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A guy goes on a date that he has been dying to go to for years.
Plot: divorce, blood, single father, finding a dead body, discovering a dead body, murder suspect, female protagonist, woman slaps man, knife, murder, mother daughter relationship, bachelor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Night Drive (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, stalker, stalking, on the road, murder, psychopath, witness, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Home Sweet Home (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After going broke, Gwen Stevens is forced to return to her abandoned childhood home hoping to pick up the pieces of her life. Among the relics and memories of her past, she discovers someone is living in the house and they don't want to leave. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, danger, confined, crimes, domestic disturbance, murder, chase, intruder, violence, struggle for survival, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
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69%
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Error in Judgment (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A shrink makes an error in judgment when she introduces her unstable female patient, an artist, to her lusty husband, an art dealer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: underwear, asian woman, self portrait, nervous breakdown, beeper, dripping blood, art dealer, skyline, art show, porsche, public phone, workout ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Daddy's Gone A-Hunting (1969)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man stalks a woman who had once aborted the child he had fathered.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: cat, murder, mind game, stalking, abortion, revenge, federal bureau of investigation, maniac, baby, love, insanity, career woman ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
I Start Counting (1969)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jenny Agutter plays Wynne, an adopted 14-year-old girl who has a crush on her 32-year-old stepbrother, George, played by Bryan Marshall. While spying on George in the bathroom, Wynne notices George has several scratches on his back, and finds a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, stalking, psychopath, family relations, murder, friendship, voyeur, stalker, killer, crying, danger, best friends ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Badge Of Fear (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A policewoman gets involved with the actor she was supposed to protect.
Plot: police, actor, extramarital affair, psychopath, stripper, female nudity, drugs, insanity, stalker
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Traffik (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.
Style: sad, rough, suspense
Plot: sex trafficking, slave trade, fight, escape, death of loved one, young couple, murder, death, kidnapping, human trafficking, blood, policewoman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
What We Did That Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con Henry (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and contacts his old college frat members about a murder that they committed years earlier. They have to return to move the body to a new location before it is ...
Plot: murder, revenge, friendship, ex convict, secret, prank, grave digging, mockery, digging a grave, corpse, dark secret
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Shadow of Fear (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a young man accidentally kills someone, he is plunged into a rich man's world of blackmail, betrayal, adultery and ...murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime gone awry, investigation, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale, intrigue, manipulations, leadership, private detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%