Movies like The Strangers

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The Strangers (2008)
 6.2
 106K
The Strangers
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple find themselves in a violent struggle, in which they go beyond what either of them thought capable in order to survive.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, scary, serious, realistic, intense, bad ending, idiotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostages, serial killer, slasher, murder, isolation, home invasion, psychological thriller, violence, torture, brutality, confined, crimes, mysterious character, blood, splatter, suburbs, supernatural, gory, danger, bag over head, stalking, deadly, psychopath, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
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Eden Lake
Horror, Thriller
UK
91 min.
 6.8
Saw
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
103 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to The Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, suspense and twist ending films with plots about serial killer, violence, murder, catastrophe, brutality, death and mentor mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Strangers: You're Next (2011), Hush (2016), Eden Lake (2008), The Purge (2013), Saw (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
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You're Next
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: scary, suspenseful, dark humor, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: gory, slasher, survival, murder, greed, violence, gore, serial killer, domestic disturbance, splatter, home invasion, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
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Hush
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deaf, survival, murder, home invasion, masked killer, slasher, disability, brutality, writers, blood, violent ...
Place: california
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System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
 6.8
 67K
Eden Lake
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Eden Lake is a relentlessly tense and immaculately paced horror-thriller about modern youth gone wild. When a young couple goes to a remote wooded lake for a romantic getaway, their quiet weekend is shattered by an aggressive group of local kids. ...
Style: bleak, brutal, suspense, bad ending, bloody ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: survival, gory, chase, murder, gang, brutality, revenge, forest, teenagers, torture, insanity, death of protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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System:   83%
    User:   88%
 
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 5.7
 173K
The Purge
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, violence, murder, surveillance, torture, domestic disturbance, revenge, homeless, betrayal, family, crime, suburbs ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   71%
 
 7.6
 340K
Saw
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: torture, survival, serial killer, gory, mind game, insanity, violence, slasher, murder, game of death, brutality, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
 6.2
 87K
Vacancy
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, slasher, hotel, one night, trapped, serial killer, psychological thriller, hostages, estranged couple, torture, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   100%
 
 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   54%
    User:   71%
 
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Blood Paradise
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of young backpackers' vacation turns sour when a bus accident leaves them marooned in a remote Brazilian rural area that holds an ominous secret.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, jungle, gory, violence, brutality, slasher, chase, black market, transplant, murder, torture, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   57%
 
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wax museum, murder, serial killer, group of friends, small town, torture, brutality, psychopath, violence, ghost town, monster, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   46%
 
 6.4
 50K
The Collector
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: brutal, scary, suspenseful, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, torture, brutality, gory, violence, masked man, trap, held captive, danger, extreme violence, insanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
 6.2
 161K
Saw III
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate ...
Style: psychological, scary, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, torture, violence, gore, mentor, brutality, blood, terminal illness, insanity, slasher, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
 5.6
 37K
The Ward
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, ghost, murder, dissociative identity disorder, isolation, confined, danger, supernatural, doctors and patients, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 90K
Saw VI
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, violence, police investigation, murder, death, torture, gore, slasher, revenge, mind game, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   41%
 
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 6.8
 189K
Sinister
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, haunted house, supernatural, family in danger, serial killer, obsession, investigation, demons, writers, mystery, filmed killing, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2012, year 1986 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, st. louis missouri
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System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
Friday the 13th Part 2
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years after the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, it seems Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are in the past. Paul opens up a new camp close to the infamous site, ignoring warnings to stay away, and a sexually-charged group of ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, camp, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, gore, blood, brutality, violence, death, summer camp ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1980
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 5.8
 103K
Saw V
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Detective Hoffman is seemingly the last person alive to carry on the Jigsaw legacy. But when his secret is threatened, he must go on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, slasher, revenge, torture, violence, kidnapping, mind game, splatter, flashbacks ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
The Midnight Meat Train
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The photographer Leon lives with his girlfriend and waitress Maya waiting for a chance to get in the photo business. When Maya contacts their friend Jurgis, he schedules a meeting for Leon with the successful owner of arts gallery Susan Hoff; she ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, psychological, serious, bloody ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, blood, photographer, violence, cannibalism, murder, monster, obsession, splatter, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
 5.9
 127K
Saw IV
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jigsaw and his apprentice Amanda are dead. Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gory, torture, blood, violence, gore, vengeance, slasher, brutality, master criminal, revenge, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   54%
 
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 6.0
 64K
The Boy
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A nanny, working for a family whose son has just passed away, finds herself put in charge of caring for a lifelike doll that the couple treat as a real child.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: doll, nanny, murder, violence, plot twist, supernatural, haunted house, ghosts, mystery, brutality, dealing with death, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 6.6
 211K
Saw II
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a new murder victim is discovered with all the signs of Jigsaw's hand, Detective Eric Matthews begins a full investigation and apprehends Jigsaw with little effort. But for Jigsaw, getting caught is just another part of his plan. Eight ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, gore, torture, survival, insanity, blood, violence, slasher, brutality, death, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, high school, murder, chase, survival, death, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, lame, supernatural, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Homicidal maniac Jason returns from the grave to cause more bloody mayhem. Young Tommy may have escaped from Crystal Lake, but he’s still haunted by the gruesome events that happened there. When gory murders start happening at the secluded halfway ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, gory, hospital, brutality, death, violence, blood, mental institution, revenge, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
 4.8
 15K
The Grudge 3
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake's caretaker, Dr. Sullivan is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, suspense, gothic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, slasher, murder, ghost, ghosts, curses spells and rituals, male nudity, splatter, hospital, danger, family, haunted house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
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The Hills Have Eyes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: scary, brutal, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: desert, brutality, survival, slasher, gory, cannibalism, human monster, torture, stranded, stranded in the desert, wilderness, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa, mine
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System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
Children of the Corn
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy preacher named Isaac goes to a town in Nebraska called Gatlin and gets all the children to murder every adult in town.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sacrifice, small town, cult, children, murder, killer child, human sacrifice, isolation, religion, brutality, preacher, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: nebraska, usa, iowa
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System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, violence, gore, blood, torture, cannibalism, psychopath, death, splatter ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, mystery, revenge, secret, buried truth, characters killed one by one, who done it, fisherman, catastrophe, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   36%
 
 4.8
 22K
Valentine
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Five friends are stalked and murdered by a masked assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, revenge, gory, murder, school, vengeance, college, blood, chase, violence, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   45%
 

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My Bloody Valentine
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ten years ago, a tragedy changed the town of Harmony forever. Tom Hanniger, an inexperienced coal miner, caused an accident in the tunnels that trapped and killed five men and sent the only survivor, Harry Warden, into a permanent coma. But Harry ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: slasher, gory, serial killer, small town, blood, gore, brutality, violence, splatter, murder, death, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine
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System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
Alice Sweet Alice
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. But when Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, murder, investigation, mystery, brutality, catholicism, insanity, blood, death, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1961
Place: new jersey, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   45%
 
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