Movies like The Strangers

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The Strangers (2008)
 6.1
 129K
The Strangers (2008)
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: slasher, scary, rough, tense, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, twist ending, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, hostage, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, isolation, masked killer, crimes, psychopath, torture, brutality, very little dialogue, survival horror, psychological torture, stalking, stranger, vandalism, invasion, graphic violence, nihilism, suburbs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to The Strangers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out scary, suspenseful, slasher and suspense films with plots about murder, serial killer, violence, survival, deadly, blood and torture mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Strangers: The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018), Hush (2016), Vacancy (2007), You're Next (2011), The Purge (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A family's road trip takes a dangerous turn when they arrive at a secluded mobile home park to stay with some relatives and find it mysteriously deserted. Under the cover of darkness, three masked psychopaths pay them a visit to test the ...
Style: slasher, suspense, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, masked killer, sadism, homicidal maniac, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, mutilation, maniac, mysterious stranger, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 126K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, trapped, survival, masked killer, deafness, deaf mute, murderer, murder, brutality, masked man ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.2
 99K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: 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: slasher, scary, macabre, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, serial killer, survival horror, hidden camera, hotel, hostage, estranged couple, isolation, deception, murder, broken down car, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 97K
You're Next (2011)
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, deathtrap, murder, survival, crimes, massacre, trap, confined, parents and children, family in danger, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.7
 219K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, society, violence spree, self defense, social decay, future dystopia, chaos, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, 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, tense, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: stalking, nanny, serial killer, murder, survival, high school, psychopath, crimes, mind game, prank, woman in danger, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 64K
The Collector (2009)
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: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, trap, home invasion, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, masked man, maniac, hostage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.7
 83K
Eden Lake (2008)
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: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, youth, sadism, murder, chase, camping, gang, fear, weekend, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 96K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, serial killer, hostage, home invasion, brutality, torment, murder, bad guy wins, family in danger, maniac, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.7
 24K
ATM (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.
Style: scary, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, evil wins, confinement indoors, stalking, psychopath, escape attempt, survival, isolation, captivity, mysterious character, confined, unknown killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.1
 265K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, twist ending, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: thief, home invasion, violence, held captive, trapped, heist gone wrong, cat and mouse, murder, escape, characters murdered one by one, psychopath, trapped in a building ...
Place: california, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.7
 29K
The Rental (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister.
Style: slasher, macabre, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: evil wins, hidden camera, murder, brother, house, brother brother relationship, surveillance, car accident, caretaker, brawl, drug use, missing dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 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: bloody, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, butcher, violence, photographer, psychopath, crimes, witnessing a crime, violent, obsession, stalking, torture, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hidden camera, family in danger, murder, psychopath, confined, mind game, isolation, manipulation, family secret, strangulation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 34K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, kidnapping, escape attempt, confinement indoors, torment, survival, hostage, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.2
 6K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A weekend of camping in the mountains becomes an excursion into hell for a young couple, who become pawns in a grotesque plot hatched by deranged locals.
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, forest, rescue, survival, serial killer, psychopath, confined, religions or cults, fanatic, husband wife relationship, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, woman in danger, sadism, violence, sexualized violence, torture, murder, violence against women, rage, family, kidnapping, rape and revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 42K
The Ward (2010)
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: scary, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: mental institution, dissociative identity disorder, supernatural, ghost, mental illness, doctors and patients, confined, split personality, survival, murder, isolation, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
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: slasher, realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence, torture, cannibal, cruelty, cannibalism, murder, sadism, slaughterhouse, confined, rage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 243K
Sinister (2012)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
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, tense, sinister, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, fear, supernatural, ghost, family in danger, evil force, attic, paranormal activity, supernatural horror, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, sacramento california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 123K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 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, slasher, suspenseful, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, torture, ghost town, violence, small town, wax museum, brutality, group of friends, traffic jam, museum ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 191K
Saw III (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: scary, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, game of death, trap, sadism, mind game, mutilation, psychopath, master criminal, race against time, surgery, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 39K
Turistas (2006)
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: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, torture, survival, youth, violence, strong violent content, chase, murder, bondage, black market, transplant, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: brazil, latin america, south america, argentina, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 265K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1978, 60s ...
Place: illinois, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 7K
Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, murder, moral dilemma, isolation, survival, rivalry, strong violent content, friends, mind game, confined, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.5
 3K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, investigation, death, murder, prank telephone call, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 3K
Torment (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s 7 year old son Liam to try and smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new Mom. Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and ...
Style: scary, slasher, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: family in danger, graphic violence, torture, countryside, isolation, home invasion, confined, psychological torture, husband wife relationship, family problems, isolated house, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
He's Out There (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On vacation at a remote lake house, a mother and her two young daughters must fight for survival after falling into a terrifying and bizarre nightmare conceived by a psychopath.
Style: slasher, suspense, suspenseful, scary, dark ...
Plot: home invasion, survival, family in danger, mother daughter relationship, psychopath, murder, forest, vacation, crazy, woman in danger, brutality, game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 30K
Them (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise. They're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: killer child, forest, home invasion, couples, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, teenage life, violence, isolation, chase, murder ...
Time: contemporary, year 2002
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, nanny, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, mind game, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%