Movies like The Strangers

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The Strangers (2008)
 6.2
 106K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense, serious, realistic, surprise ending, intense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, brutality, knife murder, bag over head, stalking, psychopath, vandalism, axe, cat and mouse, stranger, mask, suburbs, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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 suspenseful, scary, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, deadly, violence, danger, serial killer, blood and brutality mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Strangers: You're Next (2011), Hush (2016), Funny Games (2007), Eden Lake (2008), The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 76K
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: scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, crimes, murder, domestic disturbance, family in danger, massacre, survival, slasher, family gatherings, family relations, masked killer, crossbow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 70K
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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deaf, murder, slasher, blood, isolation, alone, trapped, home invasion, masked killer, characters killed one by one, survival ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 80K
Funny Games (2007)
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: psychological, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 67K
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: bleak, scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, gang, forest, camping, torture, youth, weekend, revenge, danger, slasher, gory, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, USA
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: suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: masked killer, serial killer, blood, murder, slasher, mysterious stranger, swimming pool, home invasion, road trip, violence, sadism, psychopath ...
Place: cross country
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When a Stranger Calls (2006)
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, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, high school, murder, serial killer, slasher, killer, strange person, domestic disturbance, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 173K
The Purge (2013)
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, serious, scary, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, self defense, danger, society, life is a bitch, home invasion, escapades, chaos, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
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: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, mind game, torture, serial killer, survival, insanity, race against time, trapped, game of death, master criminal, sadist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy (2007)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: survival horror, trapped, one night, slasher, estranged couple, hotel, deception, psychological thriller, hidden camera, hostages, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 50K
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, suspense, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, danger, trap, psychopath, extreme violence, thief, family in danger, torture, violence, home invasion, masked man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 8K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, gory, confined, crimes, danger, deadly, contests and competitions, mind game, rivalry, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Keep Watching (2017)
Genre: Horror, 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, family in danger, murder, danger, confined, found footage, deadly, manipulations, mind game, isolation, psychopath, hidden camera ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 21K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, escape attempt, stalking, survival, urban, captivity, confined, danger, mysterious character, psychopath, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 29K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, stalking, kidnapping, obsession, isolation, escape attempt, torment, danger, survival, christmas eve, security guard, vicious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.3
 105K
House of Wax (2005)
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: suspense, scary, gothic, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, group of friends, slasher, wax museum, ghost town, deadly, gory, woman in danger, traffic jam, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 5K
Timber Falls (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, gory, survival, forest, slasher, rescue, fanatic, isolation, murder, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 34K
Blood Paradise (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: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: jungle, survival, slasher, chase, transplant, gory, torture, black market, isolation, bondage, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 161K
Saw III (2006)
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: scary, psychological, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, captivity, violence, torture, brain tumor, mutilation, suffocation, mind game, gory, psychopath, race against time, trap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 7.8
 185K
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: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, violence, teenage life, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, evil, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, gore, blood, torture, chainsaw, cannibalism, sadism, knife ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 189K
Sinister (2012)
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, rough, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, murder, family in danger, ghost, attic, danger, small town, crime, fear, filmed killing, writer's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1986, year 2011 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Last House on the Left (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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: scary, suspenseful, brutal, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, slasher, serial killer, murder, gory, vengeance, psychopath, brutality, danger, drugs/alcohol, violence, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, survival, small town, gory, isolation, winter, fear, sunrise, violence, brutality, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 5.9
 154K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, surgery, deadly, gory, crimes, danger, psychopath, gore, survival, captivity, buddies, torment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 22K
Valentine (2001)
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, psychopath, mystery killer, danger, murder, valentine's day, gory, school, college, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 211K
Saw II (2005)
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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, mind game, gory, trap, antidote, heroin, sadism, drugs/alcohol, race against time, captivity, survival, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 127K
Saw IV (2007)
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, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: master criminal, serial killer, torture, blood, violence, police officer, fbi, mind game, race against time, gory, rescue, rapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hills Run Red (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of young horror fans go searching for a film that mysteriously vanished years ago but instead find that the demented killer from the movie is real, and he's thrilled to meet fans who will die gruesomely for his art.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, obsessive quest, father daughter incest, serial killer, psychopath, gory, wilderness, survival, violence spree, danger, obsession, isolation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 38K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, hitchhiker, serial killer, on the road, murder, desert, gory, psychopath, car chase, mind game, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 12K
The Den (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, hacking, witnessing a crime, danger, cyberspace, video chat, woman in danger, fear, brutality, talking to the camera, sadism, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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