Movies like The Boy Next Door 2008

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The Boy Next Door (2008)
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The Boy Next Door (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A novelist (Dina Meyer) moves to a little town to write her next novel. She loves to get inspiration and as time goes by she gathers information about her neighbor, a young and wealthy guy whom she observes and picture from her window most of the time. Soon, she gets involved in a crime and most of the evidence is pointing at her due to her lonely life and life style. She needs to fight to demonstrate her innocence and that's what will be the plot of the movie till the end.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, small town, espionage, crimes, frame up, who done it, dishonesty, deadly, stalking, novelist, police, investigation, false accusation, crime, legal investigation, small town life, law enforcement, passion, forest, stalker, rich man, kidnapping, gun, theft, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Boy Next Door

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Boy Next Door: The Perfect Student (2011), A Killer Among Us (2012), Storage (2009), American Crime (2004), Murder in My House (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Perfect Student (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminology professor becomes a target herself when she tries to establish the innocence of her star student in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: college life, crimes, murder, deception, seduction, police, courtroom, investigation, amateur detective, danger, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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100%
A Killer Among Us (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the shocking murder of her mother, a girl helps a police detective by searching her home for clues that they hope will lead to the perpetrator.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: murder, small town, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, teenage life, dishonesty, death of mother, murder suspect, crime, father son relationship, teenage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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Storage (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Working at an underground city storage facility, a young man discovers evidence of a murder and vows to bring the killer to justice.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, obsession, vigilantism, frame up, injustice, deadly, storage unit, investigation, danger, death of father, evidence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Murder in My House (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Before Lauren and her dad, Stran, even settle into their beautiful new house, she learns that it was once the site of a grisly homicide! When her pops, a former prosecutor, becomes obsessed with cracking the case, he's murdered. And it's ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, private detective, amateur detective, femme fatale, riddles and clues, legal investigation, crimes, intrigue, manipulations, couples, starting over, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, danger, mystery, law enforcement, chases and races, best friends, life is a bitch, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Prime Time (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It is Midsummer's Eve and ten people are on a deserted castle for a TV recording. The next morning the program leader is shot dead. Kvällspressens Annika Bengtzon a mandate to monitor the murder, but she soon learns that her best friend Anne ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, investigation, murder, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, multiple suspects, false accusation, crime, dishonesty, estate, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An international oil drilling company hires private investigator Varg Veum to find their missing systems designer, Arne Samuelsen. Varg discovers the headless body of a woman jammed into the fridge in Arne's apartment - and is promptly knocked ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: hit and run, violence, police, investigation, missing person, murder, private detective, mystery, crimes, corporate crimes, who done it, refrigerator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, neo noir, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Restitution (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A true crime writer investigating a small town murder spree uncovers the devastating truth that changes the town forever.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, secret, investigator, investigation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, small town, social relations, gunfight, revenge, insurance fraud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Fjällbacka Murders: In the Eye of the Beholder (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Erica's sister Anna is visiting at the same time as the TV program "Antiques cubed" is in town to record at the castle in Fjällbacka. When Anna runs into the TV host for the show, Claes Wager, sparks quickly evolve into a flirt ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, crimes, love affair, deadly, family relations, danger, couples, strong female presence, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, deadly, crimes, private detective, murder, who done it, law enforcement, gangsters, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, murder, crime, deadly, dishonesty, journalism, race against time, missing child, kidnapping, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Telling Lies (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The morning after the night before, a rapid spiral of disastrous telephone calls chart the certain ruin of young Phil's day as he attempts to fib his way out of one scrape after another. Told entirely in animated captions.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, rivalry, couples, infidelity, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, hidden identity, investigation, life turned upside down, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, righting the wronged, mystery, injustice, frame up, homecoming, rivalry, abduction, cover up, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, obsession, psychopath, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime, chases and races, woman in danger, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: serious, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, mystery, mind game, fighting the system, investigation, danger, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, deadly, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
My Nanny's Secret (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the house is robbed and the nanny's brother is a suspect, she lies to protect him, but she then realizes he isn't the only one with a secret.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: estrangement, investigation, deadly, crimes, nanny, dishonesty, heist, family relations, child in peril, husband wife relationship, employer employee relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Varg Veum - The Dead Have It Easy (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from?
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, race against time, danger, who done it, dishonesty, violence, conspiracy, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Cheating Pact (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three high school students that are under pressure from their parents to get into good colleges convince a shy but very smart girl to take the College Entrance Test for them.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: false accusation, murder, legal investigation, witnessing a crime, crimes, frame up, college, teenage love, dishonesty, high school, danger, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, legal investigation, legal action, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, legal, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The suicide of a pregnant woman begins to look like murder and a county prosecutor is called in to investigate.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, who done it, danger, serial killer, law enforcement, femme fatale, power relations, woman in danger, murder investigation, murder mystery, murder of a pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Cry in the Woods (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, crime gone awry, disorder, law enforcement, confined, dishonesty, crimes, hostage, murder, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, legal, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, serious ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, law enforcement, mental illness, memory loss, missing child, vengeance, who done it, legal investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexploitation film, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, prostitute, danger, crimes, strong sexual content, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, working undercover, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
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The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: racism, crimes, police investigation, false arrest, law enforcement, society, dishonesty, small town, murder, death, disorder, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%