Movies like Wait Until Dark

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Wait Until Dark (1967)
 7.8
 28K
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 retrieve it. When Hendrix leaves for business, the crooks make their move -- and find his blind wife, Susy, alone in the apartment. Soon, a life-threatening game begins between Susy and the thugs.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, plot twist, murder, search, crimes, crime, drug dealing, stabbing, police, neighbor, photographer, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, domestic disturbance, terrorizing, home invasion, death, tragedy, strong female lead, blind character, housewife, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal, montreal quebec

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Most similar movies to Wait Until Dark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, rivalry, danger, deadly, death and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Wait Until Dark: Frenzy (1972), Red Eye (2005), From the Inside (2010), Pacific Heights (1990), Games (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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Frenzy (1972)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, rape, truck, dark humor, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, secretary, psychopath, strangulation, false accusation ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, tower bridge london ...
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 6.4
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Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, hostage, fear, crimes, danger, stewardess, villain, hitman, kidnapping, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, deadly, rivalry, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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23%
Pacific Heights (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, manipulation, mind game, yuppie, con artists, lodger, cheating, profanity, mysterious character, manipulations, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.5
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Games (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers (James Caan, Katharine Ross) and helps one trick the other.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: mind game, manipulation, murder, infidelity, cons and scams, couples, graphic violence, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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22%
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, chase, murder, violence, intruder, struggle for survival, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
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 7.0
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Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, hostage, sniper, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, hopes, crime, murder, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.3
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The Stray (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, danger, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, violence, restaurant, murder, homeless, police detective, revenge, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 4.7
 1K
The Truth (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, heist, confined, betrayal, crimes, danger, couples, vengeance, dishonesty, home invasion, indoor, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, gang, danger, secret place, tunnel, police, crimes, murder, violence, culture clash, misfit, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Penthouse North (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A reclusive photojournalist lives quietly in a New York penthouse, until a smooth but sadistic criminal looking for a hidden fortune enters her life.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: woman in danger, danger, mind game, crimes, rivalry, heist, confined, obsessive quest, blindness, photojournalist, woman, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, psychopath, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Perfect Murder (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, sexy, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, crime, infidelity, betrayal, perfect crime, love affair, plan gone awry, crimes, murder, violent husband, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
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Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, small town, crime, crimes, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
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19%
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Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, disorder, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.8
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The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological thriller, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, female psychopath, mentally unstable, female stalker, obsessive love, college, college life, roommate, jealousy, danger, murder, medication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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 4.1
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely criminals, hitman, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.0
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Sleuth (1972)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A mystery novelist devises an insurance scam with his wife’s lover - but things aren’t exactly as they seem.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, extramarital affair, robbery, mind game, search, insurance, rivalry, infidelity, twists & turns, vengeance, one on one ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, fatal attraction, obsession, stalking, mind game, danger, vengeance, psychopath, couple relations, rivalry, life turned upside down, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.4
 59K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.9
 4K
Wander (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.
Style: twists and turns, intellectual, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi agent, grief, car accident, conspiracy, violence, small town, post traumatic stress disorder, private detective, paranoia, murder, death, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, split personality, psychopath, crimes, mentally unstable, chase, rivalry, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, mafia, devil
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 4.4
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The Employer (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 5.7
 1K
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 ⇓
18%
 3.8
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Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, rescue, mind game, deadly, psychopath, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%