Movies like Wait Until Dark

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Wait Until Dark (1967)
 7.8
 27K
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, photographer, murder, search, stabbing, crimes, crime, drug dealing, police, neighbor, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, domestic disturbance, terrorizing, plot twist, home invasion, darkness, death, tragedy, strong female lead, 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, serious, realistic 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: Red Eye (2005), Pacific Heights (1990), Games (1967), Phone Booth (2002), The Stray (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 110K
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: psychological, exciting, intense, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, airplane, fear, hostage, crimes, hitman, psychology, kidnapping, telephone call, danger, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, miami, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, eviction, mastermind, urban, domestic disturbance, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 1K
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: realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, infidelity, graphic violence, rivalry, deadly, couples, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.0
 245K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.3
 342
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, male female relationship, violence, restaurant, police detective, murder, revenge, drifter, homeless ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, tunnel, secret place, police, murder, crimes, violence, misfit, culture clash, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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, danger, crimes, confined, betrayal, couples, dishonesty, vengeance, home invasion, sexual content, indoor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, danger, rivalry, murder, stalking, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, mind game, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, clever, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, betrayal, crime, infidelity, perfect crime, love affair, cheating on husband, crimes, murder, plan gone awry, artist, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 39K
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: dark humor, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, crime, psychopath, false accusation, strangulation, secretary, necktie, police ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 8K
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, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.7
 25K
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, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crime, crimes, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 839
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, danger, death, disorder, buddies, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 408
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, mystery, unlikely criminals, manipulations, manipulation, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crime, parents and children, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, danger, politics, dishonesty, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, albania, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, psychopath, vengeance, split personality, danger, rivalry, chase, deadly, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, danger, graphic violence, kidnapping, murderous pair, cons and scams, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 44K
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: riddles and clues, infidelity, robbery, search, insurance, extramarital affair, mystery, mind game, twists & turns, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 4.4
 1K
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 ⇓
45%
 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: twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, racism, police investigation, false arrest, law enforcement, small town, dishonesty, society, murder, death, discrimination, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 56K
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, attempted murder, vengeance, espionage, intrigue, trap, rivalry, investigation, betrayal, stabbing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, psychopath, isolation, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: michigan, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 753
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, isolation, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.7
 425
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, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, who done it, serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 249K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, bunker, confined, locked in a room, secret room, thief, millionaire, cat and mouse, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Picture Claire (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After her Montreal apartment burns down and her possessions are reduced to ash, Claire Beaucage heads to her boyfriend's place in Toronto, only to find that he's missing. Then the police mistake her for Lily Warden, a sinister woman who ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: chase, mistaken identity, police, murder, theft, dishonesty, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, neo noir, on the run, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec, montreal, toronto ontario canada, bahamas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 115K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, 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 ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostage, slasher, survival, murder, serial killer, hostages, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 1.9
 2K
The Hellcats (1968)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The brother and fiancee of a dead policeman infiltrate a female-led biker gang to uncover his murderer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, motorcycle chase, drug dealing, crime, investigation, rivalry, gang, danger, vengeance, law enforcement, tough heroes, undercover ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%