Movies like When a Stranger Calls

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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
 5.1
 44K
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 and the frightening words of a sadistic caller turn Jill's routine experience into a night of terror.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, rough, serious, suspense, intense, slasher, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, high school, serial killer, crimes, mind game, psychopath, stalking, danger, prank, woman in danger, child in peril, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage life, youth, graphic violence, legends and myths, suburbs, babies and infants, high school life, suburban life, isolation, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado

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Most similar movies to When a Stranger Calls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, scary, serious and slasher films with plots about murder, deadly, danger, serial killer, psychopath, survival and crimes mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When a Stranger Calls: The Strangers (2008), Vacancy (2007), Final Destination (2000), Eden Lake (2008), The Woods Have Eyes (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 120K
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 ...
Style: slasher, scary, psychological thriller, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, survival, hostage, serial killer, hostages, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, bag over head, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 95K
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, psychological thriller, scary, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival horror, serial killer, trapped, hidden camera, danger, isolation, hostage, hotel, estranged couple, deception, one night, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, obsession, mind game, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Final Destination (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, characters killed one by one, death, danger, psychic, supernatural, youth, life & death, survival, race against time, group of friends, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.8
 78K
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, brutal, suspense, bad ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, torture, gang, forest, youth, fear, chase, murder, in the woods, death of protagonist, weekend, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Woods Have Eyes (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a group of young campers wander into the backwoods of upstate New York to see if Cappy's Cabin--a place they think exists only in urban legend--is real, they find themselves in a twisted game of predator and prey as night begins to fall. ...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, serial killer, psychopath, survival, isolation, danger, deadly, crimes, in the woods, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 23K
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, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, confinement indoors, stalking, automated teller machine, escape attempt, psychopath, survival, isolation, captivity, deadly, confined, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 107K
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, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, masked killer, murder, murderer, brutality, deafness, trapped, blood, violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.6
 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, youth, rivalry, deadly, gory, survival, investigation, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 34K
Prom Night (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Donna's senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, though a sadistic killer from her past has different plans for her and her friends.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: stalking, obsession, serial killer, high school, haunted by the past, hotel, prom, death, characters killed one by one, best friends, psychopath, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 111K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chris crashes into a carload of other young people, and the group of stranded motorists is soon lost in the woods of West Virginia, where they're hunted by three cannibalistic mountain men who are grossly disfigured by generations of inbreeding.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cannibalism, survival, chase, gory, disfigurement, danger, manhunt, massacre, youth, trap, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young woman learns that she has inherited a Texas estate from her deceased grandmother. After embarking on a road trip with friends to uncover her roots, she finds she is the sole owner of a lavish, isolated Victorian mansion. But her newfound ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, hitchhiker, serial killer, violence spree, killing off one by one, psychopath, danger, crimes, gore, death, serial murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s, 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, deadly, danger, woman in danger, police detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.3
 2K
Rogue River (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When a young woman takes a trip down Rogue River, her car mysteriously disappears. Lost without transport or communication, she accepts the hospitality of a stranger who offers her shelter for the night at his cabin. With no other options available, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister incest, survival, strong violent content, woman in danger, confined, danger, psychopath, police officer killed, kidnapping, profanity, sexual content, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 6K
Train (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This new Train tells the tale of an American wrestling team who board a train that just so happens to be used as a supermarket for organ harvesters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: train, transplant, survival, serial killer, psychopath, youth, danger, deadly, black market, gory, murder, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Babysitter Massacre (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of young women teamed together in their youth to run a babysitting business, when one of their friends died suddenly the group fell apart. Now years later they are all going their separate ways as college approaches, but on Halloween night ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Plot: halloween, serial killer, stalking, danger, strong sexual content, youth, deadly, crimes, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, murder, psychopath, survival, vengeance, halloween, danger, stalking, student life, woman in danger, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 117K
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, ghost town, torture, small town, wax museum, violence, group of friends, traffic jam, museum, arson ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.6
 439
Hazard (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The television crew of the "Scary Antics" hidden camera show sets up a disturbed young man for a practical joke, but the joke is on them when heads roll.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, tense, captivating ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, murder, prank, crazy, manhunt, danger, survival, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, murder, haunted by the past, serial killer, danger, mysterious character, police detective, stalking, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 1K
The Mooring (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Every 40 seconds a person goes missing. In northern Idaho, a group of teenage girls attended a summer camp to help them connect with nature without technology. They were told it would be a summer of change. As the girls' houseboat is suddenly ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lake or river, psychopath, danger, serial killer, chase, river, survival, isolation, woman in danger, missing person, on the run, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nobody Gets Out Alive (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A group of college students escape their troubled lives but only to find themselves fighting for their lives from a revenge seeking mad man.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, danger, survival, friendship, vengeance, in the woods, strong violent content, deadly, youth, rivalry, camp, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 65K
Joy Ride (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, road movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: truck driver, murder, kidnapping, cat and mouse, stalker, prank, trap, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, siblings relations, deathtrap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: colorado, new jersey, nebraska, san diego california, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.9
 598
Bleed (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Dana is failing Biology. To pass she must attend an extra credit assignment with several classmates that will lead them into a remote region of the Great Dismal Swamp, a place teeming with life... and death. While the group keeps one eye out for ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, serial killer, wilderness, psychopath, danger, deadly, youth, buddies, escapades, teachers and students, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
College Pranks (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: College students are invited to play a game sponsored by a website. When students start the game in the mountains of Colorado, they discover that the stakes they are playing for are not just a cash prize.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, escapades, disorder, computers and web, woman in danger, youth, wilderness, college life, obsession, homicidal maniac, society, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Don't Let Him In (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Two couples spend a weekend in the country, only to cross paths with a brutal serial killer. As the body count rises, suspicion spirals into paranoia, climaxing in a terrifying battle for survival.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, danger, deadly, countryside, isolation, couples, crimes, murder, psychopath, violence, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.2
 511
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, serial killer, murder, masked killer, danger, violence, pursuit, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, college, investigation, mystery, mind game, amateur detective, crimes, deadly, youth, rivalry, stalking, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%