Movies like When a Stranger Calls

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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
 5.0
 46K
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: stalking, nanny, serial killer, murder, survival, high school, psychopath, crimes, mind game, prank, woman in danger, child in peril, husband wife relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, home invasion, cheerleader, psychological torture, youth, legends and myths, graphic violence, high school life, isolation, teenage life, babies and infants, suburbs ...
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 realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, serial killer, danger, survival, psychopath and crimes mostly in Horror, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like When a Stranger Calls: The Strangers (2008), Prom Night (2008), Vacancy (2007), Hush (2016), P2 (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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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, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, hostage, murder, confined, cat and mouse, violence, mysterious character, isolation, masked killer, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: stalking, nanny, obsession, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, mind game, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.9
 36K
Prom Night (2008)
Genre: Horror
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 ⇓
86%
 6.2
 99K
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, scary, macabre, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, serial killer, survival horror, hidden camera, hotel, hostage, estranged couple, isolation, deception, murder, broken down car, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.6
 126K
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, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, trapped, survival, masked killer, deafness, deaf mute, murderer, murder, brutality, masked man ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 34K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, woman in danger, stalking, kidnapping, escape attempt, confinement indoors, torment, survival, hostage, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 83K
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: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: forest, survival, torture, youth, sadism, murder, chase, camping, gang, fear, weekend, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 69K
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, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cat and mouse, stalker, kidnapping, truck driver, trap, murder, vengeance, psychopath, family relations, siblings relations, deathtrap, prank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey, colorado, salt lake city utah, san antonio texas, wyoming ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 4.7
 24K
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, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trapped, evil wins, confinement indoors, stalking, psychopath, escape attempt, survival, isolation, captivity, mysterious character, confined, unknown killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.
Style: slasher, scary, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, serial killer, psychopath, voyeurism, murder, crimes, hotel, voyeur, motel, night vision, truck driver, videotaping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007, year 2004
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, survival, psychopath, isolation, forest, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, deadly creature, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 123K
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, torture, ghost town, violence, small town, wax museum, brutality, group of friends, traffic jam, museum ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1974 ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 265K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, psychopath, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1978, 60s ...
Place: illinois, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 8K
Kristy (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a college girl who is alone on campus over the Thanksgiving break is targeted by a group of outcasts, she must conquer her deepest fears to outwit them and fight back.
Style: serious, melancholic, bleak, cynical, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: thanksgiving, college, student life, youth, woman in danger, college life, survival, campus, gang, murder, fear, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 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, scary, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, investigation, death, murder, prank telephone call, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ 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: scary, tense, suspenseful, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, police detective, woman in danger, stalker, sadistic killer, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 64K
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: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, trap, home invasion, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, masked man, maniac, hostage, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 49K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: trap, serial killer, escape, survival horror, sadistic horror, masked killer, serial murder, mercenary, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 97K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, masked killer, deathtrap, murder, survival, crimes, massacre, trap, confined, parents and children, family in danger, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 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, realistic, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brother sister incest, strong violent content, survival, confined, psychopath, woman in danger, police officer killed, kidnapping, sexual content, captivity, forced incest, pregnancy ...
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, scary, serious, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: train, transplant, survival, serial killer, psychopath, youth, black market, murder, wrestling, party, strong violent content, hung over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 118K
Wrong Turn (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: 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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, cannibalism, chase, manhunt, disfigurement, massacre, trap, youth, friends, friendship, strong violent content, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: west virginia, virginia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stalking, woman in danger, student life, sibling relationship, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, youth, crimes, strong sexual content, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, woman in danger, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.5
 487
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, crimes, murder, prank, crazy, manhunt, survival, violence, isolation, contamination, factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: characters killed one by one, destiny, death, youth, supernatural, race against time, psychic, life & death, group of friends, freak accident, survival, air disaster ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Fall Down Dead (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A metropolitan city is in the grip of fear when rolling blackouts bring out a serial killer dubbed The Picasso Killer. One night, in the middle of a blackout, seven strangers become trapped in an office building as the killer hunts for Christie ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, stalking, suburbs, murder witness, isolation, murder, trapped, crimes, violence, suburban life, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.5
 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: tense, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: river, psychopath, chase, serial killer, forest, asthma, survival, confined, on the run, missing person, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, mind game, hitchhiker, survival, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.2
 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: crimes, uncover truth, murder, mysterious character, serial killer, haunted by the past, law enforcement, stalking, woman in danger, police detective, sexual content, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%