Movies like The Perfect Wife

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The Perfect Wife (2001)
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The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, psychopath, femme fatale, crimes, couple relations, crime, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, deadly, female psychopath, female killer, vengeance, graphic violence, death in the family, dealing with death, rivalry, relationships, ex wife, assassin, doctor, beer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Perfect Wife

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, couples, dishonesty, danger and infidelity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Perfect Wife: A Table for One (1999), Lured Innocence (2000), Mother's Boys (1993), Man of Her Dreams (1997), Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, murder, infidelity, crimes, family problems, couples, love affair, obsession, vengeance, love triangle, crumbling marriage, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, couples, crime, obsession, crimes, who done it, couple relations, family problems, deadly, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, sexual content, friendship, workplace intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, infidelity, family life, family in danger, obsession, dysfunctional family, danger, stalking, hidden identity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, stalking, dangerous attraction, danger, obsession, couples, couple relations, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, neglected wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Thy Neighbor's Wife (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the vein of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" and fraught with mystery and edge-of-your seat suspense, Kari Wuhrer Poison tells the darkly insidious story of the Garrett household and their descent into a hellish world of sexual malice ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, manipulations, manipulation, dangerous attraction, family problems, couples, dishonesty, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.9
 629
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sexy, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, love affair, dangerous attraction, manipulation, manipulations, femme fatale, mysterious character, couples, crumbling marriage, power relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.4
 596
N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.0
 865
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: slasher, rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, female psychopath, loneliness, woman kills a man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.5
 543
Cover (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, couples, family problems, investigation, drug abuse, addiction, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, law enforcement, hospital ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 293
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
My Daughter's Keeper (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An American writer in England takes his children and a newly hired nanny on a trip to South Africa while his wife, a reporter, is on assignment. He has an affair with the nanny, but when he refuses to leave his wife for her, the nanny gets her ...
Style: sexual, realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, nanny, kidnapping, psychopath, infidelity, investigation, obsession, dangerous attraction, journalism, crimes, danger, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 309
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, danger, psychopath, theater, small town, deadly, murder, violence, crimes, solitary, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.9
 216
Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, police detective, psychopath, murder, crimes, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, infidelity, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nanny, psychopath, couples, danger, crimes, rivalry, family relations, family problems, vengeance, family in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.3
 918
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, couples, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime, battle of the sexes, couples, family problems, vengeance, suburban life, suburbs, infidelity, social decay, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 19
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life turned upside down, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 385
Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, danger, friendship, friends, graphic violence, mentally unstable, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, family in danger, family problems, crumbling marriage, investigation, serial killer, mind game, deadly, amateur detective, woman in danger, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 554
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, deadly, crimes, crime, danger, dishonesty, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 491
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, family problems, couples, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
While the Children Sleep (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prosperous couple find the perfect live-in nanny but soon discover she intends to do her job to deadly perfection.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: nanny, mind game, mystery, family relations, family problems, crimes, deadly, serial killer, crumbling marriage, rivalry, female psychopath, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.8
 106
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, amateur detective, missing person, murder, neo noir, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, investigation, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 649
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, political corruption, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: mind game, danger, couples, couple relations, husband wife relationship, adultery, stranger, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape, rivalry, domestic disturbance, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: dark secret, danger, mind game, family problems, uncover truth, couple relations, crimes, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couples, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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