Movies like The Perfect Tenant

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The Perfect Tenant (2000)
 4.6
 294
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 deadly agenda to go with his new identity. Her daughter Laura doesn't trust him from the beginning but can't convince her mother that there's more to "The Perfect Tenant" than meets the eye.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: vengeance, split personality, psychopath, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, crimes, supernatural, parents and children, chase, mentally unstable, intrigue, danger, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger, family problems, dishonesty, estate, mother daughter relationship, tenant, ghost, graphic violence, losing-it hero, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

Most similar movies to The Perfect Tenant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, danger, murder, psychopath, rivalry and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Perfect Tenant: Benefit of the Doubt (1993), True True Lie (2006), Harm's Way (2008), The Ex (1996), Removal (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Benefit of the Doubt (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Twenty two years earlier, Karen helped convict her father, Frank, for the murder of her mother. With his new freedom, thanks to parole, Frank returns home to seek revenge. Having always pleaded his innocence, Frank soon works his way back into ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, chase, crime, psychopath, family relations, couples, graphic violence, prison, woman in danger, death in the family, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 349
True True Lie (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After 12 years in an asylum, as she is reunited with friends and family, Dana begins to realize the events that led to her stay there may not have been imaginary.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, woman in danger, haunted by the past, mental illness, teenage life, youth, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, best friends, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 307
Harm's Way (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Darlene and her daughter Victoria seek refuge at a remote rural safe house for abused women that's run by the strict and tough, but folksy and supportive Bea. Things turn sour when Bea proves to be a total lunatic with an especially dangerous ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, false accusation, woman in danger, mental illness, danger, youth, supernatural, on the run, deadly, who done it, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 1K
The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, danger, family in danger, murder, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 938
Removal (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own.
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, mind game, deadly, losing-it hero, witnessing a crime, estate, hallucination, life is a bitch, suspicion, split personality, life turned upside down, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 564
Disturbed (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 10 years ago the perverse Dr. Russell couldn't resist the beauty of a young patient in his mental clinic and raped her one night. When she plunged herself from the roof shortly after, he described it as consequence of her heavy depressions. Now ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, couples, psychopath, mysterious character, mentally unstable, life is a bitch, investigation, supernatural, deadly, vengeance, doctors and patients ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 536
Innocents (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others unknown to the cellist. Eventually he gets pinned for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mind game, criminal heroes, serial killer, psychopath, dangerous attraction, false accusation, crimes, danger, police investigation, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 414
13 Curses (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead years ago. To their arrival, visions of Mateo, his dead father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, family problems, family in crisis, parents and children, friendship, deadly, mental illness, family life, danger, homecoming, supernatural, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 355
The Scare Hole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, diner, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, family problems, missing person, family relations, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, psychopath, survival, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, off the road, chase, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
 365
Tripfall (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial killer turns the life of a family on vacation into a nightmare.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, race against time, psychopath, parents and children, danger, rivalry, confined, crimes, deadly, daring rescue, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
42%
The Other Side (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Samuel North (Nathan Mobley) escapes from Hell to find the person who murdered him, but a team of invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS are sent from the Netherworld to bring him back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, touching, captivating ...
Plot: bounty hunter, supernatural, investigation, obsessive quest, murder, good versus evil, woman in danger, haunted by the past, supernatural ability, deadly, vengeance, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, rescue, mind game, slasher, deadly, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 220
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, danger, vengeance, mysterious character, deadly, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.5
 524
Haunted Echoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Laura (Sean Young) and Guy (David Starzyk) are devastated by grief when their 8-year-old daughter, Kimberly, is murdered. Hoping to repair their tattered marriage, they move to a quiet town to remodel an old mansion, but weird things start to happen ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, psychological
Plot: afterlife, ghost, supernatural, family problems, crimes, dealing with death, deadly, abduction, murder, death in the family, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, obsession, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Love Thy Neighbor (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Plagued by flashbacks of a violent home invasion, Laura Benson is on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Looking for a fresh start, she and her husband sell their house and relocate to a seemingly idyllic gated community. But, little do the Bensons ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: stalking, psychopath, haunted by the past, obsession, family in danger, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, amateur detective, deadly, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 499
Slip (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Slip" is the story of Sarah, a young woman who witnessed her mother's murder as a child. Now grown, Sarah is haunted by her mother's memory, her restless soul, opening a gateway for the spirits of the recently departed. Sarah is ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, psychological, scary ...
Plot: ghost, vengeance, danger, murder, haunted by the past, supernatural, crimes, a vision, clairvoyant, death, investigation, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 761
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, rough, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, crimes, danger, couples, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, isolation, mysterious character, stalking, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 775
Hangman (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer, false accusation, track down, dangerous attraction, deadly, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 413
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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, parents and children, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, vengeance, female killer, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, deadly, rivalry, parents and children, farm, adoption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 312
Twist of Fate (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, legal, dishonesty, legal investigation, stalking, courtroom drama, destiny, dangerous attraction, danger, twins ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
36%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
 210
The Fall (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Budapest, two Americans live together. Adam, a former Manhattan prosecutor at work on his first novel, and Lisa, a cool hard-working financier who idolizes her boss (former Communist turned deal maker, Kovacs) as she tires of Adam's ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: espionage, intrigue, chases and races, dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, mysterious character, on the run, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, stalking, obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, crimes, rivalry, mentally unstable, deadly, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 511
Striking Poses (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful paparazzo for a tabloid magazine finds herself pursued by a ruthless stalker, she is determined to emerge from this deadly game alive, and independently wealthy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, dishonesty, stalking, confined, special agents, betrayal, femme fatale, crimes, journalism, genocide, survival, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%