Movies like Stranger in My House

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Stranger in My House (1999)
 5.5
 329
Stranger in My House (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A middle-aged woman takes on a young female tenant to help pay her debts, but gets a lot more than she bargains for when the girl starts to act very strangely indeed . . .
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: tenant, manipulations, manipulation, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, nudity (full frontal - brief), poison, police, violence, female nudity, psychopath, telephone, house, african american, knife, caucasian, bathtub, toilet, injection, syringe, scissors, bare breasts, apple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Stranger in My House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about danger, murder, deadly, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Stranger in My House: Tracks of a Killer (1996), Lying in Wait (2001), Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008), Perfect Prey (1998), Hush (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, uninhibited rivalry, woman in danger, deadly, rescue, adventure, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 436
Lying in Wait (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young bachelor Babee is looking after his dead mother's estate when married couple Keith and Vera move in. Babee becomes attracted to them by the beautiful Vera and the risk taking Keith. However at a party Vera crashes her car, putting Keith ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, deadly, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, graphic violence, rivalry, estate, cons and scams, hollywood, coma, neck breaking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Poison Ivy: The Secret Society (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mysterious death of a young college student occurs late one night at a prestigious New England college...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: mind game, college life, femme fatale, manipulation, manipulations, youth, rivalry, deadly, danger, power relations, destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.4
 347
Perfect Prey (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former Texas Ranger is recruited by a Houston police captain to assist a homicide detective in the search for an elusive serial killer who collects antique dolls.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, crime, chases and races, rivalry, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, crimes, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.5
 10K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, manipulations, couple relations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.3
 191
Bloodknot (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A grieving family opens its household to an unknown women who claims to have been their dearly departed's girlfriend.
Style: disturbing, sexual, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: hidden identity, brother sister incest, dealing with death, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, family in crisis, death in the family, family problems, life turned upside down, family relations, sex in car, incestuous kiss ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
57%
The Midnight Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex Sheppard, a college student who hosts a late-night talk show on the campus radio station, finds herself in dire straits when she enrolls in the school her recently murdered sister attended in order to track down the killer. Little does Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, woman in danger, danger, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, couples, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 264
Wild Cactus (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A married couple vacationing in the desert are held hostage by a pair of psychopaths.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, erotic ...
Plot: couple relations, psychopath, family in danger, desert, crimes, rescue, crime, hostages, couples, hostage, sexual abuse, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
 2K
Pursued (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fast rising hi-tech executive must protect his career and family from the ruthless tactics of a homicidal corporate headhunter.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, undercover, espionage, rivalry, danger, stalking, prodigy, psychopath, crimes, deadly, false identity, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, psychopath, disorder, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, lookalikes, wannabe, manic, manipulations, haunted by the past, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 167
Blind Witness (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, exciting, tense ...
Plot: murder, deadly, slasher, stalking, law enforcement, psychopath, disability, dealing with death, chases and races, crimes, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Above Suspicion (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Dempsey Cain is an honored cop, a loving husband and father, and mentor to his handsome younger brother. Then a drug dealer's bullet paralyzes him for life and Dempsey's world is shattered. Suddenly, his wife and brother seem to care less ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, paralysis, courtroom, police, family problems, disorder, spouse killer, spouse in danger, disability, profanity, sexual content, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, asthma, family in danger, danger, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.8
 234
The Secretary (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Her boss made ​​a big mistake by not promoting it. Now is the perfect secretary in the service of revenge.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, disgruntled, power relations, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, workplace, manipulations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, strong female presence, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, dishonesty, danger, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, crimes, danger, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
 4.3
 269
Annie's Garden (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In front of his 15-year-old son, a father loses his temper and strikes his younger daughter, thinking she's trying to run away from him. Jump ahead ten years: the dad is dead, the mom is gone, and the son, Luke, is raising his now grown sister, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, family relations, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, small town life, lesbian subtext, death of father, child abuse, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, mysterious character, split personality, mind game, danger, supernatural, chase, mentally unstable, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 490
Brainstorm (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brainstorm, released in 1965, is a late film noir whose male protagonist at first prevents the suicide of his employer's wife, falls in love with her, and is later driven to crime and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, suicide attempt, rivalry, crime, mentally unstable, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, infidelity, court, affair ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 26K
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, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 639
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, police detective, murder, baseball, crimes, danger, crime, woman in danger, who done it, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 194
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: russian roulette, suicide, deadly, mind game, life is a bitch, destiny, down on your luck, unreliable narrator, game of death, danger, woman in danger, gun
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 2K
Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After finding a wallet in the street tepper calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, crimes, gambling, cons and scams, neo noir, human, lottery ticket
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 1K
Agnosia (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The protagonist is a young woman, Joan Prats suffering from agnosia, a strange, primary visual disease that is one of the neuropsychological disorders of perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain is not able to ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, gothic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, rivalry, mind game, who to trust, disability, dishonesty, cheating, manipulation, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Time: 1900s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, faked death, marital abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%