Movies like The Stranger 1987

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The Stranger (1987)
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The Stranger (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bonnie Bedilia stars in this psychological thriller about a woman who witnesses a murder and then flees. During her escape, she has a car accident. She becomes an amnesia victim and although, she doesn't know her own identity, is able to describe the murder, but doesn't remember where it occurred or who was involved.
Style: twists and turns, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, memory loss, hospital, mystery, graphic violence, life is a bitch, who done it, false accusation, doctors and patients, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, wrongfully committed, gang, psychiatrist, happy ending, amnesia, car accident, female protagonist, murder witness, witness, love interest, hunted, deadly ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to The Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and mind bending films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Stranger: Mike's Murder (1984), In My Sleep (2010), An Amish Murder (2013), Tucked Away (2007), Assumed Killer (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: neo noir, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), addiction, mystery, drug abuse, law enforcement, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, love affair ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
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100%
 5.5
 2K
In My Sleep (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marcus (Philip WInchester) wakes up in the middle of a cemetery half naked and has no idea how he got there. Urgent questions pound inside his head. "Where was I last night? Who was I with?" Marcus suffers from parasomnia, a rare sleep ...
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, mystery, disorder, crimes, murder, sleepwalking, hallucination, support group, surprise party, graphic violence, sleeping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, society, law enforcement, religions or cults, mystery, witnessing a crime, terrorism, performer's life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.0
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.6
 448
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, hitman, insurance, police detective, couples, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, child in peril, topless woman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Child in the Night (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A child psychologist, Hollis who's marriage collapsed after she learned she was barren, bonds with Luke Winfield, who witnessed his father's murder at the hands of rain-slicker wearing killer with a cargo hook. Along the way she befriends ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, rough
Plot: murder, child psychologist, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, murder witness, psychology, pirate, repressed memory, warehouse, murderer, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 4.1
 196
Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: righting the wronged, murder, false accusation, frame up, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, stripper, undercover cop, falsely accused ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: kidnapping, false accusation, missing person, family relations, wrongfully committed, parents and children, computers and web, couples, family problems, remarry, injustice, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: death row, murder, injustice, escape, false accusation, prison, who done it, wrongfully committed, destiny, frame up, riddles and clues, prison life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 15K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house, surveillance, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, sexy, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, couples, tough law enforcer, love and romance, mystery, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, betrayal, dancer's life, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, life is a bitch, mystery, witnessing a crime, on the run, crimes, false accusation, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 19K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, intern, murder, hitman, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, political conspiracy, crimes, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
McBride: The Chameleon Murder (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: As a favor to a friend, defense attorney McBride takes on a client accused of murdering a woman. When McBride and his partner Phil investigate the deceased, they discover she had many identities and with each new life she was leading the list of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: legal investigation, mystery, courtroom drama, false accusation, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, wrong place wrong time, rivalry, legal, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
At the Gate of the Ghost (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Adapted from Japanese film called Rashomon, U Mong Pa Meung (The Outrage) takes place in a wood during Thai’s Lanna period where a mysterious murder happens. The story is told through three witnesses: a young monk, woodcutter and undertaker.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, society, who done it, injustice, dishonesty, under the surface, tunnel ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, female star appears nude, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, murder, riddles and clues, missing person, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder investigation, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, righting the wronged, power relations, legal action, life is a bitch, investigation, gangsters, legal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, mind bending ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, vengeance, memory loss, missing child, mental illness, who done it, couple relations, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Johnny Scardino is working for blackmailers, photographing wealthy guys in seedy motels. One such assignment turns the wrong way and blackmailers die one by one. Is Johnny the next on the list?
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dead woman, car accident, journalism, mystery, private detective, life is a bitch, uncover truth, legal investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating, enigmatic ...
Plot: murder, legal investigation, crimes, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, legal action, couple relations, legal, clergy, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crimes of Passion (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While in competition for a job promotion, the female competitor sues her male counterpart for sexual harassment. Blackmail and murder follow closely behind.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: sexual harassment, femme fatale, crimes, workplace, dishonesty, power relations, cons and scams, blackmail, scam, murder, false accusation, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, arms dealing, police, arms deal, police procedural, hospital, murder investigation, medical ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Girl by the Lake (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cop investigates the murder of a beautiful teen girl left naked by a lake.
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: terminal illness, who done it, investigation, police detective, murder, golden years, law enforcement, crimes, resistance, ice hockey, loss of child, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: serious, mind bending, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crimes, investigation, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, crime investigation, police detective, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%