Movies like Welcome the Stranger

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Welcome the Stranger (2018)
 4.8
 1K
Welcome the Stranger (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alice arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan's house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions, the return of his strange girlfriend and Alice's paranoia and suspicion force the siblings to cling onto reality amidst mysterious circumstances.
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, art house, suspenseful
Plot: paranoia, suspicion, sibling, brother sister relationship, psycho, incest overtones, isolated house, incest, paranormal, mystery, female nudity, insect, masturbation, portal, swimming pool, female masturbation, drawing, skinny dipping, male masturbation, male full rear nudity, siblings, sex in shower

Most similar movies to Welcome the Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, obsession, police investigation, storytelling and twists & turns mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Welcome the Stranger: Gone Girl (2014), The Game (1997), Dream Lover (1993), The Conversation (1974), Silent Fall (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 749K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: missing person, police investigation, mystery, disappearance, manipulation, missing wife, investigation, femme fatale, mind game, infidelity, protagonist as suspect, murder suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 311K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, mystery, manipulation, businessman, neo noir, surveillance, birthday, scheme, game ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, adultery, femme fatale, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, architect, paranoia, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: surveillance, character study, alienation, obsession, paranoia, losing-it hero, loner, wiretap, mystery, unfulfillment, loneliness, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 5.9
 3K
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, gloomy, tense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, disability, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 326
Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, best friends, danger, filmmaking, who done it, chases and races, partners against crime, crimes, mystery, looking for sex, amateur detective, investigation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
No One Would Tell (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mom to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled with what she sees. ...
Style: captivating, psychological, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mother daughter relationship, abusive boyfriend, trial, best friend, high school, vengeance, crimes, family relations, escapades, hopes ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.1
 834K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, dramatic ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, supernatural ability, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychic, death, untimely death, fear, tragic event, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, showbiz, uncover truth, obsession, jealousy, actress, frustration, death, hollywood, mystery, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Complete Unknown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Tom’s birthday dinner party is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival of Alice, an old flame who changed her identity and vanished without a trace 15 years prior.
Style: ambiguous ending, mysterious, suspense, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: new identity, new life, romance, addiction, love, supernatural ability, psychosis, eternal youth, hidden identity, birthday, doctor, lie ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Fine Art of Love: Mine Ha-Ha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A group of young girls are brought up in a college within dark forests and gloomy lakes. Young Hidalla and her friends Irene, Vera, Blanka, Melusine and Rain are brought up in an isolated world: the girls don't know anything about live outside ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: boarding school, isolation, mystery, gays and lesbians, boarding school life, teaching the ways of the world, teachers and students, confined, youth, orphan, love affair, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tender Loving Care (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A worried husband hires a beautiful psychotherapist to nurse his delusional wife and help her deal with the death of their child in a car accident. However, the nurse starts playing mind games. Or is he just being paranoid?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, erotic
Plot: infidelity, couples, death in the family, mystery, doctors and patients, dealing with death, eroticism, psychoanalysis, job, psychological trauma, psychotherapist, dead daughter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 17K
Burning (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, burning, aspiring writer, tragic love, childhood friend, class differences, suspicion, stalking, metaphor, anger, young people, rich man ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 8.2
 263K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, cynical, bleak, tense ...
Plot: private detective, rape, incest, investigation, murder, corruption, surveillance, dishonesty, secret, threat, haunted by the past, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Stratosphere Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this imaginative independent drama, Angela (Chloé Winkel) is a French art student living in Germany who loves to draw comics and creates elaborate tales drawn in a soft and romantic style. One night, Angela meets Yamamoto (Jon Yang), a club DJ ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: nightclub, danger, innocence lost, crimes, immigrants, love and romance, mystery, love affair, murder, teenage sex, missing person, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 2K
Track 29 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to ...
Style: surreal, disturbing, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, adoption, crimes, love and romance, parents and children, mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious character, haunted by the past, pregnancy, family relations, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Shock Corridor (1963)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mental institution, investigation, mental illness, journalism, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, uncover truth, power relations, insanity, psychiatrist, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: africa, mount fuji, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 225K
The Village (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a willful young man tries to venture beyond his sequestered Pennsylvania hamlet, his actions set off a chain of chilling incidents that will alter the community forever.
Style: surprise ending, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: isolation, village life, mysterious place, blind character, secret, forest, village, plot twist, mystery, fear, creature, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, 2000s, 1890s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, stylized, tense ...
Plot: brother sister incest, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, memory, past, secret, isolation, incest, loss of daughter, farm, homecoming, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 6K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: hypnosis, nun, psychiatrist, court, novice, convent, trial, mother superior, mystery, investigation, murder, clergy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: quebec, montreal quebec, canada, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 168K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.
Style: erotic, serious, sincere, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: hitman, adoption, pregnancy, poetry, strip club, dancing, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, down on your luck, dancer's life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 206K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: neighbor, serial killer, paranoia, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, troublemaker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, invention, mystery, investigation, workplace intrigue, crimes, intrigue, stranger, agent, mastermind, cons and scams, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: venezuela, caribbean, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, crime, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, small town, alcohol abuse, single parent, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 14K
Gossip (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, gossip, rumor, investigation, couples, college life, false accusation, youth, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Mystery of Rampo (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of ...
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, writer's life, artists and showbiz, deadly, couples, crimes, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, who done it, manipulations, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Moustache (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One day, on a whim, Marc decides to shave off the moustache he's worn all of his adult life. He waits patiently for his wife's reaction, but neither she nor his friends seem to notice. Stranger still, when he finally tells them, they all ...
Style: psychological, surreal, atmospheric, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: hotel, escape, mind game, riddles and clues, couple relations, love and romance, mystery, couples, architect, wife, dinner, health ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Without a Trace (1983)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing child, family life, family problems, missing person, crimes, parents and children, single parent, life is a bitch, law enforcement, death in the family, kidnapping, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Last Lullaby (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Price, a former hitman, is struggling to cope with retirement. He left the assassination business to live the "easy life." However, retirement arrived with its own agenda. It was not the instant peace and calm that Price expected. Rather, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, rivalry, femme fatale, retiring, assassination, going straight, deadly, crimes, golden years, contests and competitions, moral dilemma, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%