Looking for more movies like The Strangers? The list below contains 20 films either about home invasions, or featuring ruthless attackers with seemingly no motive. There are options for fans of horror classics, more modern horror films, and indie horror movies.
Funny Games, The Strangers: Prey at Night, and The Open House are three terrifying options quite like The Strangers, in that they involve brutal attackers committing acts of violence simply because they can. Hush, which features a deaf character fighting for her life from an attacker, is a different take on the home invasion film. If you are looking for the home invasion vibe, but set at a different location, ATM is a fitting option. You can watch Josh Peck (from Drake & Josh) fight for survival against an unknown assailant after a work party.
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Funny Games is Michael Haneke's 2007 American remake of his own 1997 Austrian film of the same name. Haneke has said that the film is a reflection and criticism of violence used in media. The characters Paul (Michael Pitt) and Peter (Brady Corbet) are like the three assailants in The Strangers, in the sense that they are ruthless, find humor in their own depravity, and seemingly have no reason to be attacking the family they are stalking.
- 227 VOTES
The Strangers: Prey at Night
If you liked The Strangers, then you will definitely enjoy the follow-up, 2018's The Strangers: Prey at Night. This one follows a different family, played by Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, and Lewis Pullman, who make the mistake of stopping off at a mobile home park for the night while on the way to taking their troubled daughter to boarding school. The titular strangers in the film have only gotten more ruthless, and more brutal.
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The Den, not unlike The Strangers, is the kind of movie that stays with you. It also makes you terrified of something seemingly innocuous, like having a computer, or using an online chat/video website like Chatroulette. The film follows Elizabeth (Melanie Papalia), who plans to chat with as many strangers as possible for her graduate project in sociology. She wants to see how many meaningful conversations she can accumulate, but ends up with a much darker conclusion.
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Hush, from husband-wife duo Mike Flanagan and Kate Siegel, uses its 81-minute runtime to the fullest, in a tense, stressful thriller. Just like The Strangers, the villain in Hush seemingly has no motive for being as homicidal as they are. Siegel plays a deaf writer named Maddie, who lives alone in a house deep in the woods. When a masked killer arrives, wielding a crossbow, she has to fight for her life in silence.
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Technically Sinister does touch on a kind of home invasion, it's just done by a supernatural force rather than a bunch of creepy, violent humans. True crime writer Ellison Oswalt (Ethan Hawke) moves his family into the home of the late family he plans to research for his next book. When things get really spooky and haunted, Oswalt decides to bring his family back to their old house, not realizing that that seemingly innocuous action has actually sealed their fates.
- 620 VOTES
The Rental is a home invasion film for when the home is not your own. Two couples think they're heading out for a lovely weekend getaway, when they start to notice really unsettling things, like hidden cameras in the showers. The anonymity, brutality, and lack of motive make this movie like The Strangers, as well as some other movies on this list, like The Open House. Violent triple feature?