10 Movies Similar to Perfect Strangers

According to the plot of the dramatic comedy, a group of friends gather at the same table and start an extraordinary game.

According to its terms, each hero must read aloud the messages received that evening. Accordingly, calls should be put on the “handsfree”. Each of the characters claims that he has nothing to hide, and from the outside it seems that the experiment only amuses them, but in reality this is not at all the case. The unexpected denouement and chamber atmosphere makes Perfect Strangers look like the next films.

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Name (2012)

During the next friendly gatherings, the question of how one of the members of the company intends to name the unborn child is raised. The man admits that he chose the name Adolf for the baby. An innocent joke turns into verbal battles: the characters leave the topic they have begun, switching to other issues that concern them, which leads to sudden revelations.

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First of all, the drama is similar in that the events revolve around friends who met at a common meal, and did not imagine what unpleasant discoveries this threatens.

Original title:
Le prénom

Cast:
Patrick Bruel, Valerie Benguigui, Charles Berling

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age limit:
16+

Massacre (2011)

After a fight between two boys, the parents of the “injured side” host the family of the winner of the fight. The couple wants to apologize for their son Zachary’s actions and find out what caused the conflict. The secular and restrained conversation of the characters turns into an emotional quarrel, gaining incredible momentum.

Fans of films like “Perfect Strangers” will most likely be impressed by the story that happened to the heroes of “Massacre”. The beginning of the meeting proceeds in a similar way: a friendly atmosphere, a calm discussion of topics of interest. The next turn of events is truly dramatic.

Original title:
Carnage

Cast:
Jodie Foster ,
Kate Winslet ,
Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly
Country
: Germany
, France, Spain
,
Poland

Little Secrets (2010)

Several old comrades are going through difficult times: one of them was the victim of a car accident and is now in a coma. Despite this, the company decides not to change the long tradition and sets off on a journey to the sea. Habitual conversations suddenly go into a dangerous direction, revealing the ambiguous secrets of the characters.

The similarity is that during the next meeting, friends suddenly learn shocking secrets about each other. Not without frank confessions and partings.

Original title:
Les petits mouchoirs

Cast:
Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard, Benoît Magimel

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
18+

Party (2017)

Janet receives a substantial promotion and invites friends and co-workers to dinner to celebrate. A pleasant evening begins to go in an unexpected direction: it turns out that almost all the guests have long-standing complicated relationships. Gradually, the meeting leads to unpredictable consequences, and now friends are more like enemies.

The film is similar to “Perfect Strangers” by the setting and characters: a group of friends gathered in the same apartment, not knowing what drama it would turn into.

Original title:
The Party

Cast:
Timothy Spall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
18+

Perfect Strangers (2017)

The Spanish remake is incredibly similar to the original Italian comedy. The story revolves around friends who decide to have dinner with one of the couples. Discussing the topic of how gadgets and the information stored on them can change lives, they decide to play a game: voice incoming SMS and talk to callers using the speakerphone.

The stories are almost completely identical, and are similar not only in the plot and setting, but even in the types of key characters.

Original title:
Perfectos desconocidos

Cast:
Belen Rueda, Eduard Fernandez, Ernesto Alterio

Country:
Italy, Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

Friends of Peter (1992)

Ten years after graduating from Cambridge, seven friends plan to celebrate the New Year together. Former fellow students have not seen each other for a long time, and they have to get to know each other again in the estate, recently inherited by Peter. The owner of the house begins to suspect that the idea, which at first seemed amazing to him, is gradually leading to disaster.

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Among the best films like “Perfect Strangers” is a fascinating picture with Hugh Laurie, which also conveys a special chamber atmosphere. The plot reveals unexpected aspects of the personality of the characters, who seem to have known each other for a long time and are not able to surprise each other.

Original title:
Peter’s Friends

Cast:
Hugh Laurie, Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Fry

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
16+

August 2013)

Tulsa, Oklahoma. The writer Beverly lived with Violet for about forty years. The couple had three daughters who have been living their lives for a long time. Suddenly, Beverly disappears, and then the adult children come to their mother to support her. A common misfortune first unites the family, but soon the heroes begin to sort things out and share their once suppressed feelings.

The plots are similar in many ways: the story unfolds within the same house, focusing on long-term acquaintances and leading to stunning revelations.

Original title:
August: Osage County

Cast:
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
12+

Live on your own (2014)

The funeral of the head of the family forces long-quarreled relatives to get together again. The day before, the father announced his last will: the heroes should live together for about a week. They get the opportunity to get rid of long-standing “skeletons in the closet” and, it seems, will finally be able to understand at what point they did wrong.

The films are similar to Perfect Strangers (2016) in that several people stay under the same roof, and over the next few hours they discover each other in new ways, while making difficult choices.

Original title:
This Is Where I Leave You

Cast:
Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.6

Age limit:
16+

Communication (2012)

Several couples are hosting a dinner party. On the same evening, humanity is watching an amazing event: the fall of a comet. Having entered into a casual dialogue, friends notice that some inexplicable events are taking place on the street. The company is drawn into a dangerous game with time.

As in “Perfect Strangers”, the film several times focuses on certain natural phenomena that could somehow affect what is happening.

Original title:
Coherence

Cast:
Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brandon

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.2

Age limit:
16+

Relatives (2011)

The wedding of a couple in love gathers in one city several relatives from the side of the bride and groom. At first, the characters want to show themselves better than they really are, but then the “masks” fall off, and the guests begin to sort out their difficult relationships.

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The final film in the list of similar to “Perfect Strangers” was a comedy in which almost all the events take place in the same house. In both stories, at first, the characters maintain a friendly atmosphere, but over time, facts are revealed that radically change the mood within the company.

Original title:
Another Happy Day

Starring :
Ellen Barkin, Ezra Miller, Ellen Burstyn, Demi Moore

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age limit:
18+

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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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