In this era of streaming it’s wonderful the way we have all our favorite content at our fingertips, available 24/7, but… for some of us, who lack self-control, it’s tiring to always be looking for something new to watch, as we absolutely marathon series, because some have to look like this!
An example is You, whose third season hit Netflix a few days ago. If you, like millions of people around the world, are completely hooked on this show and now you need something else to see because you win the whole season in one day, don’t worry! Here are 12 suspense movies and series with plots similar to You.
1. Mental games (1998)
Hannah and Dough Berrick, starring Jayne Brook and Kyle Secor, seem to have the perfect life, having a happy marriage, a successful professional life, and two beautiful children. However, this couple hides shady secrets, which will come to light when they take their 9-year-old son Luke to a child psychologist due to his strange behavior.
2. Night flight (2005)
Starring Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy, this movie will remind you of You because it contains a “love” story in which a woman falls in love with a man who had already planned it. On Night flightLisa Reiser is on a plane bound for Miami when she meets the charming Jackson Rippner and is immediately drawn to him. However, you will soon discover that things are not as they seem and that there are no coincidences.
3. Dirty John (2018)
The show from Netflix tells the true story of how the turbulent romance between Debra Newell (Connie Britton) and the charismatic John Meehan (Eric Bana) turned into a true nightmare that nearly destroyed a family. Ideal if you want to continue seeing how a toxic and manipulative man plays with his victims.
4. Misery (1990)
This famous film based on a Stephen King novel follows the story of Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a woman obsessed with her favorite writer, Paul Sheldon (James Caan), whom she kidnaps and holds prisoner in a cabin in the middle of nowhere . More than one scene will make you think about You and in the relationship Joe had with Beck.
5. Dexter (2006)
The main character of this show is Dexter, a very charismatic serial killer, just like Joe Goldberg. Unlike this, Dexter is dedicated to hunting other assassins. It’s about a thriller Psychological worthwhile if Joe’s story intrigued you.
6. Separated by Murder (1994)
This film is based on the true story of two twins, Betty Gay Wilson and Peggy Joy Lowe, both played by Sharon Gless, who are accused of the murder of the husband of one of them.
7. American Psycho (2000)
Perhaps one of the most suitable options for fans from You is this classic of modern cinema, which tells the life of Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), an attractive and charming banker who lives a double life, since he is also a serial killer. Patrick hides his psychopathic tendencies from those around him and appears to be an intelligent, handsome and charismatic man. Does it sound familiar to you? Like You, American Psycho offers us a narrative from the point of view of the protagonist, which allows us to know his thoughts.
8. Close Obsession (2015)
This film follows the life of Claire Peterson (starring Jennifer Lopez), a teacher who ends up in a romantic relationship with her new 19-year-old neighbor, Noah Sandborn (Ryan Guzman). When Claire tries to end the relationship because she knows it is not okay, Noah reveals a violent and obsessive side that he had very guarded. Noah is obviously very similar to Joe in this regard, which makes this movie a good option to add to your list of things to see in a new season of You.
9. Imprisoned in his memory (2014)
The plot centers on a man, starring Wes Bentley, who wakes up with total amnesia after having a car accident. His wife, starring Emily Bosworth, takes care of him until he regains his mobility. As the days go by, you begin to think that there may be something hidden. In addition, the strange attitudes of his wife make him doubt her. Is it possible that everything you are living is a lie? If what got you from You It was the psychological suspense aspect and how it gives you goosebumps, this is a good option for you.
10. Portraits of an obsession (2002)
In this film, Robin Williams starred as Sy Parrish, a laboratory technician at a photographic development store. Like Joe, Sy met the person (people, in this case) that he will become obsessed with at work. This man has a fixation on the family to which he has developed photographs for years. When she discovers that the husband is having an affair, this obsession takes him to very dangerous limits.
11. Perjury (2016)
Rachel Wilson (April Bowlby) had a perfect life and a happy marriage until the sudden disappearance of her husband Tye (Brody Hutzler) turns her world upside down. As the prime suspect, she is in a race against time to prove her innocence, which will lead her to uncover chilling secrets. If you liked the aspect of hidden secrets and not really knowing your partner who handled You, definitely Perjury it’s a good option.
12. From my window (2016)
Nora Nichols is a romance writer trying to break out of a creative block. When she notices her neighbor across the street, spying on him through the window, the inspiration she was longing for finally reaches her. And not only does he stay there, but it seems that he will finally live his own love story. However, things take a dark turn when he realizes that she wasn’t the only one spying. Danger and an insatiable obsession, just what made us fall for You.