Writer-director Michael Mohan brings a provocative and cerebral erotic thriller movie to fruition in Amazon Studios’ original venture, ‘The Voyeurs.’ It revolves around Thomas and Pippa, who move into a vibrant neighborhood in Montreal. As their prying eyes fall on another couple in their area, their interest turns into an unhealthy obsession. As a result, their relationship begins to crumble. If you liked the passionate and perverse cocktail of romance in the film, we have some suggestions that are worth checking out. You can find most of these movies similar to ‘The Voyeurs’ on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
6. Fatal Attraction (1987)
Director Adrian Lyne brings a dark and ominous drama-thriller that explores the consequences of an ill-made decision in ‘Fatal Attraction.’ A well-established married lawyer, Dan Gallagher, begins an extramarital relationship with his colleague, Alex. However, little does he know that he will have to pay a hefty price for his actions. Alex gradually becomes obsessed with him and tries to destroy Dan’s marriage. Much like ‘The Voyeurs,’ the drama is an allegory wrapped in the form of an erotic thriller.
5. Basic Instinct (1992)
Helmed by Paul Verhoeven and based on a screenplay written by Joe Eszterhas, ‘Basic Instinct’ is a neo-noir erotic thriller that slowly builds on suggestions. Detective Nick Curran investigates the death of a rock star. His instinct suggests that the murder was carried out by the rock star’s bisexual girlfriend, Catherine Tramell. As he probes into the case, he gets involved in a steamy affair with Catherine. The movie is a solid study of the human psyche, and Sharon Stone’s commendable performance in the leading role keeps things interesting. If you are fond of erotic thrillers, you must go back to one of the most popular examples from the genre.
4. The Conversation (1974)
With Francis Ford Coppola at the director’s chair, ‘The Conversation’ is a mystery-thriller that weaves a gripping story based on the themes of voyeurism and obsession. A mysterious client’s aide hires surveillance specialist Harry Caul to follow a young couple, Mark and Ann. Caul and his associate spy on them in a busy city square and record a cryptic conversation. As Caul tries to decode the conversation, he becomes obsessed with the tape. This puzzle of a movie takes on a new meaning every time you watch it. If you love the theme of voyeurism that guides the film from Amazon Studios, then this movie is right up your alley.
3. Blow-up (1966)
Speaking of eccentric and hedonistic photographers who are full of life, have you seen enigmatic Italian auteur Michelangelo Antonioni’s breakthrough ‘Blow-up’? The English-language erotic thriller revolves around Thomas, who unwittingly gets plunged into a murder mystery. The movie comes directly from the hedonistic counterculture of the subversive and rebellious youth that dazed America in the 60s. If you have liked the complex and eccentric character of Seb in ‘The Voyeurs,’ this movie is a landmark in cinema that you must revisit.
2. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
The 1989 hit indie drama ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ is also the debut feature of director Steven Soderbergh. In the film, Graham Dalton (James Spader) changes the equation between Ann Bishop Mullany and her husband John Mullany in this brooding and simmering portrayal of a dysfunctional middle-class family. Written on a roll and filmed on a small budget, the movie creates its compelling ambiance by using videography to indicate a new era. If you have liked Seb’s artistic perversion on ‘The Voyeurs,’ this indie gem is bound to empty your popcorn bucket.
1. Rear Window (1954)
You may be intrigued by the concepts of voyeurism and gaze. But when it comes to probing and prying, perhaps no director has used the outsider perspective as uncannily as Alfred Hitchcock. This mystery thriller ‘Rear Window’ revolves around Jeff (James Stewart), whose interest in his neighbor and the neighbor’s bedridden wife exposes a sinister truth. Regarded as one of the best ones spun out of Hitchcock’s sprawling oeuvre, the movie is also recognized for its cinematic depiction of scopophilia. Much like Pippa and Thomas in ‘The Voyeurs,’ Jeff is pulled into his neighbors’ lives in this Hollywood classic.
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