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5 films similar to the thriller “Paranoia”, a success on Netflix

“Paranoia” recently arrived on Netflix, a suspense film that has gained a lot of popularity on the platform. However, this is nothing new: its debut took place in 2007. Inspired by the classic “Rear Window” by Alfred Hitchcock, “Paranoia” is directed by DJ Caruso and stars Shia LaBeouf.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, the story revolves around a teenager under house arrest (LaBeouf). He spends his time spying on the neighborhood through the window with binoculars. However, he begins to suspect that his neighbor may be a murderer.

If you liked “Paranoia” and are looking for similar films, continue reading. Below we point out five other films similar to “Paranoia”. Watch!

Films similar to Paranoia to watch in streaming

The Woman in the Window (2021) / Credit: Netflix (disclosure)

Based on AJ Finn’s best-seller, “The Woman in the Window” is a thriller with a very similar premise and theme to “Paranoia.”

The opera is directed by Joe Wright (“Pride and Prejudice”) and features a stellar cast: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Fred Hechinger, Julianne Moore, Anthony Mackie, Wyatt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The plot follows an agoraphobic woman living alone (Adams). She starts spying on her new neighbors and becomes obsessed with them. However, one night, while they are observing them again, the woman sees something shocking.

The Voyeurs (2021) / Credit: Amazon Studios (disclosure)

A thriller with a voyeuristic theme similar to “Paranoia”, the feature film “Observadores” stands out for its erotic charge. The production stars Sydney Sweeney and Justice Smith.

The plot is set in Montreal and follows a young couple who spy on the sex lives of their attractive neighbors across the street. However, the “peeks” end up turning into an unhealthy obsession.

Watcher (2022) / Credit: Focus Features (disclosure)

A thriller full of moments of tension, in this film it is the protagonist who feels observed. Directed by Chloe Okuno, the film stars Maika Monroe (“Evil”), Karl Glusman and Burn Gorman.

In the plot, a young American couple, Júlia (Monroe) and Francis (Glusman), move into an apartment in Bucharest. However, the city is in panic due to a serial killer on the loose.

Furthermore, Júlia feels isolated and spends most of her time alone in the apartment. However, things get worse when she begins to suspect that she is being watched by a mysterious individual in the building across the street.

Rear Window (1954) / Credit: Paramount Pictures (publicity)

This film cannot be missing from the list, because without it “Paranoia” would not exist. A cinematic classic, “Rear Window” is directed by the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock and stars James Stewart and Grace Kelly.

Rear Window (1954) / Credit: Paramount Pictures (publicity)

In the plot, a professional photographer (Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair in his apartment due to a broken leg. He spends his days observing his neighbors with binoculars through the window.

However, things escalate when he begins to suspect that one of his neighbors may have committed murder.

Body Double (1984) / Credit: Columbia Pictures (advertising)

Another film that directly references “Rear Window” is “Body Double.” Directed by Brian De Palma, the film is a neo-noir erotic thriller. In the plot, an unemployed and claustrophobic actor (Craig Wasson) receives an opportunity to take on a side job taking care of a luxury apartment in Los Angeles.

However, through a telescope, he spies on his attractive neighbor who, every day, at a specific time, dances sensually at the window. However, one night, she ends up witnessing something terrifying happen to her.

Body Double (1984) / Credit: Columbia Pictures (advertising)

The next 5 films similar to the thriller “Paranoia,” a hit on Netflix, first appeared on Olhar Digital.

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