Netflix’s iconic watermark acts as a metaphor for the streaming giant’s ever-increasing grip on the entertainment content we consume everyday. The streamer has been able to spread its wings far and wide in terms of memorable original content, be it films or television shows. And, as their reputation and oeuvre started getting stronger, they also started taking risks such as spending huge chunks of money on originals. In terms of films, starting with their first global release ‘Beasts Of No Nation‘ (2015), Netflix showed that they mean business and are not afraid to push the boundaries while experimenting with new themes and untold stories. The major breakthrough the streaming platform received in terms of film production came in 2018 when the Alfonso Cuaron directorial ‘Roma’ went on become a huge critical success with two Academy Award wins.
With its constantly increasing number of originals, Netflix started releasing new features on its platform frequently. Peter Sullivan’s ‘Secret Obsession,’ starring Brenda Song, Mike Vogel and Dennis Haysbert, is the latest addition to the Netflix slate of original movies. Song plays the leading character Jennifer Williams whom we meet after she wakes up from an unconscious state. It soon becomes clear that Jennifer is suffering from amnesia and she even fails to recognize her own husband. As the relationship between Jennifer and her husband unfolds, we learn that her husband might not be the one who he pretends to be. ‘Secret Obsession‘ is an intensely-paced psychological thriller where trust and love have gone for a toss. So, without further ado, here is the list of best movies similar to ‘Secret Obsession’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these movies like ‘Secret Obsession’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
8. Dressed To Kill (1980)
In this seminal 1980 psychological thriller, Brian De Palma weaves a terrifying tale of murder and suspense unfolds in the backdrop of a shadowy New York City. The story begins with a woman called Kate Miller who is sexually frustrated and even offers to sleep with her therapist Dr. Robert Elliott (Michael Caine, an offer he refuses on the face. Soon, Kate is murdered by a tall blonde woman with a long knife. Though the assassin tries to carry out the job discreetly, her face is unknowingly revealed to a sex worker named Liz Blake. In order to protect her identity, the killer has to eliminate Liz at any cost.
Rest of the story follows Liz as she tries to escape the wrath of the cold-blooded killer through the dark alleys and sinister corners of New York cityscape. ‘Dressed To Kill’ is an intense and intriguing feat crafted by a master of the trade. Though the story of the film is not that innovative, it is the style with which it is told that makes ‘Dressed To Kill’ an experience to behold. De Palma packs a powerful punch by making this a psychological thriller, a whodunit and an intense note on haunting equations of identity. This is also the reason why ‘Dressed To Kill’ captures a spot on this list.
7. Fatal Attraction (1987)