Like for Like: The Woman in the Window, on Netflix

May 14, 2021
M.N. Miller 0
Like For Like, Netflix

This article discusses 5 movies and TV shows like the Netflix film The Woman in the Window, so it may contain minor spoilers.

Here is a list of 5 films like Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window.

Castle Season 5, Episode 19, The Lives of Others

As a Hitchcock aficionado and certified Rear Window expert, Castle season 5, episode 19, titled “The Lives of Others,” is a wonderful homage to one of the great cinematic mystery thrillers ever made. This stand-alone episode is a gift to any fan of murder mysteries, combining the show’s trademark humor and delight for the macabre.

Castle’s “The Lives of Others” can be purchased on various digital platforms.

Fractured

Fractured is exactly the film you think it’s going to be, a set on autopilot thriller until it’s suddenly not. Instead, it’s a confounding experience that takes a 180-degree turn in its third act that comes across as cheap. Like The Woman in the Windows script, this reveal of a family that had died during a car accident (Just like Dr. Fox’s daughter) is a watered-down attempt at a psychological thriller.

You can stream Fractured on Netflix right now!

Premonition

Sandra Bullock’s tragic mystery thriller has her attempting to save her husband (Julian McMahon) from a car crash. Well, until it’s revealed her Groundhog Day attempts at saving him turn out to be the cause of his accident that killed him.

You can now stream Premonition on Tubi!

Psycho
5 movies and TV shows like the Netflix film The Woman in the Window

Joe Wright’s The Woman in the Window owes a great deal to almost any Alfred Hitchcock movie ever made, particularly in its tone, visuals, and mood. That sums up the key scene in Netflix film, as Adams Dr. Fox’s encounter with Ethan (News of the World‘s Fred Hechinger) has a close-up shot that is similar to Bates “psycho” knife wheeling close up.

Psycho can be rented and purchased on various digital platforms. You can stream Gus Van Sant’s remake on Peacock (but don’t tell anyone).

Rear Window
5 movies and TV shows like the Netflix film The Woman in the Window

You can’t blame director Joe Wright for ripping off Alfred Hitchcock because the source material by A.J. Finn is a straight rip-off of his masterful Rear Window. A genre film elevated by Hitchcock’s incredible patient and steady hand is one of the great mystery thrillers ever made. Watch it!

Rear Window can be rented and purchased on various digital platforms.

That’s it, folks— these are 5 movies and TV shows like the Netflix film The Woman in the Window — any suggestions? Comment below!

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