Movies like Cape Fear 1962

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Cape Fear (1962)
 7.7
 25K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, suspense, atmospheric, rough, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crime, crimes, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession, mind game, drowning, woman in danger, witness, dog, boat, girl, poison, sexual abuse, release from prison, family, one on one, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Cape Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, vengeance, danger and obsession mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Cape Fear: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Unlawful Entry (1992), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Mother's Boys (1993), Blue Steel (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, family in danger, danger, asthma, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 163K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, crime, prison, serial killer, dangerous attraction, revenge, crimes, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
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Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, violent husband, starting over, woman in danger, haunted by the past, danger, psychopath, on the run, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, family in danger, infidelity, family life, murder, danger, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 12K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, policewoman, serial killer, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, mind game, crimes, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 39K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, danger, rapist, fatal attraction, rivalry, virginity, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 13K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, missing person, isolation, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: small town, robbery, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, brutality, midlife crisis, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 16K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, fatal attraction, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 35K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, sociopath, children, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, psycho, problem child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine, japan, asia, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, couple relations, danger, confined, family problems, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: killer, sadism, murder, small town, psychopath, neo noir, deputy, sheriff, danger, investigation, mad, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 7K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, butcher, small town, opposites attract, psychopath, obsession, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 174K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, murder, psychology, fbi, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, slasher, danger, crimes, crime, woman in danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 2K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, deadly, family problems, stalking, danger, family in crisis, murder, deception, stalker, domestic disturbance, house ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, friendship, rivalry, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 10K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, mentally unstable, crimes, crimes of passion, femme fatale, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 60K
Funny Games (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: sadism, family in danger, torment, serial killer, psychopath, humiliation, danger, isolation, murderous pair, crimes, deadly, vacation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Angel of Death (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: serious, scary, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 3K
Criminal Law (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, courtroom drama, chase, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, psychopath, legal, workplace situations, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 54K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, police investigation, psychologist, psychopath, crime, profiler, crimes, investigation, serial murder, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%