Movies like Cape Fear 1962

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Cape Fear
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, suspense, rough, serious, intense, realistic, frightening ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, small town, family, murder, sexual abuse, crime, revenge, psychopath, neo noir, violence, obsession, criminal's revenge, censorship, domestic disturbance, psychology, chase, violent, mind game, moral ambiguity, runaway, visceral, justice, corruption, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Funny Games
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Austria
108 min.
 7.6
The Butcher
Drama, Thriller
France, Italy
93 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to Cape Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspense, serious and suspenseful films with plots about murder, dialogue, police investigation, runaway, storytelling, brutality and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Cape Fear: The Boys from Brazil (1978), Extremities (1986), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Internal Affairs (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Boys from Brazil
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: chase, mad scientist, investigation, cloning, jungle, nazi, conspiracy, murder, death, nazis, clones, jews ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   90%
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
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: twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: vengeance, nanny, domestic disturbance, obsession, child, parenthood, family, danger, hospital, suicide, sexual abuse, doctors ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
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System:   77%
    User:   67%
 
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Sleeping with the Enemy
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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, obsession, starting over, violent husband, stalking, haunted by the past, hidden identity, violence, woman in danger, danger, desperation, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
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System:   73%
    User:   70%
 
Internal Affairs
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, serious, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   71%
    User:   59%
 
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Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 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, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   78%
 
Lady in a Cage
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: crime, murder, elevator, serial killer, isolation, kidnapping, violence, brutality, violent, prison, hostages, pornography ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   67%
 
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Single White Female
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: obsession, violence, sex, murder, mentally unstable, psychology, domestic disturbance, mistaken identity, betrayal, death, urban, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   58%
 
 7.6
 53K
Funny Games
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   56%
 
 7.6
 6K
The Butcher
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, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, small town, obsession, investigation, couple relations, stylish, new wave, brutality, relationships, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
Fatal Attraction
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: suspenseful, tense, erotic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, vengeance, lawyer, adultery, marriage, kidnapping, sex, revenge, murder, guilt, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   69%
 
A History of Violence
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: small town, violence, crime, mafia, vigilantism, gangster, redemption, organized crime, revenge, robbery, storytelling, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   62%
 
 6.3
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Black Widow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   72%
 
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The Collector
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, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, murder, loneliness, mentally unstable, serial killer, psychology, blood, mental illness, brutality, violent, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   72%
 
The Parallax View
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: assassination, politics, investigation, corruption, murder, conspiracy, assassin, brainwashing, paranoia, conspiracy theory, neo noir, political ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, latin america, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   67%
 
Knife in the Water
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: On their way to a sailing trip, an aging husband and wife invite along an emphatic young hitchhiker out of sheer patronization.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: jazz, murder, crumbling marriage, marriage, ego clash, psychology, mentor, runaway, ship, moral ambiguity, intrigue, relationships ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
 5.6
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The Juror
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, vengeance, mafia, obsession, gangsters, murder, betrayal, surveillance, chase, witnessing a crime, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   62%
 
 6.2
 36K
Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, teenager, first love, secrets, family, terrorizing, violence, danger, betrayal, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
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One Hour Photo
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, adultery, depression, pornography, cheating, revenge, psychology, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
 6.6
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Arbitrage
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A troubled hedge fund magnate, desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire, makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, infidelity, adultery, downfall, business, greed, corruption, corporate crimes, secrets, courtroom, twists & turns, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   61%
 
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Nuts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   48%
 
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Frenzy
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.
Style: suspenseful, dark humor, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, rape, murder, violence, mistaken identity, revenge, protagonist as suspect, strong sexual content, betrayal, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   56%
 
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Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, usa, san francisco ...
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System:   58%
    User:   59%
 
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Jagged Edge
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, courtroom, court, lawyer, murder, courtroom drama, crime, neo-noir, guilt, justice, plot twist, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   49%
 
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Eye for an Eye
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: disturbing, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, rape, vigilantism, crime, obsession, vigilante, revenge, justice, guilt, serial killer, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   57%
    User:   58%
 
 6.4
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Cop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, mystery, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, violence, psychopath, blood, master criminal, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, murder, crime, small town, police investigation, blindness, surveillance, obsession, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   46%
 
Bad Influence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, neo-noir, betrayal, friendship, manipulation, corruption, violence, psychopath, revenge, pornography, psychology, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   52%
 

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Changing Lanes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, corruption, revenge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, moral ambiguity, losing-it hero, urban, greed, redemption, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   55%
    User:   55%
 
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The Crush
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: sexy, suspenseful, erotic, sexual, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, vengeance, revenge, murder, mentally unstable, male nudity, stalking, teenager, manipulation, twists & turns, pornography, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
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