Movies like Cape Fear 1962

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Cape Fear (1962)
 7.8
 23K
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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspense, psychotronic, intense ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, lawyer, neo noir, sexual abuse, boat, poison, girl, dog, mind game, murder, family in danger, woman in danger, stalking, family, vengeance, drowning, criminal's revenge, domestic disturbance, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, psychopath, vengeance, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Cape Fear: Fear (1996), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Unlawful Entry (1992), The Collector (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 146K
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, rough ...
Plot: family in danger, lawyer, dangerous attraction, fear, rape, revenge, prison, crime, criminal's revenge, rapist, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 36K
Fear (1996)
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, rough, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, danger, rivalry, couples, crimes, dishonesty, teenage life, terrorizing, teenager, virginity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, vengeance, loss of child, family, child, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, stalker, alarm, argument, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, mentally unstable, obsession, collector, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, butterfly, loneliness, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 11K
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, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female police officer, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: small town, robbery, criminal's revenge, violence, attempted robbery, mafia, mistaken identity, lawyer, marriage, fight, crime, self defense ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 12K
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: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rape, murder, martial arts, gun, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime, support group, vigilantism, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
 3K
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: island, vengeance, isolation, psychopath, honeymoon, mind game, couple relations, rescue, woman in danger, lake or river, stalking, confined ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 7K
Antibodies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When a notorious German serial killer is captured after committing some of the most heinous acts against humanity ever imaginable, a farmer and police officer from a sleepy rural community on the outskirts of Berlin is drawn into the case as he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, small town, lust, crime, investigation, crimes, danger, family life, life is a bitch, murder ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, hidden identity, gory, crumbling marriage, mind game, stalking, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.6
 6K
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, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Remember My Name (1978)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: stalking, small town, obsession, mentally unstable, prison, vengeance, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, rivalry, released from prison, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
10 to Midnight (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, vengeance, killer, stalking, police, psychopath, danger, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, journal ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 14K
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: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, journalist, psychopath, journalism, false accusation, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 50K
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, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, violence, revenge, couples, murder, village, gory, lust, self defense, vengeance, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, small town, neo noir, psychopath, killer, deputy, sheriff, cigar smoking, airplane, sadism, hotel, prostitute ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 15K
The Juror (1996)
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: courtroom, trial, obsession, danger, single parent, on the run, hitman, courtroom drama, witnessing a crime, legal action, blackmail, son ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 48K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, profiler, crime, police detective, psychology, master criminal, violence, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
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, rough, serious ...
Plot: investigation, jungle, cloning, doberman, mad scientist, chase, genetic engineering, third reich, track down, uncover truth, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, latin america, europe, pennsylvania, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 1K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: psychopath, domestic disturbance, family in danger, danger, deadly, stalking, family in crisis, family problems, lawyer, police, deception, basement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The House Next Door (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A newlywed couple move into their dream home only to find that their next door neighbor isn't as good-natured as they had initially thought.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, amateur detective, serial killer, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, investigation, mind game, couple relations, family in danger, missing person, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The crazed brother of a condemned killer sent to the gas chamber swears vengeance on those he holds responsible for his brother's execution.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, killer, arson, lawyer, crime, vengeance, urban, violence spree, crimes, deadly, vigilantism, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological ...
Plot: vigilantism, fighting the system, vengeance, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, perfect crime, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 370
Bullies (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When the peaceful Morris family move to a small town and buy the town grocery store, they run afoul of the Cullen family. The Cullen's have been bullying the town's folk for years, and now they are harassing the Morris family every chance ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, farm, forest, rape, sadism, torture, violence, revenge, burned alive, vengeance, in the woods ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
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, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: elevator, mansion, psychopath, prostitute, crime, murder, serial killer, hostages, prison, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 57K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, missing person, police investigation, race against time, chases and races, crimes, danger, rivalry, who done it, woman in danger, confined, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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