Movies like Cape Fear

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Cape Fear (1991)
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Cape Fear
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 serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey, bibliophile Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, suspense, rough, serious, intense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, fear, lawyer, family in danger, crime, dangerous attraction, violence, betrayal, criminal's revenge, psychology, brutality, manipulation, rape, serial killer, justice, prison, dysfunctional family, murder, rapist, torture, blood, domestic disturbance, violent, vengeance, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Silence of the Lambs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
118 min.
 8.6
Se7en
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
127 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Cape Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspense, serious and suspenseful films with plots about violence, crimes, brutality, violent, murder, revenge and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Cape Fear: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Fear (1996), Criminal Law (1988), Hard Candy (2005), Derailed (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Crime, 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, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, boston
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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
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Criminal Law
Genre: Crime, 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, suspense, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, investigation, police investigation, chase, lawyer, courtroom, blood, dedicated lawyer, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, texas, new jersey, usa
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System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
 7.1
 143K
Hard Candy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
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Derailed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: tense, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: blackmail, deception, crime, revenge, rape, adultery, dangerous attraction, murder, cheating, secrets, manipulation, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Silence of the Lambs
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 ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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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.
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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, rough ...
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 6.3
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Tightrope
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, investigation, police investigation, obsession, kidnapping, murder mystery, prostitution, surveillance, chase, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
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    User:   32%
 
Law Abiding Citizen
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: twists and turns, rough, bad ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, crime, murder, prison, lawyer, twists & turns, corruption, brutality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
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Copycat
Genre: Crime, 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, suspense, psychological, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, psychology, psychopath, mind game, violence, murder mystery, twists & turns, psychiatrist, agoraphobia, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
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System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
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Relentless
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, vengeance, murder, revenge, police, violence, vigilante, death, mentor, murderous pair ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   32%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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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 ...
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Se7en
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Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, stylized ...
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Marathon Man
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Country: USA
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Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, nazi, torture, paranoia, violence, greed, murder, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, arc de triomphe paris, uruguay, france ...
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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, revenge, mistaken identity, protagonist as suspect, strong sexual content, betrayal, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, tower bridge london ...
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    User:   34%
 
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, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, manipulation, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, heist, murder, redemption, gangster, mafia, revenge, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Hitcher
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: suspenseful, road movie, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, desert, chase, paranoia, murder, violence, gunfight, brutality, hitchhiker, kidnapping, blood, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
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 169K
Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, rough ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
A History of Violence
Genre: Crime, 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
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System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
 6.9
 38K
Trust
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, sexual abuse, obsession, investigation, bullying, rape, parents and children, father daughter relationship, vengeance, internet, adolescence, family drama ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
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52 Pick-Up
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, vengeance, crime gone awry, infidelity, pornography, twists & turns, neo-noir, brutality, violent, adultery, classic car ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
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Misery
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, insanity, loneliness, hostage, brutality, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, psychopath, rage, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
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System:   29%
    User:   35%
 
 7.4
 15K
Point Blank
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, organized crime, revenge, vengeance, neo-noir, gangsters, violence, gangster, gunfight, hitman, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   31%
 
 6.8
 30K
Cold in July
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: stylized, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: crime, revenge, small town, investigation, vigilantism, murder, vengeance, unlikely partners, neo noir, neo-noir, plot twist, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
 5.7
 10K
Blue Steel
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, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   29%
    User:   25%
 
 7.2
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Manhunter
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, murder, neo noir, psychopath, violence, insanity, brutality, fbi, gunfight, stylish ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: st. louis missouri, florida, washington d.c.
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System:   29%
    User:   25%
 

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Desperate Hours
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crime, violence, police, lawyer, murder, death, hostage, fbi, hostages, adultery, couple relations, family ...
Time: 80s
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Cape Fear
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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 ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, family, small town, murder, sexual abuse, crime, revenge, violence, psychopath, neo noir, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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System:   28%
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