Movies like The Collector 1965

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The Collector (1965)
 7.6
 10K
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 house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, atmospheric, biting, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, confined, danger, dangerous attraction, missing person, captivity, butterfly, hostage, isolation, loneliness, crimes, graphic violence, neighbor, claustrophobia, murder, blood, mental illness, sex, prison, painter ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london

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Most similar movies to The Collector

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, psychological and realistic films with plots about danger, psychopath, murder, obsession, crimes, deadly and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Collector: Misery (1990), Dead of Winter (1987), The Resident (2011), The Butcher (1970), The Boy Next Door (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 186K
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, disturbing, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, insanity, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, female psychopath, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, graphic violence, sexual content, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 26K
The Resident (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Juliet, a beautiful doctor, has found the perfect New York apartment to start a new life after separating from her husband. It's got spacious rooms, a spectacular view, and a handy, handsome landlord. But there are secrets behind every wall and ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, danger, landlord, psychopath, voyeurism, hidden camera, confined, undressing, paranoia, deception, rapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 8K
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, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, stalking, older woman younger man relationship, woman in danger, fatal attraction, seduction, blackmail, erotic thriller, stalker, neighbor, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hide and Seek (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A desperate, childless couple kidnap a pregnant woman and lead her husband to believe that she is dead.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, missing person, psychopath, pregnancy, surrogate mother, captivity, family problems, mentally unstable, confined, deadly, obsession, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A brief fling between a male disc jockey and an obsessed female fan takes a frightening, and perhaps even deadly turn when another woman enters the picture.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, stalking, mentally unstable, disc jockey, stalker, obsessed fan, jaguar car, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 27K
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 ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 17K
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, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, false accusation, journalism, female psychopath, crimes, teenage life, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 42K
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: suspenseful, sexual, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, virginity, fatal attraction, danger, rapist, rivalry, crimes, family relations, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 1K
Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, factory, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsession, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, obsessive love, on the run, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, marital abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, hidden identity, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 117
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, confined, family tragedy, drunk driving, vengeance, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 755
Isabelle (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Isabelle is a famous and beloved actress from the Netherlands, who disappears when on Holiday in Belgium. She has been kidnapped by bartender Jeanne Bitor, an artist with a disfigured face. Jeanne is very bitter about her 'ugly' ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, captivity, obsession, mind game, crimes, mentally unstable, rivalry, actor's life, social differences, isolation, village, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, wilderness, vengeance, newlyweds, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crimes, crime, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.3
 699
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, nudity (full frontal - brief), tattoo, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, voyeurism, graphic violence, sexual content, woman in danger, bondage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, prostitute, psychopath, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
On the Inside (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mental illness, mental institution, woman in danger, haunted by the past, redemption, confined, mentally unstable, criminal psychologist, crime and punishment, female prisoner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
 67K
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: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, profiler, crimes, forensics, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 2K
The Keeper (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, missing person, hostage, kidnapping, woman in danger, deputy sheriff, riddles and clues, mind game, captivity, isolation, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Single White Female (1992)
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, wannabe, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, borderline personality disorder, lookalikes, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 19K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, hospital, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Daughter's Keeper (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An American writer in England takes his children and a newly hired nanny on a trip to South Africa while his wife, a reporter, is on assignment. He has an affair with the nanny, but when he refuses to leave his wife for her, the nanny gets her ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, investigation, nanny, psychopath, kidnapping, murder, couples, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 11K
Boxing Helena (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, obsessive love, obsession, crimes of passion, power relations, unfulfilled love, sexual dysfunction, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, estate, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, psychopath, family, loss of child, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 550
Blacktop (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a fight with her boyfriend (Lochlyn Munro), a woman (Kristin Davis) unknowingly accepts a ride from a psychopath (Meat Loaf Aday).
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, missing person, road trip, truck driver, mind game, serial killer, woman in danger, riddles and clues, murder, mentally unstable, rescue, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, woman in danger, abortion, psychopath, irish, graphic violence, mentally unstable, danger, unlikely criminals, crimes, killing spree ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%