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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
 6.7
 45K
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Original name: 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 nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, psychological, neo noir, sexy, bad ending, exciting, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, nanny, vengeance, twists and turns, female psychopath, psychopath, domestic disturbance, home invasion, suicide, asthma, sexual abuse, manipulation, deception, malice, breast feeding, rivalry, family in danger, parenthood, haunted by the past, jealousy, murder, family, baby, loss of child, mental illness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, san francisco, washington state, new york, usa, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, intense and serious films with plots about murder, obsession, police investigation, dialogue, twists and turns, runaway and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Single White Female (1992), Swimfan (2002), Misery (1990), Pacific Heights (1990), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: twist ending, suspenseful, suspense, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, mental illness, roommate, stalker, female rapist, jealousy, femme fatale, psychopath, dangerous friend, stalking, female nudity, death of pet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 20K
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, sexy, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: obsession, stalking, stalker, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, teenager, female psychopath, betrayal, fatal attraction, swimming, sexual obsession, hospital ...
Time: 80s, contemporary
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 214K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, insanity, psychopath, kidnapping, female psychopath, snow, loneliness, obsessed fan, rage, hostage, mentally unstable, manic ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Pacific Heights (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: neo noir, psychological, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: home invasion, manipulation, psychopath, mind game, yuppie, lawyer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sociopath, landlord, tenant, identity theft, scam ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, violent husband, woman in danger, domestic violence, starting over, on the run, dangerous attraction, psychopath, obsessive love, revenge, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: boston, africa, usa, san francisco, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 33K
Obsessed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Things couldn't be better for Derek Charles. He's just received a big promotion at work, and has a wonderful marriage with his beautiful wife, Sharon. However, into this idyllic world steps Lisa, a temporary worker at Derek's office. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, sexy, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, unrequited love, workplace, manipulation, workplace intrigue, sexual obsession, black man white woman relationship, stalker ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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: sexy, suspense, suspenseful, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, obsession, stalker, adultery, sexual obsession, femme fatale, fatal attraction, extramarital affair, crimes of passion, family in danger, obsessive love, female psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 12K
Hush (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, emotional, serious ...
Plot: domineering mother, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, family relations, borderline personality disorder, family problems, parents and children, manipulation, obsessive love, female psychopath, pregnancy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 17K
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: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, murder, vigilante, revenge, obsession, vigilantism, rape and murder, psychopath, women, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, support group ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 21K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, mentally unstable, stalking, borderline personality disorder, journalism, lolita, revenge, female psychopath, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 42K
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, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: children, manipulation, problem child, crimes, killer child, murder, evil child, parents and children, brutality, death, boy, disbelieving adult ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, japan, asia, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 49K
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, sexy, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids, teen drama
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, teenager, fatal attraction, obsessive love, stalker, crimes, virginity, borderline personality disorder, rivalry, rapist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 19K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, lesbian, dangerous attraction, infidelity, betrayal, adultery, teenage life, dysfunctional family, teenage girl, seduction, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: family problems, haunted house, country house, twists and turns, crimes, police investigation, mystery, hospital, horse, adventure, psychopath, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: suspense, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female psychopath, obsession, psychopath, murder, mentally unstable, female killer, seduction, woman in danger, murderer, homicidal maniac, girlfriend, female assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 14K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: psychiatrist, murder, extramarital affair, lust, betrayal, doctor patient relationship, gangsters, lighthouse, manipulation, mystery, femme fatale, courtroom ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 30K
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: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, revenge, stalking, lawyer, crimes, obsession, serial killer, family in danger, psychology, chase, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 51K
Disclosure (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, tense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, oral sex, manipulation, workplace, sex, conspiracy, computer, seduction, twists and turns, vengeance, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, san francisco, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 4.8
 39K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: obsession, college, female psychopath, mentally unstable, obsessive love, murder, stalker, teenager, female stalker, lesbian, roommate, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, stalker, murder, radio, insanity, jazz, stalking, female psychopath, loneliness, manipulation, fatal attraction, femme fatale ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, pacific ocean, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Guilty as Sin (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Before a criminal lawyer knows what has happened, she is forced to defend a wife killer she knows is guilty.
Style: tense, suspenseful, erotic, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, legal investigation, murder, manipulation, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, womanizer, uncover truth, crimes, guilt ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 648
Devious Nanny (2018)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman tries to protect her family after her husband has an affair with their nanny. As her husband's co-workers are killed, she discovers everything is not what it appears to be.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, exciting ...
Plot: nanny, murder, infidelity, twists and turns, family, family problems, adulterous husband, parenthood, female psychopath, unfaithful husband, haunted by the past, adultery ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 3K
The Temp (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sexy, humorous, erotic ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, manipulation, obsession, office, business, food, disaster, twists and turns, seduction, internet, childhood ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 17K
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, police officer, home invasion, police, murder, suburbs, police investigation, hostage, corruption, violence, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 125K
One Hour Photo (2002)
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, adultery, loner, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, character study, twists and turns, paranoid, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 13K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, supernatural, murder mystery, insanity, investigation, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, woman in danger, nightmare, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 10K
Black Widow (1987)
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: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, exciting ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, women, manipulation, plot twist, twists and turns, dangerous attraction, poison, murder, black widow, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 10K
Bad Influence (1990)
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: neo noir, sexy, entertaining, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, betrayal, murder, friendship, manipulation, psychopath, frame up, home invasion, revenge, violence, corruption, twists and turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 9K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, blindness, investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, police detective, strong female character, female protagonist, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 4K
Extremities (1986)
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: tense, suspense, sexy, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: rape and revenge, revenge, home invasion, unsupportive friend, attempted rape, rapist, moral dilemma, sexualized violence, vigilantism, female protagonist, woman with a gun, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%