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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
 6.6
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Original name: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
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 nail-biting suspense builds quickly in this chilling psychological thriller about deception and bitter revenge.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense, serious, realistic, bad ending, psychological, neo noir, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, family in danger, danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, loss of child, manipulations, rivalry, parenthood, family, deadly, asthma attack, abortion, family problems, obsessive love, child, malice, hospital, suicide, female psychopath, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco

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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, serious, suspense and psychological films with plots about murder, obsession, psychopath, danger, vengeance, crimes and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Single White Female (1992), Swimfan (2002), Misery (1990), Obsessed (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, domestic violence, obsession, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, obsessive love, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, on the run, faked death ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, twist ending, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, wannabe, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, lookalikes, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
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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, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, stalker, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, swimming, high school, hospital, teenager, female stalker, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 196K
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: insanity, obsession, loneliness, mentally unstable, psychopath, captivity, female psychopath, isolation, obsessed fan, snow, manic, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.0
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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, sexy, disturbing, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, stalking, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, black man white woman relationship, unrequited love, workplace, workplace intrigue, female psychopath, female stalker, wooing ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 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: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, couple relations, manipulations, manipulation, woman in danger, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, erotic, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual obsession, adultery, infidelity, crimes of passion, extramarital affair, obsession, family in danger, dishonesty, danger, dangerous attraction, terrorizing, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 45K
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, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, danger, fatal attraction, rapist, teenager, rivalry, crimes, virginity, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 39K
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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, problem child, children, parents and children, danger, sociopath, disbelieving adult, manipulation, crimes, deception, sadism, child protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, usa, asia, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 18K
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, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, manipulation, obsessive love, infidelity, teenage life, destructive relationship, adultery, high school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 594
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: nanny, murder, infidelity, family problems, danger, haunted by the past, adulterous husband, family, parenthood, unfaithful husband, female psychopath, obsession ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perfect Nanny (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon her release from a mental institution where she was recovering from a suicide attempt, Andrea McBride applies for the position of nanny for a handsome, wealthy surgeon, Dr. James Lewis, a widower with two children. Another applicant is hired, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: nanny, obsession, parents and children, under the surface, murder, danger, crimes, deadly, family relations, femme fatale, graphic violence, matricide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 19K
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, fatal attraction, erotic thriller, female psychopath, mentally unstable, stalking, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.2
 16K
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: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rape, vigilantism, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, psychopath, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, martial arts ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, lust, femme fatale, manipulation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ 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, female psychopath, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, roommate, sexual content, workplace intrigue, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, clever, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, manipulation, mind game, yuppie, lodger, con artists, cheating, deadly, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 28K
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, tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, stalking, danger, small town, crime, crimes, revenge, chase, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Roommate (2011)
Genre: 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: psychological thriller, suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, female psychopath, female stalker, mentally unstable, obsessive love, college, college life, jealousy, roommate, danger, murder, medication ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
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Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: suspense, psychological thriller, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, ex husband ex wife relationship, mentally unstable, insanity, stalking, jealousy, unrequited love, deception, betrayal, ex husband, frame up, divorce ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.1
 49K
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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ 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, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, horse, hospital, haunted house, twists & turns, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 653
The Babysitter (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Overprotective mother Liz Benedict meets 18 year-old orphan Joanna Redwine and hires her as house help and live-in companion to rambunctious daughter Tara. Liz's husband Jeff isn't too thrilled with the arrangement, and his fears soon ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, murder, psychopath, womanizer, woman in danger, crime, legal investigation, manipulation, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, deadly, danger, supernatural ability, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: office, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, workplace romance, murder, femme fatale, obsession, manipulation, dangerous attraction, workplace intrigue, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, psychopath, island, couple relations, danger, newlyweds, honeymoon, insanity, wilderness, lake or river, isolation, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 16K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, family in danger, danger, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, scary, twists and turns ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%