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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
 6.6
 34K
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, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy, intense, interesting ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood, manipulations, rivalry, hospital, suicide, female psychopath, abortion, family problems, disfigurement, deadly, doctors, moral ambiguity, mentally unstable, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco

Most similar movies to The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, obsession, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Single White Female (1992), The Roommate (2011), Fear (1996), Hush (1998). 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, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, starting over, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, basement, lookalikes, manipulations, haunted by the past, psychopath, woman in danger, wannabe, manic, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.9
 33K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, social relations, student life, woman in danger, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 37K
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, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, crimes, dishonesty, couples, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 9K
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, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, pregnancy, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family relations, family problems, danger, woman in danger, domestic disturbance, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 16K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, dangerous attraction, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ 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, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, sexual obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, terrorizing, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 18K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 76K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, paranoia, murder, blueprint, politics, neighbor, fbi, professor, bomb, terrorist, obsession, widow widower ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, journalism, false accusation, psychopath, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, journalist, stalking, revenge, erotic thriller, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 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: tense, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, obsession, rape, psychopath, haunted by the past, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, obsession, roommate, woman in danger, workplace intrigue, crimes, rivalry, friendship, deadly, mentally unstable, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, rivalry, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, hidden identity, couples, family problems, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, psychopath, womanizer, crimes, crime, uncover truth, legal investigation, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, dedicated lawyer, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 3K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, danger, woman in danger, crimes, haunted by the past, deadly, abuse, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 24K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, small town, murder, lawyer, family in danger, stalking, woman in danger, neo noir, drowning, mind game, poison, boat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, mind game, murder, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love affair, family problems, unfulfillment, obsession, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
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, yuppie, mind game, lodger, danger, urban, rivalry, mastermind, eviction, mysterious character, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: psychological, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsession, kidnapping, infidelity, psychopath, nanny, danger, journalism, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 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, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, obsessed fan, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, woman in danger, danger, crime, price of fame, maniac ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 1K
Malicious (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mystery woman turns vengeful after a college athlete dumps her following a one-night stand.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, danger, athlete's life, crimes, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, college, rivalry, psychopath, college life, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.
Style: erotic, sexual, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nudity (topless - notable), murder, femme fatale, obsession, betrayal, vengeance, manipulation, family, sexual relations, crimes, who done it, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 42K
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, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, dishonesty, workplace intrigue, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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
Plot: murder, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, asia, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, danger, stalking, mind game, obsession, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 16K
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: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, danger, obsession, trial, single parent, courtroom drama, legal action, blackmail, court case, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 12K
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, erotic ...
Plot: murder, extramarital affair, psychiatrist, infidelity, betrayal, family problems, love triangle, femme fatale, gangsters, mystery, dangerous attraction, lust ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 8K
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, tense, serious, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, danger, woman in danger, couples, dishonesty, deadly, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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