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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
 6.6
 37K
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, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, family in danger, danger, asthma, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood, manipulations, rivalry, hospital, suicide, female psychopath, baby, abortion, family problems, disfigurement, deadly, doctors, moral ambiguity ...
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 suspenseful, serious, suspense and psychological films with plots about murder, obsession, vengeance, revenge, psychopath, danger and catastrophe mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Fatal Attraction (1987), Single White Female (1992), The Roommate (2011), Fear (1996). 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, on the run, haunted by the past, faked death, marital abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: infidelity, sexual obsession, obsession, adultery, extramarital affair, crimes of passion, family in danger, sexualized violence, dangerous attraction, danger, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, manipulation, lookalikes, haunted by the past, psychopath, wannabe, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 35K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, female psychopath, college life, roommate, danger, murder, medication, social relations, student life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 39K
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: sexual, suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, rapist, virginity, danger, fatal attraction, rivalry, couples, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
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: mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family relations, pregnancy, domineering mother, farm, parents and children, family problems, manipulations, couple relations, manipulation, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kentucky, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 176K
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, psycho film, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, female psychopath, rage, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, female psychopath, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 29K
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: obsessive love, obsession, fatal attraction, dangerous attraction, stalking, black man white woman relationship, workplace, workplace intrigue, wooing, danger, promotion, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 35K
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, children, sociopath, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, asia, japan, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 17K
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, erotic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.9
 16K
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, false accusation, journalism, fatal attraction, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.9
 13K
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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, infidelity, psychiatrist, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, gangsters, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
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, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, friendship, sexual content, graphic violence, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 25K
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, family in danger, stalking, neo noir, small town, crime, crimes, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 79K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, conspiracy, bomb, paranoia, murder, neo noir, professor, fbi, uncover truth, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 13K
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: murder, obsession, rape, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, support group, vigilantism, justice, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 45K
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, sexual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual harassment, obsession, workplace, manipulation, promotion, false accusation, boss and employee, vengeance, power relations, rivalry, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 12K
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, danger, woman in danger, deadly, supernatural ability, investigation, haunted by the past, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, office, murder, workplace romance, investigation, psychopath, femme fatale, obsession, manipulation, deadly, obnoxious boss, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 13K
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, rough, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally unstable, obsession, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, unrequited love, ex husband, jealousy, stalking, insanity, betrayal, deception, frame up ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 519
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, exciting ...
Plot: nanny, murder, infidelity, adulterous husband, haunted by the past, adultery, female psychopath, family problems, unfaithful husband, family, parenthood, danger ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 111K
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, intense, scary ...
Plot: obsession, cheating, loner, voyeurism, infidelity, stalker, mind game, undercover, dishonesty, impersonating, love affair, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 14K
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, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.3
 1K
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, serious, bleak, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, murder, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, sexy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mind game, infidelity, couple relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, love triangle, vengeance, couples, dishonesty, crimes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: suspenseful, sexy, exciting, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, investigation, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, erotic thriller, crime, poison, fatal attraction, manipulation, secret identity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, murder, womanizer, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, crime, legal investigation, uncover truth, manipulation, mind game, danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, uncover truth, manipulations, haunted by the past, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty, crimes, abuse, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, slasher, crimes, crime, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%