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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, child, loss of child, family, parenthood, rivalry, hospital, manipulations, suicide, psychopath, female psychopath, doctors, moral ambiguity, deadly, family problems, abortion, disfigurement, mentally unstable, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, obsession, vengeance, danger, psychopath, deadly and crimes mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle: Single White Female (1992), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Roommate (2011), Fear (1996), Fatal Attraction (1987). 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, violence, basement, surprise party, stalker, mental illness, remote control, business card, ice cream, puppy, photograph, vandalism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, on the run, starting over, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, roommate, murder, medication, college life, danger, woman in danger, social relations, student life, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ 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, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, couples, crimes, dishonesty, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, erotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, sexual obsession, extramarital affair, family in danger, lawyer, vengeance, knife murder, stalking, yuppie, strong sexual content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: farm, mentally unstable, borderline personality disorder, horse, domineering mother, dysfunctional family, pregnancy, mystery, domestic disturbance, couple relations, estate, parents and children ...
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: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, high school, sexual relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, manipulations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, deadly, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ 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, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, dangerous attraction, hospital, swimming, teenage life, frame up, mental illness, murder, insanity, manipulation ...
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, fbi, professor, bomb, politics, neighbor, blueprint, terrorist, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia, kansas
⇓ 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, suspense, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, journalist, psychopath, journalism, false accusation, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, murder, danger, mentally unstable, friendship, workplace intrigue, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, murder, martial arts, gun, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime, support group, vigilantism, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, crime, murder, womanizer, uncover truth, psychopath, legal investigation, crimes, amateur detective, hotshot lawyer, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, lawyer, neo noir, poison, dog, boat, girl, mind game, murder, family in danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, manipulations, woman in danger, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past, crimes, abuse, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspense, tense, clever, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, lodger, mind game, yuppie, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, extreme violence, staircase, ladder, attempted murder, cheating, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, hidden identity, gory, crumbling marriage, mind game, stalking, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sociopath, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, sadism, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, violence, jealousy, argument, voyeur, prostitute, alarm, death, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, serious ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, murder, actor's life, actress, stalking, slasher, mentally unstable, crime, danger, woman in danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, crumbling marriage, obsession, couple relations, love affair, love triangle, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 3K
The Temp (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: office, serial killer, femme fatale, murder, investigation, psychopath, obnoxious boss, gory, obsession, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mind game, danger, breakup, couple relations, woman in danger, vengeance, rivalry, psychopath, fatal attraction, stalking, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
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: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, obsession, murder, manipulation, betrayal, family, nudity (topless - notable), vengeance, romance, manipulations, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, danger, college, deadly, medical student, couples, athlete's life, dangerous attraction, college life, haunted by the past, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: erotic, twists and turns, serious, sexual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, love triangle, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, crimes, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, crime, serial killer, obsession, investigation, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, power relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.3
 3K
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: suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, torture, vengeance, rapist, vigilantism, submission, moral dilemma, confined, rivalry, switching roles, crimes, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, scary ...
Plot: nanny, investigation, obsession, infidelity, kidnapping, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, couples, journalism, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, femme fatale, betrayal, gangsters, lust, mystery, dangerous attraction, manipulations, sister, treatment ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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