Movies like Hard Candy

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Hard Candy (2005)
 7.0
 160K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful, intense, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pedophile, dangerous attraction, age difference, deception, pedophilia, torture, vengeance, manipulation, seduction, castration, child abuse, sexual abuse, sociopath, mind game, vigilantism, justice, older man younger woman relationship, sexual torture, sexual perversion, photographer, insanity, graphic violence, brutality, sadist, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Hard Candy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, psychological, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, brutality, vengeance, revenge, manipulation, obsession and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Hard Candy: Trust (2010), The Crush (1993), Gone Girl (2014), One Hour Photo (2002), Megan Is Missing (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 42K
Trust (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A suburban family is torn apart when fourteen-year-old Annie meets her first boyfriend online. After months of communicating via online chat and phone, Annie discovers her friend is not who he originally claimed to be. Shocked into disbelief, her ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, innocence lost, investigation, bullying, teenage life, youth, child sexual abuse, child rape, parents and children, pedophile, teenage girl, underage girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, milwaukee wisconsin, cleveland ohio, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.8
 20K
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, female psychopath, fatal attraction, mentally unstable, stalking, false accusation, journalism, teenage life, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 950K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, missing wife, investigation, manipulation, femme fatale, disappearance, infidelity, adultery, manipulative woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, missouri, new york, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 122K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, intense ...
Plot: obsession, loner, psychopath as protagonist, loneliness, adultery, voyeurism, insanity, cheating, stalker, theft, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Megan Is Missing (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Fictional drama based on actual events, about two teenage girls who encounter an Internet predator.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: found footage, internet, teenage girl, missing person, deathtrap, rape, perversity, best friends, torture, murder, bullying, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, rape, torture, sadist, cruelty, child molestation, nudity (full frontal - brief), helplessness, torment, controversy, sister ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: new york, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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, psychopath, haunted by the past, support group, vengeance, vigilante, legal action, loss of daughter, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 92K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, Israel, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Style: suspense, brutal, sexy, bad ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: seductress, threesome, torture, seduction, female on male rape, female villain, female psychopath, rape, home invasion, female domination, married man, female rapist ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 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, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, infidelity, adultery, teenage life, betrayal, manipulation, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, tense, sexy, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, obsessive love, stalker, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, swimming, hospital, teenager, female stalker, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 47K
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, sexual, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, fatal attraction, teenager, rapist, rivalry, crimes, virginity, family relations, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 4K
Homecoming (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A jealous woman (Mischa Barton) plots revenge after her former beau (Matt Long) returns to their hometown with a pretty new girlfriend (Jessica Stroup).
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, love, small town, jealousy, cheerleader, suspicion, desire, murder, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, 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, extramarital affair, crimes of passion, female psychopath, obsession, family in danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, terrorizing, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 561K
Oldboy (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years, a desperate businessman seeks revenge on his captors.
Style: bleak, brutal, twist ending, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, incest, father daughter incest, vengeance, mind game, older man younger woman relationship, loneliness, confined, brother sister incest, sin, torture, solitary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, year 1988, 2000s ...
Place: korea, asia, new york, south korea, seoul ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Red White & Blue (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A woman attracts the attention of a psychotic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, mental illness, terminal illness, cruelty, promiscuity, mentally unstable, couples, estrangement, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: texas, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 678K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 17K
The Quiet (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After her widowed father dies, deaf teenager Dot moves in with her godparents, Olivia and Paul Deer. The Deers' daughter, Nina, is openly hostile to Dot, but that does not prevent her from telling her secrets to her silent stepsister, including ...
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: incest, incestuous relationship, father daughter incest, murder, teenage girl, mute or deaf, orphan, crimes, godparent, society, mind game, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: trust, airport, vengeance, rape, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, rape and revenge, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 96K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, serial killer, hostage, home invasion, brutality, torment, murder, bad guy wins, family in danger, maniac, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 41K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, confined, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 10K
Fatale (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective.
Style: twists and turns, intense, psychological, disturbing, suspense
Plot: seduction, marital infidelity, married man, sex scene, female psychopath, extramarital affair, adultery, lie, one night stand, psychological manipulation, seductress, manipulation ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 11K
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, woman in danger, mentally unstable, captivity, hostage, confined, dangerous attraction, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
 31K
Sliver (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman moves into an apartment in Manhattan and learns that the previous tenant's life ended mysteriously after they fell from the balcony.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, neighbor, hidden camera, murder, voyeurism, strong sexual content, psychopath, stalking, apartment building, trapped, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Anger stemming from being abused as a child drives an alcoholic's daughter to kill as an adult.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: murder, obsession, ocean, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, psychopath, mermaid ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, suspense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, asthma, family in danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, family, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, female psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, seattle, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, mental illness, lookalikes, wannabe, psychopath, manipulation, woman in danger, haunted by the past, manic, dangerous attraction, violence, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: manipulation, seduction, femme fatale, betrayal, obsession, murder, cheating boyfriend, psychopath, infidelity, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, sexuality ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial couple, interracial relations, neighbor, racism, family problems, rivalry, society, husband wife relationship, suburbs, obsession, corrupt cop, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspenseful, suspense, 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, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%