Movies like Hard Candy

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Hard Candy (2005)
 7.1
 150K
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, rough, tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: age difference, pedophile, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, manipulation, sociopath, seduction, deception, justice, child abuse, mind game, sexual torture, vigilantism, older man younger woman relationship, photographer, insanity, adolescence, castration, brutality, strong sexual content, sadist, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

Most similar movies to Hard Candy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and disturbing films with plots about murder, brutality, violence, revenge, vengeance, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Hard Candy: Trust (2010), Prisoners (2013), Megan Is Missing (2011), One Hour Photo (2002), The Quiet (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 40K
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, sincere, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, investigation, parents and children, family in crisis, child rape, teenage life, internet, school, obsession, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 562K
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, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, disappearance, crime, torture, vigilantism, child abduction, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: internet, found footage, best friends, deathtrap, missing person, teenage girl, danger, boy, party girl, chat room, perversity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 15K
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
Plot: incest, mute or deaf, orphan, murder, godparent, society, mind game, family problems, crimes, rivalry, dysfunctional family, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 174K
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, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious ...
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%
 4.9
 74K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile, Israel
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: brutal, psychological, suspense, sexy, awful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: threesome, torture, seductress, rape, female psychopath, violence, home invasion, married man, seduction, female nudity, sex, infidelity ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.8
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, dangerous attraction, mentally unstable, false accusation, journalism, crimes, teenage life, revenge, stalking, fatal attraction, erotic thriller ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ 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: teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: rapist, unsupportive friend, revenge, vigilantism, moral dilemma, rape and revenge, attempted rape, home invasion, torture, switching roles, confinement indoors, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 54K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, disturbing, cult film ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, vengeance, family in danger, revenge, brutality, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 11K
Dread (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.
Style: disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nightmare, mind game, social relations, human nature, manipulations, dishonesty, obsession, youth, college, rivalry, fear, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 16K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, kidnapping, forced prostitution, sex slavery, child molestation, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex trade, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, usa, mexico, texas, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 181K
Sleepers (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, sadistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, vengeance, rape, prison rape, pedophilia, childhood, courtroom drama, crime, torture, lawyer, haunted by the past, friendship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york yankees, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 89K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, prison, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, rivalry, power relations, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, disturbing, harsh ...
Plot: revenge, rape, trust, sex, airport, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: tense, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: small town, robbery, mafia, self defense, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, child abuse, torture, rape, sadist, child molestation, torment, cruelty, nudity (full frontal - brief), suffering, sister, victim ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, contemporary, year 1958
Place: america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, missing person, isolation, captivity, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: surprise ending, serious, tense, twist ending, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, justice, murder, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, master criminal, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ 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: disturbing, serious, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: murder, danger, obsession, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, supernatural, vengeance, ocean or sea, dark secret, female psychopath, curse, denial ...
Time: 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.2
 10K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, small town, faked death, mental illness, mystery, small town life, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, railroad crossing, schizophrenia, guilt ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sexual obsession, infidelity, obsession, adultery, extramarital affair, family in danger, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, terrorizing, family problems, crimes of passion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
 28K
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: erotic thriller, murder, strong sexual content, psychopath, neighbor, dangerous attraction, voyeurism, apartment building, mind game, investigation, video surveillance, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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
Plot: murder, danger, sociopath, children, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, psycho, problem child ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine, japan, asia, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 395K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, emotional, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, child abuse, death in the family, sexual abuse, child rape, child molestation, pedophilia, loss of daughter, murder, vigilantism, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%