Movies like Misery

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Misery (1990)
 7.8
 157K
Misery
Genre: Crime, 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 mercy.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, atmospheric, disturbing, suspense, serious, intense, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, insanity, loneliness, hostage, brutality, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, psychopath, rage, manic, violence, psychology, writing, torture, writer's life, survival, complex characters, search, book, broken leg, nurse, escape attempt, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa

Most similar movies to Misery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, dialogue, brutality, storytelling, violence and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Misery: Dolores Claiborne (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Apt Pupil (1998), Funny Games (1997), Homecoming (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dolores Claiborne
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, mystery, child abuse, investigation, dysfunctional family, small town, island, sexual abuse, maid, parents and children, domestic violence, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Silence of the Lambs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, cannibalism, psychopath, psychology, brutality, mind game, murder, violence, special agents, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   95%
 
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, insanity, hollywood, murder, dysfunctional family, guilt, loneliness, torture, violence, sisters, psychology, camp ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 32K
Apt Pupil
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, manipulation, high school, torture, nazi, obsession, male nudity, nazis, death, jews, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   71%
 
 7.6
 53K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
 5.4
 4K
Homecoming
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, small town, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, kidnapping, confined, love, murder, blood, college, secret, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   100%
 
 7.1
 144K
Hard Candy
Genre: Crime, 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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, justice, brutality, child abuse, age difference, deception, vigilante, vigilantism, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
 7.4
 7K
Targets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran quietly plans to go on a mass shooting spree. At the same time, an elderly horror film star prepares to make a public appearance at a drive-in theater.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, aging, violence, sniper, violent, runaway, visceral, brutality, crime, paranoid, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, asia, california, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   55%
 
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Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   60%
 
Lady in a Cage
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: crime, murder, elevator, serial killer, isolation, kidnapping, violence, brutality, violent, prison, hostages, pornography ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
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, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
City of Ghosts
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, cerebral ...
Plot: crime, betrayal, hotel, cons and scams, violence, kidnapping, father son relationship, mentor, redemption, crime gone awry, chases and races, neo-noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   55%
 
 7.3
 69K
Frailty
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, insanity, single father, plot twist, childhood, guilt, blood, mechanic, angel, sheriff, god ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: texas, usa, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, vengeance, crime, cannibalism, fbi, violence, revenge, torture, blood, special agents, psychiatrist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, florence, venice, italy, florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   38%
 
 7.4
 20K
Thief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, stylized, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, vengeance, betrayal, mafia, gangster, robbery, organized crime, gunfight, bank robbery, surveillance, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, new jersey, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
 7.5
 51K
Marathon Man
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, nazi, torture, paranoia, violence, greed, murder, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, uruguay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   35%
 
 7.9
 379K
Nightcrawler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: dark humor, clever, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, crime, obsession, greed, manipulation, police investigation, violence, neo noir, murder, sociopath, losing-it hero, ethics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
 225K
Red Dragon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, investigation, murder, fbi, mentor, cannibalism, psychopath, torture, blindness, police investigation, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., chicago illinois, florida, atlanta georgia, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
 7.5
 325K
Collateral
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime, assassin, organized crime, violence, murder, storytelling, taxi driver, loneliness, anti heroes, police investigation, stylish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
 7.1
 56K
Blue Ruin
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, revenge, vigilantism, neo-noir, homeless, vigilante, gory, violence, brutality, violent, visceral, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
 6.9
 3K
Chronicles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, journalism, prison, manipulation, police investigation, guilt, murder, murder mystery, psychopath, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, ecuador, new jersey, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, betrayal, violence, hostage, ransom, twists & turns, hostages, male nudity, plot twist, father daughter relationship, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, road movie, serious ...
Plot: violence, obsession, midlife crisis, depression, insanity, vigilante, crime, anger, losing-it hero, chase, traffic jam, birthday ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Reservation Road
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, emotional, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, lawyer, vengeance, investigation, obsession, family, dysfunctional family, redemption, justice, dealing with death, guilt, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   37%
 
 6.1
 4K
Oxygen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, crime, chase, serial killer, murder, psychology, twists & turns, fbi, master criminal, mysterious character, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, psychological, stylized, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, obsession, homosexuality, gay, identity, rejection, neo noir, friendship, guilt, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
No Country for Old Men
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, hitman, greed, gunfight, morality, violence, serial killer, brutality, neo noir, money, assassin, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
 7K
Black Widow
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, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 7.0
 23K
The Grifters
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young short-con grifter suffers both injury and the displeasure of reuniting with his criminal mother, all the while dating an unpredictable young lady.
Style: bleak, tense, cynical, stylized, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, neo-noir, neo noir, con artists, greed, twists & turns, police investigation, noir, intrigue, crime gone awry, train ride ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   26%
 
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