Movies like Misery

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Misery (1990)
 7.8
 162K
Misery (1990)
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, mentally unstable, loneliness, captivity, insanity, kidnapping, rage, escape attempt, psychopath, torture, obsessed fan, manic, search, confined, nurse, broken leg, fan, hostage, brutality, psychology, violence, writing, snow, sheriff ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa

Most similar movies to Misery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, brutality, twists & turns, dialogue, mentor and violence mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Misery: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Dead Calm (1989), Unthinkable (2010), The Collector (1965), Secret Window (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
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, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, murder, actress, haunted by the past, jealousy, forgery, pianist, newspaper, recluse, vaudeville ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 34K
Dead Calm (1989)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An Australian couple take a sailing trip in the Pacific to forget about a terrible accident. While on the open sea, in dead calm, they come across a ship with one survivor who is not at all what he seems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, ship, psychopath, married couple, australian, mysterious character, crimes, woman in danger, danger, manic, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 80K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, right and wrong, manipulation, counter terrorism, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, butterfly, danger, confined, crimes, dangerous attraction, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 168K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, psychology, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
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: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, home invasion, danger, torture, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 22K
Captivity (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sought-after images of top model, Jennifer, adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, kidnapping, torture, psychopath, escape, isolation, danger, mind game, confined, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dungeon, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 12K
Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, investigation, obsession, captive, murder, police, psychopath, serial killer, danger, burglar, robbery, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: island, murder, child abuse, maid, domestic violence, incest, investigation, dysfunctional family, bank account, reporter, anger, bar ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, crime, cannibalism, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, washington d.c., ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 348K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, captivity, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, sadist, trapped, race against time, game of death, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Lady in a Cage (1964)
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: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, psychopath, prostitute, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, chases and races, witnessing a crime, hostages ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, suburbs ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, crimes, torture, insanity, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.1
 517K
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: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 33K
Apt Pupil (1998)
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: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, blackmail, manipulation, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, teenage life, dishonesty, hidden identity, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 146K
Hard Candy (2005)
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, twist ending, psychological, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: age difference, torture, vengeance, pedophilia, sexual abuse, seduction, deception, dangerous attraction, mind game, manipulation, photographer, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.4
 4K
Homecoming (2009)
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, small town, love, secret, psycho, jealousy, torture, murder, suspicion, desire, college, female psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 235K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, confinement indoors, crime gone awry, confined, locked in a room, millionaire, robbery, thief, cat and mouse, danger, bunker, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, confined, gory, crimes, deadly, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
 138K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, captivity, isolation, danger, confined, fear, desperation, characters in danger, terrorism, buried alive, race against time, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, hotel, ghost, trapped, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, psychic, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, sexual tension, manipulations, secret identity, mistaken identity, psychopath, neo noir ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An idyllic small town is rocked when Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan), a bright and promising young woman, is abducted and tortured by a sadistic serial killer. When she manages to escape, the traumatized girl who regains consciousness in the hospital ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, serial killer, mistaken identity, sadism, small town, striptease, mind game, mystery, family relations, race against time, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gore, violence, prostitute, psychopath, stalking, park, rage, sadism, mannequin, killer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 2K
Catch Hell (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Former Hollywood star Reagan Pearce (Ryan Phillippe) is kidnapped by two men connected to his past while on location in Louisiana. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, actor, danger, isolation, crimes, confined, survival, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, artists and showbiz, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 103K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, woman in danger, danger, fear, murder, investigation, lifesaver, cell phone, control room, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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