Movies like Misery

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Misery (1990)
 7.8
 157K
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, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, loneliness, psychopath, insanity, kidnapping, torture, escape attempt, rage, obsessed fan, manic, broken leg, nurse, search, confined, hostage, brutality, violence, psychology, writing, writer's life, fan, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: colorado, usa

Most similar movies to Misery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, brutality, dialogue, crimes, psychology, storytelling and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Misery: The Collector (1965), Funny Games (2007), Bad Samaritan (2018), Dolores Claiborne (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991). 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, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, murder, recluse, aging, vaudeville, insanity, forgery, haunted by the past, pianist, newspaper ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, mentally unstable, collector, butterfly, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.5
 80K
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, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostages, serial killer, danger, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 11K
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: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, obsession, captive, investigation, murder, police, psychopath, danger, burglar, rescue, robbery, confession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: island, murder, child abuse, maid, domestic violence, incest, dysfunctional family, investigation, reporter, bar, anger, bank account ...
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, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, cannibalism, crime, murder, fbi, killings, special agents, psychology, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: scary, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, torture, stalking, captivity, model, escape, drugged, gory, psychopath, mind game, capture, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, dungeon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 151K
Falling Down (1993)
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: rough, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: losing-it hero, anger, traffic jam, birthday, violence, urban decay, vandalism, gang, rocket launcher, convenience store, retirement, pier ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: elevator, mansion, psychopath, prostitute, crime, murder, serial killer, hostages, prison, isolation, kidnapping, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 496K
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, twist ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, brutality, revenge, torture, crime, vigilantism, moral ambiguity, maze ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.6
 1.2M
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, danger, captivity, kidnapping, confined, crimes, deadly, survival, gory, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 340K
Saw (2004)
Genre: 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, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, torture, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, race against time, game of death, sadist, gory, chained ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 135K
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: captivity, survival, isolation, danger, confined, terrorism, desperation, fear, characters in danger, race against time, buried alive, coffin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 230K
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: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, home invasion, secret room, locked in a room, heist, heist gone wrong, survival, burglary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 144K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: age difference, vengeance, sexual abuse, torture, pedophilia, deception, mind game, seduction, manipulation, justice, vigilante, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, stalker, alarm, prostitute, voyeur, jealousy, argument, death, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, small town, desire, cheerleader, psycho, suspicion, murder, love, blood, secret, college, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 32K
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: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, holocaust, blackmail, manipulation, high school, torture, secret identity, german, new identity, interview, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: california, usa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 164K
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, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, murder, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, paranoia, nervous breakdown, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, rejection, murder, obsession, jealousy, friendship, secret identity, manipulations, sexual tension, mistaken identity, complex characters, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, venice, atlantic ocean, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, twins, psychopath, mentally unstable, serial killer, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, family relations, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.6
 53K
Funny Games (1997)
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: tense, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: sadism, family in danger, serial killer, psychopath, vacation, postmodernism, murderous pair, violence spree, crime, violence, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 7K
Targets (1968)
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, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sniper, serial killer, psychopath, murder, filmmaking, aging, crime, movie star, vietnam veteran, crimes, deadly, actor's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, starting over, woman in danger, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 36K
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 ⇓
32%
 8.4
 736K
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, danger, hotel, insanity, ghost, evil, family in danger, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, maze, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 41K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, youth, mystery, danger, murder, psychologist, isolation, crimes, teenage life, police investigation, deadly, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
Place: wales, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, psychological, tense ...
Plot: murder, small town, psychopath, killer, neo noir, sheriff, deputy, sadism, danger, crimes, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 60K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspenseful, scary, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, danger, isolation, youth, frostbite, wilderness, ski lift, forces of nature, ski resort, stranded, buddies, skiing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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