Movies like Misery

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Misery (1990)
 7.8
 179K
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 mercy.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, psycho film, scary, tense, atmospheric, intense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, isolation, mentally unstable, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, snow, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan, rage, escape attempt, blizzard, search, psychology, confined, torture, sadistic killer, nurse, fan, broken leg, hostage, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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, danger, psychopath, psychology, obsession, storytelling and serial killer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Misery: The Shining (1980), The Good Son (1993), Lady in a Cage (1964), The Collector (1965), Homecoming (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 870K
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, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, psychic, nervous breakdown, hotel, psychopath, ghost, trapped, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.4
 36K
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, teens
Plot: murder, children, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sadism, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, usa, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, newspaper, pianist, actress, jealousy, family relations, brat, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, survival ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, isolation, missing person, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, love, small town, female psychopath, secret, jealousy, murder, torture, suspicion, desire, college, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, haunted by the past, asthma, family in danger, danger, domestic disturbance, loss of child, child, psychopath, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 66K
Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, 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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, sole survivor, danger, stranded, mountain, youth, ski resort, survival horror, snow, skiing, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 31K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, woman in danger, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, isolation, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 19K
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, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, stalking, dangerous attraction, high school, female psychopath, hospital, obsessive love, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ 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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, faked death, marital abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 89K
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, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, psychological torture, brutality, family in danger, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 6K
Shrew's Nest (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Spain, 1950s. Montse's agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she lost her youth raising. But one day, a reckless young neighbor, Carlos, falls down the stairwell and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary, tense ...
Plot: isolation, hidden, murder, secret, agoraphobia, hallucination, neighbor, confined, obsession, family relations, mentally unstable, orphan ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 147K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
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: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, confined, captivity, danger, buried alive, desperation, fear, terrorism, characters in danger, race against time, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 113K
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, dishonesty, undercover, impersonating, rivalry, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 11K
Boxing Helena (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, obsessive love, obsession, power relations, crimes of passion, sexual dysfunction, unfulfilled love, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, estate, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 909
Serialized (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After getting dropped by her publisher, celebrated novelist Hannah Ryan uses the negative forces in her life to inspire the creation of a pulp crime serial that posts new chapters to subscriber's devices every week. The initial release is a ...
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, bleak, psycho film ...
Plot: homicidal maniac, obsessed fan, devious, fan, writer's life, violence, rage, insanity, danger, manic, fame, serial killer ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 24K
Greta (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young woman returns an elderly widow’s lost purse, leading to an unlikely relationship between the two — until the young woman discovers her elder might not be all that she seems.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, trapped, kidnapping, stalker, held captive, older woman younger woman relationship, female villain, trap, father daughter relationship, roommate, murder ...
Place: paris france, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 36K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, college life, female psychopath, roommate, danger, murder, obsessive love, medication, social relations, student life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, sexual content, friendship, workplace intrigue, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 14K
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, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, knife murder, serial killer, gory, gore, violence spree, violence, murder, stalking, mentally unstable, prostitute, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, danger, isolation, deadly, crimes, psychopath, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, victim ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, serial murder, crimes, crime, profiler, investigation, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.4M
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, crime, police investigation, master criminal, investigation, psychopath, police detective, police, neo noir, torture, killings ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: united states, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 26K
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, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, violence, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, lookalikes, wannabe, manic, manipulations, haunted by the past, woman in danger, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 44K
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, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, youth, danger, claustrophobia, psychologist, twists & turns, bunker, psychology, survival, isolation, mystery, school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 2K
The Fan (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A record store clerk is an obsessed fan of an actress of stage and screen (Lauren Bacall). However when his letters are rejected, the fan strikes out at the actresses friends, then at her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, murder, obsessed fan, woman in danger, actor's life, stalking, mentally unstable, slasher, crime, danger, crimes, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, isolation, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, newlyweds, vengeance, lake or river ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 39K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, satire, ghost, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, nervous breakdown, polish ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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