Movies like Misery

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Misery (1990)
 7.8
 186K
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: obsession, loneliness, insanity, mentally unstable, captivity, isolation, female psychopath, psychopath, snow, manic, kidnapping, obsessed fan, rage, blizzard, escape attempt, search, stephen king, psychology, confined, sociopath, torture, sadistic killer, nurse, fan, hostage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa

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Most similar movies to Misery

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, suspenseful, suspense and serious films with plots about murder, obsession, psychology, twists & turns, storytelling, psychopath and brutality mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like Misery: The Shining (1980), The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The Good Son (1993), The Collector (1965), Swimfan (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 903K
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, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: isolation, insanity, evil, supernatural, danger, stephen king, nervous breakdown, psychic, hotel, ghost, psychopath, trapped ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1920s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado, oregon, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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, suspense, twists and turns, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, asthma, vengeance, danger, family in danger, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, psychopath, family, loss of child, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 37K
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: children, murder, problem child, sociopath, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, deception, sadism, disbelieving adult, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, usa, asia, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, twist ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, old mansion, kidnapping, murder, jealousy, family relations, actress, newspaper, pianist, forgery, brat ...
Time: 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s, year 1917 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 7.6
 10K
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, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, captivity, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, obsessive love, female psychopath, dangerous attraction, high school, hospital, swimming, frame up, teenage life, insanity, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, prostitute, psychopath, woman in danger, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, crimes, kidnapping, serial killer, hostage ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 32K
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, woman in danger, stalking, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, security guard, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, female psychopath, love, small town, jealousy, secret, college, suspicion, desire, torture, murder, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, psychopath, obsessive love, on the run, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, marital abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 91K
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: brutal, psychological, rough, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: torture, psychopath, serial killer, hostage, home invasion, danger, murder, brutality, torment, bad guy wins, psychological torture, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 68K
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, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, ski resort, sole survivor, isolation, danger, mountain, youth, skiing, friends, frostbite, death, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 183K
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: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 115K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, loner, cheating, psychopath as protagonist, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, stalker, theft, undercover, impersonating, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: agoraphobia, murder, secret, danger, mentally unstable, obsession, isolation, family relations, hidden, female psychopath, sister sister relationship, religion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, obsessive love, obsession, crimes of passion, power relations, unfulfilled love, sexual dysfunction, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, estate, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 961
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, psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: search, fan, homicidal maniac, manic, insanity, rage, violence, sadistic killer, devious, serial killer, psycho terror, fame ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 26K
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: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense ...
Plot: obsessive love, obsession, trapped, stalker, older woman younger woman relationship, female villain, held captive, kidnapping, trap, nightmare, murder, roommate ...
Place: paris france, france, united states, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 1.5M
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, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, neo noir, master criminal, police investigation, police detective, twists & turns, police, psychology ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 27K
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, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ 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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twist ending, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, serial murder, kidnapping, psychologist, psychopath, profiler, crime, crimes, investigation, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ 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, wannabe, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, borderline personality disorder, lookalikes, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 40K
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: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, psychopath, deadly, crimes, missing person, insanity, imprisonment, twins, attic, audition ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 9K
Alone (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A recently widowed traveler is kidnapped by a cold blooded killer, only to escape into the wilderness where she is forced to battle against the elements as her pursuer closes in on her.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, escape, maniac, cruelty, hunter, wilderness, woman in danger, foot chase, cabin in the woods, psychopath, road trip, sadist ...
Place: oregon
⇓ 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, crimes, crime, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ 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, claustrophobia, youth, danger, twists & turns, bunker, psychologist, psychology, mystery, survival, school, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 117
Blind Turn (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Samantha Holt had the perfect life with a handsome fiancée and a future that couldn’t look brighter. But an unexpected turn on a dark lonely road puts her on a collision course with Bruce Miller, a devoted family man who descends into madness ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, captivity, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, confined, family tragedy, drunk driving, vengeance, woman in danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Perfect Host (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, twist ending, intense ...
Plot: dinner party, hidden identity, twists & turns, mind game, crimes, human nature, chases and races, rivalry, on the run, heist, intercom, photo album ...
Place: usa, los angeles, australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hidden Face (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: missing person, disappearance, missing woman, infidelity, couples, jealousy, social isolation, bunker, captive, secret room, locked in a room, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, spain, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%