Movies like The Paper Boy

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The Paper Boy (1994)
 4.8
 1K
The Paper Boy (1994)
Original name: The Paperboy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A paper-boy murders an old lady only to lure her family from the city out to the country. As each day passes the paper-boy tries to make friends with the family. Once the family sees what a sicko he is, they banish him from their lifes. Then the terror begins.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, family relations, danger, homecoming, stalking, small town, estate, paperboy, psychological thriller, killer child, murder, son murders father, crimes, small town life, couples, deadly, gory, golden years, female nudity, redhead, single parent, patricide, revenge ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to The Paper Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about crimes, deadly, psychopath, murder, danger, obsession and stalking mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Paper Boy: Knife Edge (2009), The Landlady (1998), The Neighbor (1993), Don't Hang Up (1974), A Demon in My View (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 944
Knife Edge (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A successful Wall Street trader returns to England with her new husband and five-year-old son, but their new start together turns into a nightmare when they move into a country house which contains a terrible secret.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, couple relations, babies and infants, wall street, death in the family, deadly, couples, gory, serial killer, immigrants, estate ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.2
 516
The Landlady (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, scary
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, psychopath, blind ambition, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, disobey, split personality, murder, danger, stalking, spouse killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 415
The Neighbor (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young couple, Mary and John, awaiting a baby is in search for a house when they decide to buy that lovely old villa they found by coincidence. What they both do not know is that Myron, the owner of that villa and their new neigbour, is a dangerous ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, mind bending, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, danger, dangerous attraction, deadly, obsession, murder, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.2
 453
Don't Hang Up (1974)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dutiful grand-daughter goes home to take care of her elderly grandmother. Once there, she finds herself trapped inside the house with a homicidal maniac.
Style: realistic, psychological, mind bending, serious, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, granddaughter, grandmother, danger, woman in danger, family problems, deadly, homecoming, psychopath, crimes, domestic disturbance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
A Demon in My View (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A strangler known as the Kenbourne Killer has been murdering streetwalkers for 25 years. The police set out to track him down.
Style: scary, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: psychopath, deadly, curses spells and rituals, crimes, violence spree, serial killer, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, murder
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.3
 1K
The Unseen (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Freelance reporter Jennifer and her two friends, Karen and Vicki, accept an invitation for cheap room and board in a large farmhouse offered by a friendly, but shady, museum owner named Ernest Keller since all the motels in and around town are ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, museum, basement, woman in danger, captivity, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
New Year's Evil (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a New Year's Eve celebration, a punk-rock singer gets a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered--and she will be the last one.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, christmas horror, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, nightlife, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, investigation, stalking, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.2
 182
Stalked (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Clean-cut, handsome looking psychiatric patient Daryl Gleeson finds himself hopelessly falling in love with restaurant owner Brooke Daniels, after having instinctively rescued her little son Mikey from a traffic accident. When she doesn't ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: stalking, family relations, obsession, crimes, parents and children, single parent, woman in danger, danger, deadly, psychopath, jealousy, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.4
 595
Bad Karma (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Mental Patient terrorizes her Psychiatrist who she believes is the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper.
Style: rough, serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, stalking, gory, deadly, psychopath, kidnapping, mentally unstable, danger, mental illness, power relations ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.4
 771
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: violence, danger, deadly, obsession, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, murder, police, blood, sex, female nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.3
 1K
The Ex (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everybody she can get her hands on.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, murder, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Bell from Hell (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young man is released from an asylum and returns home for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, who had him declared insane in order to steal his inheritance.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, mental institution, inheritance, aunt, psychopath, mentally unstable, family relations, family life, deadly, crimes, murder, secret identity ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Blood of the Undead (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A recently-married woman who has been labeled as mentally unstable, begins to suspect that someone close to her is the culprit in a sudden string of murders.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, maniac, woman in danger, danger, losing-it hero, mystery, psychological thriller, murder, pursuit, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 3.5
 2K
Blood Trails (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The biker Anne has a violent one night stand with the supposed cop Chris after a minor infraction. Two days later, feeling guilty and traumatized, she decides to go hiking with her boyfriend Michael in the Whistler chain of mountains, a spot where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: mind game, wilderness, teenage life, survival, isolation, stalking, danger, dangerous attraction, murder, slasher, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Babysitter Wanted (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When she takes a job babysitting a young boy (Kai Caster) for a night at his family's remote farmhouse, sweet college co-ed Angie Albright (Sarah Thompson) becomes the target of a scar-covered creep making mysterious phone calls and prowling ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, danger, mind game, crimes, rivalry, psychopath, small town, deadly, killer child, farm, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.8
 275
Relative Fear (1994)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Linda and Peter Pratman's son Adam is autistic, but they still love him and hope that he'll at least start talking some day. However he's teased and abused by the kids of the neighborhood and his grandpa . When several people around ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mystery, mischievous children, social misfits, danger, mentally challenged, family life, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 639
Daddy's Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A girl's bright smile masks a psychopathic soul that will eliminate anyone who comes between her and her doting father.
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: school, murder, psychopath, father, crimes, family relations, danger, deadly, boarding school, childhood trauma, evil child, girl ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 2K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, stabbing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 2K
The Incubus (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the small New England town of Galen, a young teenage boy claims he has dreams of young women being brutally raped and murdered. A doctor and the local sheriff discover that the boy's dreams are real and that a sinister occult might be behind ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, slasher, mysterious character, haunted by the past, teenage life, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, ireland, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 410
Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: obsessive love, woman in danger, investigation, murder, betrayal, obsession, mentally unstable, tragic love, captivity, crime, couples, prison life ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 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 ...
Plot: obsession, murder, slasher, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, woman in danger, danger, crime, price of fame, actress ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Clown at Midnight (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Seven teenagers are stalked by a murderous clown while refurbishing an old opera house.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, teenager, evil clown, nightmare, opera house, danger, youth, psychopath, stalking, characters killed one by one, mystery killer, slasher ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Distant Cousins (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kate's husband Richard hasn't seen his cousin Harry for 20 years. So when he comes to stay with his fiancee Connie they are welcomed. But Kate senses her family is at risk when they start behaving suspiciously.
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, crimes, family relations, family life, deadly, couples, hidden identity, captivity, mental institution, murder, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
The 4th Floor (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman moves into a new apartment that she inherited from her grandmother, who had died there in a bizarre accident. She is immediately confronted by totally bizarre neighbors and someone is obviously out to get her as rats and flies engulf ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, supernatural, mystery, psychopath, mysterious character, danger, deadly, female protagonist, neighbor, woman in danger, couples, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
5150 Rue des Ormes (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 5150 ELM'S WAY is located at the end of a quiet street in a small town. When Yannick fell off his bike, he knocked at the door of the Beaulieu residence so he could clean the blood off his hands. But Jack Beaulieu and his family had other plans ...
Style: serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chess, small town, kidnapping, militant, mentally unstable, vigilantism, family relations, confinement indoors, deadly, eccentric family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 2K
Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mikey just needs a good stable home. He's bounced from foster home to foster home his whole life. He finally lands himself with a new loving family, but their perfect little child is not what he appears to be. His previous caretakers all died ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: orphan, juvenile delinquency, crime, unlikely criminals, psychopath, danger, adoption, friendship, slasher, children, evil child, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.1
 526
Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, crime, parents and children, deadly, dishonesty, danger, couples, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 6K
Madhouse (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological
Plot: mentally unstable, mental institution, mind game, psychiatry, intern, murder, ghost, investigation, supernatural, mental illness, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.2
 806
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, stalking, crimes, deadly, profiler, murder, phone terror
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: small town, danger, crimes, small town life, mentally unstable, clergy, journalism, deadly, gory, evil man, religious fanatic, preaching ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%