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, paperboy, mentally unstable, psychopath, family relations, danger, homecoming, stalking, small town, estate, psychological thriller, killer child, murder, son murders father, crimes, small town life, couples, deadly, gory, golden years, teenager, female nudity, redhead, single parent, patricide ...
Time: 90s

Most similar movies to The Paper Boy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, psychopath, murder, danger, gory and slasher mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Paper Boy: Knife Edge (2009), The Landlady (1998), The Neighbor (1993), A Lover's Revenge (2005), Long Distance (2005). 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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: estate, countryside, uncover truth, immigrants, couple relations, death in the family, babies and infants, crimes, stalking, danger, psychopath, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, psychological, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: obsession, split personality, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, disobey, blind ambition, psychopath, danger, murder, dishonesty, stalking, spouse killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 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, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, danger, dangerous attraction, deadly, obsession, couples, murder, rivalry, youth, woman in danger, family problems ...
Time: 90s, year 1993
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Lover's Revenge (2005)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Philadelphia, the psychologist Dr. Liz Manners is the host of the WLOR Talk Radio Show giving advices about relationships to her audience. When she suggests to her listener Sara Jane to leave her abusive and obsessive husband Kyle Lundstrom, Sara ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: revenge, psychopath, woman in danger, obsession, danger, destructive relationship, stalking, terrorism, radio show, murder, deadly, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, psychopath, stalking, danger, phone terror, profiler
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, femme fatale, serial killer, supernatural, danger, power relations, crimes, deadly, mental illness, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.0
 2K
Perkins' 14 (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ronald Perkins builds an army of 14 people brainwashed through cult-like methods to protect him from his parents' killers. When Perkins is imprisoned, the police unwittingly unleash his followers on a small town and they've only got one ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, psychopath, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, crimes, slasher, danger, gory, deadly, vengeance, revenge, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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: cult film, mind bending, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, stalking, granddaughter, grandmother, family problems, woman in danger, danger, psychopath, homecoming, deadly, crimes, golden years ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, museum, murder, basement, woman in danger, captivity, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, curses spells and rituals, violence spree, murder, obsession
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, rough, scary, christmas horror, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, nightlife, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, investigation, showbiz, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, obsession, family relations, crimes, single parent, woman in danger, psychopath, parents and children, deadly, danger, psychiatry, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, crimes, obsession, deadly, psychopath, murder, police, blood, female nudity, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, family in danger, danger, murder, crime, crimes, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, mental institution, inheritance, aunt, psychopath, mentally unstable, crimes, family relations, secret identity, family life, deadly, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Killer Instinct (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A series of unsolved crimes from the past prove to be the common thread in three stories that intertwine to reveal big problems in a small town.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: slasher, ghost, vengeance, psychopath, supernatural, murder, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, gory, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: psychological, realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chess, kidnapping, obsession, mentally unstable, confinement indoors, unlikely criminals, confined, crimes, vigilantism, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.9
 659
Snuff-Movie (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Boris Arkadin is a horror film maker. His pregnant wife was brutally murdered by a Manson-like gang of hippy psychopaths during the 1960s. He becomes a virtual recluse - until years later he directs his own snuff inspired movies. He invites actors ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: bondage, psychopath, obsession, gory, deadly, haunted by the past, murder, danger, filmmaking, estate, voyeurism, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
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, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, maniac, woman in danger, danger, mystery, losing-it hero, psychological thriller, murder, pursuit, wedding ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Stepdaughter (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a childhood spent going from one abusive foster home to the next, Susan seeks revenge on the mother who abandoned her. Susan's search leads her to a ranch where her long-lost sister begins to suspect the beautiful drifter isn't who ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, family relations, vengeance, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, parents and children, rivalry, adoption, farm, impostor ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, rough
Plot: mind game, wilderness, survival, stalking, isolation, danger, teenage life, dangerous attraction, deadly, gory, murder, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 5K
The Monitor (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Norway, Germany, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After escaping an abusive husband, Anna and her 8 year old son move to a secret location in a giant apartment building. Terrified that her ex-husband will find them she buys a baby monitor to keep in her son's room at all times. But strange ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: delusion, haunted by the past, social worker, danger, single parent, family relations, deadly, mother son relationship, murder, overprotective mother, social services, stabbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, scary, suspenseful, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, danger, mind game, rivalry, crimes, psychopath, small town, deadly, farm, killer child, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 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, mischievous children, mystery, social misfits, danger, mentally challenged, family life, crimes, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, stalking, psychopath, slasher, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: school, murder, psychopath, father, evil child, family relations, crimes, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, girl ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, crime, crimes, danger, price of fame ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Shallow Ground (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, vengeance, investigation, murder, psychopath, law enforcement, gory, deadly, crimes, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, scary, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: demon, murder, small town, slasher, mysterious character, haunted by the past, mind game, supernatural ability, dangerous attraction, teenage life, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: new england, usa, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.2
 826
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, mind game, survival, danger, investigation, mental illness, slasher, mentally unstable, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%