Movies like The Paper Boy

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The Paper Boy (1994)
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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, psychological thriller, sexual, sexy
Plot: obsession, paperboy, mentally unstable, psychopath, family relations, danger, homecoming, stalking, small town, estate, killer child, murder, son murders father, crimes, couples, small town life, gory, deadly, golden years, teenager, 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 deadly, crimes, psychopath, murder, danger, stalking and gory mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Paper Boy: The Unseen (1980), Knife Edge (2009), The Landlady (1998), The Neighbor (1993), The Devil's Ground (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: museum, psychopath, serial killer, reporter, small town, stalking, murder, woman in danger, captivity, isolation, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
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100%
 4.6
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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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, gory, couples, crimes, danger, stalking, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, estate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 4.4
 561
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, murder, disobey, psychopath, blind ambition, danger, mentally unstable, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, spouse killer, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 434
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, psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: pregnancy, psychopath, couples, dangerous attraction, obsession, deadly, danger, mind game, crimes, family problems, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1943
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Devil's Ground (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While traveling from California to Bangor through a lonely road, Carrie Mitchel is advised by the gas station attendant Jimmy to rest in a hotel; however, she decides to continue driving through the night and almost hits a wounded teenage girl with ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, violence spree, psychopath, gory, crimes, deadly, danger, survival, murder, stalking, wilderness, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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54%
 4.3
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Cupid (1997)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A brother and sister with a past incestuous relationship have a current murderous relationship. He murders the women who reject him and she murders the women who get too close to him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, obsession, murder, love affair, investigation, psychopath, couples, sexual content, profanity, mentally unstable, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, destructive relationship, stalking, radio show, terrorism, murder, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
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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, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, psychopath, phone terror, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content, profiler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, nightclub, new year's eve, crimes, mentally unstable, investigation, danger, nightlife, showbiz, stalking ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.4
 623
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, scary ...
Plot: reincarnation, murder, mental institution, supernatural, femme fatale, serial killer, danger, deadly, slasher, crimes, power relations, psychopath ...
Time: 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 482
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, murder, granddaughter, grandmother, danger, family problems, psychopath, homecoming, woman in danger, mystery, domestic disturbance, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, rough, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, psychopath, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, crimes, gory, deadly, danger, slasher, vengeance, murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.2
 196
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: stalking, woman in danger, family relations, crimes, obsession, deadly, single parent, parents and children, psychopath, danger, fear, widow ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, danger, family in danger, murder, crimes, crime, obsession, family life, manipulation, architect, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.4
 820
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: danger, violence, serial killer, crimes, obsession, deadly, psychopath, murder, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 178
The Sculptress (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young artist follows her passion to study at one of the finest art institutes in San Francisco.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, mysterious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, mystery, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, deadly, gory, murder, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, slasher, gory, haunted by the past, murder, deadly, danger, small town life, dark and stormy night ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 674
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, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: bondage, obsession, psychopath, danger, deadly, filmmaking, gory, haunted by the past, murder, voyeurism, estate, hanging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Something Wicked (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young couple embark upon their honeymoon against the chilling landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. But when tragedy strikes, gruesome secrets from their past collide with sinister forces of the present...
Style: psychological, tense, scary, serious, captivating ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, haunted by the past, couples, danger, couple relations, deadly, violence, family relations, death, wedding, bikini
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, investigation, deadly, serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, curses spells and rituals, obsession, female stockinged legs, black pantyhose ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, vengeance, female killer, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, deadly, rivalry, parents and children, adoption, farm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Bell from Hell (1973)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 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: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, mental institution, inheritance, aunt, psychopath, mentally unstable, family relations, deadly, intrigue, crimes, secret identity, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, psychopath, suspicion, therapist, mischievous children, mystery, crimes, social misfits, family life, mentally challenged, danger, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Bikini Girls on Ice (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When a bus-load of women's college soccer players get stranded on their way to a bikini car-wash fundraiser, they decide to set-up shop in front of an abandoned gas station on the edge of town. Little do they know the place is the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: slasher, gas station, bikini, danger, psychopath, deadly, stalking, crimes, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), survival, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.5
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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, realistic, rough, atmospheric
Plot: slasher, mind game, isolation, survival, dangerous attraction, teenage life, wilderness, stalking, danger, murder, psychopath, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chess, kidnapping, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, confinement indoors, obsession, deadly, confined, crimes, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, serious, rough ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, psychopath, father, family relations, crimes, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma, killer child ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
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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, family relations, social worker, deadly, single parent, danger, murder, overprotective mother, mother son relationship, child in peril, social services ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1991)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Carrying on the Prom Night tradition, this film begins back at Hamilton High School on Prom Night in 1957. As a young couple are enjoying a romantic moment together in the back seat of a car, they are interrupted by Father Jonas, a priest who ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, slasher, high school, youth, danger, crimes, psychopath, teenage life, captivity, stalking, priest, casual sex ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 2K
The Incubus (1981)
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: demon, small town, murder, mysterious character, slasher, dangerous attraction, teenage life, mind game, supernatural ability, amateur detective, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: new england, europe, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%