Movies like The Stepdaughter

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The Stepdaughter (2000)
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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 she claims.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: family relations, psychopath, female killer, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, crimes, parents and children, deadly, rivalry, farm, adoption, murder, impostor, vengeance, school, hotel, buddies, assassin, female nudity, ranch, brother sister relationship, mad woman, murder of a nude woman, strangulation, woman kills woman ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to The Stepdaughter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and scary films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, danger, psychopath, rivalry and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Stepdaughter: The Ex (1996), Daddy's Girl (1996), XII (2008), Shallow Ground (2004), Killer Instinct (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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100%
 4.7
 694
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, realistic, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: school, evil child, murder, killer child, psychopath, father, crimes, family relations, deadly, danger, boarding school, childhood trauma ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.2
 551
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, strong violent content, crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, danger, masked killer, violence, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, riddles and clues, investigation, mystery, gory, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, murder, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, hitchhiker, survival, psychopath, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, law enforcement, vengeance, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: psychopath, supernatural, ghost, vengeance, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, murder, gory, small town life, dark and stormy night, game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: San Diego, present day: The murders are starting again. A girl has been found with two holes in her neck and her body totally drained of blood. Lt Dan Richardson [Shane Pliskin] knows what it is but doesn't believe it, so he calls in blind ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, supernatural, danger, heroes, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, buddies, lieutenant ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Adopting Terror (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tim and Cheryl Broadbent are excited to finally adopt Mona, a beautiful baby girl. But when the baby's biological father starts stalking them, their world turns upside down: through intimidation, manipulation, and violence, he is determined to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: psychopath, stalking, murder, family in danger, family problems, crimes, parents and children, adoption, deadly, danger, husband wife relationship, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 3K
Alyce Kills (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart… along with anyone else who gets in her way.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: danger, graphic violence, drug abuse, vengeance, life turned upside down, drugs/alcohol, disorder, psychopath, life is a bitch, deadly, mentally unstable, clubbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 6K
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: mother son relationship, delusion, haunted by the past, single parent, danger, deadly, social worker, family relations, murder, overprotective mother, child in peril, social services ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 856
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, danger, deadly, crimes, stalking, murder, psychopath, phone terror, profiler, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 2K
Acacia (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A Korean horror film about an adopted young boy with a strange link to an old, dead acacia tree. As the boy settles in to his new home, the tree comes to life. When the family who adopted him becomes pregnant, he is to go back to the orphanage, and ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: orphan, supernatural, family relations, mystery, haunted by the past, parents and children, obsession, deadly, ghost, danger, supernatural ability, adoption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 277
5 Souls (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When a disgraced architect awakens from a coma, he is confronted by an agent of evil with a proposition; kill five people to reconcile his life's misdeeds and live, or decline the offer and die. As he proceeds with his grim assignment and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, murder, vigilantism, moral dilemma, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, supernatural, deadly, afterlife, crimes, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, split personality, psychopath, crimes, mentally unstable, chase, rivalry, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
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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, obsession, dangerous attraction, deadly, danger, rivalry, mind game, family problems, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1943
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: slasher, psychological, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, mentally unstable, psychopath, haunted by the past, crimes, gory, deadly, danger, vengeance, murder, revenge, basement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.3
 667
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, youth, student life, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Nobody Loves Alice (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nobody Loves Alice is about Alice, a sad and lonely woman who always dreamed of finding the right person to be with...
Style: slasher, serious, rough, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, infidelity, vengeance, couples, deadly, gory, obsession, violence, murder, woman kills a man, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Orphan Killer (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The Orphan Killer is a tour de force murder flick that defies classification. It goes far beyond current trends in gore and breaks open a new suffering genre of horror. Marcus Miller is a serial murderer hellbent on teaching his estranged sister ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, danger, serial killer, siblings relations, vengeance, haunted by the past, family relations, gory, crimes, deadly, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Black Room (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A room gets put up for rent following the mysterious murder of its previous tenant. When an apartment-hunting man sees the deal the brother and sister landlords are offering, he immediately puts down the first month's rent and starts spending ...
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: murder, voyeurism, estate, gory, crimes, deadly, vengeance, hollywood, showbiz, siblings relations, psychopath, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mikey (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: orphan, killer child, psychopath, evil child, juvenile delinquency, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, danger, adoption, friendship, children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hoboken Hollow (2006)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: As Trevor drifts through Texas on collision course with a nightmare he is still haunted by the evils of the war he recently returned from and a promise he failed to keep. When a stranger offers a ride, Trevor finds himself battling the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, haunted by the past, gory, farm, murder, bondage, torture, kidnapping, rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Absent (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The town of Liberty has many secrets but the darkest is hidden between twin brothers. Vincent and Oscar Burton are only 10 years old when Oscar finds out his parents are trying to kill him for insurance money. Oscar takes it in to his own hands to ...
Style: slasher, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, child killer, gory, power relations, deadly, siblings relations, teachers and students, love and romance, sexual content, family relations, psychopath, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 342
Luster (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, insomnia, alter ego, murder, split personality, rivalry, danger, violence, neighbor, businessman, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 1.3
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Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, slasher, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, murder, parents and children, supernatural, law enforcement, police detective, psychiatrist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Bates Haunting (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: One year ago, Agnes Rickover attended opening night at the Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride to see her best friend Lily's dramatic debut. A horrific accident resulted in Agnes witnessing Lily's fiery death in a spectacle gone wrong. After a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, psychopath, deadly, hotel, crimes, danger, violence, best friends, halloween, guillotine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 1.9
 260
Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: rough, serious, scary, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, crimes, deadly, devil worship, blasphemy, gang violence, violence, satanist, rivalry, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.4
 880
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%