Movies like The Stepfather 2009

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The Stepfather (2009)
 5.6
 33K
The Stepfather (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael Harding (Penn Badgley) returns home from military school to find his mother (Sela Ward) happily in love and living with her new boyfriend, David (Dylan Walsh). As the two men get to know each other, Michael becomes more and more suspicious of the man who is always there with a helpful hand. Is he really the man of her dreams or could David be hiding a dark side?
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, slasher, serious, surprise ending, realistic, reboot ...
Audience: teens
Plot: family in danger, hidden identity, manic, serial killer, youth, crimes, uncover truth, serial murder, family relations, danger, family problems, dishonesty, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, deadly, parent getting married, graphic violence, remarry, psychopath, deception, murder, suspicion, killing off one by one, teenage love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon, salt lake city utah, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Stepfather

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, danger, police investigation, serial killer and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Stepfather: Disturbia (2007), Horsemen (2009), Domestic Disturbance (2001), The Guest (2014), Untraceable (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 228K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, serial killer, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, suspicion, investigation, mystery, bad guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.6
 22K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, child in peril, investigation, amateur detective, disbelieving adult, divorce, mystery, family relations, crimes, crime, parents and children, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 96K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, danger, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, family problems, murder, killing spree, grief, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 14K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, family relations, stepfather, maniac, investigation, real estate agent, shower, widow, murder of family, psycho ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 49K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, website, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, internet, torture, sadism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 42K
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, self defense, domestic violence, abusive husband, stalking, strong female character, abusive relationship, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, crumbling marriage, obsessive love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle washington, los angeles, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 182K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological thriller ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, fear, rapist, lawyer, dangerous attraction, crime, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Far away from the site of a gruesome murder, a teenager named Jill Johnson arrives at a luxurious home for a baby-sitting job. With the children fast asleep, she settles in for what she expects to be an ordinary evening. Soon, the ringing of a phone ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: nanny, murder, survival, high school, stalking, serial killer, mind game, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, danger, prank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 5.6
 42K
The Hitcher (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: While driving through the New Mexico Desert during a rainy night, the college students Jim Halsey and his girlfriend Grace Andrews give a ride to the hitchhiker John Ryder. While in their car, the stranger proves to be a psychopath threatening the ...
Style: scary, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, hitchhiker, gas station, psychopath, desert, murder, car chase, deadly, on the road, road trip, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 59K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, trap, profiler, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, bad guy, law enforcement, killing spree, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 72K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, extramarital affair, crimes, danger, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 57K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, hostage, rescue, bank, family in danger, crimes, robbery, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.8
 661
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, family in danger, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, graphic violence, strong female presence, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 93K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: psychopath, torture, serial killer, home invasion, hostage, brutality, danger, murder, torment, bad guy wins, maniac, family in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 1.3
 305
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 ⇓
21%
 5.0
 445
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 43K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: rough, suspense, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, robbery, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, danger, infidelity, parents and children, wife husband relationship, masked man, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 93K
You're Next (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, masked killer, massacre, survival, deathtrap, gory, crimes, family relations, trap, family in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
As Good as Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies quickly reveals that they may have the wrong man, which puts them ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, hostage, confined, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, drugs/alcohol, domestic disturbance, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.8
 380
Dark Desire (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: family in danger, murder, crimes, investigation, love affair, uncover truth, couples, deadly, obsession, pursuit, chase, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 3K
Scar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Joan Burrows returns to her hometown for her niece's graduation, only to be confronted by the serial killer she thought she offed years ago -- after he kidnapped and tormented her and her best friend.
Style: slasher, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, violence spree, homecoming, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, gory, woman in danger, who done it, deadly, crimes, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 146K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, macabre, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, split personality, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Good Day for It (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, reunion, homecoming, forced into action, gang, small town, parents and children, save the day, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, vengeance, crimes, police corruption, uncover truth, serial killer, life is a bitch, deadly, crime, violence spree, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.4
 944
Born Bad (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young woman (Bonnie Dennison) falls for a mysterious man (Michael Welch) who reveals his dark side.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: dangerous attraction, family relations, dishonesty, deadly, danger, hidden identity, confined, crimes, couples, disorder, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
10%
 5.4
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, riddles and clues, serial killer, survival, investigation, danger, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.2
 591
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 ⇓
20%