Movies like The Fan 1981

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The Fan (1981)
 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, realistic, talky, melancholic, intense, macabre ...
Plot: obsession, obsessed fan, murder, actor's life, actress, stalking, slasher, mentally unstable, crime, danger, woman in danger, price of fame, maniac, fanatic, stalker, gory, performer's life, artists and showbiz, crimes, deadly, gays and lesbians, aging, psychopath, couples, star ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, danger, obsession, crimes, psychopath, vengeance and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Fan: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Crush (1993), The Hand (1981), When a Stranger Calls (1979), Tattoo (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, danger, on the run, starting over, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 14K
The Crush (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A precocious and obsessive teenager develops a crush on a naive writer with harrowing consequences.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, suspense, sexual, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, journalist, psychopath, journalism, false accusation, revenge, stalking, erotic thriller, dangerous attraction, teenage life, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.4
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, stalking, obsession, family in danger, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, private detective, stalking, psychopath, urban legend, gory, obsession, mental institution, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 623
Tattoo (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Karl Kinsky, an unbalanced tattoo artist, becomes obsessed with Maddy, a model he meets when he is hired to body-paint several women for a photo shoot, making the women look like they have large tattoos. As Kinsky grows more obsessed with Maddy, he ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, mentally unstable, tattoo, crimes, danger, voyeurism, woman in danger, bondage, tattoo artist, masturbation, model ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, serious, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, valentine's day, slasher, psychopath, vengeance, gory, danger, woman in danger, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: danger, attic, missing person, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, love and romance, couples, twins, couple relations, isolation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 37K
Fear (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, couples, crimes, dishonesty, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, roommate, woman in danger, murder, danger, mentally unstable, friendship, workplace intrigue, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 18K
Swimfan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Ben Cronin has it all: the admiration of his many friends, a terrific girlfriend, and he's on the fast-track to an athletic scholarship. Ben's rock-solid, promising future and romance are turned upside-down with the arrival of Madison ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sexy, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, dangerous attraction, hospital, swimming, teenage life, frame up, mental illness, murder, insanity, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, danger, family in danger, haunted by the past, domestic disturbance, child, loss of child, family, parenthood, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
I Can Make You Love Me (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Laura Black has got it. She has got her master in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: obsession, hostage, violence, psychopath, mentally unstable, stalking, vengeance, crime, dangerous attraction, murder, crimes, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, sociopath, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, sadism, uncover truth, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, hidden identity, gory, crumbling marriage, mind game, stalking, vengeance, obsession, dangerous attraction, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 12K
Raising Cain (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When neighborhood kids begin vanishing, Jenny suspects her child psychologist husband, Carter, may be resuming the deranged experiments his father performed on Carter when he was young. Now, it falls to Jenny to unravel the mystery. And as more ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, twins, psychopath, mentally unstable, serial killer, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, family relations, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.
Style: tense, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, older woman younger man relationship, dangerous attraction, stalking, psychopath, insanity, blackmail, woman in danger, stalker, fatal attraction, danger, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 779
Lady Beware (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who has a fixation with her. Jack makes Katya's life ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, murder, neo-noir, store, crimes, crime, danger, deadly, investigation, journalism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 103K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, danger, woman in danger, murder, fear, lifesaver, underground, control room, cell phone, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 159
Blind Witness (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: murder, slasher, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, criminal heroes, dealing with death, stalking, track down, curses spells and rituals, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 33K
The Roommate (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Sara, a young design student from Iowa, arrives for college in Los Angeles, she is eager to fit in and get to know the big city. Her wealthy roommate, Rebecca, is more than eager to take Sara under her wing and show her the ropes. The two ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, college, roommate, murder, medication, college life, danger, woman in danger, social relations, student life, psychology ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, campus, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, hollywood, kidnapping, murder, aging, recluse, vaudeville, insanity, forgery, haunted by the past, jealousy, pianist ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 1K
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, stalking, gory, slasher, dangerous attraction, isolation, teenage life, danger, survival, murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 29K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, kidnapping, isolation, danger, torment, security guard, escape attempt, christmas eve, woman in danger, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 2K
I, Madman (1989)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Virginia works at a used book store. She's really into horror novels and discovers a really good book. It's called "I, Madman" and it's about an insane doctor who cuts off people's noses, ears, and hair and puts them on ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, christmas horror ...
Plot: murder, obsession, slasher, bookstore, psychopath, woman in danger, gory, doctor, crimes, danger, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, police, murder, lawyer, violence, jealousy, argument, voyeur, prostitute, alarm, death, stalker ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, murder, prostitute, maniac, police investigation, psychopath, gory, crime, who done it, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, mentally unstable, collector, butterfly, danger, dangerous attraction, confined, crimes, loneliness, woman in danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, scary, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, gore, violence, serial killer, rage, park, killer, sadism, mannequin, shotgun, gory, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Driller Killer (1979)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, artist, drill, church, maniac, punk rock, hallucination, painting, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mind game, danger, breakup, couple relations, woman in danger, vengeance, rivalry, psychopath, fatal attraction, stalking, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%