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, murder, slasher, obsessed fan, stalking, actor's life, mentally unstable, crime, danger, woman in danger, price of fame, maniac, actress, fanatic, stalker, crimes, psychopath, performer's life, artists and showbiz, couples, aging, gays and lesbians, gory, deadly, star ...
Time: 80s

Most similar movies to The Fan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and psychological films with plots about obsession, murder, crimes, danger, psychopath, deadly and woman in danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres. Some movies like The Fan: Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Living in Peril (1997), The Crush (1993), The Hand (1981), When a Stranger Calls (1979). 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, tense, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, starting over, danger, on the run, haunted by the past, psychopath, couple relations, faked death, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: iowa, usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Living in Peril (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The young architect Walter leaves his wife Linda to go to L.A. to draw a mansion for Harrison. On the highway a truck driver almost drives him off the road. Walter calls the truck-company to complain. The driver gets fired. When Walter arrives to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, danger, stalking, mind game, obsession, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, journalism, false accusation, psychopath, mentally unstable, dangerous attraction, journalist, stalking, revenge, erotic thriller, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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: psychological, scary, suspenseful, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, vengeance, mind game, rivalry, deadly, psychopath, crimes, stalking, family in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
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: suspenseful, scary, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, private detective, murder, urban legend, stalking, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, obsession, vengeance, gory, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, scary, rough, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, slasher, psychopath, valentine's day, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, gory, blood ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, obsession, tattoo, danger, crimes, mentally unstable, bondage, voyeurism, woman in danger, confined, sex scene, kidnapper ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: obsession, psychopath, violence, hostage, crime, dangerous attraction, hostages, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, murder, obsession, roommate, woman in danger, workplace intrigue, crimes, rivalry, friendship, deadly, mentally unstable, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: psychological, sexy, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, voyeurism, murder, store, journalism, crime, crimes, couples, deadly, dishonesty, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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, sexual, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, danger, rivalry, teenager, crimes, dishonesty, couples, terrorizing, virginity, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psychological, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, injury, mentally unstable, rivalry, family relations, vengeance, infidelity, hidden identity, couples, family problems, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 404
Deadbolt (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When medical student Marty places an ad for a roommate, her ad is answered by handsome, clean-cut Alec. At first Alec seems to be a wonderful roommate; supportive, considerate and a real friend. However, Alec's affection turns to obsession as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, investigation, mentally unstable, obsession, tragic love, crime, woman in danger, couples, captivity, prison life, maniac ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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: rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, danger, woman in danger, slasher, chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, curses spells and rituals, crimes, dealing with death, disability, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, loss of child, child, psychopath, family, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: danger, attic, psychopath, missing person, prison, couples, deadly, prison life, couple relations, crimes, love and romance, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, stalking, high school, hospital, swimming, dangerous attraction, frame up, teenage life, female psychopath, mental illness, murder, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 741
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, stalking, isolation, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough, realistic
Plot: mind game, dangerous attraction, wilderness, isolation, stalking, danger, survival, teenage life, slasher, murder, psychopath, gory ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 825
The Seduction (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A beautiful newscaster is stalked and tormented by a photographer obsessed with her beauty.
Style: sexual, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, voyeurism, stalking, stalker, obsession, journalism, media, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, best friends, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Genre: Horror, 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, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, fatal attraction, older woman younger man relationship, psychopath, stalking, stalker, neighbor, blackmail, danger, unrequited love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, deadly, human nature, psychopath, crime, violence spree, crimes, woman in danger, slasher, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, dangerous attraction, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 715
Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: mind bending, rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, slasher, mystery, crimes, crime, memory loss, deadly, couples, danger, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, mind game, crimes, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, war criminal, espionage, woman in danger, danger, isolation, murder, obsession, hostages, student life ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, psychological, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, obsession, slasher, maniac, danger, woman in danger, gory, losing-it hero, mystery, crimes, psychological thriller ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, woman in danger, danger, fear, murder, investigation, lifesaver, cell phone, control room, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, stalking, psychopath, drill, murder, artist, maniac, punk rock, hallucination, painting, church ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, sociopath, danger, manipulation, parents and children, crimes, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa, asia, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%