20 Movies Like Careful What You Wish For

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The Roommate

The Roommate
The Roommate
Internet Movie Database: 4.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 3%
Metacritic: 23/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: Sonny Mallhi
Actors: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Roommate” is a psychological thriller about a college student named Sara who becomes the target of her obsessive and dangerous roommate, Rebecca, who will stop at nothing to possess her life and friendships.”

Swimfan

Swimfan
Swimfan
Internet Movie Database: 5.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 15%
Metacritic: 29/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: Charles F. Bohl, Phillip Schneider
Actors: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Swimfan” is a thriller film about a high school swim team star who becomes the target of a dangerous and obsessive girl after a one-night stand, leading to a series of events that threaten his life and relationships.

The Crush

The Crush
The Crush
Internet Movie Database: 5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Metacritic: 34/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Alan Shapiro
Actors: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Crush” is a thriller film about a young journalist who becomes the target of a dangerous obsession after she rejects the advances of her teenage neighbor, who becomes increasingly unhinged in his pursuit of her. As the neighbor’s obsession escalates, the journalist must fight for her safety and sanity.

Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction
Fatal Attraction
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 74%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 10 wins & 24 nominations total
Writer: James Dearden
Actors: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Fatal Attraction” is a psychological thriller about a married man who has a brief affair with a woman who becomes increasingly obsessed with him, leading to dangerous consequences for both individuals involved.

Obsessed

Obsessed
Obsessed
Internet Movie Database: 5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Metacritic: 25/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Awards: 4 wins & 8 nominations
Writer: David Loughery
Actors: Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Ali Larter
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Obsessed” is a psychological thriller about a successful businessman who becomes the target of a female coworker’s dangerous obsession, leading to a series of escalating confrontations that threaten his career, marriage, and ultimately his life.”

Single White Female

Single White Female
Single White Female
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: John Lutz, Don Roos
Actors: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Single White Female” is a psychological thriller film about a woman who becomes obsessed with her roommate, gradually adopting her appearance and personality, leading to dangerous consequences. The movie explores themes of identity, manipulation, and the dark side of friendship.

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 6 wins & 6 nominations
Writer: Amanda Silver
Actors: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” is a psychological thriller about a vengeful nanny who infiltrates a family to seek revenge for an alleged injustice, using manipulation and deception to destroy their lives. The film explores themes of trust, motherhood, and the dangers of misplaced loyalty.

Unfaithful

Unfaithful
Unfaithful
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 16 nominations total
Writer: Claude Chabrol, Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr.
Actors: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
Language: English, French
Country: France, Germany, United States
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“Unfaithful” is a psychological thriller about a married woman who becomes entangled in a passionate affair with a stranger, leading to a series of devastating consequences that threaten to destroy her marriage and her life. As she struggles with guilt and betrayal, she must confront the consequences of her actions and make difficult choices that will determine the course of her future.

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door
The Boy Next Door
Internet Movie Database: 4.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 12%
Metacritic: 30/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 6 nominations
Writer: Barbara Curry
Actors: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Kristin Chenoweth
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Boy Next Door” is a thriller film about a high school teacher who has a passionate affair with her younger neighbor, only to realize that he is dangerously obsessed with her. As she tries to end the relationship, he becomes increasingly violent and threatens to destroy her life.

Sleeping with the Enemy

Sleeping with the Enemy
Sleeping with the Enemy
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Nancy Price, Ron Bass
Actors: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Sleeping with the Enemy” is a psychological thriller about a woman who fakes her own death to escape her abusive husband, only to realize that he is still hunting her down. As she tries to rebuild her life, she must confront her fears and find a way to break free from his control.

Fear

Fear
Fear
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Christopher Crowe
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, William Petersen
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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The movie “Fear” is a psychological thriller about a teenage girl who falls for a charming and possessive older man, only to discover his dark and dangerous side as he becomes increasingly obsessed with her.

The Gift

The Gift
The Gift
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Joel Edgerton
Actors: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia, China
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“The Gift” is a psychological thriller about a married couple whose lives are disrupted when a mysterious acquaintance from the husband’s past reappears, bringing dark secrets to light. As the couple becomes entangled in a dangerous game, they must confront their own past mistakes and face the consequences of their actions.

The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy
The Perfect Guy
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
Metacritic: 36/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Alan B. McElroy, Tyger Williams
Actors: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perfect Guy” is a thriller film about a woman who starts dating a seemingly perfect man, only to discover his dark and dangerous side when she tries to end their relationship.”

The Call

The Call
The Call
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 44%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Awards: 1 win & 11 nominations
Writer: Richard D'Ovidio, Nicole D'Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp
Actors: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Call” is a thriller film about a 911 operator who receives a distress call from a teenage girl who has been abducted, leading her on a race against time to save the girl before it’s too late. As she tries to help, she discovers a connection to a case from her past, putting her own life at risk.

No Good Deed

No Good Deed
No Good Deed
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 12%
Metacritic: 26/100
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: 2 wins & 2 nominations
Writer: Aimee Lagos
Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb
Language: English
Country: United States
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“No Good Deed” is a thriller film about a woman who opens her home to a stranger during a storm, only to find herself trapped in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as the stranger’s true intentions are revealed. As she fights for her survival, she must uncover the stranger’s past and outsmart him before it’s too late.

The Intruder

The Intruder
The Intruder
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 34%
Metacritic: 39/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: N/A
Writer: David Loughery
Actors: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Dennis Quaid
Language: English
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Intruder” is a thriller film about a young couple who purchase their dream home, only to realize that the previous owner is unwilling to let go and becomes increasingly obsessed with reclaiming the house. As tensions escalate, the couple must fight to protect their home and their lives from the intruder’s sinister intentions.

The Stepfather

The Stepfather
The Stepfather
Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 13%
Metacritic: 33/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Awards: 2 nominations
Writer: J.S. Cardone, Donald E. Westlake, Carolyn Lefcourt
Actors: Penn Badgley, Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“The Stepfather” is a psychological thriller about a man who assumes different identities to marry into families, only to become dangerously obsessed with maintaining the perfect family image. As his new stepfamily begins to suspect his true intentions, they must uncover his dark secrets before it’s too late.

The Good Neighbor

The Good Neighbor
The Good Neighbor
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 32/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Awards: N/A
Writer: Mark Bianculli, Jeff Richard
Actors: James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Good Neighbor” is a psychological thriller about two high school students who set up surveillance cameras in the house of their reclusive neighbor, only to discover that appearances can be deceiving and their experiment takes a dark turn. As they become more entangled in their neighbor’s life, they question their own morality and the consequences of their actions.

The Resident

The Resident
The Resident
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
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Runtime: 60 min
Seasons: 6
Genre: Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi
Actors: Matt Czuchry, Manish Dayal, Bruce Greenwood
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Resident” is a psychological thriller about a young doctor named Juliet who moves into a Brooklyn apartment, only to discover that her landlord has a disturbing obsession with her. As she becomes increasingly trapped and endangered in her own home, Juliet must fight to uncover the truth and escape from her sinister landlord’s clutches.

The Perfect Host

The Perfect Host
The Perfect Host
Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 48/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: Nicholas Tomnay, Krishna Jones
Actors: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Nathaniel Parker
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perfect Host” is a psychological thriller about a criminal on the run who seeks refuge in the home of a seemingly friendly and accommodating host, only to discover that things are not as they seem. As the night progresses, the host’s true intentions and a twisted game of cat and mouse unfold, leading to a thrilling and unpredictable climax.

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