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The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female

Updated April 3, 2020 2.4k votes 476 voters 50.4k views26 items

List RulesVote up the best movies about female stalkers, whether they're harassing men, rivals, or even friends.

This list contains information on the best female stalker movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best films about female stalkers come in many forms. Some good female stalker movies are about jilted lovers while other good films about female stalkers are about an obsession with an older man. Many of the best movies about stalkers find women stalking men.

What films will you find on this top female stalkers movies list? Fatal Attraction has to be near the top. After a married man has an affair his one-time mistress becomes obsessed with him and the idea of tearing down his perfect family life. Michael Douglas and Glenn Close star in this 1987 thriller. Single White Female is another good movie featuring a woman as a stalker.

Beyonce Knowles faces off against Ali Larter in the suspenseful stalker movie Obsessed. Other good female stalker films featured on this list include The Roommate, Misery, and Hand that Rocks the Cradle.

Do you have a favorite film about a female stalker? Take a look at this list and vote the best movies up to the No.1 position.

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    Misery

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates

    Released1990

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances...  more

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    Friend Request

    Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley

    Released2016

    Directed bySimon Verhoeven

    Friend Request is a 2016 German supernatural-psychological horror film directed by Simon Verhoeven. A popular college student (Alycia Debnam-Carey) graciously accepts a social outcast's online friend...  more
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    Fatal Attraction

    Glenn Close, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    This film is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers on a married Manhattan man who has a...  more

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    Disclosure

    Demi Moore, Michael Douglas

    Released1994

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Disclosure is a 1994 thriller film directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. It is based on Michael Crichton's novel Disclosure. The cast also includes Donald Sutherland,...  more

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    Single White Female

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda

    Released1992

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

    Single White Female is a 1992 American thriller film based on John Lutz's novel SWF Seeks Same. The film stars Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh and is directed by Barbet Schroeder....  more

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    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

    Julianne Moore, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1992

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller. The film was directed by Curtis Hanson, and stars Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay. The tale follows a vengeful,...  more
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    Innocent Thing

    Jang Hyuk, Jo Bo-ah

    Released2014

    Directed byKim Tae-kyun

    Thorn is a 2014 drama film directed by Kim Tae-gyun....  more
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    The Crush

    Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan Shapiro

    The Crush is a 1993 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Alan Shapiro, which stars Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in her feature film debut. It was filmed on location from...  more

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    When the Bough Breaks

    Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall

    Released2016

    Directed byJon Cassar

    When the Bough Breaks is a 2016 American psychological thriller film directed by Jon Cassar and written by Jack Olsen. A young married couple, John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall)...  more
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    Play Misty for Me

    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills

    Released1971

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Play Misty for Me is a 1971 American psychological thriller film, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, in his directorial debut. Jessica Walter and Donna Mills co-star. The original music score...  more

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    Malicious

    Molly Ringwald, John Vernon

    Released1995

    Directed byIan Corson

    Malicious is a 1995 Canadian-American thriller film starring Molly Ringwald and Patrick McGaw. The plot follows a star college baseball player who has a fling with a disturbed medical student who...  more
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    Swimfan

    Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Polson

    Swimfan, also known as Fanatica, is a 2002 American teen psychological thriller film directed by John Polson and written by Charles Bohl and Phillip Schneider. The film stars Jesse Bradford, Erika...  more
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    The Perfect Nanny

    Katherine Helmond, Susan Blakely

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Malenfant

    The Perfect Nanny is a 2000 film directed by Robert Malenfant....  more
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    Obsessed

    Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter

    Released2009

    Directed bySteve Shill

    Obsessed is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Steve Shill. The Rainforest Films production stars Idris Elba, Beyoncé, and Ali Larter. Obsessed tells the story of Lisa, a mentally-disturbed...  more

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    Devil in the Flesh

    Rose McGowan, Phil Morris

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Cohen

    She's young, sexy and dangerous. Debbie Strand (Rose McGowan, "Damages") is the new girl in class with a skill for turning heads. From the moment she arrives in town following her parents' untimely...  more
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    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a...  more

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    Greta

    Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2019

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Greta is a 2018 American drama thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. A young woman (Chloe Grace Moretz) befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert), who turns out to have sinister intentions....  more
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    The Roommate

    Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester

    Released2011

    Directed byChristian E. Christiansen

    The Roommate is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Christian E. Christiansen and starring Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris, Matt Lanter, and Aly Michalka. It was...  more

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    Poison Ivy

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore

    Released1992

    Directed byKatt Shea

    This film is a 1992 American drama-thriller film and directed by Katt Shea. Andy Ruben transformed Melissa Goddard's story into the screenplay. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom Skerritt,...  more

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    Knock Knock

    Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo

    Released2015

    Directed byEli Roth

    Knock Knock is a 2015 American erotic horror thriller film directed by Eli Roth, who also co-wrote the script. The film is a remake of Death Game, where two underage girls suddenly enter a married...  more

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    Unforgettable

    Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson

    Released2017

    Directed byDenise Di Novi

    Unforgettable is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Denise Di Novi. The film follows a divorcée (Katherine Heigl) who begins to torment the new fiancé (Rosario Dawson) of her ex-husband....  more
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    The Perfect Teacher

    Megan Park, David Charvet

    Released2010

    Directed byJim Donovan

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    Ingrid Goes West

    Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen

    Released2017

    Directed byMatt Spicer

    Ingrid Goes West is an American comedy-drama film directed by Matt Spicer. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Ingrid Thorburn (Aubrey Plaza) is a mentally...  more
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    He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

    Audrey Tautou, Isabelle Carré

    Released2002

    Directed byLaetitia Colombani

    He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not is a 2002 French psychological drama film directed by Laetitia Colombani. The film focuses on a Fine Arts student, played by Audrey Tautou, and a married cardiologist,...  more
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    Remember My Name

    Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Perkins

    Released1978

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Remember My Name is a 1978 American thriller film, written and directed by Alan Rudolph and produced by Robert Altman. Geraldine Chaplin stars as a deranged woman, determined to get back her husband,...  more