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The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female 

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Updated April 3, 2020 1.7k votes 383 voters 35.7k views 26 items

List Rules Vote 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.

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Rob 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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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

Released: 1987

Directed by: Adrian 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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Single White Female is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda, Stephen Tobolowsky

Released: 1992

Directed by: Barbet 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.

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The Crush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson, Cary Elwes

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan 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 ...more

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1994

Directed by: Barry 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 ...more

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The Hand That Rocks the ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Julianne Moore, Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra

Released: 1992

Directed by: Curtis 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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When the Bough Breaks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
When the Bough Breaks Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Theo Rossi

Directed by: Jon 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 ...more
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Obsessed is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba

Released: 2009

Directed by: Steve 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 ...more

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Swimfan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby, Dan Hedaya

Released: 2002

Directed by: John 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, ...more
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Thorn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Innocent Thing Jang Hyuk, Jo Bo-ah, Sun Sunwoo

Released: 2014

Directed by: Kim Tae-kyun

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Play Misty for Me is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

Released: 1971

Directed by: Clint 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 ...more

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Malicious is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Molly Ringwald, John Vernon, Mimi Kuzyk

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ian 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 ...more
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Friend Request is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Alycia Debnam-Carey, William Moseley, Connor Paolo

Directed by: Simon 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 ...more
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The Perfect Nanny is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Katherine Helmond, Susan Blakely, Bruce Boxleitner

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Malenfant

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Devil in the Flesh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Rose McGowan, Phil Morris, Julia Nickson-Soul

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve 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 ...more
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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Ladd

Released: 1992

Directed by: Katt 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 ...more

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The Roommate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

Released: 2011

Directed by: Christian 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 ...more

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Greta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Released: 2019

Directed by: Neil 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.
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The Perfect Teacher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
The Perfect Teacher Megan Park, David Charvet, Boti Bliss

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jim Donovan

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Ingrid Goes West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Directed by: Matt 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 ...more
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Unforgettable is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Unforgettable Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Geoff Stults

Directed by: Denise 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
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Knock Knock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Keanu Reeves, Lorenza Izzo, Ana de Armas

Directed by: Eli 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 ...more

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
davidslindsey added Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 1992

Directed by: Paul 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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He Loves Me... He Loves ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Audrey Tautou, Isabelle Carré, Samuel Le Bihan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Laetitia 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 ...more
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Careful What You Wish Fo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Stalker Movies Where the Villain Is Female
Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum

Careful What You Wish For is a 2015 American erotic thriller film directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. A guy (Nick Jonas) gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the ...more