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The Best Movies About Stalking 

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Updated October 8, 2019 2.1k votes 430 voters 51.4k views 43 items

List Rules Films about stalking and stalkers. Vote up the best stalking movie.

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get from a good, suspenseful thrill movie! Movies that tell the story about the life of a stalker give us a sense of excitement and fear and the result is a perfect high of adrenaline and entertainment. While there aren’t a ton of movies out there about stalkers, there are some great ones that will certainly make your heart race. What are the best movies about stalking? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list all have tell stories about stalking and stalkers. Some are more horror based and detail what goes on in the mind of a stalker, how they find their targets and what the end result is. Others are completely fictional and create a suspenseful feeling that will keep you on your toes for the full length of the film.
 
This list features the best stalker movies including, Fear, Single White Female, Cape Fear, The Cable Guy, Sleeping with the Enemy, Fatal Attraction, and The Crush. Vote up the best films below or add a stalker movie you love that isn't already on the list.

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Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 1996

Directed by: James Foley

Fear is a 1996 American thriller drama film directed by James Foley. It was written by Christopher Crowe, who created the TV series B.L. Stryker, The Watcher, B.J. and the Bear and Seven Days. ...more

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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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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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Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

Released: 1991

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Cape Fear is a 1991 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and a remake of the 1962 film of the same name. It stars Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange and ...more

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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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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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Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Clark Gregg

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Romanek

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Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Sleeping with the Enemy is a 1991 psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julia Roberts and Patrick Bergin. The film is based on Nancy Price's 1987 novel of the same ...more

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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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Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe, Ray Liotta

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

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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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Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Apted

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Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba

Released: 2009

Directed by: Steve Shill

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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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Directed by: Mike Flanagan

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Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mick Jackson

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Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Amiel

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Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills, Jessica Walter

Released: 1971

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Antti Jokinen

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John Travolta, Devon Sawa, Ana Golja

Released: 2019

Directed by: Fred Durst

The Fanatic is a 2019 American thriller film directed by Fred Durst. A rabid film fan (John Travolta) stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.

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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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Released: 1971

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

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Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson, Kurt Russell

Released: 2007

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Tippi Hedren

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Schlesinger

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