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The Best Movies About Stalking

Updated September 16, 2020 2.7k votes 459 voters 54.7k views45 items

List RulesFilms about stalking and stalkers. Vote up the best stalking movie.

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get from a good, suspenseful thriller 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 scary stalker movies and detail what goes on in the mind of a stalker with a dangerous obsession, 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. And yes, some of the best movies about being stalked are from Lifetime. 

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 and check to see if they are available on Netflix or other streaming service.

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    Fear
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    Fear

    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Foley

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    Misery
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    Misery

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates

    Released1990

    Directed byRob Reiner

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    Fatal Attraction
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    Fatal Attraction

    Glenn Close, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle
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    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

    Julianne Moore, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1992

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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    Single White Female
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    Single White Female

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda

    Released1992

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

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    The Crush
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    The Crush

    Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan Shapiro

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    Unlawful Entry
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    Unlawful Entry

    Kurt Russell, Madeleine Stowe

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

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    Cape Fear
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    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Swimfan
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    Swimfan

    Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Polson

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    Enough
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    Enough

    Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Apted

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    Scream
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    Scream

    Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan

    Released1996

    Directed byWes Craven

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    Pacific Heights
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    Pacific Heights

    Michael Keaton, Melanie Griffith

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

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    Hush
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    Hush

    Kate Siegel, John Gallagher Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Flanagan

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    Obsessed
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    Obsessed

    Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter

    Released2009

    Directed bySteve Shill

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    The Roommate
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    The Roommate

    Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester

    Released2011

    Directed byChristian E. Christiansen

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    The Resident
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    The Resident

    Hilary Swank, Christopher Lee

    Released2010

    Directed byAntti Jokinen

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    Sleeping with the Enemy
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    Sleeping with the Enemy

    Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin

    Released1991

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

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    Play Misty for Me
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    Play Misty for Me

    Clint Eastwood, Donna Mills

    Released1971

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Bodyguard
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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

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    One Hour Photo
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    One Hour Photo

    Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Romanek

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    There's Something About Mary
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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    Unhinged
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    Unhinged

    Russell Crowe, Jimmi Simpson

    Released2020

    Directed byDerrick Borte

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    Wait Until Dark
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    Wait Until Dark

    Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin

    Released1967

    Directed byTerence Young

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    Straw Dogs
    17
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    Straw Dogs

    Dustin Hoffman, David Warner

    Released1971

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

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    Death Proof
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    Death Proof

    Rose McGowan, Rosario Dawson

    Released2007

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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