I wouldn't say I'm obsessed with movies, but I love watching them. Well here are some movies about people with a certain obsession. Here are my favorite movies about stalkers.
"Notes on a Scandel"
Judi Dench plays Barbara Covett, a veteran high school teacher who becomes obsessed with a new teacher, played by Cate Blanchett, who has an affair with one of her students. She befriends her, but Barbara’s idea of friendship will go well beyond platonic. It’s not a spectacular movie, but it sure left a good impression on me.
"One Hour Photo"
Robin Williams is Seymour Parrish, an employee of a one-hour photo lab. He becomes obsessed with a family who’s pictures he developes. Williams like we’ve never seen him before.
All star baseball player Bobby Rayburn becomes the unhealthy focus of Gil Renard. Wesley Snipes and Robert De Niro are the leads. De Niro shows us why he’s one of the best around.
Reese Witherspoon plays Nicole Walker, who falls for the charms of David McCall, portrayed by Mark Wahlberg. But he’s not as nice as she thinks. It’s very predictable, but good entertainment.
After she had a one night stand with a married man, Alex Forrest forms an obsession for the man an his family. One of the best on the list and Glenn Close is a believable maniac.
"Kiss the Girls"
A man who calls himself Casanova, stalks women, abducts them and then takes them to a place where he rapes them and uses them as slaves. Creepy... but such a good movie. Morgan Freeman is awesome as Alex Cross and I just loved Ashley Judd.
Swimmer Ben Cronin makes a huge mistake by having a one-night stand with Madison Bell. She can’t let him go and makes his life a living hell. Erika Christensen steals the show here. It was a totally surprising film, I didn’t think it would be this good.
"The Hand That Rocks the Cradle"
Peyton Flanders, the perfect nanny. Think again. She’s about to ruin the lives of the Bartell family. Rebecca DeMornay is pretty good in this film.
The convicted rapist Max Cady starts stalking the family of the lawyer that originally defended him. Again a solid performance by De Niro.
Jim is stalked by a serial killer while being on the road traveling across the country. The original is off course better than its remake. And the creepy hitcher is portrayed by our country's very own pride Rutger Hauer!
Travis Bickle is an ex-Marine and Vietnam War veteran living in New York City. As he suffers from insomnia, he spends his time working as a cabbie at night. Travis becomes obsessed with Betsy and he tries to help out a 12-year old prostitute. De Niro sure knows how to portray a stalker. One of the best movies ever made and also one of his best performances.
"The Cable Guy"
A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences. Stalker movies can also be hilarious, you just have to let Jim Carrey play the lead.
Journalist Nick Elliot becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances. Awesome movie, well done by young Alicia Silverstone.