If you grew up in the 90s, Basic Instinct must have been one of your primary sources of sexual awakening. It is a film that despite its fair share of criticism has gone on to acquire a cult status and is still discussed in the pop culture. It is difficult to say what exactly clicked with audiences when they first saw Basic Instinct. Though, many might claim that the film worked because of its racy sex scenes. While that might be partly true, let’s not forget that Basic Instinct is also a decent thriller. So, when we started looking for movies like Basic Instinct, one of the prime criteria was presence of suspense elements on top of the theme of eroticism. With that said, here is the list of movies similar to Basic Instinct that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Basic Instinct on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Single White Female (1992)
Staying with a roommate can be enormous fun. You can borrow stuffs and share things. But what if the roommate starts borrowing things that are not supposed to be shared without asking. Stuff like your boyfriend. Or Your life. Single White Female or SWF as it appears on the newspaper advertisements , is a formulaic hollywood thriller with some great performances. Especially Jennifer Jason Leigh as the psychotic roommate Hedy who makes life hell for Bridget Fonda’s character Allie. The creepiness hits the ceiling when Hedy goes through a makeover to look just like Allie.
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9. Poison Ivy (1992)
Poison Ivy is a plant known for causing painful rashes and itches to the person coming in presence of it. Now think about a person who causes harm to anyone coming to his/her presence. Drew Barrymore’s Ivy is of that league. An innocent looking femme fatale creates mayhem in a family of a father, mother and daughter by seducing the dad, bumping off the mother and replacing the daughter, all at once. The surprise of the movie is Drew Barrymore, who sheds her image of a happy go lucky girl and plays a teen seductress akin to Stanley Kubrick’s provocative ’Lolita’. Eventually, it’s her act that makes the movie immensely watchable. After all, ‘What Ivy wants, Ivy gets !’