Movie: Single White Female
Director: Barbet Schroeder
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Steven Weber
Psychopath Rating: 🔪🔪🔪🔪
Nothing screams crazy quite like stealing the identity of your roommate and casually fucking their significant other (it was technically a blowjob, but semantics). Such is the premise of this iconic thriller, which follows a troubled woman (a young Jennifer Jason Leigh!) who takes an obsessive interest in her new roommate Allie (Bridget Fonda) after answering an ad for an apartment. This film has all the makings of a cult classic: lonely introvert with a sordid, mysterious past, the backdrop of a major metropolitan city, and attractive, successful young people who are all surely going to die. Jennifer Jason Leigh is fabulous opposite Bridget Fonda, and you’ll be hooked right up until the film’s final moments.
Tip: If you're dying for more after watching Single White Female, try The Roommate, its contemporary remake starring a wicked Leighton Meester.