Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

An erotic writer (Sharon Stone) lures a detective (Michael Douglas) who hunts an ice-pick killer.

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Basic Instinct


Thriller127 Mins1991R

The mysterious Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a beautiful crime novelist, becomes a suspect when she is linked to the brutal death of a rock star. Investigated by homicide detective Nick Curran (Michael Douglas), Catherine seduces him into an intense relationship. Meanwhile, the murder case becomes increasingly complicated when more seemingly connected deaths occur and Nick's psychologist and lover, Beth Garner (Jeanne Tripplehorn), appears to be another suspect.


  • Sultry
  • Hedonistic
  • Tense