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Brutal (2007)
 3.6
 873
Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog trainer to try to track the killer.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: psychopath, prodigy, mystery, gory, serial killer, love affair, mentally challenged, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues, politics, crime, slasher, small town life, social misfits, small town, gays and lesbians, rivalry, parody, swindle, homosexual, lesbian kiss
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Brutal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, danger, murder, gory and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brutal: Nine Dead (2009), Flashback (2000), iMurders (2008), Cyrus (2010), Alone (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, confined, prison, crimes, prison life, manipulation, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.4
 880
Flashback (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is released from an asylum where she has been since witnessing the murder of her parents, but violence continues to haunt her.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, gory, danger, deadly, crimes, death of parent, loss of parents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.1
 1K
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, computer program, computer, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.6
 974
Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, cannibalism, investigation, psychopath, mystery, danger, journalism, crimes, gory, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 608
Alone (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Experience the fear as you're sucked into the disturbed mind of Alex. Tormented by harrowing voices of the past Alex searches for the one girl who can silence the horror of a tortured soul. As the quest becomes darker and more sinister ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, serial killer, crimes, deadly, mentally unstable, psychopath, mystery, danger, stalking, law enforcement, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Shallow Ground (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A naked teenage boy covered in blood appears at a remote sheriff's station one year after the brutal unsolved murder of a local girl. Now Sheriff Jack Shepherd, guilt ridden over the girl's murder, must confront his own demons as he ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, vengeance, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, gory, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, teenage life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, rivalry, slasher, police investigation, gory, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, gory, crimes, mind game, journalism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.7
 1K
The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, mind game, murder, social relations, isolation, small town sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, slasher, woman in danger, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 45
Gun Town (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A group of friends go on a road trip soon after their high school graduation and get lost in the middle of nowhere. They stumble upon an abandoned Wild West tourist attraction that was abandoned when the former owner went crazy and killed several ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, crimes, confined, mentally unstable, slasher, deadly, gory, violence spree, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.9
 775
13th Child (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: People are being killed by someone or something using superhuman strength. A clever DA Assistant is sent to investigate. Is this just a way to commit the perfect murder or will the legend of the Jersey Devil prove to be true?
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, mystery, demon, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, escapades, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.9
 102
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, serial killer, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An American Terror (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Josh wakes each day to a series of Hells. Between uncaring parents and bullying at school he has little to live for. After a brutal event and ensuing humiliation of an online video, Josh and his friends decide to take revenge by staging a massacre ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, teenage life, confined, deadly, psychopath, danger, gory, isolation, crimes, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The screenplay centers on characters Brendan Young and Darryl Jennings who take a trip to the Lake Arrowhead with a group of college friends to celebrate Young's girlfriend's birthday. One-by-one the coeds begin disappearing until a ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, supernatural, slasher, survival, gory, danger, confined, deadly, captivity, isolation, in the woods, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Eyes of Crystal (2004)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: While hunting a cultured, intelligent and vicious psychopath, Inspector Amaldi comes face to face with the physical and moral decay of his city as well as the ghosts of his own past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, law enforcement, danger, whodunit, crimes, stalking, gory, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Do You Wanna Know a Secret? (2001)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As a night out on the town turns into a nightmare, six young college students must fight for their lives as a killer hunts them down.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, spring break, stalking, danger, crimes, woman in danger, vengeance, gory, deadly, youth, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, woman in danger, amateur detective, danger, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Bad Inclination (2003)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ruthless serial killer uses a set-square to murder women. Crimes are investigated by Public Prosecutor Rita Facino but is confronted by strange behavior of people desperate to use the case to further their own ends. Nicole is a lesbian has-been ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, investigation, woman in danger, gory, strong sexual content, deadly, danger, crimes, mistaken identity, legal investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 812
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: danger, violence, psychopath, crimes, deadly, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 1K
The Butcher (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A tragic car accident in the middle of nowhere finds six stranded college students fighting for their lives after making a horrifying discovery in a remote farmhouse in director Edward Gorsuch's rural frightener. With no place to run and no ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: slasher, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, youth, danger, gory, stalking, farmhouse, in the woods, chase, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 1K
Bone Daddy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doctor Palmer, a former pathologist, wrote a fictional book based on his real cases. In the book, the madman gets caught, but in reality he is still uncaught. After the book is released, Palmer's editor is kidnapped. Palmer soon is sent a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, corpse, gore, pathologist, danger, writer's life, gory, kidnapping, parents and children, investigation, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 967
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, stalking, deadly, mind game, crime, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 4K
Fear Island (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five students on spring break meet at a secluded island cabin for a weekend getaway. Stranded on the island they become the prey of a mysterious killer who seems bent on revenge for something the friends have done.
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: island, danger, mystery, riddles and clues, deadly, vengeance, unknown killer, stranded, characters killed one by one, ship, stowaway, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 509
XII (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A man found guilty of a crime against a minor is released from prison and returns to get revenge on the jury who sent him there.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, psychopath, vengeance, strong violent content, crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, violence, masked killer, danger, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 920
The Darkroom (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenage boy befriends an escapee from a mental institution who sees visions of horrible murders being committed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, mental illness, gory, deadly, confined, crimes, danger, serial killer, escaped mental patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, good versus evil, chase, police investigation, psychopath, supernatural, law enforcement, escapades, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%