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Brutal (2007)
 3.5
 867
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, gays and lesbians, small town, 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, danger, serial killer, gory, psychopath and murder mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brutal: Nine Dead (2010), Flashback (2000), iMurders (2008), Cyrus (2010), Alone (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2010)
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: captivity, danger, confined, kidnapping, riddles and clues, survival, 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: psychological, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, crimes, confined, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, prison, manipulations, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.4
 871
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: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, mystery, danger, woman in danger, deadly, gory, crimes, loss of parent, death of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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, scary, serious, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, gory, serial killer, slasher, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: rough, serious, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, cannibalism, investigation, journalism, danger, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, police detective, mentally unstable, mystery, crimes, psychopath, deadly, danger, stalking, sexual content, graphic violence ...
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, vengeance, murder, crimes, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, gory, small town, teenage life ...
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: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, law enforcement, haunted by the past, danger, deadly, gory, slasher, rivalry, police investigation, 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, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mind game, gory, crimes, mystery, journalism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, police investigation, 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, mind game, danger, deadly, mystery, murder, social relations, isolation, darkness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.5
 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, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, who done it, manhunt, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, master criminal, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, deadly, teenage life, confined, crimes, danger, psychopath, isolation, gory, vengeance, torture chamber ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.9
 770
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, rough, serious, scary
Plot: supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, demon, danger, deadly, gory, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, riddles and clues, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, danger, murder, whodunit, crimes, stalking, gory, battles ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, rough, scary, suspenseful
Plot: mystery, supernatural, slasher, survival, danger, deadly, gory, confined, captivity, isolation, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, spring break, crimes, danger, stalking, woman in danger, youth, vengeance, deadly, gory, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, journalism, mind game, amateur detective, danger, curses spells and rituals, psychopath ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, investigation, strong sexual content, deadly, gory, crimes, woman in danger, danger, mistaken identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), legal investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.4
 801
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: danger, violence, deadly, crimes, obsession, psychopath, serial killer, murder, police, female nudity, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, corpse, pathologist, gore, parents and children, crime, writer's life, kidnapping, danger, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 968
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, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, serial killer, deadly, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement ...
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, vengeance, deadly, stranded, unknown killer, characters killed one by one, ship, stowaway, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 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: youth, slasher, psychopath, deadly, gory, rivalry, danger, stalking, farmhouse, in the woods, chase, killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 918
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, confined, crimes, haunted by the past, mental illness, danger, deadly, gory, escaped mental patient, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, good versus evil, chase, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, rivalry, race against time, supernatural, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ 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: serious, rough, scary, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, gory, law enforcement, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, tough heroes, woman in danger, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.1
 3K
Scar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Joan Burrows returns to her hometown for her niece's graduation, only to be confronted by the serial killer she thought she offed years ago -- after he kidnapped and tormented her and her best friend.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, small town, homecoming, psychopath, gory, violence spree, haunted by the past, serial killer, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 514
Plasterhead (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Every town has a local legend. Not all of them are deadly. Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, a group of four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, exciting, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, crimes, survival, supernatural, gory, vengeance, danger, deadly, psychopath, murder, small town, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.7
 514
Animus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Hoping to find proof of the paranormal, five film students set out to document the legendary Copper Queen Hospital. But as the sun goes down, they experience something far worse than they ever could have imagined and they find themselves pursued by ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious
Plot: psychopath, danger, riddles and clues, supernatural, deadly, gory, ghost, hospital, slasher, blood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%