Movies like Brutal

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Brutal (2007)
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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, slasher, parody
Plot: psychopath, prodigy, mystery, serial killer, love affair, mentally challenged, law enforcement, politics, crimes, gays and lesbians, rivalry, social misfits, small town, small town life, riddles and clues, homosexual, swindle, gory, danger, deadly, lesbian kiss, crime
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, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, psychopath and gory mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brutal: Bundy: An American Icon (2009), Flashback (2000), iMurders (2008), Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010), Alone (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prison, prison life, law enforcement, confined, crimes, rivalry, manipulation, woman in danger, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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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: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, witnessing a crime, graphic violence, sexual content, education, teenager, tutor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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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: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web, love triangle, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (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: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, crimes, mystery, small town, cannibalism, media, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, scary ...
Plot: woman in danger, serial killer, police detective, mentally unstable, mystery, crimes, psychopath, stalking, law enforcement, graphic violence, sexual content, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: slasher, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, haunted by the past, rivalry, police investigation, profiler, death, crimes, childhood trauma, police, male objectification ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: vengeance, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, murder, psychopath, law enforcement, crimes, small town, teenage life, small town sheriff, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, amateur detective, crimes, race against time, mystery, apartment building, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, isolation, murder, social relations, small town sheriff, darkness, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, slasher
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, law enforcement, murder, whodunit, stalking, crimes, criminal heroes, battles, brain tumor, police inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
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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: slasher, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, small town, violence spree, disguise, strong violent content, strangled to death, road trip ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.9
 856
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, scary, serious, rough
Plot: supernatural, mystery, deadly creature, demon, law enforcement, brutality, rescue, escapades, crimes, devil, mental institution, district attorney ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, survival, confined, teenage life, isolation, crimes, psychopath, vengeance, torture chamber, social relations, youth, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Somebody Help Me (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: slasher, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: mystery, supernatural, survival, confined, captivity, isolation, deadly creature, best friends, youth, crimes, serial killer, forest ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: slasher, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, woman in danger, crimes, youth, stalking, spring break, murder, dark secret, mystery killer, violence, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: realistic, scary, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, who done it, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, crimes, master criminal, woman in danger, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 1K
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, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, strong sexual content, woman in danger, mistaken identity, nudity (full frontal - brief), legal investigation, bdsm, lesbianism, artist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: scary, psychological, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, police detective, parents and children, murder, supernatural, law enforcement, psychiatrist, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, youth, rivalry, stalking, farmhouse, forest, chase, killer, car accident, high society, redneck, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, scary, rough, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, law enforcement, confined, life is a bitch, woman in danger, tough heroes, brutality, psycho killer, killing spree, mexican border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
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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: slasher, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, crimes, strong violent content, serial killer, masked killer, murder, violence, escaped prisoner, chase, comeback, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 977
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Plot: murder, mental institution, mentally unstable, confined, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, serial killer, escaped mental patient, escape, strong violent content, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.8
 565
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, serious, suspenseful, slasher
Plot: psychopath, ghost, supernatural, riddles and clues, hospital, gory, danger, deadly, blood
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Dead in 3 Days 2 (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One year ago, Nina survived the attacks of a serial killer. She wants to flee from these memories but one call at night recalls all memories and she is again in the middle of a murder mystery.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, survival, escapades, amateur detective, psychopath, woman in danger, riddles and clues, crimes, isolation, puzzle, murder, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria
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