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Brutal (2007)
 3.6
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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: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, politics, prodigy, crime, love affair, mentally challenged, slasher, danger, small town life, law enforcement, social misfits, gays and lesbians, small town, deadly, gory, rivalry, mystery, homosexual, lesbian kiss
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, murder, danger, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Mystery genres. Some movies like Brutal: Nine Dead (2010), iMurders (2008), Cyrus (2010), The Barber (2002), Shallow Ground (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: surprise ending, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, confined, crimes, survival, 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: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, prison, prison life, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, crime, manipulations, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 863
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, slasher, investigation, serial killer, computers and web, mystery, gory, law enforcement, deadly, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 958
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: serious, bleak, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, tv reporter, woman in danger, small town, psychopath, media, journalism, investigation, deadly, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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, serious, rough, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, rivalry, mind game, slasher, insomnia, social relations, deadly, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, scary, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: investigation, teenage life, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, psychopath, vengeance, deadly, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, rough, scary, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, spring break, crimes, rivalry, youth, woman in danger, stalking, danger, law enforcement, deadly, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 951
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: tense, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, media, investigation, police investigation, amateur detective, woman in danger, stalking, danger, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: rough, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence spree, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, stalking, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.1
 603
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: suspenseful, tense, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, serial killer, stalking, danger, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 828
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, haunted by the past, deadly, gory, crimes, witnessing a crime, mystery, danger, woman in danger, education ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
When a Killer Calls (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A babysitter begins receiving threatening phone calls from a man who has just killed an entire family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: youth, urban legend, slasher, city life, teenage life, crimes, legends and myths, terrorism, urban, prank, danger, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 2.5
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: realistic, rough, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, police investigation, psychopath, manhunt, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, master criminal, woman in danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, psychological, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, curses spells and rituals, hostages, mystery, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, gory, police investigation, journalism, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.3
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, heavy metal culture, crimes, who done it, murderous pair, law enforcement, psychopath, police station, murder, journalism, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, psychopath, obsession, gory, mind game, mystery, crimes, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.5
 99
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: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mystery, amateur detective, race against time, investigation, serial killer, bare breasts, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 64
Blood Ties (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of students solve the mystery of a 20 year old murder. Now they fight to stay alive while being hunted one by one.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: college, murder, university, school, slasher, college life, serial killer, deadly, danger, stalking, mystery, student life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 3.6
 508
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: scary, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, crimes, rivalry, psychopath, vengeance, survival, farm, danger, gory, deadly, slasher, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, gore, corpse, pathologist, parents and children, writer's life, crimes, crime, kidnapping, danger, gory, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.0
 283
Terror on Tour (1980)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A rock band called "The Clowns" comes under suspicion of murder when several prostitutes are killed by individuals made up like members of the band.
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: murder, prostitute, slasher, terrorism, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, gory, deadly, psychopath, religions or cults, serial killer ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 771
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, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, crimes, deadly, murder, police, blood, female nudity, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, small town, murder, computers and web, deadly, gory, small town life, crimes, teenage life, investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 1.3
 268
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, realistic, rough, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, deadly creature, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, parents and children, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Babysitter Wanted (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When she takes a job babysitting a young boy (Kai Caster) for a night at his family's remote farmhouse, sweet college co-ed Angie Albright (Sarah Thompson) becomes the target of a scar-covered creep making mysterious phone calls and prowling ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, chase, danger, mind game, rivalry, crimes, psychopath, deadly, small town, killer child, farm, axe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 298
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: serious, rough, thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: mystery, corruption, legal, rivalry, inventions and discoveries, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, small town life, small town, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, tense, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, crimes, confined, violence spree, slasher, serial killer, deadly, gory, mentally unstable, danger, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.9
 213
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, race against time, homicide detective, murder, police investigation, amateur detective, deadly, law enforcement, crime, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, profiler, murder, forensic, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, crimes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, slasher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nite Tales: The Movie (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Actors: Flavor Flav, Dante Basco, Chico Benymon, Andrea Bogart, James Ferris
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: gory, nightlife, deadly, slasher, psychopath, college, heist, serial killer, murder, bank, legends and myths, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%