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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, crimes, legal, law enforcement, psycho, rape, investigation, police officer, police, violence, death, killings, hypnosis, sadist, psychiatrist, security guard, lie, evil, sadism, risk, psycho killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Case of the Hillside Stranglers: The Boys Next Door (1985), Bundy: An American Icon (2009), Freeway Killer (2010), The Deliberate Stranger (1986), The Lost (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, crimes, confined, violence spree, hostage, journalism, maniac, brutality, misogynist, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, dallas texas, texas
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100%
The Boys Next Door (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trial of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, violence spree, psychopath, brutality, hate crime, killing spree, kids in trouble, teenage life, suburbs, chaos and mayhem, on the road ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, psychopath, who done it, police detective, strong violent content, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, murder, psychopath, police investigation, true crime, obsession, false accusation, who done it, courtroom drama, rapist, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, usa, colorado, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, narcissism, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, crimes, youth, rivalry, violence, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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 ⇓
52%
The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, death, police, rape, murderer, rapist, serial murder, maniac, brutality, psychopath, violence ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, psychopath, prostitute, serial rapist, murder, police investigation, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, murderer, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, mystery, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, vigilantism, murder, law enforcement, track down, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, baseball, graphic violence, stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.2
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Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Between 1978 and 1979, the inhabitants of the Oise are in fear of a maniac who kills several hitchhikers and escape the police. He was then dubbed "the killer of the Oise" is actually a shy young policeman who will investigate his own ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, violence, law enforcement, insanity, self mutilation, racial slur, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, who done it, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, prison ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, serial killer, murderous pair, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mystery, law enforcement, legal, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, investigation, police detective, psychopath, obsession, kidnapping, cannibalism, child murder, murder, s&m, electric chair ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, gangsters, murder, assassin, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, psychopath, husband wife relationship, investigation, death, rivalry, true crime, domestic violence, woman in underwear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, woman in danger, vengeance, alcohol abuse, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Out of the Darkness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gripping thriller telling the true story of the hunt and capture of David Berkowitz, a.k.a. "Son of Sam" — the infamous serial killer who stalked New York in the 70s.
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, clergy, stalking, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, police investigation, obsessive quest, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, killer, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, car chase, psychopath, police detective, chase, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, police investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, psychopath, contests and competitions, confined, serial killer, stalking, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: tense, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, investigation, murder, special agents, lawsuit, master criminal, uncover truth, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%