Movies like The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

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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, crimes, obsession, crime, legal, law enforcement, deadly, rape, investigation, psycho, car, police, violence, death, killings, hypnosis, sadist, psychiatrist, security guard, lie, evil, serial murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california

Most similar movies to The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, serial killer, crime, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Case of the Hillside Stranglers: The Deliberate Stranger (1986), In the Deep Woods (1992), Freeway Killer (2010), The Lost (2006), The Riverman (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, murder, true crime, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, crime, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, utah, seattle
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95%
In the Deep Woods (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A friend of Joanna has been killed by a serial killers who leaves the bodies in the woods. A strange guy who says is a private detective: Joanna begins to fear he might be the killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, private detective, psychopath, law enforcement, mystery, crime, crimes, police detective, deadly, death of friend, woman in danger, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 90s
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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, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, psychopath, deadly, danger, stalking, mentally unstable, law enforcement, physical appearance, strong violent content, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: rough, tense, disturbing, based on true events, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, slasher, violence spree, confined, crimes, crime, hostages, hostage, journalism, misogynist ...
Time: 60s, 1990s, 1960s, 90s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, violence, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, drug use, crimes, rivalry, deadly, slasher, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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72%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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 ⇓
66%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), police detective, baseball, crime, who done it, police investigation, danger, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, split personality, strangulation, police detective, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, serial rapist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, deadly, serial killer, crimes, manipulations, danger, manipulation, murder, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, investigation, vengeance, serial killer, track down, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, danger, murder, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, special agents, who done it, animal life, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, gory, chase, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, murderous pair, serial killer, police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, crime, strangulation
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, disturbing, rough, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, prostitute, psychopath, violence, murder, police investigation, strangulation, rape, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: deadly, mind game, psychopath, serial killer, rivalry, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: cult film, tense, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, killing spree, hate crime, gay bar, gun, brutality, violence, on the road, society, suburbs, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, woman in danger, slasher, deadly, psychopath, crimes, violence spree, gory, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mystery, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: sexual, sexy, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, media, journalism, vengeance, life is a bitch, athlete's life, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, gang, danger, psychopath, rivalry, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, murder, police, deadly, violence, law enforcement, psychopath, racial slur, insanity, self mutilation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, danger, obsession, deadly, police detective, kidnapping, psychopath, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, serial killer, uncover truth, legal, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, manhunt, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, deadly, crimes, slasher, danger, woman in danger, police detective, law enforcement, stalking, violence spree ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, danger, couples, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
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53%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, chases and races, mystery, law enforcement, strong sexual content, deadly, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: cult film, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, beauty pageant, crime, confined, riddles and clues, small town, obsession, crimes, contests and competitions, psychopath, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, brooklyn new york city, law enforcement, ratings, police investigation, urban, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, danger, crime, chases and races, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, moral dilemma, psychopath, haunted by the past, church, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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