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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, violence, death, killings, hypnosis, sadist, psychiatrist, evil, psycho killer, risk, liar, danger ...
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, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Case of the Hillside Stranglers: The Deliberate Stranger (1986), Night Game (1989), Freeway Killer (2010), In the Deep Woods (1992), 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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, who done it, life is a bitch, chases and races, uncover truth, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, utah, usa, colorado
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95%
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Night Game (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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: rough, serious, realistic, offbeat, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police detective, baseball, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, stalking, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, mind bending, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, law enforcement, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, crimes, who done it, crime, psychopath, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: murder, psychopath, crime, hostages, violence spree, confined, slasher, sexual abuse, journalism, brutality, misogynist, maniac ...
Time: 60s, 1990s, 1960s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, crime, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, funeral, murder, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, 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 ⇓
63%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, rivalry, chase, journalism, investigation, media, life is a bitch, vengeance, phone sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, hate crime, killing spree, gun, gay bar, brutality, violence, college life, deadly, small town life, college ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, special agents, chases and races, who done it, slasher, mind game, police investigation, crimes, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, psychopath, pregnancy, drug use, violence, sadism, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance, kids in trouble ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art student, mental illness, investigation, deadly, psychopath, slasher, obsession, crimes, crime, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, police detective, strangulation, double life, police investigation, crime, mystery, manhunt, psychopath ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, police detective, deadly, danger, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 163
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsessive quest, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, chases and races, fighting crime, law enforcement, city life, tough law enforcer, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 398
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, who done it, crime, criminal heroes, vigilantism, danger, track down, law enforcement, deadly, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, murder, sadist, handcuffs, special agents, false accusation, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, deadly, killings ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, ex cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, serious, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, prostitute, psychopath, violence, murder, rape, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: rough, erotic, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, strong sexual content, law enforcement, partners, deadly, prostitute, crimes, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Calendar Girl Murders (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a building and later on that night Miss February is knifed to death. ...
Style: bleak, serious, mind bending, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, calendar, crimes, friendship, amateur detective, mind game, fashion, danger, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, danger, crime, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, self flagellation, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 138K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, secret, businessman, police investigation, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: serious, mind bending, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, who done it, hostages, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, chases and races, confined, law enforcement, deadly, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, slasher, couples, law enforcement, deadly, obsession, murder, crime, danger, memory loss ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, mystery, society, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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