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Chapter 27 (2007)
 5.6
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Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which has 26 chapters, and which Chapman was carrying when he shot Lennon. Chapman was obsessed with the book, to the point
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: obsession, murder, mental illness, social misfits, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, crimes, lifestyle, alone, killer, celebrity, misfit, stalking, assassination, unfulfillment, airplane, prostitute, musician, death, hotel, restaurant, mental institution, taxi, anger, housekeeper ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, obsession, serial killer, mental illness and death mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Chapter 27: The Killing of John Lennon (2006), King of the Jungle (2000), Rivals (2000), Foxcatcher (2014), The Pastor's Wife (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film follows the travels and accounts of Mark Chapman (Jonas Ball) and gives the watcher an insight into his mind. It starts with him in Hawaii and how he does not fit in with anyone including his job; family; friends etc. He says he is ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, unfulfillment, assassination, losing-it hero, obsession, murder, social misfits, crumbling marriage, misfit, breaking point, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: hawaii, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: It’s 1974 and Sam Bicke has lost everything. His wife leaves him with his three kids, his boss fires him, his brother turns away from him, and the bank won’t give him any money to start anew. He tries to find someone to blame for his misfortunes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, head of state, assassination attempt, attempted murder, rules and policies, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: baltimore, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, social decay, vengeance, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, fighting crime, murder, mental illness, addiction, parents and children, disability, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 558
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, youth, love and romance, crimes, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.0
 141K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: wrestling, mental illness, murder, ambition, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, power relations, destructive relationship, eccentricity, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, seoul, phoenix arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pastor's Wife (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Matthew Winkler, a beloved minister who, in 2006, was found shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee home, his wife and young daughters missing. Authorities soon zeroed in on Matthew's wife, Mary, as the prime suspect ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, marital rape, social relations, crimes, small town, domestic violence, preacher, court, under the surface, small town life, pastor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, crimes, family problems, parents and children, haunted by the past, father son relationship, violence spree, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, 60s, contemporary, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 7K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: playboy, crimes of passion, jealous husband, obsession, rise and fall, fame, murder, couple relations, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1978, 70s
Place: vancouver, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
45%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, low lives, hypocrisy, breaking point, men hatred, losing-it hero, misfit, assassination attempt, social misfits, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, drug dealer, going straight, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, insomnia, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 6K
Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, partners, on the run, violence spree, on the road, lawyer, sniper, prison, murderous pair, man boy relationship, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer, dismemberment, transsexual ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Can Make You Love Me (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Laura Black has got it. She has got her master in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything seems to be fine with one exception. That guy ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough
Plot: hostage, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, destiny, vengeance, murder, chase, rivalry, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, virginia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, crimes, family life, social relations, family relations, small town, store, small town life, insanity, mental breakdown ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, death sentence, nudity (full frontal - brief), female criminal, true crime, single mother, nightclub, crimes, graphic violence, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Girl He Met Online (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man's relationship with a bipolar woman becomes dangerous.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, mentally unstable, couples, mental illness, dangerous attraction, losing-it hero, jealousy, online dating, murder, crimes, obsession, down on your luck
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Citizen X (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed victim to over 50 people. His victims were mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a communists state, the police investigations were hampered by bureaucracy, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, police investigation, psychiatrist, bureaucracy, crimes, politics, mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 429
A Perfect Fit (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A psychological drama about an unstable man, tormented by nightmares, who seeks help from a shrink but is pushed over the edge into increasingly dangerous, psychotic territory by a relationship he is unable to control.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: nightmare, dangerous attraction, obsession, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychopath, mentally unstable, male female relationship, pregnancy, mental illness, paranoia, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Doctor and the Devils (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on.
Style: gothic, bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, corpse, obsession, crimes, criminal heroes, supernatural, investigation, power relations, society, scientist, hospital, grave robbing ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 18th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 1K
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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, track down, crimes, woman in danger, violence, brutality, murder, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 338
Murder One (1988)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This crime drama is based on the true story of Billy Isaacs. Freshly escaped from prison, Isaac is picked up by his brothers, and the entire dysfunctional brood embarks on a crime spree that takes them through a dozen states, claiming the lives of ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), mass murder, true crime, murder of family, rape, prison, siblings relations, strong sexual content, violence spree, human nature, death row ...
Time: 70s
Place: maryland, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ed Gein (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental illness, insanity, arrest, domineering mother, life is a bitch, crimes, neighbor, good versus evil, family relations, schizophrenia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: wisconsin, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 16K
Polytechnique (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A dramatization of the Montreal Massacre of 1989 where several female engineering students were murdered by an unstable misogynist.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: school shooting, school, murder, atrocity, psychopath, mass murder, misogynist, hostage, woman in danger, crimes, confined, violence spree ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 5K
Holy Rollers (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events in the late nineties when Hasidic Jews were recruited as mules to smuggle ecstasy from Europe into the United States.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, factual
Plot: rabbi, crimes, drug dealing, lifestyle, unlikely criminals, society, partners, religions or cults, drug traffic, brother brother relationship, drug smuggling, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, amsterdam, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, mind game, dishonesty, manipulation, destructive relationship, prostitute, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 149K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, harsh, psychological, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, sexual abuse, rape, lesbian love, destructive relationship, misanthrope, female killer, tragic love, death sentence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 26K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, execution, confession, drifter, hanging, interrogation, death row, friendship, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, midwest, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their ...
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: mental institution, assassination, murder, time travel, misfit, state affairs, investigation, politics, dishonesty, changing the past or future, crimes, split personality ...
Time: 1910s, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%