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Chapter 27 (2007)
 5.7
 10K
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, mentally unstable, social misfits, losing-it hero, crimes, deadly, killer, alone, celebrity, misfit, stalking, lifestyle, unfulfillment, assassination, airplane, prostitute, mental institution, musician, hotel, death, male female relationship, gun, restaurant ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Chapter 27

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and disturbing films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, obsession, crime, serial killer and mental illness 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), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), 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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, assassination, losing-it hero, unfulfillment, obsession, deadly, murder, shot to death, suffering, breaking point, family problems, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: hawaii, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, social decay, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, vengeance, crimes, crime, parents and children, murder, disability, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 516
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, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, friendship, couples, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: vietnam war, hypocrisy, obsession, depression, robbery, revenge, airport, assassination attempt, head of state, planned murder, attempted murder, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, baltimore, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, deadly, social relations, crimes, small town, domestic violence, preacher, trial, under the surface, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
34%
I Can Make You Love Me (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing
Plot: hostage, pursuit, obsession, psychopath, violence, dangerous attraction, vengeance, mentally unstable, destiny, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
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, gloomy ...
Plot: redemption, drug dealing, obsession, going straight, addiction, crimes, hopes, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, drug dealer, insomnia ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 6K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, crimes of passion, fame, obsession, murder, deadly, couple relations, playboy, couples, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, society, obsession, deadly, confined, courtroom drama, mental institution, dismemberment ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, tense, offbeat, realistic ...
Plot: radical, obsession, breaking point, deadly, rock, low lives, men hatred, drugs/alcohol, social misfits, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.8
 473
Dream Lover (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: mind game, mental illness, psychopath, mentally unstable, ghost, deadly, losing-it hero, domestic disturbance, unfulfillment, insomnia, stabbed in the back, psycho ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
 7.0
 131K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: intense, psychological, disturbing, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, murder, ambition, obsession, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, power relations, athlete's life, destructive relationship, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 1987 ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 5K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, on the run, deadly, partners, crimes, violence spree, crime, on the road, man boy relationship, prison, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, scary ...
Plot: murder, corpse, obsession, deadly, criminal heroes, crimes, investigation, supernatural, power relations, society, scientist, hospital ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1800s, victorian england
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.2
 396
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: obsession, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, losing-it hero, psychopath, mentally unstable, deadly, male female relationship, pregnancy, paranoia, therapy, nightmare ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 23K
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, confession, execution, hanging, interrogation, friendship, death sentence, death row, gas station, on the run, farmer, true crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, midwest, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, obsession, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, nightclub, death sentence, true crime, single mother, female criminal, capital punishment, crimes, couples ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 5K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, insanity, domineering mother, arrest, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, neighbor, good versus evil, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 17K
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, serious, realistic, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, communism, investigation, murder, forensics, corpse, bureaucracy, police investigation, psychiatrist, shallow grave, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: russia, soviet union, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 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, 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 ⇓
27%
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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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, assassination, changing the past or future, doctors and patients, state affairs, crimes, investigation, time travel, political unrest, deadly, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1910s, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.3
 691K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Plot: social decay, lone wolves, obsession, loner, character study, depression, vigilante, paranoia, alienation, taxi, taxi driver, antisocial behavior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, vietnam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 131K
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, psychological, disturbing, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, miami, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 12K
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, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy
Plot: school shooting, murder, school, psychopath, hostage, misogynist, student, interview, survivor, terror, woman in danger, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, religions or cults, obsession, legends and myths, deadly, leadership, district attorney, delusion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 2K
SK1 (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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth, obsession, law enforcement, danger, deadly, crimes, crime, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2001, year 1995, 1990s ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, manipulation, mind game, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations, destructive relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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