Movies like Chasing Ghosts 2005

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Chasing Ghosts (2005)
 5.5
 1K
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, the truth slowly begins to reveal itself.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, crimes, special agents, ghost, riddles and clues, supernatural, psychopath, supernatural ability, crime, track down, manhunt, murder, danger, chases and races, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, deadly, rivalry, golden years, protagonist as suspect, mystery ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, law enforcement, crime, serial killer and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Chasing Ghosts: After Alice (2000), Dead Connection (1994), Papertrail (1998), 1st to Die (2003), Pavement (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, danger, mind game, amateur detective, solitude, murder, deadly, law enforcement, supernatural ability, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: mind bending, sexual, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, journalism, media, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, phone sex, mystery, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.5
 408
Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: mind bending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, sex, law enforcement, slasher, stalking, danger, woman in danger, investigation, deadly, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 627
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, reluctant partners, mystery, crimes, chases and races, fall in love, who done it, life is a bitch, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 754
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: tense, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, law enforcement, animal life, deadly, swat, obsessive quest, murder, vengeance, psychopath, mind game, amateur detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, africa, south africa, alaska, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: moral dilemma, murder, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, dishonesty, religions or cults, mind game, clergy, amateur detective, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, murder, crimes, special agents, missing person, danger, race against time, track down, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, crime, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, small town, alcohol abuse, single parent, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 4.5
 393
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: tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, serial killer, partners, track down, deadly, police investigation, police detective, vigilantism, rivalry, investigation, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, hostage, serial killer, crime gone awry, hostages, confined, rivalry, danger, isolation, deadly, crimes, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, amateur detective, danger, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 339
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, crimes, crime, who done it, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, couples, introspection, moral dilemma, mind game, murder, legal investigation, special agents, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 24K
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 ⇓
52%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.8
 720
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, computers and web, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 161
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.2
 237
Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, danger, crime gone awry, vengeance, psychopath, undercover, mind game, chases and races, special agents, reluctant partners, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.4
 7K
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: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, obsession, gory, psychopath, crimes, mystery, mind game, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, psychopath, mouse, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 7K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath, stalking, police detective, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, missing person, murder, mystery, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, woman in danger, danger, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, investigation, serial killer, mystery, riddles and clues, vengeance, chases and races, crime, danger, obsession, ex cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, false accusation, murder, prison, serial killer, stalking, chases and races, confined, crime, crimes, fugitives, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 950
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: realistic, tense, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, gays and lesbians, crimes, mystery, crime, mind game, amateur detective, psychopath, stalking, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 814
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, crimes, uncover truth, working undercover, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, police corruption, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, hospital, split personality, police detective, strangulation, double life, mind game, police investigation, investigation, crime, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, rivalry, rapist, protagonist as suspect, crimes, chases and races, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, seattle, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, chief, law enforcement, investigation, urban, alcohol abuse, small town life, deadly, crimes, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%