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Chasing Ghosts (2005)
 5.4
 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, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, track down, danger, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, one last job, investigation, clue, identity, crimes, special agents, ghost, supernatural, supernatural ability, crime, chases and races, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Chasing Ghosts

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, crime and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Chasing Ghosts: After Alice (2000), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Pavement (2002), Unforgettable (1996), 1st to Die (2003). 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, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, law enforcement, deadly, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
86%
 5.4
 762
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, animal life, danger, serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, amateur detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, alaska, south africa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, false accusation, race against time, uncover truth, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, partners against crime, who done it, murder, track down, master criminal, crime, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, police investigation, investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, danger, woman in danger, police detective, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, police investigation, introspection, haunted by the past, danger, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ 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, 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 ⇓
60%
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 4.7
 744
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, rivalry, crimes, deadly, track down, danger, race against time, computers and web, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 429
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 ⇓
56%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, police investigation, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mysterious character, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 968
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: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, stalking, serial killer, deadly, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 ⇓
48%
 4.8
 710
Sacrifice (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A convicted bank robber breaks free as he is being transported to prison after learning that his daughter has been killed by a serial killer. Determined to find her killer, he joins with a female cop who is working the case. He quickly discovers ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, manhunt, mind game, master criminal, investigation, deadly, gory, law enforcement, track down, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: 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 ⇓
45%
 5.3
 25K
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, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 98
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mystery, uncover truth, police investigation, mind game, danger, rivalry, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 415
Papertrail (1997)
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: psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, sex, murder, deadly, law enforcement, danger, stalking, woman in danger, slasher, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 508
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, murder, psychopath, frame up, car chase, investigation, mind game, race against time, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 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, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, danger, psychopath, amateur detective, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hostage, murder, diner, serial killer, crime gone awry, hostages, confined, danger, rivalry, isolation, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 167
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, danger, crimes, deadly, dangerous attraction, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, police investigation, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 345
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, police corruption, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, good versus evil, chase, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, rivalry, race against time, supernatural, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, stalking, police investigation, danger, mind game, master criminal, law enforcement, crimes, psychopath, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
37%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%