Movies like The Dead Girl

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The Dead Girl (2006)
 6.6
 16K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, bad ending, depressing, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy, road movie, rough ...
Plot: missing person, murder, serial killer, investigation, prostitute, uncover truth, family relations, life is a bitch, dead girl, mystery, promiscuous daughter, child abuse, parents and children, society, loss of daughter, stranger, social relations, women, death, runaway, husband wife relationship, friendship, domineering mother, hitchhiker, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california

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Most similar movies to The Dead Girl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and interesting films with plots about storytelling, murder, police investigation, pornography, brutality, dialogue and crimes mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Dead Girl: The Pledge (2001), Monster (2003), The Night Listener (2006), Mystic River (2003), Night Moves (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 59K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, twists and turns, investigation, child murder investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, small town, obsession, promise, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 153K
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, disturbing, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, lesbian love, rape, mental illness, gay, murder, female serial killer, vengeance, crimes, female killer ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Night Listener (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: radio, mystery, gay, listener, adaptation, mental illness, aids, mysterious character, amateur detective, twists and turns, lgbt, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.9
 457K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 7.1
 16K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, mystery, crime gone awry, complex characters, loneliness, manipulation, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 7K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, investigation, twists and turns, false accusation, veteran, alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam war, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.5
 23K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, dark, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, heroin, addiction, junkie, crimes, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, violence, serial killer, drug addict, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 7K
Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, fishing, crimes, serial killer, friendship, aborigine, self discovery, small town, police detective, complex characters, mental illness, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Minus Man (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, ...
Style: clever, disturbing, psychological, intense, road movie ...
Plot: serial killer, christmas, small town, death, murder, violence, character study, corruption, brutality, adaptation, addiction, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: vancouver, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, disappearance, crimes, overbearing parent, divorce, twists and turns, investigation, dysfunctional marriage, mentally unstable, justice, obsession ...
Time: 80s, future, year 2000, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, violence, suicide, dark hero, justice, character study, moral ambiguity, life is a bitch, revenge, investigation, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 542K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, mystery, journalism, crimes, paranoia, maniac, killings, uncover truth, police ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969, year 1971 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, true crime, serial rapist, double life, crimes, police investigation, murder, mystery, strangulation, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
 18K
Affliction (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in his slowly disintegrating mentally.
Style: bleak, psychological, rough, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: snow, small town, dysfunctional family, sheriff, small town life, crimes, insanity, character study, murder, alcohol abuse, addiction, abusive father ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new hampshire, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, suspense, emotional ...
Plot: gay, murder, twists and turns, crimes, gay teenager, life is a bitch, wound, plot twist, police investigation, conspiracy, tragedy, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 8K
Bubble (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.
Style: bleak, enigmatic, meditative, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, working class, small town, murder mystery, love triangle, investigation, character study, loneliness, factory, mystery, police detective, dull life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: california, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 24K
Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sexy, psychological, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, murder, crimes, police investigation, strong sexual content, sex, gays and lesbians, violence, brutality, undercover, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: new york, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.1
 709K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
Style: sexy, psychological, tricky, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, couples, family problems, sexual relations, isolation, incest ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 1870s, 2000s, victorian era
Place: san francisco, maine, new hampshire, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, intense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, obsession, dysfunctional family, loss of child, family, lawyer, character study, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 18K
Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, twist ending, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, fbi, surveillance, murder, twists and turns, investigation, police station, police corruption, sadism, hidden identity, mass murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.5
 7K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, twists and turns, investigation, guilt, mind game, law enforcement, brutality, prostitute, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 12K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, intense, stylized ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, murder, midlife crisis, destiny, prostitute, oral sex, redemption, starting over, fortune teller, prison, self control, unlikely criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, police detective, ghost, uncover truth, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, hallucination, gangsters, civil war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, neo noir, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, hacker, investigation, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, twists and turns, mystery, crimes, journalist, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, year 1966, contemporary, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 17K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, blindness, obsession, murder, police investigation, small town, crimes, killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), blind character, surveillance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, berlin germany, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 273K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, twists and turns, conspiracy, police investigation, kidnapped child, missing child, moral dilemma, crimes, pedophile, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 55K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, road movie, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, journalism, journalist, lovers on the run, road trip, writers, obsession, on the road, psychopath, cross country, murderous pair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, pittsburgh, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%