Movies like Death Note 2006

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Death Note (2006)
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Death Note (2006)
Original name: デスノート
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious murderer. An all out battle between the two greatest minds on earth begins and the winner will control the world.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, rough, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, intense, psychological, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: investigation, serial killer, vigilantism, supernatural, mind game, supernatural ability, battle of wits, crimes, rivalry, intelligence, artifact, god, youth, investigator, interpol, notebook, goth, vigilante, brutality, moral ambiguity, vengeance, manipulation, life & death, creativity, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

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Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, rivalry, police investigation, deadly and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Note: Death Note: The Last Name (2006), L: Change the World (2008), Horns (2013), Black Butler (2014), The Bone Collector (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Death Note film franchise, Light Yagami meets a second Kira and faithful follower Misa Amane and her Shinigami named Rem. Light attempts to defeat L along with Teru Mikami (a Kira follower) and Kiyomi Takada (another ...
Style: mystical, psychotronic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Plot: supernatural power, serial killer, supernatural ability, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, supernatural, mysticism, showdown ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, intelligence, secret identity, battle of wits, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, supernatural ability, rivals, fighting crime, vigilante, teenage life ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 84K
Death Note (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, deity, notebook, mind game, supernatural, revenge, murder, police, violence, adaptation, chase, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york state, seattle, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
L: Change the World (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: heroes, mind game, terrorism, legends and myths, rivalry, child in peril, adventure, against humanity, save the world, heroic mission, private detective, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Horns (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: suspense, serious, surreal, suspenseful, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, investigation, good versus evil, murder mystery, snake, dark humor, betrayal, transformation, devil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 2K
Black Butler (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Set in the year 2020, Shiori Genbo (Ayame Gouriki) runs the large corporation Funtom. Shiori is also a descendant of prestigious noble family Phantomhive of England. As a descendant of the noble family Phantomhive, Shiori solves difficult cases ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, gothic horror ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural ability, demon, curse, supernatural, investigation, uncover truth, power relations, one man army, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 10 years has passed since the confrontation between Kira and L. Again, Shinigami sends death notes to the ground and due to this, the world soon falls into chaos. Tsukuru (Masahiro Higashide) is a member of the Death Note special task force team ...
Style: serious, psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivals, mind game, supernatural ability, justice, artifact, fighting crime, rivalry, outsmarting, student, law enforcement, hidden identity, moral dilemma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, master criminal, forensics, mind game, race against time, investigation, policewoman, paraplegic, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Nightmare Detective (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, nightmare, police investigation, mind game, supernatural, murder, mystery, rivalry, crimes, supernatural ability, psychopath, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand (2006)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: What's scary is being a human being, and what's scary is being myself. Truly horrifying things reside inside oneself. The work asks if you can stand the inescapable terror.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, supernatural ability, supernatural, rivalry, life is a bitch, premonition, father, dream, train, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, one last job, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, riddles and clues, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 88K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, revenge, killer, justice, brutality, assassination, avenger, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 2K
Death Note (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals. L is a well known private ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: arrogance, investigation, supernatural, vigilante, fighting crime, moral dilemma, mind game, deity, crimes, student, murder, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, hitman, vigilantism, judge, secret society, crimes, murder, vengeance, political corruption, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, fbi, psychiatrist, obsession, chase, psychopath, mind game, race against time, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 273K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, rough, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, master criminal, fbi, mind game, crimes, cannibal, homicidal maniac, cat and mouse, law enforcement, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, florence, venice, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 83K
Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, twists and turns, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, good versus evil, psychic, demon, devil, police detective, murder investigation, curse, execution, demonic possession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, fbi, murder, manipulation, death, crimes, torture, death threat, paranoia, frame up, forensics, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, year 1997
Place: washington state, seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Black Kiss (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work ...
Style: slasher, scary, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, mystery, who done it, stalking, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, suspense, brutal, bleak, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, female detective, amateur detective, investigation, murder, police investigation, mystery, psychopath, schoolgirl, woman in danger, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
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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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, psychopath, investigation, crimes, strong female character, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.1
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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: suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group ...
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, afterlife, supernatural, electric chair, tragic hero, murder, revenge, death, good versus evil, vengeance, crow, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
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Suicide Club (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When 54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train it appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the ...
Style: psychological, surreal, disturbing, atmospheric, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, death, police investigation, cult, conspiracy, teenage girl, high school, brutality, torture, surrealism, mystery, hacker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Memoirs of a Murderer (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The movie begins in the year 1995 where there were 5 peculiar murder cases. The murderer would always get someone close to the victim to witness how he would strangle the victim from behind with a rope but he would let the witnesses go and speak to ...
Style: tense, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, strangulation, murder, investigation, police officer, revenge, investigator, uncover truth, mystery, death, disguise, who done it ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 11K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, police detective, missing girl, investigation, graphic violence, homicide detective, crimes, confined, vigilantism, obsession, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 272K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspense, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, mind game, investigation, split personality, murder, fbi, crimes, reporter, cruelty, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, baltimore, birmingham alabama, washington d.c., florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: serious, tense, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, police investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, psychopath, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, rivalry, murder, psychic ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 45K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, mystery, revenge, police corruption, conspiracy, brutality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%