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: twists and turns, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, comic, psychotronic, atmospheric, intense, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, supernatural, vigilantism, battle of wits, mind game, serial killer, supernatural ability, crimes, youth, rivalry, artifact, investigator, interpol, notebook, fbi, moral ambiguity, intelligence, crime, goth, god, good versus evil, death, murder, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia

Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, suspense and exciting films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, rivalry, deadly, police investigation 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), Black Butler (2014), Horns (2013), The Bone Collector (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, anti heroes, secret identity, intelligence, vigilante, crimes, law enforcement, supernatural ability, battle of wits, artifact, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: psychotronic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural power, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, investigation, deadly, murder, mystery, supernatural, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.4
 79K
Death Note (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: twists and turns, serious, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death, notebook, deity, supernatural, mind game, revenge, murder, adaptation, violence, police, betrayal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle, tokyo, new york state
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, neo noir, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: fighting crime, mind game, justice, supernatural ability, artifact, law and order, rivals, outsmarting, hidden identity, crimes, secret identity, arrogance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, legends and myths, danger, mind game, terrorism, deadly, race against time, escapades, against humanity, chases and races, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural, supernatural ability, curse, investigation, uncover truth, vengeance, power relations, one man army, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 80K
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, surreal, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, supernatural, crimes, danger, investigation, vengeance, dark humor, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, good versus evil, physical appearance, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ 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: psychological thriller, tense, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crime, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, united states, 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, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: nightmare, serial killer, supernatural, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, rivalry, danger, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
 86K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, vigilantism, mind game, law enforcement, partners, deadly, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 49K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, website, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, internet, torture, sadism, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.6
 1.5M
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, mind game, police investigation, crime, master criminal, police detective, psychology, insanity, police, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, scary, serious, bleak, fable
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, supernatural, supernatural ability, danger, deadly, rivalry, crimes, gory, premonition, children's book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, 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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: electric chair, supernatural, good versus evil, tragic hero, afterlife, murder, martial arts, vigilantism, false accusation, superhero, death, revenge ...
Time: 2000s, 90s, 1990s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 78K
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, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychic, supernatural, devil, good versus evil, murder, execution, curse, police detective, mystery, angel, psychopath, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, united states, new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, judge, crimes, crime, murder, idealism, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, secret society, society ...
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: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 5.3
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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, 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
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50%
 5.6
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Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
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Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
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: rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, cannibalism, homicidal maniac, fbi, torment, cat and mouse, crime, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, venice, europe, washington d.c., italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 8K
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, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, crime, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective, female protagonist, strong female character, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulation, fbi, death threat, death, frame up, forensics, paranoia, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.3
 3K
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, amateur detective, murder, investigation, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 261K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, mind game, investigation, split personality, murder, fbi, cruelty, deadly, reporter, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: washington d.c., florida, chicago illinois, birmingham alabama, st. louis missouri ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 313
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, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, crimes, who done it, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 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, rough, realistic, exciting, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, graphic violence, crime, police detective, obsession, vigilantism, confined, crimes, chases and races, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 631K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, child abduction, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 13K
In Dreams (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suburban housewife learns that she has psychic connections to a serial killer, and can predict this person's motives through her dreams.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, mystery, kidnapping, supernatural ability, deadly, danger, investigation, haunted by the past, woman in danger, hospital ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 44K
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, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, doctor patient relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%