Movies like Death Note 2006

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Death Note (2006)
 7.8
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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, rough, serious, suspenseful, comic, clever, scary, twists and turns, offbeat, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, crimes, serial killer, vigilantism, supernatural, goth, investigator, interpol, rivalry, supernatural ability, moral ambiguity, artifact, youth, crime, vigilante, dark hero, twists & turns, brutality, god or devil, good versus evil, intelligence, police detective, creativity, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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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 realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, investigation, deadly, serial killer and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Death Note: Mindhunters (2004), The Watcher (2000), Black Butler (2014), The Crow: Salvation (2000), L: Change the World (2008). 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.
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, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, anti heroes, intelligence, secret identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, teenage life, rivals, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, god or devil ...
Place: japan
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100%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, mind game, profiler, island, dishonesty, trap, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, 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 ⇓
100%
 6.2
 1K
Black Butler (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, deal with the devil, master and servant, supernatural ability, goth, crimes, mystery, investigation, orphan, rivalry, youth, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: electric chair, murder, death, good versus evil, false accusation, tragic hero, supernatural, vigilantism, martial arts, death row, scar, crow ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: crime, against humanity, escapades, crimes, save the world, mind game, rivalry, danger, chases and races, legends and myths, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, female protagonist, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, suspense, bleak, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.6
 1.3M
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: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, crime, police investigation, investigation, killings, torture, insanity, crimes, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 45K
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: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, internet, fbi, torture, deadly, danger, website ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, riddles and clues, law enforcement, manhunt, danger, psychopath, ghost, track down, supernatural ability, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 80K
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, police investigation, vigilantism, fighting crime, deadly, urban, law enforcement, elderly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, cannibalism, crime, killings, deadly, special agents, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: virginia, maryland, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 235K
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, stylized, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, mind game, crime, cat and mouse, one on one, fbi, cannibalism, special agents, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, florence italy, washington d.c., italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.8
 10K
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, serious, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, crime, police detective, chases and races, gory, deadly, track down, obsession, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, vengeance, political corruption, idealism, rebellion, legal action, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 68K
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, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: good versus evil, supernatural, murder, execution, devil, police detective, mystery, angel, psychic, psychopath, police, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, master criminal, justice, mind game, prison, death, danger, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.6
 49K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, profiler, police investigation, police detective, crime, psychology, twists & turns, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 230K
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: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, split personality, cannibalism, murder, deadly, reporter, crime, cruelty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlanta georgia, chicago illinois, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 8.1
 517K
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, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, maze, vigilante ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 71K
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: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, fbi, manipulation, torture, death threat, death, forensics, frame up, paranoia, chaos, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, missing person, woman in danger, police investigation, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics, serial killer, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 56K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, corruption, murder, army, mind game, army investigation, crimes, military life, rivalry, deadly, survivor, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 3K
Profiler (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as ...
Style: tense, stylized, serious, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: profiler, investigation, good versus evil, mind game, crimes, murder, serial killer, danger, fbi, deadly, partners against crime, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: 60s, 20th century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 136K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, team, profiler, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, mind game, riddles and clues, policewoman, crime, master criminal, investigation, death, confinement indoors ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, suspense, psychological, scary ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, mouse, psychopath, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, lawyer, courtroom drama, perfect crime, manipulation, legal investigation, attempted murder, rivalry, hotshot lawyer, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%