Movies like The First Deadly Sin

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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
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The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, couple relations, police investigation, psychopath, murder investigation, mysterious villain, violence, investigator, evil man, police detective, police protagonist, murder mystery, heist, partners, couples, deadly, maniac, psycho, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The First Deadly Sin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The First Deadly Sin: Son of Sam (2008), Relentless (1989), Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005), The Mean Season (1985), The Riverman (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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95%
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Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, buddies, tragic hero, mind game, deadly, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, murder mystery, mystery, crime, law enforcement, crimes, small town life, small town, chief, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: journalism, serial killer, woman in danger, murder, kidnapping, psychopath, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, mystery, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
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68%
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 26K
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 ⇓
66%
Emmett's Mark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, private detective, murder, terminal illness, hitman, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, life is a bitch, murder investigation, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, slasher, woman in danger, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, life is a bitch, mind game, police investigation, chase, crimes, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, obsession, psychopath, police detective, deadly, danger, child murder, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, brutal, suspense, psycho film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, police detective, psychopath, manipulation, slasher, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, manipulations, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The First Power (1990)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young man born out of an incestuous relationship, after enduring an emotionally scarring childhood, gives in to the dark side of Satanic forces and becomes a weapon of evil. He kills with such ferocity that he becomes the main target of the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police detective, deal with the devil, mystery, danger, clergy, mind game, resurrection, occult, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
 873
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, police detective, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, police investigation, deadly, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
H6: Diary of a Serial Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: H6 tells the story of Antonio Frau, a serial killer set free after serving 25 years in jail for the violent murder of his girlfriend. After inheriting and old motel from a relative he never knew, he sees this as a signal and takes to his holy task ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough
Plot: sexual abuse, serial killer, psychopath, sadism, murder, mentally unstable, crimes, law enforcement, couple relations, human monster, evil man, rapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 436
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, reluctant partners, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, serial killer, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 68K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, crime, investigation, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, serial killer, danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: realistic, rough, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, human monster, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, murder, police investigation, slasher, vengeance, mind game, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, who done it, deadly, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 5K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 1.3
 276
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mummy, deadly creature, crimes, supernatural, law enforcement, slasher, murder, parents and children, police detective, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, buried truth, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.4
 971
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, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, violence, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, slasher, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 653
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, offbeat, rough
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, police detective, murder, baseball, profanity, graphic violence, woman in danger, who done it, crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, crimes, uncover truth, life is a bitch, serial killer, deadly, witnessing a crime, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 13K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, missing person, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.1
 506
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 285
Raw Nerve (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cop, who is losing his sanity, lures his girlfriend and his former partner into the dangers of arson, robbery, and murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police corruption, neo noir, terminal illness, interracial relations, betrayal, tough law enforcer, crimes, drug dealing, partners against crime, gang, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%