Movies like Ed Gein

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Ed Gein (2000)
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 5K
Ed Gein (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, insanity, arrest, domineering mother, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, neighbor, family relations, good versus evil, schizophrenia, bartender, resurrection, shooting, corpse, furniture, severed head, decapitation, bone, body part, parents and children, crime, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Ed Gein

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, serial killer, murder, crime, psychopath and gory mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Ed Gein: Bundy (2002), Bundy: An American Icon (2009), Dahmer (2002), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Starkweather (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bundy (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, sexual predator, misogyny, electric chair, necrophilia, deadly, crimes, crime, human nature, mass murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, florida, united states, seattle washington
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95%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, crimes, deadly, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.6
 10K
Dahmer (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay club, rape, psychopath, necrophilia, gay, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mind game, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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 ⇓
71%
Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A man living in rural Wisconsin takes care of his bed-ridden mother, who is very domineering and teaches him that all women are evil. After she dies he misses her, so a year later he digs her up and takes her home. He learns about taxidermy and ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: slasher, necrophilia, mental illness, psychopath, reporter, farmer, serial killer, cannibal, dead mother, violence, murder, incest ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.7
 788
Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, lovers on the run, deadly, murder, teenage life, track down, gory, law enforcement, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, usa
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62%
 4.7
 4K
Gacy (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, obsession, sexual abuse, police investigation, killer clown, police detective, life is a bitch, double life, evil clown, violence ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Cohasset Snuff Film (2012)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 2009, the small town of Cohasset, Massachusetts was rocked with tragedy. A 17-year-old high school senior named Collin Mason murdered three classmates. All the murders were videotaped and uploaded to the Internet via bit torrent sites and for ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, small town, murder, small town life, crimes, deadly, investigation, computers and web, teenager, violence, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
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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 ⇓
59%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, social relations, murder, family relations, family life, mental illness, deadly, crimes, store, small town, gory, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 230
Zee-Oui (2004)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1946 a young man from China named Zee-Oui immigrated to Thailand in hope of a better life. His only possession was the knife inherited from his mother. However, everything did not turn out as he had thought. He was bullied and humiliated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, child killer, mental illness, society, immigrants, cannibalism, journalism, countryside, village
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
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Grimm Love (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, psychopath, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, self discovery, mental illness, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, gory, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 753
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, violence, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, violence, murder, police investigation, strangulation, rape, sexual abuse, crimes, hidden identity, serial rapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
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Natural Enemy (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: William McNamara plays a young man who was given away by his mother at birth, seeking revenge on her for abandoning him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, adoption, parents and children, danger, crime, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: realistic, sadistic, disturbing, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, killing spree, psychopath, murder, insanity, strangulation, merciless, incest, rape, manic, prostitute, sexual abuse ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, religions or cults, law enforcement, crimes, journalism, deadly, leadership, legends and myths, obsession, district attorney, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, confined, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, captivity, threat, true crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, family problems, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, gothic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, deadly, danger, gory, black market, secret, boy, serial child killer, homosexuality, child in peril ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
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 4.6
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Cyrus (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, mystery, crimes, danger, gory, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 77K
Frailty (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."
Style: psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sin, axe, sheriff, insanity, punishment, fbi, angel, mechanic, childhood, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, deadly, journalism, investigation, crimes, leadership, crime, drug abuse, life is a bitch, psychopath, filmmaking ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
 6.0
 2K
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 ⇓
38%
Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, police detective, gory, psychopath, sexual abuse, crime, deadly, crimes, gays and lesbians, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%