Movies like Instinct to Kill

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Instinct to Kill (2001)
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Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs task force. Only one man proves able to fight back in his league: former cop J.T. Dillon, who was already training Tess in self-defense and becomes her lover. Becket decides to find hiding place by kidnapping Diffs wife, and thus enforce a final show-down.
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, suspense, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, vengeance, murder, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, infidelity, dishonesty, crimes, crime, woman in danger, love, kung fu, psycho, prison escape, violence, blonde, female nudity, sex scene, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Instinct to Kill

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, law enforcement, police investigation and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Instinct to Kill: Striking Distance (1993), The Lost (2006), Sexual Predator (2001), Sacrifice (2000), Relentless 3 (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, tough law enforcer, danger, rescue, car chase, river ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
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100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Sexual Predator (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female parole officer unwittingly gets involved with a handsome photographer who might be a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: femme fatale, policewoman, seduction, murder, violence, photographer, dangerous attraction, manipulations, vengeance, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 710
Sacrifice (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A convicted bank robber breaks free as he is being transported to prison after learning that his daughter has been killed by a serial killer. Determined to find her killer, he joins with a female cop who is working the case. He quickly discovers ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, mind game, master criminal, manhunt, track down, gory, law enforcement, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 306
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, chase, danger, mind game, race against time, crime, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 805
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police officer, love interest, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.4
 233
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.8
 323
The Ghost (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A feared Chinese Tong soldier goes undercover in America as an Asian Internet bride.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, track down, working undercover, ghost, disability, hitman, dishonesty, intrigue, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, psychopath, police investigation, murder, serial killer, rivalry, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, assassination, gangsters, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 490
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, rivalry, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 420
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 57
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence, vengeance, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, adventure, undercover, on the run, special agents, gang, save the day, survival, witnessing a crime, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.5
 483
The Rage (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the serial killer is an entire army of disgruntled CIA ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, soldier, rivalry, strong violent content, silly humor, profanity, strong sexual content, psychopath, profiler, tough heroes, superior officer ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dead On: Relentless II (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: police corruption, serial killer, crimes, partners against crime, danger, reluctant partners, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, conspiracy, estrangement, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.6
 684
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 10K
Kung Fu Killer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, serial killer, police investigation, heroes, deadly, master warrior, law enforcement, rivalry, psychopath, fight, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, china, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 2K
Public Enemy (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gangsters, deadly, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, martial arts, police detective, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 11K
The Hit List (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, race against time, police investigation, track down, psychopath, hitman, crimes, on the run, danger, family in danger, fish out of water, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 881
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, adventure, heroic mission, frame up, murder, vengeance, righting the wronged, heroes, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, teenage life, family life, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, adventure, vengeance, undercover, rivalry, gory, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, deadly, murder, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.8
 4K
Attack Force (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Marshall Lawson is the commander of an elite military unit. Marshall Lawson loses his strike-team in a cold-blooded and seemingly random attack, and he takes it upon himself to investigate the attack, with the help of his girlfriend Tia and his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, frame up, uncover truth, secret agents, police investigation, investigation, adventure, criminal's revenge, undercover, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 2K
The Serpent (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A ruthless gang led by private detective Joseph Plender is extorting rich people and famous fashion photographer Vincent Mandel seems the next victim. He is married to Hélène, daughter of one of the richest people in Europe, but not quite happily. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: vengeance, murder, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, psychopath, obsession, deadly, blackmail, photographer, deaf, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, partners, danger, undercover, dishonesty, tough cop, serial murder, death of son, revenge, violence, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, urban, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%