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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
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The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film follows the travels and accounts of Mark Chapman (Jonas Ball) and gives the watcher an insight into his mind. It starts with him in Hawaii and how he does not fit in with anyone including his job; family; friends etc. He says he is searching for a purpose in his life and that it has no direction. He seeks refuge in the public library where he finds the book, 'The Catcher in the Rye'. He becomes obsessed with the book and believes that he himself is the protaganist in the book, Holden Caulfield. He believes the ideas in the book reflect his own personal life and how he does not fit in anywhere and he reads it constantly. He then finds another book in the library about The Beatles singer John Lennon and begins a personal hatred for him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: mental illness, obsession, losing-it hero, deadly, assassination, unfulfillment, murder, shot to death, misfit, dysfunctional family, family problems, social misfits, suffering, crumbling marriage, breaking point, prison, prostitute, hotel, photographer, gun, homosexual, taxi, celebrity, security guard, photograph ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: hawaii, new york, usa

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Most similar movies to The Killing of John Lennon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about deadly, murder, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, obsession and unfulfillment mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Killing of John Lennon: Chapter 27 (2007), The Deathmaker (1995), Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991), Light Sleeper (1992), King of the Jungle (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mental illness, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, social misfits, deadly, lifestyle, crimes, killer, alone, celebrity ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Fritz Haarmann, who has killed at least 27 boys, is questioned by a psychology professor in order to find out whether he is sane and can be held responsible for his crimes. During this interrogation Haarmann reveals his motives and his killing ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, mind game, serial killer, investigation, society, deadly, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Il capitano: A Swedish Requiem (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on a true occurrence in Sweden in 1988. A Finish couple murdered a young boy and his parents when they prevented the theft of the son's bicycle. The film tries to describe the relationship between the dominant Jari, who calls ...
Style: tense, bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: murder, cycling, riding a bicycle, social misfits, destiny, isolation, murderous pair, deadly, misfit, society, lovers on the run, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: sweden, denmark, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Light Sleeper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drug dealer with upscale clientele is having moral problems going about his daily deliveries. A reformed addict, he has never gotten over the wife that left him, and the couple that use him for deliveries worry about his mental well-being and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug dealing, obsession, redemption, addiction, going straight, drug abuse, crimes, life is a bitch, hopes, crime, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, social decay, vengeance, disability, crime, society, deadly, crimes, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, violence, sex scene, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Guilty Hearts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who is also deacon of her church and a married man. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, church, love affair, investigation, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, love and romance, crimes, family problems, couples, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, canada
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46%
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, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, crimes, murder, social relations, family life, family relations, mental illness, gory, store, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 552
Dream Lover (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected results.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: insomnia, mind game, mental illness, ghost, psychopath, deadly, mentally unstable, unfulfillment, domestic disturbance, losing-it hero, rape, research ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Burning Bed (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: domestic violence, murder, marital rape, hopes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama, small town, redemption, dedicated lawyer, rivalry, legal, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 540
Rivals (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of high-school lovers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, teenage life, crimes, love and romance, youth, couples, friendship, seduction, murder, rape, revenge, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, deadly, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime, male female relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, psychopath, deadly, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulations, mind game, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2001, year 1995, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 1960s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto. She wrote a screenplay for a film that she wanted Andy Warhol to produce, but he continued to ignore her. So she shot ...
Style: disturbing, clever, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: radical, obsession, society, deadly, suffering, men hatred, low lives, hypocrisy, drugs/alcohol, breaking point, celebrity culture, rock ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
She Made Them Do It (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "She Made Them Do It" follows the twisted life of Sarah Pender (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) a charismatic, intelligent young woman who would become one of the country’s most sought after fugitives.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: murder, prison, prison escape, runaway, femme fatale, manipulation, investigation, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, convict, escaped prisoner
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Professor (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Vaguely inspired to the real story of boss of the Camorra's bosses Raffaele Cutolo, this is the story of the criminal career of "Il professore" (the professor). He is in prison, and by there he is able to build, step by step, an ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cosa nostra, murder, kidnapping, rise and fall, rivalry, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, italy, napoli italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Boys (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, prison sex, murder, prison, family relations, dysfunctional family, redemption, crime, crimes, family problems, estrangement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, california, sydney australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Dancing in the Dark (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Via the New York Times: "To all outward appearances, Edna Cormick (Martha Henry) is the perfect housewife.... She's married to a man who'll stand up in public and say, "This is my wife," so that there'll be no confusion ...
Style: gloomy, suspenseful, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mental illness, hospital, infidelity, graphic violence, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, police officer killed, murder, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, confined, law enforcement, legal, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 757K
Taxi Driver (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: social decay, loner, lone wolves, character study, depression, paranoia, obsession, antisocial behavior, vigilante, loneliness, alienation, taxi driver ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, harlem, united states, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Brooklyn Rules (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.
Style: realistic, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, rough ...
Plot: friendship, gangsters, crimes, friends, love affair, youth, coming of age, murder, revenge, danger, rivalry, city life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Execution of Justice (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, fighting the system, crimes, rebellion, gays and lesbians, society, legal investigation, assassination, army investigation, against the rules, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Our Children (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young and full of life, Murielle (Emilie Dequenne, Rosetta) has a promising future ahead of her when she meets and falls head over heels for Mounir (Tahar Rahim, A Prophet). A wedding soon follows, and the happy couple quickly set about preparing to ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: generosity, love, downfall, family relations, mentally unstable, family problems, fall in love, tragic love, destructive relationship, family in crisis, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: belgium, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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 ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mental illness, insanity, arrest, domineering mother, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, neighbor, good versus evil, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: wisconsin, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Swoon (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a film based on actual events, teenagers Nathan Leopold Jr. (Craig Chester) and Richard Loeb (Daniel Schlachet) share a dangerous sexual bond and an amoral outlook on life. They spend afternoons breaking into storefronts and engaging in petty ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, disturbing, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, danger, gender, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, legal, crime ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
From the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Made during Bergman's tax-related exile in Germany, the film continues the story of Katarina and Peter Egermann, the feuding, childless, professional couple who appear in one episode of "Scenes From A Marriage." After Peter ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, death, dream, crimes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, crime, unlikely criminals, infidelity, mental illness, dysfunctional family, obsession ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Memory Thief (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles tollbooth clerk becomes obsessed with the Holocaust after meeting a survivor.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: holocaust, mental illness, losing-it hero, obsession, haunted by the past, dull life, parents and children, human nature, friendship, anti semitism, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%