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Letters from a Killer (1998)
 5.4
 2K
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders which he did not commit. With the help of his former prison guard, he once again sets out to clear his name
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, stalking, murder, death row, false accusation, crimes, vengeance, best friends, psychopath, confined, womanizer, prison life, crime, life is a bitch, on the run, fugitives, frame up, manhunt, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans

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Most similar movies to Letters from a Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crime, rivalry and serial killer mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Letters from a Killer: A Letter from Death Row (1998), Proximity (2001), Marked Man (1996), Chasing Ghosts (2005), Double Jeopardy (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Letter from Death Row (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: death row, murder, escape, amateur detective, injustice, heroes, mystery, prison life, manhunt, frame up, false accusation, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 578
Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, law enforcement, crimes, crime, false accusation, criminal heroes, confined, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, anti hero, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.3
 278
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, hunted, prison life, death row, righting the wronged, on the run, escape, strong violent content, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, crimes, confined, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, prison, manipulations, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, rivalry, danger, track down, deadly, law enforcement, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, prison, sailboat, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, manhunt, chases and races, presumed dead ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 431
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, reluctant partners, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 5K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, cop as target, woman in danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, false accusation, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: sexual, sexy, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, media, journalism, vengeance, life is a bitch, athlete's life, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 25K
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 ⇓
43%
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: serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, psychopath, murder, violence spree, crimes, police investigation, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Three Blind Mice (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A lawyer defends a man he's known since serving together in Vietnam, who has been accused of murdering three Vietnamese immigrants. Now he'll have to fight against a tenacious District Attorney, and evidence connected to the man's ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: courtroom drama, frame up, murder, vietnam veteran, legal investigation, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 142
The Manhunt (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man buys two horses at an Arizona race track but fails to get a receipt. Later, when riding across the land of a rancher named Robeson, he's accused of stealing the two horses. Unable to prove ownership, the young man is then sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, fugitives, heroes, confined, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, adventure, chases and races, crimes, criminal heroes, vengeance, escape ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 762
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, animal life, danger, serial killer, vengeance, psychopath, amateur detective, police investigation, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, alaska, south africa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 5K
The Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, hidden identity, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, false accusation, family life, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 345
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, police corruption, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.9
 411
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, manhunt, friendship, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, estrangement, deadly, on the run, murder, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: serious, suspense, disturbing, intense, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, legal, frame up, false accusation, uncover truth, police investigation, dishonesty, murder, life is a bitch, confined, courtroom drama, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, false accusation, police detective, law enforcement, deadly, legal, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, murder, true crime, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, crime, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, utah, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, mind game, danger, law enforcement, deadly, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.1
 247
Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, special agents, crimes, reluctant partners, chases and races, track down, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, crime gone awry, danger, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, on the run, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chase, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 8K
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, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 837
Penitentiary (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's boxing team in an effort to secure an early parole and to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, boxing, manhunt, sexual abuse, gang, family in danger, society, prison life, redemption, survival, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 24K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, police brutality, death row, electric chair, mystery, crimes, crime, police detective, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, miami, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, police investigation, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, mind game, vengeance, friendship, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 508
Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, serial killer, murder, psychopath, frame up, car chase, investigation, mind game, race against time, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, false accusation, uncover truth, woman in danger, riddles and clues, price of justice, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%