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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

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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, crime, murder, rivalry and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Letters from a Killer: A Letter from Death Row (1998), Proximity (2001), Marked Man (1996), Dead Connection (1994), Murphy's Law (1986). 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: death row, murder, life is a bitch, heroes, riddles and clues, state affairs, crime, confined, crimes, mystery, wrongfully committed, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.8
 574
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, crime, law enforcement, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, criminal heroes, confined, trial ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.3
 273
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, frame up, chase, hunted, chases and races, confined, crime, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, wrongfully committed, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, rivalry, chase, journalism, investigation, media, life is a bitch, vengeance, phone sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 4K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, psychopath, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, criminal's revenge, femme fatale, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: chick flick
Plot: false accusation, prison, faked death, sailboat, betrayal, crime, vengeance, manhunt, crimes, presumed dead, chases and races, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, georgia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, prison, prison life, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, crime, manipulations, confined, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, who done it, life is a bitch, chases and races, uncover truth, obsession, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, utah, usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, psychopath, ghost, crimes, golden years, supernatural ability, who done it, protagonist as suspect, riddles and clues, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, crimes, violence spree, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, stalking, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.1
 242
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, partners, law enforcement, deadly, track down, special agents, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, police investigation, terrorism, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 24K
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, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
 307
Night Vision (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psycho serial killer who videotapes each of his bloody conquests is on the loose, and it's up to alcoholic motorcycle cop Dak and his new tough-as-nails partner, Kristen, to bring him to justice. But as the body count increases, so does the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, chase, danger, stalking, injustice, alcohol abuse, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 343
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, crime, protagonist as suspect, who done it, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, rivalry ...
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, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
Plot: sketch artist, investigation, false accusation, murder, mystery, crimes, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, legal, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 382
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, partners against crime, who done it, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, life is a bitch, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, deadly, who done it, danger, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, false accusation, hidden identity, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, family life, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 136
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, track down, law enforcement, rivalry, chase, vengeance, dishonesty, prison life, partners, on the run, false accusation, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 224
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, frame up, photographer, heroes, witnessing a crime, wrongfully committed, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, manipulations, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, obsessive quest, uncover truth, chases and races, courtroom drama, society, celebrity culture, fugitives, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mystery, small town, chief, crime, small town life, law enforcement, tough guy, tough cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 7K
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, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 23K
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, psychological, mind bending, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, death row, electric chair, police brutality, mystery, crime, fighting the system, police detective, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ 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: mind bending, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, false accusation, memory loss, mystery, partners, deadly, righting the wronged, spouse killer, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, injustice, chase, psychotic, car theft, hitchhiker, roadblock, rape, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, sexual abuse, false accusation, cop as target, woman in danger, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, mental illness, suspect, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, rescue, tough law enforcer, danger, rivalry, boat ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 163
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%