Movies like The Mean Season

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The Mean Season (1985)
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The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: neo noir, scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, slasher, retro
Plot: serial killer, murder, journalism, reporter, newspaper, killer, kidnapping, woman in danger, police investigation, teenager, murderer, crazy, helicopter, insane, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, paranoia, publicity, nude, suspense, psychopath, maniac, psycho, homicidal maniac, villain, bad guy ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida

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Most similar movies to The Mean Season

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about serial killer, deadly, murder, danger, law enforcement, psychopath and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Mean Season: The River Murders (2011), Kemper (2008), American Crime (2004), Son of Sam (2008), Duress (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, cop as target, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, killer, murderer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
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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: slasher, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, violence spree, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, woman in danger, stalking, true crime, killer, suspense, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, stalking, uncover truth, mind game, investigation, who done it, law enforcement, media, journalism, protagonist as suspect ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 1.8
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, mind game, curses spells and rituals, murderer, satanist, tough guy ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prison, confined, prison life, law enforcement, killer, suspense, manipulation, woman in danger, rivalry, true crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, boston
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51%
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Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, parents and children, family relations, blackmail, father daughter relationship, widower, salvation, murder, suspense, house, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, murder, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, who done it, police investigation ...
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
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Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: neo noir, tense, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, exploitation, woman with a gun, amateur detective, chase, manhunt, law enforcement, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, strong sexual content ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, journalism, investigation, mind game, amateur detective, killer ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, track down, haunted by the past, suspense, murder, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues, foster home, lifetime, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, suspense, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police investigation, couple relations, mysterious villain, psychopath, murder investigation, evil man, violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, slasher ...
Plot: tv reporter, serial killer, murder, investigation, psychopath, journalism, small town, cannibalism, reporter, found footage, killer, cannibal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hidden Child (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Erica's parents are killed in a traffic accident. She moves to FjÀllbacka and discovers she has a brother.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, haunted by the past, writers, serial killer, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity, murder, teenager, boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, neo noir
Plot: private investigator, life is a bitch, woman in danger, prostitute, investigation, gangsters, law enforcement, private detective, murder, who done it, missing child, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century
Place: norway, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
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The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, rivalry, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, psychopath, suspense, murder, assassin, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, journalism, partners, law enforcement, serial killer, uncover truth, reporter, strip club, geek, crime scene, newspaper ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, murder, police detective, police investigation, mind game, psychopath, woman in danger, rivalry, master criminal, obsession, suspense ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
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Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, baseball, murder, psychopath, police detective, nude, stalking, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, dark secret, marriage, family problems, uncover truth, murder, couples, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, wedding, husband wife relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, woman in danger, police detective, serial killer, law enforcement, assault, college student, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, slasher, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, vengeance, suspense, maniac, murder, violence, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, superhero ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, psychopath, woman in danger, violence spree, killer, villain, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 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, serious, realistic, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, police detective, psychopath, obsession, kidnapping, killer, cannibal, cannibalism, missing child, true crime ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, law enforcement, mind game, murder, rivalry, vengeance, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 674
Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, psychological thriller
Plot: abduction, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, police procedural, murder investigation, who done it, murder mystery, murder, murderer, track down, chase ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, rape and murder, who done it, strong violent content, stalking, mentally unstable, police detective, law enforcement, life is a bitch, physical appearance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Out of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An employee at a telephone fantasy service helps hunt for the killer preying on her silken-voiced colleagues.
Style: slasher, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: killer clown, serial killer, murder, phone terror, psychopath, police detective, woman in danger, who done it, stalking, prostitute, clown, phone sex ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, controversial ...
Plot: serial killer, high school, found footage, murder, small town, small town life, computers and web, investigation, violence, teenager, society, high school student ...
Time: 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 715
The Harvest (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A screenwriter is sent to Mexico to develop a story that can be used to wrap up a movie presently in production. Given a very short time allotment, the writer immerses himself in the seamier side of a Mexican beach resort, but soon finds himself ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: beach, murder, screenwriter, vengeance, writer's life, serial killer, black market, suspense, twists and turns, spider, urban legend, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, tense, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, gangsters, law enforcement, memory loss, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%