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: scary, psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, slasher, suspense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, kidnapping, journalism, murder, woman in danger, crimes, crime, mystery, danger, police investigation, deadly, maniac, psycho, murderer, homicidal maniac, male female relationship, crazy, bad guy, villain, serial murder, helicopter, paranoia, psycho killer, reporter ...
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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, danger, psychopath and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Mean Season: American Crime (2004), Kemper (2008), Son of Sam (2008), The First Deadly Sin (1980), A Stranger Is Watching (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 3.1
 550
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: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 1.8
 445
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: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, danger, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, serial killer, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, murder investigation, mysterious villain, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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A Stranger Is Watching (1982)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three years after Steve Peterson's wife, Nina, was murdered in front of their 11 year old daughter Julie, she and his new girlfriend Sharon Martin are kidnapped by the same killer, the psychotic Artie Taggart. Imprisoning them in a bunker below ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, investigation, psychopath, hostage, rape, subway, danger, crime, chases and races, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.9
 743
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: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, police detective, murder, baseball, crimes, police investigation, deadly, stalking, danger, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 1K
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, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, murder, salvation, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: suspenseful, rough, sexual, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, athlete's life, mystery, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.6
 1K
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: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, mystery, crimes, journalism, danger, gory, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.7
 2K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, manhunt, who done it, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, master criminal, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, gory, deadly, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, buddies, tragic hero, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 1K
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: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 69K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, violence against women, profiler, missing person, forensics, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crime, maniac, profiler, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 ⇓
62%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, slasher, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, rescue, mind game, deadly, psychopath, isolation, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, friendship, woman in danger, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The suicide of a pregnant woman begins to look like murder and a county prosecutor is called in to investigate.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, who done it, danger, law enforcement, serial killer, femme fatale, woman in danger, power relations, murder mystery, murder investigation, murder of a pregnant woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: cult film, tense, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, stalking, crimes, confined, danger, psychopath, contests and competitions, rivalry, serial killer, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crime, crimes, manipulation, mysterious character, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, chases and races, chase, amateur detective, crimes, manhunt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 1K
Bone Daddy (1998)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Doctor Palmer, a former pathologist, wrote a fictional book based on his real cases. In the book, the madman gets caught, but in reality he is still uncaught. After the book is released, Palmer's editor is kidnapped. Palmer soon is sent a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, pathologist, crimes, corpse, gore, danger, law enforcement, parents and children, kidnapping, gory, writer's life, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
 445
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
In the Deep Woods (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A friend of Joanna has been killed by a serial killers who leaves the bodies in the woods. A strange guy who says is a private detective: Joanna begins to fear he might be the killer.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, private detective, psychopath, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, cigarette, murder, forest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent ...
Style: neo noir, rough, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, manipulation, crimes, manipulations, orchestral, missing person, heist, dishonesty, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, assault, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%