Movies like The Apostate

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The Apostate (2000)
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The Apostate (2000)
Original name: Michael Angel
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: A man of the cloth finds his faith challenged both by the death of one of his closest relatives and the aftermath of the crime in this thriller. When a man is murdered under mysterious circumstances, his brother, a Catholic priest (Richard Grieco), decides to start his own investigation with the help of his uncle, a detective, in hopes of tracking down the killer.
Style: tense, bleak, scary, rough, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy, serious
Plot: serial killer, art, priest, investigation, obsession, clergy, murder, amateur detective, law enforcement, deadly, hidden identity, sin, monastery, crimes, religions or cults, performer's life, crime, mystery, artists and showbiz, who done it, rivalry, occult, male nudity, tattoo, catholic priest ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america

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Most similar movies to The Apostate

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, crime and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Horror genres. Some movies like The Apostate: Toe Tags (2003), Murder Eleven (2013), The Zodiac (2005), iMurders (2008), Slaughter of the Innocents (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, amateur detective, mystery, deadly, crimes, serial killer, race against time, apartment building, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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95%
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Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, deadly, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, who done it, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, crimes, mystery, mind game, gory, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.2
 1K
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, mind bending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, slasher, investigation, mystery, gory, law enforcement, serial killer, deadly, computer program, computer, love triangle, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, law enforcement, crime, investigation, crimes, parents and children, hotshot hero, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, hollywood, mystery, investigation, showbiz, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Art of Dying (2000)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In Spain a young artist has gone missing, and a hardened detective takes on the case. Six friends become the focus of the investigation, being pressured for their knowledge of the artist's whereabouts. They all deny involvement, and soon they ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, semi serious ...
Plot: police detective, investigation, secret identity, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, danger, friendship, deadly, crimes, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
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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: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, mystery, crimes, danger, gory, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 972
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, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, tense, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, pathologist, corpse, gore, danger, law enforcement, kidnapping, parents and children, gory, writer's life, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, journalism, danger, curses spells and rituals, gory, psychopath, investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, danger, mystery, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, animal life, police investigation, law enforcement, obsessive quest, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, alaska, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 2.6
 1K
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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, woman in danger, master criminal, witnessing a crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, serial killer, psychopath, church, haunted by the past, society, investigation, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, crime, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, violence, mystery, brutality, husband wife relationship, race against time, amputee, religion, death of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, deadly, supernatural, race against time, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: psychological, serious, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, investigation, police investigation, mystery, murder, missing person, danger, deadly, police detective, psychopath, mentally unstable ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, serial killer, transvestism, amateur detective, criminal's revenge, crime, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 13K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, missing person, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, riddles and clues, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.1
 501
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: rough, psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, on the run, crimes, chase, danger, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, murder, mind game, police detective, police investigation, mysterious character, who done it, danger, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, teenage life, family life, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mind game, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Spreading Ground (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Veteran Detective Ed Delopre (Dennis Hopper) and partner Mike McGivern (Fredric Forrest) have their hands full when they hit the pavement in search of a dangerous killer with five dead bodies already on his record. The mayor, in a rush to see peace ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, crime, track down, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%