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Backyard (2009)
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Backyard (2009)
Original name: Backyard: El traspatio
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned factories. In the film Mexican police officer Blanca Bravo is sent to Cuidad Juarez to investigate and comes to learn realities of these women's lives, as well as the truth about a police force and local power structure embodied by entrepreneur Mickey Santos that has ceased to care.
Style: rough, serious, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, serial killer, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, incompetent police, injustice, police corruption, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, life is a bitch, society, crime, strong violent content, strong female presence, rape, female nudity, female police officer, policewoman, villain, corruption, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, serial killer, police investigation and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Backyard: The River Murders (2011), The Last Deadly Mission (2008), Small Town Conspiracy (2003), Magic Man (2010), Border Run (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, cop as target, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, crime, dishonesty, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Small Town Conspiracy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, War
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Crime - Set in Florida at the close of 1941, this film noir follows small-town police chief John Haleran's (Zen Gesner) investigation of the murder of a young Japanese girl, a case that leads to a top secret government conspiracy. With the help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, bleak
Plot: police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, who done it, wartime life, society, injustice, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 40s
Place: usa, florida, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, police investigation, violence spree, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, danger, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 2.0
 934
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, murder, manipulations, serial killer, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulation, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: scary, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, prison, prison life, law enforcement, psychopath, crimes, confined, deadly, crime, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.2
 2K
Border Run (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female American reporter searches for her missing brother against the backdrop of violence and human smuggling across the US/Mexican border.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: border, missing person, woman in danger, uncover truth, investigation, danger, journalism, crimes, dishonesty, illegal immigration, sibling, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: rough, tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, suspect, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 6.0
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, swamp, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.5
 165
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, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, animal life, deadly, mystery, obsessive quest, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, strangulation, split personality, police detective, double life, police investigation, crime, mystery, serial rapist, manhunt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 344
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, crime, protagonist as suspect, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 8K
The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, society, murder, deadly, crimes, danger, law enforcement, profanity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, deadly, who done it, danger, stalking, mentally unstable, law enforcement, physical appearance, police detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, teenage life, injustice, courtroom drama, suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 10K
Bordertown (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, journalist, murder, factory worker, investigation, corruption, uncover truth, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, factory, rapist, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, psychological, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, mind game, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, bleak, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, church, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 532
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, siblings relations, mind game, track down, crime, crimes, police investigation, serial killer, manhunt, law enforcement, dishonesty, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, gothic, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, murder, hollywood, investigation, mystery, showbiz, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 973
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, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, cannibalism, investigation, crimes, mystery, danger, journalism, psychopath, gory, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 962
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, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes, psychopath, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, life is a bitch, psychopath, single parent, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.2
 692
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: erotic, suspenseful, rough, sexy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, police investigation, dangerous attraction, mystery, sexual relations, deadly, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, uncover truth, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, legal, psychopath, deadly, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.9
 1K
2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, forensic, haunted by the past, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, police investigation, deadly, gory, slasher, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: scary, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, woman in danger, murder, vengeance, law enforcement, friendship, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%