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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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime, serial killer and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Backyard: The River Murders (2011), The Last Deadly Mission (2008), Thorne: Scaredycat (2010), Small Town Conspiracy (2002), Magic Man (2010). 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: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, dishonesty, deadly, false accusation, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ 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, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, murderous pair, police detective, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, serious, scary ...
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 ⇓
81%
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Small Town Conspiracy (2002)
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, deadly, crimes, serial killer, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, injustice, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: florida, usa, pearl harbor
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, confined, danger, psychopath, crimes, prison, prison life, law enforcement, manipulation, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: border, missing person, woman in danger, investigation, uncover truth, danger, dishonesty, crimes, journalism, illegal immigration, sibling, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, who done it, journalism, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, psychological, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, mystery, police investigation, crimes, witnessing a crime, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, deadly, uncover truth, partners against crime, police investigation, family problems, life is a bitch, vengeance, danger, crimes, partners, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, riddles and clues, mystery, dishonesty, amateur detective, partners, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, manipulations, crime, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 765
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 ⇓
66%
 5.5
 169
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 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, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, dangerous attraction, who done it, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 1K
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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, who done it, deadly, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Man on the Balcony (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the parks of Stockholm. The police have trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of the parks while the murderer strikes again, police inspector Martin ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: child murder investigation, serial killer, deadly, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, child murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, sex maniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, society, law enforcement, graphic violence, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, courtroom drama, teenage life, crime, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 223
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother son relationship, murder, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, society, legal, clergy, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, serial rapist, murder, mind game, strangulation, police detective, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, mysterious character, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, crimes, single parent, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
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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, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%