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Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
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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 sister.
Style: cult film, tense, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, crimes, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, psychopath, confined, contests and competitions, crime, stalking, danger, small town life, law enforcement, small town, deadly, rivalry, woman in danger
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, danger, murder, crime, psychopath and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Nightmare in Columbia County: The Prodigy (2005), Freeway Killer (2010), To Serve and Protect (1999), The Grim Sleeper (2014), Dead Connection (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, police detective, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, gang, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
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Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, murder, kidnapping, track down, crimes, confined, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, riddles and clues, parents and children, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, journalism, danger, crimes, stalking, law enforcement, deadly, riddles and clues, genocide, murderous pair ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ 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
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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, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, prison, crimes, confined, danger, manipulation, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Keeper (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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63%
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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: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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61%
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 ...
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Time: 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
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Duration: 103 min.
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Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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Ladies Night (2005)
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Style: rough, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
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52%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
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Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic
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51%
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51%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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45%
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Deer Crossing (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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