Movies like Nightstalker

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Nightstalker (2002)
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Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: scary, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, slasher, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, murder, mind game, police investigation, law enforcement, police detective, murderous pair, true crime, violence, rape, criminal, empire, stalking, journalism, rivalry, who done it, police station, dangerous attraction, heavy metal, devil worship, dead woman, heavy metal culture, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Nightstalker

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about serial killer, crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, psychopath and danger mostly in Horror, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nightstalker: Black Dahlia (2006), Zodiac Killer (2005), Bundy: An American Icon (2009), B.T.K. Killer (2005), Kemper (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, serial rapist, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, who done it, mystery, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Horror master Ulli Lommel is back with a terrifying tale of a copycat killer in Los Angeles. A young rookie cop and his team discover dismembered female bodies in L.A. similar to the Black Dahlia cold case from 1947. A serial killer seems to be ...
Style: scary, rough, psychological, slasher, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, bodily dismemberment, psychopath, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, violence spree, cons and scams, who done it, femme fatale, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, secret society, murder, police detective, mind game, police investigation, psychopath, master criminal, rivalry, woman in danger, obsession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: disturbing, serious, slasher, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, violence spree, law enforcement, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, criminal, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, serial murder, murderer ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, rape and murder, murder, crimes, psychopath, who done it, strong violent content, police detective, law enforcement, stalking, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Green River Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: scary, serious, rough, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: murder of a prostitute, serial killer, psychopath, murder, prostitute, crimes, serial murder, prostitution, police investigation, mind game, investigation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Great American Snuff Film (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two pretty young women are abducted to be the featured stars of a snuff film produced by a couple low-life goons. The ladies are bound, gagged, tortured, burned with cigarettes and forced to dig their own graves.
Style: disturbing, slasher, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: torture, serial killer, abduction, murder, crimes, psychopath, police detective, woman in danger, voyeurism, law enforcement, kidnapping, city life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: slasher, serious, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rivalry, supernatural, psychopath, bounty hunter, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, master criminal, police investigation, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, murder, psychopath, crimes, obsession, killing spree, mystery, mind game, family conflict, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, crimes, psychopath, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, police investigation, rivalry, female nudity, male nudity, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 1.3
 309
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: scary, psychological, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, psychopath, supernatural, law enforcement, police detective, parents and children, murder, psychiatrist, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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: realistic, serious, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, nypd, stalking, murder, transvestism, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, criminal's revenge, media, amateur detective, journalism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: scary, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, crimes, master criminal, woman in danger, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kinky Killers (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Patients of sexy psychiatrist Dr. Jill Kessey and eccentric attorney Alexander Hathaway are being murdered in bloody, satanic rituals. Law enforcement investigations reveal that sex and mutilation are the signatures of a serial killer, who likes to ...
Style: sexy, slasher, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, police detective, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, who done it, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, jack the ripper, murder, crimes, prostitute, maniac, psychopath, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, mind game, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, teenage life, family life, murder, law enforcement, crimes, journalism, home invasion, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: slasher, serious, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, crimes, amateur detective, law enforcement, psychopath, murder, mental illness, voyeurism, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to ...
Style: slasher, psychological, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, sex crime, prostitute, true crime, murder, sexual abuse, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, crimes, master criminal, stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, mind game, psychopath, special agents, church, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, scary, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, violence, brutality, psycho, vengeance, runaway, catastrophe, sexualized violence, violent ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: serious, scary, rough, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, devil worship, blasphemy, gang violence, violence, satanist, stalking, rivalry, female nudity, drug use ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Head Case (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A pseudo-documentary edited from the home movies of serial killers Wayne & Andrea Montgomery, presenting a look into their quiet, suburban lives...as well as the graphic & disturbing details of their horrific crimes.
Style: serious, bleak, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, found footage, murder, violence spree, psychopath, couples, partners, couple relations, lifestyle, crimes, society, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, road movie
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, murder, teenage life, track down, law enforcement, lovers on the run, violence spree, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Drive In Massacre (1976)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two police detectives try to catch a serial killer who is stalking a rural California drive-in theater, randomly killing people with a sword.
Style: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, murder investigation, stalking, violence, police chase, loner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%