Movies like Nightwatch

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Nightwatch (1997)
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic, cult film, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, dishonesty, deadly, police detective, riddles and clues, student, investigation, friend, night watchman, who done it, witnessing a crime, haunted by the past, crime, strong violent content, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, profanity, best friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Nightwatch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about serial killer, murder, deadly, crimes, mind game, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like Nightwatch: When a Stranger Calls (1979), Blink (1993), The Zodiac (2005), Mindhunters (2004), Jack the Ripper (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 15K
Nightwatch (1994)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In order to finance his law studies, Martin starts as a night watchman in a mortuary. When the victims of a serial killer of prostitutes are deposited there, scary things begin to happen. Therefore and because of a strange bet with his fellow ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, macabre, ironic, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, night watchman, bet, crimes, danger, perversion, murder, student, false accusation, slasher, morgue, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
46%
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 6.4
 58K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, trap, mind game, island, dishonesty, investigation, confined, law enforcement, murder, unknown killer, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 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, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, life is a bitch, mind game, police investigation, chase, crimes, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 605
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, tense ...
Plot: stalking, serial killer, transvestism, murder, deadly, investigation, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: scary, psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, police detective, danger, crime, crimes, protagonist as suspect, slasher ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, teenage life, family life, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 6K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: murder, family in danger, obsession, vengeance, rivalry, slasher, serial killer, comics, hallucination, severed arm, brutality, midlife crisis ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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 ⇓
35%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, false accusation, uncover truth, crimes, race against time, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Bloody Murder (2000)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Julie McConnell is one of a dozen camp counselors working to re-open a summer camp when a series of murders and disappearances begin commited by a hockey masked killer who may be the urban legend killer Trevor Moorehouse. When Julie looks into the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, scary
Plot: slasher, murder, summer camp, confined, danger, serial killer, vengeance, teenage life, rivalry, deadly, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.7
 426
Polycarp (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: suspenseful, rough, sexy, suspense, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, slasher, murder, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, who done it, gory, police detective, law enforcement, danger, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 55K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, psychology, murder mystery, police investigation, mind game, profiler, crime, crimes, police detective, twists & turns, maniac ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, mind game, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, journalism, stalking, danger, youth, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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 ⇓
34%
 6.0
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, mental institution, hospital, murder, psychoanalysis, psychologist, slasher, haunted by the past, mysterious character, mind game, investigation, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder mystery, murder, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 1.8
 208
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, who done it, police detective, bounty hunter, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, danger, murder, riddles and clues, introspection, siblings relations, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, ghost, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mysterious character, supernatural, mystery, track down, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp (2003)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Trevor Moorhouse returns! Coming to Placid Pines is difficult for Tracy, who's brother, Jason, was one of Trevor's victims near the end of the original. When Tracy's nightmares begin to come true as one by one the counselors are ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, summer camp, murder, violence spree, danger, crimes, deadly, who done it, woman in danger, slasher, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, uncover truth, danger, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, police detective, stalking, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 1K
Stitches (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A group of longtime friends converge on a fatal course with destiny when they cross paths with Alexander Tatum, a mercenary surgeon. He is a hunter with the keen skill of one who has also been hunted. Prey turned predator. The victims quickly ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: black market, police detective, slasher, crimes, rivalry, confined, gory, bondage, survival, captivity, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%