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Killing Words (2003)
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Killing Words (2003)
Original name: Palabras encadenadas
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak, realistic
Plot: psychopath, mind game, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game, crimes, crime, danger, rivalry, female director, death, murder investigation, mother, psychiatrist, dialogue driven, ex husband ex wife relationship, handcuffs, basement ...
Time: contemporary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, psychopath, serial killer, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Killing Words: The Gunman (2004), Brother's Keeper (2002), Pavement (2002), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Ladies Night (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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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 ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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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 ...
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Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, alaska, usa, san francisco
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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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, who done it, investigation, private detective, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
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Time: 90s
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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, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, serial killer, friendship, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, murder, woman in danger ...
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Sin (2003)
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Duration: 89 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
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61%
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