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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: 89 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, suspense, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, abduction, murder, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, monologue, videotaping, twists and turns, empire, crimes, rivalry, death, murder investigation, mother, psychiatrist, basement, ex husband ex wife relationship, deadly, danger, handcuffs, gagged ...
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 crimes, deadly, danger, murder, psychopath, serial killer and rivalry mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Killing Words: Banshee (2006), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Pavement (2002), The Gunman (2004), Women (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Banshee (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kick-ass professional car thief, Sage, (Taryn Manning), steals a classic '66 Charger on a challenge. It turns out the car belongs to a serial killer (is there another kind?), who proceeds to slice and dice her friends because he wants his car ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mind game, race against time, criminal's revenge, heist, master criminal, psychopath, car chase, car thief, woman in danger, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, private detective, investigation, mind game, psychopath, murder, rivalry, who done it, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
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79%
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, police investigation, vengeance, animal life, law enforcement, mystery, obsessive quest, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, usa, alaska, san francisco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.5
 453
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, vengeance, haunted by the past, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, murder, who done it, vigilantism, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Women (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A small town detective while investigating the disappearance of a local woman comes across an unassuming Sociology professor who is hiding a secret life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, disturbing, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: abduction, psychopath, serial killer, police procedural, police investigation, murder investigation, suspicion, instructor, murder mystery, evidence, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, vengeance, crimes, obsession, death of daughter, uncover truth, ex cop, judiciary ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, missing person, murder, investigation, mentally unstable, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, siblings relations, haunted by the past, murder, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, psychological, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, prison life, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, prison, woman in danger, manipulation, rivalry, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, manhunt, haunted by the past, vengeance, woman in danger, rivalry, murder, friendship, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, psychopath, theater, small town, murder, crimes, violence, mentally unstable, solitary, woman in danger, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
A Killing Affair (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: mountain, empire, underdog, small town, intrigue, couples, woman in danger, fall in love, haunted by the past, vengeance, isolation, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, rough ...
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Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.8
 834
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mummy An' the Armadillo (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Secrets, murders and lies... all in the name of family. In the middle of nowhere sits the Armadillo Café.The once popular, but now desolate, café is run by a strange family led a troubled, booze-addled mother (Betty Buckley) and a disturbed family ...
Style: tense, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Duration: 106 min.
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Plot: serial killer, murder, psycho, female serial killer, love affair, vengeance, graphic violence, psychopath, crimes, murder investigation, murder of a pregnant woman, victim ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Duration: 89 min.
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Time: contemporary
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49%
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Red Swastik (2007)
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49%
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Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
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47%
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Killers (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, Japan
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Mr. Nomura is an eerily handsome, sharply dressed, sociopathic serial killer who preys on the women of Tokyo. In Jakarta, a world-weary journalist named Bayu finds himself unexpectedly falling into vigilantism after brutally killing two sadistic ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, strong violent content, violence, death, reporter, violent, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 907
The Prodigy (2005)
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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44%
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Freeze Frame (2004)
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44%
American Perfect (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Criminal psychiatrist, Jake Nyman is taking a much needed vacation from responsibility. An experimental road trip during which ever decision will be made on a flip of a coin. Meanwhile, Sandra Thomas, disenchanted professional, is en route to pick ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, mental illness, murder, crimes, family life, social relations, family relations, small town, small town life, store, insanity, empire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
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Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Ladies Night (2005)
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%