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Papertrail (1998)
 4.6
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Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, sex, crimes, special agents, investigation, obsession, crime, stalking, slasher, danger, chases and races, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, mystery, twins, fbi, violence, female nudity, sex scene, murder investigation, ambulance ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Papertrail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, law enforcement, murder, crimes, crime, psychopath and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Papertrail: Chasing Ghosts (2005), Dead Connection (1994), Blackout (1985), Knight Moves (1992), Blink (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, golden years, rivalry, manhunt, murder, mind game, ghost, psychopath, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sexual, suspenseful, tense, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, vengeance, rivalry, chase, investigation, journalism, media, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.1
 749
Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: tense, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, slasher, mystery, crimes, memory loss, crime, danger, couples, obsession, murder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, mind game, chief, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.2
 7K
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, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, strong female character, blindness, mind game, crime, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, imaginary kingdom, protagonist as suspect, special agents, crime, crimes, supernatural ability, who done it, life is a bitch, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.6
 4K
Rear Window (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: scary, psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, chase, rivalry, mind game, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 60K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery, forensics, profiler, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, usa, los angeles, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 24K
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, suspense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, murder, crimes, violence spree, psychopath, police investigation, stalking, mind game, deadly, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, dangerous attraction, crime, investigation, mind game, serial killer, law enforcement, gory, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, vengeance, uncover truth, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, europe, germany, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, psychopath, obsession, mind game, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 1K
The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, scary, suspenseful
Plot: psychopath, small town, serial killer, murder, danger, deadly, law enforcement, small town life, rivalry, mind game, insomnia, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Calendar Girl Murders (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a building and later on that night Miss February is knifed to death. ...
Style: serious, mind bending, bleak, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, calendar, photographer, mystery, who done it, murderous pair, crime, mind game, woman in danger, danger, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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A Twist of Faith (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vancouver Police Detective Henry Smith is one of those investigating the murder of Roman Catholic Father Martin, who was crucified in his own church.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, church, crime, who done it, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, crimes, reluctant partners, mystery, life is a bitch, obsession ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.9
 593
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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: offbeat, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police detective, baseball, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, who done it, crime, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Cold Light of Day (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, child abuse, obsessive quest, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, mystery, psychopath, police corruption, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 8K
Resurrection (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A seasoned police detective and his partner have just uncovered a string of unusual murders that lead them to a serial killer, who believes that he is the descendant of Judas.
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, violence, brutality, mystery, race against time, amputee, husband wife relationship, religion, death of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 2.5
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, police investigation, psychopath, manhunt, crimes, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, who done it, mysterious character, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, psychopath, mind game, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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: psychological, serious, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, crimes, mystery, police investigation, investigation, reluctant partners, psychopath, police detective, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, crime, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, deadly, profiler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 576
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, serial killer, stalking, deadly, mind game, woman in danger, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, missing person, danger, race against time, murder, crimes, special agents, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, make believe, physical appearance, strong sexual content, law enforcement, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 677
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, woman in danger, femme fatale, couples, deadly, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, law enforcement, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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