Movies like Papertrail

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Papertrail (1997)
 4.6
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Papertrail (1997)
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, twins, murder, crimes, special agents, investigation, obsession, crime, mystery, stalking, slasher, danger, chases and races, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, fbi, sex, violence, female nudity, sex scene, murder investigation, ambulance ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, murder, crime and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Papertrail: Chasing Ghosts (2005), When the Bough Breaks (1994), Dead Connection (1994), After Alice (2000), Blackout (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, deadly, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: suspenseful, sexual, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, athlete's life, mystery, phone sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, mind game, police investigation, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crime, mystery, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 825
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, memory loss, obsession, couples, danger, crime, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 8K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crimes, crime, betrayal, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 65K
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, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, serial killer, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, profiler, crimes, who done it, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
57%
 6.3
 15K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, europe, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, rivalry, danger, amateur detective, police investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student, assault
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mind game, crimes, obsession, manipulation, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 765
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, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, psychopath, obsessive quest, serial killer, haunted by the past, animal life, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, san francisco, usa, south africa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, crime, investigation, crimes, dangerous attraction, serial killer, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, confined, prison, crimes, prison life, manipulation, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, mind game, murder, social relations, isolation, darkness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, crimes, on the run, danger, chase, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Christina's House (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The teenager Christina, her younger brother Bobby, and their father James Tarling moves to a rented house in a small town in Washington to be close to Christina's mother Joanne, who is interned in an asylum. The house is being repaired by Howie ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, supernatural, teenager, psychopath, amateur detective, mystery, danger, deadly, love triangle, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 970
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, mind game, crime, deadly, stalking, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, serial killer, calendar, photographer, police investigation, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, stalking, mind game, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement, single parent, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, rivalry, haunted by the past, siblings relations, riddles and clues, introspection, murder, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: psychopath, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, haunted by the past, mind game, mystery, murder, deadly, vengeance, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, slasher, woman in danger, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, danger, chases and races, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, psychopath, who done it, deadly, strong violent content, law enforcement, mentally unstable, stalking, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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