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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, sex, murder, crimes, special agents, investigation, obsession, crime, mystery, stalking, slasher, danger, chases and races, who done it, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, 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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, crime and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Papertrail: Chasing Ghosts (2005), Dead Connection (1994), Blackout (1985), After Alice (2000), Knight Moves (1992). 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, mystery, track down, riddles and clues ...
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: realistic, sexual, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, investigation, media, rivalry, chase, deadly, law enforcement, journalism, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, couples, memory loss, murder, obsession, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, murder, deadly, rivalry, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, betrayal, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, reluctant partners, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 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, crimes, deadly, stalking, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, deadly, serial killer, danger, college student
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, voyeur, investigation, mind game, who done it, psychopath, uncover truth, crimes, obsession, dangerous attraction, mystery, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: rivalry, mind game, deadly, psychopath, murder, serial killer, amateur detective, law enforcement, private detective, danger, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, female detective, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, woman in danger, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction, investigation, serial killer, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, violence against women, missing person, 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 ⇓
54%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mind game, murder, danger, deadly, mystery, social relations, isolation, small town sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, crime, small town, police detective, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, haunted by the past, mind game, introspection, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 951
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, stalking, deadly, crime, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, scary, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, calendar, amateur detective, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, danger, stalking, woman in danger, fashion ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, mind game, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, danger, crime, crimes, chases and races, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: rough, scary, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, who done it, manhunt, woman in danger, master criminal, mystery, crimes, protagonist as suspect, danger, slasher ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted by the past, manhunt, police investigation, serial killer, psychopath, mystery, woman in danger, mind game, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, mind bending, psychological, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, church, murder, redemption, psychopath, clergy, murderous pair, life is a bitch, reluctant partners, crimes, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, investigation, murder, brutality, violence, mystery, race against time, husband wife relationship, amputee, death of son, religion ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police detective, baseball, police investigation, crimes, crime, who done it, deadly, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: atmospheric, scary, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, child abuse, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, obsessive quest, bait, police corruption, psychopath, mystery, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, murder, crime, fbi, psychology, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, washington d.c., illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, psychological, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, investigation, police investigation, deadly, mentally unstable, police detective, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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