Movies like Papertrail

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Papertrail
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, mind bending, tense, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, slasher, special agents, crime, stalking, psychopath, who done it, mystery, fbi agent, sex, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, twins, investigation, obsession, woman in danger, chases and races, crime scene, agoraphobia, mystery killer, sexism, violence ...
Time: 90s
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Profiler
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.3
Messiah
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
148 min.
 8.0
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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, crime, psychopath and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Papertrail: Chasing Ghosts (2005), Dead Connection (1994), Profiler (1996), Blackout (1985), Calendar Girl Murders (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Chasing Ghosts
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, ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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Dead Connection
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 ...
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Time: 90s
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Profiler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the FBI's fictional Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, tense ...
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Time: 90s
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Blackout
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: slasher, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, crime, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, obsession, memory loss, murder ...
Time: 80s
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Calendar Girl Murders
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
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Rear Window
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Plot: murder, amateur detective, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, stalking, obsession, isolation, voyeur, architect, voyeurism ...
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Try to Remember
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
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Freeze Frame
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   65%
    User:   62%
 
In the Devil's Garden
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After one schoolgirl is raped while taking a short cut through the local woods, and another is murdered in the same woods a few days later, the local police are baffled. With the help of a reporter from one of the local papers, and against the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, gory, slasher, mystery, stalking, school, college, who done it, crimes, psychologist ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe
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System:   61%
    User:   60%
 
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Black Kiss
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi. A bizarre murder occurs in the hotel across the street. The body was mutilated and repositioned into a lurid work ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, gory, slasher, police investigation, stalking, mystery, psychopath, who done it, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   54%
 
 5.3
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After Alice
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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending
Plot: amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, special agents, mind game, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   53%
 
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Kiss the Girls
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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Tell Me Something
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime, Mystery
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, crime, neo noir, gory, serial killer, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, murder, dangerous attraction, police ...
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Knight Moves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, chess, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, betrayal, resort, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, police ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   53%
 
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Blink
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, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, crime, investigation, police, mind game, mystery, police investigation, twists & turns, murder mystery, identity ...
Time: 90s
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The Barber
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, small town, slasher, investigation, mystery, mind game, isolation, psychopath, murder, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
To Serve and Protect
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, hostages, serial killer, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
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Rough Draft
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, amateur detective, crime, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, stalking, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   49%
 
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Whispers in the Dark
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, college, mystery, mentally unstable, investigation, crime, mind game, obsession, doctors and patients, erotic thriller, psychiatrist, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
A Twist of Faith
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: church, murderous pair, serial killer, crime, dangerous attraction, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
Brother's Keeper
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, special agents, legal investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, psychopath, murder, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 5.3
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True Crime
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, suspense, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, police investigation, police corruption, amateur detective, mentor, obsession, teenager, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
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Unnatural Causes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Roy Marsden returns as author P.D. James's indefatigable gumshoe, Inspector Adam Dalgliesh. This time, he's investigating the murder of a famous mystery writer whose body is found in the bottom of a dinghy on the Suffolk coast. To add a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, ocean or sea, mystery, protagonist as suspect, army investigation, crime, legal investigation, manipulations, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: scotland yard
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System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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Dead Sexy
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, crime, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, murder, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
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The Keeper
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, crime, hostages, mentally unstable, small town, serial killer, slasher, mind game, hostage, police station ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
Afraid of the Dark
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A little boy, obsessed with blindness and violence, slowly gets trapped in his own delusions.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, mind game, stalking, voyeur, blindness, murder, crime, vengeance, mystery, voyeurism, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
Christina's House
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: murder, gory, amateur detective, small town, serial killer, slasher, mystery, witnessing a crime, domestic disturbance, stalking, teenager, house ...
Time: 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 

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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Winter Lily
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a remote part of New England, Clive arrives at Memory Lane, a rustic bed&breakfast. After being welcomed by the charming hostess, Agatha, he soon discovers a diary filled with mystery about the hostess' daughter, Lily. His natural ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
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Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire
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