Movies like Chronicles

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Chronicles (2004)
 6.8
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Chronicles (2004)
Original name: Crónicas
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Ecuador
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, captivating, thought provoking, rough, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, media, serial rapist, journalism, child killer, uncover truth, crimes, ambition, deadly, ratings, journalist, obsession, insanity, greed, crime, life is a bitch, blind ambition, profanity, sexual content, prison, sex, childbirth, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ecuador, latin america, florida, new jersey, south america

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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, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime, investigation and serial killer mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Chronicles: Resurrection Man (1998), Summer of Sam (1999), Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000), Nightcrawler (2014), American Crime (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, investigation, master criminal, uncover truth, brutality, protestant, journalist, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, europe, england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 35K
Summer of Sam (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, infidelity, psychopath, danger, crimes, lust, murder, punk, bigotry, intolerance, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, new york yankees, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, uncover truth, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement, legal, psychopath, deadly, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.9
 434K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: disturbing, psychological, bleak, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, journalism, sociopath, satire, journalist, obsession, ambition, cynicism, deception, character study, morality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 962
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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes, psychopath, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, investigation, law enforcement, media, minister, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, crimes, deadly, psychopath, rivalry, dishonesty, mind game, manipulations, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: scary, suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, cannibalism, investigation, murder, psychology, fbi, maniac, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, investigation, strangulation, police brutality, murder, mystery, missing child, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, media, journalism, investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Place in the Sun (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Swedish family found murdered in her home on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - all except the 16-year-old daughter, who has disappeared. At first the police believe that there is a burglary gone wrong, but the more crime examined, the more ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: deadly, crimes, murder, journalism, danger, media, woman in danger, journalist, investigation, chases and races, hockey, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 239K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, investigation, split personality, fbi, murder, cruelty, deadly, reporter, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., st. louis missouri, florida, chicago illinois, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, strangulation, split personality, police detective, double life, police investigation, crime, mystery, serial rapist, manhunt ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 1960s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 59K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, criminal heroes, crimes, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 19K
Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: talky, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: media, politics, journalism, crimes, society, investigation, journalist, injustice, workplace intrigue, fighting the system, museum, hostage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 3K
The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, violence, police investigation, psychopath, drug use, deadly, crimes, rivalry, slasher, youth, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, who done it, deadly, mental illness ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, police investigation, psychologist, psychopath, crime, profiler, crimes, investigation, serial murder, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 139K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, businessman, secret, crimes, police detective, murder, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 244K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, psychopath, mind game, fbi, cat and mouse, crime, cannibalism, special agents, one on one, crimes, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florence, europe, italy, washington d.c., florence italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, mind game, workplace intrigue, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 31K
True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological, tense ...
Plot: death row, investigation, false accusation, lethal injection, race against time, journalism, death penalty, crime, uncover truth, crimes, journal, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, murder, race against time, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, missing child, police, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ 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, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, life is a bitch, psychopath, single parent, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
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: rough, tense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, suspect, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, religions or cults, who done it, law enforcement, murder, media, journalism, investigation, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, mexico, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 425K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, uncover truth, crime, journalist, investigation, mystery, maniac, crimes, victim, paranoia, mind game ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: california, san francisco, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, deadly, crimes, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 491
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: bodyguard, photographer, police investigation, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, betrayal, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, deadly, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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