Movies like Relentless 1989

If you like "Relentless" you are looking for psychological, exciting and suspenseful movies about / with serial killer, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, maniac, psychopath and stalking themes of Crime and Thriller genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Relentless (1989)
 5.9
 2K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: psychological, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, scary, twists and turns, clever, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, maniac, psychopath, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, murderous pair, manipulation, revenge, police, violence, death, murder, woman strangled to death, catastrophe, superhero, magic, fight, psychology, natural disaster, police officer, investigation ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to Relentless

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, murder, police investigation and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Relentless: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Son of Sam (2008), Tightrope (1984), The First Deadly Sin (1980), Switchback (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 454
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, mind game, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, stalking, amateur detective, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Dietz is back and must find and stop another serial killer before he kills again. Detective work for Dietz is tough having to juggle two gorgeous women - one his partner, and the other his shrink, who holds the key to the case.
Style: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, partners against crime, crimes, mind game, reluctant partners, track down, lone wolves, partners, hotshot hero, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, cannibalism, psychology, investigation, crimes, kidnapping, mind game, maniac, fbi, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 1.8
 462
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, murderer, satanism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
suspense movies
17006
maniac movies
1131
80s movies
80s
5397
psychopath movies
4076
 6.3
 18K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, neo noir, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, father daughter relationship, police investigation, kidnapping, crimes, manipulation, murder mystery, rape, obsession, police detective, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The First Deadly Sin (1980)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A serial killer is stalking New York. Inspector Edward X. Delaney is an NYPD detective, nearing retirement, who is trying to put together the pieces of the case. Are the victims somehow linked? What does the brutal method of death signify?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, terminal illness, murder, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, couple relations, police investigation, mysterious villain, psychopath, murder investigation, evil man ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 14K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, exciting, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, murder mystery, mystery, missing person, hitchhiker, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 27K
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, scary, suspense, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, fbi, psychiatrist, obsession, chase, psychopath, mind game, race against time, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 1K
Splinter (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A gang member, suffering from severe memory loss, searches for his brother's murderer. He secretly enlists the aid of the investigating Detective, while other members of his gang are mysteriously and sadistically murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, gang, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, police corruption, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, city life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 15K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, stalking, chase, obsession, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 9K
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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twist ending, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, blindness, psychopath, investigation, crimes, strong female character, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, stalking, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, frame up, police corruption, river, chase, murder mystery, conspiracy, mentor, homicide detective, grudge ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pennsylvania, new jersey, los angeles, san francisco, pittsburgh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Dead On: Relentless II (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, slasher, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, politics, police investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners against crime, mind game, track down, rivalry, crimes, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 88K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, revenge, killer, justice, brutality, assassination, avenger, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, gang, police investigation, partners, law enforcement, police corruption, rivalry, friendship, mafia, gangsters, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.0
 577
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 1.3
 309
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: scary, psychological, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, psychopath, supernatural, law enforcement, police detective, parents and children, murder, psychiatrist, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 17K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, police officer, home invasion, police, murder, suburbs, police investigation, hostage, stalker, vengeance, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 355
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, cop as target, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 6K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, murder, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writers, police detective, psychopath, heist, gangsters, writer's life, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.3
 151K
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, suspense, twists and turns, macabre, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, murder, maniac, double life, secret, imaginary friend, secrets, killed during sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 846
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: slasher, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, baseball, murder, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
violence movies
14401
death movies
15070
murder movies
19449
neo noir movies
2826
 5.3
 906
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, gang, law enforcement, murder, assassin, empire, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, mind game, stalking, uncover truth, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.9
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, psychopath, murder, mystery, dishonesty, rivalry, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, surveillance, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 426
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: suspense, scary, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, investigation, law enforcement, murder, crimes, dealing with death, mystery, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, empire, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 51K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, rough, intense, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, kidnapping, internet, hacker, torture, special agents, fbi, vengeance, sadism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Donato and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though emotionally estranged, a father and daughter team of Los Angeles police detectives must work together to stop a serial killer. Along the way, the two find themselves forced to deal with a number of painful secrets from their past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, family life, parents and children, partners, amateur detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, estrangement, who done it, transvestite ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 36K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, home invasion, private detective, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, death, intruder, unlikely partners, father son relationship, violence, visceral ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%