Movies like Roots of Evil

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Roots of Evil (1992)
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Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: erotic, sexual, rough, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, strong sexual content, investigation, partners, crime, graphic violence, hollywood, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, partners against crime, lesbian, police, female nudity, sex scene, burglar, prostitution, stripper, ambulance, female police officer, policewoman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Roots of Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Roots of Evil: Homicide: The Movie (2000), Night Game (1989), Traces of Red (1992), Vice Girls (1997), Donato and Daughter (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, partners against crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, partners, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
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95%
 4.9
 695
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: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), police detective, psychopath, murder, baseball, police investigation, deadly, stalking, danger, crime, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, cynical, mind bending ...
Plot: femme fatale, serial killer, murder, prostitute, crime, danger, manipulations, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.2
 223
Vice Girls (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three sexy cops will have to go undercover to catch a ruthless pornographer who is murdering young runaway girls.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, erotic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hidden identity, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, crime, undercover, tough heroes, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, family life, psychopath, crimes, partners, law enforcement, amateur detective, estrangement, fighting crime, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.5
 976
Exiled (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, fighting crime, crime, partners, prostitute, reluctant partners, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.2
 767
Dead Sexy (2001)
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: erotic, sexy, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, police investigation, dangerous attraction, deadly, mystery, sexual relations, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, rough, sexual, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, who done it, psychopath, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, religions or cults, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger, physical appearance, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art student, strangler, obsession, mental illness, psychopath, crimes, investigation, crime, prostitute, deadly ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 12K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: erotic, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, investigation, femme fatale, crimes of passion, strong sexual content, sex, manipulation, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Serial Killer 1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, deadly, danger, murder suspect ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2001, year 1995 ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, small town, mystery, crime, police officer, scotch whiskey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A thief, a murderer, and a charming lady-killer, Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) is on the run from the police. Director Shohei Imamura turns this fact-based story—about the seventy-eight-day killing spree of a remorseless man from a devoutly Catholic ...
Style: disturbing, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, crime, deadly, prostitute, violence spree, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.4
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Phoenix (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, contemplative, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, bookies, crimes, crime, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, chase, murder, police officer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 567
In the Flesh (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A police detective (Ed Corbin) assigned to work a gay bar on an undercover drug operation gets hooked up with a gay student hustler (Dane Ritter). After the student witnesses a murder, the cop provides him an alibi and invites him to stay at his ...
Style: sexual, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gays and lesbians, prostitute, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch, crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, bar ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Killer Inside Me (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sheriff struggles to hide his violent murderous acts.
Style: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, serial killer, danger, social relations, graphic violence, crime, law enforcement, unlikely criminals, dishonesty, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, murder, police investigation, serial rapist, rape, strangulation, sexual abuse, crimes, hidden identity, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Probable Cause (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A series of cop murders plagues the city. The remaining officers on the force are increasingly worried as the deaths increase with no leads. As the department's finest must solve the case before the killer strikes again.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: sexual harassment, serial killer, crimes, deadly, investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, dishonesty, murder, police detective, internal affairs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 801
Hit Man (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bernie Casey portrays Tyrone and Pamela Grier plays a sultry skin-flick star in this first Americanized remake of the iconic Michael Caine action film Get Carter. From Watts to the West Side, from porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: lone wolves, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, vengeance, murder, profanity, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: strip club, amateur detective, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, obsession, murder, frame up, couples, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, mystery, law enforcement, partners, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, police detective, pregnancy, gambling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Thief & the Stripper (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jack just lost his P.I. license and his life is on a downward spiral. He decides to steal a cash briefcase from the local gangsters. He hides in a strip joint owned by a local mob legend Jimmie D and pays a stripper to help him escape. The gangsters ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, stripper, murder, henchman, deception, crime, sex, gangster, female nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 672
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: rough, erotic, sexy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, deadly, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%