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: sexy, erotic, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong sexual content, investigation, crimes, graphic violence, hollywood, law enforcement, partners, police detective, partners against crime, lesbian, police officer, police, female nudity, sex scene, burglar, prostitution, stripper, ambulance, trap, policewoman, bartender ...
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, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, investigation and police 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, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.9
 820
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, baseball, graphic violence, stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, sexy, mind bending, cynical, erotic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, serial killer, manipulation, police detective, couples, who done it, sexual relations, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 3.7
 263
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: realistic, erotic, serious, sexy, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, hidden identity, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, serial killer, crimes, on the run, working undercover, sexual abuse, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, family life, parents and children, crimes, estrangement, who done it, partners, amateur detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, aging ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.1
 834
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, prostitute, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, mystery, sexual relations, dishonesty, manipulation, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, law enforcement, crimes, legal, obsession, psycho, investigation, rape, psychotic ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, woman in danger, vengeance, alcohol abuse, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, investigation, psychopath, who done it, journalism, law enforcement, crimes, religions or cults, life is a bitch, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: realistic, slasher, serious, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strangler, art student, prostitute, crimes, investigation, psychopath, mental illness, obsession, brother, strangulation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 13K
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, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, investigation, femme fatale, strong sexual content, crimes of passion, sex, manipulation, dangerous attraction, mysterious character, dishonesty, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 238
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: sexual harassment, serial killer, police detective, murder, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, police, revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, non-linear
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, riddles and clues, obsession, uncover truth, murder suspect, murder trial, killer, police ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1995, year 2001
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 4K
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, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, gambling, bookies, crimes, heist, addiction, crime gone awry, nudity (full frontal - brief), moral dilemma, rock, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, psychopath, who done it, police detective, strong violent content, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, political corruption, investigation, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Vengeance is Mine (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 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: tense, realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, parents and children, on the run, crimes, violence spree, prostitute, father son relationship, sex scene, violence, sex, vengeance, woman undressing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 802
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: erotic, rough, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 589
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: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: murder, drug dealing, male prostitute, closeted homosexual, hustler, working undercover, introspection, college, uncover truth, fall in love, moral dilemma, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, hollywood, murder, manipulation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, chase, on the run, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 287
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: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, pregnancy, gambling, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, partners, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, psychopath, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, graphic violence, small town life, social relations, man kills a woman, redneck ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, psychopath, prostitute, serial rapist, murder, police investigation, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 893
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: graphic violence, rivalry, lone wolves, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, hitman, murder, vengeance, dead man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder, stripper, deception, henchman, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex, corvette
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 100
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, society, crimes, golden years, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, vigilantism, murder, law enforcement, track down, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%