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The Rosary Murders (1987)
 5.8
 1K
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, disturbing, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, investigation, clergy, mystery, legal, society, who done it, uncover truth, confession, vengeance, crimes, riddles and clues, religions or cults, crime, life is a bitch, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty, law enforcement, introspection ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit

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Most similar movies to The Rosary Murders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about law enforcement, deadly, crimes, murder, crime, police investigation and investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Rosary Murders: Pavement (2002), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000), The Gunman (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 765
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, law enforcement, mystery, deadly, psychopath, obsessive quest, serial killer, haunted by the past, animal life, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, san francisco, usa, south africa, alaska
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100%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: mind game, serial killer, deadly, psychopath, murder, rivalry, danger, amateur detective, police investigation, police detective, protagonist as suspect, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, suspenseful, bleak, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, mysterious character, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, law enforcement, single parent, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, legal, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, mystery, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.7
 430
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, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, vengeance, haunted by the past, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, who done it, murder, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
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, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, danger, chases and races, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 97
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, police investigation, mystery, who done it, danger, rivalry, crimes, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 484
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, legal, who done it, teenage life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 2K
After Alice (2000)
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, supernatural ability, mind game, police investigation, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, deadly, crime, mystery, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 344
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, uncover truth, police corruption, life is a bitch, investigation, protagonist as suspect, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 647
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, mystery, mind game, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, deadly, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, law enforcement, false accusation, obsession, uncover truth, courtroom drama, track down, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, rivalry, haunted by the past, siblings relations, riddles and clues, introspection, murder, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Try to Remember (2004)
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: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, haunted by the past, mind game, mystery, murder, deadly, vengeance, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 970
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, crimes, mind game, crime, deadly, stalking, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, false accusation, legal, uncover truth, lovers reunited, testimony, police investigation, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, political corruption, dishonesty, fighting the system, politics, mystery, investigation, small town, gender bending, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, serial rapist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: murder, swamp, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 363
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, legal action, small town life, law enforcement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, mind game, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%