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Rough Draft (1998)
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Rough Draft (1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A struggling freelance writer, while investigating the transvestite night life, stumbles across a serial killer in action. The two then strike up a bizarre partnership to document the killer's motives and handiwork as a possessed detective struggling with his own personal demons tries to solve the crimes.
Style: scary, psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, transvestism, stalking, murder, crimes, investigation, psychopath, crime, journalism, danger, amateur detective, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, media, false accusation, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, deadly, witnessing a crime, rivalry, woman in danger, criminal's revenge, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Rough Draft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, scary and realistic films with plots about deadly, serial killer, murder, crimes, danger, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Rough Draft: No One Can Hear You (2001), American Crime (2004), Little Erin Merryweather (2003), Sanctimony (2000), Kemper (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, mind game, serial killer, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
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95%
 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 ⇓
80%
Little Erin Merryweather (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Once upon a time, death preyed upon a New England college campus. Rumors swirl that "if you see a flash of red, you're dead!" Local golden boy, Peter Bloom (David Morwick) investigates the grisly killings until the stakes grow higher ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, fairy tale, suspense
Plot: serial killer, college, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, mind game, deadly, journalism, stalking, crimes, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, slasher, woman in danger, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, danger, slasher, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, woman in danger, amateur detective, danger, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 848
Dark Asylum (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Asylum is a taut psychological thriller about a deranged fearsome killer running lose in an abandoned high security Asylum. Pitting the county psychiatrist Dr. Maggie Belham against the psychotic maniac, Dr Belham is trapped in a maze of corridors, ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mental institution, survival, mind game, danger, slasher, mental illness, murder, master criminal, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 826
Long Distance (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a young, lonely woman misdials a phone number by one digit, calling into a serial killing in progress, the killer latches onto her and involves her telephonically in a string of murders as he heads closer and closer to her home in Boston.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, psychopath, phone terror, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content, profiler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 425
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 993
Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, police investigation, supernatural ability, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the road, psychopath, survival, vengeance, serial killer, chases and races, rivalry, race against time, deadly, danger, murder, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Evidence of mutilated housewives points to a sound expert (David Keith) living unhappily with his wife (Cathy Moriarty) in Arizona.
Style: psychological, disturbing, atmospheric, scary, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, dishonesty, mind game, law enforcement, deadly, slasher ...
Time: 80s, quarry
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 820
Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, realistic ...
Plot: danger, violence, serial killer, crimes, obsession, deadly, psychopath, murder, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), blood, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, obsession, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.5
 181
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, crimes, deadly, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 632
The Victim (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ting, an actress for murder illustration is hired to simulate a real-life murder case of Min, a former Miss Thailand who was brutally killed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, mind game, serial killer, police investigation, supernatural, psychopath, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, deadly, danger, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.9
 287
Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, deadly, psychopath, amateur detective, murder, danger, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Out of the Dark (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An employee at a telephone fantasy service helps hunt for the killer preying on her silken-voiced colleagues.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, murder, psychopath, police detective, mystery, danger, who done it, woman in danger, stalking, prostitute, phone terror ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
.com for Murder (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a possible killer in an Internet chatroom. She and her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, psychopath, amateur detective, serial killer, slasher, mentally unstable, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
He Knows You're Alone (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A reluctant bride to be is stalked by a serial killer who only kills brides and the people around them. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled renegade cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before it is ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, murder, stalker, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, sadistic killer, slasher, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, uncover truth, crimes, mysterious character, danger, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, woman in danger, police detective, stalking, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.9
 102
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, serial killer, apartment building, crime, dead woman on bed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 712
Sacrifice (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A convicted bank robber breaks free as he is being transported to prison after learning that his daughter has been killed by a serial killer. Determined to find her killer, he joins with a female cop who is working the case. He quickly discovers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, manhunt, mind game, master criminal, track down, gory, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, sexual, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, athlete's life, mystery, phone sex ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, psychopath, mystery, crimes, on the run, danger, chase, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 308
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, stalking, investigation, master criminal, amateur detective, deadly, psychopath, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 19K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, mind game, murder, frame up, crimes, danger, police detective, dishonesty, deadly, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.6
 3K
Ripper (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A massacre survivor (A.J. Cook) studies serial killers under a famous expert (Bruce Payne), but her classmates soon start dying at the hands of a Jack the Ripper copycat.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police detective, college, haunted by the past, police investigation, mind game, slasher, gory, deadly, danger, law enforcement, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 1.8
 210
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, decapitation, rivalry, crimes, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, danger, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%