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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, realistic, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, transvestism, police investigation, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, investigation, journalism, mind game, false accusation, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, chases and races, dishonesty, media, rivalry ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and scary films with plots about crimes, deadly, serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Rough Draft: No One Can Hear You (2001), Sanctimony (2000), Stepfather III (1992), American Crime (2004), Little Erin Merryweather (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, murder, who done it, woman in danger, police investigation, family life, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, master criminal, crime, protagonist as suspect, slasher, mystery, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Stepfather III (1992)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Having survived the stab wounds he sustained at the end of the previous film, the stepfather, escapes from the institution in Puget Sound, Washington he was placed in four years ago, seeking a reclusive back alley plastic surgeon to perform ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mental institution, parents and children, gory, crime, crimes, deadly, psychopath, disability, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.5
 944
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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
Plot: college, serial killer, amateur detective, gory, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, police investigation, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.2
 18K
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, suspense, scary, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, mind game, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, frame up, who done it, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
White of the Eye (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, slasher, mystery, mind game, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.5
 397
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, suspense ...
Plot: on the road, serial killer, slasher, mind game, race against time, vengeance, murder, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.4
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, heavy metal, murderous pair, crime, police station, slasher, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, phone sex, photographer, baseball bat, phone terror, mannequin, cabin, crime, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, gory, amateur detective, mind game, crime, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, serious, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, psychopath, gory, crime, serial murder, investigation, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.9
 409
Polycarp (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Patients of sexy psychiatrist Dr. Jill Kessey and eccentric attorney Alexander Hathaway are being murdered in bloody, satanic rituals. Law enforcement investigations reveal that sex and mutilation are the signatures of a serial killer, who likes to ...
Style: serious, rough, sexual, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, mind game, police investigation, crime, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, knife murder, slasher, stalker, psychopath, chase, murder, gory, stalking, who done it, woman in danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 414
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, electric chair, police investigation, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, special agents, investigation, mind game, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 628
Blind Date (1984)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man goes blind when remembering his lost girlfriend, but the doctors can't find anything wrong with his eyes. They fit him with an experimental device which allows him to see with the aid of a computer interface and brain electrodes. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, prostitute, beach, taxi, disability, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Candyman returns to try to convince his female descendent, an artist, to join him as a legendary figure. To this end, he frames her for a series of hideous murders of her friends and associates so that she has nowhere else to turn to.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, ghost, gory, evil, relatives, vengeance, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 275
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 808
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: mental institution, serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, gory, mentally unstable, slasher, special agents, investigation, mind game, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, scary, based on true events
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, gory, crime, crimes, danger, deadly, kidnapping, woman in danger, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
When a Stranger Calls Back (1993)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Julia is babysitting two young kids while a doctor and his wife are out. During the evening, a stranger knocks on the door asking Julia if she can call the auto club so he can get a tow. The phone line is dead though. This is all part of the act as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: phone terror, ventriloquist, stalker, woman in danger, psychopath, stalking, college, gory, master criminal, serial killer, blood, slasher ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.3
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, stalking, murder, police investigation, danger, rivalry, hit and run, serial killer, witnessing a crime, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 664
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder of a policewoman, murder, psychopath, gory, criminal heroes, bank, police investigation, countryside, prison, fugitives, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Last Horror Movie (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A serial killer uses a horror video rental to lure his next victim. What begins as a teen slasher transforms into a disturbing journey through the mind of Max Parry, a mild mannered wedding photographer with a taste for human flesh.
Style: psychological, dark humor, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, found footage, psychopath, slasher, obsession, split personality, mind game, crimes, deadly, murderous pair, investigation, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 1K
X-Ray (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, stalking, valentine's day, slasher, nurse, psychopath, gory, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.6
 695
Crimetime (1996)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The star of a TV crime reenactment show becomes caught up in the mind of the killer he is playing.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, media, gory, crimes, crime, deadly, actor's life, media satire, showbiz, artists and showbiz, law enforcement ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 587
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: murder, ghost, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, mind game, police investigation, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Intimate Stranger (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A policeman (James Russo) guards a barroom singer (Deborah Harry) whose phone-sex sideline has put a killer (Tim Thomerson) on her trail.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: prostitute, phone sex, murder, serial killer, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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