Movies like Rough Draft

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Rough Draft (1998)
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Rough Draft
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: police investigation, amateur detective, crime, serial killer, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, stalking, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, false accusation, transvestism, 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 Deliberate Stranger
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
185 min.
 7.5
Cape Fear
Drama, Horror, Thriller
USA
106 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Rough Draft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and scary films with plots about crimes, murder, danger, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Horror genres. Some movies like Rough Draft: American Crime (2004), Relentless 3 (1993), No One Can Hear You (2001), Final Move (2006), Nightwatch (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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American Crime
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.3
 272
Relentless 3
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, serial killer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   82%
 
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No One Can Hear You
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, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   73%
 
 3.7
 413
Final Move
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: police investigation, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, special agents, investigation, murder, mind game, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
 6.2
 17K
Nightwatch
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, scary, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, investigation, crime, paranoia, drugs/alcohol, protagonist as suspect, prostitution, twists & turns, witnessing a crime, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   58%
 
White of the Eye
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, investigation, mystery, slasher, psychopath, murder, mind game, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   75%
 
 4.6
 104
Party Line
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: slasher, crime, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mystery, deadly, telephone, law enforcement, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
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 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, slasher, murder, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
When the Bough Breaks
Genre: Drama, 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, scary, tense ...
Plot: reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, mind game, missing person, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   63%
 
 5.7
 574
The Victim
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, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, witnessing a crime, mystery, mind game, murder, police investigation, false accusation, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
The Bedroom Window
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexual, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, obsession, amateur detective, male nudity, lawyer, femme fatale, chase, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   48%
 
Little Erin Merryweather
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: amateur detective, gory, serial killer, college, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, police investigation, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
 3.4
 1K
Nightstalker
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murderous pair, crime, heavy metal, serial killer, slasher, police station, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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 5.5
 8K
Anamorph
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, crime, police station, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, obsession, murder, uncover truth, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Tell Me Something
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, crime, gory, neo noir, serial killer, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, murder, dangerous attraction, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   54%
 
The Deliberate Stranger
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, true crime, track down, uncover truth, murder, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, seattle, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   58%
 
 2.9
 408
Polycarp
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: gory, slasher, mind game, police investigation, crime, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, danger, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
Calendar Girl Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Millionaire Richard Trainor is celebrating the fact that his new calendar featuring twelve nude woman is a huge success. However the party is ruined when Miss January is pushed off a building and later on that night Miss February is knifed to death. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, murderous pair, serial killer, witnessing a crime, mystery, mind game, murder, stalking, calendar, photographer, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
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The Rosary Murders
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, protagonist as suspect, crime, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
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 ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   52%
 
 6.2
 856
Fear
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, bleak, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, amateur detective, mystery, supernatural ability, witnessing a crime, mind game, stalking, psychopath, psychic, police, who done it ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   56%
 
Try to Remember
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, small town, murder, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 3.6
 177
Quiet Kill
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, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, investigation, mind game, murder, stalking, dangerous attraction, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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 5.6
 3K
Rear Window
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, crime, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, mystery, investigation, stalking, obsession, isolation, architect, voyeur, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
Curse of the Zodiac
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: gory, amateur detective, serial killer, crime, mind game, murder, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   44%
 
Intimate Stranger
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, rough, realistic
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, murder, phone sex, crime, psychopath, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
When a Stranger Calls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, atmospheric, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, gory, police investigation, obsession, murder, vengeance, private detective, mental institution, blood, investigation, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   40%
 
 4.7
 3K
Gacy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, suburbs, mind game, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, democrat, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 

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Impact Point
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, witnessing a crime, investigation, stalking, mind game, murder, obsession, dangerous attraction, police investigation, woman in danger, danger, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   40%
 
Visiting Hours
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A slasher finds the hospital where a TV newswoman is recovering from his attack.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, slasher, stalking, gory, witnessing a crime, psycho, domestic disturbance, murder, psychopath, maniac, journalist ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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