Movies like Rough Draft

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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
The Night Strangler
Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
USA
74 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Rough Draft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, scary and rough films with plots about danger, deadly, crimes, serial killer, murder, rivalry and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Rough Draft: No One Can Hear You (2001), American Crime (2004), Sanctimony (2000), White of the Eye (1987), The Victim (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, suspenseful, 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
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 4.5
 944
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
 2.6
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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, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, slasher, mystery, murder, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   94%
    User:   100%
 
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White of the Eye
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, 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:   93%
    User:   78%
 
 5.7
 587
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, witnessing a crime, mystery, mind game, murder, police investigation, false accusation, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   75%
 
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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   79%
    User:   76%
 
 5.3
 275
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, 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:   76%
    User:   89%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, 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:   69%
    User:   59%
 
 2.9
 409
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, realistic, sexual, tense ...
Plot: slasher, gory, mind game, police investigation, crime, sexual abuse, murder, crimes, danger, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: heavy metal, murderous pair, crime, 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:   67%
    User:   64%
 
 4.6
 105
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, 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:   64%
    User:   55%
 
 3.7
 414
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:   64%
    User:   57%
 
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, crime, neo noir, gory, serial killer, mystery, slasher, investigation, mind game, murder, dangerous attraction, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   50%
 
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 18K
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:   56%
    User:   49%
 
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, mystery, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, missing person, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
Jack the Ripper
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, police investigation, gory, slasher, investigation, crime, mind game, track down, maniac, jack the ripper ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, europe, scotland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   46%
 
 4.9
 664
Sacrifice
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: criminal heroes, gory, bank, police investigation, countryside, fugitives, prison, serial killer, master criminal, crime, special agents, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   54%
 
 3.5
 397
Kemper
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, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
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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: amateur detective, gory, serial killer, mind game, crime, murder, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
Dead Connection
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, police, chase, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
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Dark Asylum
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: master criminal, gory, mental institution, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, special agents, investigation, mind game, psychopath, mental illness, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
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, realistic, rough
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:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
 890
Psycho-Circus
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A circus becomes the location for stolen loot and murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: circus, murder, private detective, mystery, serial killer, bank, unlikely criminals, chase, crime gone awry, crime, police investigation, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
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Stepfather III
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, gory, mental institution, parents and children, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, investigation, psychopath, disability, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   43%
 
The Nature of the Beast
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough, scary
Plot: desert, serial killer, murder, police investigation, on the road, mystery, slasher, chase, mind game, motel, hitchhiker, highway ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
When a Stranger Calls Back
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: college, master criminal, gory, serial killer, slasher, mind game, stalking, survival, woman in danger, stalker, phone terror, ventriloquist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
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Ripper
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gory, slasher, mind game, college, stalking, haunted by the past, teenage life, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
Candyman: Day of the Dead
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough
Plot: murder, gory, ghost, serial killer, slasher, vengeance, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   34%
 

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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, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, slasher, stalking, gory, witnessing a crime, psycho, domestic disturbance, murder, psychopath, maniac, journalist ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   48%
 
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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: serious, suspenseful, 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:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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