Movies like Skeletons 1997

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Skeletons (1997)
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Skeletons (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A heart attack moves a Pulitzer winning journalist to leave NY for the peace of a small New England town, but he soon finds himself pulled into a case of a man accused of killing his gay lover with the blade of a shovel. Wanting to keep the case quiet, the town turns against the journalist and his family when he begins digging into its secrets, until finally the accused man is found hanging in his cell and the truth comes out about more than just the killing.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, gay, crimes, journalism, gays and lesbians, clergy, social relations, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults, teacher, gang, hunting, hunter, journalist, priest, domestic violence, church, conspiracy, deranged, homosexual, fear, hate, flowers, legal, mass murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, maine

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Most similar movies to Skeletons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and scary films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, serial killer, mystery, law enforcement and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Skeletons: The Apostate (2000), iMurders (2008), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Columbus Circle (2012), The Zodiac (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apostate (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man of the cloth finds his faith challenged both by the death of one of his closest relatives and the aftermath of the crime in this thriller. When a man is murdered under mysterious circumstances, his brother, a Catholic priest (Richard Grieco), ...
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, art, priest, investigation, obsession, amateur detective, hidden identity, clergy, law enforcement, murder, sin, monastery ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
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95%
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iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web, love triangle, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, incest, abusive husband, anger, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, isolation, privacy invasion, concierge, domestic disturbance, nosy, heir, wealthy family, abusive relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, murder, police investigation, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, s&m, working undercover, crimes, police detective, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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63%
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Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, racism, small town, fighting the system, investigation, injustice, dishonesty, rebellion, life is a bitch, society, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, survival, abduction, murder, mystery, clue, manipulation, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, parents and children, child in peril, hotshot hero, psychopath, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, crimes, mystery, small town, cannibalism, media, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, couples, memory loss, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Eyewitness (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: murder, investigation, opposites attract, espionage, janitor, reporter, mystery, crimes, fall in love, love affair, dangerous attraction, journalism ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, california
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52%
Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: gay, murder, group therapy, private investigator, suicide, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, track down, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Barber (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the small town of Revelstoke, Alaska, local barber Dexter is surprised to learn that the body of Lucy Waters has been discovered. Having killed this woman, days ago, he hoped her body wouldn't be found until spring. Through the eyes of a ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: psychopath, mind game, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, isolation, murder, social relations, small town sheriff, darkness, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
A Near Death Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie suffers a strong shock to discover that, after suffering a near-death experience, can hear voices from beyond. He soon realizes that it is a gift with which you can help others.
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, ghost, psychic power, crimes, talking to the dead, serial killer, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives, flashback, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, female serial killer, investigation, serial killer, teenage life, small town, teenage girl, youth, crimes, parents and children, skinny dipping, high school student ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Black Dahlia Haunting (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: While investigating the murder of her father by her blind younger brother, a young woman disturbs the vengeful spirit of Elizabeth Short, known in legend as "The Black Dahlia".
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak, scary ...
Plot: true crime, ghost, murder, supernatural, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, redemption, paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception, blindness, bipolar disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Conspiracy of Silence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a priest commits suicide and two trainees are expelled from a seminary, a journalist starts to investigate the Vatican’s silence on broken vows of celibacy. A thriller examining the internal conflicts in the modern Catholic church.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, controversial ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, gay, fighting the system, uncover truth, clergy, crimes, priest, society, dishonesty, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
An Amish Murder (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In "An Amish Murder", the peaceful Amish farming community of Painter’s Mill, Ohio, is shattered when a series of brutal murders leaves the town with a sense of frailty and loss of innocence. Among the most affected by the tragedy was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: amish, murder, police investigation, crimes, society, law enforcement, religions or cults, mystery, witnessing a crime, terrorism, performer's life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 2K
Hellbent (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Style: slasher, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, stalking, crimes, killer, gay, hollywood, gender, gays and lesbians, decapitation, homosexual, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prison, prison life, law enforcement, confined, crimes, rivalry, manipulation, woman in danger, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, escapades, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When a frightening wave of violence sweeps through New York City, troubled cop Sarchie fails to find a rational explanation for the bizarre crimes. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when renegade Jesuit priest, Mendoza ...
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: demonic possession, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, priest, evil force, supernatural horror, cave, bible, partners, good versus evil, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2013, year 2010
Place: new york, usa, iraq, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Choose (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Fiona Wagner, a journalism student, tracks a cold-blooded killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist.
Style: suspenseful, serious, slasher, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: killer, investigation, woman in danger, journalism, crimes, parent child relationship, sadistic psychopath, father daughter relationship, strong violent content, who done it, suburbs, crime investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, false accusation, mystery, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, female star appears nude, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, love affair, mentally challenged, law enforcement, serial killer, small town life, small town, riddles and clues, politics, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%