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, clergy, religions or cults, journalism, curses spells and rituals, gays and lesbians, deadly, social relations, teacher, hunting, gang, hunter, journalist, church, gun, domestic violence, homosexual, conspiracy, pursuit, deranged, photograph, fear, hate ...
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 suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, serial killer, crime, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Skeletons: The Apostate (2000), iMurders (2008), Dolores Claiborne (1995), The Zodiac (2005), Columbus Circle (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Apostate (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
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: bleak, tense, scary, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, priest, obsession, investigation, deadly, clergy, amateur detective, law enforcement, hidden identity, murder, sin, monastery ...
Time: 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.1
 1K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, scary, serious, suspense ...
Plot: murder, slasher, investigation, mystery, gory, serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, computer program, computer, love triangle, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: domestic violence, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 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, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, law enforcement, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, nosy, heir heiress, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.5
 12K
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: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
61%
 5.4
 225
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: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, crimes, rebellion, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, suspenseful, rough, disturbing
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, parents and children, deadly, hotshot hero, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
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: ghost, murder, true crime, mystery, supernatural, redemption, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, gory, paranormal phenomena, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 4K
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, tense, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, opposites attract, espionage, janitor, reporter, mystery, crimes, love and romance, deadly, journalism, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 977
Cyrus (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: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, cannibalism, investigation, psychopath, mystery, danger, journalism, crimes, gory, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 825
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, memory loss, obsession, couples, danger, crime, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.7
 1K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, deadly, danger, mind game, murder, social relations, isolation, darkness ...
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: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, psychic power, crimes, deadly, serial killer, talking to the dead, new neighbor, death, mystery, fugitives ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 19K
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, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, s&m, murder, gay, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, working undercover, crimes, crime, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: church, suicide, celibacy, uncover truth, fighting the system, crimes, clergy, priest, society, dishonesty, crisis of conscience, scandal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, police, uncover truth, law enforcement, gory, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 4K
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, realistic, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: killer, investigation, woman in danger, sadistic psychopath, slasher, danger, crimes, deadly, journalism, parent child relationship, gory, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, confined, prison, crimes, prison life, manipulation, crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 1K
The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, filmmaking, deadly, crimes, rape and murder, voyeurism, filmmaker, media satire, crime, woman in danger, rape victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, religions or cults, crimes, society, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, witnessing a crime, performer's life, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, scary ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, stalking, crimes, deadly, gory, killer, gay, gender, hollywood, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hallowed Ground (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After she becomes stranded in a small town, a young woman discovers her arrival there was foretold a century earlier by the town's founding preacher and that she is an integral part of his impending - and terrifying - rebirth.
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: small town, small town life, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, journalism, deadly, clergy, gory, evil man, religious fanatic, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.6
 876
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, gory, love affair, serial killer, law enforcement, mentally challenged, danger, deadly, riddles and clues, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 9K
Dahmer (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape, gay club, psychopath, necrophilia, gay, introspection, human nature, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, deadly, mind game, danger, mentally unstable, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Murder at the Savoy (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A famous industrialist is murdered at a restaurant in Malmoe. Police inspector Martin Beck in Stockholm gets the case. The suspects lead to people involved in illegal arms deals. But who was the biggest criminal, the murderer or the industrialist?
Style: realistic, serious, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, law enforcement, crime, deadly, arms dealing, crimes, arms deal, medical, businessman, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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