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Striking Distance (1993)
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Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, surprise ending, suspense, twist ending, entertaining, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, boat, police investigation, frame up, rivalry, car chase, homicide detective, lake or river, tough law enforcer, crime, investigation, police corruption, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rescue, stalking, alcohol abuse, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles, new jersey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, murder, crime and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Striking Distance: Instinct to Kill (2001), The Watcher (2000), A Murder of Crows (1998), Switchback (1997), Murphy's Law (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, master criminal, crime, vengeance, murder, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 24K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychiatrist, fbi, riddles and clues, murder, psychopath, car chase, crime, chase, investigation, psychotherapy ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
A Murder of Crows (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After a lawyer gets disbared, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, book, lawyer, killer, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crime, uncover truth, false accusation, frame up, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, train, murder, hitchhiker, crime, missing person, vengeance, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uzi, chase, stalking, false accusation, frame up, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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 ⇓
74%
 6.4
 38K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, houseboat, heart transplant, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, mystery, police, special agents, ex-cop ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.3
 35K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, police, chinatown, stalker, hitman, prison, mafia, reporter, crime, defamation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The January Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, and corruption all are in the background as Nick tries ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, investigation, mystery, police investigation, crime, firefighter, neo-noir, psychopath, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police officer, police investigation, psychopath, crime, vengeance, police detective, murderous pair, dead woman, partners against crime, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, fight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, hospital, double life, crime, investigation, split personality, police investigation, strangulation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, crime, investigation, rape, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, obsession, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
58%
 4.0
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, special agents, investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crime, master criminal, tough law enforcer, mind game, race against time, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 44K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, special agents, kidnapping, crime, police investigation, internet, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 13K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexual, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, police detective, murder, kidnapping, crime, psychopath, investigation, single parent, mysterious character, obsession, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
 5.6
 622
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, mystery, reluctant partners, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.1
 30K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, ex military, psychopath, crime, track down, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, indonesia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 2K
Jack's Back (1988)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young doctor is suspected when a series of Jack the Ripper copycat killings is committed. However, when the doctor himself is murdered, his identical twin brother claims to have seen visions of the true killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, scalpel, dual role, hypnosis, murder, woman in danger, prostitute, mystery, mind game, dangerous attraction, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, serial killer, false accusation, murder, stalking, death row, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, crime, manhunt, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.5
 338
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, politician, lesbian, serial killer, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Prey of the Chameleon (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: J.D. returns to his hometown many years after leaving Carrie at the altar. After their unhappy reunion, J.D. heads to California, only to soon fall for a woman he helps with her broken down car. Little does he know that this woman is a serial ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Plot: serial killer, escaped mental patient, mental patient, sheriff, fbi, femme fatale, murder, stalking, violence spree, crime, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 75K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, revenge, crimes, law enforcement, murder, stalking, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 36K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, small town, female killer, police corruption, tough law enforcer, against the rules, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 16K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang war, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police, chinatown, triad, betrayal, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 16K
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: sexual, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, gay, investigation, murder, gays and lesbians, police, undercover, psychopath, crime, s&m, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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