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Switchback (1997)
 6.4
 14K
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, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, tense, surprise ending, exciting, suspense, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, missing person, hitchhiker, murder mystery, police investigation, mystery, loss of son, espionage, train, special agents, rivalry, chief, campaign, chase, small town, investigation, psychopath, police, child abduction, snow ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about murder, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, serial killer and investigation mostly in Crime, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Switchback: Murder by Numbers (2002), Striking Distance (1993), The Pledge (2001), Taking Lives (2004), Tightrope (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, strong female lead, sociopath, fbi, police investigation, mind game, partners against crime, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, tough law enforcer, rescue, car chase, river, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 58K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, twist ending, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, justice, murder mystery, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 90K
Taking Lives (2004)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is ...
Style: twists and turns, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, fatal attraction, murder mystery, dangerous attraction, murder investigation, profiler, tough girl, police investigation, female agent, fake identity, strong female lead, strong female character ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 80s ...
Place: usa, canada, montreal, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
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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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, manipulation, mind game, mysterious character, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 73K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, fbi, mind game, cannibalism, profiler, master criminal, law enforcement, violence, brutality, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, washington d.c., miami, baltimore, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, police investigation, forensics, paraplegic, policewoman, crimes, investigation, riddles and clues, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 16K
Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: native american, native american reservation, murder, native americans, fbi, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, injustice, redemption, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
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Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, serial killer, partners, kidnapping, crimes, disappearance, sadism, woman in danger, murder, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 23K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, 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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, interrogation, orphan, crime scene, law enforcement, uncover truth, parents and children, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 74K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: twist ending, tense, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, profiler, police investigation, violence against women, missing person, forensics, who done it, crimes, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 43K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, corrupt law enforcer, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 51K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, 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: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, kidnapping, torture, investigation, internet, special agents, sadism, suicide, fbi, cyberspace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, law enforcement, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, los angeles, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, police detective, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
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Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, law enforcement, mind game, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, revenge, avenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
 9K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twist ending, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, blindness, strong female character, investigation, woman in danger, stalking, police detective, female protagonist, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 27K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
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Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: rough, tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, electric chair, police brutality, death row, mystery, crimes, police detective, fighting the system, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, everglades, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
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: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), small town, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
 240
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, race against time, prostitute, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, riddles and clues, one last job, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, chief, small town, small town life, police investigation, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, parents and children, child in peril, psychopath, hotshot hero, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 82K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, assassination, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, boxer, mission of murder, law enforcement, police officer, political activism, casino ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 2K
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, psychological, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, maniac, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, partners against crime, mentally unstable, stalking, police detective, police officer, murderous pair ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, haunted by the past, mystery, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 2K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, murder investigation, small town, sheriff, mystery, mormon, crimes, law enforcement, human nature, social relations, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Room of Death (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a joyride with the headlights turned off, two men hit and kill another man carrying a satchel full of money. The two men decide to take the money and throw the body into a pond and bury the money in a coal hill. The next morning the police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, haunted by the past, maniac, serial killer, mystery, psychopath, crimes, confined, police investigation, missing person, murder, farm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 535
Our Town (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kyung-ju is a struggling novelist who writes violent and gory murder mysteries. When a fierce argument with his landlady ends in her death, he stages the killing so that it looks like the act of the serial killer that has been terrorizing his ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, crimes, track down, rivalry, wannabe, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%