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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
 5.8
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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, church, stalking, manhunt, crimes, special agents, investigation, hostages, psychopath, confined, crime, life is a bitch, track down, danger, chases and races, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, small town, deadly, mind game, rivalry, dog, stalker, doll ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa

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Most similar movies to The Hunt for the BTK Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, law enforcement, crimes, serial killer, murder, crime and psychopath mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Hunt for the BTK Killer: B.T.K. Killer (2005), The Riverman (2004), Night Vision (1997), 1st to Die (2003), Evilenko (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, master criminal, gory, law enforcement, special agents, crimes, life is a bitch, who done it, animal life, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, suspenseful, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, violence spree, crimes, law enforcement, murder, psychopath, police investigation, deadly, stalking, danger, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.9
 307
Night Vision (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psycho serial killer who videotapes each of his bloody conquests is on the loose, and it's up to alcoholic motorcycle cop Dak and his new tough-as-nails partner, Kristen, to bring him to justice. But as the body count increases, so does the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crimes, chases and races, riddles and clues, alcohol abuse, injustice, slasher, obsession, voyeurism, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 5.6
 637
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, track down, deadly, partners, law enforcement, master criminal, terminal illness, mind game, murder, police investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 3K
Evilenko (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to rape children, and then slashing the victims in pieces and ...
Style: scary, bleak, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sexual abuse, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, chases and races, who done it, police investigation, police detective, deadly, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, soviet union, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.3
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
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, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, murderous pair, who done it, dangerous attraction, murder, police detective, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.0
 1K
B.T.K. (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story based on real-life serial killer Dennis L. Rader, who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades and evaded the police for over 30 years, all while leading a seemingly normal life as a husband, father, security ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, sadism, violence, murder, church ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, chases and races, life is a bitch, manhunt, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, colorado, utah, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, who done it, protagonist as suspect, riddles and clues, crimes, supernatural ability, special agents, track down, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 525
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Europol Agent Tom Brindle is called to Barcelona, Spain, to track down the notorious serial killer known as Pygmalion. A set of fingerprints lead to a young, volatile soldier, Marco Soler. Agent Brindle arrests Marco and intensely interrogates him, ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, danger, crime, who done it, special agents, chases and races, siblings relations, crimes, cloning, mind game, twins, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.5
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
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: rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, mystery, woman in danger, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 1K
The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, crimes, obsession, psychopath, kidnapping, s&m, danger, manhunt, investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 778
Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, road movie
Plot: serial killer, chases and races, criminal heroes, murderous pair, lovers on the run, crimes, crime, mind game, murder, police investigation, violence spree, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 163
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, danger, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.5
 576
Rough Draft (1998)
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 ...
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, transvestism, stalking, psychopath, amateur detective, rivalry, investigation, witnessing a crime, false accusation, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, psychopath, crime gone awry, vigilantism, danger, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 727
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, witnessing a crime, who done it, rivalry, school, gory, deadly, track down, law enforcement, psychopath, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 4K
Gacy (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on a true story of serial killer a model citizen, loving father and husband and serial killer John Wayne Gacy, a man with over 30 dead men and boys entombed in the crawl space underneath his house which he shared with his family.
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, police investigation, obsession, sexual abuse, psychopath, life is a bitch, police detective, double life, evil clown, violence, democrat ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, uncover truth, single parent, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, alcohol abuse, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: sexual, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, chase, life is a bitch, crime, athlete's life, mystery, crimes, rivalry, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: psychological, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, obsession, mind game, crimes, mystery, gory, psychopath, journalism, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, rivalry, prison life, psychopath, law enforcement, crime, crimes, confined, manipulations, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, scary, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, torture, violence, police, master criminal, police investigation, chase, death, murder, psychological trauma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, death row, murder, prison, stalking, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation, best friends, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.2
 442
Kemper (2008)
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, psychological, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, crime, crimes, investigation, police detective, police investigation, violence spree, law enforcement, rivalry, slasher ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 951
American Crime (2004)
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: tense, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, journalism, police investigation, small town life, law enforcement, deadly, media, serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, mind game, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 593
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: offbeat, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police detective, baseball, crimes, crime, who done it, police investigation, deadly, danger, stalking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 756
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: who done it, crime, lone wolves, reluctant partners, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, vengeance, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, alaska, africa, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, murder, betrayal, missing person, drug dealing, police investigation, criminal's revenge, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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