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The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, master criminal, stalking, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, mind game, special agents, deadly, stalker, trial, investigation, hostages, hostage, confined, crime, life is a bitch, track down, chases and races, small town, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, kansas

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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, rough and realistic films with plots about serial killer, crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, psychopath and danger mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Hunt for the BTK Killer: B.T.K. Killer (2005), The Riverman (2004), B.T.K. (2008), The Gray Man (2007), Nightstalker (2002). 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, life is a bitch, mind game, police investigation, chase, crimes, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
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95%
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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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
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, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
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68%
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, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, mind game, stalking, danger, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, who done it, law enforcement, sadism, violence, murder, church ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas city
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, obsession, psychopath, police detective, deadly, danger, child murder, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police investigation, danger, mind game, murderous pair, crimes, law enforcement, police detective, slasher, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, riddles and clues, track down, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 788
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, lovers on the run, deadly, murder, teenage life, track down, gory, law enforcement, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, murder, track down, who done it, master criminal, partners against crime, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, crimes, mystery, protagonist as suspect, woman in danger, master criminal, witnessing a crime, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, psychological, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, investigation, teenage life, family life, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, deadly, danger, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 971
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: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 169
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.1
 506
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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, slasher, law enforcement, deadly, danger, crimes, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, rivalry, chases and races, crime, mind game, deadly, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.2
 373
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, alcohol abuse, martial arts, injustice, psychopath, chases and races, crime, chase, graphic violence, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 1.8
 414
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, obsession, sexual abuse, police investigation, killer clown, police detective, life is a bitch, double life, evil clown, violence ...
Time: 70s, 50s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, wisconsin
⇓ 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: psychological, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, confined, danger, psychopath, crimes, prison, prison life, law enforcement, manipulation, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Grim Sleeper (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Journalist Christine Pelisek helps law enforcement investigate the alleged serial killer known as the Grim Sleeper.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, danger, murder, crimes, journalism, stalking, deadly, riddles and clues, law enforcement, twins, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, race against time, computers and web, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, who done it, deadly, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, law enforcement, stalking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Craigslist Killer (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a true story. Philip Markoff, a charismatic and popular med student at Boston University, leads a double life as a brutal and cruel sexual deviant who abuses prostitutes he finds via Craigslist.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, computers and web, crimes, unlikely criminals, deadly, violence, student, suicide, double life, medical student ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 765
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, danger, mystery, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, animal life, police investigation, law enforcement, obsessive quest, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa, alaska, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 1.8
 208
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, rough, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, who done it, police detective, bounty hunter, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting (2003)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A sadistic serial killer terrorizes a couple driving on a rural highway in Texas while killing numerous people and framing them for his killings.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, on the road, psychopath, survival, law enforcement, danger, crimes, police investigation, mind game, vengeance, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, moral dilemma, danger, murder, riddles and clues, introspection, siblings relations, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%