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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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, deadly, serial killer, murder, psychopath and crime 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), The Gray Man (2007). 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, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police detective, investigation, rivalry, chase, mind game, special agents, chases and races, police investigation, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, 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, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, violence spree, crimes, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, danger, stalking, deadly, 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, dishonesty, alcohol abuse, injustice, obsession, voyeurism, danger, stalking, slasher, deadly, law enforcement ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, partners, murder, terminal illness, psychopath, rivalry, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, police detective, obsession, kidnapping, psychopath, danger, deadly, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, rivalry, crime, who done it, dangerous attraction, murderous pair, slasher, heavy metal culture, psychopath, police station, police detective, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: psychological, serious, scary, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, track down, siblings relations, manhunt, police investigation, serial killer, mind game, danger, twins, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 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, crimes, mind game, danger, deadly, law enforcement, who done it, violence, sadism, murder, church ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: disturbing, realistic, bleak, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, uncover truth, who done it, track down, crime, chases and races, rapist, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, utah, colorado, seattle
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, protagonist as suspect, crimes, who done it, mystery, supernatural ability, golden years, riddles and clues, special agents, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: suspenseful, scary, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, who done it, manhunt, psychopath, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, slasher, master criminal, woman in danger, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, rough, road movie
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, partners, deadly, chase, car chase, mind game, murder, police investigation, gory, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ 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, crimes, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, psychopath, dangerous attraction, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, bank ...
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: bleak, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, murder, serial killer, stalking, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, crime, crimes, who done it, witnessing a crime, criminal's revenge, false accusation ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, vigilantism, law enforcement, deadly, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, race against time, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, life is a bitch, who done it, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, crimes, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, uncover truth, deadly, mind game, stalking, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, boss and employee, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: rough, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mind game, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, suspenseful, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, sexual abuse, killer clown, police detective, life is a bitch, double life, evil clown, violence ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious, bleak
Plot: murder, serial killer, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, crimes, single parent, haunted by the past, psychopath, 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, journalism, media, woman in danger, danger, rivalry, chase, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: rough, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, prison, psychopath, law enforcement, deadly, prison life, woman in danger, danger, confined, crime, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, psychological ...
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, false accusation, serial killer, stalking, death row, prison life, dishonesty, deadly, manhunt, frame up, womanizer ...
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: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, woman in danger, stalking, slasher, police investigation, police detective, investigation, danger, isolation, violence spree, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police detective, baseball, who done it, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, 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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: reluctant partners, lone wolves, crime, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, chases and races, mystery, who done it, danger, haunted by the past, mind game, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, africa, usa, alaska, south africa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, murder, betrayal, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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