Movies like The Hunt for the BTK Killer

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The Hunt for the BTK Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, manhunt, church, small town, mind game, track down, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, stalking, law enforcement, tv, hostages, master criminal, special agents, police investigation, confined, life is a bitch, rivalry, computer disc, letter read aloud ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa

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, murder, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, crime and serial killer mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Hunt for the BTK Killer: B.T.K. Killer (2005), The Riverman (2004), The Deliberate Stranger (1986), The Keeper (2004), Sin (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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B.T.K. Killer
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: master criminal, gory, serial killer, slasher, special agents, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, serial murder, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
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The Riverman
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crime, mind game, track down, criminal heroes, murder, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
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System:   90%
    User:   100%
 
The Deliberate Stranger
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, true crime, track down, uncover truth, murder, obsession, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, seattle, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   63%
 
 4.7
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The Keeper
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an apparently exemplary cop abducts and secretly imprisons a beautiful dancer, a deadly battle of wills between captor and captive ensues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, hostages, crime, small town, mentally unstable, serial killer, slasher, mind game, deputy sheriff, stripper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   73%
    User:   63%
 
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Sin
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: serious, rough, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, kidnapping, mind game, murder, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   73%
 
 5.6
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1st to Die
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: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, serial killer, mystery, reluctant partners, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   69%
 
To Catch a Killer
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mystery, master criminal, small town, special agents, investigation, mind game, murder, psychopath, courtroom drama, sadist ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   84%
 
Chasing Ghosts
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, protagonist as suspect, special agents, investigation, supernatural ability, identity, manhunt, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   70%
 
The Rosary Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, crime, protagonist as suspect, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   63%
 
 4.4
 390
The Gunman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, serial killer, crime, tough law enforcer, track down, who done it, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   50%
 
 3.9
 279
Night Vision
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crime, stalking, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, slasher, chase, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
Walking the Edge
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: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
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Evilenko
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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, serial killer, slasher, crime, special agents, investigation, murder, mind game, track down, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, soviet union, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   55%
 
Skeletons in the Closet
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, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, small town, investigation, mystery, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   65%
 
 4.0
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Kill Switch
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, master criminal, special agents, investigation, tough law enforcer, murder, mind game, race against time, psychopath, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
Try to Remember
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, partners against crime, vengeance, crime, murder, small town, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 4.8
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Dot.Kill
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: school, gory, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, serial killer, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, murder, mind game, track down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
The Killing Gene
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, investigation, psychopath, police investigation, crime, master criminal, serial killer, mystery, torture, mind game, murder, slasher ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   52%
 
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The Gray Man
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, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, crime, obsession, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, child murder, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 6.4
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Freeze Frame
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
 4.5
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American Crime
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
Dead Connection
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, mystery, athlete's life, police, chase, investigation, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, prison, investigation, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 
The Prophet's Game
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, crime, murder, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, mind game, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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Nightstalker
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, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murderous pair, crime, heavy metal, serial killer, slasher, police station, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   49%
 
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Gacy
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mind game, suburbs, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, democrat, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
Brother's Keeper
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: crime, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, special agents, legal investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, family in danger, psychopath, murder, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
Letters from a Killer
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, manhunt, false accusation, on the run, murder, courtroom drama, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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 158
Ladies Night
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: gory, bank, serial killer, crime, mind game, dangerous attraction, psychopath, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
To Serve and Protect
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, hostages, serial killer, murder, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, kidnapping, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   43%
 
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