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
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The Deliberate Stranger
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
185 min.
 7.5
To Catch a Killer
Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Canada, USA
178 min.
 7.4
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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, crimes, police investigation, crime, psychopath, law enforcement and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Hunt for the BTK Killer: B.T.K. Killer (2005), Sin (2003), The Deliberate Stranger (1986), 1st to Die (2003), Chasing Ghosts (2005). 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: gory, master criminal, 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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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, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, kidnapping, mind game, murder, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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System:   78%
    User:   73%
 
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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, tense, psychological, realistic ...
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:   77%
    User:   70%
 
 5.7
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, reluctant partners, mystery, investigation, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   75%
    User:   85%
 
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, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, mystery, ghost, protagonist as suspect, special agents, investigation, supernatural ability, identity, manhunt, mind game ...
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    User:   77%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, realistic, 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
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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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, psychopath, hostages, crime, mentally unstable, small town, serial killer, slasher, mind game, stripper, deputy sheriff ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   79%
 
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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, tense, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: amateur detective, clergy, protagonist as suspect, crime, church, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mind game, moral dilemma, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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System:   67%
    User:   80%
 
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
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:   62%
    User:   58%
 
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mystery, crime, master criminal, small town, special agents, investigation, mind game, murder, psychopath, courtroom drama, sadist ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 
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, suspenseful, realistic, 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:   54%
    User:   53%
 
 4.4
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, crime, serial killer, tough law enforcer, track down, who done it, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   53%
 
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, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, murder, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crime, vengeance, small town, murder, small town life, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, 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:   49%
    User:   50%
 
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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, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, murder, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
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, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, mystery, investigation, prison, mind game, murder, mental illness, hollywood ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   48%
 
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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, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, suburbs, mind game, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, democrat, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   43%
 
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Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   41%
    User:   37%
 
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, crime, obsession, murder, psychopath, crimes, deadly, child murder, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
 4.9
 662
Sacrifice
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A convicted bank robber breaks free as he is being transported to prison after learning that his daughter has been killed by a serial killer. Determined to find her killer, he joins with a female cop who is working the case. He quickly discovers ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gory, bank, countryside, police investigation, fugitives, prison, serial killer, crime, master criminal, special agents, chase ...
Time: 90s
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System:   40%
    User:   33%
 
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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, crime, slasher, special agents, investigation, murder, mind game, track down, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, kiev ukraine, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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Ticker
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, hostages, crime, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, chase, tough law enforcer, race against time, unlikely partners, terrorism, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   39%
 
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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: gory, police investigation, school, partners against crime, crime, serial killer, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, murder, mind game, track down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
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Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Law Abiding Citizen
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twists and turns, rough, bad ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: fighting the system, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, crime, murder, prison, lawyer, twists & turns, corruption, brutality, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
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Relentless 3
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, serial killer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 3.7
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Final Move
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, serial killer, special agents, investigation, murder, mind game, false accusation, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
    User:   39%
 

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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crime, investigation, mind game, obsession, uncover truth, mystery, false accusation, dangerous attraction, alibi, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   35%
    User:   36%
 
Dead On: Relentless II
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, crime, slasher, special agents, mind game, track down, police corruption, vengeance, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
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