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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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, stalking, investigation, crime, small town, mind game, track down, psychopath, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, hostages, master criminal, special agents, police investigation, confined, life is a bitch, rivalry, dog, stalker, torture ...
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 deadly, crimes, law enforcement, serial killer, crime, murder 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), 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: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, serial murder, psychopath, master criminal, gory, slasher, special agents, mind game, police investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
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95%
 6.0
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, crime, mind game, track down, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 3.9
 292
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crime, stalking, stalker, infidelity, video surveillance, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 627
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, mystery, reluctant partners, mind game, track down, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, heavy metal, murderous pair, crime, slasher, police station, mind game, dangerous attraction, murder, who done it, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sexual abuse, police investigation, master criminal, slasher, crime, special agents, investigation, mind game, track down, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, soviet union, kiev ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, serial killer, estate, manhunt, mind game, who done it, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, child murder, murder, crime, obsession, psychopath, crimes, deadly, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, missing child ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
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51%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, road movie
Plot: serial killer, crime, criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, murderous pair, chase, lovers on the run, mind game, track down, violence spree, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, identity, investigation, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, one last job, protagonist as suspect, special agents, supernatural ability, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, true crime, murder, psychopath, crime, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, mind game, track down, uncover truth, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, seattle, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, deadly, slasher, mind game, stalking, murder, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: wisconsin, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Gunman (2004)
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, tense, realistic, 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 ⇓
47%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
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, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, handcuffs, sadist, special agents, investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, police detective, master criminal, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, mysterious character, crime, protagonist as suspect, small town, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, transvestism, police investigation, amateur detective, crime, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, investigation, journalism, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.8
 720
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, school, gory, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, track down ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, master criminal, crime, protagonist as suspect, slasher, mystery, witnessing a crime, mind game, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, crime, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, manipulations, woman in danger, confined, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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40%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, torture, violence, police, police investigation, master criminal, death, chase, psychological trauma, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, democrat, crime, mind game, suburbs, who done it, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, obsession ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, psychopath, betrayal, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, serial killer, drug dealing, investigation, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 950
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, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, small town, protagonist as suspect, crime, serial killer, mystery, investigation, journalism, mind game, stalking, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
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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: suspenseful, serious, offbeat, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, baseball, psychopath, police detective, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, stalking, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, gory, crime, investigation, reporter, family conflict, mind game, mystery, psychopath, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, moral dilemma, murder, psychopath, amateur detective, clergy, church, crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
 409
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, slasher, police investigation, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, drugs/alcohol, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, rape and murder, kidnapping, rape, who done it, psychopath, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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