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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, stalking, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, mind game, special agents, deadly, church, investigation, hostages, confined, crime, life is a bitch, track down, chases and races, small town, rivalry, dog, stalker, doll ...
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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, murder, crime 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), Chasing Ghosts (2005), The Gray Man (2007), Starkweather (2004). 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, special agents, life is a bitch, deadly, chase, rivalry, who done it, master criminal, animal life, crimes ...
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, disturbing ...
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: seattle, florida, 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: rough, serious, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, violence spree, psychopath, murder, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, danger, mind game, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, mind game, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, danger, track down, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.0
 2K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, child murder, investigation, manhunt, danger, deadly, police detective, psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 30s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.7
 783
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, rough, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, law enforcement, murder, lovers on the run, teenage life, deadly, track down, gory, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 532
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, siblings relations, mind game, track down, crime, crimes, police investigation, serial killer, manhunt, law enforcement, dishonesty, twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.6
 643
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, master criminal, track down, partners against crime, police investigation, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, mind game, crimes, danger, deadly, who done it, law enforcement, violence, sadism, murder, church ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.5
 1K
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: realistic, suspenseful, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, who done it, psychopath, danger, master criminal, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery, slasher, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, teenage life, murder, law enforcement, family life, danger, deadly, crimes, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.3
 1K
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, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, danger, mind game, psychopath, deadly, crimes, crime, dangerous attraction, who done it, heavy metal culture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 165
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, serial killer, danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, deadly, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 962
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, mind game, stalking, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, deadly, crime, crimes, psychopath, investigation, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, mind game, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: scary, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, prison, prison life, law enforcement, psychopath, crimes, confined, deadly, crime, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.1
 476
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, slasher, woman in danger, danger, crimes, deadly, police detective, law enforcement, violence spree, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.0
 322
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, danger, stalking, voyeurism, obsession, chases and races, deadly, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 736
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, mind game, police investigation, deadly, track down, rivalry, race against time, danger, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, murder, danger, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, deadly, law enforcement, stalking, partners against crime, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, psychological, serious, rough, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, true crime, obsession, life is a bitch, deadly, chases and races, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle, utah, colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, race against time, law enforcement, track down, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, deadly, who done it, danger, stalking, mentally unstable, law enforcement, physical appearance, police detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 762
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, animal life, deadly, mystery, obsessive quest, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, obsession, sexual abuse, police investigation, psychopath, killer clown, police detective, life is a bitch, double life, evil clown, violence ...
Time: 50s, 70s
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, danger, murder, haunted by the past, law enforcement, mind game, introspection, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, murder, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, police detective, private detective, danger, police investigation, investigation, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Arkansas. Loosely based on a true story.
Style: rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: human monster, serial killer, unknown killer, psychopath, mystery killer, stalking, murder, police investigation, slasher, vengeance, danger, mind game ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, year 1946
Place: texas, arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: 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, scary, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, jack the ripper, psychopath, maniac, danger, deadly, woman in danger, police investigation, who done it, crime ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 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: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, life is a bitch, psychopath, single parent, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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