Movies like Zodiac

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Zodiac (2007)
 7.7
 542K
Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
Style: atmospheric, tense, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, psychological, rough, enigmatic, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, murder mystery, mystery, journalism, crimes, paranoia, maniac, killings, uncover truth, police, mind game, investigator, journalist, victim, unsolved crime, true crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, homicidal maniac, interrogation, reporter, zodiac, who done it ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1979, year 1983, year 1970, year 1978 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, sacramento california, oakland california, united states of america

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Most similar movies to Zodiac

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, suspense and tense films with plots about investigation, crimes, police investigation, murder, twists and turns, corruption and serial killer mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Zodiac: Se7en (1995), Prisoners (2013), Memories of Murder (2003), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Insomnia (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.1
 709K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, rape, murder investigation, twists and turns, unsolved crime, murder, crimes, police detective, investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 2003, 20th century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 7.2
 297K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, police corruption, investigation, investigator, police, guilt, murderer, snow, insomnia, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.9
 457K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, twists and turns, race against time, mind game, policewoman, master criminal, paraplegic, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.2
 275K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, split personality, profiler, crimes, reporter, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, birmingham alabama, baltimore, florida, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 273K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, twists and turns, conspiracy, police investigation, kidnapped child, missing child, moral dilemma, crimes, pedophile, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, rough, neo noir, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, hacker, investigation, sexual abuse, strong female character, missing person, twists and turns, mystery, crimes, journalist, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, year 1966, contemporary, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, scandinavia, sweden, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.7
 219K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, court, mental illness, lawyer, murder, legal investigation, corruption, courtroom drama, psychology, split personality, courtroom ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
 979K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: twists and turns, mystery, infidelity, murder mystery, adultery, investigation, missing person, femme fatale, manipulation, police investigation, missing wife, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york, missouri, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.9
 568K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, clever ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, murder, murder investigation, murderer, crimes, drinking problem, partners, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.8
 59K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, twists and turns, investigation, child murder investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, small town, obsession, promise, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.8
 546K
Nightcrawler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.
Style: psychological, neo noir, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: character study, journalism, sociopath, cynicism, journalist, ethics, home invasion, morality, graphic violence, crime scene, tv news, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, factual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, winter, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, murder investigation, drug overdose, manhunt, rape and murder, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 470K
Spotlight (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 2001, editor Marty Baron of The Boston Globe assigns a team of journalists to investigate allegations against John Geoghan, an unfrocked priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys. Led by editor Walter "Robby" Robinson, reporters ...
Style: factual, thought provoking, suspense, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, lawyer, investigation, investigative journalism, sexual abuse, conspiracy, newspaper, catholicism, child abuse, cover up, journalist, expose ...
Time: year 2001, 70s, 2000s, 20th century, year 2002 ...
Place: boston, massachusetts, new england, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 61K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, psychology, police investigation, agoraphobia, psychopath, murder mystery, crimes, maniac, mind game, twists and turns, police detective, profiler ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 253K
Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, fbi, murder investigation, native american reservation, rape, winter, fbi agent, snow, native american, hunter, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 204K
The Number 23 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, surprise ending, mind bending ...
Plot: twists and turns, obsession, insanity, murder, plot twist, losing-it hero, paranoia, mystery, a vision, uncover truth, escape from reality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 63K
Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, psychological, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychic, police investigation, psychology, twists and turns, investigation, fbi, supernatural, crimes, plot twist, euthanasia, seeing the future ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, investigation, murder, psychopath, police detective, crimes, obsession, killing spree, mystery, mind game, family conflict, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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L.A. Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police detective, police corruption, corruption, murder mystery, justice, dangerous attraction, police brutality, organized crime, twists and turns, call girl ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.6
 616K
American Psycho (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Style: psychological, twist ending, surreal, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, insanity, satire, dark humor, sociopath, materialism, psycho, killings, greed, yuppie, millionaire ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, yale university, usa, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.3
 151K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, split personality, police investigation, murder, maniac, imaginary friend, double life, investigation, secret, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, murder of a prostitute, investigation, serial murder, missing person, cold case, murder investigation, crimes, police, african american protagonist ...
Time: year 1990, year 1985, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.8
 237K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, house arrest, paranoia, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, loneliness, death, arrest, kidnapping, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2007
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 84K
Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, serial killer, murder, good versus evil, demon, psychic, police detective, twists and turns, murder investigation, execution, devil, curse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, true crime, serial rapist, double life, crimes, police investigation, murder, mystery, strangulation, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%