Movies like The Lodger

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The Lodger (2009)
 5.7
 5K
The Lodger (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in Los Angeles with two converging plot lines – The first involves an uneasy relationship between a psychologically unstable landlady and her enigmatic lodger – The second is about a troubled detective engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with the elusive killer.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher, realistic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, murder, mind game, mysterious character, mental patient, psychopath, mystery, haunted by the past, insanity, hollywood, hallucination, husband wife relationship, false accusation, eccentricity, unhappy marriage, crimes, graphic violence, rivalry, law enforcement, wannabe, prostitute, police officer, writers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, santa monica california

Most similar movies to The Lodger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, police investigation, crimes, murder, law enforcement, serial killer and mystery mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Lodger: Evidence (2013), Anamorph (2007), Gone but Not Forgotten (2005), Deceiver (1997), Skeletons in the Closet (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 7K
Evidence (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detectives use clues from various recording devices to piece together events surrounding a massacre involving bus passengers at an abandoned gas station.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, survival, investigation, track down, partners against crime, crimes, murder, police detective, law enforcement, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, las vegas, los angeles
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100%
 5.4
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, life is a bitch, crimes, uncover truth, supernatural, who done it, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: serial killer, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, murder, psychopath, mind game, police investigation, police detective, mysterious character, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, mind game, uncover truth, investigation, mysterious character, haunted by the past, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, single parent, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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, atmospheric, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, clergy, uncover truth, legal, investigation, mystery, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, intellectual, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, strong female lead, police investigation, sociopath, fbi, mind game, perfect crime, haunted by the past, female detective, high school, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 3.9
 239
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.2
 1K
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, murder, manipulation, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police investigation, woman in danger, law enforcement, wizards and magicians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, police, mind game, crimes, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Try to Remember (2004)
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: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, manhunt, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, mind game, rivalry, woman in danger, murder, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, false accusation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: scary, rough, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, investigation, mentally unstable, police investigation, crimes, mystery, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, police detective, psychopath ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 18K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, woman in danger, single parent, crimes, manipulation, mind game, mysterious character, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 844
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, vengeance, serial killer, law enforcement, obsessive quest, amateur detective, animal life, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, usa, south africa, san francisco, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, chase, good versus evil, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, crimes, escapades, supernatural, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 50K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, kidnapping, investigation, internet, torture, special agents, suicide, sadism, police investigation, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, neo noir, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, police investigation, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, psycho, psychology, powerful ending, homicidal maniac, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 22K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, police, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 3K
Retribution (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, ghost, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, mystery, supernatural, mysterious character, obsession, who done it, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
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: tense, disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, mental illness, police investigation, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 731
Rainbow Eyes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, vengeance, haunted by the past, law enforcement, crimes, who done it, partners, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 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, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, manhunt, police investigation, psychopath, riddles and clues, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, mystery, one last job, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 827
Hangman (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of ...
Style: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, false accusation, dangerous attraction, mystery, track down, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, desert, police investigation, mind game, mystery, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 530
Our Town (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Kyung-ju is a struggling novelist who writes violent and gory murder mysteries. When a fierce argument with his landlady ends in her death, he stages the killing so that it looks like the act of the serial killer that has been terrorizing his ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, crimes, track down, rivalry, law enforcement, who done it, mystery, wannabe, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 27K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, riddles and clues, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 88K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, crimes, vigilantism, law enforcement, mind game, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, revenge, avenger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%