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Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
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Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Original name: The Hunt for the I-5 Killer
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, Washington and Oregon. As Detective Dave Kominek (John Corbett) starts to discover similarities in the cases, he becomes determined to prove the seemingly unrelated killings are the work of one man. As the case unfolds and more victims come to light, a shocking twist comes into play – could the sadistic mass murderer possibly be a handsome, all-American athlete? The movie is from Ann Rule’s book, and also stars Sara Canning.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, police detective, crimes, sexual abuse, law enforcement, deadly, murder, chases and races, who done it, rape, fbi, girl in bra and panties, forced to strip, premarital sex
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, washington d.c., oregon

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Most similar movies to Hunt for the I-5 Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, police detective, chases and races and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Hunt for the I-5 Killer: Grandmaster (2012), Hunt and Play (2006), The Collector (2002), The Lost Angel (2005), Bounty Hunters (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, urban, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crimes, deadly, police station, who done it, murder, rape and murder, devious, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 585
The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.7
 381
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, law enforcement, investigation, dealing with death, crimes, mystery, deadly, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 3.7
 883
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, crime, chase, danger, girl in bra and panties, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Caught in the Headlights (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: A federal agent, Kate Parker arrives in a small rural town to extradite Claire Scott, a young woman suspected of murdering a government scientist. Kate is prevented from delivering her prisoner as the mysterious John Lawson, a rouge agent, now ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: crimes, danger, injustice, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races, isolation, female criminal, fugitives, confined, special agents, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 2K
Postmortem (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, writer's life, crimes, manhunt, profiler, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, vengeance, family problems, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, rivalry, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.4
 434
Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, danger, serial killer, femme fatale, deadly, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 306
Relentless 3 (1993)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, chase, danger, mind game, race against time, crime, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, manhunt, investigation, undercover, journalism, deadly, danger, couple relations, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, australia, cuba, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.4
 640
Six-Pack (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A serial killer is on the loose in Paris and he seems to be an american citizen working in the US embassy and being in the middle of a french-american economical affair.
Style: rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, who done it, murder, law enforcement, race against time, deadly, politics, bait, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 539
Reflections (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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: scary, serious, psychological, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime, siblings relations, track down, police investigation, mind game, manhunt, crimes, serial killer, dishonesty, police detective, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 4K
Vendetta (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, deadly, crimes, rivalry, gang, violence spree, vendetta, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 2.4
 403
Dead End Road (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Burt Williams has been on the trail of the infamous "Poe killer" for nearly three years. The most recent abduction of fashion model Heather Makepiece prompts state authorities to bring in the FBI. Burt's daughter Kris ...
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, suspense
Plot: slasher, police detective, chases and races, serial killer, deadly, confined, race against time, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, gory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: midwest, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 371
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, chases and races, chase, amateur detective, crimes, manhunt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 179
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, legends and myths, police detective, crime, shoot out, drugs, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.6
 684
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.7
 1K
Blind Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A police inspector must solve two grisly murders. The problem is that his only suspect is a blind man.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, mind game, blind man, deadly, solitary, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, cane ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 950
Pressure (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Pressure" follows two med students who must struggle to survive after an unusual shooting incident catapults them into a world of trouble...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cheerleader, bar, manhunt, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, murderous pair, police detective, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, gangsters, crimes, danger, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, woman in danger, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police corruption, danger, on the run, special agents, chases and races, survival, dishonesty, frame up, murderous pair, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, dishonesty, investigation, serial killer, police detective, profanity, murder, survival, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, trap, frame up, murder confession, rivalry, crime, wannabe, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.5
 363
Exit to Hell (2013)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of stick-up kids rob a mafia run strip club and head for the border but when they enter the town of Redstone, they find that crime is a dish best served cold! Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) takes the title role as Sheriff Slade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: slasher, murder, deadly, crimes, cannibalism, injustice, stripper, cannibal, theft, sickle, gun action, drug ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ticking Clock (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A reporter stumbles upon the journal of a murderer replete with plans to butcher specific people, and investigates on his own, finding that every trail leads to a 9-year-old orphan living in a group home.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, journalism, deadly, media, crimes, race against time, chases and races, secret, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.0
 958
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, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, police detective, manipulations, serial killer, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.1
 5K
The Traveler (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn't just a nobody, but a vengeful killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mind game, mysterious character, police detective, vengeance, murder, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, small town, police station, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.2
 2K
Howling (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man is found burned to death inside of a car. Detective Sang-Gil (Song Kang-Ho) and his co-workers investigate the scene. Sang-Gil doesn't want to take the case, because it looks like a simple suicide case and won't help him get the ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, police detective, partners, danger, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, promotion, mystery, partners against crime, police investigation, misled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%