Movies like The Mudboy

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The Mudboy (2007)
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 706
The Mudboy (2007)
Original name: El niño de barro
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, mind bending, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, haunted by the past, protagonist as suspect, family problems, law enforcement, parents and children, murder mystery, boy, mystery killer, child murder investigation, serial killer, pedophilia, mother son relationship, crimes, graphic violence, family relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), who done it, family in crisis, sex, rape, children, police ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: argentina

Most similar movies to The Mudboy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, serial killer and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mudboy: Secrets and Lies (2015), Drishyam (2013), Pavement (2002), Skeletons in the Closet (2001), Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, family in crisis, investigation, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, family problems, who done it, uncover truth, law enforcement, family relations, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 40K
Drishyam (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Georgekutty lives a happy life with his wife and daughters. Things take a turn when his daughter gets indecently filmed using a hidden camera, by the son of a police inspector.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family in danger, police investigation, family relations, police, crimes, murder, law enforcement, family in crisis, parents and children, obsession, life turned upside down, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
62%
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Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Young, ace assistant DA, Shelby Cook, works with driven cop, Mike Holland, to catch Daedalus, a serial killer infamous for luring his victims to their deaths through labyrinth traps. Three innocent men have already taken the fall for Daedalus and ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, mystery, serial killer, dedicated lawyer, crimes, legal, rivalry, parents and children, who done it, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Borkmann's Point (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, private detective, partners, murder, fictional country, police procedural, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 496
The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, strong female presence, sex, jealousy, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 5K
Jar City (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Germany, Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, loss of child, uncover truth, haunted by the past, psychopath, family problems, law enforcement, track down, crimes, parents and children, addiction ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, teachers and students, crimes, mystery, obsession, professor, police, suspicion of murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, journalism, serial killer, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, mystery, law enforcement, legal, crimes, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 2K
H (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A serial killer named Shin-Hyun gives himself up to police. He is imprisoned, awaiting the death sentence for his crimes. Yet the killings do not stop. They continue with all the same characteristics trademarks of the Shin-Hyun serial killings. ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, pregnancy, police investigation, psychopath, partners, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, confined, wannabe, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 1K
iMurders (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, serial killer, computer program, computer, crimes, computers and web, love triangle, male female relationship, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
45%
 6.1
 948
Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, couples, memory loss, obsession, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 9K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, haunted by the past, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, manipulation, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, serial killer, murderous pair, strangulation, psychopath, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 127
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, rivalry, college, laboratory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A small independent news crew investigates a series of unexplained disappearances in a small Midwestern county. They find themselves interviewing a man who possesses an all too intimate knowledge of the details of "The County Line ...
Style: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, crimes, mystery, small town, cannibalism, media, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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 ⇓
41%
Moreno and the Silence (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: murder, mystery, police investigation, kidnapping, partners, private detective, law enforcement, society, crimes, religions or cults, cult, fictional country ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Secrets & Lies (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, murder suspect, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, family problems, family in crisis, disorder, loss of child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
 127
Toe Tags (2003)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: The high rent district of Valley Creek apartments, seems to be a magnet for beautiful people....those who can afford to live there. But the rent has just gone up and it is costing residents their lives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, serial killer, amateur detective, crimes, race against time, mystery, apartment building, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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%
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 ⇓
39%
The Adversary (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Based on the 2000 book of the same name by Emmanuel Carrère, it is inspired by the real-life story of Jean-Claude Romand. L'Adversaire's protagonist Jean-Marc Faure (Auteuil) pursues an imaginary career as a doctor of medicine in a plot ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mysterious character, hidden identity, police investigation, hidden truth, serial killer, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, mysterious man, deception, impostor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, france, europe, geneva switzerland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 2K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, crimes, serial killer, incompetent police, fighting crime, police investigation, injustice, law enforcement, dishonesty, woman in danger, police corruption, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
Sleepwalker (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ulrik Hansson is 45 years old and lives a secure life in a Swedish residential district together with his wife Monika and their two children. He's got a well-paid job as an architect and builds a new detached house which the family will move ...
Style: mind bending, rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: memory loss, murder, on the run, mystery, crimes, family problems, disappearance, family relations, sleepwalking, deadly, blood
Time: 90s
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
The Devil's Muse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, gothic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, supernatural, hollywood, investigation, mystery, showbiz, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, filmmaking, unsolved crime ...
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%