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The Killing Jar (2010)
 5.8
 2K
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, rough, surprise ending
Plot: murder, serial killer, blood, hostage, shotgun, splatter, hostages, isolation, confined, crimes, danger, rivalry, crime gone awry, mind game, deadly, robbery, siege, butterfly, waitress, gore, knife
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, crime, murder, danger, law enforcement and serial killer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Killing Jar: Chasing Ghosts (2005), Ten 'til Noon (2006), The River Murders (2011), Dead Connection (1994), Murder Eleven (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, identity, investigation, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, one last job, protagonist as suspect, special agents, supernatural ability, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: tense, serious, gloomy, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, crimes, rivalry, crime, betrayal, vengeance, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, crime, who done it, deadly, law enforcement, uncover truth, sexual abuse, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police, psychopath, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, athlete's life, mystery, chase, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 4.1
 210
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, homicide detective, race against time, crime, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.6
 277
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, gory, crime, in the woods, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, puzzle, frame up, memory loss, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 936
Cyrus (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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, tv reporter, murder, gory, small town, psychopath, crimes, deadly, mystery, investigation, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, crime, psychopath, prison, crimes, deadly, manipulations, woman in danger, confined, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 2.2
 891
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, danger, serial killer, manipulations, police investigation, haunted by the past, murder, woman in danger, wizards and magicians, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, life is a bitch, uncover truth, captivity, isolation, woman in danger, confined, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 235K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crimes, urban, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, murder mystery, police investigation, mystery, train, loss of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, police investigation, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, cover-up, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 398
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, gory, crime, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, track down, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
6th Commandment Cross (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Meet Leonard, a man who will help you die with a smile on your face. A young attorney meets his client for the first time, a serial killer known as the "Smiley Face Killer", whose victims all died with a smile on their faces.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, crimes, deadly, danger, euthanasia, mercy killing, lawyer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, criminal heroes, hostages, crime, suburbs, master criminal, special agents, crime gone awry, on the run, violence spree, heist, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
 408
Papertrail (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, sex, murder, psychopath, slasher, twins, fbi, crime, special agents, stalking, who done it, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Curse of the Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Genre guru Ulli Lommel (THE BOOGEYMAN, BTK KILLER) directs this horror film about the infamous Zodiac killer. Though decades have passed since the multiple murderer held the state of California hostage with fear, the mystery of his identity has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological
Plot: serial killer, murder, amateur detective, gory, crime, mind game, mystery, who done it, woman in danger, psychopath, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.6
 348K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: captivity, psychopath, torture, serial killer, mind game, survival, insanity, race against time, game of death, sadist, gory, chained ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, murder, crimes, obsession, special agents, law enforcement, race against time, track down, missing person, danger, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 7K
Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, psychopath, poker game, kidnapping, crime, confined, crimes, missing person, isolation, police detective, rivalry, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 55K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: suspenseful, scary, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, island, mind game, profiler, trap, dishonesty, investigation, isolation, law enforcement, confined, fbi, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 109K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Room of Death (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a joyride with the headlights turned off, two men hit and kill another man carrying a satchel full of money. The two men decide to take the money and throw the body into a pond and bury the money in a coal hill. The next morning the police ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough
Plot: kidnapping, farm, serial killer, crime gone awry, crime, mystery, missing person, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, found footage, crime scene, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, murderous pair, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 339
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, lesbian, politician, serial killer, crime, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, investigation, mystery, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Perfect Student (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A criminology professor becomes a target herself when she tries to establish the innocence of her star student in a murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending
Plot: college life, college, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, courtroom, seduction, murder, police, deception, stalker
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
 417
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, hidden identity, special agents, manipulations, murder, mystery, police corruption, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 6K
Pawn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A petty robbery spirals into a tense hostage situation after three gunmen hold up a diner that's a front for the mob.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, tough heroes, hostage negotiator, crimes, gangsters, hostages, danger, disorder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 424
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, crime, criminal heroes, hostages, interview, deception, master criminal, tough law enforcer, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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