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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, tense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, psychological, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, hostage, hostages, confined, crime gone awry, crimes, danger, isolation, deadly, rivalry, blood, shotgun, splatter, mind game, 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, danger, murder, crime, 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), Mindhunters (2004), Ladies Night (2005), My Little Eye (2002). 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, identity, who done it, protagonist as suspect, crimes, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, chases and races, special agents, law enforcement ...
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, talky, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, rivalry, crimes, crime, vengeance, couples, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, danger, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, island, dishonesty, isolation, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.5
 161
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, danger, crimes, psychopath, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, rivalry, heist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, prison life, crime, confined, manipulations, crimes, psychopath, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.6
 11K
My Little Eye (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Five young people apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, scary, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, isolation, vengeance, mind game, mystery, danger, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, crimes, slasher, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, mystery, on the run, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, who done it, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, missing person, crime, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, psychopath, dishonesty, sniper, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, sexual abuse, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, woman in danger, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: mind bending, sexual, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, journalism, media, vengeance, danger, woman in danger, phone sex, mystery, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, on the run, rivalry, criminal heroes, crime, special agents, violence spree, crimes, chases and races, heist, hitman, bank ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, rivalry, mind game, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, law enforcement, master criminal, police investigation, cons and scams, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 741
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: island, mind game, danger, crimes, couples, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, stalking, isolation, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Steam Experiment (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deranged scientist locks 6 people in a steam room and threatens to turn up the heat if the local paper doesn't publish his story about global warming.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: global warming, human nature, mind game, danger, confined, psychopath, crimes, mad scientist, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: realistic, rough, psychological, serious, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, tv reporter, mystery, small town, psychopath, journalism, media, gory, deadly, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, buried truth, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Ten Little Indians (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, scary, tense ...
Plot: murder, island, danger, isolation, estate, crimes, crime, confined, haunted by the past, master and servant, mystery, adult virgin ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 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: psychological, rough, mind bending, exciting, tense ...
Plot: murder, rock, amnesia, chases and races, in the woods, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, best friends, danger, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
 603
Circle (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When remorseless killer James Bennett escapes from lockdown in a mental hospital, an FBI agent and a U.S. Marshal track the madman to his hometown, where he plans to slay a group of graduate students studying his case. But to catch their prey, the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, mind game, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, student life, youth, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: wizards and magicians, police investigation, serial killer, police detective, danger, woman in danger, murder, haunted by the past, investigation, manipulations, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, confined, gory, crimes, deadly, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: law enforcement, captivity, isolation, danger, woman in danger, life is a bitch, confined, uncover truth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 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, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, murder, crimes, special agents, missing person, danger, race against time, track down, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, deadly, danger, crime, crimes, euthanasia, lawyer, mercy killing
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 6K
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: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, investigation, riddles and clues, survival, police detective, serial killer, track down, danger, crimes, law enforcement, isolation, fire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 7K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, hitman, danger, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 7K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, crime gone awry, hostages, gangsters, crime, crimes, disorder, tough heroes, hostage negotiator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mystery, who done it, crime, crimes, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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