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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, factual
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, politics, hippie, crimes, missing person, poet, life is a bitch, fugitives, frame up, fighting the system, legal, society, manipulation, law enforcement, false accusation, on the run, police investigation, amateur detective, liberal, courtroom drama, death row, dishonesty, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, life is a bitch, dishonesty, uncover truth and law enforcement mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer: Reversible Errors (2004), The Deliberate Stranger (1986), Without Evidence (1995), A Show of Force (1990), Fatal Vision (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: legal, investigation, false accusation, frame up, lovers reunited, uncover truth, police investigation, testimony, rebellion, confined, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, murder, psychopath, police investigation, true crime, obsession, false accusation, who done it, courtroom drama, rapist, mind game ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, usa, colorado, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, conspiracy, legal, investigation, prison, police detective, rivalry, police investigation, false accusation, courtroom, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, crimes, law enforcement, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice, interrogation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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14741
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: husband murders wife, murder, pregnancy, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, uncover truth, infidelity, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, police corruption, undercover, mystery, working undercover, price of justice, political conspiracy, journalism, uncover truth, legal, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 998
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, who done it, death row, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, legal, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 608
Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, moral dilemma, false accusation, courtroom drama, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.6
 1K
06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A fictional version of the events that led to the assassination of the Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn on May 6, 2002. The movie is based upon the book "The sixth of May" by Tomas Ross.
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, uncover truth, political conspiracy, life is a bitch, crimes, fighting the system, politics, assassination, state affairs, dishonesty, immigrants ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 3K
Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, police investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mind game, psychopath, teenage life, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Good Shepherd (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: CHRISTIAN SLATER plays a worldly and urbane priest who is forced to challenge his comfortable existence as an ecclesiastical spin-doctor when he comes to believe in the innocence of a young priest accused of murder. His only ally, a journalist, is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: church, murder, false accusation, courtroom drama, priest, fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, life is a bitch, legal, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 845
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, false accusation, frame up, legal, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: amateur detective, murder, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, murder suspect, false accusation, who done it, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 566
Word of Honor (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Prompted by a just-published book that holds ex-lieutenant Ben Tyson accountable for a hushed-up massacre committed by his platoon in a Hue hospital 18 years before, the army recalls Tyson to stand trial for murder. Tyson, confronted by an army ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, dishonesty, legal, society, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, military, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, woman in danger, false accusation, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, mystery, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 488
Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: dangerous attraction, false accusation, friendship, uncover truth, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, manhunt, frame up, prison, murder, prison life, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, media, uncover truth, female nudity, minister, investigation, politics, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, journalism, psychopath, master criminal, investigation, uncover truth, brutality, journalist, protestant, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, stalking, murder, false accusation, death row, prison, best friends, law enforcement, womanizer, rivalry, manhunt, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, crimes of passion, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, law enforcement, betrayal, investigation, life is a bitch, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 567
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, photographer, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Through the Valley (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An innocent man framed for murder, and the system that just wants another minority conviction.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: racism, murder, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, going straight, frame up, redemption, injustice, hopes, legal, crimes, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, uncover truth, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 152
The Passengers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and his stepson driving across Europe are terrorized by a man following them in a pickup truck.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: murder, stalking, truck, crimes, parents and children, obsessive quest, psychopath, school, on the run, terrorism, on the road, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, rome italy, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 115
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.9
 157
Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, drug abuse, chemistry, farm, forced into action, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspenseful, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prison, fighting the system, confined, uncover truth, courtroom drama, false accusation, society, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, legal action, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, law enforcement, crimes, legal, obsession, psycho, investigation, rape, psychotic ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%