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In Cold Blood (1996)
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In Cold Blood (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 240 min.
Story: At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in prison, Dick Hickock, 20, hears a cell-mate's story about $10,000 in cash kept in a home safe by a prosperous rancher. When he's paroled, Dick persuades ex-con Perry Smith, also 20, to join him in going after the stash. On a November night in 1959, Dick and Perry break into the Holcomb, Kansas, house of Herb Clutter. Enraged at finding no safe, they wake the sleeping family and brutally kill them all. The bodies are found by two friends who come by before Sunday church. The murders shock the small Great Plains town, where doors are routinely left unlocked. Detective Alvin Dewey of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation heads the case, but there are no clues, no apparent motive and no suspects...
Style: tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: murder, death sentence, countryside, crimes, serial killer, investigation, psychopath, crime, journalism, on the run, track down, fugitives, obsessive quest, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, mind game, deadly, rivalry, cons and scams, true crime, death ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, crime, police investigation and investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like In Cold Blood: Small Sacrifices (1989), Fatal Vision (1984), Secrets and Lies (2015), Widows (2002), The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Small Sacrifices (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 205 min.
Story: Based on the best-selling true crime book by Ann Rule, the film is about Diane Downs and the attempted murder of her three children.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, talky ...
Plot: murder, family problems, deadly, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, power relations, family relations, who done it, parents and children, courtroom drama, hospital ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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95%
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In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, death row, friendship, confession, execution, death sentence, interrogation, drifter, hanging, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, texas, midwest ...
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91%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, pregnancy, infidelity, courtroom drama, law enforcement, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer, deadly, legal investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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: murder, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, child killer, law enforcement, who done it, family relations, mystery, disorder, danger, dishonesty, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, child killer, who done it, parents and children, small town life, mystery, media, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Widows (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
Story: The widows of three men killed while trying to steal a famous painting, join forces to find their husband's killers and finish off the job of stealing the painting.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adventure, investigation, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, betrayal, track down, widow, heist, crime gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
Story: The Murder of Mary Phagan, a 1987 two-part TV miniseries made by Orion Pictures Corporation and distributed by National Broadcasting Company (NBC), is a dramatization of the story of Leo Frank, a factory manager charged and convicted with murdering ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: factory, murder, fighting the system, anti semitism, false accusation, courtroom drama, state affairs, deadly, legal investigation, confined, journalism, crime ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Helter Skelter (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: realistic, serious, talky, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hippie, death sentence, legal investigation, rivalry, society, legal, crimes, leadership, crime, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Harry (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Harry is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, drug dealing, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, father daughter relationship, teenage daughter, criminal gang, police procedural, widower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 943
Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chief pathologist in the Dublin city morgue investigates sudden death victims in the 1950s.
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: pathologist, investigation, murder, uncover truth, intrigue, haunted by the past, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, danger, death, police investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Low Winter Sun (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Low Winter Sun is an American television drama series developed by Chris Mundy, starring Mark Strong and Lennie James. The series premiered on August 11, 2013, on AMC, with the first season consisting of ten episodes. It is based upon the 2006 ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, vengeance, rivalry, police corruption, perfect crime, right and wrong, deadly, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, the underworld, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, psychopath, murder, mind game, rivalry, life is a bitch, mystery, violence spree, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship, death of child ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1964, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, journalism, psychopath, who done it, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
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: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, law enforcement, rapist, false accusation, obsession, uncover truth, courtroom drama, track down ...
Time: 80s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A female cop becomes obsessed with tracking down the killer of a 15-year-old girl, and hunts him over the course of her 28 year career in the force.
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, obsession, track down, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, crime, lie, brutality, danger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 80s, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspense, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 428
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, who done it, murder, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, police detective, psychopath, murder, handcuffs, special agents, small town, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, mind game, serial killer, deadly, society, obsession, confined, mental institution, courtroom drama, serial child killer ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, deadly, false accusation, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, race against time, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, murder investigation, crime, mystery, small town, police officer, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
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Time: 50s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, chases and races, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, controversial
Plot: serial killer, murder, confession, police interrogation, crime scene, social worker, prostitute, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, deadly, fugitives, crime, rivalry, woman in danger, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, crimes, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, victim, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, body mutilation, violence, tattoo parlor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Forgotten is a television series which premiered on September 22, 2009 on ABC. On November 9, 2009, ABC ordered five additional episodes of the series, bringing the first season's total to eighteen episodes. The final two episodes of The ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: amateur detective, missing person, murder, investigation, race against time, who done it, murder investigation, crimes, chases and races, deadly, crime, unsolved crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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31%