Movies and TV shows like In Cold Blood 1996

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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.
TV show
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, serial killer, psychopath, investigation, crimes, fugitives, journalism, rivalry, law enforcement, false accusation, mind game, on the run, police investigation, dishonesty, track down, obsessive quest, criminal heroes, cons and scams, true crime, death, family relations, brutality, farm ...
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, police investigation, investigation and serial killer mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like In Cold Blood: Small Sacrifices (1989), The Deliberate Stranger (1986), Fatal Vision (1984), The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988), Widows (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Small Sacrifices (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 159 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, tense, talky, sincere ...
Plot: murder, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, police investigation, dishonesty, legal, power relations, family problems, family relations, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: oregon
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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 sentence, execution, confession, drifter, hanging, interrogation, death row, friendship, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1960, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, alaska, midwest, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 ⇓
85%
 7.7
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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 ⇓
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The Murder of Mary Phagan (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: fighting the system, murder, factory, false accusation, anti semitism, courtroom drama, legal, life is a bitch, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 1910s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
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71%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, mystery, family relations, parents and children, small town, small town life, child killer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Widows (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 273 min.
TV show
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, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adventure, investigation, vengeance, betrayal, rivalry, track down, widow, heist, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Helter Skelter (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, death sentence, hippie, hollywood, death row, courtroom drama, rise and fall, law enforcement, uncover truth, life is a bitch, leadership, legal ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, crimes, drug abuse, addiction, woman in danger, prostitute, small town, life is a bitch, true crime ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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Style: captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Quirke (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, haunted by the past, mystery, uncover truth, intrigue, law enforcement, death, police investigation, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mind game, death of child, mystery, rivalry, life is a bitch, investigation, violence spree, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1966, year 1963, year 1964, year 1965
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, contemplative
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Time: 80s, year 1983
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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City of Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: City of Vice is a British historical crime drama television series set in Georgian London and was first screened on 14 January 2008 on Channel 4. It is produced by Touchpaper Television part of the RDF Media Group. The series mixes fiction with fact ...
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
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Time: 18th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
TV show
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, serious ...
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, obsession, track down, law enforcement, crimes, homicide detective, lie, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 90s, 80s, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
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Time: 1920s, 20th century
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42%
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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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
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: tense, scary, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, investigation, murder, special agents, lawsuit, master criminal, uncover truth, legal, law enforcement ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Appropriate Adult (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
TV show
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, psychopath, law enforcement, bodies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, mystery, false accusation, riddles and clues, police investigation, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, race against time, track down, serial murder ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, tense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
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: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, mind bending ...
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Time: contemporary
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The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: serious, scary, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, murder, violence spree, psychopath, mind game, stalking, woman in danger, rivalry, who done it ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, woman in danger, runaway, police, corruption, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, emotional
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, missing person, murder, race against time, who done it, murder investigation, crimes, unsolved crime, ex law enforcer, dedication, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dominici Affair (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1952, a family of British tourists is found by the roadside in Haute Provence, brutally murdered. In the ensuing, very public, investigation a local landowner, 75 year old Gaston Dominici, is arrested for the murders, having been denounced ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, sincere, factual
Plot: murder, police detective, false witness, murder witness, family life, family in crisis, crime and punishment, family problems, family relations, injustice, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952, post world war two
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%