Movies like Black Dahlia

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Black Dahlia (2006)
 1.4
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Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Horror master Ulli Lommel is back with a terrifying tale of a copycat killer in Los Angeles. A young rookie cop and his team discover dismembered female bodies in L.A. similar to the Black Dahlia cold case from 1947. A serial killer seems to be copying the brutal massacre of 1940s Hollywood starlet Betty Short - The Black Dahlia. Ultimately his investigation leads him to a frightening lair of death and torture, all part of a terrifying fantasy that the killer is trying to bring to life.
Style: scary, psychological, rough, serious, realistic, low-budget, based on true events
Plot: murder, bodily dismemberment, serial killer, psychopath, slasher, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, violence spree, danger, femme fatale, who done it, police investigation, mind game, gory, cons and scams, violence, obsession, killer, crime, hollywood, wannabe, murderous pair, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Black Dahlia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, scary, rough and realistic films with plots about serial killer, crimes, deadly, murder, psychopath, danger and law enforcement mostly in Horror, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Black Dahlia: Green River Killer (2005), Nightstalker (2002), Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005), Borderline Cult (2007), Son of Sam (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Green River Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Along twenty years, the deranged serial-killer Gary Ridgway has killed at least forty-eight prostitutes and dumped their bodies in Green River.
Style: serious, rough, scary, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, prostitute, serial killer, police investigation, who done it, investigation, mind game, gory, police detective, slasher, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.3
 1K
Nightstalker (2002)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A stylish horror film based on the life of Richard Ramirez, aka the Nightstalker, who terrorized people in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychopath, danger, mind game, deadly, journalism, slasher, stalking, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Ulli Lommel's Zodiac Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young man who works at a nursing home uses the legendary Zodiac killer's M.O. to kill people who neglect their elderly relatives.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, wannabe, murder, secret society, police detective, police investigation, mind game, obsession, woman in danger, rivalry, master criminal, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Borderline Cult (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Three serial killers team up at the US/Mexican border town of Juarez and go on a killing spree.
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, gory, tough heroes, woman in danger, deadly, confined, life is a bitch, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 1.8
 415
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: murder, law enforcement, danger, investigation, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, mind game, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: psychological, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, law enforcement, woman in danger, amateur detective, danger, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.1
 488
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger, slasher, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, investigation, slasher, rivalry, chase, deadly, police investigation, special agents, who done it, animal life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 2.7
 424
Polycarp (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Patients of sexy psychiatrist Dr. Jill Kessey and eccentric attorney Alexander Hathaway are being murdered in bloody, satanic rituals. Law enforcement investigations reveal that sex and mutilation are the signatures of a serial killer, who likes to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexy, suspense, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, slasher, murder, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, who done it, police detective, gory, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 1.4
 512
The Raven (2006)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: As a child, Lenore was tormented by nightmares and obsessed with the dark poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe. As the lead singer in a Los Angeles band, the adult Lenore (Jillian Swanson) finds herself, friends and colleagues haunted by a murderer ...
Style: realistic, scary, serious, psychotronic
Plot: danger, obsession, slasher, serial killer, haunted by the past, rivalry, supernatural ability, woman in danger, murder, music band, showbiz, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.0
 238
Nightstalker (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Richard Ramirez, dubbed "The Night Stalker" by the media, a serial killer who killed somewhere in the neighborhood of 16 souls during his reign of terror in Los Angeles back in the Eighties
Style: rough, realistic, serious, scary
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, devil worship, crime, rivalry, stalking, crimes, deadly, blood, nudity (full frontal - brief), satanist ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Henry II: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry has wandered into a small town looking for work and a place to stay. He gets a job delivering and cleaning porto-potties and moves in with a co-worker until he gets his feet off of the ground. Henry and his new friend soon start to kill.
Style: rough, psychological, scary, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, violence, psychopath, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, buddies, investigation, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, gory, crimes, mind game, journalism, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Great American Snuff Film (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two pretty young women are abducted to be the featured stars of a snuff film produced by a couple low-life goons. The ladies are bound, gagged, tortured, burned with cigarettes and forced to dig their own graves.
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious
Plot: kidnapping, torture, murder, slasher, crimes, deadly, danger, serial killer, gory, psychopath, woman in danger, voyeurism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 2.6
 1K
Sanctimony (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A handsome, brilliant stock trader, bored with his existence, becomes a serial killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, psychopath, who done it, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, slasher, woman in danger, danger, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bundy: An American Icon (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bundy, starring Corin Nemec in the title role and co-starring Kane Hodder, details the dark psyche and previously unexplored motivations of the man who became known as one of the most notorious serial killers to leave behind a legacy of evil.
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, slasher, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Nature of the Beast (1995)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two men, both hiding a deadly secret, are on a murderous rampage through the desert.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, scary, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, desert, psychopath, police investigation, mystery, crimes, on the run, danger, chase, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 1.3
 277
Mummy Maniac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Based on true events, tells how a serial murderer, kidnaps and tortures then bandaging girls like mummies.
Style: scary, realistic, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, who done it, parents and children, psychopath, police detective, mummy, law enforcement, deadly creature, danger, crimes, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 244
Head Case (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A pseudo-documentary edited from the home movies of serial killers Wayne & Andrea Montgomery, presenting a look into their quiet, suburban lives...as well as the graphic & disturbing details of their horrific crimes.
Style: bleak, serious, scary, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, torture, found footage, partners, psychopath, couples, violence spree, couple relations, crimes, society, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Slaughterhouse Massacre (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Follow the story of several attractive teenagers as they try to have a fun time in a slaughter house after dark...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: college, slasher, murder, uncover truth, psychopath, gory, ghost, youth, crimes, rivalry, mind game, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.1
 117
Killer Nurse (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: He called himself the Angel of death but when the police department discovered that he was involved in over 40 deaths his name soon became Killer nurse in the beginning it was his story against theirs. Soon he gave up his version of the events and ...
Style: bleak, rough, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, obsession, mentally unstable, nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, crime, law enforcement, crimes, nurse, male nurse, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 3K
Scar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Joan Burrows returns to her hometown for her niece's graduation, only to be confronted by the serial killer she thought she offed years ago -- after he kidnapped and tormented her and her best friend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, slasher, homecoming, violence spree, haunted by the past, psychopath, gory, serial killer, crimes, deadly, woman in danger, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 787
Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In 1958 Nebraska 19 year old garbageman Charles Starkweather goes on a murder spree with his 14 year old girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate killing 11 people in three months, introducing America to spree killing.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, teenage life, murder, law enforcement, lovers on the run, deadly, gory, track down, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, good versus evil, chase, police investigation, psychopath, supernatural, law enforcement, escapades, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.9
 287
Snapped (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Amy Mechanic, an ambitious young photographer, lands the opportunity she has been waiting for. The assignment: to create a dark collection of works based around the theme of death...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, deadly, psychopath, amateur detective, murder, danger, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A serial killer whose mother was a prostitute starts killing streetwalkers as a way of paying back his mother for her abuse.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, who done it, crime, crimes, police investigation, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 1880s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 1.8
 209
Severed (2002)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A ritualistic serial killer is beheading victims all over a city, and those surrounding the case are pulled into his world as they try and stop him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious
Plot: murder, slasher, serial killer, decapitation, rivalry, crimes, police detective, psychopath, who done it, track down, danger, private detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 9K
Anamorph (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, police station, crime, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, supernatural, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 1.4
 1K
The Tomb (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on a story by the master of outrageous horror, H.P. Lovecraft, this bloodcurdling film introduces the "Puppetmaster." Imprisoning a group of people in a living hell of darkness and death the Puppetmaster controls the fate of each ...
Style: scary, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: crimes, rivalry, danger, supernatural, psychopath, escapades, deadly, serial killer, ancient mystery, confined, survival, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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