Movies like Confessions of a Serial Killer

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Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
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Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After being arrested, a Texas man begins confessing to the brutal murder of over 200 women. He recounts his random selection of victims and his traveling companions, his friend and friend's sister. But the police can't be sure whether to believe him or not until he locates a body and shows them some polaroids. Based on the true story of Henry Lee Lucas.
Style: scary, rough, sexy, mind bending, bleak, serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, murder, crimes, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, police detective, true crime, rape, female nudity, bisexual, gang rape, necrophilia, nudity (full frontal - brief), anal rape, interrogation, hitchhiker, misogynist, violent sex, sexual promiscuity, misogyny, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about deadly, serial killer, crimes, murder, psychopath, gory and law enforcement mostly in Horror, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Confessions of a Serial Killer: The Centerfold Girls (1974), Bundy: An American Icon (2009), Nightstalker (2002), Kemper (2008), B.T.K. Killer (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Chicago Massacre: Richard Speck (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A horror film based on a real-life mass murder that took place in 1966. Richard Franklin Speck was a mass murderer who systematically tortured, raped and murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital in 1966.
Style: slasher, rough, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, psychopath, crimes, confined, violence spree, hostage, journalism, maniac, brutality, misogynist, serial killer ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 90s, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, dallas texas, texas
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The Centerfold Girls (1974)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Police try to halt a psychotic killer's (Andrew Prine) rampage against women who posed nude in men's magazines.
Style: mind bending, scary, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, rapist, stewardess, law enforcement, mentally unstable, crimes, track down, woman in a bikini, rage, car ...
Time: 70s
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100%
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: serious, slasher, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, psychopath, crimes, woman in danger, violence spree, human nature, male female relationship, deadly, gory
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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75%
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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: serious, scary, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, murder, police detective, crimes, murderous pair, law enforcement, true crime, violence, rape ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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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: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
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68%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, life is a bitch, police investigation, chase, mind game, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, murderer, serial murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
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66%
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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, psychological, slasher, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, deadly creature, mummy, police detective, parents and children, murder, supernatural, law enforcement, psychiatrist, reincarnation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 ⇓
65%
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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: scary, serious, rough, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: murder of a prostitute, psychopath, murder, serial killer, prostitute, police investigation, mind game, investigation, who done it, police detective, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, seattle
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64%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, psychological, bleak, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, journalism, family conflict ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Jack the Ripper (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, West Germany, Spain
Duration: 87 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, serious, scary, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, woman in danger, who done it, police investigation, crimes, mind game, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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63%
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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: serious, scary, rough, realistic, slasher
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, blasphemy, devil worship, gang violence, satanist, violence, stalking, rivalry, satanism, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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62%
H6: Diary of a Serial Killer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: H6 tells the story of Antonio Frau, a serial killer set free after serving 25 years in jail for the violent murder of his girlfriend. After inheriting and old motel from a relative he never knew, he sees this as a signal and takes to his holy task ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, serial killer, psychopath, sadism, mentally unstable, law enforcement, crimes, murder, couple relations, human monster, rapist, evil man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (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: serious, psychological, bleak, rough, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, journalism, crimes, mystery, small town, cannibalism, media, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, psychopath, who done it, police detective, strong violent content, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, physical appearance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Kinky Killers (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: slasher, rough, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Plot: mind game, serial killer, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, police detective, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, who done it, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Ted Bundy (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docu-drama based on the life of Ted Bundy, a serial killer who killed at least 19 young women during the 1970's (though some sources say as many as 30 to 35 were murdered). Set from his college student years, to his first victims, his capture, ...
Style: disturbing, scary, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, necrophilia, murder, sexual predator, misogyny, electric chair, crimes, human nature, mass murder, execution, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 10K
Dahmer (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: On February 15, 1992 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer, one of the world's most infamous serial killers, was convicted of 15 counts of murder and sentenced to 937 years in federal prison. This movie is based on events from his ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, scary, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, gay club, murder, rape, psychopath, necrophilia, gay, life is a bitch, crimes, human nature, introspection, perversion ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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57%
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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: slasher, rough, psychological, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, mind game, crimes, tragic hero, buddies, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: california, new jersey
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57%
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: slasher, bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: torture, murder, serial killer, crimes, woman in danger, voyeurism, psychopath, police detective, law enforcement, city life, confined, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
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Sweet 16 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful lonely girl named Melissa tries to make new friends from a town she's currently living in. The only problem is, each of the boys that she spends time with end up brutally murdered. Her sixteenth birthday is on the way, but Melissa ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, female serial killer, investigation, serial killer, teenage life, small town, teenage girl, youth, crimes, parents and children, skinny dipping, high school student ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
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Hellbent (2004)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Halloween in West Hollywood, two guys making out in a park are interrupted by a serial killer. Later that night, a group of gay kids decide to visit to the site of the murders.
Style: slasher, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, stalking, crimes, killer, gay, hollywood, gender, gays and lesbians, decapitation, homosexual, police officer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
The Manson Family (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jim Van Bebber's "The Manson Family" is an extremely violent and bloody horror film that reconstructs the early activities of the Family and their descent into the Tate-LaBianca killings.Van Bebber mixes this with a contemporary sub ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough, bleak ...
Plot: murder, religions or cults, psychopath, filmmaking, crimes, life is a bitch, leadership, investigation, journalism, serial killer, drug abuse, cult leader ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Brutal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a small town, a serial killer mutilates the bodies of his victims and leaves a flower on the corpses. The sheriff and his wife/deputy investigate the murders while trying to keep from alarming the citizens. They team up with an autistic hound dog ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, mystery, prodigy, love affair, mentally challenged, law enforcement, serial killer, small town life, small town, riddles and clues, politics, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Ungodly (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When struggling filmmaker inadvertently records a notorious serial killer in the middle of a murderous act, he decides to use the footage to blackmail the madman into being the subject of a disturbing new documentary.
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape and murder, filmmaking, crimes, filmmaker, voyeurism, psychopath, rape, blackmail, media satire, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Scar (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 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: slasher, realistic, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, psychopath, violence spree, haunted by the past, homecoming, serial killer, who done it, woman in danger, crimes, murder, aunt niece relationship, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Plot: murder, serial killer, woman in danger, police investigation, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, psychopath, amateur detective, journalism, mind game, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
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54%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, rape, psychopath, prostitute, serial rapist, murder, police investigation, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
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54%
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Shiver (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wendy Alden, a young secretary in Portland lacking in self- confidence becomes victim of a savage killer who has claimed the lives of a number of other women. Somehow Wendy finds the resources of courage to fight back and escape.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, scary, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, crimes, serial killer, obsession, murder, police, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, female nudity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Starkweather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, track down, law enforcement, lovers on the run, murder, teenage life, chase, violence spree, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa, wyoming
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53%