Movies like The Astral Factor

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The Astral Factor (1978)
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The Astral Factor (1978)
Genre: Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Demonstrating that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, a convicted strangler studies the paranormal and finds a way to render himself invisible. Once he escapes, he sets out to find and eliminate the five women who testified in his prosecution. A police lieutenant (Robert Foxworth) sets out to safeguard them, and bring the invisible killer to justice.
Style: scary, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, woman strangled to death, prison, crimes, serial killer, vengeance, supernatural, psychopath, confined, supernatural ability, crime, mystery, stalking, mentally unstable, manhunt, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, escape, woman in danger, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to The Astral Factor

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about deadly, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Astral Factor: Relentless (1989), American Crime (2004), Sanctimony (2000), Chasing Ghosts (2005), .com for Murder (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 2K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: serious, scary, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 2.7
 2K
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, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, manhunt, who done it, crimes, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, mystery, danger, master criminal, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, law enforcement, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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.com for Murder (2002)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This high-tech, psychological thriller is set in the shadowy world of the Internet. Sondra Brummel is recovering from a skiing accident in her boyfriend's mansion, and accidently contacts a possible killer in an Internet chatroom. She and her ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, slasher, realistic
Plot: murder, psychopath, amateur detective, serial killer, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, confined, mind game, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: rough, scary, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, missing person, mentally unstable, crimes, police investigation, mystery, witnessing a crime, danger, reluctant partners, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 1.8
 456
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, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, curses spells and rituals, mind game ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, death row, stalking, serial killer, prison, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 3.8
 734
Furnace (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A ghost story taking place at a maximum security prison. A detective (Michael Paré ) is called to investigate a string of unexplained deaths as the prisoners fear for their lives.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: ghost, murder, danger, prison, mystery, rivalry, deadly, supernatural, confined, crimes, investigation, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, law enforcement, police investigation, woman in danger, investigation, mind game, gory, psychopath, curses spells and rituals, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, scary, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, prison life, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, prison, crimes, confined, danger, manipulation, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.1
 556
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, realistic, slasher, serious ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, scary, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence spree, psychopath, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, deadly, mind game, stalking, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Night Visitor (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An insane Swedish farmer escapes from an asylum to get revenge on his sister, her husband and others.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, psychological, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, mental illness, farmer, revenge, mental institution, false accusation, frame up, rivalry, life is a bitch, intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, friendship, woman in danger, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Living with the Dead (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man begins to have disturbing visions of dead people, among whom are his mother and victims of a local serial killer. All telling their story of how they died, and how their murderer is still out there. The detective investigating the murders ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: able to see the dead, supernatural, supernatural ability, uncover truth, mysterious character, police investigation, ghost, life is a bitch, who done it, mystery, serial killer, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, undercover, adventure, rivalry, police investigation, gangsters, gory, law enforcement, murder, curses spells and rituals, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent ...
Style: neo noir, rough, stylized, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, manipulation, crimes, manipulations, orchestral, missing person, heist, dishonesty, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 3.7
 451
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.0
 440
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, crimes, crime, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Dead Connection (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After a series of murders in motel rooms are connected, a cop, Dickson, heads out on the trail to find a serial killer. He discovers that he signs the motel guest-books with the names of boxers, and hence gets a lead on him. However, when he just ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, danger, investigation, law enforcement, journalism, deadly, athlete's life, mystery, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 617
GhostWatcher (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Laura Kove is an agoraphobic young woman whose world turns upside down when she discovers that the apartment she's locked herself into is haunted. Turning to the internet for help, she enlists the aid of Elizabeth Dean, a scam artist who passes ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: mystery, woman in danger, uncover truth, supernatural, mind game, impossible love, deadly, danger, ghost, isolation, crimes, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 592
Night Drive (1977)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A housewife is stalked by a psycho after she sees him a murder a highway patrol officer.
Style: road movie, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, stalker, stalking, psychopath, on the road, murder, witness, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: colorado, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.9
 770
Night Game (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police detective tracks a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after each game that a baseball pitcher wins
Style: rough, offbeat, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), psychopath, police detective, murder, baseball, deadly, stalking, danger, crime, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 897
The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, riddles and clues, danger, law enforcement, gang, police investigation, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 212
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hollow Man II (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the mysterious death of scientist, Dr. Devin Villiers, Det. Frank Turner and his partner are assigned to protect Villiers' colleague, who revealed that a veteran soldier was subjected to an experiment with the objective of creating the ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: invisibility, superhuman powers, murder, police officer killed, night vision, on the run, mad scientist, psychopath, supernatural, serial killer, manhunt, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, rape and murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, stalking, crimes, life is a bitch, police detective, strong violent content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 483
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, criminal heroes, mind game, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, danger, law enforcement, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%