Movies like Hard 1998

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Hard (1998)
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Hard (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hard is about a gay serial killer and the gay detective who is forced to go after him. It has an interesting story: the closeted gay detective is abruptly forced out of the closet after the killer handcuffs him to his bed and makes off with his badge. He then becomes a suspect himself... and all that.
Style: sexy, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual, homoerotic
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay, prostitute, crimes, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, gender, partners, murderous pair, sex, erotica, basketball, drug addict, pedophile, police officer, cat, investigation, violence, sex scene, torture ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation and psychopath mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Hard: The Hillside Strangler (2004), Frisk (1995), Cruising (1980), Pretty When You Cry (2001), Dead Connection (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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Frisk (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A first person narrative of a gay serial killer explores violence, sexuality, and imagination.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, bondage, gay, couples, psychopath, prostitute, crimes, gays and lesbians, gender, life is a bitch, transsexual, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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93%
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Cruising (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A serial killer brutally slays and dismembers several gay men in New York's S/M and leather districts. The young police officer Steve Burns is sent undercover onto the streets as decoy for the murderer. Working almost completely isolated from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, murder, police investigation, gays and lesbians, psychopath, undercover, s&m, working undercover, crimes, police detective, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, mind game, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, betrayal, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: serious, realistic, mind bending, tense, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police, phone sex, woman in danger, vengeance, alcohol abuse, mystery, rivalry, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, photographer, reluctant partners, uncover truth, police investigation, dangerous attraction, manipulation, crimes, betrayal, mystery, serial killer, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shock to the System (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: gay, murder, group therapy, private investigator, suicide, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, mysterious character, crimes, track down, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
67%
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Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: rough, sexy, mind bending, cynical, erotic ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, serial killer, manipulation, police detective, couples, who done it, sexual relations, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.7
 820
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
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Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, psychopath, dishonesty, police investigation, rivalry, heist, bank, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, vigilantism, murder, law enforcement, track down, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 213
Roots of Evil (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A serial killer is after hookers and strippers. A male detective and his female partner are assigned to stop him.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, murder, police detective, graphic violence, law enforcement, partners, crimes, investigation, partners against crime, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: erotic, rough, tense, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, private detective, betrayal, power relations, couples, infidelity, femme fatale, sex, blackmail, cons and scams, who done it, legal ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, on the road, journalist, cross country, crimes, violence spree, partners, murderous pair, lovers on the run, hitchhiker, journalism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, texas, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Deviant Obsession (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Joan Alton is a lawyer who goes undercover at a strip club to gather clues that might exonerate her lover who has been accused of murder. While the defendant's secrets unveil, she will stop at nothing to catch the real killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: strip club, false accusation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, amateur detective, life is a bitch, obsession, frame up, murder, couples, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Sketches of a Strangler (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An art student living with his sister is actually a maniac strangling dancers and prostitutes. One victim's sister starts looking for him...
Style: realistic, slasher, serious, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, strangler, art student, prostitute, crimes, investigation, psychopath, mental illness, obsession, brother, strangulation ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ...
Style: sexy, mind bending, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, police detective, psychopath, murder, sexual abuse, crimes, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, life is a bitch, true crime, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.1
 834
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, femme fatale, prostitute, murder, police investigation, dangerous attraction, mystery, sexual relations, dishonesty, manipulation, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi, one of the two serial rapists and killers who terrorized the Los Angeles area in the late 1970s, is giving police station interviews to psychiatrist Samantha Stone, who has disquieting lifestyle issues of her own. It falls to her to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, who done it, mystery, crimes, life is a bitch, prison ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Donato and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though emotionally estranged, a father and daughter team of Los Angeles police detectives must work together to stop a serial killer. Along the way, the two find themselves forced to deal with a number of painful secrets from their past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, family life, parents and children, crimes, estrangement, who done it, partners, amateur detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, aging ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Lost (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A charismatic psycho suspected of killing two innocent campers in a cold-blooded double homicide grows increasingly unstable as his suburban empire starts to crack at the foundations.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, narcissism, police investigation, serial killer, drug use, crimes, youth, rivalry, violence, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, working class, small town, social differences, investigation, friend, dead boy, burglar, crime scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, friendship, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree, prostitute, transsexual, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 820
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, baseball, graphic violence, stalking, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Into the Lion's Den (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As the three out-of-towners toast the end of their journey, someone at the bar is watching them and setting a deadly trap. Now, as closing time draws near, a night of unspeakable horrors is about to begin. Jesse Archer (Violet Tendencies, Going Down ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: erection, gay, racism, gender, crimes, on the road, destiny, murder, torture, gay interest, society, gay rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, amateur detective, who done it, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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