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The Manson Family (1997)
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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 plot involving tabloid journalist Jack Wilson's quest to film a documentary on the subject.The film is loaded with plenty of sex and full-frontal nudity.The final third of "The Manson Family" is a grueling nightmare with some of the most sadistic and savage murders ever captured on screen.
Style: atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, retro
Plot: murder, crimes, serial killer, drug abuse, investigation, psychopath, religions or cults, crime, life is a bitch, journalism, filmmaking, gory, deadly, leadership, cult leader, female nudity, male nudity, naked in public, pubic hair, female full frontal nudity, charles manson
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to The Manson Family

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, psychopath, serial killer, crime and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Manson Family: Bundy: An American Icon (2009), The Zodiac (2005), Helter Skelter (2004), Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010), Jack the Ripper (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: slasher, serious, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, woman in danger, psychopath, crimes, deadly, gory, violence spree, human nature, crime, male female relationship
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
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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, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, gory, crimes, mystery, mind game, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Helter Skelter (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A new take on the Manson Family murders, with a keen focus on Charles Manson himself.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mass murder, robbery, investigation, religions or cults, law enforcement, journalism, crimes, deadly, leadership, district attorney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles
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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: psychological, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, tv reporter, investigation, psychopath, mystery, crimes, journalism, danger, gory, small town, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, jack the ripper, prostitute, psychopath, maniac, police investigation, woman in danger, who done it, crime, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, mind game, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, danger, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, gory, police detective, murder, sexual abuse, crime, deadly, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Virgin of Juarez (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a reporter travels to Juarez to cover the ongoing story of the mass murder of local working women, she uncovers the amazing story of "The Virgin Of Juarez," a survivor of an attack who has developed stigmata, a sign of holiness, and ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, tense, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, woman in danger, psychopath, who done it, deadly, crimes, journalism, law enforcement, life is a bitch, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, el paso texas
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, police investigation, drug use, deadly, youth, rivalry, crimes, narcissism, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Vampire Clan (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five friends welcome real life vampirism into their lives. They cut their own wrists and let their friends drink from them. Rod, the leader, and a very psychotic young guy, ends up killing Heathers parents and stealing their car to go on a crazy ...
Style: slasher, rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized ...
Plot: murder, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, uncover truth, leadership, investigation, gory, suburbs, religions or cults, vampire, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1996, 1990s, 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: From 1979 to 1981, 29 African-American males, mostly children, were either missing or found murdered in metro Atlanta. The cases plagued the city until 1982, when Wayne Wiiliams was convicted of the murders of two adult men. Authorities then ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, uncover truth, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, who done it, law enforcement, manhunt, deadly, legal ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
43%
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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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape and murder, filmmaking, filmmaker, deadly, crimes, voyeurism, blackmail, rape, psychopath, media satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, mind game, teenage life, track down, lovers on the run, deadly, law enforcement, gory, murder, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Colony (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller about a man who, along with his family, moves from a crime-ridden inner city suburb to a self-proclaimed violence-free haven overseen by a godlike businessman. However, they soon discover that life in The Colony is much more sinister than ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, suburbs, murder, society, psychopath, deadly, crimes, family life, suburban life, privacy, secret, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
38%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, investigation, master criminal, uncover truth, brutality, journalist, protestant, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
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37%
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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: tense, rough, disturbing, slasher, based on true events ...
Plot: murder, sexual abuse, psychopath, violence spree, hostage, crime, crimes, confined, hostages, journalism, misogynist, brutality ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 1990s, 90s, 70s ...
Place: chicago illinois, usa, dallas texas, texas
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Grimm Love (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Germany, as graduate student Katie Armstrong researches cannibal killer Oliver Hagen for her thesis, she becomes obsessed with her subject and ultimately plunges into a lifestyle similar to Hagen's and the thousands of people like him.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, obsession, psychopath, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, self discovery, mental illness, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, gory, student life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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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: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, danger, police investigation, mind game, deadly, crimes, police detective, murderous pair, law enforcement, true crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, mind game, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, rough, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, misogyny, sexual predator, electric chair, necrophilia, human nature, crimes, deadly, crime, mass murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, florida, seattle washington, united states
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34%
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Tattoo (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marc Schrader, a rookie cop caught red-handed with drugs in a police raid of an illegal rave, joins a homicide investigation conducted by Chief Inspector Minks. The victim is a naked young woman with the skin stripped off her back, killed as she ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: tattoo, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, police investigation, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, murder, interrogation, police investigation, mind game, mental illness, mystery, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: 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
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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 ⇓
32%
The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas hone in on the serial killer known as BTK.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, church, master criminal, stalking, police investigation, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Savage Messiah (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Savage Messiah is a docudrama about Roch "Moïse" Thériault, the charismatic former leader of a small religious group based near Burnt River, Ontario, Canada. Between 1977 and 1989 he held sway over as many as 12 adults and 26 children. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, suspense, tense ...
Plot: sect, manipulation, social worker, small town, investigation, psychopath, religions or cults, society, leadership, crimes, life is a bitch, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, kidnapping, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, crime, parents and children, deadly, hotshot hero, child killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%