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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
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The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the cooperation of a number of police forces to work efficiently on this case. Soon, but not soon enough, the police eliminate endless possibilities and close in on him. Bundy is tried in the media and his good-boy attitude brings him sympathy but also the hatred of many
Style: psychological, tense, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, cult film
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, true crime, crimes, obsession, rapist, crime, life is a bitch, track down, manhunt, legal, chases and races, who done it, false accusation, law enforcement, mind game, deadly, rivalry, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, psycho murderer, killer ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, colorado, utah

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Most similar movies to The Deliberate Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films and TV series with plots about deadly, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Deliberate Stranger: The Riverman (2004), To Catch a Killer (1992), Helter Skelter (1976), See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006), B.T.K. Killer (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, violence, brutality, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
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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
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100%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, psycho, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
To Catch a Killer (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: "To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer who raped and murdered over 30 young boys.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, psychopath, police detective, murder, handcuffs, psycho, special agents, missing person, small town life, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Helter Skelter (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: tense, talky, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, hippie, death sentence, charles manson, dishonesty, legal, criminal heroes, legal investigation, deadly, leadership, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The film is the first known dramatisation of one of the most notorious killing sprees in British history and was made to mark the fortieth anniversary of Hindley and Brady's trial. It was made with the full backing of the victims' ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, police investigation, mind game, life is a bitch, rivalry, mystery, investigation, violence spree, husband wife relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1964, year 1965, year 1963 ...
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england, europe, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
37%
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Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, fighting the system, unlikely criminals, gang, deadly, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: true crime, serial killer, detective inspector, murder, police, murderer, danger, murder mystery, investigation, who done it, deadly, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, serial rapist, murder, mind game, police detective, strangulation, split personality, double life, police investigation, crimes, crime, mystery ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, new england, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
TV show
Story: About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant JonBenét Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, who done it, small town life, parents and children, family relations, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, media, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
29%
To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, murder, kidnapping, track down, crimes, confined, serial killer, law enforcement, police investigation, riddles and clues, parents and children, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to Capture the Green ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, strangulation, psychopath, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, notoriety, bodies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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29%
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Above Suspicion (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Above Suspicion is a British TV series based on Lynda La Plante's novels Above Suspicion, The Red Dahlia, Deadly Intent and Silent Scream. It stars Kelly Reilly and Ciarán Hinds, and features the career of La Plante's latest heroine DC ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, porno movie
Plot: police investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, detective inspector, dirty cop, police procedural, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, spain, london
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28%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, life is a bitch, crime, battered wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
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28%
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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
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28%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, investigation, danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Five Daughters (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Factually-based drama telling the stories of five young women who were tragically murdered in Ipswich in 2006.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, police investigation, drug abuse, woman in danger, addiction, deadly, crimes, small town, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
27%
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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
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26%
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: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, psychopath, murder, police investigation, serial rapist, rape, strangulation, crimes, sexual abuse, hidden identity, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Messiah 2: Vengeance Is Mine (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: When a man is buried alive, Red Metcalf must delve into a serial killer's psyche.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police detective, danger, criminal's revenge, false accusation, riddles and clues, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Thorne: Sleepyhead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Thorne Sleepyhead: follows DI Tom Thornes investigation into a mysterious serial killer. His first three victims ended up dead. His fourth was not so fortunate. Alison Willetts is unlucky to be alive. She has survived a stroke, deliberately induced ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, murder, hunt down, society, danger, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, race against time, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A pair of detectives investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. Strong and focused, Lt. Beth Davis is an expert in the field of repeated harassment, driven by personal experience of being a victim. She heads the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, which ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: stalking, stalker, lapd, police investigation, crimes, danger, psychopath, obsession, deadly, crime investigation, police detective, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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26%