Movies like The Sovereign

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The Sovereign (2008)
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The Sovereign (2008)
Original name: Тот, кто гасит свет
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: For two months a serial killer has been terrorizing the city of St. Petersburg. Every Wednesday a girl between 9 and 12 years old is the victim. The brutality of the maniac plunges city residents into horror. Parents are afraid of leaving their children alone on the street. The press reinforces the atmosphere of fear and hysteria.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: investigation, obsession, serial killer, whodunit, murder, death, maniac, suburbs, child murder

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Most similar movies to The Sovereign

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, psychological, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, investigation, serial killer, crimes, death, obsession and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sovereign: The Method (2015), The Pledge (2001), Awakening the Zodiac (2017), The Insomniac (2013), The Night Stalker (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychosis, haunted by the past, murder, brutality, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
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The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
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100%
Awakening the Zodiac (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer's film reels. They decide to take the law into their own hands, risking everything for the chance at a $100,000 reward. It isn't long until they find themselves in ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, death, police, danger, police investigation, obsession, life is a bitch, reward
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Insomniac (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: John Figg has a great career and a gorgeous fiancée. When he inherits a nice house in a quiet neighborhood, he finally starts to feel like his life is coming together. Trouble arises, however, when John's house is burglarized, and the thieves ...
Style: dark
Plot: whodunit, betrayal, insomnia, self destruction, paranoia, murder, obsession, self destructing
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Night Stalker (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An account of serial killer Richard Ramírez and his rampage in California during the mid-1980s.
Style: psychological, suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, rape, death, police, murderer, rapist, serial murder, maniac, violence, psychopath, brutality ...
Time: year 1980
Place: california
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42%
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: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, art student, strangler, slasher, crimes, psychopath, investigation, deadly, prostitute, obsession, mental illness ...
Time: 70s
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41%
Evil Judgment (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A girl starts her own investigation after the police fail to catch a local serial killer.
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, corruption, mansion, justice, maniac, violence, country, investigation
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39%
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Strangled (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Based on real-life events, this psycho-thriller is set in the provincial Hungary of the 1960s, when a series of atrocious murders shock the small town of Martfü. A psychotic killer is on the prowl, who continues to slaughter young women while an ...
Style: psychological, suspense, captivating, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, woman strangled to death, investigation, murder, strangulation, psychopath, death, crimes, hunting, danger, violence, deception ...
Place: hungary
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35%
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Terror Stalks the Class Reunion (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful young detective goes to the rescue of a teacher kidnapped by a former student.
Plot: murder, obsession, teacher, class reunion, high school reunion, tape over mouth, kidnapping, hostage, danger, investigation
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35%
Thesis on a Homicide (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Roberto is a specialist in Criminal Law whose life is thrown into chaos when he becomes convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has committed a brutal murder right in front of the Faculty of Law. Determined to uncover the truth he begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, investigation, crime, mystery, crimes, teachers and students, professor, police, suspicion of murder, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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35%
 6.3
 16K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, germany, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Bricklayers (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When a worker is found murdered on the construction side, the investigation swiftly turns from things criminal to the political circumstances surrounding the building itself. Widespread corruption and neglect by the builder himself are seen to have ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police brutality, janitor, death, corruption, poverty
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33%
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Papertrail (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A burnt out detective follows the trail of a serial killer who sends him messages about the murders.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, twins, murder, deadly, investigation, woman in danger, obsession, who done it, danger, mystery, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, serial killer, investigation, mystery, chases and races, crimes, danger, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, legal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, rape, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
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30%
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Surveillance (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An FBI agent tracks a serial killer with the help of three of his would-be victims - all of whom have wildly different stories to tell.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, sadism, police station, fbi, surveillance, hidden identity, police corruption, dishonesty, mass murder, characters killed one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska
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30%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 158 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, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, mystery, crimes, mind game, gory, deadly, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Nobody Knows (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Su Jung, a 16-year-old high school student, is brutally murdered by a serial killer. Her friend Young Jin gets to take a phone call from the killer and says that she’ll find and kill him. Over two decades later, Young Jin has become a police ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful, macabre
Plot: serial killer, revenge, investigation, cruelty, surveillance, peril, maniac, crimes, chase, obsession, bullying, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Zodiac (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, investigation, maniac, crime, paranoia, code, journalist, uncover truth, crimes, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oakland california
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29%
Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: psychological thriller, clever, psychological, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: fbi, maniac, serial killer, true crime, investigation, mind game, human monster, violence, murder, crimes, manipulation, psychology ...
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29%
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I'm a Killer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Inspired by true events from the 1970s, the story revolves around a young detective who becomes the head of a police unit focused on catching a rampant serial killer of women, nicknamed 'The Silesian Vampire'.
Style: suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: suspect, serial killer, murder, investigation, trial, husband wife relationship, police, false accusation, lie, murder suspect, prison, bare breasts ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
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29%
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Solace (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic doctor, John Clancy, works with an FBI special agent in search of a serial killer.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychic, psychology, police investigation, supernatural, fbi, murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, premonition ...
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29%
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True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, amateur detective, murder, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Blackout (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a quadruple murder several years before.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, slasher, investigation, psychopath, murder, stalker, memory loss, obsession, couples, deadly, danger, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, investigation, track down, deadly, haunted by the past, mystery, murder, danger, death, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, crimes, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, russian empire, murder, train, danger, political intrigue, romancing a criminal, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.8
 11K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, graphic violence, crime, police detective, confined, crimes, chases and races, obsession, vigilantism, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Death on the Nile (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Style: suspense, artsy, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, agatha christie, belgian, crimes, deduction, tragedy, alibi, arrest, murder investigation, lie ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%