Movies like I Am Not a Serial Killer

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I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
 6.2
 12K
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fifteen-year old John Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. He’s obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn’t want to become one. Terrible impulses constantly tempt him, so for his own sake, and the safety of those around, he lives by rigid rules to keep himself “good” and “normal”. However, when a real monster shows up in his town he has to let his dark side out in order to stop it – but without his rules to keep him in check, he might be more dangerous than the monster he’s trying to kill.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, bleak, tense, twist ending, interesting, dark, bad ending, talky ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, sociopath, adolescence, teenager, winter, thanksgiving, gps, embalming, hunt down, supernatural, research, teenage hero, psychological thriller, christmas, halloween, psychopath, snow, high school, stalking, troubled teen, gore, tracking device, christmas eve, small town ...
Place: minnesota, midwest

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Most similar movies to I Am Not a Serial Killer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and scary films with plots about murder, serial killer, violence, psychopath, brutality, blood and death mostly in Horror, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like I Am Not a Serial Killer: Summer of '84 (2018), The Ugly (1997), The Clovehitch Killer (2018), Halloween (1978), The Dead Zone (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 20K
Summer of '84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: murder, neighbor, surveillance, friendship, child killer, serial killer, basement, suspicion, psycho killer, paranoia, walkie talkie, teenager ...
Time: year 1984
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 3K
The Ugly (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, hospital, murder, slasher, mental institution, psychologist, mysterious character, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, psychoanalysis, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A teenage boy begins to suspect that his wholesome, all-American dad is actually the serial killer terrorizing their small town.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, gothic ...
Plot: serial killer, father son relationship, dark past, investigation, church, psychological thriller, friendship, fear, teenage boy, mysterious villain, murder, double life ...
Time: 1990s
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.8
 203K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, slasher, psychopath, violence, small town, psychiatrist, masked killer, evil, teenage life, mental patient, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.2
 54K
The Dead Zone (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural ability, destiny, dark hero, coma, supernatural, changing the past or future, heroes, investigation, serial killer, murder, tragedy, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, maine, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 18K
Nightwatch (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, suspense, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, mind game, murder, crimes, protagonist as suspect, danger, dishonesty, deadly, frame up, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The legend of that creepy masked-man, Michael Myers, comes to life once again in this fourth installment of the successful horror franchise. This time, it's Michael's niece, Jamie, who can't seem to escape her crazy uncle. With ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, halloween, murder, slasher, blood, good versus evil, attic, evil, ambulance, niece, masked killer, knife ...
Time: 80s
Place: illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 10K
Intruders (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Anna suffers from agoraphobia so crippling that when a trio of criminals break into her house, she cannot bring herself to flee. But what the intruders don't realize is that agoraphobia is not her only psychosis.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, agoraphobia, revenge, female protagonist, violence, plot twist, brutality, obsession, murder, incest, tied feet, death of brother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 12K
Maniac (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: model, serial killer, gore, violence, prostitute, stalking, psychopath, shotgun, rage, park, killer, sadism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.4
 767K
The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, scary, surreal, bleak ...
Plot: isolation, supernatural, insanity, danger, evil, hotel, ghost, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, psychic, family in danger, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: colorado, usa, oregon, denver colorado, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 25K
Cry_Wolf (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, slasher, high school life, prank, school, friendship, death, psycho killer, crimes, nobody believes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael Myers. And now, six years later, Jamie has escaped after ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, psychopath, serial killer, halloween, small town, death, niece, evil, supernatural, vengeance, gory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1989, 1990s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, danger, torture, serial killer, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 76K
Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: tense, scary, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, home invasion, deaf, slasher, masked killer, isolation, murder, disability, blood, survival, alone, trapped ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sometimes They Come Back (1991)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, scary
Plot: ghost, high school, murder, family in danger, haunted by the past, supernatural, bully, tunnel, train, deadly, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, vengeance, psychopath, violence, loss of spouse, revenge, crime and punishment, track down, cat and mouse, extreme violence, mercilessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 33K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, manipulation, crimes, parents and children, sociopath, deception, disbelieving adult, problem child, rivalry, rescue, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, japan, asia, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 5K
The Hand (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jon Lansdale is a comic book artist who loses his right hand in a car accident. The hand was not found at the scene of the accident, but it soon returns by itself to follow Jon around, and murder those who anger him.
Style: psychological, scary, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, obsession, vengeance, crimes, mind game, deadly, psychopath, rivalry, family in danger, stalking ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Lady in a Cage (1964)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman trapped in a home elevator is terrorized by a group of vicious hoodlums.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, scary ...
Plot: elevator, psychopath, prostitute, mansion, murder, isolation, crime, kidnapping, serial killer, prison life, captivity, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 60s
Place: australia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 62K
Christine (1983)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, vengeance, chase, objects come to life, survival, supernatural, bullying, murder, brutality, betrayal, violence, classic car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1979, 1950s, year 1957 ...
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 103K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, danger, fear, murder, woman in danger, lifesaver, cell phone, control room, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 347K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, macabre, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, serial killer, violence, insanity, schizophrenia, survival, mercilessness, teenage girl, paranoia, psychiatrist, held captive ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dead of Winter (1987)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A fledgling actress is lured to a remote mansion for a screen-test, soon discovering she is actually a prisoner in the middle of a blackmail plot.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: danger, attic, isolation, couples, deadly, prison life, prison, missing person, couple relations, love and romance, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality programmers at DangerTainment, and are planning to send a ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, maniac, psychopath, mental institution, vengeance, media, computers and web, contests and competitions, student life, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 3K
Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is a sympathetic recluse with severe social problems, an addiction to VHS action films and a horrible moustache. Occasionally he snaps and murder is the result…
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, watching a video, recluse, violence, police, prostitute, pub, strangulation, council estate, british man, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Henry likes to kill people, in different ways each time. Henry shares an apartment with Otis. When Otis' sister comes to stay, we see both sides of Henry: "the guy next door" and the serial killer.
Style: scary, sadistic, disturbing, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, incest, maniac, murder, blood, rape, strangulation, prostitute, extreme violence, killing spree, video camera ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, midwest, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 8K
Terror Train (1980)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A masked killer targets six college kids responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier and who are currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, train, college, slasher, serial killer, revenge, stalking, prank, psychopath, masked killer, mask, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 11K
The Stepfather (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A seemingly mild mannered man -- who has just murdered his entire family -- quickly adopts a new identity and leaves town. After building a new relationship with a widow and her teenage daughter, he struggles to hide his true identity and maintain a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, serious, psychological ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, maniac, investigation, psycho, murder of family, shower, real estate agent, widow, teenager, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, psychopath, murder, torture, violence, cannibalism, cruelty, gore, blood, gory, chainsaw ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.3
 4K
Madman (1981)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At a summer camp for youths, cocky pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the backwoodsman who has returned when his name was called.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, summer camp, slasher, psychopath, stalking, murder, camp counselor, forest, supernatural, danger, crimes, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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