Movies like Death Note 2017

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Death Note (2017)
 4.5
 65K
Death Note (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
Style: serious, bleak, exciting, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: death, notebook, mind game, violence, police, adaptation, fbi, betrayal, chase, plot twist, mass suicide, supernatural, deity, crimes, injustice, murder, ruse, revenge, twists & turns, cheerleading, conspiracy theory, kiss, caucasian, police investigation, limousine ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle

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Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and intense films with plots about murder, crimes, death, violence, police investigation, mentor and revenge mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Death Note: The Killers (1964), Cleaner (2007), After.Life (2009), Gone (2012), Kiss the Girls (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, comic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, crimes, vigilantism, serial killer, supernatural, goth, interpol, investigator, rivalry, moral ambiguity, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, betrayal, neo noir, murder, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 36K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, police investigation, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, cover-up, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 34K
After.Life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following a terrible car crash, a woman (Christina Ricci) awakes to find an enigmatic mortician (Liam Neeson) preparing her for burial.
Style: mind bending, psychological, bleak, offbeat, twist ending ...
Plot: afterlife, mysterious character, dealing with death, danger, couple relations, mystery, supernatural, talking to the dead, death, life & death, mentor, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 39K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, twist ending, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, paranoia, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, danger, haunted by the past, track down, vigilante, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 59K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, investigation, who done it, mystery, serial killer, forensics, murder, violence against women ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, washington d.c., usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, dedicated lawyer, vengeance, legal action, mission of murder, secret society, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 14K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, falling in love, mystery, obsession, crime, surveillance, school, small town, police investigation, dangerous attraction, blindness and impaired vision ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, cynical, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police shootout, drug addict, drug overdose, beating, crime, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, resort, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, police investigation, manipulations, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, special agents, internet, fbi, torture, website, violence, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 49K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, crime, profiler, psychology, twists & turns, police detective, violence, maniac, agoraphobia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, emergency room, medical research, doctor, frame up, uncover truth, morgue, surgeon, british, murder, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 121K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intellectual, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, corruption, police, uncover truth, innocence, hostages, conspiracy, murder, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, danger, captivity, kidnapping, confined, crimes, deadly, survival, gory, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 36K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, murderous pair, cons and scams, on the run, homecoming, crime, crime gone awry, crimes, partners, murder, robbery, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, violence, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, homicide detective, death of daughter, corporate crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 23K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, suspense, enigmatic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, investigation, danger, death, crimes, mysticism, man with no name, lawyer, violence, mystery, paranormal phenomena, mind reading ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Spain, South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A tight-knit team of FBI investigators, along with their District Attorney supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, intense ...
Plot: investigation, missing child, murder, crime, mystery, uncover truth, haunted by the past, fbi, dishonesty, obsession, life is a bitch, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: usa, los angeles, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, secret, violence, prostitute, mind game, police investigation, drugs/alcohol, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Killing Gene (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: There is something horribly wrong with the bodies found in the dark city streets. Some are mutilated while others have the Price equation (wΔz = Cov (w,z) = βwzVz) carved into their flesh. Detective Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, investigation, serial killer, torture, violence, police, police investigation, master criminal, death, chase, psychological trauma, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 150
The Echo Game (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A young mother must protect her daughter from a rogue scientist on a murderous rampage to steal the girl's psychic powers for herself.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, mind bending
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, supernatural ability, deadly, chase, parents and children, danger, family relations, killer child, kidnapped daughter, bodily possession, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 80K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crime, police investigation, revenge, drugs/alcohol, urban, vigilantism, dirty cop, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 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, woman in danger, murder, fear, lifesaver, underground, control room, cell phone, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.3
 24K
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: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychiatrist, fbi, murder, psychopath, car chase, riddles and clues, crime, chase, psychotherapy, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 61K
Unfriended (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: While video chatting one night, six high school friends receive a Skype message from a classmate who killed herself exactly one year ago. A first they think it's a prank, but when the girl starts revealing the friends' darkest secrets, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, vengeance, teenager, internet, violence, death, skype, high school life, youth, one night, betrayal, suicide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 92K
Saw VI (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Special Agent Strahm is dead, and Detective Hoffman has emerged as the unchallenged successor to Jigsaw's legacy. However, when the FBI draws closer to Hoffman, he is forced to set a game into motion, and Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, violence, murder, mind game, captivity, gory, goth, death, trap, secretary, police investigation, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 117K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, revenge, violence spree, dark hero, righting the wronged, murder, noir, police, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 6K
Deceived (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the supposed death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. After his supposed death, strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's past. Developments ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: stolen identity, bigamy, intrigue, amateur detective, crime, serial killer, violence, betrayal, mystery, investigation, mind game, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 69K
Horns (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, a young man awakens to strange horns sprouting from his temples.
Style: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, vengeance, uncover truth, danger, murder, protagonist as suspect, death of girlfriend, false accusation, deadly, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, turkey, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%